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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Miss my Luigi a/k/a Louie

I know it has been some time since I have posted and hope to get back on some track to share stories and updates about my kitties and any adventures.  August 21, 2018 was a sad day as our feral boy Luigi a/k/a Louie crossed over the rainbow bridge ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐ŸพI never knew how old he was but knew he was not young. He started coming round approximately 4 to 5 years if not 6 years ago.  All my other kitties never minded him around and he liked being with them but of course outside. He would not come in the house no matter how we tried. He never let me touch him until last night, 8.21.28, when he was so weak. I was able to pet him a several times. I last saw him Friday morning, 8.17.18, after a long bout of not feeling well he was around all the week of 8.12.18 as he seemed better since he was eating twice a day and his eyes even looked brighter. All of a sudden the night of 8.20.18 he was back resting, the best he could, by the back door. That warmed my heart as it was if he came to say goodbye๐Ÿ˜ฅand felt that this was his safe place~home. Rest In Peace my Luigi๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™#catsofinstagram #catsrock #lovestrayandferalscats #strayandferalcats #loveanimals #catsrule #kindnessandcompassionforanimals #cats #kindnessandcompassionforall

Friday, August 5, 2016

A book event and my apologies again.....


Hello to all,

With interest rates so slow I have been so busy with my main employment- so sorry! I am still working on pushing for my book and helping homeless animals and of course the cat colonies.

In the meantime I am at an event tomorrow, 8.6.16, for a Summer Camp for children with cancer. The event will be at the Raymour and Flanigan in Garden City, 895 E Gate Blvd near BuyBuy Baby with my book; The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat.  I will be there from 1 to 2:15. There maybe some animals for adoption too!
Promise to "step it up" and back into a routine, regardless of how busy may be, of posting updates, stories and pictures. Above right is the advertisement for the event and as always, Thank you for stopping by or following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Candy.......and update

Hello to all,

I know you are all tired of me apologizing for the delay in between posts so I will just say that since starting at Bethpage Federal Credit Union in October 2014, I have gradually gotten busier and busier. That is good but yet bad since it takes me away from my blog and writing my next children's book.  All I can promise is that I will get back on track..........  Also since my last post I have broken my left wrist which also slowed me down a bit.  It is almost healed and trying to get full movement and strength back while being gentle not to re-injury my wrist.  Hopefully in 4 more weeks I will be told I am all healed.

Several times I had promised the update on my Candice a/k/a Candy.  To this day I keep hoping to see her come walking back home.  She vanished one day a month or so after we had the passing of Addie.  Candy was not the type to wonder away from my home.  She was a feral cat from my cat colony but was always resting in my driveway or in the garage a/k/a kitty condo and always in for breakfast and dinner.  I can only hope and pray that whatever happened to this sweet girl was without suffering.  The thought that someone trapped her I just can't see since she rarely wondered as I previously mentioned.  It is possible, I guess, as one never knows if there was the one time Candy decided to wonder a bit and someone had a trap set.  If so, I hope of hopes they are treating her well.  I try not to let my thoughts wonder or I just keep getting upset.  If she did cross the rainbow bridge, I hope she connected right away with her buddy Addie and the others from my cat colony that have crossed.

Here is a sweet picture of Candy resting in the driveway and then below she is resting with Noah, Isabella, Rocky and lastly my Addie who passed in September 2015.

Left from my original 18 in my cat colon since 2007 are Willie, Rocky, Sometimes, Isabella and Noah

Thank you for stopping by and visiting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Spring

Happy Spring 2016

Caring Hearts Loving Paws and I would like to send you wishes for a wonderful Spring season!

With the spring season comes kittens so if you see any abandoned kittens, please do reach out to the many organizations, local town or myself and we can guide you.  There are many organizations or towns that do not take in the kittens but if you could foster them or find them a foster, the organizations will be able to take them in once old enough.  However, there are other organizations that can take in the kittens.  Many times the only reason they cannot is due to not having fosters home for them since kittens need care and socializing.  If you do find yourself with an abandoned kitten, again, please contact some of the organizations listed on my blog or contact me and I will help you locate an organization.

