We are starting a new feature in our newsletter – a charity of the month.  The organization will help drive sales to our site, and in return we will give them a portion of that month’s proceeds.  For the first month (February) we are partnering with a non-profit near and dear to my heart, Broad Shoulders Animal Rescue.

Scott and I have been fostering cats and kittens as part of Broad Shoulders’ all-volunteer foster network for about 2 years now, and we love it!!!  People ask if it is hard to say goodbye to the cats once we get attached, and it is.  It’s bittersweet, really.  But we know they are going to a good and permanent home (which is something we can’t provide at this point) and at the same time, we are looking forward to the next cat, of course.

These are the furry friends we’ve made through Broad Shoulders, and I’m happy to report that they are all doing well in their new homes.  I hope these pictures make you want to adopt and/or foster, too.

Scott and Circe take a cat nap.
brother and sister, Apollo and Artemis

Three sisters:



Electra aka Agent Orange Stripe

Scott and Juniper

the cross-eyed and oh-so-affectionate Chunk aka Mr. Noisy aka Maurice


Pepper is a sweetheart who loves to be pet and to play with strings and balls!  She’s still available for adoption; send Broad Shoulders an email at to set up a time to meet her.