Those cats are crazy about him, and it's mutual. They are clear-eyed, healthy, inquisitive and happy. He says he works about 14 hours a day, and has help from four other part-time volunteers.
|Debbie, a volunteer|
I'm going to paraphrase what he said; that's journalism: 'I used to suffer from depression a lot. You have a house, you're supposed to decorate it, have all the right pictures on the wall. I had that. I wasn't happy. Now I'm never depressed. You don't need that crap to be happy. I tell you, if you find yourself happy, don't change anything.'
Now he lives on the ranch, sleeps in a sleeping bag on the floor, surrounded with whichever cats want to sleep near or on him.
The Caboodle Ranch blog - you'll bite yourself if you don't check out these pictures. He says currently there are about 500 cats living on the ranch. Look for the recent Purina donation!
Caboodle Ranch website - go here to donate $1 if you've got it to spare.
It was in the low 90° neighborhood today, although it felt cooler here in the woods. There are dozens of water features around the ranch, with spring water flowing in and out of them constantly.
You'll never see all 500 unless you happen to be around for feeding time.
Bonus fact: There is one degree of separation between me and Stephen Colbert. That makes 2° between me and Jon Stewart, my other man.
Craig Grant is The Enemy Within.
|FIV+ enclosure and shelter|
|A popular water park|
|I shudder to think what happened to those tiny shoppers.|