Monday, November 23, 2009

Cute puppies

Don't tell me about your dog and her puppies. I spend my free time trying to stop the problem you are perpetuating.

Breeding dogs is irresponsible. Dogs are not cash machines. Don’t exploit them for your financial gain.

Take a look:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mark Twain:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Monday, November 9, 2009


This weekend, Aaron, Bella, and I went camping at Raccoon Lake! His parents were supposed to come along, but they changed their minds-so it was just the three of us. Bella was not a fan : ( She was scared of the fire, the flashlight, the lantern, the leaves rustling, and she threw up after our hike. She did seem to enjoy being outdoors (walking on the pavement, haha), chasing the bugs, and being with us the whole weekend. Next time, we'll know how to handle things a bit better. Here are a few photos:

Raccoon Lake while sun is setting : )

Me watching Aaron put up the tent....

His N' Hers

Wondering when we'll leave....

Look at those happy campers!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A whirwind of change...

A lot of good things have been happening lately.

I recently got a job with OneAmerica as an insurance underwriter. I used to drive past the building on my way to work in the morning, so it's weird to actually work for the company now.

Aaron and I decided that our income was a little too affected by seasonality, so I busted out the suit, updated the resume, and started knocking on doors. My bosses are so nice, and coworks nearby are really helpful, but there are so many things that I don't know yet. There is a steep learning curve, and I've been trying to soak up all that I can by asking questions and reading a text book I was given.

I also really miss seeing Bella at work every day. Even though she sleeps most of the day away, I enjoyed just knowing that she was there.

A little cat (who we named Chipper) wandered into my life recently. I spotted him wandering around Hix junkyard on the side of the road. Filthy but friendly, I picked him up, brought him home and bathed him. He's ready for adoption now-he's neutered and vaccinated. He is a great cat with a big heart, and although he's still getting used to being around people all of the time, he'd make a great companion. This is his youtube debut: If you'd like to adopt him, please let me know.

And if you thought you noticed that he is "missing" an ear, you'd be right. He had had ear mites badly before and scratched his ear until it became deformed. It causes him no problems-now it just looks cute! (I did have his ears treated as well)

At night, I worry about all of the other cold and lonely animals just like him that have no one to love them or care for them. Everyone deserves to be wanted, and although I know I can't change circumstances for them all, I hope I can make a world of difference for some.

Last thing: Aaron, his parents, and I are going camping this weekend! Bella's coming, and we've packed vegan hot dogs : ) I love compassionate camping.

So yeah, all good things-rescued a homeless, unwanted cat, found a great job, and going camping with my man and future in-laws.