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I have been fostering these two adorable house panthers since they were two weeks old. At around four weeks of age I started to noticed something wrong with the little male's left eye.

I contacted my foster coordinator who had me bring him in so our in house vet could take a look at him. She was a bit baffled at what could be causing it so we tested him for various illnesses/cat diseases and they all came back negative. At four weeks old there isn't a lot we could do except wait and see what happened and how the eye developed. After another week I could tell he didn't seem to have vision in that eye and slowly the entire eye globe started to swell. Well, I woke up last Tuesday morning to this:
The vet had me bring him back in and it was apparent the eye would need to be removed. We did not know if it could be a tumor or glaucoma or what the heck the poor little dude had going on. The only issue was that he was tiny and only 1.5 lbs. Typically it isn't that great to do …
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Fostering Saves Lives

Two weekends ago a friend messaged me and asked if my shelter could save some sick kittens from another area of California because they risked being euthanized simply for having eye infections. The harsh reality of over population of animals (and especially kittens during spring/summer every year) is that, most shelters are too crowded, don't have the manpower or fosters to help care for these animals, and they don't have the funds. So, unless an animal is healthy they are put down almost immediately upon arrival. You might be thinking that isn't the real case. I am telling you it is. I have been volunteering/fostering for many years and in different states. The outcome is always the same. Underfunded and overcrowded do not mix with animal shelters. Please, spay and neuter your animals.

Back to the kittens;


These little guys needed help, but they were several hours from me and my shelter. After getting approval from my shelter's foster coordinator, I had some amazing …

The Best Kind of Adoption Story

Sometimes volunteering in a shelter can take an emotional toll on a person. We see animals come in from all walks of life and in all kinds of physical and emotional shape. I have seen animals that are happy go lucky and I have also seen ones that have been extremely traumatized. We heal not only their physical wounds but their emotional ones as well. Today was one of those days when all your hard work and dedication advocating for an animal pays off.
Meet Samantha and Sylvester:


These two cats came to us several months ago after their elderly owner passed away. Relatives were unable to care for them and they were surrendered to us. These cats were ten years old and had been adopted together as kittens. They lived their whole lives together and are extremely bonded. Separating them for adoptions wasn't an option. When Sylvester had dental surgery and had to be away from Samantha for a few days, she about lost her dang mind without him. 
As the months rolled on it got harder and ha…

Fostering the Drive

To say I have been busy is an understatement. I have a good excuse. Let me show you:




I have been fostering bottle baby kittens.

I struggled with many things in my life except this. Other than motherhood (which shocked me) I took to fostering right away. Long ago I wanted to travel the world, be a successful writer, and get rich off my crafty etsy side. I dabbled in some of those and quickly realized that I wasn't good at them. I never seemed to have the dedication or the drive to push me further. The will to keep going forward even on the hardest days. But, saving neonate kittens clicked with me. My soul stopped wandering. I no longer search for the legacy I will leave behind. I understand now that saving animals, especially cats has always been my calling.

I still have a long way to go in my journey but I will advocate for these little souls. I will fight to help them have the best start in life and I will learn everything I can as a feline behaviorist to campaign for the rights…

Cat Toys

Here are some of my favorite toys for cats. I have had a lot of success with the following toys both in my home and working with cats in shelters.


Tower of Tracks

SmartyKat Motion Toy

Puzzle Cat Treat Toy

Catnip Chili

Jackson Galaxy Retractable Wand Toy

Go Go Cat Catcher

















Introducing a New Cat into a Household

Why Does My Cat Hate My Significant Other?

If you're reading this then I am guessing you've come here because you have a very mad kitty. I am also going to guess said kitty doesn't like your significant other. Don't worry, it happens. Cats aren't like dogs. You can't just tempt them with a little piece of steak and throw a tennis ball to become friends. If you try that your cat is just going to give you the above look and walk away hell bent on destroying your new relationship. Never underestimate kitty, they're smarter than we think.

You might even have adopted a new cat that took to you easily, but just down right dislikes the other person in your life. That's okay. There's something about an immediate bond with a cat. If you get that special moment you're lucky. If your partner does not, maybe some of the following tips can help.

1. Feeding Time:
If you're the only one feeding kitty, start letting your partner prepare the cat's food and actually feed the meal. Kitty might not …