The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Our Family

I often joke that I love all God's creatures...except for the people.  Anyone who really knows me will tell you that's absolutely true.  DJ & I don't have any children, or even plans to have children anytime soon, so these are our babies.


Ripley is a lab/pittbull mix who doesn't even know she's a dog.  Although she has a very ferocious bark, she's terrified of everything & has been known to hide under DJ's wheelchair when we get visitors.  She loves to eat cat food & sleep in bed with me.  DJ has had her since she was a puppy, so she's never been abused or neglected in any way, but her trademark orphan face would make her the perfect Animal Rescue League spokesdoggie.  She's my loyal, loving hemroid, & I wouldn't have it any other way.


Scooter is DJ's cat, & our only boy.  We'll never know if anything is really wrong with him because he meows at the top of his lungs ALL FREAKING DAY.  I believe that he purposely rolls around on our dirty garage floor because he knows I can't stand it.  I can't really complain though, because he takes a shower with me everyday.  No, really; he gets in the shower with me & sits under the water...everyday.  


Weezer is the naughtiest of our pets.  She feels it necessary to help herself to any food (from Cheerios to lettuce) you have on the stove or counter.  If you chase her away from something she's interested in, she cops a 'tude & squeaks as she runs.  If ever you're working on something, that will be the exact moment she decides to be a lap cat, & good luck trying to get her to leave you alone.  She's been known to pin DJ down in bed so he can't get up in the morning...which I have to admit is really funny.


From the moment Kiki came home we knew she belonged with us.  The very first thing she did was claim the bed & pick a fight with the dog.  She is a little diva who will stop whatever she's doing the instant one fur is out of place.  Kiki has no respect for personal space & often chooses to nap on the laptop keyboard while DJ & I are using it.  So if  I'm posting less, this is probably why.