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Heartbreak ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Heartbreak ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – May, 2018 Losing a kitten is one of the most difficult parts of animal rescue. No matter how much time goes by, you never forget the…

Valley Patriot Writers Robin Desmet and Forest Rain Win Editor’s Choice Awards

Valley Patriot Writers Robin Desmet and Forest Rain Win Editor’s Choice Awards

Each year The Valley Patriot honors two Valley Patriot writers for outstanding writing or taking the high road in public discourse while also taking very bold stands on some of…

Indoor Games ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Indoor Games ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – April, 2018 Without a doubt, cats that are kept indoors live longer than cats that are allowed to roam freely outside. But are these indoor cats…

ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER ~ Indoor/Outdoor Cats

ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER ~ Indoor/Outdoor Cats

By: Robin Desmet – February, 2018 When Paul adopted Goldy he had already spent half of his life as a cat that was allowed outdoors. Although Goldy loves to snuggle…

Helping Ferals and Strays ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Helping Ferals and Strays ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – January 2018 For the past couple of weeks, those of us who live in New England have been subjected to bone chilling cold. Can you even…

No Kill ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

No Kill ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Nov. 2017 Because I trap and rescue cats, people will often tell me that they can nolonger keep their own cat(s) and ask if I can…

Black Cats ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Black Cats ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Oct. 2017 Halloween—a holiday for witches, ghosts, vampires, and the much maligned black cat. But what is it about black cats that brings out the haters?…

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Special Kitty ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet - Sept. 2017 I was interested in fostering Chicken from the moment I saw his picture. His curious, wide-eyed look captured my attention and his story captured…

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

FREE KITTENS – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – August, 2017 “I am looking for a free kitten.” When I hear this statement I can’t help but cringe. My reply is always the same—“There is…

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

Turning Lucifer into Lucius ~ ROBINS KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – July, 2017 When you rescue kittens that were born outside, chances are very good that they will need some degree of socialization, or taming. Kittens born…

Fostering Kittens ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Fostering Kittens ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – June, 2017 In my opinion, fostering is one of the most fun and rewarding aspects of volunteering with animals. There is nothing like opening the door…

Kitten Season ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Kitten Season ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet ~ May, 2017 The days are getting longer, the weather is getting nicer, and “kitten season” has begun. It is breeding season for cats, and from early…

Age is Just a Number ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Age is Just a Number ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – April, 2017 I can’t walk by Wheezy’s cage without opening the door and showing him some love. He looks up as if to say “you again”…

Meow Mixer – April 28th, Tewksbury – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Meow Mixer – April 28th, Tewksbury – ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Feb. 2017 It is no secret that I am passionate about helping animals. More specifically, I am involved in cat fostering and cat rescue and I perform…

Quarantine ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Quarantine ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Feb. 2017 The building in New York City is so non-descript that you could easily walk by and think nothing of it. But inside the locked…

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