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A Heartfelt, Funny Memoir About How A Kitten Rescue Project Changed One Cynic S Life Journalist Heather Green Was Finally Putting Down Roots In Shiny, Buzzing Manhattan She Loved Her Work And Threw Herself Into Sixty Hour Weeks Once Walking Into A Subway Pole, Getting A Concussion, And Still Going To The Office Her New Boyfriend Matt Lived Across The River In A New Jersey Town That Had None Of The Glamour Of New York She Liked Matt A Lot Yet She Wasn T Sure What To Make Of Weekends In Gritty, Dilapidated Union City But Things Changed The Summer Morning Heather Discovered A Beautiful Stray Cat And Her Three Black And White Kittens In Matt S Neighbor S Backyard When She Made Eye Contact With One Of The Kittens, She Felt Something She D Never Felt Before She And Matt Had To Save The Little Animals Because If They Didn T, Who Would The Crazy World Of Cat Rescue Soon Drew Heather In As She And Matt Worked Together To Figure Out How To Trap, Tame, And Find Homes For Their Foundlings, She Began To Question The Life She Had Back In Manhattan This Is The Story Of How Three Furry Beings Taught One Woman About Love, Community, And What Truly Matters In Life An insightful book by the author of sharing her experience or how rescuing cats, altered her life and her experience with commitment. I found this book by accident at my library used book sale What a lucky find I just happen to be a feral cat rescuer That also happened by accident I started feeding three neighborhood feral cats and one of them had four kittens I didn t want these homeless cats to become a colony, so I took a TNR class Long story short, I trapped and neutered 4 kittens, their mother and two adult males I decided to keep the kittens inside for the winter because it was late October and getting cold Michigan winters are harsh and I wanted them to be safe and comfortable I intended to release them in the spring That was 5 years ago and they are still inside my large sunroom, separated from my two domestic house cats Since the kittens were already 5 6 months old when trapped and neutered, they were harder to socialize It s best to trap feral kittens by 8 weeks if possible Mine have slowly bonded with me and are still inside One is very tame The other three don t want to be touched but are always glad to see me They enjoy TLC, good food, fresh water and a clean litter box They allow me to take many photos of them cuddling with each other, which I post on Facebook I also feed birds, squirrels and chipmunks outside their room They enjoy fresh air on nice days and can watch the wildlife outside year round I never thought I would become a crazy cat lady but here I am with six cats inside my house It was not how I envisioned my retirement years, Thank you, Heather Green, for sharing your TNR journey I also enjoyed hearing about the challenges you faced in your relationship and professional life I was happy to learn you married Matt and now have a daughter I have never been to Union City, NJ but it sounds like a lot of caring people live there I enjoyed your memoir and recommend this book to cat lovers everywhere. This is an amazing book about a couple that rescued 3 feral kittens and along the way they rescue the author I was eager to read this book because I appreciate those that help ferals as it is so difficult The author lived in NYC , but was dating a man in New Jersey She preferred the city, but when they discovered 3 feral kittens and a mama cat in the neighbor s yard, things changed They did a lot of research and borrowed a trap They were able to trap them and with much time and effort socialize them so they could be adopted In doing this, the author ends up spending time in NJ and likes it She also discovers a lot about herself and finds reasons daily to realize this boyfriend is the one I always get nervous when I read books about cats because they make me cry This book did not make me cry I love a happy ending and this had one all around I highly recommend this book to all cat lovers It may even inspire you to want to help ferals. A nice little read about a fellow kitten rescuer, except along the way the kittens helped save her.