My Travel Kitty


Indigo adopted us 10 yrs ago when our big Lab Cody passed away.

He had been abandoned for some time before because we’d seen him out and about in our neighborhood.

He waited on our back porch for months while we grieved, we never noticed him.

Then one day, driving around the back, I saw him. Sitting hunchy on the step.

He looked so sad.

A few minutes later on my journey, I saw a homeless man, sitting in a bus shelter.

The first thought to occur was – He reminds me of the kitty!

Cat food was bought that very day.

The process of introducing him into our household ( as a temporary visitor at first ) was begun.

LuRain was terrified of him.

She was quite put out over his intrusion into her bereavement.

But that’s another story….

He is the Love of my Life, a brave and amazing little Man.




Travel Kitty by codifyer

We Don’t Care To Be Parted: My Family


My Family is unique.

We chose each other.

LuRain Penny ( on your left ) has been with me since the day we met in the 80’s.

She is a Singer, Songwriter and Philospher.

Her words are those I Live by.

Getting very old, unless she’s mistaken.

She’s not always on the Planet.

please-donut-disturb by codifyer

We’re still working on her autobiography, Maintenance Drinker in the New Age.

Her memory has become untrustworthy so she’s decided to “just make it up as we go along.”

Most of her time nowadays is spent sleeping with Indigo Kitty aka Capt. Black, Adventure Cat.


My Boy stalked us soon after we lost Cody, our big Lab.

He is the Love of my Life.

And I’m a Dog guy.

We live in pastoral simplicity between Mountain and Sea.


Lucky, huh?


aza 2017




Oz by codifyer

Oz by codifyer

Announcing the opening of my new blog

Pet Companion Resource: Loving Our Animals

In tandem with a Facebook page, this resource promotes real food for dogs and cats.

It will feature health and diet information, recipes, pet food industry recalls, and interviews with Animal Lovers, Activists, Artists, Writers, Businesses, Cooks, Charities, Shelters and Services.

 I’m a special diets cook for pets with many years experience.

It is my firm conviction we should not co-op the feeding of family members entirely to the pet food industry over which we have no control or actual knowledge of source material and process.

A recent FDA decision makes labeling the country of origin on meat no longer required.

It is incumbent on the consumer to be cautious when it comes to relying on companies and corporations with so many recalls and illness related products.

I hope you will join our group of animal lovers in sharing best practices and suggestions for the caring and feeding of our pets.

Contributions, links and comments welcome.

 Happy New Year to you.


aza cody

Lexi Headshot

Lexi Headshot by codifyer

Uncommon Animal Art 

Personalized Portraits of Loving Companions

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Tapestry Cat

Tapestry Cat by thecodifyer

Penny as the Tapestry Cat

Uncommon Animal Art 

Personalized Portraits of Loving Companions

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