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Have you seen Donovan?

Jason saw this poster in the neighborhood today, and we wanted to share it here. If you see this big, beautiful boy (and how could you miss him?) please call his owner asap!

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The Silver Lining

BabooA month ago today, we said good-bye to our best friend and baby girl, Chester. The timing of Baboo coming into our lives coinciding with Chester’s leaving has been a great comfort to us.  There will never be another Chessie, but this little guy has been a welcome addition to the family, and has been excellent company for our boy Vikter. He’s even picked up Chester’s grooming duties (although Vik seems to do most of the work):

Welcome to the family sweet Baboo!

Leggings for Life

You may recall an earlier post about knitting sweaters for penguins affected by oil spills. Well here’s another reason to pull out those knitting needles! Leggings for Life is an organization committed to connecting knitting and crochet enthusiasts with animals living with deformed or amputated limbs. Watch the video above for more info, and be sure to check out their Facebook page!

A Hard Goodbye

This week, with little notice, we had to put our beautiful baby Chester to rest. She brought us so much joy and will be dearly missed. We want to thank the kind staff of the Animal Medical Center for their compassionate treatment towards ourselves and our beloved Chessie. Rest in peace, baby girl.

Introducing Queens Borough Pit Stop

You are cordially invited to join our new Facebook page, Queens Borough Pit Stop, a virtual space for local pit bull lovers, advocates and the pit-curious to ask questions and share stories, photos, event listings and notices on adoptable pit bulls.  Won’t you make Sadie happy and “like” us today?

Found Cat Update

It’s now been a week-and-a-half since we found our little house guest, who we have come to call “Baboo.” Surprisingly, no one has come forward to claim him, nor have we seen any “Lost Cat” listings that match him. Although we haven’t given up hope, this does seem to be a case of abandonment, but as they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and we are loving every minute of his company! Despite fighting off an eye infection and a head full of mucus, Baboo has the appetite of a champion and the spirit of a saint. He loves to purr and head-butt, and never makes a fuss about being cooped up in the bathroom. We’re eager for him to get well enough that he can meet our other cats. Vikter is especially curious about this new friend, and will spend chunks of time sitting outside the bathroom, chatting at Baboo through the door.

We’re taking him in to All Pets this afternoon to get another check-up. Hopefully he’ll be in shape to greet his public (by which I mean our other cats) sooner than later!

 

FOUND CAT

So we were walking down Ditmars last night when I heard a yowling sound. I turned around and saw another gentleman was also compelled to stop. The source was quickly identified as a scared kitty hiding under a truck. After much coaxing the little guy finally came out. We were afraid his cries were indicative of an injury, but it seems he was just cold and scared and yet also incredibly friendly. Jason and I were able to coax him back to our apartment, carrying him over any patches of snow and slush (he did NOT like getting his feet wet).  We set him up in our bathroom for the night and although he has a drippy eye and a cough he’s eating like a pig and drinking plenty of water.  We’re going to get him scanned today to see if he has a microchip, and get him whatever he needs for the eye and cough. We’re fairly certain this is a lost domestic cat, and not a stray.

If you or someone you know is missing a cat, please contact us with a description. He is a neutered male and we think somewhat young, based on his clean, sharp teeth. We’ll confirm this after we take him to the vet. He’s very chatty and likes to head-butt. We’re not posting a photo because this kitty is a certain breed and very handsome, and we want to ensure he returns to his rightful owner, which is why we’re asking to be contacted with a description. (If no one steps up we’ll do everything to find him a safe and loving home…maybe even our own!)