CoCo Lost Again

Home Again Without that Cute Pink Collar

We were feeling quite confident that CoCo would not leave her wonderful backyard again. But when we got home from Church on Easter Morning. No CoCo!

She did come home around 5 pm BUT NO PRETTY PINK COLLAR.

I say, “All’s well that ends well.”

Bill wants to keep her inside now, but she is “Acting Out.”

I told you about CoCo’s most unusual trick is that she puts the scooper in the box after she uses it.

Here are before and after pictures:

Clean Please!

Thank You!

                        Thank You!


Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
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Affirmation: Today I follow my dream, I continue to put one foot in front of the other and I listen for guidance. I guard the garden of my thoughts and I think about what I want to create. Every day I give thanks for all the good in my life.
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Gail Manishor, Author

Double Delight

My Garden Angel has jumped ship or I’ve been deserted by my Garden Angel. Now Angels are here to serve and protect us. So where’s mine when I need her?

Thank goodness Angels never really leave you but mine took a month’s vacation. Is that fair? Are angels supposed to do that? I guess even angels need a rest occasionally. As you can see by the picture, the garden is still beautiful. I’m doing the best I can to maintain the garden. Alas the weeds are beginning to gain ground.

The Secret Garden is not looking at all well. However the crepe myrtle tree is blooming and the Princess Plant is glorious. For some reason the roses in the Secret Garden are not doing at all well. My husband tells me this is not the right time of day to take a picture on that side of our home. So I’ll post a picture of that next time.

My kitten Coco is doing well, but is still biting. One minute she’s kissing me and the next minute she’s biting. I’m about ready to throw in the towel and call a Cat Psychic. Someone suggested I put a little white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray her when she does that. What are your thoughts about that?


Some of What I’ve Learned So Far

Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

Before I begin, please take a look at the above website. I’ve revised it. What do you think?

Coco & Baby

Everything is spiritual because everything is Spirit expressing. We may not remember that, but it is true.

I did say I wouldn’t go on and on about my cat, but Coco is a big part of our life. She’s still a kitten and bites. She’s not biting me, but she’s still biting Bill.

The above picture is Coco with a stuffed toy horse that my Garden Angel brought over. For some reason she absolutely loves to play with this little horse.

After having cats most of my life I’m learning more about them. My Garden Angel told me about a TV show that I didn’t know existed. It’s on Animal Planet on Saturdays.

“The Cat From Hell” is a series. The star of the show is a startling sight at first. But, don’t judge a book by its cover. He is a really neat guy.

Here’s what I’ve learned so far:

  • Cats are either bush dwellers or tree dwellers. Tree dwellers like to have perches high up and place to look out on their territory. This helps them feel safe.
  • Don’t hold a cat cradled like a baby. It makes them feel vulnerable.
  • Hold a cat up against your chest with her paws unconfined.
  • When a cat’s tail starts twitching, put her down and leave her alone. She’s had enough.
  • If a cat rolls over on her back and exposes her tummy, she feels safe with you.

Back to Coco. She is recovering well from her surgery and is getting sweeter and sweeter. She is a pleasure and a joy.


Poor Kitty

Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

Below  is a picture on the Ragdoll Website and underneath is our Coco. You see – I told you she is a Ragdoll, didn’t I?


An update for  cat lovers

To those who aren’t cat lovers, please check this Blog in a few days.

After the discovery that Coco was “in heat” and we had waited too long for spaying her:  Coco was spayed on Wednesday. It was pretty traumatic for all of us in the family including Coco. We picked her up on Wednesday afternoon. She seemed miserable and just wanted to sleep. I followed all the instructions to the letter. She was to be kept in a small room for two days. We were to keep her from running or jumping. Have you ever tried to keep a cat from jumping? There is no way!

Coco 6 weeks

Freedom at last! We allowed Coco to come out of the small room.

Coco has reverted to biting. She knows we took her to the vet and she is mad at us.

This too will pass.

What has all this to do with Blessings? Coco is another Blessing in my life.


Coco - OH! No!

Houston, We Have a Problem

We had two wonderful angels  taking care of Coco while we were away in Mendocino – Aunt Kelly and Aunt DeeDee. We talked to both of them while we were away. They both said she was just fine. They kept a diary for me to read when we got home as to how Coco’s day went. It’s very cute and had drawings and everything on it.

We walked into the house and right away Bill said, “She’s changed!” She saw us and immediately fell on her side, rolled on her back and wanted us to rub her tummy and so we would pet her. But – She didn’t want to fetch the ball for Bill anymore. Bill was very disappointed. I sat down on the sofa and she came up and kissed me on the face. Very sweet, but not like her. She was so over the top affectionate.

I finally figured it out. Our cute little kitten is in HEAT!! Oh! Noooo! If you’ve never been around a cat in heat, you’re very lucky. I found out we have to wait till she is out of heat before we can spay her. We also found out that there’s only a 2 to 3 week amount of time before she goes back into heat. This is definitely not fun, guys… We are absolutely panicked that she might get out and get into “trouble.” You know how young people are these days.

I know we’ll get through this. It’s just a matter of time. Right. This is one of those adversities I talk about in my book.

Gail Manishor, RScP, Author of

From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life


Coco, One of a Kind!


Coco @ 10 weeks

There once was a kitten we named Coco

Now we call her Ohoh! Here she comes!

Don’t get scared that’s the end of my poetry.

I have to share Coco’s latest feat. This is no ordinary cat. Her most extraordinary cuteness, is not to be understated by her superior intelligence. What’s so great about her you may ask. She fetches. I’m not kidding. I didn’t know cats would do that and at 12 weeks.

Bill started it all when he picked up her ball and rolled it on the floor to encourage her to chase it. She not only chased it, she picked it up, walked back down the hall to Bill and put it down at his feet!!!  She repeats this over and over for as long as his strength holds out. She will now fetch for me but I don’t last as long as Bill does.

We are having a great time with our kitten. She is calming down and is more fun that I could ever imagine.

What a sweet expresion of  God she brings to our home.

Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life


No! No! Coco

In my desire for a new kitten I had forgotten something important. Kittens bite!  I looked up “kittens bite” on the internet. It turns out that’s what kittens do.

Kittens being baby cats are a lot of work. I was thinking cute and cuddly. She is cute and cuddly but she is also mischievous, scratches and bites. What’s a mother to do? Bill and I went over to PetSmart and PetCo and bought several toys home: a mat that lights up when the cat steps on a spot; a toy that stands up & has feathers & things to bat; a pup tent that lights up in the dark with purple balls in it; a ball with a mouse face & furry tail, some kitten treats etc. etc. They promised we could return what she didn’t like them.

The mat that lights up was a real flop, she couldn’t care less. The toy that  has feathers to bat fared the same. The pup tent with sparkle balls was a major success. She loves it and the mouse ball with the furry tail. The organic kitten treats did not excite her at all.

I checked the internet and was advised that cats don’t like to walk on aluminum foil and it will keep cats off tables and counters. Coco loves aluminum.

We are not deterred. Here is another picture of Coco.

 Coco’s mother,

Gail Manishor,
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life

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