Shell St. James
Shell St. James is a New England author living in an 1895 farmhouse with her musician soulmate, feline muse, and a benevolent ghost. Her novel, "The Mermaid of Agawam Bay", is available on Amazon. Find out more at www.shellstjames.com
Re-Entry Reluctance A.K.A. "Cave Syndrome"
As I write this, the US has fully vaccinated over 107 million people. Three out of four of our personal friends are fully vaccinated. People we haven't seen in over a year are now, supposedly, safe to be around.
Why I'm Boycotting Panera Bread
The Premise After reading the story of Tammy McCoy, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, I was horrified. Have we not evolved at all, in our acceptance of other persons' religious beliefs? Do we still, in the 21st century, try to persecute those who are not Christian?
Throw Out the Dreaded Cone Collar
We’ve all been there. Your fur-baby has just undergone a traumatic experience at the vet, a spay/neuter or an injury, and the doctor hands you this torture device and tells you it’s imperative you keep it on your pet, so they won’t disturb the healing of the area. The dreaded cone collar...
Should You Use a Cat Training Mat?
I have always had cats…and I always will. Brought up in a family where our multiple pets were considered furry babies, I carried that way of thinking into my adulthood. I cannot imagine life without pets to love, and I bond deeply with animals, especially my cats.