Monday, September 26, 2011

happy ending

This beautiful calico kitty must have quite a story to tell! Her original guardians had microchipped her and when she ended up in a shelter they were contacted and thrilled to be reunited after 5 years. Remember - if you ever find a lost cat or dog, take them to any veternarian and have them scanned for a chip. There's not charge for this and it could save everyone lots of heartache.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

How feline friendly is your house?

Check out this fabulous example of architecture built with ALL the residents in mind. Hopefully they also have staff that comes in each day to clean...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Why cats are not dogs

It feels like fall outside and that means Halloween for lots of folks and their kids, or their dogs they like to dress as kids. These pictures remind me of what I love about cats. No feline I know would stand for this nonsense - as in literally standing there posing for these silly pictures. So I wonder - do these dogs go out trick or treating? Hopefully their moms confiscate any chocolate or raisins they might get.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Play Free Kibble & donate kibble!

If you like kitty trivia, this is a fun way to help feed shlter animals. Sign up to receive a trivia question via email every day and kibble gets donated whether you answer correctly or not. There's also a canine version you can send to the dog people you might have to work with.
Here's my trivia question for my readers: Whose little face is in the picture?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hello again

I took a long break from the KittyStar blog to finish my masters degree and now that I am done writing my final paper, I am ready to start writing about kitties again! Here's a recent photo of Odin. Both he and his brother Adian are doing great. They have been enjoying the warm weather, like all the KittyStar kitties.
We've had an exciting summer - a nest of 10 day old squirrels fell out of the 100 ft. fir tree that stands guard near my back fence a few weeks ago. One was screaming his little head off while the others seemed a bit dazed from the long drop. I found a cardboard box, gathered the nest and four babies up (wearing gloves) and drove to Aerowood Vet Hospital on the East side, where they would feed them through the night until Sarvey wildlife center could pick them up. Other than a tiny cut on one's chin they all appeared fine. Baby kittens are definitely cuter than baby squirrels, and quieter too.