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Catster news editor JaneA Kelley rises before the sun every weekday to scour the internet for the latest developments in the feline world. She is the webmaster and chief cat slave for Paws and Effect, a cat advice blog written by her cats, for cats and their people. She is a professional member of the Cat Writers’ Association, and has been a speaker at the BlogPaws and Cat Writers’ Association conferences.
In addition to blogging about cats, JaneA writes contemporary urban fantasy, and whatever else strikes her fancy.
Full Name: JaneA Kelley, known to my cats as Mama. As for embarrassing second names, I guess I lucked out, because I don’t have any.
Age: Let’s just say I’m a Gen-Xer.
Location: The Scenic Coast of Maine™
What I Do for a Living: I’m a communications officer and web and social media content manager for a nonprofit
What I Do for Fun: Mostly nerdy stuff like reading, writing, playing White Wolf role-play games and videogames that don’t involve blowing things up, and working backstage in community theater. But I’m not afraid to allow the sun to shine upon my face -- I like to hike, plant vegetables, and explore cities with camera in hand. I also do a lot of volunteer work for my local animal rescue agency.
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Siouxsie Mew, Top Cat and Queen of All Eastern Cats, born in 1996; Thomas T. Bombadil, Most Puissant Rat Slayer, born in 2001; Chrysanthemum Kiss-Kiss Bobette Jellylorum Kelley (a.k.a. Kissy), born in 2011; and Dahlia P. Kittenface, Most Important Cat In The World, 2006-2012, gone but never forgotten.
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Cats with amazing stories and people who do heroic and compassionate things for cats. Did I mention I like to write about cats?
My Pet Peeve Is: People who think I don’t know how to spell my own name.
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Dubstep, trainwreck TV, and snarking about cat-hating idiots.
How I Deal with Dog/Cat Hair: I could clean 24/7 and still not get rid of it all, so I feel the best choice is to accept it … and keep a lint roller in the drawer for those rare days when I need to look super-spiffy.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Well, I’m already doing it -- I love being able to write and talk about cats -- but when I grow up I’d like to be able to make a good living at it. I’d also like to open a sanctuary and rescue for special-needs cats.
4 Days Ago — A shelter reports taking in fewer kittens after offering free spay/neuter services. Good job!
5 Days Ago — Farm animals are always having babies -- so cats get less attention! See for yourself in the photos.
May 15, 2013 — I spent more than $3,000 to try and save my cat, and doing so raised eyebrows. Have people ever balked at how much you'd spend on your cat?
May 14, 2013 — Your cat can't read your clock -- she can read you!
May 8, 2013 — When Blackie climbed up and snuggled into my neck, it was an adoption interview. I got the job.
May 3, 2013 — A pet-food maker's study touts "sustainability," saying vegetable protein is all cats need. Wrong!
May 2, 2013 — Last week, the world was out to get me. Here’s how my cats helped me cope.
May 1, 2013 — I first heard about Samuel from my fellow Catster columnist Dorian, who helps transport cats from high-kill shelters in her south Florida home to safety in the north.
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