On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Why didn't I think of that?

Every now and then I hear about a great idea. This morning, when I glanced at the front page of the Sonoma Index-Tribune, I couldn't help but see this charming photo and was compelled to read the accompanying article.

This gist of it is that a small grant was procured to help shelter animals get adopted and, at the same time, find a way for budding authors to get published. You know those descriptions of animals in public shelters - "Daisy, a loving cocker spaniel, likes to play with balls and chase frisbees. She enjoys children, but does not get along well with cats..."?  Well, this local project lets elementary kids write the descriptions and the newspaper publishes their work on the kids' page, a regular feature.

You can't see it from my blurry photo, but the caption under the picture says the student is interviewing this cat, one with special needs. Tell me that's not awwwww quality!


  1. Oh DEFINITE AWWWWWW... shelter pets are so loving... all our cats and 3 of our dogs are rescues... so I know from experience how much they can enrich your life.

  2. Hi Elaine -- And they HAVE enriched my life - the 3 dogs, the cat and even the 6 chickens.


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