About Paris Permenter & John Bigley: Pet Writers

Hi! We’re Paris Permenter and John Bigley, a husband-wife team of professional writers and longtime cat lovers. Today we share our home with three cats: our boy, Lucky, and our girls, Inca and Jetty. (We also share our home with our dogs, Tiki and Irie, the inspiration for our DogTipper.com sister site.)

About CatTipper.com

Updated five times weekly, CatTipper.com features tips, news and products for cat lovers on the go. Together with DogTipper, we conduct giveaways of interest to pet lovers.

CatTipper has a special emphasis on cat adoption.

About Paris and John

Adopting our cat Lucky at Austin Pets Alive!

For 20 years, we specialized in travel and business writing and authored 30+ books for publishers ranging from Random House to Globe Pequot. Since 2008, we’ve been specializing in a subject very close to our hearts: pets.

Through our career, we’ve appeared on numerous television and radio shows and in newspapers and magazines as expert guests including the Fine Living television network, USAToday, The Wall Street Journal, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Redbook, Forbes.com, Men’s Health, and others.

Our Cats

inca-square-webInca: Inca is our sweeter than sweet little girl and the smallest member of our family. Golden-eyed Inca loves her catio, grooming our other cats, and napping in the sunshine. Inca was adopted at what is now Texas Humane Heroes. (See: How Inca Got Her Name)


Lucky: Lucky was adopted on Valentine’s Day 2014 from Austin Pets Alive! (after moving from the Bastrop Animal Shelter). Lucky enjoys toys, toys, toys, running through the house, climbing, and playing with wand toys.

Jetty: Named for the Jetty in Port Aransas, a town devastated by Hurricane Harvey, our little Jetty was a Hurricane Harvey evacuee herself. Adopted at three months old from Austin Pets Alive after evacuation from Victoria, Jetty adapted to our home in record time, thanks to help from her big brother, Lucky.

And Always in Our Hearts


Ochi: Little Ochi, named for Ocho Rios, Jamaica, was adopted from the Ringworm Adoption Center at Austin Pets Alive (after moving from the Lockhart Animal Shelter). Ochi loved her catio, playing with wand toys with Lucky, and cuddling! We lost her to cancer at just 16 months old, a mere 360 days after her adoption. You can read more about Ochi in our Remember Ochi, 2016-2017 post.


Coco: Coco came to us one Sunday morning when a neighbor walked over, carrying a small box. Inside was tiny Coco, then weighing under one pound. Our neighbor had found her in the bushes at a local post office. You can read more about Coco in our Remembering Coco, 2007-2016 post.


Felix: Felix was adopted as a feral cat but lived his entire life indoors. He taught us so much and will never be forgotten. You can see more photos in this gallery and read about him in our Remembering Felix 1999-2014 post. Felix was adopted from the Georgetown Animal Shelter.

linus-red-chairLinus: Linus shared our home for 16 years–and he’ll always share our hearts. He was adopted from the Austin Humane Society. You can read more about Linus in “Remembering Linus, 2000-2016.”

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