Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, My Beloved

Everyone, this is my cat Vladimir.  He was almost 14 years old, and we had to put him to sleep today--he had kidney failure.  I'm gonna miss him.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dogs and Chronic Ear Infections--I've Found the Cure

Seriously, I've found the freaking cure.  No, I don't make money off this or any other such nonsense.  I was at my wits end, and then stumbled on this, and am so thrilled with it I have to share.

I have three dogs--a Maltese, a German Shepherd, and a Border Collie mix.  My Maltese is an ancient old man, and he started getting the nasty yeast infections in his ears.  Repeated vet visits and treatments, costing loads of $$$, helped for a bit, but the infections would always come back within a few days of the treatment ending.

So I surfed the 'net in search of some help, and came across Pet King's Zymox Otic solution for ears.  It had a nearly five-star rating from over 800 reviews, all from people who were having the same issues with their pets' ears as I was.

So, by this point, the infection had spread to my other two dogs' ears, and I decided to give the Zymox stuff a shot.  Over 800 people can't be wrong, right?

Turns out it is THE BEST THING I'VE EVER SPENT MONEY ON.  I've just been treating my dogs for about three days now (it'll be another week or so before the treatment is finished), but already the infection is dramatically better.  My poor Maltese, who has suffered almost non-stop with his ears is--after only three days--feeling soooo much better.  His ears are clearing up, the redness is almost completely gone, and the best part is that he's getting relief.

And, once the treatment is done, treating his ears once a week will keep the infection away!

So, if you're like me and battling chronic ear infections in your pets (it's for both cats and dogs), GET THIS STUFF.  Seriously, I couldn't be happier with it.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Insurrection Teaser #2

The cover art so far...

A House Ghost--I Has One

Ok, just so we're clear, I am a skeptic.  A pretty sarcastic skeptic, even.  If something weird can be attributed to something rational, I'm all about the rational, and rather snarkily debunk just about everything.  And while I love the paranormal, I have a hard time with the ghost hunting shows on TV today.  Not only are most of them full of crap BS, but after seeing the video evidence of one ghost hunting team in particular faking stuff, there was no way I was going to put my faith in any of it.

However, despite those horrid shows and my own healthy skepticism, I can honestly attest to the existence of ghosts.  This is primarily due to the fact that I have one, and his name is Frank.

I don't know if Frank is his real name or not--we just definitely get the feeling he's male, and a former roommate named him.  Frank apparently goes in bouts of activity, and lately, he's been acting up.  I also have a ghost kitty, but it's much less active than the Frankster.

Let me start at the beginning.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Insurrection Teaser--The Playlist

I've been getting back on track with the writing, and to make up somewhat for the delay, here's the playlist--so far--that I'm currently listening to for Insurrection.  You can get at least a little bit of an idea of how this book is going to turn out from the songs ;)

They are (in no particular order):

Evanescence--My Heart is Broken

Heaven Shall Burn--Combat
Dead Air Dave--Dagger
Sully Erna--Sinner's Prayer
Bjork--Army of Me
Slipknot--Vermillion Part 2
Lindsey Stirling--Crystallize
Board Up the House--Genghis Tron
Portishead--Only You

If/when this list is updated, I'll be sure to let you all know!