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Help The Humane Rescue Alliance 

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DC’s Humane Rescue Alliance needs your help.  Adopt a cat or dog today or donate!  
http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/blog/posts/help-us-clear-the-shelters

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You Can Teach An Old Cat New Tricks

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This is too cool for school.   Still trying to teach Koko to “High Five.”

 

 

 

Visitors

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It has been more than a month since Jean Claude slipped out the house for a pack of cigarettes or mouse treats maybe.   CCL and I are hopeful he will return.  Koko seems to be getting used to life without JC.  She has a variety of toys to play with and regularly visits me in my home office.  She also interacts with my friends when they visit.  This morning two squirrels played in my back yard as she and I  watched from the window and a Cardinal also swept down from the sky and walked the back yard for a bit before flying off.   Earlier a bird perched on the window seal just outside my bedroom.

 

The Bird on the Window- Sill (Right)

The Bird on the Window- Sill (Right)

 

 

 

Validation

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Right now KoKo the domestic shorthair and Jean Claude the black Bombay are at my house. They want to be rubbed and petted. Sometimes KoKo constantly.  Humans are like that as well.  Oprah, the mega mega media mogul and interviewer was asked what was common among the throngs of famous folks she interviewed “They all, after the interview she replied,”wanted to know if they did all right. ”   From Mother Theresa to President Obama, we all need know if we are “ok” and if we did “ok.”   The need  for validation is something we all share.  Certain political figures and entertainers need it  more than most but make no mistake – we all want it in some form.   The applause ,the  polling numbers , the Tony the Oscar, the Gold Medal- the job, the second date, the hello or the smile. We all seek the pat on the head, the OK that we are ok.  Actor George Saunders character in the the 1951 Classic, ” All About Eve” said “We are all born equipped with little horns – to announce our presence.”   As humans we want to know we are valued, admired.    Hatred in its shallow and most visceral form invalidates us with messages that we are  somehow not ok whether if it’s  because of the color of our skin or who we worship or who we love.

Recent events worldwide show us we must go back to the Source.  Hate invalidates us all – God loves us all the same.

 

Jean Claude and Koko

Jean Claude and Koko

There is Nothing Like The Real Thing But

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Saw this article recently in the New York Times on Hasbro Joy for All Cat