Simply life

Sometimes it’s just simply life. Those times you can’t control, that make you laugh or cry. Those times when life teaches you a lesson, if you are willing to listen.

Of menopause, cats, food and allergies at PumpjackPiddlewick

What’s to like about menopause? Honestly? Not a cotton picking thing. Okay… there is one thing. I am no longer allergic to cats. My allergy to cats has been something I have had to contend with all my life, and, since I absolutely adore the little fur balls, I hadRead More →

On the search for a missing cat at PumpjackPiddlewick

And so with great drama, tears and worry, we return to normal today (hopefully). This past week, we have been worried about a missing cat. Our Gigi decided to disappear a week ago. Strong in personality, super smart and definitely alpha in our menagerie (along with Maggie, head duck.) WeRead More →

take the time to do nothing with Pumpjack & Piddlewick

You know, it’s okay to do nothing. In this hectic world it is easy to get caught up in the must achieve, think big, do more than… mentality. And so be it. But on the flip side, the yin to the yang, why not think about giving yourself some time.Read More →

Duck flock inbreeding discussion, issues and truths at PumpjackPiddlewick

Something I have never seen talked about when it comes to pet ducks, flocks and owners is duck flock inbreeding. So here is my big opportunity. It is actually a very real thing to consider if you choose to have a male/female mix in your flock. Ducks are like rabbits.Read More →