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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today is National Feral Cat Day ~ Being a caretaker of a cat colony myself, I understand all the time, work and devotion that is involved. If the irresponsible adults would spay or neuter as well as try to find a home for the cats when they no longer wish or are not able to keep their cat, we would not have so many homeless feral and stray cats. All the caretakers understand the issues that are encountered on a regular basis with the town, counties and local individual(s). There are many caretakers who are not a non for profit and care for these animals out of our own funds. We are not looking for any praise only to acknowledge the need to promote spay and neuter for these homeless cats as well as dogs as these poor souls did not ask to be homeless and left to fend for themselves ^..^

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The big, beautiful, fluffy gray cat

Hoping any day to receive the illustration drafts for my book.  Also found out that once the book is completed it will be converted to an EBook - Yay ^..^

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Peppie really chillin'

Peppie really enjoying a safe and happy home : ) 
 For all the animals who do not have this luxury, my cats, all rescues, and the adopted kitties get spoiled ^..^    The adopted kitties are the cat colony I care for.

 

Peppie Chillin'

                                     
                                        Peppie enjoying the nice summer afternoon 7-14-12  ^..^

Mylo ~ Chillin'

Mylo taking it easy and enjoying a drink on a hot July 2,  2012 day ^..^



Friday, June 29, 2012

Back on track ~ The big, beautiful, fluffy gray cat

Yay!! I was able to square away with my coordinator for self publishing regarding my actual photo's of Ollie.  He double checked with the design team and I can use them all!  Hip Hip Hooray!!

I will keep you updated on the progress of the book ^..^

Thank you for following or stopping by to visit......

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Callie's Story ~ continued

On October 31st, 2011 Callie was trapped.  Not knowing if a boy or a girl at that time, the cute little kittie was named Callahan since living and being trapped at Callahan's Beach in Smithtown, NY.  A little wet food in a large covered carrier, in Callahan went and the door was closed right behind.   This poor little kittie was so freightened as to what was happening to the then life that was known to Callahan.  The carrier was kept covered on the drive to Callahan's new home.  It is best to keep cats trapped covered as they do feel more secure in a small and covered confined area.  I know for dogs it is the same but not certain when they are initially rescued.  Anyway home Callahan came and into a room that would have a large dog crate to be the new home for socializing.   Once cats pass the age of 6 to 8 weeks without any human contact and the longer time passes, the longer it takes to socialize the cat. There personality also plays a part in the timeline of quick they become friendly.  I had my job cut out for me and was ready for my adventure.

You see, I was a bit spoiled, Mylo was my first cat I ever socialized and he was very receptive to my interaction.  Maybe Mylo was use to seeing me since I would bring food to the feeding station for the feral and stray cats in my neighborhood but boy oh boy it was relatively quick.  Within a few days, Mylo was eating tuna fish right out of my hand : )  What joy that gave me!   All the feral cats in my neighborhood I made sure were spayed or neutered and then released back to the colony.  For some reason when Mylo came back from being neutered, I felt I was ready to give socializing a try.  I even called my shelter and placed Mylo on the adoption list.  Since the wait list is always so long, we figured I would have him all socialized by the time the call came.  Well we all know what happened - yes Mylo was socialized all right but I could not give him up. Mylo is so sweet and adorable! Mylo was born in December 2007 and was trapped, neutered and returned to me to be released the end of March 2008.

Here is a picture of Mylo a couple weeks into the process of socializing him and a pictures of Callie.

Mylo Playing in his safe little bed
Callie being coy in her cat tunnel Dec 2011


She felt safe enough to come out and investigate but this is how far she got ~ it was a start. More updates to follow.....     Thank you for following our adventures ^..^

Friday, June 15, 2012

Minor Delay ~ The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat

A little disappointed but of course I want the book to be perfect.  So the hold up is due to some of the actual photographs of Oliver that I would like to use need to be fine tuned.... the quality of the picture needs to be adjusted for printing, if possible.  Let's cross our fingers other wise we add an illustration.

Hopefully by Monday we will be on track ^..^

Thank you for visiting ...


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Illustrations Submitted!

Yeah!  I am so excited that I finally was able to finalize what was required to submit my illustration instructions for my book ~ The big, beautiful, fluffy gray cat.

I will keep you posted on the progress and also I owe many posts about Callie and my adopted kitties ^..^

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Welcome Callahan ~ Now known as Callie

One day while visiting our local town beach, Callahans Beach, here in Smithtown, we noticed an adorable black kitten.  The kitten had to be approximately 4 to 5 months old.  Here is a picture of Callahan two days before this cute little kittie was trapped.  Callahan lived at the beach, hence the kitties name, all by it's self.   There were no signs of any siblings or a mommy.  We decided this cute kittie should be trapped, neutered or spayed and socialized in hopes to find the kittie a home.  We do not know, at this time, if the kittie is a he or a she ^..^

Here is a picture of Callahan two days before she was trapped ~

October 30, 2011

I promise to update the trials and tribulations on socializing Callie on a regular basis as well as the other kittie update.....       Thank you for following ^..^

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thank you Ivy!!

Thank you so very much Ivy for the donation of cat food!   The kitties all told me how appreciative they are that their Aunt Ivy thought of them and provide such yummy food and goodies!!

Once again - thank you ^..^