Saturday, August 1, 2009

First time blog

This is my first blog ever, so be patient with me, please.
I named this blog starfish after the famous Starfish story by Loren Eisley from his book Throwing Stars. In essence, the story relates a person on the beach at low tide watching a young person picking up and throwing starfish back into the ocean. When asked why throw the starfish into the ocean, the answer is to save them. But there are miles of beach and thousands of starfish, they can't all be saved, you can't make a difference. The youngster picks up another and replies "It makes a difference to that one."
That's what my husband and I try to do, make a difference to one at a time. We do TNR (trap, neuter and return) for a small colony of feral cats that comes to our house. Anytime we catch a kitten or a tamable cat, we tame them and put them up for adoptions. Tamed ferals are unique, they are not instant cats, but they can bond as strongly with you as any cat born and raised in your home. If you are interested in adopting one, we have some available, as well as some adult fosters that were never feral, and some we are about to catch for taming. As I go along, I intend to post their stories and pictures.
But this blog is also about other interests, such as crafts, Christmas, stories, crochet, knit, recipes, even video games. You name it, I've probably got an interest in it, or at least an opinion, so let's see what happens down the road, shall we?


  1. What a wonderful thing to do! There is nothing like a happy cat being a companion for someone.

  2. I adopted a semi feral rescue about 2 years ago and she is great, still skittish at times but a true lovey most of the time....Kudos to you for your work.