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  1. jmarkitell

    Saying Goodbye To Angel, Renamed Moose. A Tribute And History

    After losing my 1st cat in 1997, I waited until after New Years and took my family to the local shelter program. My wife picked out a white and gray female named Angel. Angel had been "Returned" to the shelter because she was energetic...too much so for her previous owners. Angel came home with...
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    19 Year Old Cat Needs Calories...only Eats Gravy

    My 19 year old lady, Moose, has been dropping weight over the last year or two and is now very skinny. I know elderly cats often lose a lot of weight and since Moose is nearly 20, I don't think there is much that can be done other than trying to find her something she likes. Moose was aleways...
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    Callie, The Male Calico, Is At Peace

    Several year ago...maybe more than several, I saw a small calico cat that was very feral and impossible to even get a look at. After a few years, I had made enough progress to be allowed to pet the cat, who I creatively named Callie. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that Callie was a guy...
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    Callie

    Hello friends, I wrote a few weeks back about the return of Callie, the feral that has been a project for many years and who recently returned from a 8 month absence. Callie is a male calico and he was much skinnier than when I last saw him before he disappeared. I was overjoyed when he came...
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    Cat Abuser Gets 1 Year Sentance...NOT ENOUGH!!

    Recently a man from Pittsburgh was found guilty of abusing his 5-6 month old cat/kitten by throwing him against a wall. The kitten has become blind and suffers deafness in one ear due to neural damage. Here is the direct link if anyone wants to see it...
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    Near Zero a Week Ago, Now Ticks Are Out!

    I live near Pittsburgh, Pa and had zear zero temps a few days but has warmed up the last 2-3 days. My indoor/outdoor cat, Binks, is enjoying the warm weather (although he loves ANY weather!) and spent a few hours outside today, enjoying the warm day. The Crocus flowers have just begun to bloom...
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    Bought Feral heated Cat Condo...He Used It Until It Got Cold Outside! How do I get him to use it aga

    My male feral, Callie the Calico, was pretty comfortable with me and my family in the fall, when he would sometimes venture inside (as long as the door was still open in case he wanted to leave) and would come when called. Last6 winter, Callie disappeared in December and I thought he perished in...
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    Local SW Pa Town, Export, illegal to feed strays and ferals!

    Recently a local town in SW Pennsylvania made it a crime to feed or care for feral cats. The town, Export, would rather fine and make criminals out of the local senior citizens, children and their families, and anyone else that would rather feed a cat than let it suffer thru the cold winters. A...
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    My 3 Cat's Christmas Present!

      This is the Christmas Present that Santa Claus brought to (top to bottom) Salome, Binks, and Archie. Salome and Binks were strays or Ferals, while Archie, the big orange cat, was from, a cat rescue organization in Uniontown, Pa.  They must have been good kitties! Jim 
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    Oral abies Vaccine for Ferals?

    I live in a rural area and the Fish and Game commission have been dropping bait packets that contain an oral rabies vaccine. They are targeting Raccoons, Opossums, and the like for the most part. There are a few feral cats around that I can feed but they are too savvy to be captured. Since I...
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    Callie and his house...

    I'm happy to report that my feral project cat, Callie (The Male Calico!), is using his spiffy heated cat condo after a few years of work to get him socialized...to me at least! I was afraid that he would avoid it but his trust has greatly increased and he comes running when I call him! :) ...
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    Adult Cat remembers playing when she was a kitten..

    A few years ago, we found a 5-6 week old kitten hiding in a drainage ditch in a large parking lot and adopted her. Salome was very small and flea infested but she was simply adorable, like all kittens seem to be. As she grew up I used to use a few different color lasers for her (and the other...
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    Bumper Year For Ticks...Will Revolution Help?

    My indoors/outdoors cats have come home with a couple of HUGE ticks on them. They are about the size of a large kernal of corn, deep glossy olive green, and they seem to be everywhere. I live in SW Pennsylvania and we have Deer Ticks which have caused Lyme disease in some people locally. I know...
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    Is My Wife Paranoid About Our Black Cat and Halloween?

    We have had a black cat in our family of cats for the last 20 years or so, and every year my wife makes a fuss about letting our Black Cat, Binks, (before that it was our 23 year old Black Cat, Pete!) outside to venture during the week or so before Halloween. She is sure that Satanists and other...
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    Callie...Come Home!!

    For the last two years I have been working on befriending a male calico that showed up two summers ago. The most he would do was to hiss, which he did for all occasions...happy, sad, hungry...everything got a hiss. Over the summer I got to the point that he let me touch him and even would enjoy...
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    Binks...Black Male Fixed Cat W/ ladies underwear fetish?

    Binks came to us about two years ago as a stray who hung around for a while, loosely. Binks is pretty much normal although he is a bit hyperactive, if such a thing exists in cats. He isn't wild, more like he has extra energy, although he is still a young cat and subject to high energy...the vet...
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    New updates on "Callie"...the feral male calico

    I wrote a few lines a while back about a feral calico cat that I named "Callie"...I know, real imaginative name there! When Callie first showed up, I would sometimes catch a glimpse of him during the late night hours...if he saw ANY movement through the windows, he was gone in a flash. I set...
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    Is there a correlation between a kitten's early life and eventual adult size?

    I have seen some comments regarding the final size of cats being greatly influenced by their early life health and nutrition. I know that a severely malnourished cat can develop slowly as does a cat with significant health issues, but how big of a difference does the early health and diet a...
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    Cannabis for Kitty?

    A relative of mine has a 21 year old cat that has had some issues with vomiting and weight loss. For a cat of that age, I wasn't surprised about the weight loss and attributed the vomiting to developing a sensitive stomach. I hadn't seen his cat for a while and was surprised when I saw him as he...
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    Feral Cats ...To Treat or Not to Treat W/ Revolution

    I have recently reached the level of trust with a feral cat (Callie) to the point that she/he? will allow me to pet her while she eats...at least to touch her. Callie is eating well and I'm trying to fatten her up for the upcoming winter as she got pretty skinny by winter's end. I thought she...
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