You’ll Never Walk Alone-An Inspiring Story of God’s Grace

Here he is napping with his female friend (she is fixed).

Have you ever felt alone?  Loneliness is something we all experience from time to time during our life’s journey.  Where it stems from can vary- maybe you are becoming an empty nester for the first time, or moving away (new kid on the block syndrome) or have suffered the loss of a companion.  Maybe you have even been hurt or abandoned.  Maybe you long for good friends to share life with.  Whatever the circumstance, feeling lonely is a pretty common thing (I guess you could say we are not really alone, as others experience it too ;)).       I have experienced that lonely feeling several times in the past year.  One such time that comes to mind is after my dog died in late July of 2012.  Actually … Continue Reading

Cats in the Snow (How the Colony Survived Winter) Photos & Video!

Feral Cat Playing in the Snow

It’s (sort of) Wordless Wednesday (where I keep any writing simple).  I am sharing some photos and 1 video update of the feral cat colony for those of you who have been following their story.  The photos/video show just a few of the remaining feral cats that are comfortable with me now.  Since last Summer several have been adopted.  Those that were not used to contact with me before Winter hit, must be taking up shelter.  I have not seen a lot of them roaming as I did in warmer weather (there were around 30 cats roaming the neighborhood at the end of Summer 2012). I don’t know how the others fared , but I am happy to say that the regulars I work with have made it through their … Continue Reading

Cat Colony Christmas Photos (Their First Christmas)

For the un-adopted cat colony cats that live outside and love their human caregivers, 4 little stockings with a can of fish in each were hung on their "house" (one of the large winter shelters we built that a few of them share).

One last set of photos to share from Christmas for (mostly) Wordless Wednesday.  If you have been keeping up with my blog, then by now you know about my efforts to help a Feral and Stray Cat Colony issue in my neighborhood.  All of the photos today are of colony cats.  Some of them are the outside ones we help, and some of them are indoor ones that have now been adopted.  This was their first Christmas! We wanted to bring a little joy to their lives.  If you would like to read more about the colony cats I care for and their stories, you can click HERE to be taken to the archives, or just look for the Cat Colony tab on my website.  Looking out for the welfare … Continue Reading

Cat Tales-A Christmas Tree for Tangerine

Calico Cat under the Christmas Tree

  Once upon a time there was a funny little calico cat named Tangerine.  Tangerine didn’t have a home and lived outside with a group of other homeless feral cats (feral meaning not used to human contact).  One day in the summer Tangerine decided to hide under the lounge chair where a girl sat outside reading books and giving love to some of the other cats  that Tangerine knew.  Tangerine would sometimes bat at the girl from under the chair, as she was a very silly and playful kitten.   She was starving and skinny and needed some help because her fur was falling out and she had sores all over.  She was pretty much a mess.  So she reached out to the girl, who helped her get to the … Continue Reading

Cat Linky Party, Giveaway, & Special Video Creation for Feral Cat Day!

National Feral Cat Day FB

It’s here! National Feral Cat Day 2012!  This is my first time ever participating in an event like this.  See below for a cat linky party for you bloggers ( I want to hear your cat stories too!), a very special creative video I made, and a Free gifts giveaway-all to celebrate this cause.   Why am I doing all this special stuff for Feral Cat Day?  Well, it hits close to home, (literally haha) as a feral cat colony seemingly showed up out of nowhere in my backyard and neighborhood late April of 2012.  When I saw that first adorable kitty in the rain one day, I thought he was the only one.  Within a couple of weeks or less, I realized I was wrong.  There were at least … Continue Reading

Meet Apollo! Feral Cat of the Week

Apollo-Feral Cat of the Week

This week’s featured outdoor colony cat is a sweet boy that I named Apollo.  I have a soft spot in my heart for him because of his sweet nature, but also because he looks so much like the very first cat that started this whole thing, Courage.  (Click on the word Courage at left to read the story of how this all began.) Courage disappeared before he was supposed to be taken in to get spayed.  It’s been almost 2 months now, so I am thinking he is gone for good :(  but that is for another story.  I think it is possible that Courage and Apollo are brothers.       For one thing, Apollo is the only other cat from this colony that has a long and lanky, … Continue Reading

Meet Pumpkin! Feral Cat of the Week Part 2

Pumpkin the feral cat

It’s time for Part 2 to the story of Pumpkin, who is our feral cat of the week.  If you missed part one and want some cute pictures and an introduction to her, please click HERE   When I first met Pumpkin she was very skinny. Many of the feral cats in this colony looked like they were starving.  As I mentioned in Part 1 of the story, I have some funny things to share and one tragic one.  I want to end on a pleasant note, so I will start with the tragedy.   I didn’t know it at the time, but when Pumpkin came to me this Spring, she was already pregnant.  You couldn’t tell because she was so skinny.  Once she started getting used to me and … Continue Reading

Meet Pumpkin-Feral Cat of the Week-Part 1

Meet Pumpkin-Feral Cat of the Week

If you are new to my blog and are wondering what is up with this cat thing I am doing, we have a feral cat colony problem in my neighborhood.  No one else (that I know of) is helping, and being the animal lover/compassionate person that I am, I (and my caring family members) had to do something about the problem.  These cats are not all my indoor pets, but I am their outdoor caregiver I guess you could say.  If you would like to read the story about a cat called “Courage” and how this colony thing began, just click HERE for part 1, and HERE for part 2.   This week I want to introduce you to a pretty calico cat named Pumpkin Patch aka “Pumpkin“.   How … Continue Reading

Meet Fluffy! – Feral Cat of the Week

Fluffy has eyes that are outlined in black and it looks like she wears a little mask :)

If you have been following my blog, by now you have heard about Fluffy several times-mostly due to the stories about the birth of her kittens.  If you want to catch up on any of these stories you may have missed, you can find them all filed under the tab “The Cat Colony” at www.weliveinspired.com.  Fluffy was also mentioned in last week’s cat story about how the colony began and you can read that by clicking HERE if you wish     Fluffy was the second kitten I “tamed” from the feral cat colony that essentially lives behind our backyard (and I have a feeling there are a lot more in the woods and all around the vicinity).  She came to me for help and affection, and of course I … Continue Reading

A Cat Called Courage (or how the colony began) Part 2

Meet Courage

  This is Part 2 of the story of a charity that landed right in my backyard.  This is how the cat colony (that I didn’t even know existed) began.  This is the story of a cat called Courage!  If you missed Part 1, make sure to read that first by clicking here : A Cat Called Courage (or how the colony began) Part 1   May was in full bloom and this first little beautiful cat that shyly approached me behind the garden (at the rhubarb patch) had become a fast friend of mine.  It wasn’t long before I noticed he had a little friend.  As I would go meet “Courage” by the bushes each day I started to notice this fluffy little kitten (probably 4 months old) behind … Continue Reading

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