Feral Cats Remembered

I like seeing photos of feral cats. They live wild and survive but die forgotten. Like our own ancestors and all the creatures (human and animal) on the planet before us. They seldom get photographed. So, it is nice to have some evidence of their existence, a way to keep them remembered. 11999692_10153689665745337_5180215758202807884_o 12017431_10153689524010337_2033318244203532040_o

Source of quote and photos: Todd Tripp

I went back to look for the feral colony today. They were not there, and their bag of food was not there. I’m hoping they got into homes.

I did see this fella I call “Old Man” elsewhere. I was worried about him last time I saw him, as that left eye was in pretty bad shape. He looks scarred there now; I’m guessing it’s a duelling scar.

He had company today in this little queen. And three kittens. One hid under wooden steps. Another kept to the side. A third looked sickly.

Your Ruling Goddess

From iGoddess – your ruling goddess, how you are influenced and your food choices:


Mar 21 – Apr 20

Look to any battlefield and you’ll find an Athena-girl with her sword held high. She is generally ambitious, busy and burning the candle at both ends.

Defender of causes and endlessly energetic, you can benefit from food that is hot and spicy. Eat plenty of red food to keep your passionate energy fired up.


Apr 21 – May 21

Health, heart and hearth – these are the three key words that keep Juno girls excited. When her family is happy, she is happy.

Rich foods, heavenly sweets and lots of hearty carbs. Yep, anything tasty and substantial is likely to be on the menu for a Juno gal and her family.


May 22 – Jun 21

According to legend, Persephone shares her time between frolicking in the sunshine and hibernating in the underworld. She is the queen of balancing high and low energies.

Limit any metabolism spikes by grazing on tapas, appetisers, snacks and a variety of bite-sized foods. Eat smaller portions more often to maintain your energy levels.


Jun 22 – Jul 23

As the quintessential child of nature, Diana gals love the wild. They also like being wild, and feel at home connecting with Earth.

Promote the nurturing qualities of Mother Earth by preparing raw and organic foods. These are your comfort foods, so relish nutritionally-rich meals.


Jul 24 – Aug 23

Pele is the volcano goddess of Hawaii, and as such can be occasionally volatile – even if things appear calm on the surface.

Just like your namesake, it’s not uncommon to have a mountainous appetite for food fit for a queen. Pep up the menu with a flaming desert.


Aug 24 – Sep 23

Practical and earthy, the Hestia-girl’s home is her castle. She is intrinsically connected with the source of life: Mother Earth.

If not in your garden attending to your fresh herb and vegetable patch, make sure you enjoy scouring the local grocer for the yummiest organic food.


Sep 24 – Oct 23

With the goddess of love as their patroness, Venus-gals are naturally attracted to decadence, fun and the finer things in life. They love immersing themselves in beauty.

With such an abundance of choice, take your time to decide what you really want to eat. You’re drawn to bright colours and textures so aim for fresh fruit and salad vegetables.


Oct 24 – Nov 22

Bast is the Egyptian cat-goddess. It is no surprise therefore that she bestows qualities of playfulness, poise and feline sensuality.

The spicier the better! Food is meant to be enjoyed – take it beyond “functional” and make meals an expression of your creative spirit.


Nov 23 – Dec 21

This Welsh goddess is known for her white mare and her association with the dream world. As such, Rhiannon inspires wanderlust, (usually by adventurous means.)

There is no end to the exciting and exotic foods for you to try. Of course, the best place to eat is in exotic places – the more romantic and far-flung the better.


Dec 22 – Jan 20

Demeter gals excel at pursuing justice and getting projects completed – sometimes at the expense of their own wellbeing.

Keep the energy levels firing with hearty meals. Go for stodgy, filling and stick-to-the-rib foods that will keep you going and going and going.


Jan 21 – Feb 19

Hathor women are open-minded, adaptable and expert shape-shifters. They transcend boundaries to keep their lives interesting and full of magic.

Yes, sometimes it is unfair that you have to eat earthly food – if only you could eat the fare of angels from plates made of clouds! Go for divinely inspired concoctions instead.


Feb 20 – Mar 20

Oshun is the beautiful African river goddess that inspires her women to strive for their best. Anything’s possible with Oshun’s gifts of love.

Ahhh, with the ocean as your mother, how can you resist a magnificent seafood banquet? Dive into a wide range of oceanic delights.

Suddenly Naked

My white gold sleeper earrings just broke. I’m moderately peeved. I’ve worn them constantly for about three years. They were almost trouble free. Till one snagged my comb after a late night shower, a few minutes ago. It didn’t even break right then. Just came open. It was while I was in the bathroom trying to push the ends back together that one end snapped off. Now I have naked ears. It feels so strange.

Grrls Night Inn

It’s Sunday evening. Nearly 11:00 PM. Just thought you might like that little update. Was that excitement, or what?

Zack is here, hopefully sleeping by now. He was charged up tonight. Maybe it was knowing he won’t be with his family and Mom is leaving tomorrow night. I remember how I felt when I was in that situation, ages ago, when I was a kid being sent to live with my Grandmother for awhile. It was a sick, desperate feeling. But, Zack does like his Grandmother, I didn’t really like my Grandmother. Maybe she aspired to be queen of tough love. It didn’t work for me.

Anyway, not a lot going on. I miss John so much I have shed a tear over the whole thing. I’ve never yet met him face to face so I always feel kind of silly about feeling attached to him and missing him. So, today I made another post to Craigslist. So far all the replies are from men who are not my age, not single or not caucasion which were my three MUSTs. Are men just blind, stupid or THAT desperate? Do they hunger for rejection or do they just think I will go for whatever I can get, as if I’m that desperate. I have no answers and the ones I do have I don’t really want to know. Does it matter? In the end I only want one fish out of that tank/ ocean/ gene pool. I’m not greedy, one decent, intelligent guy who worships the ground I walk upon, will do.

Just kidding. Not about the worship part though. Get real, a grrl has to have some fun.

Every Grrl’s Dream

No matter what malarky you may have heard, every grrl’s real dream is to be the pirate captain of her own ship.

Today, this evening in fact, I have done just that. Just moments ago I deleted my whole blog on the thatgrrlca domain, JUST BECAUSE I CAN!

Yes, I am the captain of my ship and the whole blog walked the plank. Ker plop!

Right now I am waiting for the new blog to upload. I decided while I was pirating around I may as well load up that new version 2 of WordPress.

It will mean more fun with WP themes and adjustments. But, I can start fresh instead of trying to figure out how to organize what I had started, botched and changed my mind about.

It’s good being a Pirate Queen!

Author Unknown

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you queen for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that woman has to say.

For it isn’t your father or mother or husband
Who’s judgment upon you must pass;
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.

She’s the person to please, never mind all the rest,
For she’s with you clear up to the end.
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the woman in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life,
And get pats on your back as you pass.
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the woman in the glass.
~Author Unknown~