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, November 27, 2013

The Book Revue,a big thank you to Lynn and updating my blog....

I am glad and excited to report that my book seems to be making some headway and receiving positive feedback from parents of young children - yay!  I have also been in contact with The Book Revue in Huntington regarding a book reading with the children, a book signing I hope and then to have my book on their selves - another yay!!  Once I complete the arrangements for The Book Revue I hope to be on to Barnes and Noble.  Yes my book is available on line at Barnes and Noble but would love to see my book on their shelves too.  Of course I need to contact all the non for profit organizations in an attempt for them to sell my book which the proceeds would go to organization to further support there efforts.

A big Thank You to Lynn for her post and kind, supportive words about my book which led to many of my fellow school mates to do the same!  Of course a thank you to all who have purchased my book!

Lastly I am working on coordinating with a couple of individuals to have my blog 'spruced up' and will keep you all updated on that progress.

Thank you for stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ^..^

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A thankful moment.......and Slick

Today as I looked out my window towards my backyard I saw two of the cats, my adopted kitties as I call them, from the cat colony merrily strolling and rubbing along the shrubs.  That sight just warmed my heart knowing that I am able to help these once homeless kitties have a safe place to roam, eat, drink and most of warm shelter.  If I could only do this for all the homeless animals which is what so many of us animal lovers dream of.  Even though this made me feel like I made a difference I quickly felt terrible for Slick.  Slick is my big, gray, once stray, cat who was the guardian and best friend to Hemingway who crossed the rainbow bring this past August 2013 Rest in Peace Hemingway ~ 8/12/13.  Slick has not been the same.  He does not eat at the regular time, he does not stay around the property and even with this terrible cold weather, he does not stay in their shelter, the kitty condo, too often.  So many people do not realize how animals feel just as we do.  Slick is still mourning over the loss of his best friend : (  I only hope he does go back to his routine by budding up with one of the others in the colony.  That would make me so very happy.  Here are two pictures of Slick - he is a beautiful, big gray cat and feel as though he fits the description of a true Russian Blue.

Slick on a very hot day in July 2012 on my retaining wall in my driveway.  I'm sure Hemingway was right near by : )

Slick on my hot tub in the winter 2009-getting some warmth from the sun. Again I'm sure Hemingway was right near by : )

Thank you for visiting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ^..^

Monday, November 18, 2013

Meet 3 of my pet children from my cat colony ~

Here is a picture of 3 cats from the original cat colony.  That cat colony, at one time, had over 26 cats.  During all the trap, neuter and return efforts, T-N-R, some of the kittens or cats did not stay around the area.  I have always hoped they found another care taker since they were too frightened to return to the feeding station we had at that time.  As of right now, since Hemingway passed, I have 10 remaining.  In May and June of 2008 there were 2 litters of kittens born and below is a picture of 3 of them when they were a year old.  Of course they were the last litters of kittens as by then all the females were spayed.   The black cat with the white stripe down his nose is Willie, the all black cat is Isabellina, and the orange and white cat is Noah.   To see another adorable set of photo's of Noah drinking and lounging by the pool please see the post from June 10, 2011.

They enjoy, even to this day, relaxing in the back yard trying to mingle with my kitties.  Thank you for stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ^..^

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Peppie ~ Can anyone say comfy : )

Here is my Peppie all comfy, cozy and completely passed out in sleepy time on two separate evenings : )

Peppie, short for his full name Peppino, has been with me for over 5 years now and he just showed up one day at feeding time with the others from my cat colony.  As you can see he has warmed his way into our home for 4 1/2 years now.  He was named Peppino for the character, not to date myself, Peppino the taking mouse.  This boy can talk up a storm : )  Every time I try to get him on video, he stops his little chatter.  One of these days I am determined to catch our little boy chatting up a storm whether it is to let us know he has come in, whether to announce he is hungry and we are not moving fast enough or just because : )

Hope these two pictures but a smile on your face : )  and thank you for stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ^..^

Peppie on the eve of 10/14/13
Peppie on the eve of 10/16/13