This is daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee)'s Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee)'s activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee)
Recent Activity
I'm feeling good enough to get back to blogging now. But several days ago our computer started doing some strange things. It is now almost not working at all. We will be trying to get it in for repairs this week. I sure hope we can get whatever is wrong... Continue reading
Image
Readers of daily dose know that my older daughter is a licensed wildlife rehabber. She has dedicated a huge portion of every year to caring for injured wildlife and abandoned babies. The middle of Winter is about the only time of year that she is not up to her eyeballs... Continue reading
I have received emails from some of you inquiring into how I’m doing and wishing me well. Thank you so much. As far as what has been going on . . . I wrote this to a friend over the weekend. I’ll just copy & paste that description here so... Continue reading
Thank you for your kind comments. Unfortunately, sitting at the computer is still not terribly easy. I hope to get back to blogging next month. Miss you all. Continue reading
I haven't posted to this blog for the last couple of weeks. During the first of those two weeks, I was in the hospital. Then last week I was home, but not doing very well. I'll regain my strength and get back to blogging. Only recently I had started updating... Continue reading
10
Image
I’ve started the process of re-introducing you to the cats of Winnie’s Wish. I wrote about Smokey first, then about his biological sister Snowflake. These two came here as part of a litter of four kittens, arriving a few months old and already mostly feral. Toast tamed enough to be... Continue reading
Image
Now that Winnie’s Wish is 100% Sanctuary, I am writing about the Wishers in the form of an individual update on each one. Last week, I started the whole thing off with Smokey. In that post, I mentioned that Smokey had come here with three siblings – two brothers (Slate... Continue reading
10
Image
A couple of weeks ago, I told you that I would start doing stories about the cats who will live out their lives here at Winnie’s Wish. But before I start this first story, let me tell you how much it meant to me to have your support over the... Continue reading
12
Image
Maybe you remember a little foster kitten of mine – Tad. This is one of the first pictures I took of Tad. He is now nine months old. I’ve had him for eight of those. And I’m about to lose him. I didn’t write about Tad’s illness at the beginning... Continue reading
17
Image
You Winnie’s Wish supporters and daily dose readers are the best! Your comments and emails have contributed to the relief I feel about my decision to transition from shelter to sanctuary. You can trust that the Wishers HAVE a home – right here. Their comfort and happiness is my ongoing... Continue reading
Image
Let me start with this. THANK YOU for your VERY kind and supportive comments on my blog post yesterday. I deeply appreciate what you wrote, and I feel extremely blessed to have you wonderful people out there in the world caring about what happens to the cats of Winnie’s Wish.... Continue reading
Image
Last month I mentioned I would be sharing with you some changes that would be taking place here. I want to do that today. This may not come as a surprise to some of you. I’ve talked differently about Winnie’s Wish during the last year or two. Winnie’s Wish has... Continue reading
Image
I’m going to tell you a sad story today. Well, it has a happy ending, but knowing that things like this are real is hard to take. There is a hero in this story – a sixteen year old girl who is trying to do the right thing. Let me... Continue reading
Image
I hope your Holiday Season was spectacular. Ours was great. Younger Daughter made special (healthy) holiday treats for her dogs, our dogs, and Older Daughter’s dogs. (And no – those are not chocolate chips) We only have the five dogs now – my two ferals Frank and Apples, my ancient... Continue reading
11
Image
If you read here, it must be because you love animals. I want to take today to thank every single person who cares about my work. The fact that you read here and care about all of the animals I write about is what helps me do the work I... Continue reading
Image
(Let me start with this. Thank you for your sweet and supportive comments about the loss of our Mandy dog. I always appreciate you all so much.) Tad and Enoch were best buds from the very beginning. They started out in my bathroom. And they were immediately friends – eating,... Continue reading
Image
Mandy was 14 years old. She had struggled with a hip problem for months. Of course, I had her on all of the meds appropriate for the condition. About three weeks ago, I noticed that she started having trouble with the front leg on the same side with the bad... Continue reading
14
Image
Two days from now I need four cats from the property to fill the surgery slots I reserved. So far I have ONE. This is making me quite nervous. But at least I do have one. On Thanksgiving morning, I heard from the man at the property. He said he... Continue reading
Image
Definition of kismet - destiny; fate. It’s possible you remember the story of my Wisher Kizzie. I’ve always called him Kizzie, but the name I gave him was Kismet. The way he ended up here was definitely fate. Well, today I’m going to introduce you to another Kismet. I guess... Continue reading
10
Image
I’m going to do my “Thanksgiving post” today. But at the end of this post I’ll be inviting you back to my blog for tomorrow’s story. For today, let me wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. Thursday is the holiday. The next day is Black Friday. Then we have... Continue reading
Image
Four of the six cats who had their surgeries last week have been released back onto the property. I kept the very young gray-and-white, longer-haired female and one of the Russian blue toms. I know chances are so slim as to be ridiculous, but I’m gonna ask . . .... Continue reading
Image
Let me start by saying thank you for the advice and confidence that came from some of the readers of last week's post. Honestly it helps to know that you guys are out there hoping and believing as I continue to chip away at the feral cat colony where I’m... Continue reading
Image
Well, it’s not good news this morning. It’s almost November and I have surgery spots held for the TNR cats at the property a few miles from my home. I started trapping again on Sunday afternoon and evening. Trapped yesterday as well. And I have ONE cat at this point.... Continue reading
10
Image
We’re about to charge headlong into The Holidays. I usually try to do some posts in the spirit of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. But starting next week, I’ll be back to trapping at the property where I’m doing TNR. I have surgery spots scheduled for the first part of November.... Continue reading
Image
I’m excited to continue to report to you about the cat property where I’m doing TNR. At the end of my Wildlife Wednesday post last week, I noted that I DID get the additional four cats I needed for the six surgery slots I had held for Thursday. Those six... Continue reading