Thursday, November 15, 2012

Camouflaged Owls

Since we live in the land of owls (you must come out some night to hear them all) I thought I would share this!

Oskar the blind kitten and the hairdryer

OK, over 200,000 of you have seen this, but I didn't until tonight. Let's add another 100 to the viral sensation (you know it's viral when there's a commercial):

Sir Morgan checks in

I was off in Houston at the Texas Animal Control Conference this week. I gave two presentations, one on marketing your adoptable pets online, and one on social media. And I came home to this cute photo of sweet Sir Morgan:

I am pooped. I came weaving into the house last night, greeted the cats, took care of the cats in the cat facility, came inside to answer email, and only managed a few before I finally realized resistance was futile, turned on the electric blanket, shut Rose in the great room so she would not pick on Nellie, and went to bed.

I'm looking forward to this weekend to sleep in and catch up.

In the meantime, I'll just look at Sir Morgan and wish I could pet that silly belly. I'm so glad he's got a great home.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pheona is now Rosemary

...and has a home of her very own! I delivered her on Tuesday, and she's a very lucky girl.

I've sent some cats off to foster. Tinker has a urinary tract infection I have not been able to clear up here, so hopefully her foster home will be able to get her meds into her three times a day. Morgaine is with her, since they are buddies here and I don't want them to forget one another. I hope they will be OK. They are both very nice cats, but quite shy with strangers

It's getting downright quiet in the cat facility. If Rose didn't squall like a banshee I'd move her from the house to the barn facility. But if I put her out there, someone would hear her yelling and call the SPCA for sure!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Here is yesterday's blog post on Petfinder of organizations who need help. Links to previous posts appear at the beginning of yesterday's post.

While researching, I came across some amazing videos of organizations who are on the ground in NYC, that are well worth watching all the way to the end.

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW):

Humane Society of the United States:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is also on the ground, however embedding is disabled on their YouTube videos.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Buffy checks in...

Buffy and her new housemate Izzy are getting along great. Buffy still has a slightly loose stool (sigh) so I'm having another fecal check run on the other two kittens, including a check for giardia. Although in my experience, giardia = diarrhea, not a loose stool. We'll see what the vet says!

I would call this "exercise"

Yes, this would be my idea of working out.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Busy with Hurricane Sandy info...but warm, safe, dry

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy so many stories of people and animals in need arise, as well as people helping other people.

I was IMing with a colleague today, who is still in NJ without power. He is doing his job via battery, having to stop to go recharge it.

The Petfinder blog has an ongoing list of shelters and adoption groups who are checking in to let us know if they are safe, or need help.

Facebook has been a huge help--in some cases the only way information can be passed quickly to the pubic. That and Twitter.

This video just came across Facebook, and it's a happy story in that they are also dry and fed...but without power.

Check it out:

Here are the Petfinder posts...part of what I've been doing with my warm, safe, well-fed time. If you have the ability, please consider helping one of the shelters listed here, or any others you hear of who need help




Monday by Sara.