Sunday, October 20, 2019

Tock-Tober!

Double Tocks!
Paddy & Sweetie
Angel bootie!
Unnamed neighborhood cat Tocks!
Neighbor cat Kiki shows his Tocks!
Sweetie Tocks
Dear Chucky, showing his Tocks.
His tailio was shaved for a blood draw and blood pressure check.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Entomophagy


Okay, okay...run and hide if you want to!

Why not insects as cat food?
Protein!
A sustainable source!
Little to no harm to the environment!

Click here for more information: Conscientious Cat
Snack Katydid?

"Insect-based pet food is pet food consisting of, or containing insects digestible by pets such as dogs or cats. A limited, but growing number of products are available on the market, including cat food, dog food, and pet treats. The process of consuming insects by humans as well as animals is called entomophagy." Wikipedia
Read more:

www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/what-insect-based-pet-food

www.nanalyze.com/2019/03/insect-based-pet-food-animal-feed/

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49450935

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Femcat Friday!

Starring...

⭐Pawfficer Donut!⭐


From The Troy Police Department-Troy Michigan FB page
Donut and her handler
Getting a treat, and some love from a little boy
Aww, what a cutie!
I've hoped to meet Pawfficer Donut since January; I posted about it here.

My job is located in the fair city of Troy, Michigan, where Pawfficer Donut has her beat.  Using my lunch hour, I was 3rd in line to pet Donut, snap photos, and yak with several human police officers at a special Pawfficer Donut Meet and Greet Event!.  I even scored some terrific Troy Police Feline Unit swag.

Am I cool or what?!?  Pawfficer Donut and I are besties now!



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Let's Hop!

Time for Friendly Fill-Ins.
Please leave your link at 15andMeowing Blog or at Four-Legged Furballs Blog.

1. Being in a constant state of anxiety, makes me nervous.

2. I should get rid of about 30,000 photos from my library of 47,500, but I can’t because each one is too special!  You could say I'm a digital photo hoarder.

3. My ideal home would include a courtyard, surrounded on all four sides by the house.  This way, the cats can be outside, in the center garden, but safe!

4. You would not find shoes in my ideal home. One could only walk around in house slippers, and leave shoes/boots at the door.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thankful Thursday: "Tiny But Mighty"


Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady's Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines
Author: Hannah Shaw

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (August 6, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1524744069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1524744069

Having just finished the audiobook version, read by Hannah Shaw herself, I cannot but be thankful for her and those who care for and foster neonatal kittens, and mother cats with babies. 

Not only does this book give one a good grounding in what it takes to help foster kittens, but her positive and very kind outlook on life in general is very uplifting!

Kittens less than six weeks old are often euthanized in the community shelter system, due to a lack of volunteers/staff to be tending to the babies 24/7.  When it comes down to what can be done, most rescues are only able to give the most time to adoptable now cats.  This is reality.

Hannah's book explores that the prejudice against neonatal kittens can be turned around, and these, the most vulnerable cats, can be spared by fosters who know what to do.

Ms. Shaw gives examples of kittens that she has helped, and how she learned from every experience.  She comments that turning grief for a kitten that dies, into strength at helping the next baby.

One of her examples struck deep at me personally.  She describes seeing a 'Free Kittens!' sign, and she visits the home to ask if she can help.  The folks just didn't have the means to spay and neuter their cherished cats, so they gave the resulting kittens away.  Hannah offered to take all of the current kittens, and to pay for the cats to be sterilized.  There was no need for angry talk, "you should know better!"  Hannah offered HELP, and education, and the family was overjoyed.

Kindness, is the key.  We've all gotten mad when we hear of hoarding, and people who abuse their pets, and we get all up in arms.  But...what if we approach with kindness and helpfulness in our hearts?  Even within the rescue community, there is a TON of negativity between groups.  Why?  Everyone is moving toward the same goal, which is saving animals lives.  Be collaborative, be helpful, be kind.

"This is my simple religion.  There is no need for temples; ne need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness" Dalai Lama

Let's Hop!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Alley Cat Allies Global Cat Day® is October 16


"Alley Cat Allies and its supporters around the world will observe Global Cat Day® on Wednesday, October 16, with a commitment to save cats from being killed.
Becky Robinson, the president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, is asking everyone who values the lives of cats to sign the Alley Cat Allies’ Global Cat Day Pledge online.
“The Global Cat Day Pledge includes the fundamental principle that all cats have the right to live their lives, and it guides everything we do to protect cats,” Robinson said. “We stand for humane, non-lethal programs for cats, and those who join us can take action to stop cats from being killed.”
Millions of cats and kittens are in life-threatening danger because felines are killed more than any other animal in shelters across the nation. Global Cat Day demands that community leaders abolish policies that result in the killing of cats; equip communities with lifesaving, humane policies like Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR); and change any policies that threaten cats’ health and safety.
TNR is the mainstream approach in which cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped and returned to the outdoor homes where they live and thrive. As sound public policy, TNR reduces shelter intake, “euthanasia” and calls to animal services, which saves taxpayer dollars.
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. Alley Cat Allies is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of all cats through its innovative, cutting-edge programs. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has grown into a powerful force with over half a million supporters. The organization has helped and inspired countless individuals, communities and other organizations to save and improve the lives of cats and kittens worldwide. Alley Cat Allies works with lawmakers, animal shelters and advocates to change attitudes and advance lifesaving policies that best serve the interests of cats. Alley Cat Allies’ website is www.alleycat.org/, and the organization is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube."
Please lend your support for Community Cats!

My Feral Colony
Sweetie, TNR'd in 2009

Paddy O'Malley, TNR'd in 2014
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