MAX, formerly known-as, Mr. Gray & White

MAX showed up in the neighborhood about the middle of December, 2013.  Obviously a tame cat.

Now after many cold snaps, he lives in my garage where he’s got a warm bed, food and litter.  But the critter can’t stay here because I have three female cats already.

And, as a [formerly] unneutered male, MAX kept spraying the garage.  When I let him in the house he squatted to pee on one of my area rugs and sprayed who knows where — the smell told me what was going on.  So back to the garage for MAX.

BUT kitties being smart little beings, my females suddenly learned to ‘mark’ territory.  eek!!

Outside for all the cats, rugs to the laundry, me turning out lights and going around with a black light to find the stinky spots so I could spray them with cat-urine-neutralizing spray.  I’m using the Arm & Hammer brand and it works pretty good.

So, obviously I can’t keep MAX.  He is now neutered, has all his shots, been bathed and treated for fleas and ticks — so soon its off to the Kyle PAWS no-kill shelter.

If you want a wonderful, healthy, 2 to 3-year-old male cat, please check him out at the Kyle PAWS shelter.

He is a sweet, tractable cat and needs a good home.  He was my Christmas Kitty and I’m glad I was able to save this little beast.  God help all lost cats and if my darlings go missing, I dearly hope someone will pick them up and care for them too.

A Prayer for Lost Pets



Mr. Gray and White has been seeming to get on OK and looking very well cared for.  Which made me think he lives nearby and just circles the neighborhood looking for handouts.

BUT — on this cold night, when we are forecasted to have over night temps in the teens — Mr. G&W is still out in the street.

He comes to me when I call ‘kitty-kitty’ and he rolls around like he wants me to rub his tummy.  So I finally got my hands on him and put him in the garage with food, litter and a box set on a storage tub to get it off the floor, I lined it with newspapers and an old bath mat.

In the process, of handling the cat, he pushed on my bare arms with his back feet and did not scratch me.  So I thought he was declawed front and back.  But he has his claws.

A local vet scanned him  for a micro-chip and told me that his claws are intact.


Near Jacobs Well Rd & Woodacre Dr in North Woodcreek

DSH – Adult male, uncut

White mostly with pretty gray patches — about 11 pounds — compact body.

A fighter — scars on nose, bumps on head.

A complainer — meows all the time.

Wants to come in the house.

Contact this website for info.

Cats in Disasters

Ohh — here we go again.  The Superstorm Sandy that demolished so many homes on the East Coast, also left cats and dogs in perilous conditions.  Now, comes the news of pets that have been rescued but remain separate from their people.

We also see good news coverage of  reunions between cats and kids in the midst of apocalyptic loss.

When thinking of making donations to the Red Cross, also consider donating to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or the The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).  See HSUS rescue video.  Both agencies take action during disasters to rescue and house lost pets.

But many others work too on behalf of the animals.  I especially love the news that Chef, Rachael Ray, donated $500,000 to the ASPCA for rental on a building where animals are being housed pending reunion with owners.  In addition to the cash, she also donated 4 tons of her branded dog food to the animals, and $100,000 to food banks for humans.

PetSmart Charites also works on behalf of animals in disaster areas.

PetSmart Charities has a strong commitment to assisting pets affected by large-scale natural disasters and man-made emergencies. Since 2004, PetSmart Charities has funded nearly $8 million in emergency relief grants.

Petco Foundation

The Petco Foundation also serves animal needs but its program is not as fully visible as others.

 Save the pets!



Beautiful, well-groomed, trimmed claws,  orange tabby readily came to me and let me pick her up.  Very trusting kitty.  I got food for her, put her in a cat carrier but could not take her home because of my own three cats who do not take to new cats at all.

I took her to the San Marcos Animal Shelter.  They scanned her for a microchip and she did not have one.  While in a shelter cage, she easily interacted with a dog.

This cat should not be put down but the San Marcos Shelter will do that by October 12, if she is not claimed or adopted.

Please go get her!

Emily S Carter

My two beautiful little girl kitties came from ARF -- a rescue service in Wimberley. Maddie Bell, in the header photo, likes to help me make the bed.

Shelter cats are the best!


Making a difference to pet owners looking for their lost cat [or dog] – this is a place to post information about your animal and to provide contact information -- see the Lost Cat page.

Its also home to cat and dog stories -- see The Literary Cat page.


All text and images © copyright 2011 Emily S. Carter. All rights reserved.
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