Still Tryin' to Work Things Out

I am still trying to work out a new format for the blog.  For the time being, we will not post with any organized content for the near future.  Please do check in with us to see if this changes.

Happy Holidays & Good Bye (Kinda)

It's the holidays.  I'm broke, the government is shut down, Moshe Moshi is still hanging in there, but slowing a bit.  I believe I'm finished with all of it.

I have struggled to keep this blog up.  Adjustments to keep my audience and create content had always been hampered by my regular job, issues with the cats, my writing skills.  I have always feared I don't have the talent for this type of expression.

Bogging has also changed in relevance over the past few years.  Though there are still some blogs that can draw enough traffic for people to read and engage that content, I've not generated those larger numbers for a long time.  My writing fell off a bit when Maus and Jake passed away.  The Chewy purchase has hurt the network of pet bloggers, and my ideas on the subject matter never truly caught the traffic needed to make it work.

But still, I want this t continue because I started this blog not to make money, but rather to reach out beyond my small place in this world.  Naked and Hungry will close in its current form, but that does not mean we are going away.

One - the name "Naked and Hungry" has some issues.  First, it's the name of a band.  Two, it has always drawn a weird crowd of people thinking it has to do with sex.  I had been trying to copyright the name for branding purposes, and those were the issues that came up.  I may need to rename the blog a bit, adding the 'i' as in our Twitter and Instagram feeds. The naked thing has more to do with non-English speakers so we can let that go.

With that in mind, this will be the next to last post on this blog.  The final will have the link to the new blog address once it is set up. So in short, this is not goodbye as much as it is we'll see you later in our next life.

Happy Holidays everyone.  Cross your fingers for a better year in 2019.

Coming Back, Slowly

We are still here.
Sleeping in, but still going strong.


I am sorry we have been away for so long.

This year has been a season for health issues; for the cats and me.  Though I’m sure I could have written about them as they happened, the truth is I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue the blog.


What happened a year ago


I adopted two cats last fall; Gomi and Yaya (both sphynx).  It was going to be a foster situation but became a foster fail.  Yaya came to me scarred and with a horrible rash.  It turns out she is severely allergic to almost everything.  Yaya’s condition makes it hard to adopt her out because managing her allergies on top of properly maintaining a sphynx is a lot for the average adopter to manage.  Having allergies of my own, I knew what extreme efforts it would take to care for her, so I decided she would stay.  Gomi is a young male sphynx.  Gomi can be very sweet, but also has aggression problems that caused him to be returned to his breeder twice.  Though I am still trying to adopt Gomi out, he is comfortable in my home and has boned well with Moshe Moshi.  Both cats suffered from abuse and neglect.  Though they are doing much better (patting myself on the back), there is still much to do to get them to full cat happiness.

Moshe Moshi had a health scare late last year.  Though his diagnosis is not definitive, they diagnosed him with lymphoma, and that triggered FIP.  The Vets were sure he would die within a month or two, but at the moment he is doing very well.  Whether he does have the disease or not remains to be seen.  For now, he is gaining weight, eating well and still is the sweetest cat I know. Testing continues to see what will come.


Lexi is fine, no problems, no worries.  She does not, however, is not thrilled with these two cats in the house.  She tolerates Gomi; even cuddling with him on occasion.   Yaya however, well, let’s say I have much to work on getting them to like each other.  I think I will take the girls on a road trip together so they can get to know each other without the boys.


Me, well, most of the change has to do with me.  After years of failed dieting and plagued by injuries during exercise, I went through weight loss surgery.  The recovery and lifestyle change is taking up most of my time.  Along with going through this process, I have retrospectively considered if I wanted the blog to continue.


I am not the best of writers but want to get better at it.  I’ve not been about to find a niche topic that every caught on, and I don’t need to write down my thoughts like a journal.  I wrote because I thought people would be interested in the subject matter.  My skillset (or lack of) has probably contributed more to my blog not being read regularly than anything else.  After years of writing, it stands to reason that I would ask what the point of continuing. 


On the other hand, I have met some wonderful people while writing.  That alone makes it worth my while to not chuck it in just yet.


I am considering how the blog will change, but I’m not there yet.  I will let you know.


Coming Back to the Blog

I know, right?  We've been out for awhile.  Not much has happened to us, but what little has occurred has taken much of our time as of late.  We will begin posting on Monday, October 1, 2018.  Come back to us N&H fans.
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