Yes I cannot believe over a month since my last post as it seems I have not kept my promise but will do my best not too let so much time pass. The next post will have pictures of Candice, a/k/a Candy,  and more.........

Thank you for following or stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Cute articles and as promised, working on getting on track

Hello to all,

I hope everyone had a fun and loving Valentine's Day! Whether you had a special someone or special pet child to share the day with, I hope it was a wonderful day!

As promised, I am going to get back on track with regular posts and updates.  Today I am posting 2 cute articles; one on how we can learn from cats to deal with difficult people and the other is about breaking the typical stereotype associated with 'The Cat Lady'

Within a week or two will be a write about my sweet Candy (Candice) that I mentioned on the 1.3.16 post.  She was the other kitty that we sadly lost, simply vanished.  To this day I hope and pray it was not fowl play.   Over the past 2 and half years I have lost 6 of our adopted kitties, the cat colony kitties. Breaks my heart but what is one to do but keep caring for the others in the same manner which is to keep them  kitties safe, loved and feed knowing I did my best with those that have crossed the rainbow bridge.

There were once a total of 18 that I cared for in this colony and unfortunately some had passed but it never seemed as if so many went so close together.  In my future posts I will write those stories and the other cats I had TNR'd, cared for but they stopped coming around for reasons I will never know and before they had access to my now known kitty condo, my large 2 and half car garage.

Here are the links to the stories I believe and hope you will find as fun and interesting : )

Ten Ways we can learn from out cats : )

Down with The Cat Lady

Thank you for stopping by and following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Monday, February 1, 2016

Rest in Peace Addie......

On September 1st, 2015 we sadly lost our Addie : (

Sadly our little Addie passed and this was the difficult post I was referring to.  Addie being the one who still acted the most feral even though he was with us for 7 and half years.  He would always be around to eat, rest and have a safe place to sleep at night but I still could not really pet or get to close to him on most occasions.  For this reason, I did not know what to do as he started to take a turn for the worst.  It seemed, for a few years, he would not feel well and then bounce right back.  On many occasions I would realize he was having trouble with bowel movements.  I would give him olive oil in his food and all was better.  On a regular basis I would incorporate the olive oil into the feeding schedule to help Addie and the other kitties.  We know it couldn't hurt them :)

All seemed to be going along just fine until one day in the later part of the summer I noticed how Addie was losing weight.  Knowing the trauma that would be caused by attempting to get Addie to the veterinarian, I could not decided what was best for him. Also keeping in mind that once, and if I was able to trap him, getting him to the veterinarian, I was sure continued treatment would be necessary and knew I would never be able to trap him again.  Those of us who know cats, once they know what could be coming, they will do everything in their power, even when ill, not to have the situation happen again.  Especially with ferals.  He was not truly feral but enough so.

That is why this post was so difficult to type even to this day. I still beat myself up not knowing if I made the right decision; letting him go peacefully at home without trauma or to have put him through the trauma.  To this day it brings tears to my eyes.

He progressively got worse but always ate a bit and drank his water which is part of the reason I felt it best for Addie to be home and go peacefully with is siblings and buddies.

Then on Sunday, August, 30, 2015 when he came to the back door for some food, Addie actually rubbed on my legs and looked me right in my eyes.  It broke my heart and again questioned if I took the right path for little Addie.

I will always remember that last look and one could imagine many variations as to why and what he was trying to tell me.

Sweet, little Addie ~ I hope he is running around over the rainbow bridge with all his other siblings and buddies that passed.

Here is a collage of Addie when he was well.
In the far left, by the steps, is Addie.  This is a few weeks before he passed.
In the picture with him are; Isabella (all black), Noah (orange and white), Sometimes (black with white paws)
and Candice (Calico)

Thank you for stopping by and following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year and I'm Back ~my apologies

Happy New Year to all my followers and visitors!  I wish you all a wonderful 2016 filled with Love, Peace and Happiness!

My apologies are for several reasons;
First I let my work interfere with updating and posting on my blog and
Secondly the loss of two more of my adoptive kitties, Addie and Candy, made it difficulty for me to post.  Every time I started to type a post I felt sadden with the stories to tell and kept saying I will post later on.

