The Mission

Being an animal lover my whole life, my hope is to do my part in raising awareness on the issue of animal homelessness and to give back to my community.....

"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Adorable video of a mother cat, her kittens and ducklings, yes ducklings

This is such a sweet story that will leave all animal lovers with a big smile on their face!! I would tend to believe that even the non animal lovers or those that do not prefer cats will get a warm and fuzzy feeling from this video.
Hope you enjoy!!


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wonderful news! Animal Abuse cases to be tracked by the FBI....

What wonderful news!  Finally the abuse and cruelty to animals is being taken more seriously.  We know that there has been some strides in the manner in which the abuse cases have been handled but the punishment never seems to fit the acts of cruelty and abuse.  From this article we can only hope that since the FBI will be tracking these acts by properly recategorizing them we will see the proper actions taken against the perpertrators!


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ely ~ Rest in Peace 9.15.14

It is with a heavy heart I am writing as Ely, one of our cats from the colony, has passed away at the young age of 6 years and 4 months.  As most of you know, the cat colony lives on my property and in my very large 2 and half car garage or as I call it now the kitty condo.  Ely was one of the few that loved to be pet. He would come in and arch his back waiting to pet and pet and pet..... He was so very sweet and lovable and will be very much missed : ( Ely was found in the kitty condo lying near our door and what a very sad and somber moment that was.  As I type this post I do not have a picture handy but will post as soon as I do.  The morning of 9/15/14 while providing breakfeast to the colony, there was Ely waiting for his petting sesson.  I gave him treats with the others as I often do at breakfeast time. So what happened between breakfast and dinner time, sadly, we will never know.  Rest in Peace Ely and know you will be greatly missed :(

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pet adoption event including meet the author ~ Me!

Hello to all and I am excited to announce that on September 20, 2014, from 1pm to 5pm, I will be attending a Pet Adoption event hosted by Raymour and Flanigan as meet the author with my book The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat.  The address is 275 Glen Cove Road in Carle Place, NY 11514.

Maybe you are thinking of adding a new fur baby to your family or just want to stop by for the fun as there will be activities for the children and food for all.  Raymour and Flanigan will be offering a 12% discount on any purchase made at the store.  If you would like me to mail you a coupon, please leave me a message on my blog or on my Facebook page Caring Hearts Loving Paws or my Instagram account by the same name.

There will be local participants and they are as follows;  Bideawee, London Jewelers selling paw print jewelry which a portion of proceeds will be donated to charity Link for charity,  Rescue Paw Foundation, Best in Show Pet Resort, Carle Place Village Delicatessen, Daily News, Garden City Veterinary Care, Kiddie City USA, Marilyn Carminio: popular Long Island Lecturer,  Moe's Southwest Grill, Pets Boutique, Smoothie King, and Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts.

Please spread the word as this is for such a good cause!  So many loving animals needing good, loving homes!  If you are local, hope to see you there............

Thank you, Adriana of Caring Hearts Loving Paws

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Found a lost tea cup Chihuahua with great outcome......

Yesterday, September 1, 2014, 7am in the morning I see this really small Chihuahua across the street crying and scratching on a neighbors door.  There door was closed so of course I called to the dog in hopes of getting the dogs attention.  I got the dog to turn around but what really worked is that the Chihuahua saw me petting my cat, Callie, and then started running over.  Low and behold I see now why the Chihuahua looked so small - it was a tea cup Chihuahua : )

After picking up the little Chihuahua and comforting the dog,  I brought the dog in my home and set up some water and food in a small carrier so the tea cup Chihuahua would feel safe and secure.  Quickly I took a picture and posted on facebook and instagram as well as bringing a picture to my local Yoga class since I would think, and hoped, the lost dog must be from the immediate area since how far could the little legs go.

On my way home from Yoga class, I saw one of my neighbors and inquired if they knew anyone who may have lost this little tea cup Chihuahua.  As luck would have it the dog was his ~ Yay!!   The poor tea cup Chihuahua was a little girl, Tiny short for Valentine, of 13 years old.  It seems after all these years only the last week or so Tiny has figured out how to get out of the backyard that is totally fenced in.  Tiny's perimeter is now being double and triple secured.

