Wednesday, December 16, 2009
He has had complete blood work (good!) a full teeth cleaning, current vaccinations and microchip. He has been FeLv/FIV tested negative. He is an indoor only cat.
He would be a lovely cat to anyone who can pay him a little attention. Shawn gets along well with everyone, What he really needs is a person to love him. I want them each to know the joy of a special person or family to love them.
See more at www.achance4cats.piczo.com
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Senior animals make wonderful pets. They are less roudy then their younger counter parts, they are less destructive and have a beautiful frosted face! At the Marin Humane Society all our senior pets receive a full medical and behavior evaluation. Cats and dogs, 8 years of age or older, make wonderful companions. Come by the Marin Humane Society and see if one of our senior pets is right for your family. Hours Tuesday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Mondays. For more information, call (415) 883-4621. http://www.MarinHumaneSociety.org
Friday, November 27, 2009
Here's a fine looking cat by the name of Buzz Lucas. Anipals of Twitter recently did this gripping story of his close brush with death against coyotes. Great photos too.
@buzzlucas is a great Twitter friend of my cat @tinypearlcat
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
My Twitter friend @MarblcakeJemna's cats. She adopled them and now they are both 15 and looking fantastic.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
When Alisa Morris adopted a kitten that she named Caterack in the summer of 1979, she had no idea that the 5-week-old ball of fluff who was blind in her left eye would still be staring back at her some 30 years later.
"Feral cats were born around my mother's house, and there was one she begged me to take from her," says Morris, an abstract artist. "She said 'there is something special about this one.' "
She wasn't kidding. The indoor cat, who Morris says is now 30 years old, lives a simple life with her owner and her husband, Jim Wesbrooks, in a three-bedroom house in Midlothian, Texas. Though she can't hear very well and only has vision in her right eye, Caterack is still mobile, though sometimes shaky on her feet, and enjoys life to the fullest — and likely could be among the oldest housecats in the world.
"I exercise in the house and she comes in ... If I put the stereo on loud enough, she reacts," says Morris. "She'll let me do lifts with her and I don't go around in circles because I don't want to make her nauseated. But she gets right in the middle of it."
Unlike most cats, Caterack enjoys confrontations with the vacuum. "When I've got the vacuum cleaner running, she comes to that. She does like it because she can hear it," she says.
Morris, who "celebrates and thanks God every day Caterack is here," takes special care to make sure her senior pet is comfortable in her old age. "She let's me hold her and brush her. I brush her every day and I watch TV and I hold her," she says, adding that the cat loves to lay on jeans. "She'll let you do anything to her."
What's the secret to the cat's longevity? Nothing special that Morris can think of. The cat has dined on Purina Cat Chow most of her life, until recently when Morris switched her to wet food because she was having trouble chewing. "I've had to go to the little package stuff that's wet," she says. "That's the only thing that she can get down."
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
This is Lucky, my 16-year-old tuxedo/Turkish Angora cat. He REALLY REALLY REALLY loves his catnip. He doesn't go insane and run all over the place, but my Maine Coon always did (R.I.P Merlin). I also have a Siamese, Bobo, who hides under the bed all day and comes out at night.
Anyway if you pay attention, you will notice that near the end of the video, Lucky actually LICKS the camera.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Charlie died after a long battle against illness which we fought together. He was the most beautiful, perfect and loving cat ever and I loved him very much. He was my little friend and went everywhere with me. I miss him so much that it hurts. The Song is Eva Cassidy 'Over the Rainbow'. SADLY I HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE SONG SINCE BECOMING THE TARGET OF A GANG OF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE USA WHO ARE DOING ALL THEY CAN TO SPOIL OUR PET TRIBUTE VIDEOS.
one of my less cheerful videos. This is a tribute to my old cat Teton, who died at the age of 14. He had a form of cancer that was not Leukemia, but was called that. He also had a bad liver disease, and we found him behind the couch, dead one morning, after my hopes of him living had almost completely crashed.
I make this video in his honor, and in loving memory. I miss him.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Precious the cat loves her Flat Simon. Flat Simon is a stuffed toy Siamese Cat that has been flattened after many "affectionate" interludes with Precious. Precious loves Flat Simon and she can't imagine a day without him. ...and she's about 18 years old, too!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
They take care of stray cats. Besure to check it out. Homeless Cat care
We have been tending to a feral/abandoned cat colony in Prescott Valley, Arizona since early 2007. This blog is for helping that colony and to provide encouragement for
others who help cats in need.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sure the people at animal charities, don't necessarily like people, but people are their contributors. Every little bit counts. Things add up including how many people the charity has been rude to.
