Apologies for the lack of updates lately but at the moment all our energy, time and money has been going towards getting estimates for a new roof, which we need to take care of before the winter and fixing some emergency plumbing problems. Both are very unglamorous tasks but need to be done.
We also welcomed two new family members into our home. A couple of adorable kittens we've named Dot (silver tabby) and Max (black & white fluffy tuxedo). Dot and Max were shelter kittens in desperate need of a new home.
I recently started doing some volunteer work for the Whiskers, Tails and Feral animal shelter (trying to help them build a website, blog, etc.). They rescue abandoned cats & dogs in Napa as well as feral cats and try to save adoptable animals who are scheduled to be euthanized at the Napa city run shelters. Our current cat Uschi seemed like she might enjoy some kitty companionship so we started considering our options. We were only going to adopt one more cat or kitten but when we saw Dot and Max we fell in love with them both and we didn't want to separate them. They grew up in a cage together and they were extremely close.
We picked up Dot & Max a few weeks ago and couldn't be happier about our decision. The young furry siblings are incredibly sweet, extremely affectionate and very playful. Dot follows her brother Max around like she's his shadow. One of the many pleasures of finally being able to own our own house is having the ability to share it with animals in need and Andis and I love cats so I'm glad we could give Dot and Max a good home. 3 cats seems to be our limit but we loves all sorts of animals so who knows what the future holds? A fishtank? Some reptiles? Anythings possible.
If you happen to live in Northern CA and are thinking about adopting a kitten please consider adopting from Whiskers, Tails and Ferals in Napa. The local Petco in Napa allows the organization to operate from their building but they're not associated with it and they're trying to purchase or rent their own building because they're overrun with unwanted or abandoned animals that need responsible new owners. They currently have a LOT of adorable kittens that need homes. We've adopted 3 cats from Whiskers, Tails and Ferals in the last few months and all of the kitties have been sweet-natured and loving. For more information please visit the Whiskers, Tails and Ferals Facebook page.
You can find more pictures of Dot & Max in my Flickr Gallery.