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Monday
Jan232012

Another plea for help

A week ago I blogged about a stray kitty that has been holed up in my bathroom while we try and find her a new home. Unfortunately we have yet to find a home for her and she's still locked up in my bathroom. Since my last post I had someone email me who sounded very interested, but I haven't heard from them since Tuesday. I guess they changed their minds. :( One other person has offered to take her in, but this person lives a 6 hour drive away and I really don't want to put the poor cat through that long of a car ride. So far, that's all I've got. The good news is she was at the vets on Friday (for a checkup and her first vaccinations) and was tested for all those nasty feline diseases that typically get passed around to strays...she is thankfully in perfect health. The vet thinks she is about 2 years old. She's in heat right now which is alot of fun (OMG the howling...hilarious because my husband says it sounds like she's yelling out "HELLO!"). She has an appointment to be spayed in a week. 
Again, if anyone out there thinks they could provide this cat a forever home (and lives in or near Ottawa), please email me @ desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com.
Help. Please. 

Monday
Jan162012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

The picture I attached is of my cat Aslan (we call him our toy lion) resting on my $20 Craigslist dresser. He's so big, he almost stretches across the whole thing! Of course, he makes himself at home on every piece of furniture - he is my best decoration!
- Anna

Ruby, lying on my antique wrought-iron bed.
- Kiera

Hi, do you know how to use an armchair corectly? My one-eye cat Edek lies down on it to jump and chase the second cat, Cymek.
- Ewa, Zielona Góra (Poland)

We are a rescue home and are suckers for Golden retrievers. Here ate some shots taken over the past couple months. Youngest is Bella that was in a crate for the first 10 months of her life until she found us and now she has the life!
- Patrick

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Monday
Jan162012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This was the first time I ever met Mr. Peepers. After overcoming some shyness, he proceeded to take me on a tour of his entire apartment.
- Sharon (Los Angeles, CA)

I've attached two photos:
• The first is of our 14 year old cat, Jake, curled up on my moroccan pouffe in my favourite reading corner.
• The second is a wide shot to include my beautiful 4 year old dog, Sam, lying next to our ottoman, and in the background our little Minnie, who's 5 years old, in her favourite armchair. What a life!

- Victoria

Attached is a photo of my dog Harley relaxing at our new apartment in brooklyn. I think he likes it here!
- Dana

These photos are of my two cats Atticus Scout and Boo. Atticus is the torti-tabby and Boo is the black kitty. As with most cats, they rule the house but the bed is by far their favorite spot. I swear I did not pick my bedding to match my pets!
- Joan
  

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Monday
Jan162012

Help!

I figured Monday was the perfect day to blog this, as I have a dilemma involving a cat and I really need help. 

Over the summer, our next door neighbour Steve developed cancer. It wasn't long before it got really bad. We haven't seen Steve in a while, and last we heard he didn't have much time left - so we're assuming he has since passed away. Steve had 5 cats and his family trapped all but one and took them to the Humane Society, where I am guessing they were all put down (the shelter here in Ottawa does not have a no-kill policy and his cats were not friendly to anyone but their owner). The one left was "accidentally" let out of his apartment a few months ago and we've been feeding her ever since. But with winter here being awful (over the weekend it was -30 C) we couldn't bear to see her freezing outside anymore so 9 days ago we trapped her and put her in the only room we have available - a 5'x5' windowless bathroom. 

She has really come around in the past week but she is really not happy stuck in that bathroom (she hasn't been to the vet yet so we can't let her near our cats). It did not take her long to get used to us and now I pet her every time I go in the bathroom to visit (although she is still a bit "feisty") - which is fairly often because she meows frequently. As soon as I go in there with a book to hang out she shuts up and curls up typically in the sink and goes to sleep. It's heartbreaking.

We were in contact with a cat rescue organization (who lent us the trap to catch her) but they are not offering to take her in - seems they are full to capacity and due to the freezing cold weather many of the cats have respiratory infections and passing it to each other. We don't know what else to do. We already have 7 cats and there is NO WAY I can handle another one. (We have 3 cats on meds, and had a vet come to the house the last week to check them all out and give them shots...to find out 4 of them need dental work done. Total for all this being somewhere between $3000 and $5000). We can try and take her to the SPCA in Quebec that is a no-kill shelter but I can't bring myself to do that just yet. 

So if anyone in the Ottawa area knows an organization that has room for one more cat, or knows anyone that might be willing to take her in, please email me at desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com. We'll pay all her vet bills and whatever it takes to get her ready to go to a new home. 

Friday
Jan132012

Reader's home - Marija's bright abode

Marija sent me some photos the other day, for either a 'reader's home' or 'pets on furniture' post. I knew immediately that I couldn't just use her pet photos as her home in Vilnius, Lithuania is fabulous with bold punches of colour. Perfect for a gloomy, cold and snowstorm-y Friday. (photos by Anna Stanevičienė and Stanislovas Kairys)

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