U.S. Public Opinion on Humane Treatment of Stray Cats


Cats Anonymous

Note: These twelve steps of those faced with CATS (Cat Adoration Totally Syndrome) are still a work in progress. They don't seem to be doing much for those with CATS, and should therefore be viewed as a work in progress by those crazy few who wish to relinquish their grip on CATS.

The Twelve Steps of CATS

1. We admitted we were powerless under the rule of our cats - that our lives had become periods of servitude interspersed with frequent chances to devise new playthings for our "owners".

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than our cats could restore us to our sanity (Of course this isn't true! Who could believe it?!?)

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him (but since our cats are God already, this step was completed in the very beginning... this should have been Step 1!)

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our household, and still can't figure out how the dead bird appeared on our pillow, the kitty litter in the water-dish, and the cat-hair on everything!

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs - but since all three were CATS members already, we ended up swapping anecdotes for the rest of the night!

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character, but decided against it when that furball climbed into our lap again.

7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings - so we could better entertain our feline friends.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all - no matter how much all those tins of gourmet cat food cost.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when they wouldn't deign to be scratched or petted.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it to our cats... who knew it from the start and had been telling us all along.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with cats as we understood them, praying only for knowledge of their will for us and the power to carry that will out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to those faced with CATS and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Newcomers are not asked to accept or follow these Twelve Steps in their entirety if they feel unwilling or unable to do so.

(Note: This parody is based on the original twelve steps of alcoholics anonymous, which can be found at the Alcoholics Anonymous website. In no way, shape, or form should this be looked on as a slur against those with a drinking problem. Warning! Actually following these steps will only make you more popular with the cats around you, and should not be attempted by those who wish to be anything other than cat people for the rest of their lives.)

by Ross P. Goldberg

Model is Mikey

It's so On


I am an Animal Rescuer

I am an Animal Rescuer
My job is to assist God's creatures
I was born with the drive to fulfill their needs
I take in helpless, unwanted, homeless creatures without planning or selection
I have bought dog food with my last dime
I have patted a mangy head with a bare hand
I have hugged someone vicious and afraid
I have fallen in love a thousand times
And I have cried into the fur of a lifeless body too many times to count
I have animal friends and friends who have animal friends
I don't often use the word "pet"
I notice those lost at the road side
And my heart aches
I will hand raise a field mouse
And make friends with a vulture
I know of no creature unworthy of my time
I want to live forever if there aren't any animals in Heaven
But I believe there are
Why would God make something so perfect and leave it behind
Some may think we are master of the animals
But the animals have mastered themselves
Something people still haven't learned
War and abuse make me hurt for the world
But a rescue that makes the news gives me hope for mankind
We are a quiet but determined army
And we are making a difference every day
There is nothing more necessary than warming an orphan
Nothing more rewarding than saving a life
No higher recognition than watching them thrive
There is no greater joy than seeing a baby play
who only days ago, was too weak to eat
By the love of those who I've been privileged to rescue
I have been rescued
I know what true unconditional love really is
for I've seen it shining in the eyes of so many
Grateful for so little
I am an Animal Rescuer
My work is never done
My home is never quiet
My wallet is always empty
But my heart is always full
------Author Unknown

Model is Alex who I rescued from a feral cat colony at 3 weeks old.

Mikey Sees You

But he cant hear you.

Many of you here already know this but for those of you who don't....Mikey was born deaf.
I knew he was deaf by the time he was 8 weeks old, when I would enter the room to give he and his litter mates some kitty milk, they would all run to greet me at the door, except for Mikey, he would still be all curled sleeping away. I would have to literally walk over to him and touch him to wake him up and so the journey began.

Many would assume that living with a deaf cat would be difficult and it has it's challenges no doubt but Mikey is not disabled. Mikey is very capable and very bright, he even knows sign language, he knows...

Come here


Get down

bye bye

Time to Eat (he knows this one best)

These are just the ones off the top of my head, the ones used the most but I talk to Mikey all day long and so there are more I am just not thinking of. Yes, I talk to a deaf cat and maybe I am a little crazy but when we are all curled up together at night and I rest my head on him as I tell him how much I love him and he begins to purr from the vibration of my voice....I don't feel crazy, I don't feel crazy at all, I feel loved, by Mikey.

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