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Marci Kladnik, her four rescue cats, and one Scottish Terrier live in a small town with no stoplights or mail delivery. A retired graphic designer and technical writer, she designed and wrote for two publishers and two medical device manufacturers. She was also on the masthead of the monthly National Model Railroad Association Bulletin. Marci now writes an award-winning bi-weekly cat column for three newspapers, is a contributing writer for Catster.com, an award-winning photographer, and president of the Cat Writers’ Association. Involved in TNR and feral rescue, she sat on the Board of Directors of Catalyst for Cats from 2007-2013. In her spare time, Marci traps and fosters local feral cats and kittens. Past columns appear on www.catalystforcats.org and her dog blogs at www.maggiestories.com<.
Full Name: Mary Susan Kladnik, aka Marci
Location: Central Coast of California
What I Do for a Living: I’m retired officially, but I write and sew
What I Do for Fun: Read, write, sew, cook, eat and watch old movies, sometimes all at the same time.
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Four rescue cats: Spencer (dlg), Barney (dsh), Nemo (dlg), Tweety (dlg Manx); and Wee Maggie Lass of Wiccanden (Scottish Terrier, kitten whisperer, and blogger)
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Cats and dogs, but anything with a humorous twist
My Pet Peeves Are: People with no sense of humor
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Carbohydrates and wine
How I Deal with Cat/Dog Hair: I wear it proudly, since it goes with everything I have
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: I don’t want to grow up
Nov 19, 2014 — I worked hard to help him gain weight, but at four months old, I knew it was time to say goodbye.
Nov 12, 2014 — Nearly four weeks on the job, 29 cats trapped, and I was done, physically and emotionally.
Feb 13, 2014 — We talk to Peter Cohen, a contractor whose home remodeling project includes 150 feet of skywalks, tunnels, and stairways, all for his cats.
Dec 24, 2013 — Giving substance to your dreams is really what it’s all about. In my house, those visions include my cats.
Nov 25, 2013 — I advocate keeping cats indoors, but this outdoor cat house lets them get fresh air and exercise.
Apr 29, 2013 — Adoption is like a marriage, “for better or for worse, until death do us part,” not just until the cat scratches your furniture.
Feb 11, 2013 — It was the 1970s, before today's deskunking shampoos existed. It was a long night.
Jan 28, 2013 — It's the right thing to do -- and it will help you and your cats in ways you might not have known.
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