Well here we are months later and have made a promise to myself and to my followers that I will be posting on a regular basis.  In the coming days I will post first about the loss of Addie and then Candy and you will see why I was torn to tell the stories.

I know it sounds so silly about not being able to complete the posts about the two kitties when caring for the stray and feral cats, there are times it weighs on one as to what maybe could have been done differently to help or what happened and where did they go hoping they did not suffer.  My cat colony was over 16 and now I am down to 5.  They live in my very large garage, coming in and out as they please, so even though one gets very attached to a cat colony they care for but when they live this close it is a bit harder as, again, you feel maybe one could have done more.

For all the homeless animals, I always wish they could be rescued and never feel any pain but only love!!

Thank you for following and stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hello and Pet adoption Event.....

Hello and cannot, once again, believe so much time has past! My apologies!  I will get back on track as I have cute pictures to post of my adopted kitties of my cat colony that lives in my kittie condo plus of my kitties.

I'm exciting to announce that I will be at the Raymour and Flanigan in Valley Stream on Saturday, 8.22.15, as they are holding another pet adoption event. Like last year, Bideawee will be there with sweet cats and dogs who need a loving forever home. I will be there with my children's book, a true story, of a homeless cat. I will be there from 1 to 2:30 as I have a prior engagement but the animals will be there until 5pm. Looking forward to meet those who stop by and those who purchase my book. More importantly, I hope many pets get adopted!!

Thank you for stopping by, visiting and following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Here is an article for pet safety in case of a fire

Hello to all,

I hope this post finds you all well and enjoying the summer!  The kitties here, at my home, are all doing well except I am still trying to figure out how to get Dorie not to 'go after' her sister SuzieQ.  That is for another post......

In the meantime I came across an article at the animal rescue site that I thought us pet parents would be interested in.  Hope you find this useful ~

Thank you for following or visiting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!! and a cute link asking 'are you a crazy cat person and proud'

Hello to all,

Wow does time fly by as I can't believe my last post was June 13th ~ my apologies.

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy Fourth of July; enjoying spending time with loved ones and those that are special in your lives.  Let us not forget to thank all those who serve to protect our independence.

As for all the homeless animals on every fourth of July, hoping they all have a safe place to hide with the fireworks that will be occurring this evening.  Also hoping they will be safe from those foolish, to be polite, people who don't think twice about harming innocent animals.

Here is a cute link about 'cat people'.  Now personally, and I'm sure many will agree, that the label 'crazy cat person' has a negative connotation and all of us who have cats, foster cats, care for cat colonies and conduct trap-neuter-return should be proud to help these homeless cats.  They get some real love that they so deserve even if it is in small doses. There are many who help not only homeless cats but other animals too.  It is awesome to know we all have a part of the change that is occurring towards homeless animals as well as being a part of changing the way many people feel about animals.
Hope this link put a little smile on your face : )

Thank you for stopping by and following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hello ~ Meet some of the adopted kitties ^..^

I hope this post finds my followers well and anyone who stops on by for a visit.  Here is a picture of Noah last week resting in my front flower bed....
Noah Resting 6.6.15

Noah and his remaining siblings and cousin's, as I call them, are 7 years old as of the May and this month June.  Noah was from a litter of six in May 2008 and then there was a second litter born in June 2008.

Here is a picture of the adopted kitties when I come home from work.  You get to see a better picture of Noah, the orange and white tabby.

Noah, Candy, Isabella, Addie and Sometimes 6.8.15

Noah, Candy and Isabella 6.8.15

This photo to the left you have Noah with Candy who is the calico cat, Isabella all black, Addie the white and black cat and then Sometimes or also he is know as Sometimes Henry.  Sometimes seems to be older in age and must have with the original group of ferals-strays I was feeding with the cats from my other posts.  Hemingway, Melky, Casey and others who after trap-neuter-return did not all stay around.  Those I truly hope found other homes that feed and protected them.

In this photo to the right you have the three buddies;   Noah, Candy and Isabella.

Promise to be back with more photo's, stories and other posts that might be interesting.

