Tuesday, December 30, 2008
In 1996, I delivered a pizza to an old woman who did not have any money for a tip. “But I can give you a kitten,” she said. I agreed because I was nineteen and making bad life choices. I picked out a tiny grey kitten that was hiding alone under a wicker basket and named her Boo because she was kind of spooky.
Boo the Cat has been a delightful companion over the past twelve years but alas, I am preparing to move and cannot bring her along. Will you adopt her? I’ve put together a short infomercial that highlights her best features. She’s been spayed, vaccinated, and has all of her paperwork. She gets along famously with other cats and dogs, and she also enjoys living alone.
I am willing to drive within a 1000-mile distance of New York to deliver her to your doorstep and I will provide a modest pension to support the lifestyle to which she has become accustomed. Email email@example.com for more details!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The senior/elderly cats in their new home. Dec. 2007 the senior cathouse at Cedarhill burned to the ground. Thanks to the many donations received there is a new house and many new senior cats. Please visit us at www.cedrhill.org today and make a donation to help care for these cats.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
An old cat pic. Read about it here
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The cat, named George, was last seen by Melinda Merman and Frank Walburg in 1995. He recently resurfaced when the manager of a mobile home park trapped the sickly feline and gave him to an animal hospital.
A microchip implanted in George allowed him to be traced back to his owners.
Merman says after George went missing she visited animal shelters and wrote to veterinarians in search of the gray, yellow-eyed cat, who now weighs less than half his original 14-pounds.
But Merman and Walburg say George is eating well and displaying some of his old behavior, like jumping at flickering light on the wall. November 12, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
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Monday, September 15, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Here is Timmy, our 'new' Meezer, aged almost 14 years old. His owner sadly passed away and he needed a home...and my cat Castle needed a friend after losing his litter-mate sister 'Storm' 3 months ago...at the moment Timmy and Castle are sworn enemies...but they have only know each other 3 days!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Description: Granny was surrendered after being left at a rental home. She is a very affectionate, calm cat who was in pretty poor condition when she came.
Purrfect pals is a great no-kill shelter in Washington state. They have a great facility for adopting out any sort of cat. Special needs, barn cats and regular cats.
They have helped me get strays spayed and nuetered. Also helped me thin down my mother's cat over population. Thier place is clean and cats are happy. They have a fun Halloween auction every year too.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I think it's wonderful that you're honoring cats in their precious golden years. Seeing videos of other cats who are still happy in their golden years warms my heart. I love my elderly kitties! I'm attaching a link to a video I posted on youtube this spring of my 20? year old cat Felixia. She moved into my home after she was abandoned by neighbors back in 1991. She already had bad teeth at that point, so she's at least 20 (probably older), but she still loves to play every now & then.
My little 20-year-old cat Felixia still loves to play. Here she is playing on the couch. Mr. Underfoot (14 years old) plays goalie on the floor.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
I wrote this poem years ago & decided on making this slide show to encourage adoption. I do Trap Neuter and Return for the feral cats in my area and help the stray cats find homes. I have 17 cats living with me now, plus the feral babies that I care for.
If you live near PA or Delaware. Please visit Forgottencats.org for adopting or helping this great rescue.
The song is "The Secret Garden." from the classic movie The Secret Garden.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
My cat is now 19 years old. She came down with kidney problems about 8 months ago or so. She also has a lump behind her right ear, which they felt they didn't need to operate on because of the kidney problems.
First she was put on fluids, K/D and some heart medicine. Did OK for a while. Many trips to the doc.
Then one day when I was looking around the house for her, I couldn't find her. When I did she was all sideways and tipping back. Her front legs were stiff. I thought it was the end. The vet felt she got too cold at night and had a stroke.
I got a heat pad an from there on I slept with her on the floor by her heat mat, which is up on some boxes. I had to bring any thing down that she would try to get up on, because she would fall right off. I also had to make sure that either My boyfriend or I was home to watch her. She needed to be guided for a few weeks.
She pulled out of that after a couple months and I was able to leave for short times. I'm really glad that I work from home now. She's given me 19 years of her time, put up with my crap and been through several moves. Basically saving my life at one point.
One day about 3 months ago the blood work came out so bad, that the vet said she had a week to live. She looked like she still had plenty of body weight. So I went into "she can eat whatever she wants" mode. Jim says the power of love has been keeping her alive. I'm glad I'm home with her!
She's been through a bunch of different kinds of food, just to keep her eating. She still purrs and wants to be held, so I figure she's not ready to go yet. I'm hoping she will pass peacefully so I don't have to call in the vet.
There for a while I could see that she really did well on sunny days. I would even take her out. But she is so "barn sour" that she wants right back in. Even now she is better during the day. The past week it seems like she wont make it through the night.
The bad kidneys make her poo dry so I give her a mix of Petromalt, Nutrcal and mineral oil.
The lump behind her ear got real big at one point then it popped, but it is still there. I don't mess with it. It's the least of her problems.
At this point she is thin, and only eats a chicken nugget and drinks Catsip mixed with KMR. Stuff a cat with kidney failure shouldn't eat, but it's all she will eat.
Time is close and it will be very difficult. I'll make a tribute video.
Thanks for reading this, Ro
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Mr. and Mrs. Meter of NJ own this lively senior citizen. She was named Dart because of the darting, lively way she entertained herself as a kitten. She was born Sept 1, 1957 in the weeds beneath a country mailbox
The twenty-two year old remains spry and healthy. Mrs. Marsh owned Dart until 1961, when circumstances made it necessary for them to give the cat to her brother. Mrs. Marsh says she visits Dart frequently and attributes the cat's long life to " Loving care and good balanced meals over a period of many years"
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Do you hear something creaking? Here's a 27 year old cat named Buddy. Buddy lives with his owner Mrs. Pilgrim in Round Rock, TX. He was found on the streets of Houston in front of a photography studio. "His right rear leg had been broken and healed without anyone's assistance, consequently it is deformed" Says Mrs. Pilgrim. " He had been either beaten or hit by a moving vehicle, which accounts for his deformed head"
Buddy never experienced another health problem in his life and has been to the vet only for " various and sundry inoculations."
"Buddy is completely mobile and has all of his teeth, eats like a horse and is completely spoiled. His miserable youth has been rewarded with a lot of love and attention during the past 27 years. Except for the fact that his sight and hearing are failing somewhat, he seems good for another hundred years."
Mrs. Pilgrim continues: " we don't know to what Buddy attributes his longevity to, but we poor humans feel it is due to good nutrition, a nice clean home and much love and attention.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
My spotted cat, you're growing more sedate.
You've quit your ploy designed to startle me-
No longer do you crouch and hide and wait,
Then jump straight up, defying gravity.
When I contrive a sudden thump or scrape,
You don't pretend stark terror any more
And feign a frantic effort to escape,
With futile pawing on the polished floor.
You are less rakish now, and you subdue
The fervor of your romps. You seem to sense
That gentler attributes become you too.
That lovingness brings loving recompense.
I too am more subdued and gentler now.
Our summers wane, small friend; our arbors bow.
By Irene Warsaw of Michigan