Hard Decisions

Mom  has debated about whether or not to write this post but feels it is an important topic regardless of any backlash she might get. While working for the rescue, she has seen many occasions where people have reached out for help with their kitties because they have to move and can’t take them with them. Some of the very condemning responses went something like, “How awful those people are. I would never give up my babies. I just wouldn’t move someplace where I couldn’t take them.” Mom is so glad that she never judged those people. No matter what you think you know, you don’t know the whole story.

When mom bought her condo twelve years ago, she never dreamed she would ever have to move from it. Then came the down turn in the economy. After struggling through that, she was hit with health issues which further deteriorated … Continue reading

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No Photographic Evidence

Mom wanted to show you what the area we are moving to in gold country looks like but she couldn’t find any photos! She has been to visit her friend, Kelly, a couple of times but could find no photographic evidence. They took several day trips (there are LOTS of wineries) and she has photos of those but nothing of the area right around the house. The following video is a little teaser taken from Kelly’s porch. Boy, do those trees look tall!

Here is a photo from a hike mom and Kelly took just a short distance from the house.

Beautiful scenery - photographic evidencePitiful, but that’s the best she could do! I guess we will just have to … Continue reading

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The Big Change Revealed

The Big ChangeOh my catness! Mom finally told us what the big change is. As some of you guessed from the boxes, we are moving. But that’s not the half of it. I’m not going to be a city cat anymore. I’m going to be a country cat! Thank catness I don’t have to be as “country” as my country cousins. I’ll still be an indoor kitty but mom says it will be very different there.

She didn’t tell us sooner what was going on because things kept changing. She knew we had to move in October but she didn’t know where exactly we were going to live. Two options near where we live now, both of which she thought were meant … Continue reading

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Sunday Selfies: Annoyed

Mom wanted me to take my selfies yesterday but I was a little miffed at her. Can you tell? She was making me wear the harness again — all day! Well, it seemed like all day. I did not want to look at the camera or push that stupid little button.

Harness selfiesFinally, I begrudgingly gave in. I decided that she does do some nice things for me and I hadn’t had dinner yet.

Harness selfie

This Sunday Selfie Blog Hop is hosted by The Cat on My Head. Click on the badge below to enter or to meet some other interesting felines.

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Caturday Art: Sketches and Glows

Mom was having so much fun with this week’s Caturday Art project that I had to make her stop so she could go to bed!

Here’s the original photo.

Glowing edges original

She decided she wanted to try a colored pencil sketch this week. She used the colored pencil filter on a duplicate layer. Using luminosity on this layer made the color pop through more from the original layer underneath.

Colored pencil copyThen she thought she would see how the glowing edges filter would effect the outcome. She liked this filter so much she had to do a second version of this photo. This is just … Continue reading

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Country Cousins Drop a Line

I am so excited! Mom just got an email from my country cousins. They live a very different life from me. Their humans let them go outside unsupervised and they have some really scary sounding adventures.  Here’s what their latest email said.

Dear City Cuzin Christy,

Magine how proud we was to hear that yur a big star. Yur own webthing and such.canned food won't come out and keeps going back in

Anyhow, we wanted to try sum of the things we herd about …Don’t care much for Canned fud, cuase ya can’t git it out, an it keeps goin back inside.

We find its much easier just to have the naybors over for lunch, then ya catchem an eatum. Lot easier than canned.

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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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