For the Love of Cats: A Lesson on Love

Meet Orion and Cassiopeia. My son and I met them as “Jack and Jill” at the Oakland Animal Services Center in Oakland, CA. We had been looking to adopt a cat or kittens into our family for a while. I looked at these two and knew they belonged in our family.

We worked on their names for about a week, we wanted matching names. We decided on Orion and Cassiopeia as they were our Star Babies. Orion the “Hunter” and Cassiopeia, who is a true “Queen.”

My son and I began having housing challenges in March of 2017, due to a drastic shift in my income. We’ve had to move and was able to have our kitty babies with us until this Summer. After 1 foster situation, we discovered a woman who loved our furry friends and wanted to keep them with her until we found our new home. She accepted our cats without hesitation. Shortly thereafter a relative became angry with her and without giving the entire story, told her the cats had to go.

Devastated, we both looked for foster situations for a couple weeks and finally put them into cat boarding.

I am a small business owner. I love my nutrition business and my tea company. I expected massive growth over the Holidays and expected to be able to pay for their boarding. I have also been looking for an outside job. Just in case, I decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

Three weeks have passed and my business projections were different than expected, I just had an interview, and now it’s time to move the cats from the pet hotel. Thanks to Milo Foundation in Pt. Richmond, we have a foster family. I have yet to come up with all the funds to release them however.

Being an entrepreneur at heart, I looked into creative ways to fund this for us. I am a writer at heart so I decided to document our story. “The Adventures of Orion and Cassiopeia” is an adventure in unconditional love. Love for my son who has a deep love for our cats, and my own deep love for our two furry relatives who crawled their way into my heart.

I am now publishing our story, just working out a few details. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, we have officially launched pre-sales. Our Etsy link for the book introduction is The Adventures of Orion and Cassiopeia.

This is the introduction only. The finished product may have a different front page picture along with an expanded story. You are welcome to contribute in any way that you can. The book is $10, digital and paperback. The finished book will be completed in mid January of 2018. We welcome you supporting our desire to reunite our family.

When you purchase please indicated whether you would like digital, or an autographed paperback copy.

Thank you in advance for helping us to reunite our family. We appreciate you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at

Thank you!



Orion and Cassiopeia at the Pet Hotel

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