Apparently because my love for all things cute and furry is not shared with those to whom I am most intimate with, I have to start a blog dedicated to… animals-and by animals I really mean cats and dogs. My latest lifelong dream is to eventually live in a huge ass house with many cats and dogs. Does this make me some sort of animal hoarder or cat lady? Why yes it does. Am I ashamed of this? Fuck no. Cats and dogs are fucking cute and I am on a one woman campaign to inflict their cuteness on to anyone. You are Welcome.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I just wanted to get this out there in hopes that I can maybe write an actual post.

Right before she passed away

Sofia Susana Jackson died on June 30. We are still not sure what went wrong, but she had a heart attack and died in my arms on the way to the ER.

At the vet a week before

I still can not write much about this, as she was my little girl and I miss her so much everyday. I really wish the pain of her death will go away and instead I can focus on how she was the best good-bad dog and how she had so much personality.

The day she was adpoted

I love you Sofia and miss you greatly every day.

P.S. Our little family has grown as we have the addition of Godiva(rott mix) and Plato(cat) Jackson. Sofia would not have approved. However, her passing left such a big hole in my heart, I needed two animals to make it through the days and still it is not enough.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


So today I am that much closer to being a fully certified cat lady. Gato and Marco are going to be staying at the house for 2 weeks! I am so excited! All I need now is to get rid of the S.O. and for Mushoo and Bella to stay over so I can have 5 cats (or 6 cats if you count Irwin as two full grown cats). My master plan is now in action!

I get these two lovelies for a bit
Oh for those who don't have the pleasure of knowing Gato and Marco, they are Irwin and Sofia's other cousins. Gato, the tabby and Marco, the tuxedo are so ridiculously cute and sweet I usually don't have anything to write about them. They are the complete opposite of Sofia and Irwin, therefore every time I start writing a post about how sweet and adorable they are I end up crying on the inside with envy. They weren't always cuddle buddies. In the beginning, Gato use to bully Marco but now they spend an inordinate amount of time hugging and kissing... Sigh. I don't think Sofia and Irwin will ever get to that state.

UPDATE: Gato and Marco are being harassed by Irwin Peppermint. I wonder how long it is going to take them to realize Irwin has no claws... Irwin, don't fuck with Gato- she will mess you up.
Maybe I should have sweep before they came...

Oh jeez, this doesn't look good...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New year, new adventures

Welcome to the new year friends! I was hoping to post sooner with awesome pictures of the animals in their holiday best, but that never happened. Also Sofia almost died again, this time by falling off our spiral stairs of death. Of course, she is okay as she is a resilient little bitch.

So yes, this new year brings many new adventures. Irwin wants a facebook page and Sofia wants her own blog, but I highly doubt any of that will happen. Maybe I will work up the motivation to update you on their adventures, but for now, I will not. However, I will update you on this: I think it is time to add another member our family again. Through the magic of facebook, I was directed to this site and I have decided that Irwin most definitely needs a capybara brother or sister. 
omg, omg, omg!

Look at that face! How can I resist? Anyhow, who doesn’t love an over grown rat? NO ONE!!!!!!! All I need to do is get a pool and we are good to go! Sofia will come around eventually and learn to love her capybara brother or sister. I can only imagine how over joy the S.O. will be to walk Sofia and the capybara. Pure awesomeness, I tell you. I can totally see Irwin napping on the capybara’s back and all the amazing holiday pictures with the three of them in their outfits. Everyone will be mad impressed.

I probably have been sending an excessive amount of time on that website, I admit. I also seem to have my browser on the home page eagerly awaiting new updates from Garibaldi Rous’s (the capybara) site. I feel like part of the family now and I feel like Garibaldi is just my Texan cousin. I spent an inordinate time at work imagining cousin Gari visiting the animal house in Chicago and all the misadventures he, Sofia and Irwin would get into. Of course, Sofia will hate his guts at first, but then she will learn to love him and ask me if she can have a baby capybara brother and sister. Irwin and Gari will instantly connect and Gari will even let Irwin nibble on his ears… Then we will welcome a little baby capybara into our lives and of course little capybara will have his or her own blog and Gari will come and visit us in the summer when it gets too hot in Texas. Man that sounds like the life.

For now, I guess I will just have to keep entraining the fantasy. Here are some more pictures. Enjoy!
Look at his bf and brother Bakersfield!

How could you say no to that face?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Inspirational Quotes

S.O. and I made these inspirational quotes for you all to enjoy. I think it is important to spread the inspiration, so go on- spread it. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Whatev NYC- ChiTown totally rocks the hipster pubs way more!

They don't even look like hipsters!

Let me show you how its done assholes.

Stella prefers only vintage cigars from Cuba and thinks it taste better when she wears her smoking jacket. Sofia is trying to bring diapers back in style by telling everyone who will listen that diapers "are like so convenient".

Irwin Peppermint aka Pillow Paws, thinks Beirut’s new album is too mainstream therefore refuses to listen to it anymore ever though he brought their latest LP at their last show.

Of course it is not that my babies are even remotely anything like hipsters....

What happened to Sofia?

Many of you might think I have been neglecting Sofia a lot in this blog of late. I have, but not without good reason. My dearest little imp from hell has been deathly sick over the last months.  She’s not dead, worry you not, but she was near death for a bit. Sofia has dropped from a robust 24 pounds to 12. Now she’s at a lithe 13.7ish pounds. Who knew that death could be such a fantastic diet plan! Meanwhile, Irwin and I are sturdy like linebackers; Irwin is an impressive 19.5 pounds. Anyhow, I digress. This post is about Sofia, not me or Irwin.  


So the vets and her grandpa think she might have either Addision’s disease or IBS, therefore she is on steroids. Man, I thought puke fest 2011 was bad, until we had diarrhea fest 2011 that seemed like it was never going to end. The bathroom became everyone’s toilet and this did not a good time make. Then Sofia stopped EATING and HARASSING Irwin! Her two favorite things in the whole wide world! We knew something was seriously wrong. All I can say is THANK GOD for steroids. Sofia is pooping like a champ and eating with her usual vigor. I never would have thought that I would miss picking up actual lumps of poop! Seriously, when it's diarrhea all the time, seeing a solid poop for the first time in MONTHS was like the best moment of my life. Forget getting engaged, graduating college twice, winning the Olympics: picking up solid poop = BEST MOMENT OF MY GOD DAMN LIFE!  
Another before

Yay, Sofia is much better! However, things are not all cupcakes and sunshine. Now instead of shitting everywhere, she is peeing everywhere. Le. Sigh. I think I must have invested in a lifelong supply of puppy pads; she is like an unstoppable piss machine. I guess it is a major step up from an unstoppable diarrhea machine, but it still sucks. The bathroom now smells like urine all the time. For awhile she had a bladder infection and she was drinking like a horse, but now she is all clear from infection. At this point, I no longer know if she is just being lazy and thinks she is a person so she can now pee in the bathroom, or if she still can’t hold it. I really miss the days of having a pee free house… Luckily we have found a solution that seem to get rid of the pee scent for the most part and also gives me less cleaning to do. Of course S.O. has been advocating this item for the longest and I just didn’t believe it would actually work. I mean, who would think that DIAPERS would help the pee machine leave less messes in the house? I certainly didn’t. It is not a perfect solution and I still worry that keeping a diaper on that is full will lead to more infections, but it is helping for now.

Sofia modelling the lastest diaper fashion.

Where's Marco?