They Are All Adopted!

Mom cat with three kittens

Good morning friends and furiends. I am so excited, I am doing the happy dance here. When mom went to the Feed Barn yesterday to photograph the kitties, there weren’t any there! That’s right NONE. All of A-PAL Humane Society‘s kitties have been adopted, even Flower Puss who was still there last week.

They don’t expect to have any more kitties until kitten season starts in the spring and those won’t be ready for adoption until summer. That is so different from when we lived in Southern California in a much warmer (in the winter) and more populated area where kitten season never ended and strays were picked up all the time. The rescue there always had hundreds of kitties. It’s so great that all the adults have been adopted because once there are kittens the adults … Continue reading

Are You Feeling Lucky? — National Black Cat Day

Are you feeling lucky? - #NationalBlackCatDayMom is not a superstitious person but Friday the 13th was not a good day for her. When she tried to leave a pet sitting client’s house early in the afternoon, her car would not start. She tried to start it several times then got out. When she did, she heard a dripping sound and the smell of gasoline was almost overpowering. She looked down to see a large puddle under her car. She called AAA and they told her the fire department would have to clear the car before it could be towed.

The fire truck arrived and the two firemen checked out the car. It only leaked when it was under pressure so it was good to be towed. The young lady at AAA, although very sweet, was new and didn’t know how to handle … Continue reading

14 Ways to Help Your Local Shelter or Rescue Group

Learn how to support your local animal shelter or rescue group

Because I was rescued from a high-kill shelter, it is really important to me to paw it forward to help other homeless kitties. I am one grateful girl to have been rescued and I love to tell the humans who work tirelessly to save animals how much I appreciate them. National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week is the purrfect time to do just that. Although I do not support the organization that started it, and I don’t understand how people still can, I wanted to take the time to share with you a few ways you can help your local animal shelter or rescue group. They still deserve your support even if the national organization that started the event does not. When you donate locally, you can be more certain that your donation will actually go to the animals in need.

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National Feral Cat Day 2015 — The Evolution of the Cat Revolution

Eartipped community cat from Alley Cat Allies

NFCD2015_1020x230Do you have feral (also called community) cats in your neighborhood? I know we do. There are feral cat colonies all over the world. Some areas embrace these cats and truly treat them as “community” cats. In other places, they are hunted down and taken to shelters where they are killed because they are not socialized to people and are therefore unadoptable.

This outdated method of managing feral colonies is cruel and it doesn’t work. Cats live in an area where there is a food source and shelter. When cats are removed from an area, others just move in.

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Be the Change – Spay or Neuter – Spread the Word

Save a life graphic - spay or neuter

As an ADVO-Cat for homeless kitties, I promote and support three main issues: feral cat trap-neuter-return; adopt, don’t shop; and spay/neuter. spay-and-neuterTomorrow is National Feral Cat Day so I’ll be meowing about feral cats tomorrow. Adopt, don’t shop is a topic for the future. Today, I want to meow about spay/neuter.

Today is one of the four times a year bloggers come together to Blog the Change for Animals. In my humble kitty opinion, spaying and neutering your pets, and spreading the word of it’s importance, is the best way YOU can be the change for animals. Having all companion dogs and cats spayed or neutered is the only way to begin to end the killing in shelters of unwanted pets.

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6,000 Words about Fabulous Felines Available for Adoption

My contact at A-Pal Humane Society is on vacation so I don’t have any details about the kitties available this week. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here’s at least 6,000 words about some fabulous felines available for adoption. Contact A-Pal Humane Society in Jackson, California if you are interested in meeting any of them.
Fabulous felines available for adoption from A-Pal Humane SocietyBeginning next Tuesday, I’ll be back to spotlighting one special kitty each week.

Remember, sharing is caring. Please share to help these kitties find their forever homes.

Christy Paws

The Tuesday’s Tails blog hop is hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that … Continue reading

Remembering Hollywood Nights — Part 1

When Miss Deb of Zee & Zoey’s Cat Chronicles invited folks to participate in Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, mom and I said yes right away. She has been wanting me to write a post about her soul kitty, Hollywood, for some time and this seemed like the purrfect opportunity. Now you might think that this would bother me, that mom had another soul kitty (can you have more than one in a Thumbnail-Rainbow-Bridge-Day1lifetime?) but it doesn’t. In fact, mom has told me many stories about her and Hollywood is a bit of an inspiration to me.

For the past day or two, I’ve been seeing the human mom’s saying that writing about their kitties over the bridge made them have leaky eyes. Mom has promised me she won’t do that, but if … Continue reading

X is a Tough Letter

Yes, indeed, X is a tough letter. There are quite a few X words but most are of the scientific variety. We pulled out theChristy on shelf DSC_0333_1265 dictionary to try to come up with something creative. About all we found was xerox, Xanax and x-ray that we could use. Even though x-ray isn’t very creative, at least I do have a story to go with it. You may have already heard the story, but you probably haven’t seen the pictures.

I was only a few weeks old when I was rescued from a shelter, and certain euthanasia, with a broken leg and tail. I was taken to a veterinary hospital where they took x-rays to see exactly what the damage was. In the x-rays, you can clearly see … Continue reading