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Sunday Pawzing: Thoughts From The Week (9/12/21)

Happy Sunday! I am trying some new things. Today I wrote a post in a newsletter/document sort of way. Just click the image to open it up. πŸ™‚

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Sunday Pawzing for Angels of All Kinds

Happy Sunday everyone! I am so excited to share this post about a recent follower, Alice. Alice shared the following photo of her and Coconut with me. I asked her for more information regarding the comment she left with this picture and this is what she said: My precious, rescued sheep are my angels and […]

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Sunday Pawzing to Encourage All to Keep it Cruelty-Free

Hello all. Happy Sunday! I want to start featuring some of my favorite products. What does this have to do with animals? EVERYTHING! The products I want to share are cruelty-free. There is no need to put animals through the torture they endure for us to use household items. If you’re a believer in God […]

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Rainbow Bridge Rememberance Day

Sharing an older post on this Rainbow Bridge Rememberance Day. Honoring Lost Pets Is there a furry family member you’re remembering today?

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A Black Cat With Personality!

24 August 2021 at 08:00
Her name, now Norie, comes from the Japanese name Nori, the black algae used to wrap sushi. I am one of the growing number of people who admire and love black cats. (I love all cats but am partial to black ones). Nori belonged to my second son and his wife for her first year … More A Black Cat WithΒ Personality!

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Black kitten with older silver cat.

Black cat with protective cone on neck.

I am invisible here, you can not see me.

Norie with her mixed prizes.

Black cat smiling at bubbles.

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Pets Are For Life

So much of this happening right now and it’s so sad that people did not think it through when they brought them home. We must remember animals are not objects to just be bought and returned or thrown out like garbage. This kind of selfishness and irresponsibility is causing them harm.They are living, feeling beings, […]

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Sunday Pawzing for Cats😽

Happy International Cat Day!🐈 They are the best!❀ and for a Sunday funny…

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Neglecting The Signs

Hello all. I did not write a Sunday Pawzing post today. Sundays are the day I set aside for writing posts and I try to keep them on the β€œlighter” side. But since I am not currently writing posts during the week, and this is what is on my mind, I wrote about domestic abuse […]

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Sunday Pawzing to Keep Cool Because it is Jungle Hot

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back & relax. It’s been a pretty hot summer here. I hear this will become more β€œnormal” with the changing climate. I guess we’ll see. This past Friday it was in the 90’s along with a dew point in the 70’s. When did I move to the jungle? I am […]

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Independence or curse?

21 December 2019 at 11:15

Goldie from Floating Gold recently attempted a writing prompt which I also found interesting.

Write a story about beans in 99 words, reduce it to 59 words, and reduce it to 9 words and rewrite the final story into 99 words, no more, no less.

I was curious to attempt it myself but had a different narrative in my mind. Instead of β€˜beans’, I choose to write about β€˜scooty’.

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Here’s my take-

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While riding my scooty in full traffic on a winter night, I recalled a conversation.

β€œWe think you should start going to the office by car.”

It’s not that far away.

β€œYou should understand, it’s not safe.”

There’s traffic on the roads all the time.

β€œBut you are a…”

Β No, I love my scooty. I have been riding it for 6 years now. It makes me feel free.

A small road patch with no traffic and dim street lights comes.

β€œThey raped and murdered her after deflating her two-wheeler’s tyre,” the journalist’s voice I heard last week horrified me.


59 words

I was riding back home on my scooty last night. Over the years, the scooty has become a symbol of my independence.

Suddenly, a fear struck. β€œWhat if someone spreads nails on the road to puncture its tyres?”

They trapped her in a similar way.

It wasn’t the darkness of the winter night that sent shivers down my spine.


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My scooty: Symbol of my independence or a curse?


99 words

She was enjoying the chilly winter winds as she rode her scooty back home. They were going to complete six years together soon- she and her scooty. She never realised when she became so much attached to it. It was not only a means of transport for her but the beginning of her adulthood.

Just as she took a left turn at the crossroads, the night became darker. A jerk from a pothole she couldn’t see scared her. For the first time, she felt unsafe on her scooty. The news of Disha rape-murder case made her question her freedom.


It did not seem like a stupid task to reduce the word count and then increase it. Instead, I found out how I could narrate one thought from different perspectives. Sticking to the word limits was definitely challenging. Rewriting the final part in full length took some thinking as I felt that I was out of new perspectives, but third-person narrative came to my rescue.

Sunday Pawzing To Show Off Pets

It’s Sunday and it’s also β€œPet Photo Day” or what I like to think of as simply β€œShow Off Your Pet Day.” I have a video (instead of a photo) of Cino below where she is playing with her favorite toy mousey. I keep a basket of toys under a table in the living room. […]

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Sunday Pawzing Not For What It Is But For What We Do

It’s Sunday and in the U.S. it’s a holiday! Let’s face it we all love a holiday as this means time off work and a time to celebrate. But let’s take a look at how we celebrate. We spend time with family & friends, enjoy a meal together, maybe go to the lake or a […]

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Sunday Pawzing To Just Hang Out

It’s Sunday! A great day to just hang out and get refreshed and recharged. Iβ€˜ve had some time off this past week. It was time for Cino’s annual exam which is always a bit stressful. She, of course, doesn’t like it, and that makes it stressful for us too. We had to do curbside for […]

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For The Love Of Cats

Finally! I was finally able to finish the video I was working on two weeks ago when I ran into all kinds of software/computer trouble. It so happens that today is Cat World Domination Day! So it worked out ok because what a perfect day to share it. 🐱 I put the video together in […]

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Technology Exhaustion

Hello friends. I put together a post for today and have ran into technology problems that have turned into an entire day long project. To say the least I feel just as Cino looks…exhausted. The problems are with my desktop computer where I do all of my artwork and blogging from. Not sure if they […]

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Sunday Pawsing to Discuss Candles/Scents & Our Pets

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back & relax. It is so nice to kick back with the scent of a nice candle but have you ever thought about how it affects our pets? I have been working on replacing my candles since learning about how paraffin wax is not as healthy as a natural wax […]

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Sunday Paws: Great Helper

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back & relax. Reading is one way of relaxing. Below is a conversation between Cino & I when I was reading last night. Cino: What are you doing? Me: Reading my book. Cino: Ooooh…what’s that string looking thing? Me: That’s the bookmark so I don’t lose my spot in the […]

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