About 2 years ago I noticed a change bottle in a pet store for a wild bird rescue and some brochures. So I grabbed a brochure just in case and threw in a buck.
Well one day on the way home there was a male peacock trying to get it on with traffic. When I got home I gave the the bird people a call. A lady answered and rudely screamed at me saying that it's not a wild bird and not to bother them.
About 6 months later the charity went out of business.
Now here's the one that really has me wondering.
About 3 months ago a local no-kill cat shelter had put out an ad for needing workers.
We had taken many stray cats there for fixing. I had also volunteered for them at their yearly auction. The past 2 years they went through some management changes and the last auction seemed to be quite a mess. They never even sent me a thank you email.
Anyways, I figured I could use a part time job helping, so I applied. About a week later I get a call to go in and work with them for a few hours as an interview.
It was the most nasty thing I ever did, ever. But I would do it as work if they would take me. As I was leaving one of the gals said she would let me know in a week.
Now I understand that usually employers doing interviews don't necessarily have to get back to you, but still as a charity they should show the courtesy.
After a couple weeks I sent and email with no response.
They had the listing on Craig's list for quite some time. One of our friends said it may even be a scam to get people in to help for free, especially since there are so many people with out jobs.
The shelter is pretty popular, so I would think that quite a few of their regular donors also went in to "interview" for them.
Maybe they just didn't like me, whatever! But if they aren't calling or communicating with other people that went in, I can't imagine those people being to happy either. Plus bad word spreads.
If they are judging people assuming they don't have much money so why should they care, well every little bit adds up.
I may not have lots of money right at this moment, but I had them in my Will to get my cat figure collection if something were to happen to me. My collection loaded with Goebels, Royal Copenhagen, and more. Probably about $3000, and growing.
I just changed that over to another local shelter.
I'm just saying if you are a charity that depends on donations, you better be grateful to your donors.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Our 15-year old cat, helping out with the laundry. I got him at church as a little kitten. Our priest had seen him on a woodpile out on the parish lawn and after mass we found him hiding in one of the drainpipes. Friends and I lured him out and I took him home where he's been with us ever since.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Someone who you know will always be there.
A person that makes you laugh so hard that you cry,
But comforts you when you want to die.
A person you can talk to about nothing,
And they always know when you are worried about something.
That person that you can tell everything,
And they never push you out of the ring.
Sometimes they leave you out,
Sometimes they scream & shout.
But they always bring you back in,
And apologize with a grin.
They always help you when you fall,
A best friend is the best gift of all.
I have been blessed with a best friend,
And i hope it will never come to an end.
This beautiful poem was written by my lovely friend Alyssa.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Pleased to meet you, my name is Clarisse and I am a pretty tortie with medium length hair. I am 10 years old and already spayed. I am friendly, calm, gentle, and quiet. I need an owner with some pet experience. I am unsure about living with resident pets (I was found as a stray so my past is unknown). Children in the home should be 10 & up. So if you were looking for a medium haired tortie kitty, then Im your gal! Pretty Clarisse, ID A448176.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Hello my name is Gwen and I am beautiful 7-year-old altered female with Dilute Tortoiseshell coloring. I am curious and will come up to the front of my kennel to greet you if you visit. I really like being petted. Wont you visit and get to know me more? Ask for Gwen, ID A447193.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A photo of a very old calendar I have for the C&O railroad. A kitten sleeping is used as a part of their logo. This cat was either the father of the kitten or the kitten after it grew up. The calendar of this "old man Chessie" is more rare than the other paintings of the kitten.
I love that a railroad uses a cat for the logo.
Here's a site on Chessie art
Pearl’s mom Petunia passed away this moring. May 11 09. I burried her out next to Batley and Emma. Just a rough year for us, and our pet family.
Friday Petunia quit eating and started to have trouble breathing. Cancer was spreading double time all the sudden. Each day it had grown to take some of her face, probably blocking her air way. If we kept her alive much longer she would have ended up like the orange cat. We took her in to the doc. He gave her a tranquilizer and said it will make it easier for the final stuff, and then he left for a little while. The tranq was all she needed, and she slowing went to sleep with us there. So hard on both of us. The song by Pussycat dolls “hate this part” keeps going thru my head.