Thank you for following or stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Monday, May 25, 2015

I'm Back........My apologies and now for updates

Hello to all my loyal followers and visitors,

It has been way too long without a post and again my apologies!  My new employment, since closing my company, has kept me quite busy.  Good in one aspect not so good for being able to stay on top of my blog and hoping to have Caring Hearts Loving Paws grow.  All good though as I believe I have figured out a way to balance both worlds : )

There has been a lot going on here at Caring Hearts Loving Paws. First of all we lost another adopted kitty :( I wanted to post immediately but put off while I tried to find a picture which I finally did.  We lost Sylvester March 29, 2015.  As you know we lost Ely last September 2014, Rest in Peace Ely 9.15.14.  After the loss of Sylvester too we did some research and learned that cats can have heart issues that go unnoticed and cause a type of heart attack like we suffer.  However their attack is fatal unfortunately. This can happen to a young kitten or at any age.  It is the only answer I can come up which is so disheartening.  Here is a picture of Sylvester in January 2011 peaking in from the front window ledge right after a bad snow storm as the adopted cats did not have many areas to roam.  I still need to try to locate a picture of Ely and promise to keep looking.
Sylvester January 2011
Sylvester was just as his name; adorable and yet always seemed to be mixing it up with his siblings :) That was my Sylvester!

For those who are new to Caring Hearts Loving Paws, the kittie cats I call my adopted kitties are the cats from the neighborhood that I TNR'd (trap-neuter-return) and have been living in my large 2 and half car garage or as I call it my kittie condo : ) It worked out for the best for my adopted kitties, especially with the horrible winters we have been having, when only two of my neighbors had issues with where the cats were being housed and feed.  They have lived in their 'kittie condo' for over 6 to 7 seven years.  They have a cat door to come in and out of their 'home'. 

Now as for Dorie, my latest rescue, she is not liking her sister SuzieQ.  Doris was the last cat of the small cat colony I had TNR'd left at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center.  On January 25th, 2015, the first big snow storm of this year - ugh!, I went and grabbed her finally!  It took me a very long time to befriend Dorie after my last attempt in February 2014.

There will be more on Dorie, and pictures, and other updates in my future posts.  As mentioned, I have found a balance and will continually post to keep Caring Hearts Loving Paws growing as well as to promote my book, The Big, Beautiful, Fluffy Gray Cat, as I hope to write another children's book.
Thank you for following and stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Friday, February 13, 2015

How to tell the difference between a stray and feral cat and help them survive - from The Animal Rescue Site -

Hello and hoping everyone is keeping warm!  Especially hoping all the stray and feral kitties have as safe and as warm as possible of a place to take cover!  With weather that we are having this winter and every winter my heart breaks thinking of all the homeless animals.  I only wish I could help them all and try to do all that I can within my ability.  If we all could do just one small act of kindness, maybe we can slowly change the lives of the homeless animals.  As important is to educate all the pet owners that all their pet children need to be spayed or neutered and that their pet children are part of their family forever.  If a difficult financial situation should occur, please never abandon your pet children. They love and depend on you so please do your research and find an organization that can help. There are many out there, as difficult as they can be to locate, but please do not give up and keep researching.  As we know there is Facebook and many other social sites to reach out too as well.  Thank goodness for the many organizations that are making such strides in changing the way of the world and how they look at these poor homeless animals.  I applaud and support them! I am glad to say I am trying to do my part too!

I will work on posting a list of links and organizations that anyone in need can reach out to.  Stay tuned and give me a bit to work on.......

Now if you ever wonder how to tell the difference between a stray and feral cat, here you go an interest article ~ enjoy.....

Thank you for stopping by and following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ 
Purrs and Hugs ~ Adriana

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dorie ~ Before and After

Finally Dorie is now living in a warm and cozy home.  She always had food and interaction where she lived her homeless life at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center. I would always be there every day as well as the original feeder of the few cat colonies living in this Center.  However whenever there was bad weather and the cold it always broke my heart.  After many, many months of winning her trust and having her get use to the transfer carrier, on the day of the Blizzard (1.26.15) as the storm started to pick up steam, I drove over and scooped her up.  Dorie came running for her feeding and meowing loudly as she usually did in bad weather.  I opened the carrier, placed dry food in, picked her up and placed her in.  As she started to eat I quickly closed the cover!  She of course cried all the way home but I knew it was best.

