Kitty Close Ups


I can’t remember if I introduced you to the newest addition to our family, Henry. We got him back in June — I can’t believe it’s been that long! He was 6 weeks when we brought him home so that would make him 5 or 6 months old now. He is incredibly sweet and loves to cuddle. Basically the opposite of Alice. He sleeps on my face which I like and dislike. It’s hard to push a soft furry ball away. Here are some pictures I took of them yesterday.
Henry's Whiskers
Henry's Whiskers 2
Henry Sleeping
Henry Sleeping 2
Henry's Fluffy Tail
Alice's Close Up

desk buddy


I’m at my desk going through my rss reader, and look who decided to hang out? Don’t her little mitten paws make you saw ‘Awwww’?

Alice on the desk
Alice on my desk
Alice on my desk

Hope you guys have a great weekend!


Adventures in Zip lining!


I did something today that I never do: drag myself out of bed at 5:30 in the morning. But it was for a great reason! To go zip lining! It was Ryan’s Mom’s idea (she’s awesome like that) for us to go zip lining the next time she came to visit. Sometime later, we found a great deal on Groupon for the Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. The Royal Gorge is about two hours away and we had to be there at 9am, so early rising was a must. And I don’t regret. It was a BLAST! Here are a few pictures I took during the tour.

Beautiful zipline scenary
zipline linda steph ryan
zip line tied
zipline ryan linda

Aaaannnd! For those who don’t follow me on instagram (IG name is growlingsteph), let me introduce my new ‘do! I went for it and did the whole thing PINK!

royal gorge steph

This picture was taken at the Royal Gorge near The Royal Gorge Bridge. What a disappoint that was. It is known as the second (first highest until 2001) highest bridge in the world. Unfortunately, you have to pay to even get near it, or even get a good look at it. They have these really ugly big-enough buildings right in front of it, so unless you want to pay to walk/drive on it, seeing it is out of the question. There is a “Royal Bridge Viewpoint” but unless you can see around corners, it’s not really a viewpoint.

All in all, it was a great day, and I would love to zip line again! We heard there is a good one in Durango. I wonder how far away that is….


animal shelter visit


I have been planting this seed — not so abviously — in Ryan’s brain that we need another cat in our life. When we left for work the other morning, Alice sat in the window and watched us go. Ryan said “Maybe she is lonely when we’re at work…” Victory #1!. Yesterday, I mentioned going to an animal shelter and he didn’t fight me. Victory #2! I think it’s gonna happen.

shaved kittyshaved kitty

This one was really hamming it up. I think she really wants to be adopted. Per our vet’s recommendation, we are looking for a young male kitten. But this one was tempting. Look at that tail!!

I love Alice to death but she needs a playmate and I need an animal that won’t get mad when I want to give her snuggles. Wish me luck!