Meow Monday

Some cats are laid back, others, not so much. Then there are the cats who are a little different. George is our character cat. He can be so goofy and dramatic. “George is so weird” is often heard on a daily basis around here. 

We do love our Georgie Porgie 

Meet Molly, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week! I’m very partial to orange kitties. 

Molly  #7813598

Molly is an 8-year-old female domestic shorthair mix in need of a new home. She’s available free of charge to approved adopters through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program. Come meet her at Lollypop Farm

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New Year Meow Monday

Squirrel#34269792 

Squirrel s a 7-year-old female domestic shorthair who is looking for a new home. This lovely lady specializes in competitive napping, bird and squirrel watching, and lap warming. Come meet her at Lollypop Farm.

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Merry Christmas Snuffy!

Merry Christmas Snuffy! 

Snuffy is celebrating his 16th Christmas! We adopted him from Lollypop Farm on December 23rd, sixteen years ago when he was a tiny 4-month-old kitten with a funny face. Is it any wonder it’s his favorite holiday? 

Merry Christmas snuffy
The funny face and snorting noises he makes were irresistible. We’re so lucky to have this guy in our family for 16 years. I love all of our cats, but Snuffy is definitely one of a kind and will always hold a special place in my heart. 

It’s not every cat who loves his harness and going for walks, who’s ridden around in a shopping cart in Target, who likes going to the park, and has even had a part in the high school play. That’s our Snuffy. Here’s hoping for many more adventures for Snuffy! 

Merry Christmas Snuffy! 

Here’s someone else who would like to find a home for the holidays. Meet Miss Blackie, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!

Miss Blackie #33867623

Miss Blackie is a 7 year old female domestic shorthair mix. She came from a home with too many pets. She’s available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program. Come meet this sweet girl!
Merry Christmas snuffy

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25 Days of Christmas on Freeform

25 Days of Christmas on Freeform

It’s here, the “25 Days of Christmas” on Freeform. If you are looking for holiday themed family programming, tune into Freeform! Check out the 2016 schedule below.

Thursday, December 1

(3:30pm-6:00pm) Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

(6:00pm-7:05pm) The Year Without a Santa Claus 

(7:05pm-9:15pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

(9:15pm-11:20pm) The Santa Clause

(11:20pm-12:55am) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

(12:55am-2:00pm) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

Friday, December 2

(11:00am-12:00pm) Jack Frost (1979)

(12:00pm-2:30pm) Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory 
(2:30pm-3:35pm) The Year Without Santa Claus
(3:35pm-5:10pm) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
(5:10pm-7:15pm) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
(7:15pm-9:20pm) The Santa Claus 
(9:20pm-11:25pm) The Polar Express 
(11:25pm-2:00am) Charlie and The Chocolate Factory  
Saturday, December 3
(7:00am-8:30am) Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas 

(8:30am-10:00am) Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas 
(10:00am-12:00pm) Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
(12:00pm-2:05pm) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
(2:05pm-4:40pm) Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
(4:40pm-6:45pm) The Polar Express
(6:45pm-8:50pm) Arthur Christmas
(8:50pm-10:55pm) Elf
(10:55pm-2:00am) The Holiday
Sunday, December 4 

(7:00am-7:30am) ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

(7:30am-8:00am) Nestor, The Long Eared Christmas Donkey
(8:00am-10:05am) Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
(10:05am-12:10pm) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
(12:10pm-2:20pm) I’ll Be Home For Christmas
(2:20pm-4:30pm) Arthur Christmas
(4:30pm-5:35pm) Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
(5:35pm-6:40pm) The Year Without Santa Claus
(6:40pm-8:45pm) Elf
(8:45pm-10:55pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 
(10:55pm-2:00am) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Monday, December 5

(4:00pm-5:00pm) The Year Without a Santa Claus

(5:00pm-7:00pm) Jingle All the Way
(7:00pm-9:00pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(9:00pm-11:00pm) Scrooged
(12:00am-2:00am) Snowglobe

Tuesday, December 6
(5:00pm-7:00pm) Scrooged 

(7:00pm-9:00pm) The Polar Express
(9:00pm-11:00pm) The Santa Claus 
(12:00am-2:00am) Snow
Wednesday, December 7

(5:00pm-7:00pm) The Polar Express

(7:00pm-9:00pm) The Santa Claus
(9:00pm-11:00pm) Elf
(12:00am-2:00am) 12 Dates of Christmas
Thursday, December 8

(3:00pm-5:00pm) Holiday Joy

(5:00pm-7:00pm) Deck the Halls 
(7:00pm-9:00pm) Elf
(9:00pm-11:00pm) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
(12:00am-2:00am) Holiday in Handcuffs
Friday, December 9

(11:00am-11:30am) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

(11:30am-1:30pm) Holiday Joy
(1:30pm-3:35pm) Home Alone 3
(3:35pm-5:40pm) Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
(5:40pm-7:45pm) The Search for Santa Paws
(7:45pm-9:50pm) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
(9:50pm-1144pm) Snow Buddies
(11:55pm-2:00am) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
Saturday, December 10

