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Apr 29 2016

You Gotta Be Kitten Me!

by Hope L

PrecButchOkay, so I like cats.  No – I love cats.  So, naturally, I have had a number of cats in my homes over the years, but right now we only have two (you know, to keep each other company).  I think two is a very good number:  manageable, affordable, and plus – we only have two laps available in my home, after all.

But it is spring, and I am ever-so-tempted …  It doesn’t help that our pet sitter, who volunteers at a shelter, keeps sending us cute pictures of their newest residents.  We’ve let her know that, thank you, but we think two is a very good number.

Then, there was last spring, when a litter of kittens and their mother turned up (under a vehicle!) at a county building near my library branch, and they called the ‘crazy cat lady’ for assistance.  I was happy to help, and planned to move said cats to the nearby animal shelter for medical attention and adoption, BUT – they were full.

I ended up fostering a litter of kittens and their mother, for a grand total in our home of  nine cats.

catCan you imagine how very easily things can go downhill from there?

And so this year, instead of bringing any new members into the family, I am doing my part by encouraging you to adopt.  This way I can feel like I’m doing something to help the babies, and still go home to a reasonable number of two in my home.

I hear you chuckling out there, clucking you tongues like hens getting together for a game of Bunko.   “This crazy cat lady won’t be able to help herself!  Who does she think she’s kidding?”  you ask snarkily.

Well, snark away.

I am bound by a new covenant with my spouse:  two is a very good number when it comes to cats in our home.

But you may not have any pets, or you might just have more laps in your home, so here, for your consideration and/or enjoyment, are some cuties:

Clink the links in the pictures below for the DeKalb County Animal Services website.

seethedogs seethecats


During our April adoption special, dogs over 25lbs and all cats may be adopted for $25! Note: All standard adoption criteria applies.

Adoption fees include spay/neuter,
vaccinations, deworming, microchip
and heartworm or combo test

Dogs – $95
(Dogs over 5 years old $40)
Cats – $75
Adoption to persons over 55 years old – $40



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Camille May 3, 2016 at 9:59 AM

Good for you Hope, but stay clear of the shelter though. I could hear the workers now “Lady, step- away- from -the- cat.” (Ha Ha). By the way, whatever happened to the ones you fostered last year?

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