For many years I have been spending my Sunday mornings volunteering
among the cats at PAWS.
Most of the photographs in this blog were taken there.

PAWS is a nonprofit no-kill shelter in Norwalk, CT, dedicated to rescuing homeless animals and placing them with loving new families.

Meanwhile, back at home, we live with our handsome formerly feral Mickey Mouser, and extremely friendly alpha cat, Rufus the Red.

Along came a little polydactyl youngster called “Count DeToes” at PAWS.
We took him home and renamed him Ernie.

And then there were three…

The boys make guest appearances on this site from time to time.


Please enjoy your visit, but remember all photographs are copyright © Maggie Swanson. No images on this website are to be reproduced without written permission.


  • Reply Petier October 17, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Hi Maggie, great site and fantastic work you are doing for all theses cats. I love the work you are doing, so have included this site on my list of top 5 Cat Sites on the net, you can check out the article on my site, which I have advised my readers to check out your site too.

  • Reply katie isabella July 27, 2020 at 5:10 am

    What a joy to see the three babies. XXX

  • Reply Timmy Tomcat November 21, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Great seeing the family and wonderful photos that we purr get kitties homes

  • Reply Sus December 21, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    What wonderful Kitties you have!
    And what a lovely website & blog!
    Cheers to you, your kitties and
    all the beautiful kitties in the pictures that have taken!

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