(7:00am-7:30am) Mickey’s Christmas Carol

(7:30am-9:30am) Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
(9:30am-11:35am) The Search for Santa Paws
(11:35am-1:40pm) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups 
(1:40pm-3:45pm) Snow Buddies
(3:45pm-5:45pm) Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story
(5:45pm-7:50pm) Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 2
(7:50pm-10:20pm) Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3
(10:20pm-10:5pm) Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot 
(10:50pm-12:55am) Arthur Christmas
(12:55am-2:00am) The Year Without Santa Claus
Sunday, December 11

(7:00am-7:30am) The Little Drummer Boy

(7:30am-9:35am) Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
(9:35am-11:40am) Dennis the Menace Christmas 
(11:40am-12:45pm) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(12:45pm-2:50pm) Arthur Christmas 
(2:50pm-4:50pm) Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story
(4:50pm-6:55pm) Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 2
(6:55pm-9:25pm) Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3
(9:25pm-12:00am) The Polar Express 
Monday, December 12

(5:30pm-7:00pm) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

(7:00pm-9:00pm) The Polar Express
(9:00pm-11:00pm) Elf
(12:00am-2:00am) Christmas Cupid
Tuesday, December 13

(3:30pm-4:30pm) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

(4:30pm-7:00pm) Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
(7:00pm-9:00pm) Elf
(9:00pm-11:00pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 

Wednesday, December 14 
(3:00pm-5:00pm) Home Alone 3
(5:00pm-7:00pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(7:00pm-9:00pm) Arthur Christmas
(9:00pm-11:00pm) The Santa Clause 
(12:00am-2:00am) Santa Baby
Thursday, December 15

(7:30am-9:30am) Holiday Joy

(11:00am-1:00pm) Snow Buddies
(1:00pm-3:00pm) Home Alone 3
(3:00pm-5:00pm) A Dennis the Menace Christmas
(5:00pm-7:00pm) Arthur Christmas 
(7:00pm-9:00pm) The Santa Clause
(9:00pm-11:00pm) The Search for Santa Paws
(12:00am-2:00am) Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe
Friday, December 16

(7:00am-9:10am) A Dennis the Menace Christmas 

(9:10am-11:15am) Jack Frost (1998)
(11:15am-1:20pm) The Search for Santa Paws
(1:20pm-3:25pm) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups 
(3:25pm-5:30pm) Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 
(5:30pm-7:35pm) Jingle All the Way 
(7:35pm-9:45pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(9:45pm-11:55pm) The Polar Express 
(11:55pm-2:00am) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
Saturday, December 17

(7:00am-8:00am) Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

(8:00am-8:30am) Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
(8:30am-10:30am) Jingle All the Way
(10:30am-1:00pm) Happy Feet
(1:00pm-2:35pm) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 
(2:35pm-4:40pm) The Polar Express
(4:40pm-6:50pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(6:50pm-9:00pm) The Santa Clause
(9:00pm-11:30pm) Disney’s Frozen 
(11:30pm-2:00am) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 
Sunday, December 18

(7:00am-9:30am) Happy Feet 

(9:30am-11:30am) Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
(11:30am-12:00pm) Mickey’s Christmas Carol
(12:00pm-1:35pm) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 
(1:35pm-4:10pm) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(4:10pm-4:40pm) Disney’s Prep & Landing 
(4:40pm-5:10pm) Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice 
(5:10pm-7:20pm) The Santa Clause
(7:20pm-9:50pm) Disney’s Frozen
(9:50pm-12:00am) Elf
Monday, December 19

(7:00am-8:30am) Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas 
(8:30am-10:30am) A Dennis the Menace Christmas 
(10:30am-12:35pm) Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
(12:35pm-2:40pm) Home Alone 3
(2:40pm-4:45pm) The Search for Santa Paws
(4:45pm-6:50pm) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
(6:50pm-8:55pm) Elf
(8:55pm-11:00pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(12:00am-2:00am) Just Friends 
Tuesday, December 20

(7:0am-9:10am) The Search for Santa Paws

(9:10am-11:15am) Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
(11:15am-1:25pm) Home Alone 3
(1:25pm-4:30pm) The Holiday 
(4:30pm-5:35pm) Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 
(5:35pm-6:40pm) The Year Without a Santa Claus 
(6:40pm-8:50pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
(8:50pm-11:00pm) The Santa Clause 
(12:00am-2:00am) Holidaze 
Wednesday, December 21

(7:00am-9:00am) Snow Buddies

(9:00am-11:05am) Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
(11:05am-1:10pm) Happy Feet Two 
(1:10pm-2:10pm) Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 
(2:10pm-3:15pm) The Year Without Santa Claus 
(3:15pm-5:20pm) The Polar Express
(5:20pm-5:50pm) Disney’s Prep & Landing
(5:50pm-6:20pm) Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice
(6:20pm-6:50pm) Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot
(6:50pm-8:55pm) The Santa Clause
(8:55pm-11:00pm) Elf
(12:00am-2:00am) The Mistle-Tones
Thursday, December 22

