Back to the Future

Naked and Hungry
We are back, kinda.

We (the cats and I) are all dealing with health issues that have consumed me for the moment. I will tell you about what’s going on this weekend, as I am busy trying to manage my own.  The good news is the blog will continue. Still working on the format and content changes.  The delay is due to my training on the apps and equipment needed to make the changes effective.    

For those who have inquired about BlogPaws 2018, we will not be at the conference this year. Our appearance at the 2019 conference is contingent on where it lands next year. We do plan on attending the Global Pet Expo in 2019.

I’ll post on the weekend. Thank you for your continuous support.


I needed a break from blogging to rest, reset and evaluate the future of Naked and Hungry.  For the entire month of January we will not post anything.  However, I needed to make some decisions about continuing the blog.

There comes a time after doing something for years you ask yourself about its direction and purpose, which is the point I find myself at the moment. I like blogging, but my format and content has not allowed me to grow the audience I need to make this meaningful and a labor of love to share.

I will return in a month, either to dissolve the blog or change our focus. Either way, I’ll be back.  If you need a naked fix, see us on Instagram CHo Meir or inakedandhungry.

Last BlogPaws Bloghop of 2017

Happy Holidays, 2018 card with 4 sphynx cats

This photo is my 2017 Holiday Card.  If you didn't get one, I am sorry, honestly.  This thing was probably the most challenging card I've done.  My team of fantastic professionals was beset with tragedy and illness throughout the year (hugs, kisses & purrs for your healing and recovery).  I had to go it mostly alone and hurried to get them out.  The perfectionist in me says it was not my best work.  All that have received it so far have provided me with high praise, and I deeply, deeply appreciate it.  Next year will be even better, I guarantee it!

I  hope your holiday season finds you a warm forever home where you feel loved, fed and all around you care for you. That's not just for pets; it for you people too. 


Umoja Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa has seven core principles or Nguzo Saba, the first of these is Umoja, Swahili for Unity. It purpose set the tone for the other six: To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.  Each principle has a day in reflection, which are:
  • Kujichagulia - Self-Determination
  • Ujima - Collective Work and Responsibility.
  • Ujamaa - Cooperative Economics.
  • Nia - Purpose
  •  Kuumba - Creativity.
  • Imani -  Faith.

Though this is an African American cultural holiday, you indeed don't have to be African American to appreciate principles that encourage community and faith. Given the political and cultural climate of this year, the United States could use a bit more community cooperation and respect for each other.  

Here in Washington D.C., there are many events available to the public for this holiday.  To learn more about Kwanzaa, go the official site at

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