Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cats On Tuesday

This past year we had a mango tree which kept producing an incredible harvest of magnificent mangoes. There were so many mangoes constantly falling from this 'giving tree' that we attracted a large fruit rat which chomped on many of them. We didn't care because there were more than enough mangoes to go around. After the mango season was over, we wondered what happened to our fruit rat. This past week, we found out.

Anela presented us her gift of a very bloody mess of a formerly fat fruit rat on our outside carpet near our sliding door. My partner saw it first, and since I'm normally the one who cleans up after Anela, it would have been my job to clean this mess up. However, since I've been ill, the job fell upon my partner's shoulders, and he wasn't at all happy about the clean-up. However, Anela I'm sure felt very proud of herself because this rat was a BIG one, and she had accomplished her kill. We praised her. She's still got a lot of good 'mouser' in her even though she's growing older!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Waking-Up To The Radiation Hazards

Since my recent do-si-do with health, I have become even more diligent and dedicated to researching health issues. In the process, I've come across lots of astonishing, eye-opening information. I was aware to some extent of the hazards of cell phone towers, cell phones, and microwave radiation, but not the extent detailed in the article by Amy Worthington titled "The Radiation Poisoning of America". Even though this article is titled "....of America", this radiation hazard includes many other places in the world. This is a long, well-researched article with lots of links. I highly recommend it.

Click here to read it.

One of the links within this article is for an environmental consultation firm called Sage Associates which can monitor your home and business for EMF. There are also links for gadgets which you can purchase to do your own investigations.

Further posts on this blog will continue my research into what I consider information everyone should be informed about.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cats On Tuesday

Some people say pets resemble their owners. There is a website I've seen with photos of people with their pets right next to them that illustrate this point. Perhaps you've seen it? It's really quite amazing the similarities. I would add a corollary to this theory which is: our pets often reflect our state of health.

As some of you may know, I've been very ill for the last month, specifically the last two weeks which have been the worst. I've not been blogging very much, eating very much, barely talking, and have been trying to manage my health crisis. AND DURING THIS SAME TIME PERIOD, Anela has responded my turning her nose up at her morning breakfast of wet food--a breakfast which she usually gobbles down with zest. My partner has been concerned why she hasn't been eating her food! I know why. She's reflecting/mirroring back to me/us.

This morning was the first morning in several weeks in which I feel half-way normal. Breakthrough is happening. I'm feeling better. And guess what? Anela ate her whole breakfast bowl this morning! It was a sure sign to me that she/I are now on the mend.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Wordless Wednesday--Japanese Garden

Cats on Tuesday--Sleeping Safe

I couldn't believe it when I walked into our home gym and found Anela sleeping where she is in the photo above. Her back is up against our treadmill which was hooked up so that the maid could clean the rug underneath it. Normally our treadmill is down....and it's very heavy...and certainly not a place I would recommend our Queenie to rest. But she trusts us. She must! Or why would she choose this nap place out of all the cushie places in our home to rest? I shudder to think what would happen should the heavy top come unhooked if Anela were there! Oh well...Anela is still alive and well I'm happy to report.

You must check out this new breed of domestic, tame cats called the Ashera which is a blend of the bloodlines of the African Serval, Asian Leopard Cat, and a domestic cat! It looks like a mini leopard and supposedly is affectionate and intelligent . I'm quite taken with their beauty. The price: $22,000!

What does this price include? An Ashera delivered fully vaccinated with nail caps on its claws, a microchip identifier, an animal behaviorist consultation for a year, and a year of veterinary insurance.

Click here to view the Ashera cats offered by Lifestyle Pets.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Take A Giant Step Backwards and One Baby Step Forward

Yes, it finally happened to me, the one who is always healthy and strong! A bug, a virus, or 'something' has knocked our family on our collective ass's. Our symptoms: extremely tired, tight muscles around the shoulders and neck, headaches, and did I mentioned: tired?!

Today is the first day I'm even half-way back to my normal self, and after feeling so exhausted for the last couple of weeks, I am jubilant! Great, vibrant health feels so good!

Today I spent a long time stretching and re-connecting with my body which has felt all crumpled up-- like I was a butterfly coming out from my cocoon and testing my wings.

During this time-period, I also took a major fall, but thanks to my angels instead of breaking a leg or ankle, I'm left with nothing more than a big ass bruise. And I was minding my own business in our kitchen when one of the glass ceiling panels came crashing down and just barely nicked one of my toes. My angels are awesome! I suspect that the glass panel came loose when the 6.0 Mariana Islands earthquake (Oct. 7th) jiggled something over here on Maui. We're not all that far away!

Hey, in this Earth-Walk none of us are exempt from our share of suffering, but we can mitigate our suffering with gratitude. And I'm grateful for all the friends who suggested what works for them when they're feeling sick.

What's your solutions? Remedies? Sharings?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Cats On Tuesday--Halloween Arrived Early

How do you like the Halloween Cat Lady costume I created using Bless This Chick? Fun, uh?

Here's another early Halloween photo of Anela looking spook-tacular!