Animal Cruelty


Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #115

Sawyer and Astrid have helped with fill-ins today by completing the first two. Mom has completed the second two. All our completions are in teal italics.

1. Sawyer: I deserve a gold star for being cute today. When you cannot be good, cute is your best alternative!


Sleeping Sawyer being cute.


2. Astrid: Right now, I am loving my new bed/sleeping bag Sampy (Kitty Cat Chronicles) sent as one of my anniversary gifts. I have slept on it (it’s too hot right now to get inside) everyday since receiving it.


Astrid is always cute.


3. The best advice I’ve ever been given is not to worry about things over which I have no control.


4. If I had to choose a new first name, it would be Johanna. My name, Janet, is actually a variation of that name.
Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs) each Friday. The sentences to be completed can be found each Thursday on their blogs. The hop takes place at Four-Legged Furballs. You can go there by clicking on the badge below.

This is a really fun hop and a great way to learn more about your fellow bloggers. If you are not a current participate, give it a try.

Please Help

Our honorary brofur, Bailey Blue (Bailey Boat Cat), sent out a message yesterday requesting help for his cousin, Dexter. Dexter was shot through the mouth and had his jaw broken by some cruel and evil person. You can read more about this on Bailey’s blog by clicking here. Warning: Be prepared to cry.

Dexter survived this horrendous ordeal, but his humans could use some help with medical expenses. If you think you can spare a few green papers (no amount is too small) to help, click here to go to Dexter’s GoFundMe page. If you cannot help monetarily, will you please send prayers and POTP and share this information on all your social media accounts. Thank you.

Purrs and paw-pats, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

We aalso are joining Feline Friday at Comedy Plus. Click on their badge to join the hop.




N.J. Bill to criminalize declawing.The very first cat that Dad Tom and I brought into our lives was a brown tabby and white kitten. It was the mid-80s. We named our kitten Skooter. He was the son of a stray that friends had taken into their home. His dad, Tubby, was their neighbor’s cat.

Skooter was five months old when we brought him home. He was a sweet and gentle cat, but we did something terrible to him. We had his front claws removed! I am ashamed to admit this, but we didn’t know any better at the time.

I don’t remember who suggested we do this or why we decided to do it. Even though I had no idea what declawing entailed, I always felt guilty about doing this to my boy.

Of course, now I know that declawing involves amputation of the last bone of each toe. That’s like removing a human finger at the first knuckle. Just the thought of it makes me cringe.

It recently came to my attention that the state of New Jersey’s Assemblyman, Troy Singleton, has introduced legislation to criminalize declawing in his state.  Those who perform declawing would face a fine of up to $1,000 or six months in jail, according to the provisions of the New Jersey Anti-Declaw Bill A3899.

Over 25,000 individuals (including myself) have signed a petition, begun by The Paw Project*, in support of Bill A3899. Won’t you please add your signature? Click here to go to to read more and sign the petition.

Thank you!


N.J. Bill to criminalize declawing.


The Paw Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists to increase public awareness about animal welfare and animal cruelty issues related to the declawing of cats.