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  • 9 Ways to Prepare for an Emergency with your Cat

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at 01:50 PM

    Its late at night. I heard one of my foster kittens scream. Within seconds I was in the room with her and her family, my heart about to explode out of my chest I was so terrified. One by one I checked the kittens to see which one had been injured. Sure enough Twinkle-Twinkle looked up at me, took a step and literally fell over. Her back leg was broken. It was 11 PM. What should I do?

    In the past month my cat rescue, Kitten Associates has had to deal with four emergencies. Some times these...

  • Dear Freya

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Thursday September 11th, 2014 at 07:19 PM

    Dear Freya,

    What a day its been. I was glad I had a chance to visit with you this morning before the Vets began taking x-rays, a CT scan and lots more tests to find out what makes your body different than that of most 4-week old kittens. We can tell some things from looking at you. Your tail is missing, you walk with an odd gait. We know you only eliminate from one opening, but we dont know how far into your body those routes go. We have lots of hope that maybe your insides arent as bad as we...

  • For Freya's Sake.

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 05:52 PM

    I just met a very nice young couple at Newtown Veterinary Specialists. They rescued two tiny kittens from a friend of a friend who let her cat outside and didnt seem to care that the cat and her offspring were flea-covered and starving. The young couple wanted to help so they took two kittens and named them Pablo and Freya. The thought was that these kittens would become part of their family, so they focused on bathing them to get rid of their fleas and started feeding them consistent meals...

  • What if this Happened to You?

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 at 06:42 PM

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    I have nightmares. Many of them revolve around me losing my home to foreclosure, of having to move out with nowhere to go. I tremble and thrash around in my bed as I see in my dream the doors fly open and my terrified cats escape outside into the woods. I know their lives will come to an abrupt end without my care and protection. They cant fend for themselves and now I cant either.

    But what if I woke up and that was true? What would I do if I lost my home? Where would I go? I dont have any...

  • Twinkle's Lucky Break Ch 2

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Sunday August 31st, 2014 at 03:45 PM

    Its 5 AM. 27 hours have passed since Twinkle broke her leg. Shes in a big dog crate in my living room. Its covered with blankets to keep her calm, but shes lonely and scared so she cries from time to time. Sleep is hard to come by for both of us. I know if I run to her side every time she cries then shell continue to train me to respond to her crying. I have to wait for her to stop, then I can go to her and comfort her but it's a challenge.

    2014 Robin A.F. Olson. Twinks first day after...

  • Twinkle-Twinkle's Unlucky Break

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Monday August 25th, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    It's almost 2AM. I'm so tired I want to fall over, but I have to tell this story now. I don't have the luxury of time. Tonight Celeste's daughter, Twinkle-Twinkle broke her leg and with that it could mean the end of Kitten Associates.

    Anyone who knows me knows I'm a responsible person. I always do my best to provide for our foster kittens no matter what it takes. I gave up my career to rescue cats and I gave up any easy kind of life. I don't have two nickels to rub together, but I'm not...

  • The Neglected. Ch 2. Love is...

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Thursday August 21st, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    A few weeks ago I agreed to bring two pregnant cats into my rescue, knowing full well that we really didnt have room to take them on. Over the weeks weve been impatiently waiting for the kittens to arrive. Eleven days ago Winnie, the grown daughter of the second pregnant cat named Laney gave birth. Her labor was effortless and quiet. Her first two kittens were large, but strangely silent upon arriving into the world. They were both stillborn.

    2014 Kitten Associates. Winnie with newborn...

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Friday August 15th, 2014 at 09:25 AM

    Ever since I was a little girl when my mother would read me stories each night before I went to bed, I wanted to believe the world was a magical place. I never outgrew the deep longing to feel like I was like a character in a book specially chosen to be unlike anyone else in a world filled with endless possibilities. I would go to the movies and wonder why I couldnt be like those people who went out and did great things, against all odds, theyd save the world after a remarkable adventure.

    But...

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