Wordless Wednesday: Kitten Shots and Rainstorms

Yesterday we headed in for the next round of Jetty’s kitten shots, a visit that went much smoother than her first time at our vet’s office (a time when she bounced around the room, tried to land on the one-inch chair railing, and wound up landing on our vet’s HEAD.) Now that she’s got this […]

Jetty Joins the Family

Our little Jetty has been in our home a week and a half now–and you’d think that she’d been born here! It’s hard to believe that at the end of August Jetty found herself on a transport out of Victoria, Texas and to Austin, thanks to Austin Pets Alive. We found these photos from her […]

Thank you for helping Hurricane Harvey-battered shelter!

Thank you all SO much for your purchases and social shares of our fundraiser this Labor Day weekend to benefit the City of Port Aransas Animal Shelter! As you know, this coastal community has long been one of our favorite destinations to take Irie and Tiki–and on August 25 they were battered by Hurricane Harvey. […]

Meet Jetty!

In yesterday’s post, we told you about our new kitty’s adoption from Austin Pets Alive. She was one of the shelter pets evacuated from Hurricane Harvey: We’ve Adopted a Kitten! Well, today we have a name! Meet Jetty! Originally Jetty’s name was Sunday: We’ve always changed our pets’ names after adoption (except Yoda…because he really […]

We’ve Adopted a Kitten!

We’ve got a new, three-month-old kitten! Yesterday we went down to Austin Pets Alive’s Town Lake shelter–from which we adopted Lucky and Ochi–to donate and to see their adoptables. We weren’t sure we were quite ready to adopt so soon after Ochi’s passing but right now there are so, so many animals needing homes in […]

Did Our Hummingbirds Predict Harvey?

As you know, our cats have a catio that looks out on birdfeeders–both seed and suet feeders and, from spring through early fall, hummingbird feeders. The hummingbirds usually depart central Texas in about mid-September, on their way to Mexico and points south for the winter–but two weeks ago we noticed an absence of hummingbirds. Whereas […]

Remembering Ochi, 2016-2017

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. – J.K. Rowling I think this is the most difficult post I’ve ever written so it will be short. Two weeks ago, Ochi began a decline that, even with numerous vet visits and medications, did […]

Watch for Our *New* Newsletter Schedule

Stop the purr-ess…we’re changing our newsletter schedule! Starting this week, our Sunday newsletter will now be published on Monday afternoon. Several of you have indicated to me that you’re super busy on Sundays and just don’t get a chance to get to your email. We don’t want you to miss out on this newsletter which […]

Are Some Rescue Policies Ageist?

When we adopted Lucky and Ochi, we had some specific criteria in our search. We were primarily focused on: a rescue within a two-hour driving radius of our home a kitten between four and six months old (we wanted one young enough to not be seen as any kind of threat to the other cats […]

Wordless Wednesday: My Office Window Perch

My office is on the second floor of our home–so it has a bird’s eye view over the creek and into the tall elm trees behind the house. Ochi and Lucky are found, side by side, on the window perch just about any time I’m at the computer. Right now the woodpeckers are very active […]

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