• I'm Not Laughing. SERIOUSLY UNFAIR!

    Posted by Stacy Cole


    People with more than one cat have a bad reputation amongst folks who don't have a feline pet.  Three-quarters of those taking part in a recent Tidy Cats survey say they would describe the multiple cat owner as "a homebody."  Nearly 70-percent think people with two or more cats are "lonely," while 58-percent have the image of "crazy cat lady" for those with several feline friends. 

    A majority also think having more than one cat has a negative impact on the cat owner's home.  Three out of four respondents believe a place housing two or more cats would smell bad (not if you clean the litter box regularly!), and 85-percent think the bedding and furniture in the home would be coated in cat hair.  Your keyword is "WHAT" 

    Cats are great companions.  I think this is an old myth...I know a lot of vibrant, social people that have multiple cats.  It's a case of which comes first...the loneliness or the cat? Cats are loving and loyal--a lonely person would see the benefit of such an animal.  I'm sad that this perception is still out there.  There are certainly people that fit this stereotype but overall, this generalization is just unfair.  

    I'm not amused...Look at the picture above...That's MY SAMMY...he's the greatest companion ever...he is loving and interactive.  I'd hate to have missed out on such a creature for fear of being the "crazy cat lady!"

  • Serval Kitty!

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    serval kitty

    Me and Jack Hanna (and his lovely assistant-can't remember her name but she was a sweetheart).  I'm holding a two month old Serval Cat from Africa.  Beautiful...Thank you to the Grand Theater in Wausau for bringing such great shows to our area....Your keyword has NOTHING to do with the show but it's "VIKINGS"


  • Feline Called for Jury Duty

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    jury cat

    We all know jury duty is just about impossible to avoid, but what aboutpurr-y duty? An East Boston cat and his family are determined to find out. Sal Esposito, a cat, is expected to show up at Suffolk Superior Court on March 23, reports The National Ledger.

    Anna and Guy Esposito, Sal's owners, were stunned when they received Sal's jury summons in the mail, reports MSNBC News. Anna tried to disqualify Sal, but the jury commissioner rejected the appeal. (your keyword is "dork")

    The couple thinks the issue stemmed from an error on the last census form. Just like any other member of the family, Anna listed Sal under the "pets" section. "I just wrote 'Sal Esposito', scratched out the 'dog,' and wrote, 'cat,'" Anna told MSNBC News.

    If the issue isn't resolved by Sal's court date, Anna will have to bring her cat to the jury box to serve his apparent civil responsibility. 

    Will the feline juror have his own opinions about the case or will he be a copycat?


    Posted by Stacy Cole


    Recording artist Wyclef Jean is using text messages to raise funds for earthquake relief efforts in his native country.  According to the "Los Angeles Times," text donations made Wednesday have already helped the Hatian-born singer raise more than 400-thousand dollars for the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. 

    Jean and his Yele Haiti Foundation teamed up with the Miami-based Give on the Go campaign for the project after Tuesday's magnitude seven-point-zero shaker.  They are urging people worldwide to donate five dollars to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting the word "Yele" to the number 501501.  The money automatically gets added to the donor's cell phone bill.  (Your keyword is "help")

    Give on the Go President Matt McKenna tells the "Times" all but about ten-percent of each donation goes directly to helping those in need.  The goal is to raise at least a million dollars a day.  Donations can also be made at



    Posted by Stacy Cole


    You can help the victims of countless crises around the world each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. Donations to the International Response Fund can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013 or made by phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575  Your keyword is "pleasehelp"

  • Are You Tired?

    Posted by Stacy Cole


    The amount of time college students spend using Facebook and other social websites has no impact on the amount of sleep they get each night.  That's the finding of a University of New Hampshire study involving more than 12-hundred UNH students.  Students were questioned about their sleep habits with light sleepers defined as those who sleep seven hours or less each night. 

    Light users of social Internet sites are those visiting Facebook, Twitter and other networks for 31 or fewer minutes per day and heavy users those who spent more than 60 minutes online.  Researchers found 60-percent of heavy social media users and an identical 60-percent of light social media users report they're light sleepers.  Those who spend more than 60 minutes a day visiting social networks are just as likely to sleep seven or fewer hours. Your keyword is "social"

  • They're How Big????

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    elvis roach

    Michael Bohdan is a licensed, professional pest control operator with over two decades of experience.  A former Regional Director of the Texas Pest Control Association, Bohdan holds a degree in zoology and operates a pest control service in Plano, Texas.   His Cockroach Hall of Fame has received national media coverage, and was recently featured in the book Offbeat Museums. YUCK!!! Your keyword is "bugs" 

    Located in Michael's retail store, The Pest Shop, the cockroaches Hall of Fame is home to dozens of displays of "roach art".  These displays of cockroaches consist of real (deceased) cockroaches that have been dressed in costumes to portray various themes.  For example, as featured at right, an 85 year-old lady in Fort Worth dressed up a dead cockroach with a white mink cape and sat him at the keyboard of a tiny piano.  She named him Liberoachi.

  • They're BACK!!!

    Posted by Stacy Cole


    Girl Scout cookies are coming out! Orders for the treats get underway this weekend following "Cookie Rallies" held by local councils.  The sweets have been part of the organization for over 80 years.  Girl Scout spokesperson Michelle Tompkins says the idea of selling the cookies as a fundraiser started in Muskogee, Oklahoma with the Mistle Toe Girl Scout troop in 1917. 

    By the 1930s, troops nationwide began selling them annually at a cost of between 25 to 35 cents per dozen.  The project has evolved into a multi-million-dollar enterprise for the organization with about 300-million boxes of cookies expected to be sold this year.  The biggest seller is the chocolate mint cookie followed by the peanut butter cookie varieties. Your keyword is "cookies"

    Tompkins says Girl Scouts get much more than just a coveted badge for their cookie sales.  Troop members learn five important points as they take the orders and later deliver the cookies.   Tompkins says troop members learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics in the project.  She adds those points are far more important than the number of cookies that are sold.


  • Achooo

    Posted by Stacy Cole


    Haven't we learned how to cough or sneeze?  INTO YOUR ELBOW!!!! Jeez...I've been around a lot of people who don't get it.  WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU SNEEZE OR COUGH INTO YOUR HANDS AND YOU SHOULD BE COUGHING AND SNEEZING INTO FABRIC...NOT FLESH. If you need more confirmation, here's a link to a video that shows you exactly how to do it. Your keyword is "FABRIC"

  • Beautiful People?

    Posted by Stacy Cole

    From Metro News-this is an actual story....

    Five-thousand people were dumped by their dating service after they packed on a few holiday pounds. dropped members who gained weight in December.  About 15-hundred Americans were tossed, easily earning the top berth for girth.  The Brits were next with 832 "festive fatties" as the site dubbed them, and Canada weighed in with 533 overeaters. 

    BeautifulPeople said people posted photos of themselves celebrating and were turned in by other members.  Company founder Robert Hintze defended the move in a statement, saying, quote, "Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which was founded."  The site bills itself as the world's largest network of attractive people. Your keyword is "harsh"