Perfect Feline Deserves Perfect Food

I have been on a mission to find a healthy choice for my oldest cat Minnie. She was a petite cat at 11 months when I adopted her. Very few health incidents other than a fairly bad Upper respiratory infection a few years ago. She has lost all her large canine teeth.

Minnie will be 13 in February. She’s my heart.



Adoption Day (11 Months old Feb 2004)


Before China she was getting Fat (2011)



Minnie at 12 years of age

China, my youngest having found at my door step 4 years ago is a very robust, beautiful coat and literally will eat anything she finds. She especially likes dust bunnies Smile


China at 4 years of age

The problems with Minnie started around the same time as China’s arrival. Stress related IBS.

Can you imagine having the runnies every day for all these years?

I have been keeping a journal on my mission.

She seems much improved.


No wet food for three days and I notice with just the Science diet for sensitive stomachs she has less runnies and not as many crying scenes nor vomiting.

Than I read that it is one of the worse foods for a cat.
So my research is back in full swing.

Anything that will help my Minnie.

I tend to favor products that are made in our country (USA)


8:56 AM 10/23/2015
Vomited this am.
Feeding more often but less at each feeding.

2:25 AM 10/25/2015
Pudding Plop Puddles =   Runnies and crying

She is very fastidious and never leaves any messes for me to clean up.


7:28 PM 11/2/2015
Minnie seems to be doing a bit better, she still weighs barely 10 pounds.

8:12 AM 11/6/2015
She loves the Natures Variety.

Licks the bowl clean and isn’t demanding to be fed constantly.

The BEST Canned Foods for your Cat

Top brands that I use include


Tiki Cat – the kinds with NO FISH

Pure Vita

Hound and Gatos

Soulistic, some grain free Wellness and some Merrick Pate Perfect Bistro.

Please note that not all of these are carrageenan free, and most have BPA in the can linings.

This is my  go too when funds do not allow the quality foods I have starred here

Fancy Feast Classic


Sheba Pates


Nature’s Logic – All canned formulas

*Nature’s Variety – All “Instinct” formulas

From “Four Star” Grain-Free

Newman’s Own Organics Grain-Free Canned Cat Food – All “grain-free” varieties
Note: The “Newman’s Own Organics” non grain-free formulas DO have both carrageenan and guar gum

Weruva – Cat’s In The Kitchen pouches
*Party Animal Organics “Tom Cat Turkey Recipe

The Power of Nightmares


It is not Religion as the media would have you believe. The U.S.A. uses religion to motivate the “national religious passions” and they do an excellent job of it.

The Name of this Destructive scenario is Politics and Power ~ Fictitious Media reports propagate Fear in the

majority of persons ~ Those with the darkest imaginations have the most Power.

The War on Terror~The Fear of a Future with impending Doom, an imagined Future.


There was No weapons of mass destruction in IRAQ.

There were no secret caves of elaborate resources in Afghanistan.There was no Al-Qaeda before 9-11.

The Wars began.

Which resulted in an overwhelming loss of humankind.The Killing massacre of innocent children and persons fighting for their beliefs.

You never see any Politicians, Priests, Popes or otherwise religious entities in the War Zones. Ever thought  about that ? They make The Rules don’t they ?

9-11. What do you believe ?

Who was really responsible ?

Do you have Faith in our Government ?

This a must see. You may believe differently afterwards.

On the radio with DJ freshvintage

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How did we get on this subject ? Vintage is the one thing I would desire too spend money on.

Remember what is new too you today will be worth some bucks in a Vintage Way years from now.

At any rate. The subject came up because a person posted a photo of his self with his appendage draped across a towel. He advertised it as a towel Holder for females only.

Seriously, I do not recall how we jumped on these two conversations.

I really thought it was a towel holder and wondered why he hadn’t given it to my daughter instead of selling it ?


In the meantime I hung Halloween witches, ghosts, pumpkins, and skeletons. Three of the plastic cats have already fallen.

Put catnip on the fake dog and mouse that is the size of Hempy and China was in fear for her life.

Guess she favors a real cat attack.

Source: On the radio with DJ freshvintage

2Cynthia_Sig_Aqua copy~says…I love the fangs

Time to Ride

Since having my bike repaired I am able to ride and enjoy. Today was Day 1 of my plan to get my stamina built up for the Zombie Ride on the 25 th of this month.


This was my 30 minute ride today.

Two Sundays

Last Sunday

Wow, it’s been a weird day. It started out fine.
I love sitting in my director’s chair feeding all the creatures that come too greet me. Especially on the weekend with no hustle and bustle of the school kids going off on the buses that come one by one to pick them up. The garbage collector doesn’t run either so those horrid sounds are not missed. Coffee in hand, it is a beautiful Sunday morning. The sky an azure pastel as it starts to brighten up the day. It is so interesting watching the cats so amused and yet fearful to step even an inch out the front door which I am thankful for. It is quite in the apartment. I can still hear frogs and crickets from the bedroom window. The heat of the day has begun.

