A Special Farewell to a Friend, Mentor, Writer, and Animal Lover – Lorie Huston, DVM

goodbye-lorieBeing that I am heavily involved in the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA) and in light of the fact our annual conference will be held at the end of this month, it is not unusual to get a lot of email blasts this time of year about one thing or another. So, when I saw a message in my inbox from CWA Vice President, Dusty Rainbolt on Tuesday, I barely glanced at the subject heading and just opened it, expecting to see something about the conference. Instead, I, along with the whole CWA membership, got the completely unexpected news that Lorie Huston, DVM,  and our CWA President was in the hospital, critically ill due to complications from liver failure. Read more


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Jazmine and I say “Thank you very much” for all the wonderful birthday wishes over the weekend!

Hi Everyone! As we hit mid-week, we have a little bit of this and a little bit of that for today! First off, Jazmine and I want to thank all of you for the wonderful birthday wishes… Jazmine turned one year old, and me, well, let’s just leave it at some unnamed double digit that is just best left alone… Read more


A Purrfect Day to Celebrate – Happy First Birthday to Jazmine the Libra Cat!

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Cats, Family, Jazmine36 Comments
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This is Jazmine when we first laid eyes on her at the Global Pet Expo…We have been madly in love with her ever since…

When Dan and I happened upon Jazmine at the Global Pet Expo this past March we instantly adopted her (hours away from home and completely unprepared, mind you) because quite frankly we had no choice. We lost all sensibilities the spilt second our eyes locked with this ginger feline fatale and I am certain she cast a spell on us, rendering us helpless to her utterly charming and bewitching ways. Other than knowing she was an adorable kitten that needed a good home, we had no idea when her true birth date was. Her paperwork guesstimated her to be between 6 and 8 months of age – meaning she could have been born anytime August through October. Read more


September 25 – Remember Me Thursday™ Candle-Lighting Event to Honor Orphan Pets and Interview with Animal Lover and Actor, Eric Roberts

1-ER-bannerToday is Remember Me Thursday™ – an annual global candle-lighting event held the fourth Thursday of September that was created in 2013 by Michael Arms, the President of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in honor of those people working in animal welfare who are forced to take the lives of the pets they love. He felt that by lighting a candle worldwide for all those orphan pets, that it would be a way for people to let the world know how much they were loved and to opt to adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year. Read more


Thursday, September 25 is Remember Me Thursday™ – Join the Candle Lighting Ceremony in Honor of Pets Who Have Lost Their Lives Worldwide

by Deb at 4:50 AM • Informative, Inspiration14 Comments

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It’s not something we like to think about, but literally thousands of precious animals will be euthanized across the world in the brief amount of time it takes you to read this post. It is heartbreaking, unfair, and very difficult for those of us that love animals to comprehend, but the fact is, it happens. But rather than harp on the ethics of it all, I ask for your help, enthusiasm, and dedication to helping make a difference by joining the Remember Me Thursday™ candle lighting awareness campaign on Thursday, September 25th with rescues and organizations worldwide to honor those animals that lost their lives without finding a forever home and to help find ways to increase adoptions for the millions of animals who still need a good home. Read more