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This week’s Pup Close & Purrsonal comes to us from Erin Gonzales. Erin is a Regional Manager for LHP Management, LLC.

Though our story has a bit of a sad start, I promise it turns out great in the end. So grab some tissues, and let’s go!

Erin and her husband Kenneth lost their Lab mix, Gaffer, in January of 2016. He would have been 15. After such a heartbreak, they didn’t imagine they could ever have any more animals. But they also had their young daughter in mind.

Kenneth came upon Alley Cat behind a bunch of boxes in the alley behind his work. She was all alone and barely 4 weeks old. He and Erin knew they couldn’t leave her back there, so home she came to the Gonzales residence. Much to the delight of their daughter!
Alley Cat at rescue

Alley Cat kitten

Not long after, at a site visit to a former LHP property, North Park, Erin met Jax. He was stuck on a balcony in the heat of the day with no water and no food. When Erin inspected the resident’s unit, she told her that she didn’t have any food to feed him. Erin mentioned that she knew someone who could take him in. Needless to say, Jax joined Erin on the 6 hour car ride home from Bossier City, LA. He was very thirsty and underfed, weighing only 11 pounds and estimated to be only 11-12 weeks old.

Jax day of rescue 2

Alley Cat and Jax fight constantly. Erin describes them “like tumble weeds rolling through the house.” Despite being driven crazy by their behavior, Erin, Kenneth, and their daughter love their new animals and their hearts are now mended and full.

Alley Cat today 2  Jax today 3

Speaking of beloved four-footed friends, The Scruff reminds everyone: please spay or neuter your pets.

With gratitude & coffee,


Lindsay B