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Remembering Maggie

What can you say about a 65 pound black Lab who thinks she’s a lap dog? She was well-loved and slightly spoiled – and she knew it.She was part of the family, jokes and all: Maggie was never a dog to play fetch. She liked to chase what you threw, but she’d rather tease and play tug-o-war than give it up to go chase it again.She loved to play with her blanket, tugging it off “her” big red chair and wrestling with it.  She wasn’t too excited about playing with her blonde buddy, Mindy – she preferred people.  She would nudge you with a wet nose, tease you until you grabbed (or stood on) the other end, and then play tug-o-war. Maggie would “talk” to Mom when she wasn’t getting enough attention, and our phone calls were often punctuated by a crescendo-ing aarrooooaahh.  She loved to chase wild turkeys and … Continue reading

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Homes for Cats

Hallelujah, Amen!  (We just sang that for Easter, and it was awesome!) Anyway, both Blinkin and Pumpkin found new homes this weekend.  After having signs up at the grocery store, where everyone puts everything in Zionsville, and having lots of people pull the little phone number tabs off but not call; after putting signs up in feed stores, especially for Blinkin who likes to spend most of his time outdoors; after asking friends and neighbors for months; I put an ad in the paper for free cats and got more calls than I imagined.  Partly because I said “neutered, 12, current shots” and people wanted to know if it was 12 weeks, 12 months or 12 years (it’s years), and were they male or female?  Doesn’t neutered automatically mean male?  Blaik would say, “What do you expect?  These are Hoosiers, after all.” So Blinkin has gone to a home with … Continue reading

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