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And Then There Were 19
Those that know us know that we love animals. We're long past the "crazy" definition, with 4 Chihuahuas and 16 cats. For all intents, we run our own pet shelter, but without the benefit of a tax break since we're not a non-profit. The cats (and half the dogs) are rescues. The bulk of the cats "found" us either thanks to some human dumping them on our country road, or via Liz's work in fostering cats or trap neuter release work.
Our furry herd has grown over the years, with a crash course introduction in 2006 when Sage and Silvers (two mom cats) showed up late one evening with their very small kittens in need of food, cleaning and care. A trip to the local pound would have probably meant 24 hours of life before receiving the death penalty, so we kept them, and that gave us a 7 cat starter kit. Sage came with a tattered ear and evidence that she'd survived a past encounter with a car, yet it never phased her. She's been the cat in charge since she arrived.
It's a lot of work to take care of so many, but we have our systems in place, and if ... more
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