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, […]

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 […]

Cute Kitty Clip: Mama Cat Hugs Her Sleeping Kitten

Mama Cat Hugs Sleeping Kitten

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Maternal Instinct: The Bond Between Mother And Child” Cuteness alert! I know we humans like to assign our own emotions to the actions of our pets. But this short video shows that some emotions are instinctive and universal. This mama cat is sleeping with her kitten, and has her […]

Cat Attack – No Shadow Is Safe!

Three Kittens Playing With Shadows

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Attack Of The Killer Kittens” Sorry. This video is no longer available. These three kittens are fearless in their attack, of the shadow or each other. It’s not a long video, just a little over a minute, and the resolution isn’t that good. But it is just so darn […]

Laundry Day Means The Cat Will Play

Cat Playing With Laundry

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Front Loading Washer Pulls Double Duty As Cat Toy” Like small children, cats seem to prefer to play with the wrapping rather than the toy. In this case, the wrapping is the clothes washer. As the clothes spin, the moving colors grab the cat’s attention though the window in […]

Not So Golden Moment For This Golden Lab

Denver Makes Her Guilty Face

Click Here to Watch The Video: “Grin And Bare It: Denver’s Guilty Face.” Dogs, like children, react in many different ways when faced with the evidence of their misbehavior. Some deny it, pretending they have no idea what you’re talking about, looking up at you with big brown eyes of feigned innocence. Some run off […]