Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Kitty Call

Thanks to the April A to Z Blog Challenge, I've met several super nice bloggers the last two springs. Today I'd like to promote one of them for a very special reason. You see, she helps rescue needy felines in the Portland, Oregon region.

She officially calls herself a cat woman and goes by the name of Strayer. You may well recognize that moniker from friendly posts on this humble little blog. Strayer had a very successful endeavor recently and now there are some sweet animals up for adoption.

Look at this Friendly Little Doll! Photo Credit Belongs to Strayer

If you are in the area, you can meet Cayenne at the Heartland Humane in the city of Corvalis, Oregon. And here you can read about Kiki, Elton and Lucky and Strayer's heroic efforts.

Wherever you live, if you have room in your heart and home for a pet, please consider adopting from a local shelter. And always be responsible in getting your pets neutered as well as providing them a safe environment with plenty of healthy food and fresh water. The rewards are worth the investment.

What about you? Any furry members already in your family? And if you have both dogs and cats, I'm curious to know how you keep each from eating the wrong food. It's astonishing how different are there dietary requirements.

Thank you Strayer, for all your efforts. You are a blessing upon this world.

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17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Darla for sharing these trailer park kitties need for homes. I'm actually south of Portland by about 70 miles, but you were close. I hope they get homes. All three siblings, Lucky, Kiki and Elton, are going to Cat Adoption, in Sherwood, on Wednesday, I hear, from the woman who took them in, to foster, until an open shelter could be found.

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    1. You are most welcome, my dear. I had no idea you were so far south. Thanks for clarifying. Best wishes to you and all the furry souls you help!

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  2. Our dog was a rescue, although we got her from someone who was about to take her to the pound, so we didn't actually have to go to the shelter. It's tough because I want a little puppy and those aren't always easy to find at shelters. Plus, some shelters are getting oddly strict on whom they'll let adopt pets. One article I read talked about a couple who was denied because they both work 8-hour days...they ended up getting a dog from a breeder.

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    1. Wow! That does seem extremely strict. I had to give a lot of history to adopt from the Humane Society but they focused on past pet welfare. I brought Tilly home the same day, while Luna and Jezebel were adopted right off the city streets. Thank you for adopting an animal in need.

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  3. How sweet. Alas, I'm too far from Oregon. And I'm not in a position to take care of an animal. But I enjoy seeing them online.

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    1. I respect your responsible behavior, Liz. Too many folks take in pets for whom they cannot provide proper care. Thank you for the kind word!

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  4. Being allergic to cats it is a long time since I've lived with one but I truly do wish them well.

    @Kathleen01930 Blog

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  5. Where did my comment go? I just said I don't have a cat because I am somewhat allergic but they are lovely creatures.

    @Kathleen01930 Blog

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    1. Sorry for the computer glitch, Kathleen. Thank you for the kind word. I used to require emergency room trips for asthma if a cat even came near me. Blessedly, the cat who adopted me (!) in 1999 prompted me to see a doctor. Proper medication has me continuing to feel fantastic. I wish you all the best!

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  6. If we ever get another cat, we will definitely get him or her from a rescue centre. Our cat Toffee was "inherited" when my mother-in-law died - the best inheritance ever!

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    1. Bless you for rescuing Toffee. I'm sorry about the loss of a human family member, though. Best wishes!

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  7. I don't have any furry members in my family at this moment, but I had a furry black cat that had my heart for twenty-two years. That's right. He lived to be twenty-two years old. I had to put him to sleep because the doctor couldn't help him any more. His name was Clay and he was a part of my heart. It took me a long time to get over him. In some ways, he's still with me.

    Maybe, one day, I'll get another furry member cat along with a Beagle. I would like to get them together so that they can be friendly and love each other.

    Cats and Beagles are special animals who love unconditionally and I love them.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Patricia

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    1. Twenty-two years! Wow. That's amazing. I feel for your loss. I remember fondly a beagle my first love's family had in the 1980's. She was a sweetheart I was just thinking of the other day. Be well, my dear.

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  8. Thank you for this post Darla. We have adopted all of our animals, except those that came to us! We've had 2 lab mixes in 33 years. Both lived 15 years. Also usually have 2 cats as we do now, Chessie and Cully. Since we have rather high windows they sit on the kitchen window table or the cat perch on the window in back. I don't know how people can NOT have animals! Love them!

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    1. How delightful, Joan! Sounds like you're great caretakers. It's terrific that your kitties have good perches. As for our canine friends, it seems that people are lucky if pure breed dogs live fifteen years and it seems rare even with mixed breeds. I feel blessed those sweet "mutts" from my childhood lived so long and died in relative peace. And to my great surprise, my father who is not fond of cats built us not one but three cat trees over several years. The youngest of our three gals still uses them. :) Best wishes to you and yours.

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  9. I have an amazing fur baby. He is my bud, my best friend. He is totally strange, odd in so many ways. I call him my Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) in a dogs body.

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    1. I am so happy you have a great companion. I hope he brings you tremendous comfort on a bad day, my dear.

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