Life with Dogs and Cats

The Carpet Shark Attacks

The Carpet Shark Attacks

Calvin the Carpet Shark, a dastardly denizen of the family room, decided that Lilah is the toy of choice. Sweet Lilah plays along.

By April 9, 2013 Read More →
CSI: My Kitchen, Part II (a cat mystery)

CSI: My Kitchen, Part II (a cat mystery)

The story continues. The suspects are interrogated. The crimes continue. Will the mystery of the drowned cat toys be solved?

By March 12, 2013 Read More →
CSI: My Kitchen, Part I (a cat mystery)

CSI: My Kitchen, Part I (a cat mystery)

The lifeless body lay limply on my kitchen floor. Tail thrown at an awkward angle. Eyes black and sightless as felt. Pink ears darkened and sagging. Fur wet, matted…and blue. Part 1 of 2.

By March 5, 2013 Read More →
Tucker, Certified

Tucker, Certified

Several years ago, my dad fell on the stairs of Temple University Hospital, while carrying a lunch tray of curry back to his office from the cafeteria. Without going into the unhappy details, this incident triggered a series of events that kept him hospitalized for weeks.  My dad has since recovered, and I have safely […]

By February 13, 2013 Read More →
Story: Cache & Carry

Story: Cache & Carry

If you share your home with cats or kittens, you will know that one of their favorite things to do is to put their toys under things. And then pull them out. But sometimes they need a little help.

By January 22, 2013 Read More →
It’s Snow Time!

It’s Snow Time!

Like most dogs, my three love the snow. I don’t know what it is about the cold flaky stuff that makes Lilah, Jasper and Tucker, well, flaky.

By December 31, 2012 Read More →
Living Together

Living Together

It took about six weeks to go from kittens hidden away like fairy tale characters in their bathroom safe room, to full-fledged family members roaming amidst the larger dogs and cats who inhabit the world inside our home.

By December 18, 2012 Read More →
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 →