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Poppy’s Plight

by Johnny Summerton


She first came to our attention after we had visited a local show at the village hall organised by a nearby refuge for abandoned dogs and cats.

At the ripe old age of eight Poppy, we were told, had been “rescued” from owners who had over time collected more than 30 dogs, many the result of


Toody and the Jewelry Box

Some years ago my eight year old daughter begged to adopt a cat. One Saturday morning we drove thirty miles to the nearest animal rescue center and toured the cat enclosures for a suitable feline candidate.

We must have looked at sixty cats and not one of them appealed to my daughter. Then, the keeper asked if we would be prepared to spend some time nursing a sick cat


Ahhh, Pets-Gotta Love ‘Em

by Marilyn Mackenzie

I used to be strictly a dog person. We always had dogs or puppies running around our house when I was a kid. We never had any cats or kittens. So as an adult out on my own, I just naturally preferred having a dog. I knew dogs.

Dogs are fun because they treat you as if you are the most important thing or

Animal Rights

The Other Side of the Pet Store Window

Every time I see a shopping mall pet store, I wish I could stand in front of it and show the passersby an elderly Chihuahua named Sophia. Sophia is the reason no one should ever buy an animal from a pet store. Like most dogs for sale in stores, she came from a puppy mill…

When I first met Sophia, I didn’t think she would ever get over



by Kenneth C. Hoffman

Through the years, anyone who had a cat for a pet knows that they can keep you in stitches with the antics they perform. Here are a few amusing anecdotes I have collected.

Mushi lived in Germany during World War II and even though she was well loved, food was hard to come by. Table scraps, sausage casings and an occasional fish head was


My Own Cat Timer

by Kenneth C. Hoffman

I should never have stayed up late Friday night. On Saturday morning I started work an hour earlier than the rest of the week. When seven o’clock rolled around, I hit what I thought was the sleep button, allowing me ten more minutes of slumber, but instead hit the off button. An hour later I was violently awakened by four stiff legs of crazy cat


Morgana, the Claustrophobic Kitty

For over ten years, my family and I have had several cats sharing our home with us. Our first kittens, Tiger and White Sox, came to us from a friend whose own two cats had produced a litter simultaneously and she was in desperate need to find good homes for them. Next to arrive was Bonnie, whom I brought home after seeing some young kids tormenting her. Then Brat Cat