Julia Child Liked Cats

Friday evening, we tried to watch Julia and give the foster kittens some downstairs time. Currently, we are fostering four kittens. Horton, Logan, and Quartermaine have been with us since August 2021 (about nine months old now), while Molly Lansing-Davis joined us in October 2021 (about 7 months). Her two sisters were adopted last month. […]

Show Your Community Cat Pride with this Unique Yard Sign

Proud Community Cat Folx

Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities (PLC) created these yard signs to highlight the many wonderful cat folx throughout the region – pet owners, rescuers, colony caretakers, veterinary professionals, and others. We love our yard signs in this region! And ’tis the season for other yard signs to spring up everywhere. Let’s add cats to that mix. Your […]

Happy Gotcha Day to Stefano DiMera and Spencer Cassadine

On this day in March 2020, I trapped two brothers living in Allegheny West. They moved into our second bedroom. We realized eventually that Spencer was going to be tough to tame. Then we realized Stefano had a seizure disorder, making him hard to place. So we adopted them. Spencer spends a lot of time […]

I Watched ‘The Tragedy of MacBeth’ With My Cats

I can’t recall the last time I watched a performance of MacBeth and Laura has never seen it before so this was a good way to spend our Saturday evening. With cats. Sharing the screen are some of our foster kittens and some of our resident critters. The seal-tipped Siamese kitten is six month old […]

#SantaClawsPgh Update – a Cat Strrreeettchhh Goal

The great news is that 24 donors have invested enough to give each of our cat caretakers TWO gift cards ($25 value each.) Excellent way to redirect gift cards you don’t love to your neighbors! The better news is that we are within striking distance of THREE gift cards each – we need $575 total. […]

Cat Folx Aren’t Saints, Heroes, or Martyrs. But We Are Your Neighbors.

Long post: giving back to your neighborhood Their are community cats in your neighborhood. And if you are lucky, someone is caring for them. We launched the petfood drives to specifically support cat colony caretakers in 2019 after learning they often were not eligible for many pet food distributions b/c feral cats aren’t pets. They […]

Why did the City Paper think we are collecting cards FOR cats instead of the cat caretakers?

So the Pittsburgh City Paper thought the #santaclawspgh project was about gift cards for cats, not cat caregivers. I was interviewed. I spent time crafting responses on a weekend night b/c of the deadline. Then they pulled the story because they said it is not “upbeat” enough about helping animals. I only found out about […]

I Put Up a Christmas Tree For My Feral Cat Colony

We have three Christmas trees this year. Our main living room tree in its usual corner spot, wedged in with a rocking chair and a few cat beds to avoid feline fiascos. It has lights and cat-friendly ornaments. It is lovely. I could watch the lights for hours. Of course, we put no gifts out […]

Another #SantaClaws Update – Help us Give Gift Cards to the Colony Caretakers

As of December 12, we have 14 caretakers adopted —> 10 remain ungifted. Click to pitch in now.