Questions from the trail: Is that a Caterpie?

Great guess, but this is actually a real-life spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus) caterpillar! Josh and I couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this little guy by our campsite on the Appalachian Trail recently, and I am still in awe at how cartoony it looked even from just a few inches away. The caterpillar looks …

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Feline Friday: Pumpkin learns to paint a seascape, and we have a newcomer 

What makes a cat so relaxed she lounges on her back with her toes in the air? Why, a painting lesson, of course! I was feeling a little overwhelmed when I happened to scroll across the Bob Ross "Beauty is Everwhere" series on Netflix. Although I used to paint quite a bit, I had never seen …

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Worth the work, even on Labor Day

Alright, I suppose none of the work occurred on Labor Day, but Boyfriend Josh and I spent the weekend hiking over 20 miles on the Appalachian Trail, which was the most work I've ever done near a holiday. Although I think I slept more our first night back home than the previous two on the trail combined, …

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Feline Friday Special Edition: How To Pack Your Kitten

This week Lieutenant Pumpkin shows us her favourite ways to travel! The car is way cozier from inside a tote bag, she advises.   When preparing your suitcase, always pack your socks before your kittens. And don't you dare put that suitcase away when you're back! It's mine now. We left the suitcase on the floor …

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Feline Friday and Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

I know it's fuzzy, but she just looked so dramatic! Plus I think everything she does is adorable to begin with. This pose had me thinking of the Twilight Bark in 101 Dalmations (original cartoon). Any thoughts on what the feline equivalent would be?Visit Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge for a dose of furry and sometimes feathery …

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