• Dogs and Cats Living Together!

    Cheeto’s New Basket

    my kitty #1 copyrightbbthompson2021 (1)
    Cheeto’s new basket
    Cheeto’s new basket is getting broken in. Way before the lockdowns there were these things called silent auctions at charities to fundraise. My 50s something women’s’ group went to a cat rescue ranch. I bid on way too many things, but it was for the kitties. This basket came packed with all kinds of decorative fun things. I bid on it for the bird feeder made of plates and cups. The basket itself was lagniappe, a bit of something extra. Cheeto came to us as an injured semi-feral kitty. He adores my husband, but still occasionally bites or scratches him. His love is not easily won. Cheeto finally got the basket, padded with a soft towel and a hope he’ll learn to trust us completely. He allows me to sit near and that’s enough for now.
  • Dogs and Cats Living Together!

    Adopt a Pet This Weekend: Pete the Bolter & Shelly Belly

    Pete the Bolter, my Executive Assistant, has been with me over two years, adopted from a Harris County No Kill Animal Shelter out in Cypress, Texas.

    Pete would like to respectfully suggest that you check out your local animal rescue groups and shelters when looking for a new pet family member.  Don’t want a puppy?  There are lots of adult dogs, cats, birds and more in need of a forever and loving home.

    This is Shelly Belly, my former personal bodyguard, another one of our “rescued” dogs who stole her way into our hearts.  She’d been at a rescue shelter for several months, was adopted and returned, before my youngest son and I found her.  Shelly passed away after many wonderful years with us, adopted as an adult, and she will always be my Pointy-Earred Princess.

    Adopt a pet, save a life, and perhaps your own.