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, December 28, 2011

Happy Holidays ~ Hemingway and Callie Update

Hello and happy holidays to all!  Hemingway is still going strong.  His eye issue is still a concern but he is much more active than the late summer or early fall and eating well.  Always a positive.  Callie is now in her new home 2 months as of January 1st, 2012 and it is slow going with the socializaiton.  She is slowly warming up enough where she will at least come close to me to get to her food and water.  We play a lot together which is helping her warm up to me.  Yes I know that does not seem like much but when  a cat or dog is born and not in contact with humans after 6 to 8 weeks old, the older they get the longer the transition is.  Then depending on their personality, the transition can be short or much longer. 

We did have a bit of a set back when last week we tried to catch her to be brought to the Vet for her check up and spaying.  We were not succesful and boy oh boy did she hide for a week. Callie was so tramatized that it is now slow going as not to make her feel suspicious of my actions.

Wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful 2012 to all my followers ^..^

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hemingway Update and New Rescue

Hemingway, Grandpa, is feeling so much better.  He is out and about and back to his normal self and possibly even better.  Thank goodness!  Due to his age, he has some limitations but overall as spry as possible for his age.  

Now as of November 1st we trapped Callahan a beautiful black long haired kitten.  Richard does all the trapping ~ thank you to Richard.  Callahan appears to be a boy and he was all by himself at Callahan's Beach in Smithtown. Not sure what happened to his mommie or siblings if he had them, but whenever we would go to feed him, Callahan was the only one who would come out for food.  I will post some pictures of this cute little boy.  Still working on socializing him which is progressing slowly since he seems to be approximately 6 to 8 months old.  The older they are when trapped the longer it takes to earn their trust.  Once that happens he will need to be neutered. 

I promise not to wait so long for the next post and pictures.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hemingway Update

Hemingway is coming along thank goodness!  I was able to obtain some antibiotics for him and he has been improving.  He is back to going outside to warm up in the sun and walk around a bit more which is wonderful to see.  Hemingway is even going up the stairs to sun in the backyard.  You can see the joy in the younger kitties who follow him around to keep him company and provide comfort.  We can only hope that once I am finished with the antibiotics he remains strong.  It seems that he had an upper respiratory infection which causes felines much trouble if not caught.  Hemingway did not show any signs initially other than his bad eye getting worse.  Once I heard him sneezing and sounding congested along with the runny eye on top of his other eye issue, I knew what was causing him to feel so weak.  He is up there in age and I do know this winter will be very tough on him.   Thank you to all who are following his story and for caring.  ^..^

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wonderful Story of Cheetah Sahara and Anatolian Shepherd Dog Alexa

Below is the link to the wonderful story of a Cheetah named Sahara and Alexa the Anatolian Shepherd dog ~  please copy, paste and enjoy ^..^

http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/cats-and-dogs-really-can-get-along

Saturday, October 22, 2011

No Luck Getting Hemingway To The Vet

Tried several times today, Saturday, to catch Hemingway as he is getting worse.  He has a upper respiratory infection besides his right eye that has been an a major concern as it is all cloudy.  He cannot see from the eye and I believe the upper respiratory infection is causing further issues with his right eye.

Here is a picture of our Hemingway also known as Grandpa with his guardian Slick.  I truly hope we can catch Grandpa and get him to the Vet on Monday.  In this picture from April 2011 you can see his eye already was cloudy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hemingway Update

Our Hemingway, Grandpa, has not been feeling well over the past few weeks.  His age seems to have really caught up with him and I can only hope we will be able to provide him with comfort through this difficult time.  Even though Hemingway has gotten use to us he has not let go of his feral ways which is fear of people.  He will let us feed him up close but  that is the extent of how close we can get to him.  He does know he has a safe home, people who care and love him.  You can see the appreciation in his eyes and expression.  Hemingway is loved by all the adopted kitties and it is beautiful to see how they all gather around to care for him.  I will upload more pictures to show the bond between several of the adopted kitties and Hemingway.  To watch them all and see how in nature they all come together is precious.  If only we could all learn from our animal children.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Meet Hemingway

This is Hemingway or as I call him Grandpa.  Hemingway is a polydactal cat and is related to the younger kitties as most have the same trait, polydactal, which is how he got his nickname : )  When I moved into my home and eventually starting the  T-N-R, Grandpa was not around.  Not sure where he was temporarily sleeping and eating but from one of the neighbors I was told he had left for a few years as she had gotten worried not seeing him around.  Well he is back and luckily has regular meals, a safe place from any bad weather and a cozy place to sleep with the rest of the colony. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thank You Ivy

All the kitties wanted me to say Thank You to Ivy for the wonderful donation of food.  Ivy has been very generous over the last year or so in helping Caring Hearts Loving Paws.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Noah Drinking From The Pool


      Noah Drinking & Cooling off in the Pool
 

                    
            Noah leaving the pool - his private watering hole : )        


 

         Noah grooming & sunning after his drink & dip in the pool : )

Noah is one of the kitties in my cat colony
My adopted kitties as I call them

Peppie "Talking" ~ More Back Rubs Please

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