Monday, February 27, 2017

Eddie's Story, or How I Failed as a Cat Mom

If anyone had asked me yesterday morning how I felt about cat adoption, I would have told them that cat adoption is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I took my responsibility to love a cat forever seriously. I would never, ever consider getting rid of my cats.

Two hours later, my husband and I found ourselves trapped in our bedroom, talking to police, with our own cat trying to kill us on the other side of the door.

This Happened On February 26, 2017 at 10:52PM


Had to say goodbye to our furbaby today. Though he was a sweet cat most of the time, Eddie has a history of random redirected aggression with people and nonrecognition aggression with his sister. He went after The Man today (drawing blood, again: see older IG posts), and we soon found ourselves trapped in a bedroom with him trying to murder us on the other side of the door. We had to have animal control come to cage him, and we finally came to terms with the fact that our home cannot be his fur-ever home. Despite years of working with him and providing for him, our love wasn't able to make him less unpredictable or terrifyingly aggressive. We returned him to #salemfriendsoffelines (Salem, Oregon--a no-kill shelter) today with his favorite toy, a blanket, food, and huge pieces of our hearts. If anyone with cat experience can help him with a child-free, pet-free home, we would dearly appreciate it. #loveyoufureverbuddy #cats #korat #koratcats #catsoforegon #catneedshelp #pleaseadopt #adoptacat #catadoption #nokill #aggressivecat #sweetkitty #loudestpurr via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mBN0Ao

Friday, February 24, 2017

This Happened On February 24, 2017 at 02:24PM


I inherited my grandfather's stamp making business today. Was going through some of his old ledgers when I spotted these interesting stamp images. Through the early 1980s, Grandpa supplied @mtnhouse with their package identification stamps. Wonder if he got paid in food? Yum! #oregonfreezedry #mountainhouse #flashbackfriday #missyougrandpa via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mmasSZ

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This Happened On February 15, 2017 at 02:21PM


Week 6 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Was a quiet week overall, and I got some serious paperwork done. We are still caught up on our #bibleinayear plan, and I ate a ton of fruit and veg this week. #adulting Also #bingewatched the first three seasons of #madmen. Graphics from #freepik #bulletjournaling #bulletjournal #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #bujo #bujolove #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kLmsfi

This Happened On February 15, 2017 at 02:07PM


Week 5 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Patch wall holes:" I mounted my computer screens to the wall with an awesome dual screen mount. The first time was in a stud that didn't quite work for my setup (a smidge too close to a wall) The second time was not in a stud... and both monitors ripped out of the drywall anchors and crashed onto my desk right in front of me. #neednewpants The third time was into another stud. Thankfully the holes were small. #lessonlearned #diy Also, #tea anyone? Images by #freepik #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujojunkies #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2lj1VT3

Thursday, February 09, 2017

This Happened On February 09, 2017 at 12:43PM


New #peanutbutter AND new #homemade #strawberry #jam on the same day! #jackpot #pbjsandwich #pbj #childhood #adulting #thebest #myfavorite #oregonstrawberries #noneofthatjarredcrap via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kxlAxr

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

This Happened On February 01, 2017 at 01:35PM


Week 4 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. Well, after not being able to turn away from the newsmedia circus, I did some chores this week. Non-political, necessary, rewarding chores. #sickofpolitics #getbacktowork #handwriting #housewifelife #freepik #bulletjournaling #bulletbinder #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #leadbyexample via Instagram http://ift.tt/2jZJyAX