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  • ResQwalk to the Rescue.

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 09:59 AM

    ResQwalk, an innovative iOS app that enables animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues and shelters just by going for a walk, is now available for iPhone (with plans to expand to Android in the near future). It's available for FREE through the App Store.

    Our vision, said Bailey Schroeder CEO and Founder of ResQwalk, is to create a platform that makes giving easy. People don't always have time to volunteer with their local animal rescue, or the space to welcome a dog or cat into their...

  • The Accidental Feral. Ch 5. In this Moment.

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Monday July 21st, 2014 at 11:10 AM


    Its never easy to care for a cat when they fall ill. Regardless of your resources or skills, managing your own heart is probably the toughest part of seeing your dear companion weaken and eventually die. Perhaps its a blessing that cats live the moment. They dont ponder the what ifs about their life or fret over the bad choices theyve made. If theyre breathing and on the right side of the grass, its all good.

    Sadly, we often know what lies ahead and thats why its so difficult on us. Its why I...

  • What the Heart Knows: Ch 4 Wallace Returns

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Monday July 14th, 2014 at 03:27 PM

    Read Wallace's Story from the Beginning: Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.

    Wallace has been in foster care for the past few weeks and from all the reports I got it sounded like he was doing well. The next step in his journey were to put him with Celeste and her kittens because as an orphan, Wallace hasn't learned his kitty manners yet and we don't want him to be adversely effected by only being around humans and his Great Dane friend, Nina.

    At least that was the plan...

    I brought Celeste's...

  • Dogtime Petties Shocker-We're a Finalist After All!

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Sunday July 13th, 2014 at 01:33 PM


    Theres a tight knit community of folks who write cat blogs. Most of them are women and many of them are dear friends of mine. On Monday when the Dogtime Petties Awards finalists were announced I couldn't wait to see how many of my friends made the list. As I scanned the ballot, I was saddened to see that for the first time in all the years since awards have been given out, my blog, Covered in Cat Hair, did not made the cut.

    In truth, I felt like the ugly girl who didnt get invited to the...

  • How to Help Stray Cats: a #BlogPawsDIY Special Post

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Thursday July 10th, 2014 at 03:34 PM

    I found a friendly cat! What do I do now?

    How many of you have had cats find you? Youre minding your own business and a skinny, sad little waif shows up at your patio door looking for something to eat or youre doing yard work and hear kittens crying. A cat has given birth under your shed.

    There are countless ways you might find a cat or vice versa, but what do you do next? Youve got to help them!

    First things First. Is the cat Friendly or Feral?

    Do you think the cat is a lost house-cat or a...

  • The Neglected Kittens Chapter 1. This Miserable Life.

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Monday July 7th, 2014 at 09:51 AM

    The kittens were born under the hot southern sun to two mothers who were barely out of kittenhood themselves. The mamas had a human family who fed them, but thats about all they did. They never bothered to spay their cats or neuter the males for whatever excuse made it seem as though its all right to not provide care because thats what people door rather dont do in this part of the country.

    2014 Foster Mom, Moe. I can't believe this kitten was so depressed he was lying on the thorns of a rose...

  • Mia's Story: The Verdict.

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Friday June 27th, 2014 at 01:40 PM

    (Catch up on this story by reading this post first.)

    Mia. What to do? Do I transport her to my home in Connecticut or leave her with her foster mom, Moe in Georgia. That has been the question plaguing me for the past few weeks.

    I asked all of you to offer your thoughts on this matter and I appreciate that so many of you took time to share your experiences with me. It confirms my own confusion, simply by reading all your comments. Your vote is almost evenly split between leaving Mia behind and...

  • Mia's Story. WWYD?

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Tuesday June 24th, 2014 at 05:14 PM

    The weeks have flown by since we first accepted Mia, a rough and tumble pregnant stray cat, into the Kitten Associates rescue program. We didnt know much about her other than she was living off scraps at an apartment complex where cats were not welcome-not welcome to the point where the management was about to put down poison to rid the complex of them. We couldnt allow that to happen, so our foster mom Moe opened up her home to this deserving cat. A few days later Mia gave birth to five...

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