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The Season of Sun Spots

Posted by on April 6, 2015

There’s always one day in early spring when the air feels new, the light feels new, and even the mushy ground underfoot yields a little to make room for all the new growth waiting to burst forth. So if you asked me to define spring, I’d have to say it all comes down to one word: renewal.

Oh, and one more word: sunspots!

Howard and I always know when spring has arrived because that’s when our cats and kittens find the most delicious sunspots... Read more...

Kitten Season: Too Much of an Adorable Thing

Posted by on March 6, 2015


To be surrounded by a litter of bouncing, playful kittens is my joy!  My husband and I say all the time, “nothing is cuter than watching a kitten!”

Yet for many of us in animal welfare, the word “kitten” also brings a sense of dread, because as perfect as they are, there’s something very sad…There are way too many of them.

Which brings me to the subject of “kitten season,”... Read more...

Too Much Winter: Not Fit for Man or Beast!

Posted by on February 12, 2015

The winter of 2015 is definitely one for the record books — frigid, snowy, windy, and long! Yes, it’s beautiful at times. I love the way the city sparkles in the sunlight on a clear wintery day. But as the sun goes down, I often worry about cats and dogs left outside to fend for themselves in the bitter, freezing cold.

There is so much we can do to make winter safe and fun for the precious pets in our lives, and it all begins with keeping them indoors where... Read more...

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