Funny though the two sisters did not recognize each other.  The story of  SuzieQ can be found at the following links; Story of Dorie and SuzieQ
SuzieQ and Kittens

Here are a few pictures ~

Dorie then 1.9.15
Feeding Dorie and keeping her off the snow while trying to get her little feet warm on this towel

Dorie now 2.4.15
During the Blizzard of 1.26.15 I went to save her from the bitter weather and living on her own

Thank you for stopping by to visit or following Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blizzard 2015 ~

Here is Peppie snow and bird watching the morning of 1.27.15 ~
The kitties are getting restless and trying to keep them as busy as I can.  They are sleeping a bit more, thank goodness : )

Not sure if you all recall, I have been trying to trap and find the right time to take home the last kittie, Dorie, remaining at the Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital.  I trap, neutered and return 2 of the 3 cats of this small colony back in Spring of 2013. I returned Dorie and Billy.  Billy was rescued and adopted approximately 6 months later.  Then there was SuzieQ who had 2 kittens before I could have her spayed.  I fostered all three, got her 2 boys adopted together and then could not return her after being with me for 4 months in a warm and safe home.  Of course she was then spayed but it left poor Dorie all alone.  I did post of my failed attempt to trap Dorie last February 2014 which lead her to be frightened of me.  Well after all this time I have absolutely befriended her again.  Every day I would visit her and spend 15 to 20 minutes with her.  With news of the impending Blizzard I decided I needed to get her.  Around 1:30 on 1.26.15, as the storm started to pick up, I headed over to Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital.  Sure enough she wanted to eat and came running. I set up my carrier, as I have been doing, placed food in the carrier, picked her up to place her in the carrier to eat and then closed the top. Sounds easy, right?  It was pretty easy but only because for many months I have been conditioning her with this carrier.  In the next few days I will post pictures.  Dorie is adjusting but she is not happy about my cats who come to visit her.  Now the fun begins to get all the cats as friendly as possible as well and just as important, get her use to being in a home after being out and about for 2 1/2 years.  Dorie and SuzieQ were abandoned when they were pregnant at a very early age.  I say they were approximately 6 months to 8 months old at that time. 
Stay tuned for pictures...............
Thank you for following or for stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hello and cute article why it is Now Cool To Be A Cat Lady ^..^

Hello everyone and hope that the start of 2015 is treating you all well!  As for me, my new employment has me a bit busier than expected which one way is great and the other causes me to lose track of time for posts.  I promise to get better at balancing the two :)

I did find this cute article to share on 6 reasons it is now coot to be a cat lady ~ hope you enjoy!

Thank you for following or stopping by Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Adriana

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Hello and I hope this holiday season, Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year celebration, was all your had hoped for and more!  I wish all my followers or those that stop by and visit a wonderful, bright, peaceful and healthy 2015!

Purrs and Hugs ~ Adriana and all the kitties of Caring Hearts Loving Paws 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Holidays ~ Happy Hanukkah!

To all my followers or those that have been stopping by I wish you a Happy Hanukkah and that each candle you light makes your Hanukkah and every day brighter!  ~ Adriana and all the kitties of Caring Hearts Loving Paws

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Holidays and updates!

Hope everyone is in the swing of the Holiday Season as it is in full swing!  I cannot believe it has been several weeks and I did not get a chance to post any pictures or articles ~ my apologies.  My new employment does have me a bit busier than I expected.  Hopefully once I am completely acclimated and since I am finished with all the training classes I hope to have more time to spend on Caring Hearts Loving Paws.

Until then I wish you and all your loved ones an enjoyable Holiday Season!!

Whether you are stopping by or following  Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ Thank you ^..^ 
~ Adriana

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my followers and supports or those that just stop on by ~ Happy Thanksgiving to you, all your family and friends!!

~ Adriana of Caring Hearts Loving Paws

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Yay a Slick sighting !!

