Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Fluffy being Best Cat Ever, originally uploaded by estacey.

Sorry I've not updated this. I've been very busy! I hate to neglect this, because I know how frustrating it is to check and check someone's blog and see over and over that they've not updated it. Ahem, ahem, Dawn & Beth. I have job stress and seem to now regularly be cleaning after THREE cats, one of whom pukes on a regular basis because he overeats on a regular basis because I don't think he's come to terms with the fact that there is ALWAYS A FULL FOOD BOWL IN THIS HOUSE. Fluffy is still an "outdoor" cat, mainly because I do not want to accept that I've had three cats. But I can't make him stay out in the rain, though, and it's been raining every day.. So Fluffy has gotten quite comfortable, sleeping in bed with me and everything. He's seriously The Best Cat. Elliot just wants me to give him tuna and Kitten wants nothing to do with me. Fluffy loves me, though. :) Kitten's not too happy to have another cat around, since she's terrified of everyone, but Elliot likes to wrestle with Fluffy and seems to think his tail is a toy. That's fun to watch - Elliot chewing away while I just wait for Fluffy to react. Anyway, that's all for now!

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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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