I Miss My Cats and I Want To Go Home

assorted cats

It has almost been over a month since I was dislodged from my home of 18 years. Read more: https://gofund.me/71a28a80 Friends came to my rescue in many ways. I am safe, well-fed, comforted, and supported. But I haven’t seen any of my cats since August 27. I don’t know if they are okay or if […]

Update from #FortFaulsey Cat Colony on Pittsburgh’s Northside

Fort Faulsey is a community cat colony on Pittsburgh’s Northside. It has two “branches” with feeding stations, shelters, outdoor cat beds, and more. They are about 300 feet apart. I refer to the OG location as Fort Faulsey and to our backyard as the ‘branch campus.’ For decades, these cats and urban wildlife were drawn […]

For #Caturday We Are Throwing a Pop-Up Kitten Baby Shower

Kitten season has hit hard this year and the caretakers need your help. From finding a very small one with a potentially broken paw in the middle of Federal Street to pleas for help with large litters in Uniontown and beyond, everyone is overextended and running in three directions at once. With a kitten in […]

Liesl Obrecht, Selina Wu, And Their Kitten Brothers Are Doing Great

Nearly four weeks have flown by since this little litter of sweet kittens joined our (foster) family and they are doing great. Yay Kitten! Refresher: they were born in April in Fayette County, found in a barn, and voila! So now they are eight weeks old. They eat like champs, they play, they tussle, there […]

Cat and Critter Pics From Fort Faulsey

Sweet cat photos sleeping, eating, and looking askance at me. Donations are quite welcome to feed and accommodate the community and foster cats. We really need a new heated water dish, three feeding stations, two deck/patio boxes, and dry cat food. Our #PghCatFolx need litter, dry & wet food, and clean towels.

Update

Yesterday I posted about my bout of hypomania. I don’t want anyone to worry so I’m checking in. First, I have a good treatment team and supportive wife. I’m safe, I’m not struggling alone or to get basic needs met. I am, however, struggling and feeling like crap. My mind is full of thoughts I […]

Here’s How We Recently Helped Three Cats

Helping Cats

I was having a good day yesterday. Lots of little positive things. Then I got word that a cat named Tang had successfully been transferred from his humans to a rescue. That news was the capstone of the day. Two weeks ago, Tangs owners contacted me. A married gay couple, they both had serious, unexpected […]

#PghCatFolx Collecting Donations of Cat Stuff to Support Neighbors

This is our new storage unit, filled with pieces of a shed we’ll erect in the spring. “ We” is Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities#PghCatFolx projects There’s plenty of room for your gently used pet items that we will distribute to cat colony caretakers, rescue groups, and pet owners. This is the precursor to our Free Pet […]

My Holiday Decoration Scheme

Or Jesus, Cats, and Trans Kids My neighborhood of Manchester on Pittsburgh’s Northside is having a holiday decorating contest. We have a lovely row house, built in 1872, but no outdoor electrical outlets so our decorating has always been limited. Putting things inside the windows is risky business with cats. And the windows are tall […]

On this Caturday

We are still very much learning cat folx skills. We’ve been caretaking for a colony since 2017. We’ve been fostering since May 2019. We’ve fostered 28 kittens. All have survived and flourish in adoptive homes. All experienced illness requiring lots of vet visits and care. Late, late nights and early mornings. Some came to us […]