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- member since September 19, 2007
So, have you kept reading all the Anita Blake books? Good for you! I've heard the majority of people have given up, which is why I'm thinking I may not make it through them all, but so far, so good!
Ah, MEOW has a lot of foster homes, but they also have a shelter (which is where I go to do my cleaning and socializing). I think the ferals are spread out between the shelter and the foster homes. With the ferals, even they are very different in how they react to people - some will "fight" (swipe, hiss, growl, even charge), some will hide or run away so you can't even get close.
I see you did end up posting a review! Good for you! :-) I was going to suggest that you don't have to if you don't want to. You can always just follow what other people are reading if you prefer. :-)
Actually, Circus of the Damned will be my 3rd book by Laurel K. Hamilton. I have read the first two Anita Blake books already (though, as with all series, I usually end up reading each one ages after each other!). I've enjoyed the first two Anita Blake books, though I do hear they get really smutty with no plot later on (which is really too bad, because they are - at least so far - quite enjoyable!). I figure I'll read them till I can't take it anymore! ;-)
Ah, well that's lucky about Loch and Cara, then. MEOW does also do TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return), but I think usually if mom comes in with kittens, she'll stay even after the kittens are adopted and we'll work on her to get her socialized. They also hold onto any who are injured, and of course, any friendly cats, who were never really feral.
I still need to come back and reply to your note specifically to me. At the moment, though...
I am here to welcome you to the Booktivity group. Here's how it works. Every month a category is voted on by our members. Depending what the category is for that month, you just need to find a word in the title that fits the category, read that book, and come back and post a review of it. OR, some months, we'll do something a little different. For September, we are reading books that are part of a series, so feel free to let us know if you read a book that is part of a series. Hope you'll join in and have fun!
Hi! I'm sorry I haven't even answered your previous note! I haven't yet started Circus of the Damned. I will be starting it on audio tomorrow - because it's audio, it will take longer than it would if I read it. "csw" is a tag I've added to all the books on my tbr (it's my initials). If you click on one of the top 200 tags, you can then narrow the choices by combining tags. If I'm looking for a specific tag that's in the top 200, and I want to see what I have on my tbr, that's the easiest way to do it. :-)
And thank you about the commitment. I really love my volunteering. It's sometimes hard to get out of bed when I go in on a weekend morning, but once I'm there, it's all good! :-) If only I was rich and didn't have to work... if that was the case, I'd volunteer way more than I do. I put my name down to help out at an adopt-a-thon coming up this weekend. It will be my first one, so hopefully all goes well.
I'm so happy to hear you adopted all yours. haha about Loch Dhu being all loveable, but not overly smart! :-D They really do all have such different personalities... I guess I described my boys, but not their personalities. Io is the smarter of the two, and a little nervous/shy at times, but also friendly (and curious). The nervous/curious sides often battle it out and you can sometimes see the struggle going on in his mind! Angel is not a bright, but very cuddly (at least with me... it wasn't until after I'd brought him home that I discovered he's not that way with everyone!). He will crawl on my shoulder and "hug" me, and he does give kisses, too. :-)
Your two who were ferals - they were still young when you brought them home, so was it not too difficult to get them used to humans? We work with a lot of them at MEOW, and some of them are really tough to crack! There are some that have been there a few years who still will run away... :-(
Ah, ok, so I wanted to tell you about my boys. I guess there's info in my description of me, but the one in my photo is my older boy, Angel, who I adopted at 8 years old (he's now 12). He was there a few months, if I'm remembering correctly. I was debating between two cats, but since Angel was black and older, I went with him, thinking the other boy would get adopted sooner. Even though the other one had also been there a few months, he was actually adopted within a week! :-) (Oh, I was also a volunteer at the shelter at the time, which is how I know that...)
Io, my tuxedo boy, is now 8 (adopted at just over 1 year). The poor guy had been left in a parking lot with another cat and a litter box. I adopted him before I started volunteering.
Currently, I volunteer for a no-kill shelter (the other one where Angel was, does euthanize, but some of the cats sent out to pet stores to be adopted through them, had a much longer chance, which is how Angel and the other one I was looking at managed to be around for so long). Anyway, for the MEOW Foundation, the no-kill shelter, I clean one morning, every 2nd week (and, of course, stick around afterward to visit!), plus I help socialize the shy/feral cats. I love it! If only I could win the lottery and spend so much more of my time doing that, I would be so much happier! :-)
I'd love to hear more about yours, too.
Hi, Lady Shain! I'm from the Canada group and just wanted to stop by to welcome you to the group. It's not a terribly active group, but it tends to comes in spurts. There is a Welcome and Introductions thread if you'd like to introduce yourself there. We also have a review thread if you read anything by a Canadian author. Of course, feel free to contribute to the other threads as well! Enjoy! :-) And thanks for jumping right in with your favourite author.
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you have lined up some serious reading!!! I loaded my ebook reader with a bunch of Dickens and Bronte mostly but I have not added them to my TBR list yet. Dial up is the pits somedays LOL! I would like to do some Shakepspeare but I have had a hard time getting into more than the few I have managed to finish so far.
Very timely note coming on the eve of the season premiere of Bones. :)
Actually, I hesitated starting her books because of the lack of a Seeley Booth character and the fact that I couldn't imagine the TV Tempe having a child. So, I put it off and have gotten involved with Lincoln/Child series. I will put it on my list for my next trip to the library. Thanks for the reminder!