All here checking in with my usual Wednesday wander through the web looking for all things feline. Last week I took a slightly different approach and highlighted stories about felines and other pets affected by Hurricane Harvey. As I have my purrrrsonal assistant type this for me, I’ve learned that there is another hurricane forming and we here, in the Inland Northwest are suffering from fires raging all around us. To all my friends, furry, feathered and otherwise The Tribe of Five and our humans want you to know we are sending prayers to you all.
Many folks have been concerned not only about the rescue of animals affected by Harvey but are also concerned by stories of animals being flown out of the Houston area to shelters around the country. I must admit, The Tribe of Five has been concerned that animals are being whisked away from their homes without an attempt to find their humans but this article explains that this is not happening. In fact, shelter animals are being moved to no-kill shelters across the country so that there is room for the rescued pets to stay while the humans attempt to reunite them with their families.
Evidently the good folks in the Houston area already had a plan in place and, as the article notes, “Some people wrongfully assume that the dogs and cats being taken out of storm-impacted areas could be unclaimed family pets. But rescue groups and shelters are moving out animals that were already in their care before the storm in order to make room for pets that were displaced by Harvey. The pets that are being moved were strays or owner surrenders that were already waiting to be adopted.”
Two paws up for all the good folks who are helping animals reunite with their families!
And while we’re on the subject of pet adoption, I give this little kitten kudos for taking adoption into his own paws. When this human came home he found an itty bitty kitty sitting in his favorite chair and, after he surveyed the neighborhood to see if the little guy belonged to anyone, finally decided to adopt him. Homeless Felines unite…be sure and check for open windows to get yourselves adopted!
Posey was a stray kitty who one day wandered into the hearts and home of her humans when she was barely out of kittenhood herself. She arrived with her three kittens and her humans took them all in, cared for them and loved them and then found furever homes for Posey’s kittens. That was four years ago and recently Posey wandered off for a while. Just when her humans were beginning to worry about her, she returned home, with a little gift in tow. I guess Posey was getting lonely.
I’ve reported about the British political felines and introduced Palmerston in a previous blog post . There was some initial hissing and fuzzy tail incidents between Palmerston and the other purrlitical felines at 10 Downing Street but it appears all has settled down. And, Palmerston has proven himself to be Lord of the Mousers, surpassing the British government’s longtime mouse-hunting cat Larry’s position as Chief mouser. A recent document released under Freedom of Information laws stated Palmerston killed at least 27 mice since coming to the office last year.