Archive for the ‘cats’ Category


Posted by Vicki on September 5th, 2015 under aspirations, cats, compassion, craziness, dilemma horns, friends & family, Funny things, love, priorities
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I have always wanted a dog. I would have been happy to have a cat, and now we have one, a cat we love. My Mom let us have those tiny turtles, goldfish, a 10 cm tortoise and a pair of gerbils, but nothing that could mess up the house and nothing that would require […]

Taking A Little Break

Posted by Vicki on July 31st, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, Bunnies, cats, Exercise, fond memories, friends & family
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So as my readers who are on facebook already know, the bunnies died. We did get them to a person who brought them to the wildlife center where injured and/or orphaned wild animals are cared for until ready to be released into the wilderness, and they lived for a short while, but ultimately did succumb, […]

A Baby (Newborn) Bunny

Posted by Vicki on July 23rd, 2015 under Bunnies, cats, compassion, Eating Behavior, Nutrition
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Mollie pointed to the floor, with a freaking out expression on her face. Oh, no, I thought. Another casualty courtesy of Catja. At first glamce, it looked like a dying mouse, crawling in a last effort to escape a painful fate. Catja had had this poor creature in her clutches and had almost, but not […]


Posted by Vicki on May 7th, 2015 under aspirations, Attitude, being a doc, career, cats, fond memories, friends & family, high fidelity, Lifestyle, love, philosophy, reflections in a golden eye
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Griping about things does not mean I am not aware of my good fortune. In my case, I think everything good that has happened to me harkens back to being born into my particular family. If i had not had my parents and growing up environment, I doubt things would have turned out so well. […]

Happy Birthday To Me! Post

Posted by Vicki on April 30th, 2015 under Attitude, cats, friends & family, Lifestyle, love, weight management, Wellness

This year, April 30, 2015, falls on a Thursday, my usual admin/catch up day on which I do not ever have patients scheduled. Intentionally, I scheduled no meetings for today, nor did I schedule much of anything. All I had to do was get up early for appt with trainer, which had to be changed […]

Cats and English Usage

Posted by Vicki on March 22nd, 2015 under cats, friends & family, Funny things, irritation, unmitigated frustration
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It is nice to have an affectionate pet for a change. I know, Catja has been our pet for almost five years already, but for the other part of my life, the only pets I knew were the likes of goldfish, turtles, tortoises, mice, gerbils and finally bunnies – and our bunnies were a rude […]


Posted by Vicki on February 15th, 2015 under Attitude, cats, love
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OK, God. You have outdone yourself. It is cold enough. Time for winter to be over. When it is minus four degrees, my hibernation instinct kicks into high gear. The only thing I braved the outdoors for in the past two days was the gym, because working out took precedence over comfort. Also, there was […]

Animoos and Annmoversaries

Posted by Vicki on January 25th, 2015 under cats, compassion, dilemma horns, friends & family
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We are about to watch Appropriate Behavior on Amazon because this is a totally lazy day. It seemed not lazy – chock full of activities. And even getting up early at 7 a.m. in order not to have to rush and be able to have a nice relaxed breakfast – the most important meal of […]

Alone Time

Posted by Vicki on December 18th, 2014 under cats, friends & family
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I am definitely a social being. I have been told that before age 1, I would toddle around Riverdale, where I lived till I was almost 3, and say “hi!” to anyone and everyone. I do thrive in an office setting, surrounded by all sorts of peops, most of whom I like a lot, and […]

Day Off

Posted by Vicki on November 26th, 2014 under cats, food!, friends & family, love
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I am very glad I took today off. But need to accept that sometimes a day off is really a day off. It is hard to accept that maybe an afternoon nap is an acceptable activity on a day off. Or that a five mile walk is ok. Or just sitting and thinking or reading […]