Odd Evolution of Names

Have you ever noticed if the names you give your cats evolve over time?

We have three rescued cats named

Scrufty, Stripey and Smokey

Those names have evolved into 'Crufty  'Tripey and  'Mokey

I did not intend to drop the "S" from each - just noticed one day that I had!

Of course, since Smokey allows me to interact with him more than the others, I have more names for him - Smokster - Sir Guy de Guy -  Mister Meester Meister

Scrufty on left - Smokey on right


Hoping all is well in your world!

Debby in Arizona


Nutmeg is So Handsome!!

Nutmeg, one of our newest ferals, is such a good looking fellow. He does not come every day. So we have not had any luck trapping him to be neutered.

But he looks relatively healthy as well as an appropriate weight. So he must be getting some decent food elsewhere, too.

Love to all of you and your dear kitty cats!!

Debby in Arizona

PS - my husband Stew took these photos - he is a master.


5 needy kitties

All of our cats have been extra needy lately. It still blows my mind that cats can be needy.
I'm a late-blooming crazy cat lady, having only started with them in 2008.
We have five indoor cats and about 4 ferals outside


Recovering from car accident

I have not been posting as I have been doing all the insane and remedial tasks after a car accident.

There has been zero time to post or comment. I am doing well - grateful not to have major injuries despite my car having been totaled. I thank God and my angels every day for the chance to continue being a loving being on this earth.

Thankfully, my kitties are all well. Here are two photos of our indoor FIV positive kitten man, Smokey, showing him both curious and totally relaxed.


Cinnamon Needs Prayers

Please pray for Cinnamon, one of our feral cats, Prescott Valley Arizona USA. His right front paw is injured. The injury occurred long after this photo was taken. Previously, he was only favoring his paw. Now he is not putting any weight at all on the injured foot. He just limps away after he eats. After many tries, we have been unsuccessful at trapping him.


Bless our Earth in Advance

Posting a day in advance - maybe this would inspire some people to do something loving for the environment tomorrow. Of course, you could say that caring for rescued kitties qualifies for helping the environment!!


Praise for all Who Rescue Kitties

I give a big happy thank you to all who rescue kitties!!
You are really making a difference.

Here is a photo of three of our adopted ones who were rescued from being homeless. They are all doing well.

Yippee for kitty love!!!!


Nobody Rules Yet Everyone's Territorial

They really like their own space.
I guess that's true for all kitties.

From left to right:
Stripe, Smokey, Scrufty

Finally, they seem to be adjusted to the new person, Smokey.

Debby in Arizona


Grizzle (a.k.a. Grizzabella) is Still a Regular

Grizzle has been on our porch more than before. We made a cat condo out of a storage bin - she has been going in that even though she never did before.  A feral's adaptive skills/potential is always amazing to me!!!

My husband loves giving her scraps from our meats in addition to her usual foods. He is the photographer for most of the photos I post on this blog. And he loves caring for the cats, inside and out!!!

Blessings to all of you from Debby and Stew in Arizona


Grizzabella Loves Mouse Watching

Grizzle, one of our ferals, has been hovering at a place where we suspect she senses a mouse. We have not seen it. But she is definitely in predator mode, looking like she is ready to lunge at any moment.

I love all creatures. Yet I hope she discourages mice from living on our property since one of them destroyed my alternator belt this past summer.

I have seen Grizzle leaping and bounding around, apparently after some sort of insect in the air. She is amazingly spry and lively for an 8 1/2 year old feral !!!

We have a neighbor who prefers the name Grizzabella. Actually, I do too, but I forget to use it since I have been calling her Grizzle for so many years. I gave her that name since, when running as a wee kitten, she reminded me of a Grizzly Bear.

Blessings to all of you,

Debby in Arizona