Stuff the Community Cats Stockings – Now!

donate to cats

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 […]

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 Santa Claws Gift Card Drive Update – 8 adopted, 17 to go

gift card drive for cats

Overnight, we received word that five additional cat colony caretakers were adopted for the holidays.  – that’s a total of eight, leaving us to find gift card donations for 17 other caretakers. Please don’t wait to at least tell me you plan to participate. My heart races wondering if we’ll find enough donors. Best way […]

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 Barbara, 80, Oakland

Adopt a Family Christmas

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Barbara is an 80-year-pld caretaker who has been taking care of Oakland cats for 10+ years. The colony started when someone dumped their friendly cats outside hear home and they started reproducing. Now there […]

Santa Claws Magic for Al and Karen in West Mifflin

For the holidays, we are asking you to adopt a community cat caretaker to thank them for their year round work. Al and Karen are retirees living in West Mifflin. They are in their early 70’s. Over the years, they have TNVRd eight cats out of their own pocket. Currently, their colony has five cats. […]

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 […]

The #DavisGirl Kittens are Sick/Our Community Cat Colony Feeding Station was Just Dismantled Without Consent

Dead Groundhog

So OMG, right? Hand tight, this post is crazy. I have sad news, uplifting news, a twist, and an ask. Here’s the twist – we came home from our feral cat colony yesterday and found another dead groundhog in our backyard. PLACED in our backyard by someone, likely poisoned like the one from July. Well, possibly […]

Caturday Update – My Community Cats Slowly Return to Colony After Their Home Demolished

Feral Cats

It has been a tough week. The house that was home to my community cats and in face, many generations of cats, was demolished after the roof collapsed. That was a necessary action, but it brought to light the systemic failures that compromise the City’s own laws. But that’s a post for another day … […]

Outcomes from #ManchesterCatTrap and a Plea for Help

feral cat clinic

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 […]