The Little Red S.O.S.

I’ve been fostering a very sweet cat named Scooter.  He’s been stuck all by himself in my foster room for a few weeks, and we were all ready to transfer him to a location with other cats and open spaces, and the poor guy developed a 103.6 fever and upper respiratory problems. So he’s still…Read more »

In Memoriam: Teddy

Teddy, we barely knew you, but we miss you, and you were loved during your very short life. (Teddy with his siblings) We lost poor little Teddy, who was just a little over three weeks old, yesterday morning. Fading Kitten Syndrome, per the vet, and nothing we could have done. He stopped nursing a few…Read more »

On Boredom

Sunday mornings ceased to be about church when I became a pet sitter almost 11 years ago. Sunday mornings (like most mornings) are spent pet sitting. As I drive around however, Krista Tippett’s program, On Being, is usually playing. Her program (or whatever part I manage to catch between visits)  has become, in essence, church…Read more »

New kids on the block

Nick and Nate are off with their foster, and I got to see them today. How did they grow soooo much in just week? They’re having a blast with the foster, have figured out how to escape the foster room, and they apparently think the resident Labradors are their BFFs.  All good. In the meantime,…Read more »

Nick and Nate

Sweetness alert…meet Nick and Nate. Nick (the tabby) and Nate (the tuxedo) came to us almost two weeks ago. Five weeks old at the time, and they were feral…or supposed to be. We’ve never met two less feral outdoor kittens in all our years of doing this work. They ran up to the people who…Read more »

Empty Bowls

I’ve rarely been so glad to see a bunch of empty bowls. But let me back up a bit. Scooter is a cat that we, at Derry Township Community Cats, took in about a week ago. He and his buddy were out on the streets and some folks took them in during a cold spell,…Read more »

JoJo Update

We’re here to tell you that pink gums are a whole lot better than yellow ones. JoJo, who was badly jaundiced when last you heard about him, is doing a whole lot better these days. Three days after he started his meds his red blood cell count went from 22 (anything below 25 is anemia)…Read more »