On Day 199, I Made a post-Election Appointment

I had an appointment with my psychiatrist today. We confirmed some previously discussed medication changes, nixing one and tweeking another. I have to titrate up every two weeks by 25 mg from 25 mg to eventually 200 mg. She asked to see me again at the halfway point and I was quiet when I realized […]

Update on the #SheffieldTrio Kittens – Day Six

Pittsburgh Foster Kittens

Good Lord, I need a kitten post right now. Be sure to check out my recent post, 12 Bits of Advice for Cat Ladies. When we last left Susie Myerson, (Sophie) Lennon, and Maisel, they had arrived from their home under a porch on nearby Sheffield Street at the tender age of eight weeks to […]

Free to a Good Home: 12 Bits of Advice for First-Time Cat Ladies and Friends

Foster Kitten Pittsburgh

It was two years ago in late December when we began feeding a Domestic Long-Haired cat who showed up on our deck. It was so cold and snowy that we set up a makeshift feeding station for her and a few friends who showed up. Fast forward two years. That particular kitty and her bonded […]

Introducing the Sheffield Trio – Eight Week Old Kittens Born on the Northside of Pittsburgh

Meet our newest foster kittens: Susie Myerson, Sophie Lennon, and Maisel. They are eight weeks old. They were born in late October under a porch on Sheffield Street here in Manchester. When the homeowners discovered Mama Cat (now known as Faith) caring for her brood, they turned to the cat ladies and friends for help. […]

The Little Red Stocking: a Tale of a Cat’s Toy

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Even. More. Kittens.

When we last left this story, we had captured one kitten from a litter of five that are attached to a mama cat we’ve been feeding. We named him Sun Volt (SV) because he’s a gorgeous ginger orange tabby and he’s a fierce little man. He took up residence in our bathroom where our dog’s […]

We Are Throwing a Cat Food Drive!

So, we have organized a cat food drive to benefit the Homeless Cat Management Team. It is a pretty straightforward plan – we have 2 drop-off spots (Northside and Natrona Heights), as well as a crowdfund and an Amazon wish list. As you may know, we got involved with some Northside feral cats in late […]

Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again: Further Adventures in Being in Cat Ladies

Feral cats Pittsburgh

We did it. After seven weeks, we finally (re)trapped our feral/homeless female cat, Mamma Mia, and reunited her with her female bonded companion, Maylee. They are both in our second bedroom with access to food & water, comfortable temperatures, and no fears of being hit by a car, attacked by another animal, etc. They are […]