This one hurt more, because she was still young. I now understand more about how bad cancer is. It takes a life too soon, while the life still wants to live.
As I cleaned out Petunia’s room, Pearl came in looking all over for her mother. She looked at me and let out a tiny “meep”…
When cats die, they pass through the Purrrrly Gates. Catwoman
I think I know why cats horde yarn balls. It’s so that when they die, they’ll be able to climb back to earth if Heaven’s too dull. D. J. Schow
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Onyx- Animal Id.#A143760
Meet Onyx at Santa Cruz County Animal Services, 2200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, Ca.!
Sixteen year old Onyx recently came to the shelter after his owner died. Although he must be scared and confused by the recent changes in his life, Onyx rewards shelter volunteers with purrs and "muffin making" when held. Onyx is a sweet and loving cat that would be a wonderful addition to most any home looking for a devoted feline friend. Are you the special person that can give this wonderful senior a loving home?
For more information about Onyx, please call 831-454-7303 or visit http://www.scanimalservices.us/
Friday, May 1, 2009
It's easier to do a video of a pet before they die.
Petunia came with the house. There's space enough under the house for small animals. She had 2 sets of kittens before we could trap her and get her spayed. We kept one kitten, Pearl.
We slowly made friends with Petunia. There was also a big Tom cat we named Captain Balls. We could pet him. When you have strays spayed and neutered they tend to stick around and keep away other stray cats. So there weren't any kittens her for a few years.
This past winter the Seattle area was hit with a 2 or 3 week long super freeze.
Petunia's eye had become worse. She had a small spec or injury to her eye when we first saw her, and it got steadily worse. We were able to catch her and get her to the vet for meds in November. She was so good.
Then in the news was the threat of the big storm. She wouldn't come inside and I was worried. Then on the day before it was to freeze that night, I looked at Petunia and her eye was bleeding. I freaked, called the vet and told them I will bring her in as soon as I catch her. To my surprise I picked her right up, she was so weak.
She stayed at the vet through that weekend till they worked on her the fallowing Monday. Then when they took her eye out, there was a tumor behind it. They sent in a biopsy and it came back as aggressive cancer.
We got her home just before Christmas. She owns the Ebay room now, gets all the food and bleeding she wants and has bird TV out her window.
Sadly her cancer is growing, it can be felt under her chin, behind her ear and it's bulging out now where her eye used to be:(
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Since the old tom cat went missing, there has been many more cats comming around. This guy is most recent. Behind his ear is a huge growth, probably cancer, as it seems to be common here on the strays and birds.(I need to move) His mouth is part missing or non functional. I got a good look at him today. He did manage to pick up some food, but it was frustrating for him. I've seen this a few times in old orange cats, but not so bad. We may try to trap him and see if we can get help?..............
Today I went out to put some food in the dish and he was there laying down in the corner. He stumbled off.
Later he came back and tried to eat food. It was so sad, he would put his head down sideways to try and scrape up some food into his half a mouth. He was all wet from his drool and the sore on his head looked even bigger. In frustration he laid back down. Then the flies wouldn’t leave him alone. I got some video, so I could show Jim and we could decide what to do.
When Jim got home he looked into the dog house and the cat was sitting in there crying to us for help. He was no longer scared of us and wanted relief. So sad… I called the nearest vet, got the carrier and I was able to pick him right up.
He smelled like dead flesh, rot on his legs and the huge sore on his head. His lips had been eaten away by the cancer or what ever it was. He looked very old too. Poly-dactyl with 2 extra claws on the front feet like out Pearl, maybe a relative.
The vet was waiting for us and took him away. They were thankful that we cared enough to bring in a stray that was suffering, and they didn’t charge us anything.
Jim takes these things so hard. He said how much he really feels people should keep their cats indoors after he has seen what happens to the outdoor cats.
Imagine if he had the spoiled plush life of living indoors with out any coyotes, eagles, other cats, cars and exc.. This cat would have been a big healthy orange guy sitting on your lap and sleeping around the house, happy and purring.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Hello, I am Jingles. I am a 12 year old altered female Domestic Short Hair. I am a really sweet cat who needs some TLC and I hope to soon be in a new home. I am so sweet and have a friendly and sunny disposition. I am gentle and polite and I love to be held. I am affectionate and calm and would be a great addition to your family. Please give a calm, older girl a chance and ask for ID A443594.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
look at the face!! wot a cutie!! lool
Friday, April 17, 2009
Domestic Shorthair, 8 years old, White, Spayed female.
