How to Trap a Cat


I conducted a very scientific test today after I emptied a box of coffee pods. 

I dropped the box on the floor and said to my spouse “how long before there is a cat in the box?”  

The answer was just over 3 minutes.

I tried to research the answer of why Cats like boxes.   It seems that no one knows the answer other than to say cats are weird.  


A Success


Elvira and Slick have been with us since  August but I hadn’t been able to find them a home.   I had resigned myself to the idea that I would be cleaning up after 6 cats for the rest of their lives because I have become so attached to them after three months.    I  knew it would have to be a very special home for me to let them go.  I thought they were both more foster failures.

On Halloween a few of my friends came by to visit and one of them fell in love with Elvira.   She has found her forever home and will be moving next weekend.

She will have a loving home with my friend Becky, her son, and two senior cats to torment.

We are sad and will miss her but she will be close enough that we can visit her.  

Now we will have space to rescue another cat who needs our help. 

Becoming Cruelty Free

As an animal lover,   I feel that it is time for me to work toward becoming vegan.   It will be a tough road because I will be dragging a reluctant spouse and children along.  I will be doing it in slow gradual steps with the hopes that they really don’t notice.

One of the first steps that I wanted to try was switching to all cruelty free cosmetics.   You would think that would be simple.   It’s not!   Did you know that Shoppers Drug Mart only sells one line of cruelty free cosmetics?   The line is one of the most expensive in the store with a basic foundation costing $57.   I cannot afford that.

Walmart sells Flower cosmetics but I try to avoid Walmart as much as possible.

Giant Tiger sells E.L.F. cosmetics.   I purchased a blush and a lipstick from  them and I am quite happy.   Each of the items was only $4 which is very affordable.


Giant Tiger does not carry their foundation and the cost of shipping it to me would be more than the price of the product so I am still on the hunt for a cruelty free foundation.   I am heading out on the hunt now.  Wish me luck.