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Welcome! If you're a vegan, you'll find support and suggestions you may be able to use here. If you're a vegetarian as I was when I started this blog in June 2008, reading my archived posts may be of interest to you. If you haven't gotten here already, I hope you'll consider trying the vegan way of life, too.

As I try new recipes, learn to eat in restaurants, entertain non-veg friends and make the changes necessary to bring my life into greater harmony with the planet, I share what I learn. And little joys and other thoughts get thrown into the mix here, too.

In March 2009 after starting to read The Engine 2 Diet by vegan firefighter Rip Esselstyn, I became fully vegan, to the best of my knowledge and ability, and I post entries here as I live and learn in this lifestyle. It's definitely a process of experience and discovery.

Please check out the Vegan News Headlines supplied by Google News Reader down on the right, and see my Blogroll for just a few of the choice blogs and websites I've found useful.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Daisy, Daisy . . .

(Cross-posted from Daily Kos)

Here in the mountains of Northeastern PA the snow is almost gone and it's supposed to be 65 today, about 20 degrees over normal for now. But we'll take it! Also, here's a Naughty Kitten update: our Daisy has mellowed to the point where we can handle her.

This is Daisy today.

You all [friends at Daily Kos] were so helpful a few weeks ago when my husband had reached the end of his rope with her. We made some suggested accommodations, but the biggest positive influence came, I believe, from our psychic friend who asked spirit guides to speak with her and explain that jumping on the mantel wasn't cool. Dasiy remained quiet and subdued for over an hour, unusual for a 7-month old kitten, and she has never jumped up there again. Made a believer out of me! When I saw our friend and told her, she said, "It was a spirit already in your home," either one of our cats who has passed on (there were 4, 2 who have been in this house) or one of our beloved parents, or...?

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated - Mahatma Gandhi

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