Rainbow Bridge

On June 12, 2019, Spike crossed the Rainbow Bridge, ending his struggle against FIV.

Contemplative Spike

Spike was truly the most chill cat I’ve ever known. He was unperturbed by the hyper dogs, not troubled by the vacuum cleaner, and generally just happy to see you.

Where’s my food?

Spike earned the title of Pope in the household, as all the other animals tended to revere him.

He exuded personality, and will be missed.

The Cats (Cast?) of Second Guess Farm: Shadow

Shadow is the clever big boy of the group, who’s figured out how to use the dog door. We try to be indoor-only here, but far too frequently, I find Shadow waiting for me at the front door when I get home from a long day of work.

Shadow, the Emperor of the house.
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The Cats (Cast?) of Second Guess Farm: Snickerdoodle

Snickerdoodle is the other half of the Tuxedo Twins, along with Sage. And like Sage, he spent a very long time in the shelter before I took him home: 6 months.

Snickerdoodle (AKA Snicker-D) never looks terribly impressed with you.
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The Cats (Cast?) of Second Guess Farm: Sage

Bringing Sage home from the animal shelter was when I realized that I wanted to operate a rescue. Poor Sage had spent an entire year at the shelter. For some reason, no one was interested in taking on a friendly 12-year-old cat with no other health problems.

Pensive Sage.
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The Cats (Cast?) of Second Guess Farm: Spike

Of the seven cats under this roof, Spike has a most special place in my heart.

Right before Thanksgiving of last year (2018), a call went out for a winter foster or permanent rehoming of this approximately 10-year-old grey cat. Spike is a former feral who has seen some stuff. His ears are tattered from past fights, and he’s totally deaf. Spike is also blind in one eye. And completely toothless.

Charming Spike.
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Welcome to Second Guess Farm

Second Guess has been a great many things in its short existence. At first the goal was to be a sustainable homestead farm growing heritage and heirloom fruits and vegetables, and doing some brewing on the side.

Then time passed.

Now, its goal is to provide a safe home for senior and otherwise homeless cats (while still growing heirloom veggies and doing some brewing).

Sage. The cat that started it all.

I rescued Sage after he sat in the shelter for a full year. At 12 years old, no one was interested in him. Their loss.

Now he’s 15 years old. The youngest cat here is eight. And somehow, they all have names that start with ‘S’.

Check in here for their adventures!