Hey All!  Happy New Year! 

Just wanted to let everyone know that Sean and I are at a photography convention right now and we’ll be out of the office until January 10th.  We’re learning lots and getting geared up for another great year with you wonderful people! :o)  We will be responding to all correspondence upon our return.  Thank you so much for your patience while we’re out of town!

FYI–BEWARE!  Our home is being guarded by wild jungle beasts!


You don’t want to mess with Dirtball! ;)

– Mel

P.S. I know, I know- We’re bad kitty owners and Dirtball needs a good brushing. 


  1. K. Crafton on January 5, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Have fun at the convention!

    (any time you ask baby girl who Melanie’s cat is she says, “DWIRT-BAWL!” LOL! )

  2. Dennis Bullock on January 5, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my gosh…..is that the ragdoll kitty form hell?

  3. Jeremy on January 5, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    wow! Are you sure that’s a cat?

  4. Jacqulyn Jones on January 5, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    He is a beautiful creature!

  5. david&kimi baxter on January 6, 2008 at 11:22 am


  6. Mel on January 6, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Aw! Everyone should know that Kate Crafton has the cutest kids on the face of the planet! If Sean and I don’t have cute ones, we’re just going to buy Kate’s! :o) Dennis – he is the ragdoll kitty from hell – yes it’s true. Actually he’s a persian but no less from hell…and no, we’re not entirely certain he’s a cat – he looks a little more like an ewok from Star Wars in my opinion. Jacqulyn, you would think so! ;o) David, you’re a mess! :o)

  7. bradford on January 6, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    I miss that lil’ guy!!

  8. K. Crafton on January 7, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    You can buy both…..let’s say two dollars for the pair? :)

  9. Matt B on January 7, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    I have one word for Dirtball… “dangle”

    I’m not even sure Persians are even cats. Every one I’ve met looks like anything BUT one of God’s creatures. I will say that DB is the nicest Persian I’ve met, by far.

  10. Christina on January 9, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    I love Dirtball! He is the coolest cat I’ve ever met!!!! (besides the Jones’ K-Hearts….)

  11. DoDaDay on January 11, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    There R Thoz who brag about their
    smart cats. I can tell you first hand
    smart cats are overrated. I know
    Dirtball personally and his personality far exceeds cats with
    normal IQs, proper grooming, or special pedigree breeding!

  12. mel on February 13, 2008 at 1:27 am

    hahahaha! Matt I totally agree! When we got these guys all I could do is stare at them for the first several days. They’re just strange creatures! Christina, Dirtball loves you too and we won’t tell Kitten Hearts! ;) Jim, it’s proper grooming that is overrated in my opinion – (obviously) – we could use a few more brains in Dirtballs head though!

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