Monday morning cute animal video: Abyssinian kittens!

Start your week out with a smile, with these too cute kitties! Have a great week! … [Read more...]

Streams of contentment and lessons learned from animals

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In the classic song, “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” John Denver sang, “Life on the farm is kinda laid back”; I’ve always wondered what he meant by that. I visited a dairy farm once and believe me, the amount of work needed to feed, milk, and otherwise care for cows and then get the milk to processing was certainly not laid back. It was arduous to the nth degree.Now that I'm older, I realize Denver wasn't talking about the physical life on the farm in that famous song, but instead the mental a … [Read more...]

Cat stuck on cactus for three days; when you’re in a jam, sometimes you just have to jump

A kitty in a desert area northeast of Phoenix, AZ recently spent three days atop a giant cactus. Residents of the area noticed that cat and were looking for ways to get him down. But when a news helicopter flew overhead, the kitty decided he'd had enough and scrambled down.No one knows how the kitty found his way to the top of the giant cactus, but who among us hasn't found themselves stranded in a difficult situation with no way out.  But as this cat proved, sometimes when you're in a tough … [Read more...]

Featured shelter pet: Mack, the FIV positive black cat

Mack is a sweet, snuggly black cat looking for a forever home!

In honor of National Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, here's another super pet looking for a forever home! This is Mack, a 3 1/2 year old kitty who's currently being fostered by Black Cat Rescue in Boston. Not only is he at a disadvantage when it comes to finding a home because he's a black cat (black cats are about half as likely to be adopted as cats of other colors), but he's also FIV positive. … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Pet: Meet Tycoon the Maine Coon

In honor of National Shelter (and Rescue) Appreciation Week, meet Tycoon! He's a Maine Coon cat and he has the papers to prove it.Tycoon is a gorgeous purebreed (with papers) red mackeral tabby Maine Coon being fostered by a family in West Milford, NJ.  Although he is shy, he's a super sweet affectionate boy. He loves dogs, but is terrified of children and is looking for a "furever"home where he can be the only cat.You can learn more about Tycoon by contacting Adrienne at s … [Read more...]

Sleeping dog and playful kittens (video)

 This is Murkin, who plays with, lives with and peacefully tolerates some adorable foster kittens. What a lovely example of responding to others with peace and patience, especially to those who are all up in our faces.You can see more videos of Murkin and the kitties on his YouTube.com page. … [Read more...]


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