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

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Dressing Up Doggie – Halloween Costumes and Our Furry Friends

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Here’s a blog post similar to one I wrote for my own site last week. I hope you all enjoy it. Today’s the day (or night) that goblins and zombies take to the streets. It’s the spookiest of holidays, and during this season, Americans love to spend money on … Continue reading Dressing Up Doggie – Halloween Costumes and Our Furry Friends

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

Miles of Memories – Part 1: Four-Footed Friends

This post by Gayle M. Irwin My husband and I recently returned from a nearly 4,000-mile journey through several states as we visited friends and family. The journey brought back many memories as well as reconnections with people I hadn’t seen in many years (more on all that next week). Some of the memories stirred … Continue reading Miles of Memories – Part 1: Four-Footed Friends

Be a Champion for Pets

This post by Gayle M. Irwin “Her body has scars all over it,” the woman named Susan says at the beginning of the film trailer. “I don’t know how she survived or why she survived…. but she did.” Susan is speaking about her dog, Little Red. Both are featured in “The Champions,” a documentary about … Continue reading Be a Champion for Pets

A Tribute to Pets

This post by Gayle M. Irwin “The road to my heart is paved in pawprints.” Such a sign hangs on our livingroom wall. No truer words were ever written or spoken when it comes to this lady. Since I was a child, animals have captured my heart, from dogs and cats to zebras and koalas. … Continue reading A Tribute to Pets

Flood the World with Kindness

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Be Kind to Animals Week began this week. I originally thought it ran through Sunday, May 10, which happens to be Mother's Day; however, within a week, I found a new website that says it runs until Saturday, May 9th. Either way, this special week overlaps the weekend we … Continue reading Flood the World with Kindness

Finding a Story within the Story

This post by Gayle M. Irwin   The past few weeks I’ve met and interviewed members of our armed forces. I’m writing stories about Vietnam veterans who live in Wyoming. The stories will be published online, in a special newsprint edition, and possibly in book form. I’m honored to be part of this special project! … Continue reading Finding a Story within the Story

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