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 […]

Twenty Tips About Donating Your Gently Used Stuff to Community Cats

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Cat folx are generous to a fault. They share their excess, they pass the ‘stuff’ of their beloved pets onto others, and they gather stuff from their friends, too. I am constantly asked if #PghCatFolx can distribute this or that. Often enough that I think it is time to create a formal list with information. […]

Honor Earth Day By Cleaning Up A Neighborhood Hosting a Northside Cat Colony

My dear cat folx, the time is here – Earth Day is almost upon us and the clean-up events are rolling out across social media. I didn’t want to be left out in the shade, so I proposed to Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities (PLC) that we organize a little event to clean up the Fort Faulsey […]

Stuff the Community Cats Stockings – Now!

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We are getting down to the wire … will enough donors pitch in to #SantaClawsPgh? Our goal is to provide gift cards to the 25 neighbors on our cat colony pet food distribution list – to thank them for their contributions to the community.  We will be distributing toward year’s end so still time to […]

The One Year Anniversary of the Establishment of Ft. Faulsey Cat Colony

One year for Christmas, my brother received a fort and I received a Barbie townhouse. We had a lot more fun with the fort – my father had us lay out the armies for the attack. I usually included my barbies, stuffed animals, and assorted small toys. Setting up the actual plastic soldiers was dull. […]

Morning Things – Feeding the Backyard Cats

Feeding Feral Cats

This is what we get to do each day – morning and night – we have two feral cats in our yard named Oksana and Mx Pajamas. They wait at the back door like little dogs. In this clip, our occasional guest Tommy is waiting. He was curled up in a little ball when I […]

Santa Claws Magic for Judy in Moon Township

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. At nearly age 80, Judy lives in Moon Township and cares for community cats. Judy is a widow whose husband died 15 years ago. She has lived there for 30 years and have been […]

50 Plus 1 To Grow On: Pandemic Birthdays, Milestones, and Community Cats

I turned 50 years old on October 22, 2020. Our big plan to celebrate with a weekend spa trip – something I would ordinarily never do – were postponed. And I was bummed, but resigned. I had hoped to ‘make it up’ this year before 50 slipped further away from me, but that’s not going […]

Outcomes from #ManchesterCatTrap and a Plea for Help

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I’ve been mulling over how to write this post, a ‘report out’ from our recent cat trapping and pet food distribution event. So let me jump ahead to yesterday, July 6. I was going through the invoices and feedback forms to compile some solid information. I checked Facebook and saw that a neighbor on the […]