Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to make Winter shelters for stray cats!

It's Winter,& the poor stray cats have to stay warm too. Here is a link to a site which will show you how to make different types of shelters for them to stay warm in!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Etsy Shop!

Just a reminder that we have an Etsy shop which also helps support us!  The Cat Fun Attic has handmade cat toys,cat figurines,& other stuff. And don't forget about our donation widget....we have enough for the rent this month,but we still need to keep the lights on & computer going,not to mention feeding & caring for all of our refugees....Bent Ear & friends say "Thanks for caring about us!".

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stretching Your Stray Feeding Dollar!

Times are hard,money is tight,we all know that. The poor hungry stray cats know that better than we do. But in my experience,there are ways that you can make your cat food dollar go farther. For example....

Saturday, January 21, 2012

How to treat cat injuries!


Here's 3 pages of "how-to's" for helping our cat friends who get hurt.....

how to treat a cat in shock!


Shock is very dangerous for cats...here's how to treat it!

How to treat a cat that has heatstroke!


Not too likely in January,but good to know.....

How to treat a cat that has an abscess!


Sometimes our stray friends get injured fighting. Here's how to treat a common type of injury.....

Today's moment of Kitten Cuteness!

Uncle Sobe & Tux! Hard to believe,but the former streetfighting stray adores the kittens,especially Tux!

How to treat a poisoned cat!


We hope it never happens,but here's what to do if a cat friend eats something they shouldn't.....

Friday, January 20, 2012

Did I mention we have a rabbit?

We have a rabbit who was a stray,too! I caught her on a construction site about 7 or 8 years ago(who knew rabbits lived that long?). She's obviously not a wild rabbit. I say "she" because she built a nest with her shed fur once,I was told female rabbits do that. Her name is Rabbit D. Stomper,but she just goes by Rabbit.

Nail Trimming 101!

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/cat-care-nail-trimming-101.aspxA guide to trimming your cat's claws from the ASPCA! Sobe is pretty good about it,but with Tigger,there will be blood. And not Tigger blood,either. Cali....DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Onyx is not much older than Mouse's kittens,I think. Maybe a month or 2 older. She started hanging around a couple of months ago. She was scared at first,but has become a trusting,very affectionate little cat. You can see a bit of her white apron here. If you look at our title picture,you will see Onyx in the background at the end of the word "Friends"! The second photo shows Onyx & Bent Ear at dinnertime.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Jethro! Another Success Story!

Jethro(so-called because his appetite matched that of Jethro from "The Beverly Hillbillies")showed up one day,lying under the truck. He had serious mange on his head & ears,& his whiskers looked almost as if they'd been burned off. He would only move to eat. He was very feral,& hissed if I got too close. I got a dose of Revolution from the Vet,& squirted it on him while he was busy eating. Within a week he was a new cat,& he even stopped showing up for food. I've seen him a few times since,but not recently. I hope he's OK,& I'm glad I could help him get rid of his mange. The top photo shows him before treatment,& the lower one is shortly after.

Our Newest Adoptee!

This is Puff. I call him Puff because when he gets excited(usually about food),he makes a huffing & puffing sound. He was the neighbor's cat,but they left him here when they moved out. So now he's one of our little band of discards.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mouse & her kittens!

Mouse was a stray. She had her previous litter of kittens up under the trailer where I couldn't find them,& they were eventually killed by a tomcat. So when she got pregnant again(& tame enough) I brought her inside. That very night she had 5 kittens under the bed. They are now 7 months old & rambunctious,despite the fact that a cold bug has been going through the male cats here. Another reason why we need donations!

Welcome To Bent Ear's Fund for Stray Cats!

Welcome to Bent Ear's Fund for Stray Cats! Bent Ear is our spokescat;he is a neutered male who was apparently abandoned here at the trailer park. He has had a rough time of it,by looking at him you'd think he was a scarred streetfighter,but in fact he is very affectionate,& only wants food & love. I have started this fund to help with the care of the strays I have adopted & the ones still outside,since I have not been able to find a job since being layed off. One main objective is paying the rent,since I can't help the strays if I go homeless,& the strays I've adopted would become just more statistics in an "animal shelter". Please don't let this happen! Food & Vet care are also expensive. If not for the cats,I would just go homeless & be done with it,but I have to try to care for them. Please help by donating whatever you can afford! If you wish to donate,the handy donation widget is located below near the bottom of the page!

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