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Deb I. --- I'm a professional musician/teacher in southwest MI. I'm an adjunct at Notre Dame, St. Mary's College, Andrews University and Indiana Univ. South Bend. I play in several local groups, and teach lots of private students. I was mom to Mippy, our miracle cat who sadly went to the Rainbow Bridge 1/25/21. But I'm now mom to Iggy and Punto, adopted 1/22/22. My husband is a retired musician, now unfortunately dealing with Alzheimer's.

Recent Comments

  1. about 17 hours ago on Off the Mark

    I have a jigsaw puzzle that’s similar, cat painting his self-portrait as a tiger.

  2. about 17 hours ago on FurBabies

    A shawm sounds like an oboe with a bad cold.

  3. about 18 hours ago on Breaking Cat News

    Hope you’re “back” to health soon!

  4. 1 day ago on Frazz

    I’ve seen lots of triple trailers on the interstates around here. They look like they should be on a railroad track.

  5. 1 day ago on Breaking Cat News

    Morse was another lovable grump.

  6. 3 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    Memory goes, but so does judgment and the ability to know how to do things. I came home more than once to find t a broken plate on the stove burner where my husband had tried to cook the sandwich I left for his lunch. Or mopped up after he clogged the toilet by flushing a cat toy.

  7. 4 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    My husband started falling while he still lived at home with me. I’d promised him that I wouldn’t move him into a nursing home unless I really couldn’t care for him. But last May, things reached the point, even with in-home care, that he couldn’t stay at home anymore. I was afraid that he’d fall down the stairs as his falls became more frequent. He moved into a residential memory care facility in May, and died in January. Apparently, there’s a muscle-breakdown (rhybdomylysis — I’m not sure of the spelling) that can happen with Alzheimer’s. It causes falls, and then the falls themselves exacerbate the condition. But I was with him almost until the end, which was as peaceful as it could be under the circumstances.

  8. 4 days ago on Texts From Mittens

    Ain’t no party like a catnip party!

  9. 4 days ago on FurBabies

    Hare-raising comic today!

  10. 4 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Or maybe a British sportscar?