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First Mate: Robin

Well, OK, she's really the Admiral in mufti. As the saying goes: I am the Captain of this ship... my wife the Admiral gives me permission to say this. If you need Cross Stitch supplies, charts, and the like, see her at

Second lieutenant: Jonathan

He's fled the nest... how the years fly by.. Now living in CA and working for OutSchool.  Also active in various Open source projects.  See GitHub for a sample.

The Crew (By species)

We've always had a mix crew aboard... but are finally getting down to just a few.

The Cats

Snicky (An alien in disguise)

Alistair (Maximus Catimus)

Belly (Bellius Demetri Ivonovitch) 

Gone but not forgotten

Noche (The Black Spot)
Sprocket (We are (part) Siamese! )
Cleo (Queen of all she surveys)
Princess (the Bulimic)
Koko (Cola Classic Tabbie)
Fluffy ( the Gypsy cat )

The Salt Water Coral Tank

My wife's current hobby is salt water coral tanks.  She has a 75 gallon and a 29 gallon tank with a variety of coral and a few fish.  Listed here as family because she treats it as

The Dog (Gone but not forgotten)

Honey (the Zeta Dog)

The Chinchillas (Gone but not forgotten)


The Guinea Pigs (Gone but not forgotten)

Patches (Zombie Guinea Pig)

The Turtles (released)

Speedy (just vistiting until logging done)

And all others past and present

Oscar (the 10 inch Tiger Oscar Fish)
Lizzy (the Uromastyx Lizard)
The Anglefish
The Goldfish in the deck pond (who think they are Piranha Coi)
The wild birds we feed (and the squirrels and racoons too.)