For Humans

For those who live with and love animals as family members, this is a major tell. I don’t need to say another word.
peanut butter jar on counter
For those who don’t live with and love animals as family members, the easiest way to get pills down our dogs’ throats is to coat them with peanut butter. Job done.
Because we’ve been on pill duty for the past month, to avoid confusion over which jar was the dog peanut butter jar vs the human peanut butter jar, we labeled them.

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By |2019-01-08T16:41:42-04:00January 15th, 2019|Just Dogs, Life|0 Comments

I’m a Good Laugh-er

One of the great things about the holidays is, of course, getting to spend time with family. (That is if you like your family, and I like mine.)  It’s always a blast to get to spend time with my younger brother, Eric, and his oldest son, Jason. Two more naturally funny people don’t exist on the planet. They are pee-in-your-pants, fall-on-the-floor-laughing funny.

It’s a real gift—the ability to make people laugh. I wish I had it. But I do serve an important function. In the words of my daughter, “I may not be very funny, but I’m a good laugher.”

So with a Ha ha ha and a Ho ho ho, wishing you and yours […]

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By |2018-11-19T13:02:52-04:00December 24th, 2018|.Cait and Me, Life|0 Comments

What If — Everyone Started the Workday Dancing?

When I spent some time in India, there were many things that were striking. But one that I found most so was when I visited a friend’s office and he asked me to join in on their lunch break. Thinking I was just signing myself up for more curried dal and roti, I said sure. Then riotous dancing broke out and everyone—and I do mean everyone—joined in. The sheer joy of it can’t be translated. But I can tell you, everyone went into their afternoon work with great energy.

Seeing this video reminded me of that. I posit that anyone who owns a company should immediately implement this as a new tradition. I dare you to watch this and not feel […]

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By |2018-11-18T20:31:05-04:00October 28th, 2018|Life, What If|0 Comments

There’s a Word for That

You know how it smells outside after a rainstorm? There’s a word for that.

Dog after rain

Petrichor [pe-trahy-kawr, ker] is the distinct smell of rain in the air. Or, to be more precise, it’s the name of an oil that’s released from the earth into the air before rain begins to fall. Specifically, Webster’s Dictionary defines it as:

  1. a distinctive scent, usually described as earthy, pleasant, or sweet, produced by rainfall on very dry ground.

Who knew?

And why might I be fixated on this scent and therefore with finding this word?

Because the word that I can’t find is for the smell of pet urine that becomes especially strong when the air is damp.

Sorry to set […]

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By |2018-09-03T21:39:24-04:00September 18th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

Planet Earth Team Humanity

messy cakeWhen did it happen that we’ve come to live in a time where it has somehow become socially acceptable to publically behave badly by expressing anger and frustration, and a willingness to harm others. Whether by yelling, name-calling, flipping someone the bird, or worse threatening someone’s integrity or safety.

And, conversely, showing signs of sensitivity and vulnerability are frowned on as being weak.

Not an upside down cake I have any interest in taking a slice from.

What if we remembered to start doing and saying even tiny, decent things instead?  What if we extended the great power of kindness and compassion, and remember that we’re all on the same team–Planet Earth Team Humanity.  Now there’s a […]

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By |2018-08-30T14:43:45-04:00August 28th, 2018|Life|0 Comments
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