Sunday, December 23, 2012


O'brien's 3 1/2 months old, hes been with me since he was 7 weeks.  Doesn't sound like long but its been forever.  He and his siblings came to me from a feral momma in the neighborhood.  We live on a busy street so it was either leave them out to fend for themselves or take them in and find homes.  They all tamed in a day, so little and sweet, playful as can be.

They were the 2nd set to come to me, the first was in a foster home then went to the humane society who found them all homes by 4 months.  Not this time, they're still on a wait list and no word on when they can be taken in.  Just as well since I heard they were giving cats away now.  I can't bear to think of the kinds of homes who get these furbabies, there are so many who need homes how careful can a humane society be and still function?  I've had a difficult time myself, found homes for 2 females but now its getting harder; one recent applicant backed out after finding a younger kitten; 2 others were under 21 and not in stable situations.

I'm starting to wonder if I'll be stuck with them.  I'm trying not to panic but I really don't want more cats-I have 2 adults who were left here 6 months ago that I didn't want.  One is ill, the other sprays even though he's fixed so I can't rehome either of them, even if anyone wanted adult cats.

What if the humane society says they'll take the kittens now?  They're almost 4 months old, will they get good homes, will they sit in cages for months?  Will they be returned?  I didn't put all this time and love into them only to have them fall into a bad situation.

I'll just keep trying.

Feral momma is pregnant again, about to have her babies any day.  I've been trying to trap her but so far she's too smart to get caught.  Sadly, she will have to do this all on her own but I will be watching and hoping for the best, whatever that is. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Missing Dog

This dog was recently listed as missing in the Stockton area. Someone wrote that whenever he was left with the husband, the husband let him run. I can't figure out why anyone lets their dogs run unattended. WHAT are they thinking? I've had a difficult time finding homes for dogs because so many people find this as an acceptable way of exercising their dogs; I can't adopt to people who do this-I've rescued them and poured my money and heart into them, I'm not about to risk them getting killed by a wild animal, lost, stolen or hit by a car. This is completely preventable and unacceptable! They may enjoy it but its just not safe for them. They're like children, depending on us to make the best decisions for them.

I now have a fenced yard and walk my dogs every day. They're older now and much easier to satisfy but they aren't calm lazy dogs so its not easy. But I couldn't imagine just opening the door and letting them run free. Even with reliable dogs who stay right in the yard, there may be a point where they spot a rabbit or some other distraction and chase them until they're lost or in trouble. Or maybe someone opens their car door and takes them. Or finds them lost and drops them off at a kill shelter, or keeps them. So many never return for whatever reason. If you're one of those people who insist your dog always comes back, I wish you the best but don't be surprised if one day they don't.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Percy's looking for a home. He's 3 1/2 months old, born to a feral momma who left him when she moved her other kittens. He was only 5 1/2 weeks old at the time and became tame overnight. I eventually captured his siblings but only after Percy'd been alone for a short while.

He's rough and fiesty but playful, purrs a lot! The other 3 are very gentle and calm but not Percy-he pounces, bounces and strikes ;)

He's definitely a cutie pie but not for just anyone. If you like a very active and self-assured kitty, Percy's your cat.