Category Archives: felids

After Frank’s death, his fosterer adopts a new kitten

How about looking at a few pictures of kittens this afternoon? Although Anna (the British human, not Anna the Duck Farmer) didn’t intend to keep Frank, the kitten she fostered before his liver surgery, she was shattered when he died under the knife; and it’s pretty clear she would have given him a forever home […]

International Cat Day: Readers’ cats

Here are all the readers’ cat photos I received up to noon Chicago time. All comments by readers are indented. The first is from Elizabeth Belyavin: This is my granddaughter Hazel’s cat, Clover. She was abandoned when very young and pregnant, stayed at a rescue centre until her kittens were weaned and rehomed and is […]

Frank the Kitten died

UPDATE: See two rounds of added pictures at the bottom. __________ It is with the utmost sadness, and tears in my eyes, that I must report that Frank the Kitten died in surgery yesterday. It’s especially sad because we all had great hopes for him, because a CT scan had shown that he had an […]

Frank is getting his operation today

Thanks to the generous readers here, we raised £2000 pounds for Feline Friends London, half of which is going for an operation to save the life of Frank, a young kitten who needs a liver shunt. He’s going under the knife even as I write, and we all wish him luck (the chances of success […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I’m getting a bit antsy about my waning tank of photos, so if you have some, please send them in. Today we have an unusual contribution: the cats of Key West, in particular those associated with Ernest Hemingway’s house. As you remember, I featured some of these cats, many of whom are polydactylous, last Caturday. […]

You helped save Frank the Kitten’s life

A few weeks ago I made one of my sporadic appeals for funds for the Official Website Charity™: Feline Friends London. This was a cat-specific appeal, meant to raise about £1000 for an operation to save Frank, a 15-week-old kitten with a liver issue that caused seizures. His owners, who didn’t have the dosh, turned […]

Donations to Frank the Kitten more than double the amount requested; his life saved and many other cats helped

On July 1, I asked readers to contribute a few pounds toward saving the life of Frank the Kitten, who had a fatal liver issue that could almost certainly be cured with an operation. In fact, his owners, who could not afford the operation, sadly gave their beloved kitten to Feline Friends London (FFL; our […]

Please donate to save Frank the Kitten’s life

Yesterday I appealed to readers to donate just one or a few pounds to save the life of a kitten, Frank, who needs an operation that will almost certainly save his life. If you can spare as little as one pound to give to Feline Friends London (FFL), please read the post and dig down […]

An appeal for funds to save the life of Frank the kitten

As you may recall, our Official Website Charity™ is Feline Friends London, a stray-cat rescue organization that relies entirely on volunteer work and which uses 100% of donated funds to rescue cats, foster them, and adopt them out, with most of the dosh going for vet bills. I am a patron of this organization. Today […]

Hawaii: Days 11 and 12

It’s Aloha Friday, the day of the week when many Hawaiian businesspeople wear aloha clothing instead of suits or businesswear. To wit: Aloha Friday actually came from Hawaii’s clothing industry. In the 1940s businessmen always wore a suit and tie. In 1946 the City and County of Honolulu allowed their employees to wear sports shirts during […]