Queen of the House

Ever since I can remember, I have been the self-declared Queen of the House. I came to the house as a foster kitty, but I soon won over my human mom and she adopted me — her third foster failure. There were hundreds of kitties after me, but no matter how many kitties came and went, I was in charge. I gladly assumed the responsibility. If it ever became too much for me, I took a break, observing and instructing from a high vantage point.

Mostly, we fostered kittens. Those brothers of mine, Echo and Ocean, were too busy playing with the kittens to teach them anything constructive. Kittens can be very trying sometimes, doing the same things over and over again. It seems like they’ll never get it. They need lots of repetition and redirection to learn. I helped them learn how to gingerly step over things when they … Continue reading

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Ocean’s Story

When I first started blogging, I told you all about me. I’ve also told you Echo’s story, but I have never told you how Ocean came to live with us. Actually, he came before me but we are all together now!

101314_9 Ocean's Story - Another Lucky RescueOcean’s story starts in July of 2009. A young couple was driving down the street when they saw what they initially thought was a piece of paper blowing across the road. Pretty quickly, they realized it was a tiny white kitten! They got out of their car and scooped it up. They took it home and even got it a cute little blue collar. The couple named him Ocean for his blue eyes.

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Cat without a Cause

Mom says I missed seeing some fabulous birds on Friday night. She went to a presentation put on by Tri County Wildlife Care (TCWC) to see what volunteer opportunities are available in our area. You see, I used to be an Advo-Cat for the rescue that saved my life, but when we moved here, mom and I knew we would need to find a new cause to support. Some of the people involved with TCWC are also part of A-Pal, the local domestic animal rescue. In fact, they have a joint website that you can check out here.

TCWC has been helping wildlife in Amador, Calaveras and eastern San Joaquin counties since 1995. As part of their mission, through their “Saving Wildlife Saves Us” program, they incorporate non-releasable animals in presentations to impress upon viewers the importance of living in harmony with nature and wildlife. For the presentation on Friday night, … Continue reading

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Pawing it Forward: Trixie and Zuria

Ms Savvy Do over at Savannah’s Paw Tracks is having a Commentathon and Blog Hop. For every comment made on the original post, they will donate $1 to a nonprofit to be chosen at a later date from a list of recommendations by readers. For every comment made on a Paw it Forward story on another blog like this one, they will donate $.50. What an awesome way to Paw it Forward. As an ADVO-Cat for MeoowzResQ, of course, I recommended them and am sharing two of their kitties in need.

MeoowzResQ is mostly a kitten rescue, taking in orphans or whole families including the mom. Most of the other adults they take in are injured in some way. Often, a shelter will contact them directly or they will see an adult being networked through email that needs surgery or some other type of medical … Continue reading

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Helping Less Adoptable Pets

The celebration of Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week is coming to a close on Saturday, but less adoptable pets need our help all year long. Pets considered less adoptable wait for a forever home many times longer than a cute kitten or puppy. What animals wait the longest? Petfinder conducted a survey and here is what it showed:

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Petfinder created Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week in 2009 to help bring awareness to the plight of these special, unusual, or sometimes too common, pets.

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The pets with special needs group can include blind, deaf, missing or deformed limbs, FIV+, and any other conditionHelping less adoptable pets Continue reading

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Echo’s Story

Mom loves to tell us the story of how Echo came into her life. It all began with another kitty named Topper.

Mom found Topper when he was a tiny baby. She was at the stable where her horses lived. She and a friend were walking down the stall isle when they heard pitiful little cries. They looked around and finally found him hiding among some trash cans. Mom took him home and he sat right in her lap the whole way. Mom said that was pretty amazing for a little feral kitty. He made himself at home immediately.

When Topper was about two years old, he escaped from the house. The patio screen door was open a few inches in the morning when mom got up. Either someone had left it open or he had opened it! Mom looked for him for weeks and was so sad. Her search for … Continue reading

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MeoowzResQ Saves Lives

I want to tell you more about the wonderful organization that saved my life as well as the lives of my adopted brothers and sisters. This is what mom has told me about them.

With most people, rescuing sneaks up on you gradually. MeoowzResQ started with one woman, founder Dani Ryan, who agreed to help a co-worker out with some feral bottle babies. Then she took up volunteering at a local shelter and with another rescue group.

feeding bottle babySoon, she and another friend, Judith, hooked up to save bottle babies from their local county shelter. It was Friday, April 20, 2001, Dani’s birthday, when she was asked to come down to the shelter and pick up a litter of kittens. To her surprise, when she arrived, there were 21 babies that would be euthanized if she did not take them. What would she do? She … Continue reading

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Cats with Blogs Can Make a Difference

There are so many rescue groups out there because there are so, so many of us in need. Humans with big hearts try to save kitties like me from an early and sad fate. As far as rescue groups go, my heart belongs to MeoowzResQ because they saved my life when I was hurt and scared. Thanks to them, I now live a great life with my human mom and adopted brothers and sisters.

Cats with Blogs Can Make a DifferenceI’ve watched my mom blog for a couple of years now and decided that my own blog would be a good way for me to help other kitties. I see that lots of you out there feel the same way. Cats with blogs can make a difference. Together we all can make … Continue reading

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