Caring for Community Cats with Terry (and Brian!)

Brian’s Home is a popular blog hosted by mancat Brian that promotes adoption by always signing off with “Adopt cats, we deserve it!” That’s definitely a blog that’s right up our alley! But, do you know the human behind Brian’s Home? If not, prepare to meet Terry Frum today!

This coming weekend on October 16th, cat lovers everywhere will be taking part in and promoting National Feral Cat Day, a day to raise awareness about community cats, often referred to as feral cats. While we will have more on National Feral Cat Day later, I thought it was appropriate this week to highlight people who do their part to help feral cats.

Enter Terry – who has been working with community cats since 1999. While Terry primarily works with feral cats in the greater Greenville area and upstate South Carolina, he has been involved in rehoming cats and kittens throughout the entire country.

Before we meet Terry, want to know something fun(ny)? Sometimes when fellow bloggers meet Terry in person, they call him Brian. Something Terry considers to be a compliment. I wonder how Brian feels about that…

Terry and Brian

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People with Cats – Photography by Sabrina Boem

I’m excited to bring you the second in the series of three posts featuring the beautiful black and white photography of Sabrina Boem. In the last post, I teased that one of Sabrina’s photos was selected for National Geographic’s ‘Daily Dozen’ as an Editor’s Favorite, but I didn’t share which photo that was. Well, that photo is in today’s post, so keep reading until the end to see it!

Sabrina, who lives in Italy, photographs stray and shelter cats. She also photographs people with cats, and today we will learn about that process. Sabrina also shares with us a special story of a woman and her cat.

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Have your cake and sleep in it too! (with giveaway)

Dexter: So I says to Ma, “Ma, I really want a cat bed that’s shaped like a piece of cake.”
Sophie: Why cake?
Dexter: Why not?
Sophie: Good point.
Dexter: Anyway…the next day – boom – there’s a cat bed that’s shaped like a piece of cake!
Sophie: Our mom really is the best.


Alright, perhaps it didn’t go down quite like that, but I knew my cats would be excited to test out the Kitty Cake Cat Bed from Best Pet Products, Inc. Read on to see what Dexter and Sophie thought and then stick around to enter our giveaway for your chance to win a Kitty Cake Cat Bed!

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OC Shelter Partners – Helping People Keep Their Pets

The car comes to a stop, the back door opens and in reaches a woman’s shaking hand to pick up the carrier that’s buckled in on the back seat. Inside, a kitty meows and scratches at the carrier door, unsure of what is happening. Tears fill the woman’s eyes as she turns and faces the shelter, ashamed, but uncertain of what else to do.

Enter OC Shelter Partners, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit that works to keep pets with their people. Founded in November 2015, the group has already kept over 1,000 animals from entering the shelter. Continue reading “OC Shelter Partners – Helping People Keep Their Pets”