We are on a mission to "Beat the Heat" and get as many cats as we possibly can, spayed and neutered before the days get longer and warmer, and kitten season kicks into full gear!
Saturday, February 6th, Tabatha and Deb trapped ten cats at a farm in Keenesburg, Colorado! On Sunday, February 7th they were transported to Fort Collins to the Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals neuter/spay clinic. nocoferals.org. NCFF is an amazing nonprofit group working hard to help feral cats throughout Northern Colorado.
Their clinics provide a wonderful opportunity for us, and other groups and individuals who care for feral cats to bring in many cats at once for spay/neuter and vet care. It's a great experience, and everyone who attends is able to jump in and lend a helping hand.
Right after Christmas a fellow rescuer trapped an 8 month old kitty. Mistletoe had been living behind a retail store in Greeley and the area was unsafe with many trucks coming and going. Andrea could see that Mistletoe was not a “normal” feral cat. She seemed to be intrigued by people and was not very fearful.
Through a network of friends she found a couple who were interested in giving Mistletoe a home. We warned them that she may not adapt well to living indoors or being handled by people but they wanted to try and drove all the way from Colorado Springs to bring her home.
Well, it turns out it was a perfect match! Emily, Mistletoe’s new human says, “Little Mistletoe is now officially part of the family. She plays with the older cats and will crawl right up into our laps looking for loves and kisses! She has fit right in and we love her tons! Thanks so much!”.
LFFAC is so glad to see a happy ending for Mistletoe and her new family!
What better way to start off a new year than with Homer, the Blind Wondercat. This most recent book by Gwen Cooper is Homer, The Ninth Life of a Blind Wondercat. You might as well be prepared up front, have a box of tissues handy, because this is not an easy book to read. It isn't all a downer, by any means, but it has couple of really sad spots. I love Gwen Cooper's writing and it is fitting that she should write about Homer's last years and last days. She also tells us about two kittens she and her husband adopted after Homer crossed the Bridge. We all die, and Homer was no exception. Any of us who have ever loved a cat or dog or any other animal deeply and felt that that animal was our "soul mate" will relate to the agony Gwen experienced at Homer's passing. But Homer's passing did not go unnoticed. Far from it. Read about the responses Gwen received from all over the world after Homer left this life. You, like Gwen, will be comforted. And also read about the two kittens who Gwen and her husband Laurence now have. This book is sad, but it isn't a downer. It is just the final chapter in the life of an exceptional cat and his wonderful human. It is brand new, available on Kindle, or Amazon, or in bookstores. I wouldn't have missed it for the world!
LFFAC adventures, stories and maybe even a cute cat video every now & then.