How our dog and cats live together

Of course cats and dogs can get along! True, strange dogs don't trust cats they don't know. Cats are inclined to run away from loud dogs when they meet them outside. Our cats don't trust strange dogs, but will happily let our dog snuggle up to them. They are also happy with visiting dogs, as long as they are well-behaved in their eyes. How did we manage to make the cats accept our dog? Both our cats are rescue cats from a local shelter. We picked them up separately. First we got our girl, who...
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Long distance

It's not so much a 'long distance relationship' thing, though we did have to go through that phase for a while. It's more a 'being apart for a week' thing, when F. has to be away for work. And it's just weird. Especially since we did the whole 'long distance relationship' thing before. Now I feel as if I have to be just okay with it, because it is only a week and we can keep in touch much easier these days. But still. Fun it ain't. Why is it that when you are in a relationship you get that at...
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Thoughts on getting a puppy

Getting a puppy has been on my mind  since I moved out. But when you work fulltime and are living alone you know you can't offer the puppy all it needs. Besides working long days, the apartment I lived in was too small. It was too small for the cat I eventually got, too. But somehow you fool yourself into thinking a cat won't mind. It didn't become a possibility to have pets until we moved in together and got a slightly larger house. For the puppy we wanted to get a house with a small garden. An...
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New blog

How do you even start a blog? What's the best way to open it, with the first blog post? And how do you decide anything you do or think is share-worthy? I dunno. It's like the dreaded blank page. That moment when you have to decide where to put the first pencil line. Or the first sentence of the story you want to tell. And then there are so many more things to decide, such as categories, layout, images to use, and how you're going to fill the potentially endless blank pages ahead of you. Is...
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