Tonni trapped little Ninja and Nico this week! They are a bit older--we estimate around twelve weeks based on their weights, and so they'll require extra loving care to socialize them. We're happy to report they are in foster care with our talented and wonderful foster mom Debbie. Debbie says they like her to pet them, but are not so crazy about being held quite yet. Tonni, thank you for spending so many hours at this location waiting patiently to make sure the many cats there get TNSR'd, and the kittens get out. Debbie, thank you for taking in these little cuties. You have that magic touch that will tame the little tigers!
Just when I thought I had run out of the truly good kitty books to read, I discovered one of the best ones I think I've ever read.
Its title is Serendipity and Me by Judith L. Roth. It was actually "serendipity" that I came to have the book. I was walking Sue's dog, when I saw a little house on a post next to the sidewalk. There was a sign on it that said "Little Free Library" - "take a book and leave one". Being who I am, I certainly couldn't pass by any books! I looked through them and one had a white kitten held in a person's two hands. I took the book home and wound up devouring it in one night. Absolutely beautiful writing! You won't need tissues.
Serendipity is a white kitten who is dumped at the door of Sara and her dad's home. Sara's dad is firm about saying that Sara may not keep Serendipity. This white fluff-ball of a kitten is just what is needed to heal the hurt in Sara and her dad's hearts and to make their home no longer a lonely place. Read it to find out if and how Sara wins over her dad.
Read it for the sheer beauty of the language. Read it because it is one of those "cat" books you won't want ever to end. Written in 2013. it should be available on Amazon and Kindle, possibly at Barnes and Noble, or even used book stores. It's in paperback. (BTW, I donated two books to the Little Library - Merle's Door - one of the best books about a dog I've ever read, and a small, lovely John Fielder book of photography of Colorado's wild lands. No one, IMHO, can photograph the outdoors like John Fielder).
Our Sweet Socks crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this week and is now reunited with the love of his life, his soulmate Gypsy Girl.
Socks and Gypsy were the grand couple of the Hood, and they inspired us all with their devotion to each other. Thank You Socks for the joy and happiness you brought to all of us who were fortunate enough to know you. Your cute ornery little face and funny antics made us smile and brightened our days.
We are very sad for Missy and Rosie who were Socks' two little friends after Gypsy passed. They miss him very much. Esther, we are so grateful to you for the wonderful life you gave Socks and Gypsy at Ebon's cozy shelter for wayward cats. What a blessing it was for them to live out their lives safe, warm, and loved by you. Hugs to you. Cheryl, special thanks to you for bringing Socks and Gypsy into your warm Cat House when they first came in off the streets. What a relief it was that they finally had a safe place to be together. Lucky kitties.
Thank You Dr. Molly Abernathy, Sarah, and Chani for doing everything you could to help Socks when he became ill. We so appreciate your compassion for the animals in your care.
Socks, you give Gypsy Girl big head rubs and kisses for us. We'll miss you our little man.
We are looking for a volunteer, or two volunteers, who would like to feed the kitties at Big T's colony on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Our current feeder, handling both days, is moving out of state within the next few months.
There are fifteen to eighteen kitties waiting for food each morning around 10-11 am at Big T's. It takes about an hour to pick up all the water bowls, food plates, and dry food pans, and clean and refill everything.
The kitties at Big T's have been at this colony for many years, and are near and dear to our hearts.
If you think you might be interested in feeding on Tuesdays or Thursdays, or know someone who might be, please call us at 303-257-3706 and leave a message. We will call you back to discuss in greater detail and answer any questions you might have.
Kitten season has begun.
April 10th, Tonni crossed paths with this tiny one whose mother had moved her babies and left the little guy/girl lying in a yard. He/she was ravenously hungry and cold.
Tonni contacted Nina from Animal Rescue Connection, Inc. and Nina took the baby in right away. He will go to one of ARC's experienced bottle feeders.
Thank You Tonni, and Nina Keefer for giving this little one a chance. Animal Rescue Connection always comes through for the kittens who need extra special care. Paws crossed for this little baby.
Many of you may remember Panther the big black cat who spent several months living in the parking lot at Walmart in Longmont. We have a happy update on his progress.
After we trapped Panther it seemed he wasn't adjusting to life indoors in foster care. He was hissy and growly and had no interest in being petted. We decided he might be happiest back outside in a colony. We took him to join Chewie and the other kitties at Dynasty's colony. At first we thought he had joined the group and was happy to be there. He was seen eating with the other cats and hanging around.
But then a few weeks later we got a call from the Longmont Humane Society with the news that someone had trapped him in the Walmart parking lot! Yes, microchips work. So we picked him up and back to foster care he went. The second time around he met a lovely black feral from Joey's colony named Moonlight who had recently had her eye removed and was keeping a very low profile. The two bonded and we took them both to a long term foster home where they have lots of room, and a nice catio to hang out.
Panther is getting more friendly every day, and even had some lap time this past week with a couple of our volunteers who he decided could be trusted. He is a beauty to behold, and has a tiny little meow when he asks for treats.
We love happy updates!
Thank You so much to Heidi for sending us this current photo of Nala and Simba!
Nala had complications during his neuter surgery, and then ongoing chronic diarrhea. Heidi says Nala is continuing to thrive and be well indoors with the rest of her furry rescue family-- Simba, Tiny and Oreo.
Cute little Gus eluded our trappers for a couple of months but we apprehended him last week with some tasty Fancy Feast tuna and shrimp filets.
Thank You Caroline for caring about the feral cats in your neighborhood, and helping us get all three of your backyard friends fixed!
Amunet, Femi, Cleopatra, Ife, Sakhmet, Tarik, Tau, Beauty and Samura are back home in Egypt.....Oops....Erie!! Be free kitties!
LFFAC adventures, stories and maybe even a cute cat video every now & then.