Thank you to Mayor Dennis Coombs and the city council of Longmont for proclaiming October 16 as Feral Cat Day in our fair city. We are proud to live in a city which values the lives of all of it's residents--our feral friends included!
On Tuesday October 10, 2017, Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs proclaimed October 16, 2017, as ‘Feral Cat Day’.
According to the proclamation, Feral Cat Day will help “Longmont residents acknowledge the presence of feral and abandoned cats in the community, and to advocate to improve the lives of all cats and the people who care for them.”
Esther Mills of the Longmont Friends of Feral & Abandoned Cats (LFFAC) accepted the proclamation.
“Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to bring attention to what we do as a five-year-old non-profit organization here in Longmont and across the Front Range,” said Mills.
“We just feel that Longmont is the place that we want people to know that whether your feelings about cats are different, whether you like them, you don’t like them, it’s just about the humaneness. That we want Longmont to be known as being a humane city for all its residents.”
Tonni Loutzenhiser of LFFAC was unable to make the proclamation as she was “out rescuing kittens that were ill and needed to be transferred from the vet to the foster home.”
LLFAC is a local non-profit that uses the practice of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) to sustain healthy, community (feral) cat colonies in Longmont and the surrounding area.
A book review of The Cat Who Went to Paris by Peter Gethers
Peter Gethers is a successful young writer/publisher about town, living in the Big Apple and on Long Island. He has never liked cats until his current girl friend presents him with a Scottish Fold kitten. Love at first sight occurs on the part of the kitten and Peter. Peter is instantly smitten, never to be the same man again! He names the kitten Norton after Ed Norton, played by Art Carney on "The Honeymooners".
Norton accompanies Peter everywhere he goes, all over New York. He rides in a special "Sherpa shoulder bag" on Peter's shoulder. From that vantage point he goes to restaurants, concerts, rides on the ferry to Long Island, meets countless people. As a young kitty Norton accompanies Peter to Paris. No carrier in the luggage hold of the plane for Norton! He is safe in his shoulder bag and all the hostesses love him. In Paris, Peter and Norton live for about a year. Norton had flown to Paris on the Concorde,ridden the ferry to Fire Island, numerous times since Peter owns a home there, traversed the subways of Manhattan, met Roman Polanski and Harrison Ford while in Paris, approved or disapproved of whatever beautiful woman Peter happened to be dating, dined in some of the world's finest restaurants. Everyone who meets Norton is blown away by how just by being himself, Norton shows great presence. He appreciates silence, knows how to behave in ALL situations, enjoys a walkabout when Peter takes him to a castle, chalet, or museum. Comes when Peter whistles. In short, Norton is a lovely gentleman in stripey grey fur with tastefully folded ears! He is devoted to Peter, and Peter is likewise devoted to Norton. Norton is in the same class with Streetcat Bob and Homer the Blind Wondercat. If you are looking for a book full of humour, adventure, in which the kitty DOES NOT die in the end, this may be just the book for you!
Personally, I loved every page! Read it in one night. You might say I gobbled it. Available in the Used Book Emporium in Longmont (if they don't have it ask Deb, the proprietor to put it on a list for you and call you when it comes in). Or, if you just have to have the book immediately, it is available new or used on Amazon, on Kindle, or in the library. Happy reading!
Lisa moved into her new home last June and suddenly felt like she was being watched. She soon discovered several sets of eyes staring out at her from the bushes, and there they were, a Mama cat, her four kittens, and Dad close by. Lisa began to feed the small family and contacted us to help her trap them and get them TNSR'd. Tabatha and Tonni trapped Mom and all four of her kids last weekend(we love when it happens like that), and Lisa is working on trapping Dad. Thank you so much Lisa for caring for this sweet family, and for ensuring they won't have any more kittens. You are a kitty hero for sure!
LFFAC adventures, stories and maybe even a cute cat video every now & then.