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

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Yay - a new member and Thank You's

Recently we had a new member join our blog ~ Welcome aboard D. DaPuzzo!   It's always a wonderful surprise when we notice, welcome and thank a new member that wants to follow our adventures : )  It has been a slow process but we are starting to get some notice.  I realize our blog needs a little bit more pizzazz and we are getting there slowly but surely : )    Also I need to be more consistent but it can be, at times, a challenge with my full time position, working all the social sites for my book and physically getting out and about to promote my book.

Last week we had a nice donation of food for my cat colony so a big Thank You to Frank!  Frank is the gentleman I met when I came across the small cat colony at the closed Kings Park Psychiatric Center which I have had them all fixed. He is the main caretaker of that colony and a few other colonies on these grounds.  The grounds are huge - if I am not mistaken, the grounds are over 300 acres.  Several earlier posts is the story of those kitties and the one kittie, SuzieQ that is now part of my pet family.  I thought you might want find the history behind this center interesting and have provided the Wikipedia link to this location - Kings Park Psychiatric Center.

Then a big thank you to my neighbor, Dolores, who was so kind as to have purchased several books and place one of them in her Veterinarian's office!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kitty Updates ~

Hello everyone ~ I am glad to report that SuzieQ is all better.  For a while I was a bit hesitant to blog about her progress as I feared it could be a jinx ~ silly I know but I was concerned.  Her fever, the first visit to the Vet, was 105.6 and then once the antibiotics wore off her symptoms started up again.  The second visit resulted in a fever of 105.8 and as my previous post mentioned, we tested her for any  possible Feline autoimmune illnesses and luckily all negative.  SuzieQ's is so active, as she should have been, and eating well - yay! She is the mother to the kittens I fostered and I believe she was very young when abandoned last year as she plays like a kitten herself.

My other kitties are all doing well and healthy too!  The adopted kitties, my cat colony, are all doing well but Slick, Hemingway's buddy and guardian, has not been himself : (   He is adjusting slowly to the loss of his buddy and is on a completely different schedule.  He does not spend much time sleeping or playing with the others on my property as he did.  I am hoping as time goes by and when winter comes he will mingle more and back to his regular self.

Rocky, of my cat colony,  was ill for a bit with what I believe was an ear infection as his head was tilted and he had difficulty with his balance.  We did not get the chance to trap him as that is not an easy task with all the places for him to run and hide but it seems he has improved on his own - thank goodness.  He still is not 100% but would say 98%.  If we can trap him at some point, he will go in for a much needed visit.

That's all for now ~  Will update more in a few days and pictures too  : )

Thank you, as always, for stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ^..^