Month: March 2016

Cute Cats Zeke and Blaze

Blaze was/is semi-feral. His litter was born in a shed and not captured until they were about three months old. His two sisters socialized fairly easily at my house but he was hiding. When the sisters were adopted, a wonderful thing happened. Zeke, one of my early rescues and a big adult male, adopted Blaze. […]

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Cute Kitten Erin

Erin was part of a litter born at my house around St Patrick’s day. I gave them all Irish names. In the first picture below, Erin is just a couple days old. I usually didn’t handle kittens this small but the mamma cat was experienced, very relaxed, and had been in my home awhile before giving […]

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Cute Kitten Vienna

Most people know that kittens are born with their eyes closed and they don’t open for seven to ten days. But did you know kittens are born with their ears shut? They are plastered against their heads and open more slowly than the eyes. Over the first couple of weeks the ears move into a normal […]

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Scrappy and Me

It is very tempting for all of us to think it is funny when tiny dogs act ferocious. It’s hard not to laugh when a four pound Chihuahua bears its teeth, growls and acts fearless. The humor, I guess, is that the Chihuahua really is delusional and has forgotten its size. However, it is a […]

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Lydia’s Litter

My first rescue kittens that were young enough to need bottle feeding were Lydia’s litter. There were five and it took 45 minutes to feed them and then I’d start all over in 3-4 hours. Lydia and Maggie looked so much alike the only way I could tell them apart was the black spot on […]

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Shelves for Cats

  When you have a multiple cat household, they need space to spread out. Having room is important for keeping the cats happy and congenial to each other. The first thing I learned is that shelves have to be carpeted because, as graceful as cats are, they can slip. You can see I added some string […]

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Deaf Rescue Kitten

This little kitten Daphne was part of a litter of five that I fostered until they were adopted. The entire litter was mostly white with some small patches of other colored fur. One day I was vacuuming in their room. They all hid under the bed but Daphne. My first thought was “she’s pretty fearless.” […]

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Faith

One problem I have seen with rescues that are not extremely well organized with strict rules, is that cats can suffer. The rescue that had me foster Faith’s litter was not organized well yet. Faith was adopted out to a family without the rescue asking for a vet reference. She was returned back full grown with […]

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My Inspirations

Mom and Dad I learned at a very young age to respect animals and never cause them suffering. Almost all the pets we had growing up were rescued either from bad situations or they were strays. My parents never put it this way but I came to believe that any animal that came into your care […]

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Byron Polydactyl Rescue Kitten

Byron’s litter here was all named after poets. Byron, the black kitten, is reaching for a toy. This is a great pose because it is so easy to see his extra toe. It gave him a great advantage for balancing on things like thin rails and gates. He was the only one in his litter […]

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