This week’s Pup Close & Purrsonal comes to us from Martha Hopkins. Martha is a Senior Vice President at LHP Management.

All of Martha’s pets are rescues and sweet as they can be!


She has 6 dogs and 3 cats:

  • Cricket Louise – Rat Terrier
  • Pixie Pie – Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix
  • Foster Al Johnson – belonged to the elderly lady across the road that Martha took care of. They family was going to put him down after she died.
  • Shirley – Pug mix
  • Nellie Belle – Chihuahua; formerly owned by an unauthorized resident of East Gate Apartments in Tullahoma, TN.
  • Francy – Breed is unknown; found running the streets near Overlook Ridge in Nashville, TN.
  • Tiger Willy – Found as a tiny kitten; she had been thrown from the car at a fast-food drive through.
  • Meow Meow Puddy Cat – weighs over 30 pounds; from the former owner of Foster Al Johnson.
  • Christian Tom – also from the former owner of Foster Al Johnson.

Martha’s 2 outside cats were also owned by the lady that passed away. They are getting old but she reports they are very happy living on the front porch.

All of the animals are very sweet-natured and get along with each other well (except for Al and the cats). She loves them all so much. It may seem like she’s running a kennel, but they are all really well taken care of with a big fenced in backyard and garage to stay in.

Martha swears she is NOT a hoarder – she just loves animals and would save them all if she could!

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

With gratitude & coffee,


Lindsay B