Meow Monday

One of the benefits of working at an animal shelter is you get some pretty cool office mates. This is Mike, he’s sharing our office for a bit.   

He’s super helpful, as you can see. Here he is checking out some new merchandise for the gift shop. 

They are now Mike approved. 
When he’s not hanging out on the desk, he likes to sleep in Molly’s bed. You can bet she won’t be too happy about that. 


But the best part is taking a few minutes break to snuggle with this little guy. I think all offices should have a few cats around. They are the purrfect the way to help relieve work stress. 

Mike says it’s time to meet Willow, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week

Willow #30284245
Willow is a 5 year old female domestic shorthair mix who would love to be adopted so that she can start her career as a professional lap warmer. She’s quite good at it, once she gets to know you! Come meet her at Lollypop Farm!


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Meow Monday 

In an attempt to get more organized, and to clear out clutter, I purchased a couple of jewelry trays. Besides looking better than a pile of jewelry, it might make it easier in the mornings to find what I want. 

Of course, the cats thought this was a wonderful time to help me go through it all, especially Jezebel. I finally had to shoo them all out of the room so I could finish. 


Meet our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week


Parkleigh is a 3-year-old female domestic shorthair mix who would love to be in a nice quiet home instead of a busy cattery. She’s kind of shy but, when the food comes out, so does she! Come meet her at Lollypop Farm!


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Meow Monday

After last week’s issue with her canned cat food, Rosie is eating again. Wegmans restocked the one flavor of Fancy Feast she liked and it was a different expiration date. So, yes, I was that crazy cat lady fishing through cans of cat food to find the right date so Rosie would eat again. 

The tree is down and Snuffy misses it. Underneath and behind the tree is his favorite place to sleep from the time it goes up until we take it down. It was his 15th Christmas and I’m very aware that we won’t have him around for many more. I wish he could live forever.  

He’s definitely a one of a kind kitty. It was 15 years ago this Christmas that we went to Lollypop Farm to adopt a kitten for our daughter and found Snuffy. He was the funniest looking kitten with so much personality, he was irresistible. Adopting him was one of the best decisions we ever made. 

Now meet our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week


Josiah is a 10 year old male domestic longhair mix who’s looking for a quiet home where he can warm a lap or two. He’s going to do best as your one and only pet. Josiah is available free of charge to approved adopters, age 60 and over, through Lollypop Farm’s Seniors-for-Seniors program.


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Dear Fancy Feast

Dear Fancy Feast,

This is my cat Rosie. 

Isn’t she lovely?  

Although we can have a harder time communicating with her because she is deaf, she makes her likes and dislikes known. 
One of her likes is this one, and I mean the only one, flavor of canned cat food that she will eat. There is no other flavor of Fancy Feast she will eat, no other brand of cat food she will eat. Just the Fancy Feast Minced Turkey. 

So imagine my dismay when several months ago she turned up her nose in disgust at her dinner. The night before she gobbled it right up. The followong night she ate it no problem. Then the next two nights again she acted like I had put down the worst swill in the world and backed away in disgust.

On a hunch, I went to the recycle bin and pulled out the empty cans from the past several days. Hmmmm…. Low and behold, there were different dates on the bottoms so that meant they were from different batches. I went to the party and found a can with the older dates that she’d been eating and a newer date and opened them both and set them down in front of her. She wouldn’t touch the food from the newer batch but ate the other one without any problem. Mystery solved. 

I went to the grocery store and took out every can of minced turkey and checked the dates. The cans with the proper date I took and left the others behind for the other cats of the world who weren’t so discerning. It was really one of my finer moments, looking through the one flavor of cat food for the correct lot number because my cat was so particular she could even tell which can contained the food that had somehow strayed from the recipe making it unfit for her to eat. This may have been when my husband mentioned that time I noticed he’d added a tiny bit of maple syrup to his usually delicious baked potaot salad recipe making it completely inedible for me and how these situations were similar. I pretended I couldn’t hear him as I shuffled cans around looking for the proper dates. 

Fortunately, once that particular lot sold out and there were cans on the shelf with a new date, everything went back to normal for Rosie. 

You might be wondering why I’m bringing it up now, it’s because it’s happened again. Rosie won’t eat the most recent batch of Fancy Feast Minced Turkey. Something is off with this batch, which means I have to act like a crazy cat lady once again looking through every can of minced turkey on the shelves to find cans with a different date than August 2017. 

If you are looking for someone to do quality control on the Minced Turkey, and only the Minced Turkey, then Rosie is your girl. Otherwise it would be nice if every single batch of minced turkey was exactly perfect every single time because Rosie will know if it isn’t.  


Elle Burton 

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My 2015 Instagram Recap

Each year, I post my Instagram recap. It’s fun to look back over the past year and, as usual, it’s lots of cats and Disney. Pretty much how I roll. Here is my 2015 Instagram Recap.



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