We have a 4-legged addition to the family!

Hubby and I adopted a Catahoula Leopard mix from a local rescue organization last week and it’s like having a toddler in the house!

(We’d never heard of this breed before, but are quickly becoming educated.  She’s a mix, so considerably smaller and calmer than a pure-bred.)

She’s one year old and full of vim, vinegar, and mischief.

(Except when she’s passed out, recharging her batteries!)

Tuckered Out

Tuckered Out





Learning to sit

Learning to sit








We’ve named her Callie; partly in deference to her southern Louisiana roots, and partly due to her calico markings.

Aren't I cute?

Aren’t I cute?











Never mind all the balls, string toys, stuffed animals, and other spendy toys we bought -she loves a bucket the best!  She rolls it around the yard, pouncing on it and growling it into submission.


Her nick-name is Monkey because she climbs her way onto my lap with no effort at all.  She loves to cuddle!!

Her foster mom allowed her on the lap, couch, and bed.  She’s so cute it’s hard to say no, but we’re trying to break those bad habits.  Well… except this time as shown!  🙂

Naughty Naughty!

Naughty, but so sweet!


So, our house is toddler-proof again and we’re re-learning how to train a puppy.  (Or is she training us?)

She’ll be meeting our grandpuppy Jessie soon, and we anticipate them becoming great friends!

If I go missing, it’s because I’ve gone to the dogs again!


How about you?  Do you have a special pet at your house?