Category Archives: Cat Rescue

Mindful Monday –- Saga of a Lost and Found Kitten

Neighbor Laura texted me one day last week asking to borrow one of our cat carriers. Laura and Russ are dog people. They lost two dogs this year—one just died in front of them without warning. Damn 2020! So much … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Because of the Microchip

I love reading happy-ending stories of lost or stolen cats being reunited with their human and this happens more and more often now with the advent of the chip. I’m rather embarrassed to admit that I actually have my first … Continue reading

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Frivolous Friday – Olivia: Week Two

It’s been two weeks since we picked up a shy calico kitten named Olivia in the parking lot of our local humane society from her rescuer, the director of ResQcats. She’d been spayed minutes earlier and was ready to go … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – National Feed a Rescue Pet Week

Everyone is struggling to some degree this year. While many of us are at least able and willing to shelter at home and take extra special care of our cats and dogs, this scenario isn’t universal. Thousands—dare I say millions—of … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Fostering in the Pandemic

So many things have changed this year for us and for our animals. Those of us who’ve been isolating at home have happy happy pets who adore having us around more often. But not all cats and dogs are so … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – Cat Cafés During Pandemic

Cat cafés have been cropping up everywhere since the first one opened in Japan in 2005. Then 2020 came along and everything changed. The cats were adopted or taken in by foster families and the cafés closed. Some will probably … Continue reading

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Mindful Monday – Adopt-a-Cat-Month

June is Adopt-a-Cat-Month. This year, in many states, we still can’t go to a shelter and shop for a pet, yet people are really stepping up to help. In Canada, pet adoptions overall are up 60 percent. https://www.burnabynow.com/news/cat-adoptions-are-up-during-the-pandemic-here-s-how-to-do-it-1.24143130 In Canada … Continue reading

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Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – How Do You Name a Cat?

Sometimes, when we bring a new cat or kitten into the home, we already have a name picked out—a name we heard and held onto in case… Some of us name our cats for their color or markings, Oreo (for … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Folks Who Foster Felines

Our local humane society has put out a call for foster families for cats. I did some research and discovered that this is happening all over the US. Some people, who are staying home during the pandemic, are also enjoying … Continue reading

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Newsday Tuesday – Curbside Pet Adoption

 I’m reading that some shelters are virtually empty because there are so many people wanting to give a pet a home even in these uncertain times—or maybe because of them. Other shelters have emptied out—the animals being taken in by … Continue reading

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