Tag Archives: ASPCA

Ninth Cativersary

Nine years ago this week I brought Shelley (formerly “Little Gray”) home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 20 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+, the last of which might explain the “owner surrender” notation on her adoption papers. Shelley was so freaked out upon arrival in my apartment that she first tried to escape by climbing up ...

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Seventh Cativersary

Seven years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+. And she was so freaked out on the first day in my apartment that she tried to escape by climbing the chimney. Today she’s a healthy ten pounds and the friendliest cat I’ve ever worked for, if ...

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Sixth Cativersary

Six years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+.  Today she’s a healthy ten pounds and the friendliest cat I’ve ever owned, if also the quietest. As I like to do on this date, I encourage you to visit your local shelter and consider adopting an ...

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