cff FOR THE LOVE OF PETS | Simple and Serene Living


Friday, October 8, 2021

Simple Pleasures #10

Aren't pets wonderful? They give us so much love and joy. I don't currently have a pet of my own, but I do have a granddog and a grandcat.

My granddog is Winky. She is a chorkie that my daughter, Cary, and her family rescued. They always adopt rescue dogs. 

Winky loves me and is always so excited to see me. If she could jump high enough to get into my arms, she would. 

Winky the chorkie
This is Winky

Katy has a cat named Tula who was a feral kitten that was rescued. I don't see much of Tula because I have a bad cat allergy and I haven't been able to go inside Katy's home since the beginning of the pandemic.

cat at window
This is not Tula

I could go up to the window to interact with her, but believe me when I say that she would completely ignore me. She has much better things to do than give me her time. 

Simple Inspiration

pet quote

Lovely Reads

Adopt a Pet has animals from over 17,000 animal shelters and rescues that are waiting for a loving home.
PetKeen covers all kinds of pets — cats, dogs, fish, birds, and reptiles — and offers tips on everything from building hamster cages (surprisingly easy) to whether your guinea pig can eat broccoli (yes, but in small amounts).

Writer Roxanne Hawn founded the Champion Of My Heart Blog back in 2007. She calls it a “real-time canine memoir,” and focuses on her rescue dogs, Clover Lee and Tori Autumn, plus trends in the dog world and discussions of veterinary medicine.

Want to travel with your pet but not sure where to start? Go Pet Friendly is for you! Their take paws blog is all about traveling with pets. They offer lists of pet-friendly hotels and campgrounds, road trip planners, and packing guides.

Favorite Gluten-Free Recipe Of The Week

I personally have never met an eggplant recipe that I didn't like and this Cheesy Eggplant Casserole is no different.

I like that it is simple and doesn't require a lot of ingredients. That always works for me. 

cheesy eggplant casserole

While we are on the topic of eggplant casseroles, if you have never tried my favorite Eggplant Tomato Casserole you will definitely want to. 

I have been cooking from this cookbook for as long as I can remember. Okay, a lot longer than that, because sometimes I can't remember what I ate yesterday.

vegetarian epicure

Catching Up

Have you had a chance to read these recent posts?

If you love English home decor you will definitely want to see these. Great ideas for cozying up during the coming fall and winter months.

Wednesday in my Healthy Habits For A Happier Life series I talked about women reclaiming their power. How many times have you been told no in your life?

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Favorite Amazon Pet Finds

I have surveyed my friends and family for their pets' favorites. 

For Your Cat Babies

Amazon cat toys

spring toy

flopping fish

circle track

feather toys

interactive feather toy

For Your Dog Babies


Amazon dog toys
P.S. The flopping fish is also great for dogs.

What I'm Watching

This week two of my favorite shows are back on PBS. Grantchester and Call the Midwife have new seasons just in time for cozy Sunday nights at home. 

I don't know about you, but the weeks are flying by. It seems like every time I turn around it is Friday again. 
I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for visiting today.


  1. That dog is super adorable! I don't think I could be happy without pets. They are such great company.

  2. Your grand doggie is super cute. What a sweetie. I really thought after our last basset hound left us I would never get another dog. That lasted all of two months before Terry and I felt the house just was not the same without a dog. Our last three dogs have been rescues and they are the best dogs ever! Life in a condo would be easier without Buddy but life would not be right and he gives us such love. Happy Friday Have a good weekend. xoxo Kris

  3. Your post is just full of good information. I saved the Pet Rescue address for future. I'm in a food rut and will try the eggplant recipes now that it's cooler.


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