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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Gypsy Keen

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  Gypsy Keen

Age:  3.5 years

Location:  Southeast Virginia

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What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  My parents discovered me behind their business when I was around 2 months old. My dad saw me first.  I was shivering and thin, and I just wound myself around his ankles and meowed at him.  He doesn’t know too much about kitties, so he was afraid to try to pick me up.  He called my mom on her cell phone (she was inside the building), and she came outside.  When she saw me, she immediately reached down and picked me up. She could tell I was friendly – and scared. She cuddled me and talked sweetly to me. I fell in love with both of them immediately. 

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I just knew from the beginning.  They tried to determine if I belonged to someone: they put up flyers, called the vets’ offices and the animal shelters. But, the entire time, they were loving me and taking care of me.  After a few days, they decided that I was theirs and took me to the vet to be checked. Thankfully, I got a clean bill of health!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Well, I have completely shredded all the office furniture….(used to be) nice leather chairs…. thankfully, my parents haven’t punished me.  And yes, they bought me a nice scratching post. But I still like the chairs.  Oh, and if anyone leaves the bathroom door open, I play in the toilet and then leave paw prints all over EVERYTHING. 

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Paws down, that would be my dad. And here’s why: I came to be their shop kitty in August, 2013. A few weeks later, my dad’s father became ill and passed away.  My dad still came to the shop everyday during the time, but sometimes, he wouldn’t really work. He’d sit in the office at his desk, and I could tell he really needed me. So I would climb up on his chest and lie there and just be there for him.  Our picture was even in the local newspaper (my mom sent it in).  I still lie on his chest sometimes, but I’m much bigger and heavier than I was then, so it’s not quite as comfortable for him. But he still likes for me to do it.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  When new customers come to their shop, they don’t realize that I am really the boss there.  My mom even bought a plaque for me that says: “Boss Lady”.

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


Posted by on 04/06/2017 in Spotlight Thursday


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How to Learn Your Lesson – Snorts

Knowing that daddy used to work in mental health, this is so hilarious and makes so much sense.  What do you think my friends?  Anyone want to be 15? 


Posted by on 03/31/2016 in Bacon


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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!

Hello friends!  

The week has finally come to tighten up the ship and get busy.  Our visiting friends left us last Friday so last week was a bust in changing our way of eating.  Trust me – the places we visited and the food we ate was definitely out of this world.  We will be highlighting that on Wednesdays during the next month for Travels of the South.  It is so worth looking for.

So with that behind us that means this week means business.  We went to the market yesterday and got everything ready for eating clean.  Hopefully next week, we should be at a better place and the scales should be happily DOWN for a change.  Thanks for sticking with me my friends.

How did you do this past week?


Posted by on 02/29/2016 in Journey with Friends


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Name That Product/Company and/or Jingle – ANSWERS

Edition 3 –

Name That Product/Company and/or Jingle!

Here are the answers from yesterday’s posting.  How many did you get right?


  1. Time to make the doughnuts.  Dunkin Donuts
  2. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.  Almond Joy/Mounds
  3. Rolling back prices.  Wal-Mart
  4. It’s finger lickin’ good.  KFC
  5. Let your fingers to the walking.  Yellow Pages
  6. Expect more, pay less.  Target
  7. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.  Timex
  8. A diamond is forever.  Debeers
  9. Does she or doesn’t she?  Clariol
  10. Melts in your mouth not in your hands.  M&M

And the winner is:


Posted by on 07/09/2013 in Bacon


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You Know We “ALL” Have to Do “IT”

It’s a fact of life. Something that we don’t really want to talk about but I’m a happening pig that’s going to discuss it. You know – the bathroom.. going potty.. using the litter box.. one or two – snort.

This picture is very similar to Bashful’s bathroom. Hey, I know he’s a pet rock but he has needs to. He likes to do a little scratching and have fun things to play with in the box when he does his business. He’s lucky though, his ‘business’ blends in with the rocks so you really don’t see it.

I’ve been watching the cats use their litter box and I’ve learned something new. Do you know when they go, they like to cover it up with the litter. I found this fascinating. I’m not sure why but I do. I watch them through the kitchen gate in awe. I thought I would try it out. My potty patch is in my bedroom so I tried covering it up after I potty. Totally fascinating. Dad got worried because he thought I wasn’t using the bathroom all day. Then mom came home from the worky place and saw what I did. She laughed at me and thought it was humorous. A pig covering up his business. Hey, it beats the old wives tale that pigs are unclean – snort!

ooohh and P.S. Don’t even get me started on Mouse Girl the Maine Coon purr thing.  Mom calls her Sasquatch for a reason in terms of the bathroom – snort PLOL (Piggy Laughing out Loud!)


Posted by on 05/19/2013 in Bacon


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