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Long Time Coming

My last post was on Halloween, and I apologize for my absence to those who have missed In Otter News. I hope you will forgive me when I tell you the reasons why:


1. I got engaged!

"dramatic reenactment of actual event"


2. Since getting engaged, I spent much of November in Denver, Colorado, much of December in Buffalo, New York, and much of January in Los Angeles, California. I’m back home now in Baltimore, Maryland, for the foreseeable future. I plan to write much more on my blog from here on out.


Back in September of 2014, I had an opportunity to change jobs, and move across the country. I moved into corporate housing, and so I had to leave my dog with my loving and wonderful future parent-in-laws, until I was in a more stable environment.  She was entirely loved and well taken care of in my absence but I missed her wholeheartedly.  I am thrilled to say that Schatze, the Border Husky (half border collie, half husky), is now at home with me in Maryland.  We are like two peas in a pod again, and I couldn’t be happier.


Here's Schatze, ready and happy to come home with me.


It was a long car ride home...


Here's Schatze in her new home with me, meeting my hamster, and learning that hamsters are friends, not food.

Giving Thanks… for the Cat Aquarium

It’s been six weeks since my last blog post.  Lately I find that reading and writing about animals makes me sad and lonely for my own cats, who are staying with my parents until I have a home again, and am no longer traveling for work. So, I haven’t been inspired to write anything, until today.


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for having wonderful parents, who can and will take care of my kitties while I’m away.  Thank-you, so much.


Not all animals are so lucky.  Some kitties have no home at all, and live out in the wilds.  Come wintertime, the stresses of life can be tough for little feral furries.

Enter: The Cat-Aquarium Man.

This concerned man has built what he is calling a “Cat Aquarium” for Thanksgiving this year.  He wanted strays to have a place to go during the weather, so he built a cat aquarium, mounted against his window so the inside of it was visible from inside the house.  It’s like having his own kitty tv channel! … which his kids love, of course.

While this many cats is probably too much for one person to rescue, providing a safe place for them to stay is a great idea. Let’s just hope that window stays closed… ’cause they’ll scatter… into a chaotic kitty frenzy!

Way to go, Cat Aquarium Man. May you inspire others to build kitty looking boxes into their home windows.  Kitty tv channels for everyone!

Waltz of the Furries

It’s been twelve days since my last post.  I’m getting more and more comfortable living here in Maryland, especially with my roommates, who are becoming more like family everyday.  Here to demonstrate, are a kitteh, a doggeh, and a monkeh, who are just about the best of friends.  What Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers has to do with them… I’m not sure, I just know that I like it. ^_^



Happy Monkday :_)


Crazy Times

It’s been ten days since my last blog post. So much is changing and happening. I’ve changed jobs, and have been/will be traveling much more, and I”ll be moving too. Phew! Life is crazy. How crazy is it? Crazy as a rabbit crushing soda cans… with his tongue sticking out.



Happy Bunday (|^_^|)

Jack is Back

It may be Monday, but it feels a lot like Caturday around my house.  After being lost in the neighborhood wilds since Thursday night, our Jack the Cat was returned to us this morning by a friendly neighbor.  I am beyond happy to have Jack back home.