Your Afternoon Animal Fix

by Prince Of Petworth November 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm 12 Comments

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos or news please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool. I can’t guarantee I’ll get them all posted but I’ll do my best.  I’m aware not everyone loves pets.  But they bring me (and others) a lot of pleasure.  It’s cool, hold tight, a new post is coming in a half hour, you can make it!

Photo by PoPville flickr user pablo.raw

A very modest squirrel sent in by Diego.

And a for those looking to adopt a cat, a reader writes:

“Porch Kitty wants YOU! To take her home and spend 16 hours a day skritching her ears, that is. Thanks to the good folks at WARL, she has a clean bill of health and infertility. She is the most deserving-of-a-home cat I’ve ever met.”

  • AWard

    3 home runs today.

  • Anonymous

    Look how much Porch Kitty has filled out since her last PoP appearance just six weeks ago! http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2010/10/your-afternoon-animal-fix-15/#more-24319

    Back then, she would startle and bolt and generally act like an alley cat. Now, she paws the door, and talks to us, and tries to come inside. It’s sweet, and sad. I sure hope someone’s looking to adopt today…

  • FentonH

    Porch Kitty looks awesome – what’s the 411 on adopting her?

    • Anonymous

      PoP can give you my email address. Drop me a line, and I’d be happy to introduce you to her. I also have her health docs from WARL.
      She’s not MY cat… I just feed her behind my house. “Adopting” her pretty much means “plucking her off the street and taking her home”. Though a purely voluntary donation to WARL would be a nice thing.

  • anon

    I think it is very heart warming to hear you have done what you can. We have been adopted by 5 such cats now for several years, which we now consider “semi-alley” cats. They get annual check ups, daily water and food, flea medication, and we even set up heated beds in plastic storage boxes for each of them under our porch every winter. We now employ a person to feed them while we are away because we can’t think to them going without. I only wish we could take every one of these we see, so I do hope someone comes thru.

    • Anonymous

      That’s very admirable, but wow, it must cost a lot to do all that (by my estimates, $2000/year at least!). For that much I’d at least want to be able to cuddle with them.

    • PetworthRes

      My porch pets wanted me to ask about the heated beds – how did you do that?!? I made mine an insulated box (small box inside larger box with bubble wrap in between) but your setup seems deluxe.

      Porch kitty is super adorable, hope someone can give her a home!

      • PetworthRes

        …let me try that again – here’s the link to me porch pets

        • MP

          bad link..

    • saf

      We have 5 semi-ferals on the porch too. 4 torties and a tabby. I’m be interested in hearing about the heated beds.

  • anon

    I’ll post something on Wednesday about where we got them, etc. They are simple heating elements with a fleece cover that adjust to the cats temps and “turn on” when they lay on them. We got each of them (and one guest room) a container box and craved a hole in front so they can get in and out and a small hole in the back for the cord.

    We have two gray cats, two mixed white/gray and one tabby too. I wonder if they are the same colony? :)

  • twt

    Here is the link to Amazon and the heated cat beds referenced above:


    Sorry, I can’t seem to get this to actually be a hyperlink.

    I was happy to hear that there are so many people caring for the alley cats….


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