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. […]

Happy Holidays from Our Foster Kittens

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.

Saturday Morning, I’ll Be in a Fake Holiday Parade Courtesy of YaJagoff and Duquesne Light

My adult dream was to be “Pittsburgh famous” enough to be invited to participate in the now-defunct Celebrate the Seasons Parade. I marched in it many times in high school, but I wanted to ride in a fancy car and wave to the crowds. And be warm.   Alas, that parade is no more. So […]

We’ve Fostered 24 Kittens Since 2018

Dear friends, I hope you are having a safe and healthy holiday season. Laura and I are well. We did not expect to spend nearly our entire first year as a married couple in a pandemic, but we are both triple vaccinated, practicing social distancing, and wearing our masks. Our cats have been a source […]

Santa Claws Update: 3 Caretakers Adopted, 22 Still Unclaimed

We are asking the community to “adopt” neighbors who care for community cats throughout the region. Adoption means purchasing a gift card to let the caretakers know that they matter, that they deserve support and kindness. To thank them. Three donors have adopted three caretakers. That leaves 22 who need a gift card. Please don’t […]