Meow, Meow, Meow! Translation...Will you be mine? Be kind to me and I'll let you dress me up in silly outfits for holiday pictures. Well...for quick snapshot or two anyways. I've grown tired of shelter life and would like a place of my own where I can look out the window and talk to the birds and squirrels I see outside. I'm a talkative feline ready to share many purrls of wisdom with you. Ready to listen?
ASPCA Feline-ality™ Assessment rating: Orange / Sidekick.
Must be the only pet in your home.
No children under 12.
Jasmine is microchipped, spayed, and has had a full veterinary checkup and vaccines.
Please come to the shelter to meet Jasmine and speak to an adoption counselor for more information about her. Thank you.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The kittens look great though.
When I was young our first cat had a couple litters per year. That was back when spaying wasn't well known. As she got older it was harder on her. At one point she had a pair of kittens that were attached at the tail, and the tails were all crooked.
When it was time for the next litter to come she went up on my mom and screamed!
She needed help, so mom helped pull out the babies. After that mom got her spayed, and she lived to be 18 years old.
At some point a cat needs to retire!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I had to ask them why she was there?
They informed me that the lady brought her there because her boyfriend did no like the cat.
How crazy is that?!
Here's a cat that has been a devoted, loving friend to this lady for her whole life, not knowing anything else, just to be dumped for some human, that could easily be gone the fallowing day.
When you get a pet, kid or anything of that sort, it's your responsibility till that living being dies or you die, which ever comes first. It seems common sense values are disappearing.
Lets say you have a kid, and you get a new boyfriend or girlfriend, and that person doesn't like your kid. Are you going to get rid of the kid?
Hopefully not! Other people that are not your family or weren't there first, have no obligation to stay with you if you get rid of the kid or cat. Deep in their mind they see how easily you can let go of something, so they probably don't see why it would hurt you if they left with out any real reason. I certainly wouldn't want anything to do with such a cold human.
A pet is an energy, entity being with feelings. What you do to it holds just as much karma as things you would do to a human. God looks at you the same way. We are put here to care for the animals and the earth. People, please be responsible and care.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
He has always been a big cat, and has always been on a diet. He used to weigh in at 12.4 kg but we have at last, after years of trying. found a food for him that has helped him trim down, he now weighs 8kg! We continue the diet, fingers crossed
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
My baby "BABY" just passed before Midnight on Saturday night. I have been checking on her every 1/2 hour. The last time was around 11:30 or so, I did some reiki telling her it was OK to pass. When I went back in she was gone, and now I am a wreck...
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Video recording device, Canon FS100, final editing Power Director7, music by the PowerDirector rock and roll orchestra.
Mimi is 14 years old already, but still so cute and loves to play
Monday, March 16, 2009
Whiskers is a Kitten Rescue cat that is available for sponsorship! She is 10 years old and has stomatitis, which is inflammation of the mouth. Whiskers requires frequent dental visits and medications to keep the inflammation down.
For more information on how to sponsor Whiskers, please visit www.kittenrescue.org.
Cameo appearance by Moonbeam.
Dexter is a Kitten Rescue cat that is available for sponsorship! He is about 9 years old. He was surrendered by his past owners after he became aggressive with their toddler. Dexter still exhibits his aggressive personality towards some people by swatting and batting at them, but he is nice and friendly with others. In addition to his unique personality, Dexter also has an enlarged aorta that requires him to consume medicine daily and undergo periodic examinations with the cat cardiologist.
For more information on how to sponsor Dexter, please visit www.kittenrescue.org.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
I am posting this video to give others the courage to give their cat a subcutaneous treatment. I was really dreading it, but as it turned out, it wasn't too bad. I made three errors: 1 - not knowing how to twist the old needle off. 2 - not turning the flow off before pulling the needle out. 3 - not using the same plastic cap for the old needle that it came with. Also: four helpful hints. 1 - every time you do a treatment, move the plastic "cut off" wheel to a different area of the plastic tube, so it won't damage the line or let it leak. 2 - When inserting the end of the line into the drip bag, make sure you push it all the way in to avoid leakage. 3 - Use a box cut short and the end cut mostly out, with a soft warm weaving or towel in it to be your secound "pair" of hands to help contain your kitty and keep him or her in place. 4 - Use a bowl of warm water to put the line in if needed, so the fliud isn't too cold going in. Good luck and when you get that feeling of apprehension, overcome it with a feeling of determination to get the job done.
