Songbird Shafer's Shelter

Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Christmas Cat Finally Got A Name

Our family has a long history of feeding hungry things, and we don't care whether they're human or animal. We have fed and rescued cats, dogs, mice, given money to hungry people, and even fed a baby bird and a turtle. The turtle had been brought to a place I worked by some idiot for some idiot... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 4, 2006

Cats Talking

You have GOT to see this!! Husband John sent me this link: =GVzJj9Bio5g This shows cats talking--really saying words, and it's the funniest thing I've ever seen on the 'net. I laughed 'til I cried. The last cat is the most interesting, and I watched repeatedly. This... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 3, 2006

Viewing the Rainbow Bridge

I haven't had the heart to write in this blog. We lost our Bumby cat, 16, on August 14. She'd been sick for months, and likely it was FIP that killed her, though it was the strangest version of it I've seen. She started losing strength back in the spring, until she slowly became too crippled to get... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Quick Note on Mr. Gracie

Our vet called and left a message to call him in the morning. Mr. Gracie's pathology report is back, and the growth taken from Gracie's ear is an inflammatory polyp. I don't know if that means it was cancerous or not. I've already started Gracie on Pacific Yew, so if that was a cancerous growth,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I'll Put You in a BODY BAG!!!

Those of us who treat pets--especially cats--can tell you how "challenging" it can be when it's time for medicating, giving fluids, even doing a simple claw trim. Most of my cats are so used to me fooling with them that I can do most kinds of treatments on them without much battle, and usually... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Mr. Gracie's Tumor Was Removed

Praise the Lord in heaven, the tumor was taken out but Mr. Gracie wasn't. This morning he's even starting to eat again. Mr. Gracie is our 6 year old longhaired gray kitty. He's had an ugly tumor--almost certainly a cancer--growing in his ear canal. I'm cautiously optimistic, though the vet doesn't... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Three More Cats on the Rainbow Bridge

This past month has been agony for me. I feel like typing this in blood. I've had three cats die in one month and one day. Here at our shelter, we're painfully aware that the old kitties are always vulnerable, and we're always susceptible to losing them....But I can't take this much death; it's too... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 9, 2006

This Is Why I Refuse To Live In Town...

The following article appeared in the June 8 Courier-Journal: Clerical error at shelter in Evansville leads to dogs' being euthanized by mistake City offers to replace huskies for owner Associated Press EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The city has offered to purchase two new dogs for a man whose two Siberian... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006


I live so far out in the country that we have to pump in sunlight in some places. The redneck neighbors out the road are regularly heard shooting up some unfortunate critter for supper. Most of the dogs in this area run freely, except for mine. I have a fence around the house to protect my dogs from... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Making Fleas FLEE!

For us pet lovin' people, it's flea, tick, and 'skeeter time again. Sort of makes me yearn for the winter and carryin' wood again; that seems easy compared to trying to contend with all the flea problems our critters have. Usually, I use Advantage on my cats, on the strong younger ones who I'm... Sign in to see full entry.

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