Did you know that this month is Pup-Peroni® International Bacon Day Month? What better way to celebrate something that we all love and we know our pups love! Bacon is something that my household thrives on, especially my fur babies! … [read more]
I very clearly remember watching the news as the events of the school shooting in Newtown, CT unfolded in December 2012. My own family had survived a tragedy that year when our home was destroyed by a tornado in February. Fortunately for us, I had been the only one home (along with our animals) as my kids were all at school and my husband at work.
The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell has been released just in time for the holidays and would make the perfect gift for all the book lovers on your gift list. This fun read is full of smart, poignant and moving experiences that will draw readers right into the world created with deft precision by Mr. Mitchell.
Described as a real-life Mr. Popper’s Penguins meets Dead Poets Society, this tale describes the events in the life of 23-yr-old Tom Michell who travels to Argentina to become an assistant master at a prestigious boarding school. Were his experiences at the school the only subject, this book might be deemed boring by many readers. However, by chance, enroute to Argentina, Mr. Michell happens to find a penguin stuck in an oil slick off the coast of Uruguay. Of course, he saves the penguin, cleans him up and tries to release him back into his natural habitat. But, oddly enough, the penguin refuses to leave his rescuer. What else could he do but continue on to the boarding school, smuggling the penguin across the Argentinian border with him?
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With winter only a few months away, it is a great time to prepare for the cold weather. Just a few weekends ago, we were hit with rain and wind from Hurricane Joaquin. Thankfully we did not have flooding in our area. That Friday night, our power went out for a little over 5 hours. The power flickered off and on a few times around 8:40pm and then went out for the next 5+ hours after that.
My husband and I had just gotten married. We were both working full time and moved in to a nice size one bedroom apartment that fit our budget. Looking back, it was very roomy for the two of us!
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.Robert A. Heinlein
Pets. I can’t imagine my life without them. Ever. They love unconditionally, in a way that no human can. Not your Mom or Dad. Your husband or wife. Your children. Humans, even those who don’t hold grudges or have certain expectations of their loved ones, can love so openly as a pet can.