Dear Kitten:

Have you seen that video? It has to be one of my all-time favorites on Youtube. Every time I watch it, I giggle and giggle. Va-coom. Makes me laugh every.single.time! Well…that video is coming to life in my very own house right now!

A week ago, I found an itty-bitty kitten hiding under a car in the parking lot at work. In the rain. Covered in fleas. Ribs showing. My heart melted. Needless to say, he came home with me.

We kept him separated from our cat and dog for the first few days. Once the vet gave the ok, he joined them. It has been so fun watching our beloved pets take on this new little tyke. Cameo, our 11-year-old Cockapoo, is the ultimate big sister. She follows little Petie around. Whenever he starts getting into something he shouldn’t (which is every other second), she uses her nose to push him along. It is so sweet!

Piper, our oversized Tiger…er…cat, was a bit stand-offish at first. Now that he has realized little Petie isn’t going anywhere, they are having a grand time! We are hoping that all the playtime will help our Piper-boy drop a few pounds. In the meantime, we love watching Piper show Petie the ropes of the house…namely how to hide from the va-coom!

Love this baby! #peterpiper #ittybittybaby

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(Also…did you catch the names? Peter. Piper. We crack ourselves up! As hubs says, we WILL NOT be getting a Pepper or a Pickles! So DO NOT OFFER US ANOTHER CAT! )

hello cameo!

Welcome to my little space on the web-o-sphere! A little bit about me: I am a textile/graphic designer, lover of essential oils and fur-babies, a Believer with a capital B, a history buff, and a woman trying to live a more natural life. This blog will touch a bit on all of these things…sometimes in the same post!

The name of my blog, hello cameo, is an ode to my sweet 11-year-old pup, Cameo. She was named after my Grandmother’s cameos, which my Grandfather brought back from Italy to her after fighting in WWII. Cameo jewelry is an amazing juxtaposition. It is made from coral, which takes thousands of years to create. It’s rough, jagged, and can injure. Yet the jewelry carved out of that coral is delicate, soft, smooth, and absolutely beautiful! A lot like life. It can be hard, but you can create something beautiful. Join me on my journey!