Author Archives: KiM

About KiM

Wife, mom to children with fur, book cover designer, photographer living in beautiful western NC, and author of books "The Friendly Floppy Ragdoll Cat" and "You Had Me at Meow"

Why didn’t I think of that sooner?

Here’s an atypical short post from me 🙂 We’re still working on the land is this ridiculous heat and humidity so during my time off I haven’t really felt like sitting at a computer.

I bought Tyler raised bowls a while back (glass or ceramic only no plastic) but he also likes water in other places and I want him to have water readily available. He’s getting older, and more arthritic (and deaf). Now he doesn’t have to squat to drink.

I was going to buy a single raised water bowl but I noticed a scratcher he no longer used, so I cut the ends off to make legs and set his glass water bowl on top. I did add another one to the floor just in case he didn’t like it but he did. The only issue is when I pick up his bowl to wash and refill sometimes he tries to get his 15-pound self on top of the old scratcher and I only used Elmer’s glue to stick the legs on.

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Pet food recall

07/06/2022Primal Pet Foods Inc.Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef FormulaPotential Listeria monocytogenesPrimal Pet Foods Inc.

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It’s my super senior (geriatric) boy’s 15th birthday today :)

He still runs and plays even if he pays for it later in the day when he overdoes it. He is still the neediest velcro cat we’ve ever adopted and I couldn’t love him any more than I do. He’s got us both wrapped around his big ole paws. His hearing has declined a LOT, and he got a “horny nail” thing but other than those nothing has really changed drastically. His nerves have eased up on the gabapentin and he still eats and drinks normally and his coat is still shiny and kept as well as he’s always kept it.

So thankful to have shared these years as his cat mom. I truly wish his sister had lived longer!

Yes, he got his favorite treats for his photo session.

If you enjoyed this post, my cover design or photography -please share. If you’d like to follow my blog, (which includes pet food recalls) and get an email when I post, just click on the “follow” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page or on the homepage.  You enter your email address, and you’ll receive an email confirmation in return. I do NOT share email addresses. To learn more about my book cover design, photography or the books I’ve authored— my first homepage on this site has all the links

and finally the kitchen on the 1 yr anniversary of getting our C.O.

I can not believe we got our certificate of occupancy a YEAR ago today. I feel like we just moved in. I also can’t believe it’s taken me a year to get to all the posts on the house we built and that we’re already working on the next one and final one…. but here we go – who needs a break anyway 🙂

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Windows, doors, studs and rain chains, oh my

This is mostly about what we did in the house we’re in now that we built and moved into last April, the alabaster modern farmhouse, but there are references to our past homes and what will be our final build, that we’re working on the land now while we WAIT on others to do what they need to do before we can really get going.

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