Published in 1980, there are nine sections to The World of Farley Mowat, each of which contains excerpts from one of more of Mowat’s published writings. Selections are grouped in chronological order. As such, given how much of Mowat’s writings were based on his own life, The World of Farley Mowat not only provides readers exposure to a variety of his writings but also a glimpse into his personal life. Indeed, the autobiographical sections are my favorite. These include Saskatchewan, Tide of War, parts of Northern Territories, Siberia, and parts of The Rock and The Deeps. Although his childhood life … Continue reading Review: The World of Farley Mowat
On February 8, I participated in the first online cat behavior conference hosted by the Community Cats Podcast. The conference featured two certified cat behavior consultants, Tabitha Kucera and Rachel Geller. These ladies spoke on several topics, three of which I’ll highlight here. A registered veterinary technician and a certified cat behavior training consultant, Tabitha Kucera is also certified in feline-friendly handling by both Fear Free and the Low Stress Handling University. I have interviewed her three times: Chip the Agility Cat, Kitten Kindergarten, Why Clicker Train Cats?. In her presentations for CCP Behavior Day, she talked about the importance … Continue reading 2020 Online Behavior Day
I ended 2020 by writing that the milestones for my cat consulting business were continuing to accumulate. Before that list becomes too lengthy, I want to share milestones from the past few months, the biggest being my first paying clients. Read on to hear all my exciting news! Develop New Working Relationships Back in my days as a book review blogger, I felt honored when authors, publicists, and/or publishers contacted me about a review. It showed that my name and my work were getting recognized. By the same token, I felt honored when Elizabeth Burr of Preferred Pet Partners emailed … Continue reading My First Paying Clients And Other Milestones
While studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behavior Counselling, Sarah Ellis, discovered that she loved learning about cats. At the same time, she realized that there were so many questions about this “wonderful species” and that she … Continue reading Interview with Feline Behavior Specialist, Dr. Sarah Ellis
Contributed by BusyBee Cleaning Service Over 40 million homes count pets among their occupants, which means there are many people cleaning up after their animals. Pet accidents, vomit, and everyday occurrences like hairballs and shed fur make things challenging for pet owners. If you can relate to this, follow these tips when cleaning your home and things will be much simpler and more harmonious. Potty training is one of the best things pet owners can do to make their lives easier. It should take place within the first 90 days and if successful, should prevent indoor accidents. If small pets … Continue reading Guest Post: Cleaning Tips For Homes With Pets
Meet Ozzie and Lantern. They were attendees at Lincoln’s first Kitten Kindergarten, which I offered last January through early February. Four-month-old Ozzie is a foster fail that the Babkas have cared for since she was one day old. According to … Continue reading Kitten Kindergarten Was A Success
With the new year upon us, I’d like to mention a couple of Christmas purchases that I neglected to share in my last Rainy update: the 2020 Cats of the World Annual Weekly Planner and a cat sling While the … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Calendars, Slings, and Kindergarten!
In 2003, Dan Spehar and his wife started feeding four kittens that appeared at their house. Although they had intermittently fed single stray cats previously, they had never encountered a group of cats coming around together. Dan and his wife … Continue reading How One Cat Colony Led to the Together Initiative for Ohio’s Community Cats
The circumstances of life can sometimes inspire an unexpected choice. After Stacy LeBaron moved to Vermont, she wanted to continue to be involved with community cat programs, but “living in rural Vermont made it hard to get involved with another … Continue reading When Life Throws a Curve Ball … Start a Podcast!
An ordinary moment can start an extraordinary movement. In 2011, a fellow rescuer asked Nancy Wahl to help increase the number of people in their community involved with Trap-Neuter-Release. The two decided to hold a class and suddenly with two … Continue reading The Extraordinary Community Cat Coalition
If you’ve ever had a shy or fearful cat, a cat that peed outside the box or scratched inappropriately, or a cat that feared the vet office, then kitten kindergarten is for you. Kitten kindergarten is for kittens 7 to … Continue reading Kitten Kindergarten Is Coming To Lincoln!
In this third interview of a three-part series, I interview Dr. Emily Swiniarski, Director of Veterinary Services, Tree House Humane Society. She spoke on the topic of “The Latest on FeLV and FIV” this past June when the Community Cats … Continue reading Talking About FeLV and FIV Cats