Happy Birthday Watson and Introducing Raven

Yesterday Watson celebrated his 10th birthday! It was a bittersweet day, as it was his first birthday that he celebrated alone, without Crick here to celebrate too. It makes me sad that Crick didn’t make it to see double digits. Watson celebrated his big 1-0 with lots of pets and snuggles and crunchy treats, which […] →Read more

Slightly Past Halfway Through The Year Check-In On My Goals

So I only set 4 goals for this year, because trying to make any kind of plans beyond basic things like eating food and reading books back in January, when vaccines were just starting to roll out and everything was still so unknown, seemed like a fool’s errand. So let’s see how I’ve been doing […] →Read more

Light at the end of the tunnel

I can eat indoors at a restaurant with friends. My hockey league has re-started for a summer season. We’re allowed to travel to other regions within the province again – so are planning our usual trip to Kelowna for the August long weekend. My office is working on a plan to get us all working […] →Read more

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Today would have been my dad’s 76th birthday. He never got to meet Watson (and he wasn’t particular fond of cats, what with his being a bird man, and cats being bird murders and all), but here’s a picture of Watson is wearing a party hat! We1 had cupcakes tonight in Dad’s honour. I was […] →Read more

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Pfizer – It’s Not Just For Boner Pills Anymore!

Vaccines are a freaking modern miracle. Before we had vaccines, everyone just had to run the risk of catching potentially debilitating/fatal diseases and hope they didn’t catch them, and if they did catch them, hope they weren’t debilitated or killed by it. We are so lucky that we have safe and effective vaccines against so […] →Read more

Pandemiciversary

Happy “office covidversary” and “happy anniversary of the last party ever!!!!!” are two texts that I received this week that that would have been very confusing about 13 months ago. Similarly, I watched Hockey Night in Canada and the commentators were discussing vaccine effectiveness during the second period intermission of the Leafs-Jets game. Not something […] →Read more

Crick Snow (2011 -2021)

SNOW, Crick – Peacefully in the arms of her human on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the age of 9. Survived by her humans, her brother Watson, and predeceased by many frogs. Crick was a loving and spunky little cat. She loved to snuggle and knead, and was particular fond of climbing up on top […] →Read more

Crick the Medical Mystery Cat

When last I blogged about Crick’s health situation, we were waiting for our visit with the cat internist to try to figure out why her runny nose was getting worse. We ended up getting a scan of her head that showed the tissue in her nose was thickened, so a biopsy was taken for suspected […] →Read more

2021 (a.k.a. 4719) Starts Now

Just over a year ago, I called out 2020 for being sucky – and we all know how that turned out. There were high hopes that Jan 1, 2021 would bring an end to the suckiness, but we all know that didn’t quite go as planned. I mentioned the other day that I think the […] →Read more