Meow Monday 

Cats don’t get the idea of personal space, or as I call it, stay out of my hula hoop. Eating lunch can be particularly trying. They don’t really want my lunch, they both want to sit on my lap and get mad at each other because they both want the same spot.

Meow Monday 2 cats sitting on my lap
What you don’t see is Jezebel to the left perched on the arm of the couch. She doesn’t want my lunch either, she wants my napkin. She has a weird fixation on paper, especially tissue paper, tissues, and napkins. She stands on one end, bites the paper, tears off a strip, and eats it like a strand of spaghetti. As you can imagine, it’s not something we want her to do. We’re afraid if she eats too much she’ll end up with a blockag. She’s always on the hunt for any paper that accidentally gets left out.

At least I never have to eat alone.

Meet C3Po, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!

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C3PO is a 3-year-old male domestic shorthair who needs a new home. This handsome guy would love to meet you. Come to the Cattery at Lollypop Farm and see if he’s the one for you.

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Foster Kitten Meow Monday

It’s Foster Kitten Meow Monday

One of the perks of working at my local human society is getting to have kittens in our office. These two little kittens needed another week to gain a few more ounces so they can be spayed and neutered before they are available for adoption. By opening our office up for these two cuties we have more space in the shelter for other homeless kittens and cats.

This time of year is known as kitten season and in our area it usually runs from spring until late fall. One unspayed female cat can have 2 to 3 litters per year with 1 to 8 kittens per litter. If those kittens aren’t spayed and neutered and go on to have multiple litters of their own, you can see how it can quickly get out of hand.

On a happy note, these adorable little kittens will be spayed or neutered and get adopted. You can do your part to keep the cat population down by making sure your pets are spayed or neutered. There are lots of low cost programs for spaying and neutering your pets and a simple Google search will help you find helpful resources in your area.

Lollypop Farm has an affordable low cost spay and neuter program called SNIP, information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on their website.

Meet Myrna, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.
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Little Miss Myrna is 7 pounds of fur and purr. She’s a 5-year-old female domestic longhair mix. This pretty girl would love a new home with places to curl up and nap. A window sill or two where she could watch the birds and squirrels wouldn’t be bad, either. Come meet this little one at Lollypop Farm!

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Draw Me Like One of Your French Cats

Who knew Snuffy has been saying ‘Draw me like one of your French cats all this time. I sure didn’t.

In case you didn’t know, Snuffy is kind of a big deal.  Well, at least to us he is. Now that he’s on Instagram, he’s acquired some new fans and one of his very talented followers drew this amazing picture of Snuffy.

Artist rendering of snuffy - Draw me like one of your French catsPhoto of snuffy Draw me like one of your French cats

If Snuffy could talk, he’d say he it’s purrfect!

I’m not saying I’m jealous, but Snuffy has a lot fewer followers on Instagram than I do, but he gets way more likes on his Instagram pics than I ever do.  At least he doesn’t let his Instagram fame go to his head. He’s still the same old cat who insists I pet him without stopping and walk him on a leash.

Here is another handsome kitty,  Jackson, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!
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Jackson is a 4-year-old male domestic longhair mix who is a big scaredy cat. He’s looking for a quiet home where he can be your one and only pet. Come meet this beautiful boy with the big black splotch on his nose at Lollypop Farm!

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Hanes is Making it Easy to Give Back this Earth Day #UnderwearOnUs

It’s easy to give back this Earth Day with Hanes and Give Back Box®! Seriously, you’re going to love how easy this is.

Give Back This Earth Day with Hanes

Hanes has partnered with Give Back Box® for a special way to celebrate Earth Day and help out those in need. Every donation to Give Back Box® provides most essentials to those who need them most. But while you can’t donate underwear to non-profit organizations (for obvious reasons), people still need it. That’s why for every full outfit you donate to Give Back Box®, Hanes will donate new underwear to those who need them the most.

Hanes and Give Back Box® have made this program so easy for you! We all have extra clothes in our closets that for various reasons, we don’t need any longer. Take a few minutes to go through your closets and find those clothes you no longer need. Pack your clothes into a shippable box, print out a prepaid label and send that box on its way to help someone in need. Hanes will do their part by donating, underwear to help people in need. Helping people in need and keeping clothes out of landfills is a win-win for everyone. You can find all the details at Hanes.com.

Please help Hanes donate up to 1,000 pairs of underwear to those in need! #UnderwearOnUs

 

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5 Reasons to Foster a Pet

Spring brings warmer weather, green grass, flowers, and kittens. Kitten season is coming, which means your local shelters and rescues are going to be filled with kittens who are to young to adopt out and need a foster home for a short time. 

5 Reasons to Foster A Pet 

You may not realize it, but there are countless animals in your own community that may need a temporary home. Maybe it’s a nursing mother cat with a litter of kittens who needs a safe warm and loving place to flourish and thrive until the kittens are old enough to be adopted and then the mother cat will be spayed and placed in a loving home as well. It could be a heartworm positive dog who needs a quiet place to recuperate during his treatment.  Don’t forget small animals like rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs. They often need fostering until they are old enough to be adopted. 

If you’ve ever thought about fostering, here are 5 reasons you should foster a pet in need.

Who Doesn’t Love Baby Animals?

5 reasons to foster a pet

Seriously, who can resist cute kittens and puppies? Believe me, I struggle to resist all day long.

When You Foster A Pet in Your Home, You Are Making Room For Another Pet In Need.

By fostering an animal in your home, you are helping to open up a spot in that animal shelter or rescue organization for another animal in need. You aren’t just helping the animal(s) in your care, your help directly impacts another pet in a positive way. How cool is that?

5 reasons to foster a pet in need

Fostering Teaches Your Children Empathy and Responsibility.

pets encourage empathy and caring in children

There is lots of research available on how beneficial pet ownership is for everyone. Children raised with pets learn empathy and responsibility and how to be gentle and caring with animals that need our help.

You Just May Find Your New Best Friend.

5 reasons to foster a pet

Foster failure may become a familiar term to you. It doesn’t mean you have failed as a foster parent, it means that you are now the proud pet parent of your new best friend. Way to go!

It Feels So Darn Good!

It really does! Taking care of an animal in need, whether it’s for a couple short weeks or a month or more, and seeing them flourish under your loving care is an amazing experience. Knowing you are giving them a second chance at a wonderful future with their forever family feels damn good.

You can check with your local humane society or rescue groups to find out what you need to do to get started fostering pets in need in your community. It just may turn out to be one of the best things you’ve ever done.

Fostering a pet is great, but so is adopting a pet. Which brings me to Sombra, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week!


Sombra #34192155

Sombra is a 3-year-old female domestic shorthair who’s looking for a new home. This is her second stay at Lollypop Farm through no fault of her own. She was brought in as a stray and adopted but her new humans had allergy problems and had to bring her back. We’d love to find her a home where everything works out for her for a long time to come. Come meet her and all her feline friends at Lollypop Farm!

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