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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Meet Murphy!





Murphy is Charlotte's new best friend.  She's  not yet so sure about the title, but one thing is for certain, Murphy has moved in for good and claimed the house as his.  I think Charlotte  likes him better now that he has a proper name.  His shelter name was JR and he didn't seem to know it, nor did it fit. We tried on all sorts of monikers -- Fin, Finnegan, Phineas, Reuben.  Nothing stuck.  For ten days he was NewCat or Buddy.  And then Max came home from college.  He said, "NewCat needs a name".  I told him, "Fine, you find a name for him. a really good one!" And, within minutes, Murphy became Murphy.  Inspired by Daniel Murphy, according to Max, the 'Clutch' second baseman for the Washington Nationals". Murphy NewCat is one clutch cat.  





Thursday, November 17, 2016

Relaying a Serious Message with an Abundance of Cuteness!

The poster can be purchased at
https://www.amazon.com/Trend-Enterprises-Bullying-never-Poster/dp/B00344Y35W
I saw this poster hanging in a classroom at Lasalle Backus Education campus.   I snapped a quick picture to share with a coworker who LOVES the chubby little pooches.  However, the sentiment bears constant repeating.  Not only is bullying NEVER okay, but we need to feel safe in reporting bullies and knowing that situations will be dealt with quickly and appropriately. I subscribe to the National Link Coalition's monthly newsletter, http://nationallinkcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/LinkLetter-2016-November.pdf.  In the  November issue were several heinous examples of animal cruelty. that  like scores of others, lead to additional violence against people.  
Bullying people or animals, hurting people or animals, is never acceptable and should not be tolerated in any form. The poster is adorable, the subject is not -- Bullying is NEVER ok.