Thursday, November 14, 2013

Paws Cause...and a link-up.

I am very excited because today, I am linking up with Jackie and Karly.  The link up titled Pets are People Too.  A link-up that is all things pet related!  Very exciting.

I am going to use this opportunity to introduce you to all of my fur babies and to also speak to you about an important cause. 

First I will introduce you to our pups.
This is Aramis.  The most dignified dog in the world. He likes red wine and long walks in the park.  Well, he likes the second thing anyway.  
My husband rescued him before we met and they have been in love ever since.
This scruffy lad is Cooper.
My husband got him from a friend who could no longer care for him.  We didn't hit it off right away when I first started dating the hubs.  He would pee on my backpack when I would come over after class.  But we love one another now and he is THE cuddliest dog on the planet.

Now, I love dogs...but I LOVE cats. Like obsessed love.  So here are our putties.

This is Hearsay the Law Cat...

My husband found him living underneath his office building when we were fresh out of law school and living in Houston.  When my husband left the job...Hearsay came with him.  He is so fat and lazy.  He is the laziest of all.  He makes Garfield look like Lance Armstrong.  He has zero use for me or anyone else except for my husband.  He is truly in love with him.

Are you starting to see a pattern?  Yes, my husband is the cat and dog whisperer and hoarder. He is three reality shows wrapped up into one fur covered ball.

And now for my sweet baby girl, Lola Meowza.  She is our only girl.  Our little beauty.  She followed us home one night while we were out walking the dogs.  She walked right through the door and into our hearts.  The sweetest thing God ever made.  Until she is not.  And then she scratches your eyes out.  And I love her for it. She likes to pose for the camera...

She is very well read...

 She really likes to "hide"...

She just sucks at it..

And now for the star. My cat that I rescued while living alone for the first time, before I ever met my husband...the most beautiful jerk in the world...Sir Kittypuss Whiskers Meowington III.  Or Kittypuss.

He is the love of my life...and this is what he does all day when not following me around wanting to two-step to George Strait with me...

All of our babies were rescues. We really, really like to advocate rescue pets rather than going to breeders. There are so many pets already out there that need a home. If you are looking for a certain breed, there are rescue centers for specific breeds all over the place. Please consider it. Otherwise, breeders continue to bring more and more babies into the world and sweet babies like ours are stuck in cages or put to sleep. Not to mention puppy mills.  Don't get me started. It breaks my heart.

My husband and I also like to promote spaying and neutering to end the cycle of feral animals being born in and dying in the streets. If a stray is out and about in our neighborhood we will pick it up and pay to get it neutered.

My husband volunteers at the Dallas SPCA most weekends.  The SPCA raises funds for its' SPCA of Texas' Spay/Neuter Clinic at Village Fair in South Dallas.  Each year, the Village Clinic performs more than 11,000 low cost spay/neuter surgeries in high need areas to help moderate the stray animal population. If this is something you think you may want to donate to or volunteer for please see this website.  Also, there is a gala and silent auction each year put on by the Paws Cause that the public can purchase tickets to and all proceeds go to the cause. Please see that information here.  Also, If you would like to join the event committee, please let me know.

Be kind to animals because pets are people too!

Hope you liked my babies. If not, they will attack!


Covered in cat hair,

the baby giraffe
Jade and Oak


  1. Your babies are all soooo adorable! I think that rescuing a pet is much better than going to a breeder. There are so many animals that need good homes and it looks like all of yours found one. :D

  2. I loved this post! Thanks, Brie!! Adopt, don't shop! xoxo

  3. all of your furbabies are so cute and love that you were able to rescue them all! I agree that rescuing is such a good cause. thanks for linking up!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  4. All of your furbabies are absolutely precious! I laughed out loud at the first picture of Hearsay and those last two photos. Too funny!

    I love that you guys pick up strays and pay to have them neutered. That really shows your dedication.

  5. What a fun looking crowd! You have a ton of pets like I do. Go all the way or go home, right?


  6. i don't think i knew you had that many cats!!! they are all so cute!

  7. Nice to see an update on how all of the animals are doing! What a cool cause!

    Take care,


  8. Lovely Furbabies and a GREAT story!! They are definately special and lucky to have both of you:)