Friday, February 19, 2016


I need my mojo back.  Mojo - The word originally means a charm or a spell. But now its more commonly said meaning sex appeal or talent.

One of the questions Brother Wease, the radio guy, asked me when I did my stint last Friday, was what do you have to write about every day on your blog?  I told him ‘ stuff ‘.  ‘ cat stuff ‘.  I am terrible when it comes to tooting my own horn.  Not that I have talent – some posts are better than others, most to me, are boring.  I struggle many times to find something to write.  But I’ve done it since 2008.  That’s eight years of blogging.  I’ve gained a few new readers, and lost some.  I’ve had people over the years, just a handful thank God, who have asked me to take their names off the ‘list’.  To me that was mean because they could have helped in spreading the word about some of the cats I’ve listed that needed a human’s help.  Not mean, just maybe unkind, unknowing, not sure.  Then there are others that say they can’t read it because its too sad.  I’ve only written this to enlighten people out there to what is going on under their noses in their own city.  Our City. 

Today though, is another day, where I struggle to find something to write.  In the depth of winter, where the snow is still over two feet high everywhere you go, with piles way over my head, and bitter temps like this morning – 9 degrees, no one is out there but the cats, so the posts I write don’t have much excitement in them.  I can only tell you about the cats I see day in and day out, the ones that are waiting for me, the ones that run to me when I make that kissy sound.  The ones that are missing, that I haven’t seen since before the storm Tuesday. 

I would love for someone to use your talent and write something for me to post.  Share a story of your adoption – you could have adopted that cat from me, or from someone else – even your dog.  I love dogs as much as I love cats.  But it’s the homeless cats that you see out there.  The homeless dogs are mostly in shelters already.

So that’s the scoop today.  Again, I would love someone to share a story of how you came to share your love with a homeless animal.  Please write me at and tell me. 

I will be out looking at new cars today – going to lease I think for the first time.  I need very low monthly payments.  I cannot sink any more money into my 10+ year old car.  And the Catmobile Jeep needs $1500 in repairs before inspection next month.  So life is not easy, but I continue to plow through it. 

Thanks for reading all these years.

Below is a little more stuff to read about our animals and their hearing that I found interesting!

Have a great day.

Humans and cats have a similar range of hearing on the low end of the scale, but cats can hear much higher-pitched sounds, up to 64 kHz, which is 1.6 octaves above the range of a human, and even 1 octave above the range of a dog.  When listening for something, a cat's ears will swivel in that direction; a cat's ear flaps  can independently point backwards as well as forwards and sideways to pinpoint the source of the sound. Cats can judge within three inches (76 mm) the location of a sound being made one yard (91 cm) away this can be useful for locating their prey.
It is a common misconception that all white cats with blue eyes are deaf. This is not true, as there are many blue-eyed cats with perfect hearing. However, white cats with blue eyes do have slightly higher incidences of genetic deafness than white cats of other eye colors.  White cats having one blue and one other-colored eye are called "odd-eyed" and may be deaf on the same side as the blue eye.  This is the result of the yellow iris pigmentation rising to the surface of only one eye, as blue eyes are normal at birth before the adult pigmentation has had a chance to express itself in the eye(s).

1 comment:

  1. Janine,

    You do an Excellent job with your Blog. Stop under estimating yourself. Have no idea how you find time to work a fulltime job, Do all your Cat Feeding % Rescuing, and Blog. You are utterly Amazing!(Cat Angel). Thank you very much for all your daily sacrifices which are making a Huge difference in the lives of every Cat fortunate enough to cross your path.

    Walt Simoni