All the cat news fit to print

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

You expect to get cat news here at the Sandusky Register, and we're giving it to you.

You may remember the sad story of Durango, the cat who languished for months at the Erie County Humane Society after being found under a Dodge Durango by one of the shelter's employers. As I wrote in an earlier blog posting, Durango was adopted out, but returned by a family that complained all he wanted to do was sit in a little girl's lap.

I have good news. Durango found a home when he was adopted during the society's Northcoast Animal Expo last weekend. Animal lovers also carted off three kittens, a dog and a guinea pig named Henry.

"He went to two delightful young women who wanted a cat to keep their cat company and they LOVED the idea that he was a lap cat," said Amy Porter, director of the humane society. "Imagine that."

Bonus cat news: My wife the librarian, who has read an advance copy, says a new book called "Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World" is going to be the next national cat sensation. Ann once helped rescue and take care of a library cat named Catalog at the Rocky River Public Library, so she's well-qualified to review library cat books. (Follow the link for photos of Dewey and Catalog). If Dewey becomes a household word you heard it here first. The book is released Sept. 24.

Comments

Anonymous

!! Now THIS is a NICE blog! Wish you could talk your co-workers into blogs like this one! Sad that there are no comments listed here...VERY sad. The world needs more stories like this one instead of all of the others stories that do nothing but cause heartache, hate, and turmoil that the SR seems to enjoy. BRAVO to you Mr. Jackson! Again, Thanx so much! I really enjoyed this one! GOD bless you and happy to hear a happy ending for Durango.

Anonymous

blog. I didn't think that the SR could do one like this. Thanks for making me smile.

Anonymous

Great blog! Only warm and fuzzy doggie and kittie stories in the SR from now on.

Anonymous

TO the composer known as THANK YOU TOM JACKSON: I agree with you when you say "...the world needs more stories like this one...". I've often wondered if a newspaper would sell if it was just contained good news and positive commentary? If good news couldn't sell a whole newspaper, would it increase sales of an existing paper if a section of that newspaper were dedicated ONLY for good news stories and positive commentary? That's pretty much what Oprah's media business is about.. Isn't it? (I don't have television. I'm basing this on hear-say.)

I too want to thank Tom for this good news. It gave me happy feelings, too!

Anonymous

A great story and blog. I would subscribe to a newspaper that only had good news. Or even a 4 page section for good news. As it is, I only buy the newspaper when there is a story i want to read . About twice a week.

Anonymous

Excellent, I started buying the Register every day when you guys started running adds for the dog pound and Humane Society, It really does help these animals get homes.

Anonymous

Where are the Stories, two days ago a motorcycle wreck at old raol road and bogart rd, last weekend state route 4/hayes ave and Harris road, nasty wreck pickup truck and car. Neither story was in the Sandusky Register. And the finishing Story of Deputy Casper molesting relatives, where are these stories?

Anonymous

There used to be an all good news newspaper, it was named "Grit".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri...

Anonymous

The city licensing fees on dogs and cats needs to be increased to extremes like the tax on cigarettes.

$100 annually for each dog and cat.

Those who favor the keeping of them as pets need to pay their fair share for the increasing stray populations and not demand that the majority of taxpayers pay for their irresponsible pet lover behavior.

Anonymous

You are a goof.

Anonymous

Very funny. Can you share with us how Durgango got his name? His name, and your writing, makes him leap off the page. Thanks