Kitten Season

The Pixie Project doesn’t just rescue dogs. The also have cats! They foster cats and kittens waiting for adoption and the also have a small room with a few cats at the actual shelter. The last time Michael and I were there to walk dogs, I saw that they had TWO KITTENS! Two tiny kittens that must have only been about 8 weeks that were the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Next to my babies, of course.


The little tabby was pretty shy and didn’t really like me holding him. But the orange kitt was a little love bug. She was playful and hilariously uncoordinated. She let me pick her up and cradle her in my arms like a baby. She looked up at me with her pretty little eyes and just gazed.


The little bugger discovered my braided hair, too. She started batting at the braid and the realized there was a hairtie on the end of it that was removable and by golly she removed it. I grabbed it just in time before she ate it. Stinker.


Have you died from the cuteness yet? Don’t worry, I have two more pictures to share that will send you over the edge.



The little baby was tuckered out! All that playing. So yes, it is indeed KITTEN season! Consider rescuing some babies if you’re in the market for a cat. Kittens are a lot of work, though. Don’t disregard getting an older cat. There was one 8 year old tabby that looked a lot like Fat Kitty (but skinnier) and she plopped right down on my lap and started purring.

After the kitten play time, it was time to walk some dogs. Michael and usually end up walking a pair of chihuahua named Cindy and Tiki. I’ve written about them in the past. They are adorable and a little odd. They are older and Tiki has some gray hair on his face. Tiki is a great dog. He just wants to smell everything on his walk. He has his nose to the ground and just goes. Cindy is goofy. She tends to pull on the leash and when she stops to pee she does a hand stand.  It’s the funniest thing!


They were rescued from a crackhouse so they are very socialized. Nothing bothers them –bikers, kids, other dogs, nothing. They aren’t fazed one bit.

After Cindy and Tiki, we walked Chewy! Chewy was the dog I walked last time I volunteered at Pixie Project on my own, so I’m glad that Michael got to meet him. He’s the goofiest looking dog but SWEET. So affectionate. Chewy has a lot of energy but knows some commands like “sit”.


It was a hot sunny day and the dogs were SO HAPPY to be outside playing in it! After walking the dogs we were hot and sweaty and hungry so we went back downtown for dinner. Michael had a Groupon for Via Tribunali, a pizza place in Old Town. What I love about Groupon and Living Social is that it gives us the opportunity to try new places I haven’t heard of. I never would have known Via Tribunali was even there!

The place was really cute and had a perfect location– right next door to Voodoo Donuts. There was outdoor seating and plenty of people-watching opportunities. The wait staff was really friendly and quick. It was a pleasant experience.

We ordered the “SALSICCIA E CIPOLLA” pizza. It was Italian sausage, oven-roasted onions, fresh mozzarella, basil, grana padano cheese. It was a white pie, no mozzarella and they brought out sweet chili oil to go with it. Loved the chili oil!


It was a smallish pizza, perfect for two people to share. I had three pieces and that was perfect. It was thin crust and the crust was smoky and crispy. They also brought out scissors to cut the pizza! I’ve never seen that done before but Michael said that was how his grandma cut pizza.


The had a huge, gorgeous pizza oven that looked like a piece of art. It was a great place and we had a good dinner together. I’d definitely go back to this place!

Man, what a post! Kittens, dogs, pizza. The trifecta of happiness.

QUESTION: Are you getting kitten fever?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

16 thoughts on “Kitten Season”

    1. Cool! That’s great that you checked them out. When I go to volunteer I see a big display for the Fetch glasses but haven’t looked at their website yet. I need to do that. I love supporting companies that donate proceeds to charity.

  1. OMG!! I am so in love!!! 🙂 This is furry kitten and puppy heaven overload!! My son and I rescue kitties and we have a big version of the little orange guy. His name is Charles. It’s a wonderful thing you are doing – and soooo rewarding too. xo
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        1. That’s great you are fixing them. My old neighbor and I used to catch the kittens every spring and get them fixed and try to find homes. People would dump cats off in our neighborhood. 🙁

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