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There's No Escaping Winter: Keep Your Pets Indoors!

Posted by on February 18, 2016

What a strange winter it’s been here in the Northeast. Remember when the thermometer hit 72 incredible degrees in Central Park on Christmas Eve? People were finishing their holiday shopping in tank tops and shorts! And most of January was warmer than usual, too, until near the end of the month when things suddenly got back to normal — which means cold, wind, and major sleet and snowstorms.

Frankly, I love being snowed in with my nuggets. But as much as I enjoy a long winter day with nothing to do but play with cats and kittens, review adoption applications, and... Read more...

A Resolution for Joy

Posted by on January 15, 2016

A New Year Full of Love and Purpose

Just a few days into the new year, our magical Yoda had a health scare.

Persian cats are susceptible to developing corneal sequestra, which begin as corneal ulcers and gradually worsen. The disease can be very painful, and we were almost certain Yoda would need surgery.

But thanks to a course of eye drops prescribed by Yoda’s amazing vet — and the many prayers and good wishes from his thousands of friends — the surgery was unnecessary. His beautiful baby blues are fine! And during that same vet visit,... Read more...

Home Sweet Home for the Holidays

Posted by on December 18, 2015

Sometimes it seems that every one of my permanent residents and foster kittens all want the exact same thing at precisely the same moment: my lap!

I realize that part of my “incredible attraction” is plain old body heat, but I also believe there’s something more than just warmth involved in this phenomenon. Whenever Howard and I are still — whether we’re reading, listening to music, meditating, or just talking — the nuggets always find us. And when they do, it’s as if they’ve come home. In fact, it’s as if we’ve all... Read more...

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