About Us


Cat mom, fitness enthusiast, swimmer, holistic health seeker, yogi, aspiring gardener, lover of sunny Cancun beaches, gentle spirit, high sales achiever and entrepreneur.  These are just a few of the ways I would describe myself.  I was born in Houston, TX, and spent most of my childhood growing up in the small town of Magnolia, not too far from Houston.  With the exception of my first two years in college, I’ve always had cats as pets.  My first baby pictures show me as a newborn stuffed in a Christmas stocking with a beautiful white kitty sitting relaxed beside me.  Evidently that experience left a lasting impression on me, and I’ve always felt a special connection to cats.  Longing to return to the big city I attended college at The University of Houston with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Marketing.  Pursuing a passion for fitness I spent over thirty years in the industry, culminating in a very successful career in Membership Sales at the Houstonian Club, an exclusive country club style health club in Houston, TX.   A foot injury that wouldn’t heal led me to seek out alternative, holistic and natural medicine back in 2005, and it’s been quite a journey of discovery and learning ever since.  Now a passion that I love to share with others, my goal is to help people help themselves and their cats along their path to holistic health.  I have taken courses in holistic health for animals, muscle testing, and animal communication.  My life is shared with my husband Rich of over 20 years and our four cats:  Lili, Rocket, Gunner, and Aylen.




Hershey, born August 19, 2001, is a natural mink Tonkinese.  He was truly a “momma’s boy” and adored his mom.  We often joked that he must have been royalty in a past life and somehow never forgot this.  He loved to be carried, held, and cuddled–all the time.  He expected to be waited on hand and foot, and was happy to let us know when his expectations were not being met by the loud wailing he belted out from any room that helped amplify his voice.  He was the top cat in our household and was quick to remind the twins whenever they bothered him.  He loved playing with string and even taught himself how to fetch as a kitten.  Even as he aged he still enjoyed running wind-sprints throughout the house and batting around the toy mice.  He passed away peacefully while being cuddled in mom’s arms on July 7, 2018, just a few weeks shy of his seventeenth birthday.  




Lili was born July 16, 2006, is a lilac mink tortie Tonkinese.  Without a doubt, she adores her daddy and has him completely smitten with her.  Her quiet and gentle personality lends her to be a bit shy, but she is very self entertaining and spends hours daily playing with her favorite yellow ball.  For a tiny girl, only 7 pounds, she has a loud voice that proudly lets us know that she is an accomplished athlete and ball handler.  Her affectionate personality sticks to you and daddy has nicknamed her Fungus because “she grows on you.”  She prefers to spend the day hanging out in daddy’s office in her own chair complete with a soft, comfy bed, right next to dad.



Rocket and Gunner

Rocket and Gunner, born June 24, 2008, are champagne mink Tonkinese twins that we just couldn’t separate so we adopted them both.  They are both big talkers and love to be where the action is.  They are not only inseparable, but they are truly connected spirits.  They somehow mirror each other when they sit, sleep, or just hang out.  They are full of mischief, and their energy feeds off each other.  Despite their naughty side they are very affectionate and love carried and cuddled.  They love people and welcome everyone who comes to visit.  Their intelligence and sense of adventure has always been fun to watch, especially when they play chase on their cat-walk in the living room or serving their interests to come and go through the kitty door to and from the interior courtyard where they spend hours sunbathing during the warmer months.  Not exactly the normal size Tonks, they weigh around 13 pounds and seem giants compared to the other cats.




Aylen, born July 31, 2015, is the newest baby to join the family.  She too is a champagne mink Tonkinese, and her name means “happiness” in the native American Mapuche Indian tribe.  She is such a little tom boy, and gives the twins a run for their money.  Confident and fearless, she has no concept of how small she is.  She loves to cuddle, especially at night, in mom’s arms and always wants to be wherever her family is.  To see her blossom and grow is such a joy, and her persistent cuteness has won over the hearts of the other furry family members.  Surprisingly she has sparked more activity and exercise in the twins and keeps everyone on their toes.  Not to be outdone by Lili, she will play fetch with us or entertain herself with her favorite mouse or sparkle balls for hours.  Her favorite meal is raw quail and will growl at any cat who even comes in close vicinity while she’s happily crunching away.  The happiness she has restored to our home is long overdue by the loss of Snowbear.