• Furry Friends
  • Happy Trails

    A little over 11 years ago on a beautiful Easter morning, Matt and I made a decision that would forever alter our lives. We decided that it was time to adopt a dog named Groucho, if he was, in fact, still available. We had lost our first furry friend, May, a few months earlier. I […]

  • Benjamin
  • We’re on Lake Time

    We got out of town Thursday night and headed Jackson Lake. It’s a nice state park about 90 minutes from our house. It’s also in theĀ opposite way from most of the traffic, so it really is 90 minutes. Though much of it lacks shade, we got a great loop to setup on and had decent […]

  • Furry Friends
  • Hedgie FAQ

    Whenever we talk to someone about the hedgehogs, there is a great deal of interest and a lot of questions. They aren’t quite your typical pet, but they’re very sweet and pretty interesting. What do they eat? In the wild, hedgies are insectavores, a diet rich in protein. So in suburban Denver, ours eat cat […]

  • Furry Friends
  • Hedgies!!

    Well I better post quickly while I can!! I have had an annoying issue with WP login that is apparently pretty common and pretty hard to diagnose and correct. I’ve tried tons of solutions only to have most of them not work long-term. Frustrating. But ultimately off topic. Because as of Thursday, we are hedgehog […]

  • Furry Friends
  • The Petting Game

    The Nichols household is currently in the throes of pet selection. It all started with our trip to Nashville. Tabby saw a mouse trapped in a sticky trap. It was all she told her classmates about her trip to Nashville. It is all she has wanted to talk about lately. And it culminated in some […]

  • Camping
  • Gone Camping

    Before I say anything else, I just want to point out the amazing image on the right. I bought it from a very talented artist on Etsy and it now hangs in my powder room along with the print my mom got me on my last b’day – there’s a theme, in case you were […]

  • Fitness/Outdoors
  • Good Intentions

    I meant to post yesterday, but somehow I blinked and the day was over. Well I will make up for it today. Or not … we’ll see. So what is going on? We leave for Nashville in about a week (our insane neighbor and his pit bulls and AK-47s is watching our place, so don’t […]

  • Furry Friends
  • Camping!

      My dad is outdoorsman extraordinaire and loves to spend any and all available weekends in the great outdoors. He fishes, camps, hunts, hikes, and sleeps under the stars. Being a wonderful grandfather, he’s been talking about taking Tabby (as well as Ben) camping with him for a while now. This weekend, we finally made […]