I created this series of videos to help others administer to their loved ones.... their cats, in the hope that it will help them set up
the subcutaneous treatments and also to give them the courage to do
it. I am by no means a veternarian and don't claim to be... as you
can see. I just love my baby and will do everything in my power...
which isn't much, to extend his life. He isn't even 4 years old yet.
And this great spirit has been sentenced to death by inheriting
polycystic kidney diease. I don't do it for me, but for him.... he's
always trusted me with his life and we have a very special
relationship. So this is the first of seven videos to set up the
procedure, and then the first treatment done with no training, just
research on you tube, thanks to the videos, and they are:
Monday, March 2, 2009
My 10yr old cat "Priscilla" or sometimes nicknamed "Stinky"-- playing with her lazer light toy.. She loves chasing it until she gets dizzy.. P.S. Why does she get called "Stinky" you ask? Well.. just clear the room when she gets in the cat box.. :-)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A problem with white cats is they get cancer on thier ears from the sun.
If they must go out side, put some sunscrene on thier ears. They may lick some off, but a little will stay.
I have a light skinned cat that gets sunburn from just sitting in the window. So I'm real careful. During the sunner I keep the blinds down.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
*Breed(s): Domestic Short Hair - Tortoiseshell (mix)
golden girl seeks quiet home
This shelter is near home.
They have help family, freinds and us with cat issues.
This is a great cat shelter. http://www.purrfectpals.org/indexTemp.asp
Once a year they have teh Black cat ball to raise funds.
Luckily I get to help each year.
Former First Cat Socks, one of the world’s most famous felines, died Friday at the age of 20 after battling throat cancer since November. A stray cat rescued by the Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, Socks lived in the governor’s mansion in Arkansas and later moved with the family to the White House.
"Socks brought much happiness to Chelsea and us over the years, and enjoyment to kids and cat lovers everywhere," the Clintons said in a statement, released first to PEOPLE.COM. "We're grateful for those memories, and we especially want to thank our good friend, Betty Currie, for taking such loving care of Socks for so many years."
Currie, the president's personal secretary, and her husband, Bob, took over care of Socks after the Clintons left the White House. It was near their home in Maryland that Socks was put to sleep Friday morning. "He could no longer stand and wasn’t eating," according to family friend and presidential historian Barry Landau.
His pal Buddy the Lab
Though much was made of the fact that Buddy, the family’s beloved brown Labrador retriever – who died after being hit by a car in 2002 – remained with the Clintons while Socks did not, Landau says, "The truth be known, Betty asked if Socks could come live with her. The Clintons didn’t abandon Socks. They were totally conflicted. It broke their hearts, but they knew it would be the right thing for Socks’ welfare.”
"Betty had lost a close family member and a dog and they wanted to do something nice for her," continues Landau, noting that Hillary Clinton had just been elected to the U.S. Senate.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
If you are able to donate-- please know that 100% of donations go towards the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless pets. Every dollar makes a huge difference in the lives of homeless pets. Thank you for caring for the animals and please visit us: www.Advocates4Animals.com
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Xena is the feline matriarch of the family. She's 10 years old and rules the roost. She refuses to take her meals with the other 3 cats and insists on having her food in another part of the room. She's not much on bathing, and doesn't appreciate it when the other cats try to help her out with that. This video shows Xena being Xena. This is about as exciting as it gets with her.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Age: 12 years
Kathylee is the sweetest, most wonderful girl...mature lady around. She enjoys being pet and brushed for hours and only asks for some TLC.
She has lost most of her teeth (this doesn't affect her appetite!) and needs a diet rich in Fatty Acids to hydrate her dry skin, but she is the happiest cat around.
She nuzzles her head into the palm of your hand and can even fall asleep that way! She is fine with other animals and would do well in virtually any household.
Won't you give Kathylee the love and attention she needs?
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
12 year old Stellaluna playing with the "Cat Catcher" toy. She hasn't wanted to play in YEARS!
Luna, the 4th of my 4 cats, is rather elusive. She spends most of her time in my kitchen, bathroom and utility room. Nearly two years here in my house and she's FINALLY venturing into the rest of the house! I've had her since a friend found her as a stray kitten twelve years ago.
Funny how the least friendly cat is my home is the only one I've had since kittenhood!
