Tuxedo: What a Cat

For over a year someone kept contacting the rescue asking for a tuxedo. This of course forced me to learn what a tuxedo was. Usually male (but not always)it is a cat with very specific markings. The cat has to be black coated with white feet, a white vest, and white whiskers. That is a […]

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Cute Cat Photos: Short Stories

We have had over 2000 foster animals in our house. Some of the cats and kittens were here so briefly that all I have left of them is a single photo and very short story. Of course, it is wonderful when stray and surrendered cats/kittens are adopted very quickly because it makes room for more. […]

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Cute Cats: Contrary Cats

So my dear friend Mary likes to buy my cats something luxurious once in awhile. First the deluxe velour pink and beige bed came in the mail. All the cats checked it out one at a time as they usually did to anything new.They seemed excited. Next in the mail, I received the above more […]

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Three Great Things about Dog Rescue

The first great thing about dog rescue was helping the dogs. Usually the dogs/puppies I fostered in my home needed socialization of some sort. Puppies were weaned at my house and got used to being handled by humans. Also my adult dogs taught them some manners. Other dogs came to me because they were fearful […]

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MultiCat Household: Keeping the Peace

I have talked about the shelves in our living room before. Here is another version of the story. Bruce and Mittens were surrendered to me after I boarded them for two years. Almost immediately after Bruce developed an expensive and difficult condition: eye herpes…..It had probably laid dormant but there was no way for the […]

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Cute Cat Darcy Runs Away

I recently read an article about a house cat running away. The advice in the column was that, if your house cat gets out and is maybe lost, you should put their litter box outside a door. The lost cat will be able to smell it from a great distance and find its way home. […]

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On My Lap: Cute Cats

I have computer table that folds up and towards me. Sometimes I call it my high chair. If I look down I always see a cat in my lap. Above is Cio Cio. She is not much of lap cat unless she hasn’t seen much of me during the day and then she is cuddly. […]

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Cute Cat: Rotten Teeth

I have been rescuing and fostering cats over 15 years now. For the first time, recently I had a cat with a dental problem. I researched and apparently it is not uncommon but it has not happened to me before. I feed hard food almost exclusively and I think that helps. My cat Blaze started […]

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Breeze’s Litter: Cute Kittens

July of 2009 was busy at my in-home shelter for the cat rescue. Seriously, the cat rescue in our small village did not have a shelter so relied on home foster care. Of all the volunteers, I had the most room and time to foster many cats. One of the litters born at my house […]

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Spicy Valentine: Pepper

My friend Mary had started Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota. She was receiving calls from animal control and humane societies to take small dogs they thought she could place better than them. I was an active volunteer when she received a call from the big humane society. The woman on the phone literally whispered while […]

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