happy to see me!

Viscachas (various)

Vizzy Viscacha has previously guest-written for this very blog.

Gary Guanaco

Ladies’ man.

All-sky image with owl visible at the edge, clearly sitting almost on top of the camera


All-sky camera power-user.

La culebra de cola larga

A long-tailed snake that accompanies the P.I. on his jogs.


Lynx Males-Morzinski

Roomate of Dr.s Males and Morzinski. Former collaborator of Dr. Hinz.

Ginger Morzinski-Males

Roomate of Dr.s Males and Morzinski. Former collaborator of Dr. Hinz.

Katniss Everdeen the Kitty On Fire

Roommate of Lauren Schatz

Katniss didn’t mean to become the symbol of the Rebellion, but when the dictator (Lauren) put her on a diet, she knew some evils could not be tolerated. Her specialty is guerilla night attacks, and has been known to wake up her human by loudly meowing “If we burn you burn with us!” at 4 in the morning.

Alexander the Great

Roommate of Joseph Long.

Alexander the Great has retired from Instagram modeling to the relative anonymity of domestic life. He enjoys burrowing under the covers, burrowing under the couch cushions, and messing with that one thing you absolutely don’t want him chewing on.


Maid: Logan Pearce

Star is an African pygmy hedgehog who enjoys running wheel marathons and litter box dust baths.  She does not like sink baths.  If she is sniffing your fingers you are about half a second from a chomp.  She would very much like to eat that mealworm you’re holding please.

Willie Nelson

Roommate of Logan Pearce

Don’t eat his brownies.

Mark Watney

Roommate of Logan Pearce

Mark Watney is a bumble bee betta fish with a dark blue body and honey yellow fins.  Mars fears his botany powers.


Ball thrower: Logan Pearce

Lani is a yellow lab who loves to swim and loves to be hit with the garden hose but hates the shower and the wading pool someone bought for her. She won’t come home from the park until she is covered in mud, thank you very much. Stuffed toys don’t stand a chance. Please throw that ball for me??


Roommate of Meghan O’Brien

Lola is a misunderstood philosopher with a passion for sustainable tuna and mice hunting!


Roommate of Avalon McLeod

Raphael and Cersei

Roommates of Virginia Kress