Dreams entertained me until I heard a faint “I love you , Mama” as Rhea was going out the door to work at 2:45. When I did get up it was 3 in the afternoon.
So, I am feeling a bit odd. I evidently needed to sleep. The other night I had nightmares. I woke Rhea calling out to “Mommie” over and over. No one could hear me in my dream.
Than several others that have went the elusive way of dreams.
And when I do sleep soundly, it seems like I dream the whole entire time.

It’s like going to a movie that lasts all night.


This Sunday

Last Evening

A very loud crash, the birds were just covered and than BOOM. The silverware tray I had attached to the wall with all my nick-knacks and smaller crystals came down when Minnie’s frame fell off the wall striking it. I suppose when I covered the parakeet cage the cover perhaps rubbed the frame the wrong way.

The cats woke me with crying like they had not been fed in days.

Put the crystals and other nics on the other wall.

Drama continues, too many holes in the cheese.

The Baby shower was nice. I sat out on the lounge and watched the waves come off shore.

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Soul’s Window


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Eyes are literally the windows to the inner most aspects of our personality and character traits.  If you look into someone’s eyes, you can easily tell if they are scared, sad, or worn down inside.  But if you look even closer, you will also be able to see what kind of psychology and personality that person has.

Eyes are literally a window into people’s souls.

Window to the Soul

I have always had a fascination with eyes. A book that hasn’t been read. A person’s eyes can be as revealing as opening and reading that very first page.

Your interest is heightened with each turn of the page.

Have you noticed how a baby’s eyes are so big and wide ? They seem to want to take in as much as they can and just as quickly.

Eyes that seem to twinkle. If you look at baby photo’s and than photo’s of the individual as they age you see the eyes do not change.

Your face as it ages makes the eyes seem smaller and further apart. In actuality they are the same size they were when you were three months old.

You just don’t look as adorable.

Your eyes have lost much of there sparkle and crow’s feet have taken up residence.

They have seen many things.

Pain can easily be seen in eyes. Lack of sleep makes the eyes look tired and darker. Drugs and alcohol dull your eye shine.

Just as eyes seem to light up at times when a loved one is present.

The dullness is all too clear when something or someone is lost too them.

The sparkle seems to dissipate and tears fall freely.

Iris biometrics which is highlighted in the amazing film “I Origins” it reminds me that our eyes are in fact similar to a fingerprint.

The pattern uniqueness of the iris is spoke of in Jeff Carter’s TEDxKC  Extreme Identity.

Starting at 4:54

“An iris scan is really the ultimate in security. To give you an analogy—fingerprints would be the floppy disks; an iris scan is the solid-state hard drive.”


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My Eye Age 17 Senior Photo

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Blog Time Out


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I received a message in a dream last night. I was in the shallow Mangroves at Snipes Point. It was a beautiful day. The skies were blue and the bellowing clouds seemed to speak too me. I kept hearing the words~Time and Out.

So, I am heeding the advice.

Be Back Soonish I am sure Smile



This is an PNG file and works great in emails on white background. It is floating. Here, not so. It has a WHITE Background and BOX around it. I do not like the BOX. My WordPress THEME (iTHEME2 THEME) used to have the option in customize to make it Light or Dark. White on black, or black on white. Now it is just the dark. I never cared for the light but it would make the transparencies pop more. It’s my favorite theme since I made it my own. So, I do not want to change it.

I am really hating these border crossings


Unknown Web Photo (Music in my Mind)

I’m trying new learning curves and the best way to do it.

Lots of Trials and Errors.

Oh and I know about the code to take out the box.

Photo from where you uploaded it too. Copy the html and insert.

At the bottom

Like this:

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 See, it looks see through when I write the post than after posting has the box around it and dark background. I am too confused. My brain is dead.

I feel like my hamster on his wheel running in circles. It’s a gif file so he runs the wheel.


Another try at something:

This clickable link below takes you to a preview of transparencies on a white background.

It is from my other blog Salt and Sand


Traffic Light Rule of Interaction


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Can we have a bit of whine and cheese with that please ?
The Traffic Light Rule of Interaction

I know for a fact I talk too much. I’ve been told to Shad Up on more than one occasion.

Wine really brings it out of me, like the intensity of water cascading from a waterfall.

I just have so many stories, experiences.

My dad was a great story teller. I could listen for hours the way he described situations. I miss his spirit, his enthusiasm for life.

His laughter.