I'm just an animal looking for a home

May 26, 2013
by mitcharf


My username on Snapchat is mitcharf. Add me as a friend if you could use more cat photos and videos in your life. A lot more. If you’re unfamiliar with Snapchat, it’s an app for Android and iPhone that allows … Continue reading

October 10, 2012
by mitcharf

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

“But as to how the food is conveyed to her,” exclaimed Miss Greysteel, “no one knows for certain. Signor Tosetti believes that her cats carry it up to her.” “Such nonsense!” declared Dr Greysteel. “Whoever heard of cats doing anything … Continue reading

July 4, 2011
by mitcharf

Mitch’s 2011 APA Fund Drive

Back in 2009 I helped raise money for Austin Pets Alive, a local nonprofit group dedicated to saving the lives of pets in Austin. They’ve accomplished many great things since they were formed in 1997 — you can visit their web page … Continue reading

June 29, 2011
by mitcharf


First, let me get one thing out of the way — I have no allergies.  Not to cats (thank Christ), not to any foods, not to any antibiotics.  I’ve lived in Austin since 1995 and never been bothered by the … Continue reading

November 21, 2010
by mitcharf

Nostalgia is hard work!

It took me all night, but I finally finished transcribing the entries from the first (of three) notebook of my paper journal.  The entries span from August 26, 1989 through August 20, 1991.  It was interesting, albeit embarrassing, going through … Continue reading