Celebrating Moms, Celebrating Women

This post by Gayle M. Irwin During my presentation and book reading last Saturday at the Natrona County Library, they sat next to young children or held babies in their arms. On the drive a few short hours later to a different community’s bookstore, one sat in the back seat of my vehicle next to … Continue reading Celebrating Moms, Celebrating Women


My Name is Leonard

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction My name is Leonard. I am a beautiful, buff male kitten, if I do say so myself. I haven’t had much of a life up until now because my sisters and brothers and I were turned over to the Humane Society. I had to share a big … Continue reading My Name is Leonard

The Cat Lady* Writes Again

Posted by Kathy Waller   You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does -- but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you'll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw. Ignorant people think it's … Continue reading The Cat Lady* Writes Again

Of J. C. Penney, Robert Redford, and a Return to Civilized Dining

* * * * Posted by Kathy Waller *********************** Writing this post won't be easy. Sixteen pounds of Ernest lies across my right forearm, pinning it to the arm of the recliner. He's on his side, positioned so he can turn his head and, with a moonstruck expression, gaze upside-down  into my eyes and/or reach across to pat … Continue reading Of J. C. Penney, Robert Redford, and a Return to Civilized Dining

Bad Decisions

This post by Jennifer Flaten   Let’s just call this when animals make bad decisions. Last night we took the dog on a nice long walk. After the walk, she was clearly ever so tired. Normally, she stretches out on our bed or *gasp* the floor, but not last night. No last night she decided … Continue reading Bad Decisions

Banana Split Two Ways

This post by Jennifer Flaten This is a short story I wrote awhile back. It fits nicely in with my letter "B". Enjoy! Banana Split Two Ways Part One Shuffling into the kitchen, Lucy glanced at the counter. Something was not quite right. Lucy stopped and looked again. There was definitely something wrong but she … Continue reading Banana Split Two Ways

Lessons We Can Learn from Cats

This post by Gayle M. Irwin As many of you know, most of the time I write about dogs. It’s not that I don’t like cats, it’s just that I seem to be “more successful” writing about dogs. I have five different stories published in five different Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and each … Continue reading Lessons We Can Learn from Cats

Lazy Dog

This blog post by Jennifer Flaten I don’t care how old you are, it will always feel wonderful, and a little naughty to turn the alarm off, rollover and go back to sleep. Since, today is the start of the kids’ thanksgiving break, I got do just that, the alarm went off, but I turned … Continue reading Lazy Dog

To the Rescue: Part 2 – How to Help Pets in Need

This post by Gayle M. Irwin As far back as the mid-1800s, people in the United States rallied to the plight of animals. In 1866, Henry Bergh founded the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the first North American-based humane society. Nearly 150 years later, the ASPCA remains a fighting force … Continue reading To the Rescue: Part 2 – How to Help Pets in Need

In Praise of Cats by Abbie Taylor

This post by Abbie Taylor. The first poem I ever read by Marge Piercy is “In Praise of Joe” which can be read here. This poem, about her addiction to coffee, inspired me to write “Ode to Dr. Pepper” which I posted on my blog here. In case you’re wondering what Dr. Pepper and coffee … Continue reading In Praise of Cats by Abbie Taylor