Friday, March 27, 2009

Yay! a good report from the vet

good news for Nany, Gracie, and Vixen. The results of their full blood work is back and everyone's results were normal. The kitties may not be spring chickens but they are all robust and healthy and should have many, many more good years.

Bebe's cats on Petfinder now - here's what you can do

Bebe's cats are on Homeward Trails Animal Rescue's Petfinder now. Homeward Trails is the wonderful animal rescue group that Lois volunteers with in Northern Virginia. BTW, these cats are indoor only cats - my mom had a small secure outdoor enclosure for them.

Here are the links:

I'll have the links for Vixen later today.

This means that someone who is looking for a cat and lives in the metro DC area, will see Bebe's cats as available. Our goal is to get other rescue groups in the country to do a courtesy posting on their Petfinder site for these cats.

So here's the action plan:

  • Please send the Homeward Trails Petfinder link to everyone you know and ask them to do the same.
  • Please contact reputable animal rescue groups in your area and ask them if they would be willing to do a courtesy post for these cats. Send them the HT petfinder link as this makes it easier for them to help. Let them know that they should use Lois' email as the contact.
  • Post Bebe's cats on Craigslist ( in your area. You can use the anyonomous option for your contact info and just forward any inquires you get to Lois at or


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Everyone goes to the vet

Georgie, Henry and Delilah went to the vet on Tues. Yay! all three cats got examined by the wonderful Dr Saunders at The Cat Clinic of Nyack, got current on their vaccines and had full blood work done. The good news is that Henry and Deliliah are in good health. Georgie, however is starting to see a decline in his renal (kidney) functions. Georgie will go on a cat food designed for cats with declining renal functions and he can look forward to several more golden years. Georgie, Henry and Deliliah were all brave little kitties at the vet and behaved well.

Today, Nancy, Gracie and Vixen had their vet visits. Now all 6 cats have
had their health exams and are now up to date on vaccines. Gracie had a much needed shave as she was horribly matted - she is now sporting a lion cut and without a doubt feels much better. I expected that she was going to have to be tranquillized for the shave but that didn't happen. Rather, Gracie was a real trouper and let Roseanne and Marsha shave her without hardly a fuss. Thanks, Roseanne and Marsha! Nany, Gracie and Vixen had blood work done and the results should be back Friday or Saturday. Fingers crossed for a good report!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In Honor of Our Mom

My family and I are so touched and grateful for the kind words of sympathy on the passing of our mom. In a time of sorrow, we feel blessed to be the recipient of such kindness, love and support. A few people have asked us to identify a charity so that they may make a contribution in her name. In accordance with her love of animals, we'd like to recommend some animal rescue groups:

This is a local shelter which my mom often contributed to:

Hi-Tor Animal Shelter
Pomona, NY 10970
845 354 6308

This is a local no kill shelter:

Hudson Valley Humane Society
200 Quaker Rd
Pomona, NY 10970
(845) 354-3124

By making a tax deductible contribution to one of these organizations, you will be helping save the lives of abandoned animals in Rockland County, NY.


This is a small non-profit cat rescue in northwestern VA. Cindy runs this rescue and sanctuary for hard to adopt cats just about single handed.

Casey's House
161 Pine Grove Road
Bluemont, VA 20135

This is the wonderful animal rescue group that Lois has volunteered with for the last 5 years.

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
PO Box 100968
Arlington, VA 22210

By making tax deductible contributions to these organizations, you will be helping save abandoned animals in the mid atlantic and southeastern states.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Death In The Family - Bebe's Cats Need Your Help

On March 10 my mom, Bebe passed away. Bebe bravely fought cancer 4 times over the past 15 years with help of her amazing doctor, all the while maintaining her well known sense of humor. My mom was a woman ahead of her time. She was a proud entrepreneur, owning and operating a fabric shop for 40+ years. She had a lifetime love of dance, music and ice skating. She also loved to travel.

Bebe loved animals, rescuing many in her lifetime. At the time of her death, Bebe was "mom" and caretaker for six senior but healthy cats. For a variety of reasons - including allergies and very full houses of our own rescued animals -neither I or my siblings are able to adopt my mom's cats. With great hope, we are reaching out to you - friends of our mom who loved her and those who never met her but are moved by the plight of her cats. We are hoping that perhaps you know someone who might be interested in adopting one or more of these gorgeous sweeties and if not, that you will pass this blog on to your friends in the hope that they might. Please help us find homes for our mom's beloved cats.


NANY is the momma of Georgie, Henry, Deliliah and Gracie. Like Georgie, she is a long haired solid grey cat. She is even more handsome then her Georgie, which is saying something. She has a beautiful full mane. She is not one to seek out people and is timid with stangers but she allows humans to handle her without a big fuss and she has recently discovered that she REALLY likes a rump rub. Nany gets along with other cats. She is just a little over 12 years.

GEORGIE is a handsome, sweet and affectionate solid grey long haired cat. He LOVES to have get head rubs and will push into your hand to get more. If you stop before he is ready, he might let you know he wants more pets by poking your hand with his paw. Georgie gets along with other cats. He is 12 yrs old.

HENRY is Georgie's more shy brother. He is slightly bigger than Georgie with a beautiful medium length coat. He is solid grey, like Georgie, except for the smallest little tuft of white hair on his belly. HBolde is 12 yrs old and gets along with other cats. Henry is very timid and not one to seek out people. Amazingly, he is a gentle fellow when handled and finds that he enjoys the attention, purring away when he is pet and combed.

DELILAH is a very pretty long haired dilute tortie. She is a tad shy with new people but warms up with a little time. She loves to be pet and loves head rubs. She gets along with other cats. She is 12 years old.

GRACIE is Delilah's sister and just as pretty and sweet tho a little more shy. She is horribly matted but on Thurs she will see wonderful Dr. Saunders at The Cat Clinic of Nyack for her vaccines and a well needed shave. It takes a little while to gain Gracie's confidence but when you do, she rewards you with a purr - she enjoys a gentle pet. Gracie gets along with other cats. She is 12 years old.

VIXEN is a very sweet silver tabby. She is the "odd man out" in that she is not related to Nany and her offspring and she is the only short haired cat in this group. She is also the most outgoing - she loves pets and it doesn't take any effort to get her purring away - she will happily curl up besides you on a sofa or bed for hours. She gets along fine with other cats but she would be just as happy as an only cat. I am not sure how old Vixen is. She may be as young as 9 yrs or as old as 12.