Monday, September 5, 2011

Who is Sandpiper Cat/We Have a Situation?

There is always a great inspiration after the name of a blog, or at the very least a funny story. How did Sandpiper Cat Blog: We Have a Situation come to be?

It all starts with this kitty right here...

Little  pregnant Piper on the first night I got her, right before she miscarried her kittens.
First, a little background on how we got our foster [now our cat] Sandpiper (aka Piper). My family volunteered with Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation, and had been long term volunteers and occasional fosters. From January to March 2011, we had started fostering after a year long break - the most recent foster, Sabrina, ended up staying - and had already fostered and placed two kitties.

Seeing as we had fostered BeiBei and Gabby and gotten them adopted, most importantly not by us, we felt that we could continue working as fosters. At the time, all of our personal cats were between the ages of 2-10, which made us decide to foster a pregnant cat so we could also foster kittens.

We named the pregnant cat Sandpiper with the intent to call her Piper for short, as well as planning on naming all of her kittens beach names. The date that she was supposed to deliver her kittens was April 4th. I marked it on my Jeresey Shore calendar, and it happened to be the month that Mike 'The Situation' was pictured - thus the title for the blog. I decided to write a record of all the Piper happenings on this blog.

But unfortunately, the night we got Piper, she began to miscarry and deliver her kittens at 3 am in the morning. You can read about Piper's miscarriage here. She had an emergency spay the next day, as there was still a kitten in her uterus.

But Piper settled into life at my household just fine, with a few disagreements with some of the resident cats! Even though this blog was supposed to be a diary of how Piper delivered her kittens and they got adopted, I kept it to channel my productive cat thoughts. Who knew that Sandpiper cat blog would end up with it's own Facebook page you can visit here! I continue to post about cat topics such as product reviews, book reviews and giveaways.

So that is the story on how Piper became to be the Lucky #7 cat, and the stories of the next additions to my cat family!


  1. I am so sorry that Piper lost her precious kittens, but how wonderful that she found a loving fur-ever home with you! Bless you for all the work you do on behalf of the cat community!
    Meows from human Deb and her feline clan - Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Harley, and Jazz

  2. Thanks Deb & kitties! It was very sad, but we are glad to have Piper as our own kitty as well as healthy!