Saturday, September 13, 2008
  Chris in Bahia Honda

Chris in Bahia Honda, originally uploaded by estacey.

Random pic, because why not? :)

I was going to update my blog last night, but our Internet wasn't working. It would seem that the guy who came from DirectTV to fix the HD yesterday uhh.. disconnected our Internet. Used those cables instead of putting in new ones. So now we have Internet, and no Law & Order. I mean, no TV. Bah!


The little black kitten is in his new home! The cat expert was at the shelter the other day when I brought the kitten in to be vaccinated and told me that the other lady's estimate on the kitten's age was about 2 weeks off. He was only about 4 weeks old when he was found! It complicated everything as far as the adoption went, but the new mama was so happy about getting him that she didn't care, so we met up yesterday and I handed him over. I'm sad I have no kitten to snuggle with now, but am so happy that he has a new home.

To reinforce my desire to not have to take him back to the shelter, a cat died the other night while I was there. This kitten was sick, but still had a lot of energy. He was clawing to get away from the lady holding him, and one of the volunteers agreed to foster him to make sure he was getting food. She set him back in his cage, then a second later, he cried, and then he went straight into the death gasp. We were all in shock. About 10 minutes later, he was dead. He went from normal (although, yes, sick) and energetic to DEAD in about 10 minutes.

The shelter does the best they can, but so many animals together like that... They all get sick. I hate it. So I'm glad the black kitten was spared that experience.

Not much else going on. Chris is out of town for a work thing... I didn't go because we're going to Boston next weekend and Key West the weekend after that. So me and the girls are chillin' at home.

I do have a couple of things on my mind I would like to write about, but unfortunately, when it really strikes me to do so, I'm too busy. Seriously, my weeks are crazy.

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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!

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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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