“Over the Hill” Party

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We recently had an “Over the Hill” party for the male that has been in my life the longest.

I was fresh into my 1st apartment when he moved in with me and he was a bit of a bad seed. He had behavioral issues and my mom was not thrilled about him.

(You should always listen to your mom…they just know about these things.)

But I couldn’t let him go, so he and I have been together for 20 years now.

If you had told me at 24 years old that I would still have this guy in my life, I probably would have gone into a panic. There was no way that I was interested in that kind of commitment.

But 2o years later we are still together and we have had quite a history together. A celebration was due.

He’s scruffy now and cannot hear, but it serves him well in our kid-friendly home.

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Happy 20th Birthday Raja!

He is still beautiful and full of spunk, at least once or twice a year. He tolerates me and my craziness. Every time I have to reorder his 16 lb. bag of prescription cat food, I consider a smaller bag, then go for the big one deciding that I can donate any leftover food. That was like three or four 16 lb. bags ago.

He needs nothing, as is often the case when you have lived a full life. But this Christmas he was thrilled with cat nip and scratch pads, things that he had not used in the last few years.

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And then he needs a nap.

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His favorite hobby has always been being outside, although he has had to accept supervised visits because I cannot let him go out on his own.

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He loves snow.

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and eating grass.

Here’s to many more lives, Raja, since I am sure that you are only on your first one!

(and no, he did eat any chocolate cake…that was for us…but did you notice the animal print candles? He he he…)

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Gifts for Dogs from Dog Lovers

The fun part of ordering from catalogs and online sources is that I receive all sorts of crazy catalogs in the mail because I must be on every marketing list. Since catalogs are my main source for gifting right now, I enjoy it and it gives me a variety of material to peruse for gift ideas to share with you that you probably do not run across in your everyday wanderings.

Like these gifts below.

I currently am a cat owner but I am an all-around animal lover. I received a catalog for dog gear and had a great time checking out the stuff from “In the Company of Dogs”.

Here are some things I thought you might like…you know that your dog is a part of your family and that you buy presents for them…

http://www.inthecompanyofdogs.com/Search.aspx?txtSearch=wizzer

$29.95 for Designer Wizzer Belly Band (My favorite is ‘Wiz Claiborne’…)

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http://www.inthecompanyofdogs.com/Search.aspx?txtSearch=washable%20diapers

$24.95 for Male or Female Washable Wonders Diaper
$29.95 for Pkg of 10 reusable microfleece insert pads for extra protection

These cracked me up, probably since I am still in the diaper phase with my own wee ones (well, one of them any ways)

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http://www.inthecompanyofdogs.com/Search.aspx?txtSearch=traction%20control%20socks

$12.95 for set o 4 Traction Control Socks
$19.95 for set of 8 Traction Control Socks

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$19.95 for The Wipe It (drool catcher neck towel)

Tuna Can Cat Bed from Rakuten

http://www.rakuten.com/prod/cat-supplies-kookamunga-krazy-can-cat-bed-13-x-13-x-8/233159580.html

$16.99 sale price

This cat bed made me chuckle 🙂

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