Life with Dogs and Cats

Life in the Pen

Life in the Pen

As I write this post, I’m sitting on a couch in my family room with two purring cats on my lap and two dogs sleeping soundly on either side of me. It’s a peaceful scene, but it didn’t happen this way by accident. In my last post, I wrote about my first steps in getting […]

By December 11, 2012 Read More →
Dogs + Cats + Kittens = ?

Dogs + Cats + Kittens = ?

When the kittens, Elsa Clair and Calvin, came to live with us, we already had a full house. So, we had to figure out the best way to introduce the kittens to our three dogs and two cats.

By December 4, 2012 Read More →
The Continuing Story: Elsa Clair and Calvin Come to Live with Us

The Continuing Story: Elsa Clair and Calvin Come to Live with Us

Two kittens join the family, but one gets off to a rocky start–and they both wind up hospitalized.

By November 27, 2012 Read More →
Sandy’s Aftermath (Part II)

Sandy’s Aftermath (Part II)

We make it through the worst of Hurricane Sandy. But the aftermath is a trial, with no electricity, roads blocked, and gas stations closed. We’re lucky to have a generator, and gladly help our neighbors.

By November 13, 2012 Read More →
Stormy Weather: Sandy Pays an Unwelcome Visit (Part I)

Stormy Weather: Sandy Pays an Unwelcome Visit (Part I)

Hurricane Sandy blew through New Jersey and it was a wild ride. Part 1 of 2.

By November 9, 2012 Read More →
Smitten

Smitten

I hadn’t planned on having any more pets. I had told everyone I was full up with a complete set of three dogs and two cats. Then I was smitten…by kittens.

By October 16, 2012 Read More →
Picture Perfect, Part II

Picture Perfect, Part II

Part 2 of 2: Trying to get good photos of my dogs, I share some of my successes.

By August 16, 2012 Read More →
Picture Perfect, Part I

Picture Perfect, Part I

Part 1 of 2: Getting a good photo of three dogs in one shot is a challenge, but it can be done.

By August 8, 2012 Read More →
Cover Up

Cover Up

After she finishes her meals, Athena neatly folds placemats over the empty bowls. Never saw this one in the cat behavior books.

By July 24, 2012 Read More →
Keepin’ Cool

Keepin’ Cool

How to keep cool on a hot summer day. If you’re a dog.

By July 10, 2012 Read More →