Below is a picture of Tiny and in such a short time we got very attached but glad she is home where she belongs : )  Now as for my cats my boys did not mind so much.  Smelled and walked away.  As for my girls, well they got all spooked and bent out of shape even though Tiny is so much smaller than they are : )

My neighbor informed me that they rescued Tiny as a baby from a puppy mill.  They paid for her but did not care as they knew she needed to be out of that environment.  Tiny's initial veterinarian visit did not provide much hope as she was not in the best of health.  They did not give Tiny many days or weeks to live.  Well at 13 years old she proves that with love and care, some health issues can be overcome.  See you around Tiny : )
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy 13th Birthday Mia

It is Mia's 13th birthday ~ Yay!!  Mia or should I say as our Vet called her from Mia's first visit at 5 weeks old, Miss Mia : )  She was feisty then and still is : )  Love my little girl yes little girl even if she is now considered a senior.  Mia has even gained some weight over the last several years but again I say my little girl : )  With the other cats in the house, Mia has access to food all the time.  We try to be as diligent as possible and pick up the other cat food dishes but inevitable there are times we forget :(

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIA!!  WE LOVE YOU!!


Mia with mommy at 5 to 6 weeks old 

Mia in March 2008 ~ 7 years old

Mia on August 10, 2014 at 13 years old
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wonderful article in One Green Planet about a couple changing the world for feral cats through their photography

I came across this story on One Green Planet of a wonderful couple who photographs animals for Alley Cat Allies as well as other animals and projects. They have a wonderful mission and thought I would share the story.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Two wonderful articles about Pit Bulls and how they are misunderstood - sadly...

Two wonderful articles from the Huffington Post that include video's on how these poor dogs are misunderstood......

Hope you enjoy and Huffington Post, Huff Post, has a week long special on these dogs #PitBullWeek coverage



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Great Story from Life with Cats ~ Hero cat protects a five year old boy!

What a wonderful story!! Way to go Smudge!!  Way too many people do not give enough credit to our furry feline pet children!!  Cats rock!!  I have had both cat and dogs and love them both, love all animals, just wish people who do not prefer to have a cat as a pet would state exactly that and not that they 'hate' cats.  Hate is such a strong and ugly word!
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sweet Story of how a homeless cat helped this homeless woman...

This is a sweet story of a homeless cat who helped this homeless woman.  You will need to read the story and it will leave a smile on your face!  We can only hope that more cities that provided public housing for those trying to get on their feet again follow in these footsteps!  We all need someone to love which includes our furry pet children.....

Woman Bonds with Cat in Cemetery and it Ends up Saving Them Both - Pet360 Pet Parenting Simplified

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Here is SuzieQ sharing my yoga mat. I can hear her telling me this;  Hi Mom, see I can do yoga too!
What do you think she is saying?


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Friday, June 20, 2014

Save the Plum Beach Cats | Medical Expenses - YouCaring.com

This cat colony has been living at Plum Beach in Brooklyn, NY for over 8 to 10 years. Well cared for and all spayed or neutered.  Some one decided that these cats are now a problem and the National Parks Department wants the cats removed by this weekend.  Very sad :(   Initially they wanted them all removed by last weekend or they would trap and remove which we all know what the outcome means.  Again very sad :(  Luckily this woman has found a safe place for all 25 cats but needs assistance with the cost of the relocation and having all the cats seen by a veterarian before being moved.  If you can find a way to given even a few dollars, it will be greatly appreciated.  The link takes you to the donation site and tells the story.  If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  These poor kitties thank you too!!

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Book Signing for The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat ~ Yay!

I am very excited to announce that September 20, 2014 there will be an event at a local Raymour and Flanagan store promoting animial adoptions with Our Cause for Paws with London Jewelers and many other animal friendly projects including my book, The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat, a true story of my cat Oliver.

So mark your calendars and please stop on by as there will be many fun events for the children!!

More details to follow..........

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How Wonderful ~ Cats Help Autistic Woman & She Helps the cats

What a sweet story of how cats in a shelter waiting for their forever home help and bring such joy to this beautiful autistic woman who volunteers at two shelters.  It is a win win for Ashley and the cats.  Here is the link to this sweet heartwarming story ~

Cats help Autistic Woman & She helps the cats

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Should you tame a feral cat? ~ Jackson Galaxy

I'm guessing everyone is familiar with Jackson Galaxy and if not, he helps to resolve many issues cat pet parents have with their kitty or kitty's.  He has a show on animal planet called 'My Cat from Hell'.  He is very knowledgeable and his story is very interesting and sweet.  Hope you enjoy this little article....


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Clint Eastwood Saved a Kitten’s Life!

I have always been a Clint Eastwood fan since I can remember!  Not to date myself but all I can say is that is for some time : )  How can one become even a bigger fan with this sweet story???   Not sure how but I am for certain : )  Enjoy the story......

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bartender Receives $1,000 Tip to Pay For Her Dog’s Surgery - Wonderful Story!

