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Cats, Not the Musical

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Melinda

    I love CAT and I used to volunteer there as well. My beloved Kitty passed on in November of 2011 and I’m hoping to convince my husband to let me get a new cat for my birthday in September from CAT.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      AWESOME! I hope you do adopt from CAT. It’s such a good organization. I’m sorry to hear about your sweetie. 🙁

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    AWWW….LOVE the kitty shots. And yay you for volunteering Lisa. AWWWW. We adopted Neva from a shelter, and feel very very lucky to have her in our lives. (the tabby’s white paws are so huge too. What a cutie) Thanks for my Monday morning smile.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m so glad you found Neva at a shelter and saved her!

  3. Lori

    I did cat shelter volunteering for a while, but it bothered John’s allergies so much with all the different dander I brought home, even after changing. Now I do the literacy volunteer. Even though it is volunteer work, you have to schedule it in like any other thing. It really helps to make it the same time each week (or month) so that you can easily say no to other things that interfere with it.

    This weekend was all about bathroom demolition! The hard part is over. Now comes the easier part of putting it back together 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I did notice my eyes were a little itchier than normal after the shelter. But I usually get used to other cat dander pretty quickly.

      I plan on doing the volunteering on Sunday afternoons. Michael is usually watching sports then anyways. 🙂 It’s really the only “free” time I have on the weekends.

  4. Trevor


    You must have an iron will. I could never volunteer at a cat shelter . . . I would end up comimg home with a cat-a-day. I’m just a softie when it comes to cats. Now dogs on the other hand . . .


    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh trust me, that iron will is a struggle. IT IS SO HARD not to take them all home!

  5. Joanne

    It’s amazing how illuminating have a good PT can be! Hopefully he gets everything feeling better soon!

    And kudos to you for volunteering! It sounds like a lot of fun to be around all those kitties!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I definitely clicked with the new guy. The other guy I’ve been seeing is ok but I never clicked with him. He didn’t have great bedside manner.

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