(7:00am-9:30am) Happy Feet

(9:30am-11:30am) Happy Feet Two 
(11:30am-12:00pm) The Little Drummer Boy
(12:00pm-2:05pm) The Polar Express
(2:05pm-4:10pm) Jack Frost (1998)
(4:10pm-4:40pm) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
(4:40pm-5:10pm) Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot
(5:10pm-6:45pm) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas 
(6:45pm-8:55pm) Elf
(8:55pm-11:00pm) Jingle All the Way
(12:00am-2:00am) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
Friday, December 23

(7:00am-7:30am) Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

(7:30am-9:30am) Jack Frost (1998) 
(11:00am-1:00pm) Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
(1:00pm-3:00pm) Jingle All the Way
(3:00pm-4:35pm) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
(4:35pm-5:40pm) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
(5:40pm-6:45pm) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(6:45pm-8:50pm) Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
(8:50pm-11:00pm) The Santa Clause 
(12:00am-2:00am) Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
Saturday, December 24

(7:00am-8:05am) Jack Frost (1979)

(8:05am-9:40am) Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
(9:40am-11:15am) Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
(11:15am-12:20pm) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town 
(12:20pm-1:25pm) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(1:25pm-3:30pm) Arthur Christmas 
(3:30pm-5:35pm) The Polar Express 

(5:35pm-7:40pm) The Santa Clause

(7:40pm-9:45pm) Elf
(9:45pm-11:55pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 
(11:55pm-2:00am) Scrooged 
Sunday, December 25

(7:00am-9:10am) The Search for Santa Paws

(9:10am-11:20am) Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
(11:20am-1:25pm) Arthur Christmas 
(1:25pm-3:30pm) The Polar Express
(3:30pm-4:35pm) Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
(4:35pm-5:40pm) The Year Without a Santa Claus
(5:40pm-7:45pm) Elf
(7:45pm-9:55pm) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 
(9:55pm-12:00am) Scrooged 

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A Very Difficult Day

I woke up this morning ready to write another blog post because I was so upset over a particularly nasty incident involving our mom. I checked my email and there it was, the perfect response written by my sister, Stacy. We started this blog together 8 years ago, but sometimes life gets in the way and she has had to step back from blogging. This morning, she’s back with a vengeance and I couldn’t love what she wrote any more.  Elle

Today was a very difficult day.  After staying up until 3am to see whose hands would hold the fate of our nation I was shocked, scared, and very disappointed.  The day continued with sadness as I browsed Facebook and saw post after post slamming Hillary or Trump.  The worst was friends and family members attacking each other for the outcome of this election.  Even my elderly mother was attacked on her own page by someone who voted for Trump.  I, of course, tried to defend her because 1. You don’t attack my mother 2. See number 1. This man called us baby killers.  This hatred sickens me.  This whole election has been sickening.  People have posted nasty things to each other and today here it was again.

I went back to bed and tried to block out the hate and the fear that I felt.  Most of the day I just went through it in a daze trying to wrap my head around what we have become.  Whether our candidate won or lost the election is over, when will the hate stop?

Some people made fun of those Hillary supporters crying about the outcome.  I was upset but I didn’t cry, not at first. It was when I started driving to work that it hit me and I did start to cry. Now I’m not someone who cries so what was going on? That’s when it hit me, I wasn’t crying that Hillary lost I was crying out of fear. Trump’s candidacy was based on him putting down women, trying to control them, demean them, and talk about assaulting them. This is the type of man we fear.

This man, to me, represents the first 17 years of my adult life.  This man represents everything that my ex-husband had been to me;controlling, demeaning, putting me down, and telling me that I wasn’t thin enough, pretty enough, etc.  He was the controlling man who forbid me to work because women should be at home.

To some people, he may represent the man who assaulted them.  To others, he represents the nameless faces who have taunted or teased them for being different.  He represents all the people who have discriminated against another person based on their gender, race or sexual orientation.

We’re fearful.  We’re fearful for our near future and for the future of our children. Is he going to do what he promised and deport millions of people, or take away Healthcare for others, eliminate coverage for preexisting conditions, will there be a wall between this country and another?  What about the Supreme Court, will he nominate someone who will change Roe vs. Wade or same-sex marriage?  These are our fears, each one is personal to someone, an American citizen, someone’s mother, wife, sister, brother, husband etc. And each one is real.

We have a right to be sad, we have a right to be scared and we have a right to be treated with respect. Just as those who voted for our new president have a right to be treated with respect.  There is no need to attack each other or call someone crazy or stupid for feeling a certain way. We are all in this together, one nation under God, to the republic for which it stands with Liberty and Justice for all.

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