Day 297 Pet Clutter

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. Great idea for a decluttering post, Cindy! Oh, the things we are tempted to buy for our pets to show them we love them – and all they need is food, shelter, exercise, love and other necessary care. Paper balls are a big winner for the cats in our house too.

  2. YES, to everything on Colleen’s grateful list today.

    What a wonderful lady to still be able to focus on looking for the good in life at this troubled time.

    • Thanks Jo,
      I really find it helps and there is not point in dwelling on the worst of the situation. It is what it is and we just have to take one moment at a time. It is certainly a roller coaster ride and we sure have fallen in a heap at times but only time will tell. We have plenty of support around us and our girl will be here today to see her little brother and that could also be heart retching but we will be so happy to all be together. Today is another day and you never know what it will bring lets just hope it is a good one.

  3. Cindy, I no longer have any pet, and my husband has stated NO more pets because he wants to be free to travel. But I do love my four grandcats and two granddogs (oh I really adore those puppies) but I don’t have to take care of them and pay for them. My girls do think of their animals as part of their families.

    Colleen, You’re a strong mama, hang in there. We have your back with good wishes and prayers.

  4. Colleen, hang on to that hope…it’s an anchor for the soul.

    Cindy, thanks for helping Colleen out with your posts. This was another good one, even though I am not a pet-owner.

  5. Cindy – thanks for a post that really made me laugh– I can really see the paper balls, the litter and the stolen socks!