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Last Wednesday morning I was working in the kennel when I heard my dogs start barking. I looked out the front door window of the kennel up towards my house and fenced dog areas. Rocky and Annabelle were barking but I could tell they didn’t know why. Miracle, on the... Continue reading
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On Wednesday of last week, I had a “sighting.” I could not believe there was ANOTHER cat in the edge of my yard. That morning I got only a glimpse but it was enough to see two things: the primary color was white and the poor thing was extremely skinny.... Continue reading
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Remember Me Thursday “is an awareness program that aims to shine a light on pet adoption by remembering the pets that were lost before they had a chance to find loving families. Participants can light candles at community events or online at the Remember Me Thursday gallery. This is a... Continue reading
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Slate and Toast are WONDERFUL laid-back cats. They cause NO trouble – EVER. They were feral kittens and now they have been here over a year. Toast follows me around in the cathouse and often plops down right beside me while I work. Slate follows Toast around. Both of these... Continue reading
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It was only a couple of weeks ago that I did an update on the feral kittens I rescued at the beginning of the Summer. The two males have now been neutered so that the four can safely continue to live together. Finnick and Prim are still not adoptable. This... Continue reading
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This week sails us into Autumn. We leave Summer behind and move into the cooler months. My hope is that this will mean more adoptions. Maybe folks are settling in, finished with Summer vacations, looking towards the “indoor” months ahead. Winnie’s Wish has some great cats who certainly deserve REAL... Continue reading
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Bobby is my current foster dog from the shelter where my girls work. Most of the time, I am fostering at least one shelter dog. The reasons vary, but some of the time I foster to give a dog a little “extra” before he or she goes to an adoption... Continue reading
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Older Daughter is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. There is a thick manual that comes with licensing explaining what wildlife can be taken and what cannot. The rules are strict (as they should be). Rehabilitators have one main goal – to make the animal healthy and prepared to be released back... Continue reading
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As the girls were growing up, we encountered the occasional wild animal who had been injured. Fearing we did not know enough to truly help, we discovered a wildlife rehabilitator (close to two hours away) and made the trip to her when the need arose. When Older Daughter grew up... Continue reading
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As I’ve said many times on this blog, I live in the middle of nowhere. Before I met my husband 27 years ago, I had not ever been out this way even though it is only half an hour from where I grew up. I remember the first time he... Continue reading
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Isaac is one of those wonderful cats. Now you know me. I think EVERY cat is a wonderful cat in his or her own way. But in terms of finding homes, I usually have the “tougher” cases. Isaac is NOT one of those. When I rescued Isaac he was infested... Continue reading
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I don’t know if you remember Silver? I told his rescue story back in mid-May. When I trapped him he was really thin and had ticks – dog ticks. Not a good thing. Cats can get “Bobcat Fever” from ticks. Also – Silver was extremely afraid of me. I was... Continue reading
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Remember Only? I got him at three weeks old and he didn’t do very well for quite a long time. He even went downhill for a while. Along came Twosie who had a big painful swollen paw. She got better, then worse. Finally, I was able to report that both... Continue reading
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The blog last week ended with the capture of a feral cat I named Yardley. I said this cat was 100% feral, and that still appears to be the case. But I need to make a distinction. There are “stray cats” who are very scared when you first encounter them... Continue reading
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Yesterday I took you through several days of attempts to trap a cat that had been spotted in The Pine Woods AND in my yard. On a Thursday, I had discovered cat feces in my yard; Saturday every member of my family spotted this cat in The Pine Woods; Sunday... Continue reading
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On Thursday August 21st, Younger Daughter stopped by my house on her way to work. Hey – she said – did you see the perfect line of three mushrooms in your yard? I just got a picture of them on my phone because they are so cute! I looked at... Continue reading
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NOTHING but JOY to share with you today . . . As I posted on Thursday, a Winnie’s Wisher was chosen for a forever home of her very own. Shirley, Friend of Winnie’s Wish, met me halfway between my place and her Labor Day weekend visit in Nashville, TN. We... Continue reading
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Hope you’re having a great extended weekend. Tune in tomorrow for a joyful post! Continue reading
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If I hadn’t been dealing with sick kittens all week, I would have tried to come up with a tease for today’s post. I am announcing an adoption today. It’s one I’ve known about for quite a while, but it only recently came all the way together. Let me take... Continue reading
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I’ll have kitten health updates at the end of this post. Last Tuesday I posted about Only for the first time. I said how sorry I felt for him since he had no mom (which he clearly wanted) and he had no siblings (which made me worry that he was... Continue reading
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It's just after 5:00am. Up extra early to get Husband to some doctor appointments this morning. I haven't checked on Only or Kizzie yet. Getting this post published to my blog and then off to check on everyone. I don't yet know what today brings. Only was only three weeks... Continue reading
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It’s been a busy weekend – definitely not all good. I hope the two things I’m the most worried about will turn around and become triumphs. I’m anxious to share some other news with you. There’s been another addition here (a new foster kitten). I’d like to tell you about... Continue reading
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Last week, on Wednesday, there was an “occurrence” here that was initially horrifying. My dogs had let me know that something was happening in the area between my house and the “shelter area.” I was creeping down the gravel walkway trying to discover if a rabbit or some other little... Continue reading
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Unbelievable is the word I have been using to describe the story I am about to tell. There is another word that fits this event even better – but if I told you that word right now, it would ruin part of the story. So let me stick with “unbelievable”... Continue reading
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His name is Only. Because that’s the word that best defines my relationship with him. He is an Only – no mom, no littermates. In one week he and I have bonded so completely that he believes I am his mom AND his siblings, and he is definitely my baby.... Continue reading
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