The day to shine a light on shelter and rescue pets, known as Remember Me Thursday, is taking place this week on – you guessed it – Thursday! So, let’s come together and light up social media on September 24th in honor of homeless pets everywhere.
In honor of Remember Me Thursday, which takes place this year on September 27, 2018, I’m turning the blog over to Woodrow, who will be sharing his Pro Tips for Adopting a Shelter Cat.
Remember Me Thursday is the fourth Thursday of every September, and it’s meant to shine a light on orphan pets in shelters and rescues that are waiting for their forever homes.
On this Remember Me Thursday, let’s get the whole world talking about pet adoption on social media! And now, here’s what one former shelter cat has to say about adoption.
I’d like to officially introduce you to our newest foster cat Lion. This four-year-old handsome fella may look a tiny bit familiar to regular blog readers. Some cat named Dexter isn’t too sure about the new guy and his tabby face. It’s okay, Dexter, there’s plenty of love to go around!
Sophie here – coming at you from my interview basket! You know that when I take over the blog there’s something extra special in store for readers. And today, that something special is an interview conducted by the totally pawesome me with the totally swoon-worthy Bodie Jones from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Mama told me about this rescue cat named Bodie Jones that she came across on Instagram. She and Bodie’s mom, Christy, bonded over…what else…cats. The more the Mama talked about the seven-year-old Bodie, I thought it would be fun to interview him. So, that’s what I did! Continue reading “The Handsome Bodie Jones”
Cat rescues and sanctuaries each have their unique way of getting started. Today, we learn about a small cat rescue in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, fittingly named Bruce’s Legacy.
Rose Goodwine, founder and president, started the rescue in 2014 with the mission to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes. The 501(c)3 group also wants to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering, and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
How Bruce’s Legacy Came to Be
By Rose L. Goodwine
Founder and President
In 2005, shortly after my husband and I returned home from our Hurricane Katrina evacuation, two feral cats who had somehow survived the storm appeared on our back porch looking for food. We started to feed them and named them, although we were unable to make personal contact for quite some time. We named the brown and black tabby Bruce, and we named the orange tabby Rocky, mainly because he often showed up beaten and bruised. We also noticed that Bruce seemed to watch over and take care of Rocky, despite the obvious beatings he took from time to time.Continue reading “A Cat Named Bruce Inspires a Sanctuary”
Making the decision to adopt a cat is the beginning of an exciting journey. And for each adopter, the journey is a little different. Today in our Adoption Tails Series, we will see how one adopter turned to searching online for her perfect furry friend – and searched specifically for an adult cat.
But before we get to Karen’s adoption story, here are some reasons to consider adopting an adult cat.
Sophie here! The Mama finally let us open our Secret Paws presents. We had been sniffing the box and wrapped presents for what seemed like ages. And when we finally got at ‘em, we weren’t disappointed.
We would like to say a very big thank you to our new kitty friend Samantha and her mom Chandra from Life from a Cat’s Perspective for picking out the awesome toys and treats!
We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with lots of love (and catnip)! Continue reading “Secret Paws!”
It should, right? Christmas is only four days away!
Just a quick maintenance note before I get to all the holiday fun. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve now migrated the blog over to being self-hosted. I was told that anyone who subscribed to the blog via WordPress.com will now only see posts in WP Reader and will no longer receive emails when there’s a new post. If you still want to receive email notifications, then you will need to subscribe again, which you can do on the sidebar to the right (if you’re on a computer) or at the very bottom (if you’re on mobile). Sorry for the hassle – this only applies to WP.com readers. If you subscribed with your email address before, you should continue to receive email post notifications as usual.
Thank you to all our kitty, doggie and human friends for sending all of the wonderful Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”
Olive here! It has come to my attention that some readers have noticed that I don’t appear on the Mama’s blog as often as my siblings. Or that I ever appear with my siblings in pictures. So, I thought I’d drop in today with a couple of updates and one surprise for you.
First off, let me tell you that I like to keep things mysterious, which is why I don’t allow the Mama to snap my picture often. She always has a camera or phone in her hands, so I usually run the other way when I see her coming. But when I do allow it, I look oh so bee-oo-tee-full! Don’t you agree? Well, don’t you?!?
Before I get to Dexter and Sophie’s Sunday selfies, I want to update you on the #GivingTuesday commentathon. It closed yesterday and I used Random.org to select the animal rescue from the comments to donate to.
And the selected rescue is… A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue, as nominated by Robin from Playful Kitty! The comment totals were less than I’d hoped for, so I added in comments from Facebook and Instagram, too – and then decided to double the donation amount. So later today, A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue will be receiving a $70.00 donation. Thank you to all who left comments!
And now, onto our Sunday selfies… Continue reading “Sunday Selfies and the Commentathon Results”