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Many of you who know me, realize that I have entered one of the toughest depressions of my life. In October I ended a very unhealthy, poisonous relationship with my partner and began a new chapter of my life. One alone.

The holidays were tough to get through. But I made them. The loneliness was unbearable, but I live with it daily. And with the loneliness has come a new freedom and a new desire to find myself again. Don’t we ever get too old to find ourselves? It seems like every so many years, we all go through a self revitalization once again. I thought I knew who I was at this point in my life, but I am finding that I have no idea who I am, what I like, and where I am going. That is a scary feeling.

Image of PyewackittOne of my solutions to help with my depression and my fear of coming home to an empty house was to get a pet. In December, the SPCA ran a special to adopt any pet at 70% off the costs. I figured the fates were telling me that this was the time to do just that. I needed a friend who would give me unconditional love and be there for me when I got home. I lost all faith in humans after the most painful and gutter ugly break up of my life. I went with two friends to the SPCA and a cat chose me. A wonderful seal point Siamese named “Pyewackitt” after the witches familiar in “Bell, Book and Candle”. Its a great movie with Jimmy Stewert, Kim Novak, Jack Lemon and a host of other notable actors and actresses. If you have not seen it, I recommend it highly. If not just for the vision of Kim Novak and her beautiful face and wonderfully styled costumes. Anyway, Pyewackitt looks just like the cat familiar in the movies, so it was an easy name choice.

A pet brings a love and fullness to your life that is hard to come by with other people. They depend on you. They look forward to seeing you always. They entertain you. And they sense when you are feeling low or not so chipper. And Pye is no exception to that. Very often he lays on my chest and licks the tears off my eyes, or just presses his mouth up against mine and purrs. A native American friend of mine said that cats have the ability to suck the darkness from our souls. That is why they purr and put their faces in our face. They are the animal healer. And truth to be told, Pye has made me feel a whole lot better. I enjoy coming home to him now. I look forward to waking up a little more each day. And I love watching Pye grow and bond more and more to me. He was the best investment I have ever made in my health.

Simply Clean auto litter boxLastly for today’s post I wanted to review a automatic litter box that I bought for Pyewackitt. Its called Simply Clean and its a complete waste of time and money. The basis of the litter box is that the kitty does their business in this round box that is slowly turning. The waste gets taken up a conveyer belt and deposited in a receptacle ready for disposal. No fuss, no muss. Right? WRONG. First thing is first, automatic litter boxes are expensive! This thing cost almost $90 and it was the cheaper of my choices. Its made of solid plastic and is based on an interesting idea, but not worth $90. Actually its not even really worth $20. The thing is noisy. The thing is very smelly and seems to attract odors way more than a standard littler box. And the conveyer belt gets jammed sometimes which means you have to mess with it to get it to work again. I would caution anyone to avoid this thing. Save your money for a good clumping litter and just use the normal litter boxes that depend on manual cleaning.

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Image of Buddy the Border Collie at the park.New studies are trying to show that sleeping with your dog or cat is dangerous to your health. Big surprise that you can get fleas or ticks from sleeping with your pets! And how much money did this study cost us?

The studies would like to show that too much interaction with your pets leads to all kinds of disease and physical ailments. Was this study funded by an Anti-Animal group? Most probably from the likes of the idiotic findings.

Man has slept with animals in close proximity from the time we first discovered fire and gay cavemen started paintings the walls of the tribes caves. Dogs slept with their nomadic tribal brothers. Cats slept with their Egyptian, pyramid building sisters. Sheep, goats, geese and ducks slept with their pagan tribes folk through all of Europe.

Truly, some diseases may be spread by dirty, unwashed animals in your bed. (Sounds kind of like a lot of men I know actually!) But the advantages of that deep, loving companionship with your dog or cat far outweigh any ludicrous study results.

The truth is, that more viral bacteria is carried in the human mouth, kiss or bite than in the saliva of your pet. Notice when a dog or cat has an injury, they lick that injury to speed up its healing. And it does indeed heal faster. Now try this study, pick up a one nighter at your local bar. Have the stranger lick one of your cuts or scratches. What? No? You don’t think that is safe? Well you are right. Your human saliva will impart many “special” unwanted gifts into the blood stream minus the healing effects. In fact, guaranteed that you will now get a nasty infection at the site of that silly little cut or scratch.

Moral of the story: Beware the french kissing stranger, and hug your dog instead!

 

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