Tag: family pet

Happiness is a warm rescue kitten… No, really, it is.

Happiness is a warm rescue kitten… No, really, it is.

Decades of research show that volunteer activity is significantly associated with multiple health benefits, both psychological (higher levels of happiness and self-esteem, lower levels of stress and depression) and physical (improved cognition, decreased mortality)*. What’s more, studies show that interacting with animals decreases blood pressure […]

Someone In Our House Is Pregnant… And It’s Not Me

Someone In Our House Is Pregnant… And It’s Not Me

When our big old lovey cat Raffy passed away two months ago, his best buddy Leo was bereft. The poor thing was up at night wandering the house, yowling, then moping about all day… Then, the kids were begging us… We had to adopt another […]

The Biggest Pain In The Ass Cat You Could Ever Love: We’ll Miss You, Raffy

The Biggest Pain In The Ass Cat You Could Ever Love: We’ll Miss You, Raffy

Back in 2008, when Hubby and I were newly engaged and just settling into the Boston area, we decided to adopt a cat. I went down to the local animal shelter, determined to bring home a cat, or two, that may otherwise have a hard […]