Howl-O-ween Hounds

We’ve all seen them. Dogs dressed like people. Cats in costume. The occasional hamster, gerbil, rabbit wearing a hat or goat wearing a shirt and/or pants. I’ve always thought people who dressed their animals were… let’s say… eccentric. I’ve never been one to do it. I still don’t… for the most part. In 1998, we received a chihuahua from a neighbor. He was always cold during the winter; so, we got him a sweater. Well, what do you do when that one sweater needs washing? You need another sweater. Chico ended up with several sweaters. Functional clothing was the extent … Continue reading Howl-O-ween Hounds

Dusty Dilemma

Back in the summer of 2009, Copper, a stray dog we had taken on some years ago, caught a 3 month old kitten in the yard. Copper, we believe, was a Jack Russell, Australian Heeler, possibly Beagle mix. He had a high prey drive to say the least. It was the middle of the night. The dogs had to go potty. They were out there for a little while before I realized something was wrong. I ran out to have a look see. Copper had something. Now, Hershey was good at catching cats, well, kittens. He’d catch them and bring … Continue reading Dusty Dilemma

Paws4Critters Design on Tshirts, Mugs, etc

Several years ago I was selling a variety of items online on a variety of selling sites. I’d like to introduce y’all to my Paws4Critters Designs. My cat and dog graphic designs I sell on numerous items. How the design came to be… I was starting to play around with Photoshop Elements. I taught myself through online tutorials how to take my photographs and turn them into line art drawings. I wanted to design a cat and dog design that was Paws4Critters. I worked with several cat and dog photographs I had on my hard drive. I finally settled on … Continue reading Paws4Critters Design on Tshirts, Mugs, etc

Finding Furever-homes Friday

Y’all have heard of “Throw Back Thursday.” I started a Facebook page several years ago for my local rescue, Red River SPCA. The rescue didn’t have a Facebook page, and the woman who ran the rescue didn’t do social media. I had some time, and since I couldn’t foster any animals, it was a way I could help. Red River SPCA is in the rural north Texas area known as Texoma. They do their best to rescue and find homes for dozens of animals – dogs, cats and horses, too. An all volunteer non-profit organization. As most anyone who’s been … Continue reading Finding Furever-homes Friday

Cost of a Rescue

I originally wrote the following post back in 2011 about Cody, shown above, who is now 7 years old. It was posted on an old blog, but I thought it would be a good post to repost on my new blog. Since writing about this one dog rescue and the couple of cats toward the end, I have since rescued more. A FeLV+ cat I could not keep went to live with a special lady and her new husband. She wanted to adopt him because she knew he would have a hard time finding a home. I fostered him for … Continue reading Cost of a Rescue


As I was posting cute cat & dog photos to facebook with cute stories or subtitles to go with them, it crossed my mind: maybe I should start a blog with the photos & stories. I had a blog years ago, but for some reason, I stopped. Maybe it was facebook. Maybe it was the bulky desktop computer. I have a laptop now. I have a smart phone now. If you’ve followed me on social media, you know I’m an animal lover, photographer, genealogist, dabble in graphic design and writing. I have published a couple of grayscale coloring books, as … Continue reading Introduction