The New Kitteh

IMG_20130926_192950Here is the latest addition to our family, Socks. Aka Sock-ey. I forgot how fun and painful it can be to have a kitten running around the house. Glaring at the birds. Glaring at the rat. She hasn’t glared at the leopard gecko or tarantula yet, thank goodness. She definitely earns her keep by going after the stinkbugs that have invaded our home. Last night we caught her climbing into the bottom of Ms. Cleo’s cage from which she was quickly extracted.

The Mutant Kitty still wants nothing to do with her, he’s avoiding her like the plague. He turns into a krabby patty around us even when she’s clear on the other side of the house. He is no longer my bathroom buddy when I get ready for work in the morning. That’s some mighty strong resentment there.

Ah, well, such is life with a zoo in the house. But their antics make it much more worth coming home to in the evening.


It’s Friiiiiiiiiiiiiday!

Austin Friday
Good happiness Friday afternoon! I’m excited as our Maine Coon mix Austin is that today’s Friday. This means lots of time to catch up on sleep this weekend and play with the birdies and newest addition to our family, Socks. Her picture can be found on the “cat bunch” page.

Socks is a (I think) 12-week old kitten that we got from a friend of ours. She’s a wonderful little ball of energy who is so darn curious and cute at the same time. I think she’s really taking a like to our Cleo, as she couldn’t stop standing up against the cage staring at her sitting up top. She loves to make biscuits and with her little nails, it can be painful but cute so we just let her go. Now the other cats, that was one big hissing fest. Moby is the only one who didn’t care and didn’t pay her any mind. Dewey, the Mutant Kitty, was sooooo upset that he went into the bedroom and hid the rest of the nite. Whenever I walked by, I got a 7-toed slap from him as if he were saying to me “Why did you bring that in here?!” I picked him up and even got 7-toed slapped a couple of times in the face. He was one pissed puss last nite! He seemed a little better this morning as he resumed his normal Bathroom Buddy duties. Jeddah looked at her, they sniffed noses and went their separate ways. So over the next few days there’s going to be some craziness going on with The Blesh Bunch but it’s going to be well worth it!

Why do this?

I know that there are people out there who think my husband and I are crazy for having six cats, one dog, five parrots, a tarantula, a leopard gecko, a rat and a bunch of fish, and that people say I don’t need to defend myself but I don’t mind sharing WHY we have such an array of pets.

All my life I never wanted to be involved with kids. I never wanted kids of my own. Sure, I had the stereotypical babysitting job, but that was the extent of my involvement with kids growing up. I don’t mind watching kids or playing with kids but at the end of the day, I like knowing that I can return them to their parents. Once we were asked by friends of ours if they ever had kids and anything happened to them (the parents) would we be willing to take in their child(ren) into our home. We said yes, we would. As mentioned before, I never wanted kids, although now that I’m married, my position is slowly changing. So until my husband and I graduate college and are ready to settle down permanently somewhere, it’s going to be pets for us. I honestly feel that each of us are put on this earth for a reason. There are some people who like to spend their time and money doing things for charity organizations that help people, and there are some people who like to spend their time and money doing things for charity organizations for pets / animals. For 33 out of the 35 years of my life, I was 100% the latter. There are a lot more corporations and organizations that will donate to human charities than animal/pet charities and I just feel more peaceful knowing that I can help out those who need it and don’t have a voice.



I’ve tried blogs before but just haven’t found that right “blog home.” So I’m going to give WordPress a try because a friend of mine uses it and I like the layout of his blog.

This blog’s going to be about the musings of the zoo we have at our humble abode. And by zoo I mean the one dog, soon to be six cats, three (out of five) parrots, a rat, leopard gecko, fish and rose-haired tarantula.

We don’t have any kids so we take great enjoyment in having pets. It goes without saying that there is never a dull moment in our house whether it’s the parrot barking, the dog sniffing and rolling on the rug like she found something stinky or the cat who plays fetch with his crinkly toys.

But I’m also going to take this one step further and provide information on articles that I think folks may find useful in regards to their pets health. I will only post from credible sources and post that information as well.

My husband works as a manager at the local PetSmart and would like to one day be a district or regional manager and me, well, I’m a trainer by trade so there’s really nothing exciting there. I’m going to try and post every couple days, I don’t want to inundate readers right off the bat. Or is it back?