3 (+2) chalazion treatments that really helped

[UPDATED December 16, 2020: Fixing links; recommending against using Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo and using Live Clean instead; fixing some words here and there because this post is quite a few years old now. Our kid is possibly starting to get another chalazion after years of having none, so we’ll see how this pans out.] [UPDATED May 19, 2016: Have you been here before? I’ve added new stuff to this post. Scroll to the bottom for my favourite chalazion-busters yet.] When our little guy … Continue reading

How to stop swelling with chayote

A day or so before Johnny made his way into the world, I had gone to the Cottage Life show in Toronto. (Lots of interesting things there — if you like cottage stuff, you should go!) Maybe it wasn’t the greatest idea to walk around so much more than I was used to doing at 39 weeks pregnant. That night, my feet swelled pretty badly. I figured a sleep would help, unfortunately sleep did not really come — and then my labour involved IV fluids … Continue reading

Cats with Horned Paws — It’s a Thing

fluffy grey cat with bright green eyes

It took about three years for Jane to become comfortable enough to allow me to pick her up. In fact, she is a bit of a mysery. Most days she hides out downstairs. We didn’t discover there was a name for her breed (Nebelung) until last year when I answered trivia on FreeKibbleKat which sounded a lot like a description of our fluffball. We just keep finding things out about our old cat Jane. Yesterday’s discovery was something Miklos had noticed long ago but somehow forgot … Continue reading

Pumpkin for Dog Tummy Rumbling

We’ve been walking Junior and Casey together for a week or so now that he got his second shots. Junior’s loud tummy growling problem began just after we saw the vet so when we walked the dogs to the pet food store, we mentioned it to the girl working. She mentioned feeding him a bit of pumpkin with his dinner as it’s supposed to settle an upset puppy stomach. I had read that a few times as well, so we decided to try it. The stuff … Continue reading

Veterinarian’s Day

This cat has been with me through my entire adult life so far.  He’s turning eight years old this year, which isn’t very old in cat years but seems to make me feel super old.  Tomorrow Rico and I will head to the vet to sort out some of his weird issues.  He hasn’t lost any weight but he’s developed some new and icky habits which I won’t totally get into.  He seems otherwise healthy, as do the other animals in our dwelling. So why … Continue reading

Factoids

Too bad for Mixi. Came across kind of a neat pick-me-up in the morning if you enjoy punctuation marks that are rarely used: 14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed It’s morning, and we’re about to sample some Melitta coffee that we only got charged 13 cents for at the store thanks to a broken scale.  If it’s not any good, I still have the receipt. Last night I played a guitar solo on a naked mannequin. Crest Pro-Health: Tastes great, but my tongue … Continue reading

It’s ok to use your cell phones again, ppl

Because you felt so threatened by the possibility that cellular technology would be the death of us all that you actually put your phone into a safe deposit box and locked it away to prevent any electromagnetic fields from escaping and endangering your health any further, I am pleased to assure you that a new study says that we have no reason to connect cancer risk with the use of cell phones.  Until the next study proving otherwise comes out. Share the post “It’s ok … Continue reading

Because you like animals better than people…

Freekibble.com Freekibblekat.com Every day, go to each of the above sites and answer a trivia question. Whether you’re right or wrong, the site will donate 10 pieces of kibble to hungry animals, and you get to feel really good (or really horrible) about how much you (might not) know. They feed millions of dogs and cats while you answer a daily question and move on with your activities. It’s awesome! Another great site that feeds hungry animals is The Animal Rescue Site. If you also … Continue reading

Garlic > You

For those who might not know, lately I’ve been cooking a lot. Since adulthood, I’ve been a fan of crushing garlic into just about everything I make in some form. I think you should do it too. Good, quick read about it here: The Health and Medicinal Benefits of Garlic Warning: Do not eat if starring in New Moon. Share the post “Garlic > You” FacebookTwitterShare… Continue reading

Turning a blind eye to science. (See what I did there?)

A blind woman is able to see again after having a tooth and part of her cheek lining implanted in her eye. Of course, the operation has been referred to as ‘disfiguring’ (I guess there’s no real happy medium), but given the choice, I think I’d take sight again over my own vanity. Chances are she couldn’t apply makeup all that great before the surgery anyhow. There’s always sunglasses. Amazing though, isn’t it? [Article here] Share the post “Turning a blind eye to science. (See … Continue reading