Ten years of kitty love

September 27, 2018

Happy adoption anniversary to my favorite little black and white friend! It’s no mystery that we’ve both changed over the years. But I really realize it when I look back at the post from our third anniversary together. Cheers to many more years to come! You make me smile every single day. – love kitty mom

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Water for everyone

August 15, 2018

When it’s this hot and dry, the birds need fresh water too. Filling the bird baths is a daily activity that Archie loves. Yum! Bird-flavored water!

SO…I’m in India

April 21, 2015

Yep.  I’m in India.  Last Thursday Archie the cat left with his uncle Gizmo and my mom and dad for Missouri, and soon after John and I headed to O’Hare International to catch a flight to Delhi, India via Newark, NJ.

Why India? (Why not!) Actually I’m here on a work assignment for four months. (I’m a Communications Manager for Aon. Not sure if I’ve ever mentioned that.) That said, my company flew us business class which turns out to be first class on United for these SUPER long flights (14.5 hours from NJ). I am now officially spoiled and am not certain that economy class will ever suffice again. Note: “No cow” is not recognized by the airline as an option for a dietary request–you have to go with vegetarian–BUT (mental head slap – duh!) flying to India…defaults to a no beef menu.

Uncle Gizmo

Uncle Gizmo

Archie chilling in MO 2015

Archie chilling in Missouri

I have so much to say it’s almost stifling. Fortunately the heat has not been as so far I’ve spent the majority of my time in a hotel, air-conditioned car or the office. (The 10 day forecast starting today reads: 102, 103, 104, 105, 104, 103, 104, 106, 104 and topping off at 107!) That will become very real when John and I explore around Bharatpur, Ranthambore and Jaipur for the next five days.

Ok…so backing up. The flight was easy.  I had some concerns that I would be extremely anxious to be in the air for that long but the combination of excellent service, meals, drinks, movies, a little reading and sleeping made the time pass remarkably quickly.

United first class to Delhi

Arrival at the airport and transport to the Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon Baani Square went smoothly.  Passports and visas checked, customs, baggage claim, currency exchange…a random dog lying on the sidewalk on the way to the taxi…and then our India experience REALLY began!

An early morning smile

December 10, 2014

Meeow BH Tag

I thought this was exceptionally cute and seeing that I haven’t made time to post anything fun lately, I thought I would share this!

Garden Cat

July 1, 2014

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Super Bowl Flop

February 3, 2014

The game was definitely not captivating…

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Really John Says Archie

Really John?

Snow Cat

January 20, 2014

Snow Cat

I think it’s funny that this metal cat in the backyard has the same mask and jacket as Archie…


January 10, 2014

PLEEEEEEEEEEEZ Can I go outside today?  It’s above freezing.  Not that that matters to me…you know I wanted out when it was -20 degree something with wind chill…  PLEEEEEEEEEZ?!Archie - December 2013

Does he look guilty ... or is it just me?

What?!  I wasn't supposed to open it?!

What?! I wasn’t supposed to open it?!

Checking in to let you know that we are still out here doing our thing and all is well.  Can’t believe it’s already the end of October!  Grrrrr.  Been super busy at work and it’s making it difficult to stop and look at the beautiful colors of the changing leaves (that have almost all fallen – eek!) Hope all is well with everyone.  See you back here soon with something more interesting to post …

Have a great day all!

jen (by jennifer) and the Arch too

Three years ago September 27, I eagerly made the trip up route 59 to PetSmart to complete paperwork on what has turned out to be the best rescue I’ve ever made – Archie the Cat!  Thanks for three awesome years little boo boo!

Mark Your Calendars

June 15, 2011

Interested?  Watch for more information on this event and the Gardener’s Art Festival:  Enjoy the View at the Growing Place in Naperville.

Both events are scheduled for the same date.