It’s been too long since we heard from longtime Tabby’s Place volunteer Larry on this blog. But make no mistake; he’s been as busy as ever, delivering love and lunch to the Tabby’s Place TNR cats when he’s not lavishing kitties with tenderness here at the sanctuary. Today, Larry has a special delivery of heartfelt […]
Take a moment and glance at your calendar. What does it tell you? It’s Thursday, October 16th. It’s Boss’s Day.* It’s Flea‘s birthday. It’s the 630th anniversary of Jadwiga being crowned King of Poland. It’s the eve of Wear Something Gaudy Day. But, much more than this, it’s National Feral Cat Day.
October 16th was National Feral Cat Day. October 16th was also Boss’s Day. Coincidence?*
Warning: the following may sound strange and more than a little wrong. Make that definitely will sound strange and wrong: Happy Valentine’s Day! This year, show your love by removing a cat’s reproductive organs!
What a piece of work is cat. One comes to Tabby’s Place “feral,” untouchable and uninterested in humanity (as the story goes). One comes to the sanctuary with a rap sheet of offenses, all in the general bucket of “attempting to annihilate one’s own species.” And then they both just decide to start over.
There are, in fact, some things about Tabby’s Place that are undeniably el Stinko. Actually, they all boil down to one: we can’t rescue every single cat.
If you spend much time at Tabby’s Place, you’ll learn to have an eye for something quite essential: the best interest of the cat. By “the cat,” I mean the individual cat; and, I’m learning, “best interest” is by no means one-size-fits-all.
A little over a week ago, I had the opportunity to attend the sixth annual Pennsylvania Bar Institute Animal Law Conference in Philadelphia. That means that lawyers all over the Keystone State are devoting their time, gifts and love to thinking about and working for needy animals. Heaven knows the cats (and dogs, and eared […]