Category Archives: Animal Shelters

GOOD MORNING – WITH CATS!

  Tinkerbelle meows around my ankles, telling me it’s time to eat. “Coffee first,” I say. “Right meow!” says she, golden eyes blinking eagerly. Tink is joined by Little, the two black females ganging up on me. Shy Big Red … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Cat Behavior, Cats | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

CAT’S PAW: COAXING THE 2ND DRAFT

CAT’S PAW, Book 3 of the Crazy Cat Lady mystery series is happening fast. Well, not that fast – I’m only on the 2nd draft. But I have a launch date in August, so I’m on it. Let’s see where … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Blogging, Blogs & Beauty, Cat Behavior, Cats, Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries & More, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Reblogged from The Creative Cat: Adopting Pets as Gifts: An Animal’s Love is the Gift

I was taught as a shelter volunteer to discourage people from giving pets as gifts. Adopting a pet is a very personal thing, and success depends on both the human-animal bond and the environment available for the pet. Choosing a needy … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Blogs & Beauty, Cats, OTHER BLOGGERS | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Mews: Cat Burned In Fire – Offers Support & Snuggles To Other Animals At Veterinary Hospital – reblogged

I have followed Russell’s story from its agonizing beginning when the red tabby was severely burned in a house fire. Russell’s spirit shines through the hideous burns, now nearly healed. This story tells how Russell is taking the love on … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Blogs & Beauty, Cats, OTHER BLOGGERS | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

CATS IN JAIL: an article

Here is an interesting article from knowyourcat.info. Cats in jail Many people know how calming it can be to have a cat around. Yes, it can be infuriating as well, but there’s definitely feel-good factor that goes with having a … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Cat Behavior, Cats | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

SAVE A CAT – SAVE THE WORLD

  Somewhere in another world, loving people are taking cats for walks in the dry, red sun of a high desert canyon. They are preparing food in small dishes with cat figures on them. They are petting and grooming and … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Cats, Save the World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

30: LUX – BACK HOME BUT NOT FOR LONG, October 2014

 After a substantial period of balancing Lux’s medications and working closely with him to make sure he was socially well-adjusted, his medical team proclaimed him ready to discharge into a home. Jim and I made the drive to pick up … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Cat Behavior, Cats, Lux, lux 911 cat, memoir, Portland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

17: LUX – ARROGANCE UNDONE, MAY 1, 2014

On May 1st, Lux had his second outburst, the first being when his family called 911 on him. Since I’d met him a month before, I was silently but condescendingly laughing at the original event, thinking his people had overreacted, … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Cats, Lux | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

11 LUX – FIRST DAYS 3

Adapted from my Lux Journal: Day 4: Today we let Lux explore the kitchen. He looked into every corner, jumped on counters (not a problem with us), even the top of the fridge. He walked low to the ground at … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Cat Behavior, Cats, Lux, lux 911 cat, Portland | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

10: LUX – FIRST DAYS, 2

Adapted from my Lux Journal: Day 3: Lux was under the comforter on the bed when I came in this morning. Overnight he ate all food. Now to introduce him to my other cats. We have 3 cats: Tinkerbelle, an … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Shelters, Cat Behavior, Cats, Lux, lux 911 cat, Portland | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments