Winter in Texas

Winter’s End?

roof drips
snow sparkles
birds sing like it’s spring.
the bright sun
brings high spirits
to the cold morning. 

heavy frost still lies
in the shadows.

cat sits on the porch,
cabin fever outweighs
cold, wet paws.

shreds of snow shrink,
to be gone by mid-day.

I’m looking forward
to complaining
about the heat. 


For the good of your health, Get A Pet!

As if we need an excuse to have a pet, here’s actual medical reasons to have a furry companion. Especially for seniors (you know who you are.)

Bark Time = everything and nothing

*By Gemma Harling

You may think being a pet owner is stressful, dogs chew up their beds (and everything else), rabbits dig holes and cats, well, they are plotting to rule the world so are basically uninterested in doing what you want them to do. But, what may actually surprise you is that pets are actually good for your health.

Of course there is the physical benefit of taking dogs for a walk, chasing an escaped rabbit and the occasional game of hide and seek with a hamster, but the health benefits of pets go way beyond this.

Pets have been proven to lower your blood pressure, the stroking of a pet is a relaxing activity that keeps a person calm and stops their blood pressure getting out of control. Plus, if it is a person that has made you mad you could all stroke the cat in a Bond…

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