About

Challenger’s House is a no-kill cat shelter located in North Alabama.

I foster cats for Challenger’s House on a pretty continual basis; this blog is devoted to the cats we foster. I take a lot of pictures of them. A LOT.

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I am Robyn Anderson, a woman in her 40s (date of birth: 1968; you do the math, because chances are good I’m not going to come back and edit this every year). I live on 4 1/2 acres in an old house,┬áin a small town in Alabama with my husband, Fred. All cats love Fred, with very little effort on his part. NOT FAIR.

Fred is a software engineer during the day; at night he writes books. See (and buy) his books over at Amazon, or see his personal author site. He writes good books, and I am not biased.*

*Yes I am. But he still writes good books.

I have a daughter in her 20s, whose nom de net was “the Spud” for years, but her real name is Danielle. She’s my daughter from my first marriage, which ended in 1996 after 8 years of marriage. In 2007, after she graduated from high school, she moved to Rhode Island to go to college. She works in retail, lives with boyfriend and their pitbull Koshinto, and occasionally attends college classes. She’s a good kid; we text a lot, and I get to see her in person about once a year.

We have a varying number of permanent resident cats (every time I share the number of cats we have, the number changes). (We also have some pigs, turkeys, and a large and ever-fluctuating number of chickens.)

Foster kitties who come to stay with us generally stay in our foster kitten room, once a bedroom, now dedicated to housing our foster kittens, complete with cat tree, cat toys, and a closet devoted to litter boxes. If they’re here for the long-term and we’re sure they’re healthy, we let them out to roam the house at will during the day and put them in the foster kitten room at night. If they’re here for a super long time, we eventually stop putting them in the foster kitten and let them have 24-hour access to the rest of the house.

I can be reached at mizrobyn (at) gmail (dot) com

Please note that Love & Hisses does not accept any advertising at all at this time nor are we interested in “sponsored posts.” Emails regarding these will not be answered.

If you’re interested in adopting one of our foster cats, please contact Challenger’s House to discuss their adoption policies.

When I’m not wrangling cats or kittens, pigs or chickens, or working in the garden (and canning), I am the lazy sort who enjoys reading, taking pictures, and watching TV. It’s all party-party-party up in this house.