Children & Pets

Our Favorite Children’s Books Featuring Animals


Here are a few of our favorites animal books that we have enjoyed for many years (ages 4-8). The first favorite book was Kitty Up, by Elizabeth Wojtusik. It’s a story of a cat that jumps out of a window chasing a ball, gets lost and finds his way home through his friend, the family […]

Tennessee’s state reptile is the Eastern Box Turtle- LEARN MORE!


Our native Tennessee’s Eastern Box Turtles are considered a threatened species. They have amazing homing devices, can close their shell completely and are meant to live long lives. Learn more about them and how you can help!

Family Day Trip: Chattanooga


We decided to head to Chattanooga for the day and experience the Tennessee Aquarium. We were very pleasantly surprised how family friendly the whole downtown area was with the two aquarium buildings set in the middle, picturesque Tennessee River beside, abundant parking in front and lots of family friendly restaurants (Ben and Jerry’s, Mellow Mushroom […]

Children Saying Goodbye to a Family Pet


Written March 11, 2014 Addison, my beloved cat of 15 years started bleeding over the weekend. For a cat who has been diagnosed in renal failure for 2 years and had an ultrasound 3 weeks ago showing large cysts in her kidneys and spleen I knew that couldn’t be good. We spent the weekend trying […]

Rescuing a Pregnant Stray Cat

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Originally Published April, 2014. Saturday we had to say goodbye to Addison, my beloved cat of 15 years (read more). It was a heart wrenching goodbye and I thought it would be months before we would rescue another kitty or two and take them into our home. God had a different plan. God’s Timing Monday […]