For all these months we have not seen Slick and it has been heartbreaking wondering where is Slick?  Is he eating regularly?  Is he okay? Does he have a safe place for shelter or could he have found another home?  All these questions I ask myself all the time.  As my followers know, Slick's buddy, Hemingway, passed away on 8-12-13 Rest in Peace Hemingway ~ 8/12/13.  Every now and then I would wonder, could Slick have just arrived one day years back as Hemingway's angel? Silly many may think of my thought but as out of nowhere Slick arrived, he seemed to just disappear :(   For all my new followers or for those just stopping by, the following links provide a bit more detail:  A thankful moment....Slick 11-26-13Slick update 12-5-13,  Slick update 1-27-14 and Slick update 4-17-14.

Well I am happy to be typing that on Sunday, November 9, 2014, I saw Slick walking away from my home to across the street.  Of course I quickly ran to the door and started calling him in hopes of Slick coming back so I could provide extra food to entice him. Well he did stop in his tracks as he still recognized my voice which of course made me happy!! He kept looking at me and I had some hope that he might turn around and come back but a gosh darn truck came down the block and Slick quickly ran up the remainder of my neighbors driveway into the shrubs.

At least I know he is safe and he looked healthy not thin.  I am guessing he comes back to my home into the kittie condo when I am not around or just not at a window to see Slick coming across the street.  Now over the past few months we have always inquired with our neighbors if they have ever seen him.  They state they use to but not since the late Spring and Summer.  Slick must have a great place to keep hidden and yet safe!  As the winter weather gets ready to approach I am hoping that I will see Slick more often or hopefully he will slowly start to stay in the kittie condo with his cat colony buddies.  As soon as I have further updates on Slick, I will post asap :)

Whether you are stopping by or are following and supporting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ~ 
Thank you!   Adriana

Sunday, November 9, 2014

10 Ways to Unknowingly Crush Your Cat’s Spirit

Hello everyone,  I thought I'd share this article even tough me may know this all.  Maybe for those who are not aware of these facts or seem to forget, we can share or send a little reminder.

Thank you for following and supporting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ^..^ ~ Adriana

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pet Adoption Event and Meet the Author, me ~ Yay

Yes I am happy to announce that I will be at another pet adoption event! 

 For those of you who live in the neighboring towns from Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, NY, there will be another Meet the Author, me, at the Raymour and Flanigan store located in the mall. This is another pet adoption event with Bide A Wee and similar vendors from the previous event.

The last pet adoption was a success as there were 6 pets adopted; 3 kittens and 3 dogs, that day into forever homes.The Raymour and Flanigan store is located on the outer end across from Macy's and next to Best Buy and Bansfield Pet Hospital. . The address is 10 West Circle Drive in Valley Stream. Here's to more animals finding forever homes!! 

Thank you for stopping by, following and supporting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ^..^
~ Adriana

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book Update and more......

Hello everyone,  my apologies for the lack of updates and posts but I was in the midst of a transition.  It is bitter sweet but do believe it is for the best.  I have placed my main employment, which I was self employed, on inactive status and have taken a new position.  Several reason had gone into my decision and one being I am hoping to have more free time available to focus on Caring Hearts Loving Paws mission. So finalizing all that needed to be and getting geared up for my new employment has kept me a bit busier than normal.

My book is now available as an interactive application on Windows 8.  With children being able to interact with the book should lead to some extra fun!  Here is the link to this application;

As I had once mentioned that I am working towards a goal of having my blog updated and more interactive.  Yes that will still be coming and one baby step in the process is I now have my email active for Caring Hearts Loving Paws which is  My logo is just about complete.  Actually is was ready some time ago but I just wanted to think about it for a bit to make certain that changes were not needed or needed.  As we know, once one commits, there is no turning back.

A BIG thank you to Frank, my friend who feeds the cats at the old Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital, as he has donated food for my kitties I care for!  He has done so several times over a long period of time and I am very grateful.

Lastly I have another 'Meet the Author' event at another Raymour and Flanigan store on November 9th, 2014.  I will post details within the following week.

Thank you for following and supporting Caring Hearts Loving Paws ^..^

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!!

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

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!

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

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 :(


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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