All things change.  This is the one reliable constant we have in this life.  It is also one of the scariest, for it urges us to prepare to change and brace for change simultaneously.

I have experienced several changes in my life stream lately, not all of them good.  I think turning Golden (50) was superb, as I’m still here.  Losing a treasured furry son was not so fun, but survivable because I’ve six other cats and a young dog to ease my pain.

Said pooch, Carmelita by name, made three trips to the vet thus far this year while mama made four in all.  Her first was for her annual exam, a toenail clipping, and her shots.  The second wisit was to give her littermate Happy Cat his checkup.

This was not a fun occasion as I learned he had hyperthyroidism. The vet assured me that it was not unusual for felines to become hyper thyroid-wise as they aged. It was not reassuring because that meant I must keep a close watch on him. Sadly, he passed away a few weeks later, likely thanks to his metabolism.

My third visit was to take Carmelita in for foxtail removal (nasty things those) from her ear. I brough in her Cousin Sneeze Louise because she is Happy’s last surviving kitten and nearly the same age he was. I wanted to be sure that her thyroid was okay, which it is.

My fourth trip in was for the vet to remove two foxtails from Carm’s nose and another from her ear. I wish a plague on all foxtails and their immediate removal from the environment, so we do not go through this again. Though if recent signs are correct, it is already far too late and Carm will again be visiting the vet for foxtail removal.

Now, for this new phase I mentioned. I am the proud proprietor of a greeting card store. It resides at Greeting Card Universe (  I have a boon companion and best friend Sunny who also has a store there.  Her link is  Please drop in for a visit if you’re in need of unique cards to commemorate your special occasions.

That’s it for this blog! Live long and prosper!



About authorflora

I'm celebrating my Golden Year on the planet, having turned 50 on Jan 03 2011. I'm open-minded, but no sieve, so please watch your language.
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