Crazy 8 Mercury Retrograde

Today has been a doosey.

As these following things occurred I couldn’t help but ask myself “What in the heck is going on ?” I typed into Google “What’s Going on in the Universe ? My answer came. Page after page of  information on “Mercury Retrograde “

It’s going to turn you inside out. You may be wondering why you feel like hibernating.

ahha‘ moment

Should have known. “New initiatives surrounding home and property are best left for a better time.”

No kidding ?

Yesterday I took back the metal running wheel. After research I realized it wasn’t safe. I had ordered two wheels last week.The Flying Saucer wheel came today. It was green, I had ordered purple. No problem as I was just glad it came. Hempy was stressed last night looking for his wheel. Back and forth he ran. Finally he just made his nest and went back to bed early.

Today I did a spot clean on his bin and added fresh bedding. I didn’t want too disturb his day slumber. I made him a basket for him covering it with the top from his old cage. No openings, safe or so I thought. I picked up his sleeping den and placed it inside along with a hanging water bottle and some fresh food. I put the entire basket on the kitchen counter away from any drafts.


After his Bin was ready I went too the kitchen and got the basket. I put him in the bin still safe and sleeping in his igloo. For some reason I decided to lift the top of the igloo and say Hello to him.He was not in it. I immediately went into panic mode and started moving the bedding around thinking perhaps he was hiding under it.  Having three cats roaming about my first thoughts were not very optimistic nor promising.

Hempy Houdini had escaped from his covered basket and time was passing.. I found him and China on the kitchen counter. Hempy was standing with his dukes up as if too say ” Make My Day” .

A Canon Moment I couldn’t catch. I had too get Hempy back to his bin.

He went straight for the “Flying Saucer”


I hugged China for not having Hempy for a snack.

On to next scenario.

Indigo Betta fell from top of two dressers that are stacked. The vase slipped out of my hand. Three cats roaming about, no time too lose.
Water everywhere. My floors are very clean. Indigo back in his refreshed vase  of water swimming about. It seems he escaped unharmed due too very quick maneuvers on my end.

I hugged China for not having Hempy for a snack.

I am exhausted.

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Sad Feat

I know most of you have heard of the movie “Happy Feet”  ~A story about penguins in cartoon animation. I loved that movie.

This past week was not a very good one in my little animal kingdom.

My Betta Cosmo died at the old age of 15 months last Wednesday. Then my cat China somehow got one of the parakeets seed doors open and attacked my little Bows on Thursday. I rescued her but she was found on the cage floor Sunday morning. Cat saliva is toxic too birdies and I guess she died from that or the stress of the attack.


Inside me is a child
One that looks up at everything with a twinkle of awe in my eyes

This child inside is very much a part of me

She keeps me smiling and greets a sunny or rainy day the same

Thoughts of playing in the sand, jumping in ocean’s waves

The child in me is crying

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Cats and Parakeets




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RIP Lil Birdies.

R.I.P Buttons and Bows

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All my little animals whether it be a fish, bird or cat hold special memories for me in my heart. I know some would say but it is just an animal. This may be true, but they are living creatures and they bring much joy too my life.