Man vs. Beast. (Or @#$%! We Hit A Deer!)

We Drove Home The Better Part Of 147 Miles With This Damage.

With our crazy schedules, it isn’t possible to visit Mom for the weekend. We have to drive up and back on the same day. So this Mother’s Day, that’s exactly what we did. We had a really pleasant visit with my husband’s mother. We brought her irises from our garden, and a nice new vase […]

Life With Smidgen Today

Smidgen Likes Being Near Me. Here She's Lying On My Bed.

It’s been more than three years since we welcomed Smidgen into the family. It wasn’t really our intent to keep her, but we never found out where she came from. And I think all was lost as soon as we gave her a name. (If you haven’t read the story of Smidgen’s Rescue, click here.) […]

Rescued: Smidgen’s Story

Smidgen Then & Now; What A Difference 3 Years Makes

Our Own Little Miracle Baby Smidgen is the last cat we brought into our family and it’s hard to believe she has been with us for over three years. Smidgen’s rescue is the most dramatic and, perhaps, the only true rescue of the lot. If I had not brought her home that morning, and nursed […]

Feisty Feline Conquers The Cardboard Box

Maru, cat, and small cardboard box

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Once Again, It’s Maru: No Box Is Too Small” Maru is such an adorable cat. And Big! I wonder how a Scottish Fold would get along with the rest of the menagerie here, as my husband now wants one, since watching videos of Maru. This is a short video, […]

Mom Takes Snow Leopard Cubs Outside To Play

Snow Leopards. Mayhan And 3 Cubs

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Here Kitty, Kitty. Small And Adorable, Baby Snow Leopards At Zoo Basel” Last April, Basel Zoo announced the birth of three Snow Leopard cubs. This week, they released video of the three cubs coming out of the den for the first time. The mother, Mayhan, has kept them secluded […]

Adorable Otter Juggles Rocks For Fun

Cute Otter Playing With A Rock

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Playful Otter, Clown Prince Of The Animal Kingdom” Sorry. This video is no longer available. This is one of those cute videos that produces a feel good moment. Our ‘hero’ has chosen a good-sized rock to play with. You can hear people in the background, and the clip is […]

If you Haven’t Met Maru, You Don’t Know Cat

Maru, About To Pounce

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Meet Maru, A Scottish Fold Male Cat Living In Japan” There are a lot of online videos of cats. Yet every now and then, one cat stands above the rest. Maru is such a cat. He lives in Japan with his owner who is generous enough to share Maru […]

A Day In The Life: Otters At The San Diego Zoo

Otters and Boy at San Diego Zoo

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Playful Otters At The San Diego Zoo” Otters are fascinating creatures. I could spend an entire day at the zoo just watching their antics: the way they interact with each other, other animals, and with people. This video shows a little boy, maybe 4 or 5, who has attracted […]