Time for a photo “roundup”… it’s so unique to Houston to be able to have a bustling city atmosphere and then 3 minutes later see Longhorns – gotta love Houston! 🙂
El Gato Coffee House in Houston, Texas is the first of its kind here! I love the concept!! Grab a cup a coffee and hang out and love on some cats, or better yet…adopt a new family member! Allow me to explain….
“El Gato Coffeehouse is Houston’s first cat cafe, partnered with the Houston Humane Society. Our mission is to provide a comfortable environment for adoptable cats until they find their furever home. If guests aren’t looking to adopt, they can enjoy cat therapy, which also helps socialize the cats.
The Cat Cottage houses our adoptable resident gatos. There is an hourly cover to play with the adoptable cats which includes complimentary coffee. Booking online is strongly recommended to guarantee your spot at your desired time and to avoid a wait. Stay tuned for updates on our full-service cafe coming at a later date.” (Source: www.elgatocoffeehouse.com)
Above Photo: Gwen, a happy adopted pup rescue from South Texas Labrador Rescue adopted by Michael Graves and family.
Today we visit Congressman Bill Archer Dog Park in Houston, Texas. The dog park is 17 acres of pup bliss. There’s a small dog section with an agility area, large pond and walking path of .29 miles, 2 covered sitting areas, restrooms (located outside the park at far end of parking lot), for humans, plenty of mini fire hydrants and waste bags throughout to help you clean after your pup and doggie showers once you’re done. The area for the big pups has the same amenities but with .81 miles of walking paths and a larger play area.
Above: Nile Crocodile
I first learned of Crocodile Encounter while at a recent festival. I was so incredibly blown away by Mr. Leonard Brown and Andrew Austin’s presentation, that contacting Mr. Chris Dieter, Owner of Crocodile Encounter seemed the next logical step. He was kind enough to agree to meet me on Sunday, May 7, 2017 so I drove about 1 hour to Angleton, Texas meet Mr. Dieter and see the actual facility in person.
P.S. I PROMISE your kids and YOU will LOVE it!!!
As my daughter’s “Hoosier” Dad pointed out recently, the Northern Cardinal is Indiana’s Official State Bird and has been since 1933. However, Indiana is not alone…Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia all choose this as their State Bird! The males are the beautiful red ones, the females are the brown ones with reddish wings. I just think they are beautiful and sound so cheerful! To me, they have always been associated with a sign of good luck and happiness! I always tell my kids, when I see my Red Cardinals, I know it’s a good omen and will be a wonderful day!
Splish splash he was taking a bath…
Since I was recently in Katy, Texas with Max to check out Mary Jo Peckham Park, I decided to go next door to the City Of Katy Off Leash Dog Park. They have a little pups area that is more for dogs Max sized and then the big dog area. Max loves to go to the big park area as it’s so much more room to wander, so a let him as long as I don’t see any ruff 🙂 pups and I leave his leash on but let it drag behind him in case I need to grab him quickly.
Max loves to just spend forever sniffing! Whatever makes him happy 🙂
Met all sorts of friendly little pups there.
Crocodile Encounter put on a wonderful, educational and FUN show at the 10th Annual Bridgeland Nature Fest!!! The two gentlemen conducting the show were brilliant!! Their connection with the crowd of varied ages and their energy levels were fantastic!!
Photo: (Left), Mr. Leonard Brown, Zookeeper and Presenter for Crocodile Encounter, (Right) A lady with a great sense of humor!
This poor, unsuspecting victim was volun-told to go up onstage, she trusted this nice, young man, Leonard with Crocodile Encounter!! Big mistake!!!…. Continue reading “Skink!!! Fun with Crocodile Encounter!!”
Photo: (Above: Jeff Corwin holding an Echidna)
The crowds at the Bridgeland Nature Fest were all super excited to see this man!! Jeff Corwin of The Animal Planet.
Photo: Jeff Corwin of The Animal Planet (Nice guy in person too!) – He stayed for photo’s and autographs for the crowds.
Mr. Corwin certainly brought out the crowds and after watching his performance I understand why! He did a fantastic job at capturing the attention of 3 year olds to old folks like me!