Month: April 2016

So Many Cute Puppies

Not only would I keep at my house all the litters of puppies who needed weaning for the rescue; if they had a single lonely puppy I would keep it at home and bring it to the shelter when potential adopters were there. This basset hound puppy was only about 12 weeks old but look […]

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In the Cold and Freezing Rain

In the cold and freezing rain of late October, Pearl appeared at our back door. How other neighbors had ignored this starving soaked white cat is beyond me but, at my home, she found shelter. Of course I brought her in the house, isolated her and dried and fed her and put the heat up. […]

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Faith was the Right Name for this Kitten

Faith was the right name for this kitten…..there was a time of faith hoping before she got a great forever home. Before the rescue was founded, a couple of women were just trying to help cats. They found a litter of five orphans that I agreed to bottle feed and wean. The women adopted little Faith out without getting […]

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Kitten Cloudy

I mentioned earlier that kitten Breeze was one of a litter of kittens named after a weather phenomenon. It was so much fun to name litters of kittens even though they were usually temporary names until adoption. One of her sisters, Cloudy, was quite the teenager before she was adopted. She had unusual markings, all […]

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Cute Kittens in Slippers

All of us catlovers know the saying about cats and boxes: “if I fits, I sits.” We also know the anecdotes about dogs fetching slippers. But we found at our house that kittens love slippers. During the years I was fostering kittens at my home for the local rescue, I realized that it isn’t just adult […]

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Seven Kittens 1

Often we don’t know the backstory behind animals being abandoned and/or stray. One day I had a call that seven kittens had been found alive in a road. The person who picked them up off the road said she suspected that the closing of a nearby trailer court was behind it. I like to think […]

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Kit Cat Baloo

One of my rescue kittens was named after the Jane Fonda character Cat Baloo. At about 3 weeks old, she still fit in my hand. I learned over the years that what I thought were funny markings on their coats, always appealed to someone. This black nose didn’t affect her adoption a bit. Her new […]

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Casey the Kitten

Casey was the last kitten to be adopted from the Irish bunch. I had just taken in seven more kittens. Once I was sure they were disease free, I let Casey interact. He especially liked the male cats three weeks older than him. I have found over the years the female cats really like the […]

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A Different Rescue Story

Patch was a gift given to me when Ruby, a rescue, was quite old. Ruby had never accepted another dog in the house but she accepted this little puppy. First picture is of Patch the puppy and Ruby sharing a bed. The reason this story is a “different” rescue is that it is about how […]

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Kittens Born At My House

It wasn’t an unusual litter born at my house…average size litter for a stray cat (5-4 in my experience). Mama cat was very good at what she did and the kittens grew beautifully. Mama was a grey tabby but only one of the kittens was a grey tabby. The big surprise was that two of […]

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