All posts for the month February, 2013

Published February 24, 2013 by delia1979


I spent last weekend in the capital of Wales. The weather was absolutely horrible, but I think Cardiff isn’t too bad. There’s a nice bit of history in the City Centre, but the Bay was disappointing (as most of UK’s attempts at modernism have been), having seen the likes of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore. I think UK cities should just stick to what make them unique – bringing out the history in old architectures, massive, massive urban regeneration, and upgrading inner cities. And doing something about the weather (haha, fat hope there).
crdffI found this stall selling Welsh cakes and various pastries at Cardiff Central Market. I got some to try. They were amazing. I really regret not buying more that day because I thought the market would still be open the day after (which it wasn’t).crdff-2Cardiff Castle. Not terribly exciting.crdff-3Castle Arcade. The city centre has a cluster…

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Published February 24, 2013 by delia1979

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

Feb 20, 2013

In response to a nationally televised programme showing horrific conditions for horses whose meat ended up on Swiss dinner plates, several of the country’s supermarkets have pulled most labelled horsemeat products off their shelves.

The episode of the investigative programme “Kassensturz” on Swiss television showed footage of horses being beaten, neglected and transported for hours without food or water before being slaughtered.

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Published February 24, 2013 by delia1979


There was the most beautiful sunrise at University Parks on Tuesday, but I didn’t bring anything with a camera on it with me to frisbee training. But look at it this way – thank goodness I dragged myself out of bed that morning so I didn’t miss the wonderful mistiness which I would have if I’d just woken up later and gone straight for lecture. So I rushed back to college after to grab my camera to get some shots of before lecture. I did miss the sunrise, but I still got these:

uparks-2It was a cold and frosty morning.uparks-3Crocus sp. They apparently start popping out of the ground in spring in shades of orange and purple.uparks-4 A frost-covered web.uparks-5A single frozen berry left from the autumn fruiting season.uparks-6And I’m not getting muscle aches from frisbee training anymore! My muscles are slowly coming back (:

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Published February 24, 2013 by delia1979


Yesterday morning  was long and stressful.

After it was over, this is what we all did.

Jen is going to check out some possible new homes today.

She also bought some Rescue Remedy, because the kitties are showing signs of stress.  How do you usually administer- in the water, in food, or some other way?

Oh, and here’s your daily reminder to vote for Rumpy in the World Spay Day Pet Pageant. To be honest, I’m so far behind, I have no hope of winning. But you need to vote anyway, because the winners are the dogs and cats that are saved a short life of misery because they are unwanted.

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Published February 22, 2013 by delia1979


We are moving.



We got another call to show the house, with less than 24 hours notice. Jen asked about breaking the lease and they agreed.

So now we’re looking for another place to live.

Please keep that positive energy flowing this way as we make yet another transition.

The timing of the Universe may be perfect, but moving still stinks!



One thing that is wonderful in our lives right now is the outpouring of support from our friends. Thank you so much to those of you who faithfully vote for me each day. You have no idea how much your kindness means to us, especially now at this time of uncertainty.  We sure do love you!

Here’s the link to the World Spay Day Pet Pageant.

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Published February 19, 2013 by delia1979


Oh Dog! I am so excited! My friend and #1 fan Kevin Watanabe wanted to participate in the Animal Welfare Blogger Challenge, but he’s not a blogger. So he has written a guest post I’m sharing for you now. Take it away Kevin!

Hi!  Kevin is here to join your Animal Welfare Challenge through your blog post!

First of all, I’m very sorry that I couldn’t make any post on my blog because I don’t have a blog…but I’d love to join this Animal Welfare Challenge in someway, so I asked Rumpy what I could do.

Have you ever thought of the influence of the sidestream smoke to your pets? Do you know that the sidestream smoke has three times of nicotine of its mainstream smoke?

In our house, nobody smokes, so me and our kitties are okay but some of our friends have their humans who smoke in…

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