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  • Discarded Cats Diary. Ch 6. Biscotti the Lionhearted.

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Wednesday April 16th, 2014 at 09:20 AM

    Some cats are born with a special sweetness about them. They dont hiss, fight or bite. They dont spitefully urinate on the wall. They're often overlooked because they might be shy or reserved, but it doesnt mean there doesnt beat the heart of a lion within their chest.

    Biscotti, who was literally thrown into a hot metal dumpster, burned and left to die when he was barely 3 weeks old, is one of those specially sweet creatures. Though painfully shy, since Biscotti arrived with his surrogate...

  • The Eyes Have It. Ch 6. Adoptions At Last!

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Monday April 14th, 2014 at 09:45 AM

    Of the six Clementine-kittens only one has been adopted. Marigold found her forever family while her brothers and sisters continued to wait. The Clems had been with me for over SIX MONTHS when Mari left us. The delay was mostly due to a reoccurring eye infection/upper respiratory tract infection. Though not seriously ill, I couldnt let them be adopted until I had a better understanding on whether or not this was going to be a chronic condition. It wasnt fair to adopters.

    2014 Robin A.F....

  • The Georgia Peaches: The Great Escape

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Wednesday April 9th, 2014 at 03:37 PM

    Running on empty. Thats how Id describe the last month or so. Kitten Season is here and in full swing with no end in sight. All my rescue friends are reporting they are inundated with pregnant cats. I'm stunned since I thought we had a tough winter and didn't expect things to ramp up so fast.

    Meanwhile, Kitten Associates is slowly but surely growing into what Id call a real rescue. We have a new foster home, another on the way. We have some other folks who can help foster from time to time,...

  • Happy Birthday to Me. A Wish for All of You.

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Thursday April 3rd, 2014 at 09:04 AM

    Another birthday has arrived and here I sit thinking about my life. Im to an age where I feel like Ive lived long enough to have learned a thing or two and Im also at an age where I cant take living another year for granted. There are things I wonder about; things I want to say that I want to have written down so they dont make me itch at night.

    I have questions that will go unanswered. I want to know WHY we suffer so very much in this life. Why are things such a struggle for most people? Why...

  • This Precious Life. Chapter 2. More Hurdles for Chapstick the Kitten.

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Today Chapstick celebrates reaching the second week of life. During that time there have been many struggles. After being thrown into a dumpster like a piece of meaningless garbage on a cold early spring afternoon, with a sibling kitten who didnt survive, this poor little creature was lucky to have Guardian Angels on its side.

    Were fairly sure that Chapstick, whose given name has been changed to Miracle, is a girl. At her age and stunted size, its tough to tell, but for now we can think of her...


    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Tuesday April 1st, 2014 at 06:32 AM

    I dont know about you, but Im hooked on all those gold hunting shows on TV, like Ice Cold Gold, Bearing Sea Gold, Gold Rush, even non-gold, treasure hunting shows like Prospectors and Gem Hunt. If I didnt have preternaturally pale skin that keeps me indoors or an aversion to getting dirty, Id be out there with the rest of the hunters trying to strike it rich.

    One of the benefits of writing a cat-blog is that I get notified of new cat-centric products before they hit the marketplace. Its a lot...

  • This Precious Life. Chapstick the Kitten.

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Tuesday March 25th, 2014 at 09:40 AM


    Life is precious and should be revered in all its forms, whether it be a plant, or bug, a whale or amoeba. Its also natural and expected that all forms of life draw to an end at some point, whether it be after only a few moments or many years. Death must occur to make way for new life to emerge in an endless cycle.

    When a life comes to an end we may not even notice. We might step on a bug on a walk to the bus, while the end of another life form might break our hearts, making living our own...

  • The Accidental Feral Makes His Television Debut

    from Covered in Cat Hair

    Monday March 24th, 2014 at 05:05 PM

    Chelsea Ellis, of Angels of Assisi in Roanoke, VA didn't waste a minute after Big Daddy arrived at their shelter barely a week ago. This morning Big D. made his first television appearance on the Fox 21 27 Morning News segment called Furry Friends.

    What amazes me is Big Daddy has only been off the streets for about a month all told. First Warren trapped him by Home Depot, thinking he was an injured feral, but he quickly discovered his first thoughts were wrong. Big Daddy's story took another...