Pissed off. Computer art by Louise Peacock

Publications and Sections

So I just launched a new publication. ALFEW.

This is to be a virtual art display publications and having different sections is important so that different types of art can be featured in different sections. Great idea, right?

So I launch into setting this publication up, just yesterday (March 2). I get all the sections set up the way I want them, then I notice that Medium is offering a beta trial (opt in) of new page design. They say that you will be able to opt out at any time. I opt in.

Immediately all my…


Gandalf is glaring because a treat is too slow in coming. Photo by Louise Peacock

Gandalf is so cute …

Gandalf has figured out that if he hangs out on one of the stools in the room where we do photoshoots, we will take photos and give him treats. Not rocket science, I guess.


How to Submit A draft

A first,important note. None of this will work using your cell phone.

Submitting to the Publication

Once you have decided to write a new story, and are ready to publish it you will see the following screen come up.

At the top of the page, to the right are 3 dots, Click on the 3 dots.

The following will come up.


Gimme cookie! Photo by Louise Peacock.

Gandalf, the Ham


Taffy lounging in the sun. Photo by Louise Peacock

Late posting!!


Finn, posing for a portrait, September 2019. Photo by Bruce Walker

We Miss You Little Buddy

Back in 2008, after we had to part with our long time dog friend, Moka, we were not feeling very receptive to another dog. However, early in 2009, due to ongoing serious health issues in one our neighbours families, we ended up fostering two of their dogs. Finn and Tessa.


Computer art by Louise Peacock.

Crediting Content Owners In Articles

I have three publications here on Medium: Catness, Petness and ALFEW. In the submission guidelines for each, I always stress that any illustrations used — photographs or artwork — if not owned by the article submitter — need to have attribution given in the space for title (located under the image placed in the article).

This is one of my rules as editor, and I reserve the right to remove articles where the author is not complying.

Most people are very good about this. Once in a while attribution is not given, but when reminded, the writer goes back in…


Taffy, alert under the banket. Photo by Louise Peacock

Under Cover Cat


Gandalf and Taffy on the shelf in my office window listening to the Robins . Photo by Louise Peacock

Springtime for Kitties

There are no leaves on the trees yet, but the bird activity in the garden has ramped up.

The heated birdbath is a particular attraction for the Robins, Cardinals and Juncoes. They are also on the hunt for potential nesting sites.

The cats are really entertained by all the flying back and forth and the tweeting. They alternate between my office window and Bruce’s, which are on opposite sides of the house, and show different bird activities.

Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is a writer, garden designer, Reiki practitioner, singer-songwriter & animal activist. Favorite insult “Eat cake & choke” On Medium since 2016.

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