It is always so touching to learn that there are people who are selfless, kind, compassionate and generous!  What a wonderful story that give us hope after all the negativity we read about.

Bartender Receives $1,000 Tip to Pay For Her Dog’s Surgery

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Blind Kitten Finds “Seeing-Eye” Cat Companion at Shelter

Sweet story! ~ Isn't wonderful how animals can sense and care for one another ^..^

Blind Kitten Finds “Seeing-Eye” Cat Companion at Shelter - Pet360 Pet Parenting Simplified

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Where oh where is Slick?

As you all know, those who have been following Caring Hearts, since Hemingway passed in August of 2013 his buddy and guardian, Slick, did not take it well.  Unfortunately this is what I had expected but I did not expect him to be so devastated that he did not stay around the property or sleep in the kitty condo : (  Since August and September 2013, we have seen Slick but it has became less and less.  As I have previously posted, even during this past brutal winter we had here in Smithtown, he rarely slept in. On occasion we would see him come in for food and then leave.  Slick was close with the other kitties of the colony and would even sleep with them as well with Hemingway.  It seems that with the loss of his buddy that he looked after like a doting brother and protector he no longer wants to even be with the others.  I can only hope that he is safe and maybe even found a new home.  Of course I would prefer Slick to still be with the cat colony and with us but if his heart is so broken that he cannot, I want him to find another loving home.  To think he might be wasting away without enough food is so upsetting since I have no idea where he had wondered off to after Hemingway passed to even try to get him food.
There are pictures of Slick and Hemingway in the posts from August 2013, November 26, 2013, December 5, 2013 and January 27, 2014.
I only wish that people would realize how much animals feel like we do.  Obviously they cannot express themselves as we do but if the non believers took the time to care, they would see how animals show signs of happiness, insecurities,fear, love among their own kind, sadness etc....
Just as Slick appeared on my front lawn and took the role of the caregiver, guardian and buddy to Hemingway he just slipped away.  Maybe he was a kitty angel and when I hear a bell ring I know it is him but I am going on the basis that he has found another person or family to feed and care for him as I had.  Or maybe better yet, maybe he will return in the days or months ahead.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Goose Named Maria.avi (+playlist) - Sweet, Sweet Story!

What a sweet, sweet story this is!  The story is a few years old and will be trying to find out updates. Animals truly have emotions and wish more people understood this instead of hurting them.







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81 Astounding Facts About Cats by BuzzFeed

Hello All ~

I came across this cute little article someone posted on Facebook and it was too cute not to share.  Enjoy and here is the link to the article, 81 Astounding Facts About Cats ~
81 Astounding Facts About Cats

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Body language in cats

For those who are not familiar with cat language ~ enjoy this little video ^..^



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Friday, March 21, 2014

A Cat's Guide to Loving a Human - Adorable video

Enjoy this video I found on facebook via the animal rescue site - it is very cute......




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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A story wonderful story of a sanctuary, forever home, for older cats

In Springfield, Illinois is a sanctuary called Forever Home Feline Ranch that provides a cageless envirnoment for older cats to live out their lives if they do not get adopted.  A wonderful story and here is the link to the story: Catster.com - story of Forever Home Feline Ranch.  The direct link to there website is: http://www.felineranch.org/

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The love of Peppie and Callie 2-18-14

From their first meeting Callie and Peppie had a special connection which only keeps growing.  Last night Peppie could not get enough of loving his little girlfriend and Callie just loved every moment : )  Callie is the black, long haired beauty and Peppie the big boy that he is.  The first video will reflect just how their bond has grown and then the second little video, well...... will show how Callie had a enough affection for now put cannot get away :)   Lastly the third and final short video shows Callie absolutely had enough and gets away.  All my pet children are rescues.  Callie was a feral 4 month old kitten and is now a loving sweetie pie!!.  Callie was rescued November of  2012.  Peppie found us the spring of 2009 and is the mushiest love bug!!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kids Read to Homeless Cats and Everybody Wins

How wonderful is this program!! Both children and kitties get great joy!  Let's not forget the great benefit to both!!


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Monday, February 10, 2014

Kitties during snow storm Jan 2014

I'm sure you all have heard of the cold, cold weather and snow we have been having here in New York. Well here is a picture of 3 of my 5 kitties during one of the storms in January where we live in Smithtown, on Long Island, New York....

Peppino, a/k/a, Peppie, sitting tall in left corner of bench, Callie sitting on the right side of the bench and then SuzieQ on the top of the chair.  They are having some entertainment with the snow and, of course, bird watching : ) 

Here is a little video too .....
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Please note ~ not birds were harmed : )