Jerry Walch

Jerry Walch
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Jerry Walch is a 71 year old freelance writer for hire living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been writing since the late 1970s, and writes for both the print and online media. He specializes in
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Growing catnip outdoors or in pots indoors may not be as easy as growing Cat Grass for your Fur-Faced companions, but almost any kitty parent can grow it.
Cat Nip is a member of the Mint Family, Nepeta Cataria, which has a chemical called Nepetalactone, which affects cats much like delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical found in Cannabis sativa, aka Marijuana, affects us humans.
If you have indoor cats, then you need to provide them with their own indoor patch of grass, Cat Grass, to graze on, because grass plays an essential role in their digestive processes. Providing them with Cat Grass to graze on will also keep them from nibbling on your houseplants and ...
Over the years, I have asked myself the question why do cats eat grass, now, after 71 years as a cat parent; I still don’t have a clue, neither do any veterinarian that I have asked. What is known is that all cats, domestic, feral, and wild cats graze on grass, grazing on grass seem...
A kitty safe room is a room that your kitty can call all his or her own, a place where kitty can go to relax, like people, kitties need some alone time. A safe room is especially important for a new kitty entering a home where there are other pets because it allows the new kitty to so...
Have you ever considered adopting a Guinea Pig as a pet? Well, if you haven’t, now’s the perfect time to consider adopting one because March is Adopt a Guinea Pig month. I haven’t had Guinea Pigs for more than half a century, but I raised them as pets when I was just knee-high t...
Back in the day when I was just knee-high to a grasshopper, growing up down on the family farms, we didn’t know that there was anything wrong with feeding our cats and dogs table scraps, we didn’t know that we were slowly poisoning our beloved companions. Back then, I figured if s...
This is one of those situations where the caveat, don’t try this at home, applies, although it’s a fact that cats, as a rule, do always land on their paws, there are cases where they don’t and serious injury and even death results from their fall.
Amy Shojai, a certified animal behaviorist for cats and dogs has this to say about leash training your cat, “I refer to training a cat to leash walk as ‘liberation training’ because it offers your cat the freedom and safety to explore beyond the confines of the house. It enables...
People have been training cats, big cats, lions, tigers, and leopards since the days of ancient Rome and our domestic house cats are descendants of the big cats, so the simple answer to that question is, “yes, you can train your little, furry companion.” Training your feline, just...
The dietary needs of your little furry companion vary with their life stage, kittens, adult cats, and senior cats, each have their own unique dietary requirements. Kittens, the life stage extending from 1 month through 11 months of age, need to be fed a diet high in protein, following...
If you’ve had cats (cats are like potato chips, you can’t have just one) for a while you know what hairballs are and have had to deal with them, but even you may learn something new from this article. Cat Care 101 is going to be a series of articles written for new kitty parents, ...
All cat litter and litter boxes aren’t equally acceptable to all cats and you need to pay close attention to your kitty’s likes and dislikes if you want a happy, furry companion. Like most humans, cats also demand a clean bathroom with a degree of privacy when they go potty, so le...
Cats and their humans have a great deal in common, especially when it comes to the things that stress them out and to the things that make them angry. Like us humans, they like a clean bathroom, fresh food, attention and, like us, they hate taking yucky tasting medicine.
Six Flags Great Adventure has always been one of my favorite amusement parks, a place I could go and spend the day but a recent event at the Jackson Six Flags Great Adventure Park has caused me to reevaluate the parks. Shockingly, Six Flags does not support the First and Second Amendm...
Although the Hobby Lobby decision handed down by the Supreme Court last month disappointed many, James Lansberry, the vice president of Samaritan Ministries never blinked an eye. Samaritan Ministries is just one of a number of health cost sharing groups that provide a viable alternati...
Do you invite people to attend church with you? If you are like the vast majority of Christians, your answer to that question, if you are answering honestly, will be a shameful “NO.” Dr. Thom Rainer, in his book, The Unchurched Next Door, wrote, "82% of the unchurched are at least...
It was 48 years ago this Fourth of July that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) into law. Although LBJ ran the government like it was his own personal fiefdom and was reluctant to open the Federal Government’s records to the public, he still sup...
Today is Memorial Day, the day that all patriotic Americans come together in honoring all those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. My father was one of those patriotic Americans who paid the ultimate price to keep us free. My father and all the o...
I have written extensively on the importance of having a personal devotional time with God (see list of related article), I now want extend a personal devotional time to encompass the whole family. As Jesus said in Matthew 18:20 (KJV) For where two or three are gathered together in my...
How many times have I heard a babe in Christ say, “I really don’t have the time for a lengthy morning devotional.” My reply to that is that that’s the enemy trying to dissuade them from doing what is essential and important to grow their walk with the Lord. There are three com...
In part one of this series; I explained the importance of starting your day with a personal or family daily devotional. In part one; I also covered the basics of what is involved with having a daily devotional. Although your Bible and your personal Devotional Guide are your primary to...
It has been said that breakfast is your most important meal of the day. The advertising agency, Blackett-Sample-Gummert, created the slogan, “Wheaties -The Breakfast of Champions” in 1935 and made the General-Mill’s cereal’s orange and white box a family icon. Jesus said in Ma...
Yes Virginia, there really are three heavens. For years, I thought there was only one heaven, yet the very first verse in the Bible tells us that there is more than one. Paul tells us that Jesus passed through more than one heaven in Hebrews 4:14 KJV, “Seeing then that we have a gre...
Brandon Cox, a pastor and church planter on the staff of the Saddleback Church in Southern California, said, “ When it comes to leading a strong ministry and building a healthy church it takes more than solid theology or smart strategy.” What it takes to build a strong ministry an...
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