Friday, January 16, 2009
UPDATE JANUARY 14th 2009:
Some of you may be wondering why I haven't released a Mean Kitty video in a while, but I wasn't ready to announce why publicly until I knew for sure what was happening to him. Sparta has been limping for a bit over a month and after many visits to the vet, they found out why. He tested positive for leukemia. We're not sure what is causing the limping, but we do know that joint issues can be caused by the virus. He doesn't seem to be showing pain and he is just as playful as he has always been, so we're not going to show any sadness. Love and comfort is the best remedy and we are working with the doctors to find long term solutions to keep him healthy. Loki on the other hand tested negative for the virus and has been given a preventive vaccine.
Sparta was born in 2007 and we celebrate his birthday on May 20th. He adopted us in July 2007.
Loki is about the same age and was adopted in July 2008.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Katze Mausi (demnächst 18 Jahre alt), die letzte Überlebende aus der "Generation Litti", geniesst ihr Gnadenbrot auf dem Sessel. Leider hört sie nichts mehr und auch mit dem Sehen hapert es mittlerweile. Aber das Futter schmeckt noch und die Toilette wird auch noch gefunden.
Das Lied wird gesungen von Camillo Felgen und heisst "Ich hab' Ehrfurcht vor schneeweißen Haaren". Es hiesse wohl besser "schwarzweißen Haaren", aber das konnte der Camillo ja nicht wissen.
Cat Mausi (shortly 18 years old), the last survivor from the “generation Litti”, enjoys its grace bread on the armchair. Unfortunately she hears nothing more and also with seeing hapert it meanwhile. But the fodder tastes still and the toilet is also still found.
The song sung of Camillo rims and is called “I hab' reverence before snow-white hair”. It would be called probably better “black-and-white hair”, but that could not know the Camillo
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Conner is an 10 year old, neutered male, black, domestic shorthair available for adoption. Please call The Town of Southampton Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 631-728-PETS. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before leaving for their forever home.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
WASHINGTON - The first family leaving the White House this month will be without one of its longtime members: the Bush family's 18-year-old cat has died.
The first lady's office said Monday that India, a black American shorthair named for former Texas Rangers player Ruben Sierra, died Sunday at the White House.
Bush daughter Barbara, then 9, named the cat “India” after Sierra, a former major league player, whose nickname was "El Indio." President George W. Bush was a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers.
When Bush daughters Barbara and Jenna went to college, the cat stayed at the White House with the president and first lady. The family affectionately called the cat “Kitty.”
Thursday, January 1, 2009
HOW IT CAME ABOUT saving this kitty's life!
Our Feral cats name is "Kitty" she came into our lives on a drizzly cold day Sept. 2007...she visited our second floor deck to eat the seeds out of a bird dish. As I opened the door and she flew off the deck, I realized she was scared of humans. Everyday I left scrapes of food outside in the hopes she would come back...two days later she did and devoured every bit, again I left scrapes, she continuing to come back everyday, although sheepishly.
The first snow came, we made a place for her to go and eat...my husband took a large cardboard box cut out an opening lined it with straw and towels, placing food inside she started to sleep in there, even once finding her mother in there.
We had a record brutal 2007 winter, seeing this kitty everyday in that cold was heartbreaking. We built another fortress for her, all brick around the box to keep it warmer. I would heat up a beanbag in the micro, wrapping it with a towel placing it in the box to keep her warm, yes she used it.
After a month she started to sit in front of the window of our patio doors looking in, even stepping up on the sill to look in and meow... I should say "meew" such a little voice! Her little paws where so cold she alternated holding them up. Everyday we cleared a path on the deck and stairs so she could get to her box. I placed paper and towels in the area she sat so she would not be wet from the snow...she ate anything I left. At times it was below 20 degrees with the wind-chill if not lower, her shivering couldn't keep any weight on her, so much energy was used just shivering. She even had a cold and coughed, that's when I made sure the beanbag was always there for heating her up.
After Christmas she became friendlier and only ran to the top of the stairs when we opened the door, after awhile she came up to the door when opened and even climbing on my husbands lap while on the floor. One time she came in and the door closed behind her, I had told my hubby, don't let the door shut, she will panic! yep she did panic, and tore my plants down trying to get out...hubby had to clean it up!
She became more familiar with us and started to trust us, allowing us to pet her and pick her up (that is unusual for a feral cat) The first time I picked her up I held her in my arms talking low and assuring her. I made a short video of her on hubbies lap playing with his sweatshirt pull, see Video. Click here or on the title to see the rest of the lens