Saturday, February 25, 2012


We had some amazing news this past week - Wilbur is being adopted!!! Evidently a woman came for a pre-adoption meet n' greet with our very special boy and once he was done being his charming little self, she couldn't say no. I was so thrilled when his Foster Mom emailed to tell me..........of course I've shared the news with all the others who were involved in helping Wilbur and we couldn't be happier for him.

Then just when I thought the week couldn't get any better, I got this in an email.......

There he is!! - our gorgeous Farley (remember him?); who currently holds the title for the longest foster we ever had stay with us (6 months in total). I'll never forget the first time I met him at the THS, how sad and depressed he looked, his family having abandoned him because of a divorce. His new family couldn't love him more and he's spoiled like crazy.

Both of these kitties are perfect examples of their being a forever home for every kitty
It's important to remember that and the proof is in the pudding as they say. If an FIV kitty and a 23 Ib, 5 year old male can both be adopted.........everyone can.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Afew people have enquired about how Wilbur has settled into his new foster home. I think this recent photo from his new Foster Mommy answers that question perfectly...

I have to say that this is one of those photos sent to me that brought tears to my eyes. Wilbur is just an all around terrific little boy and although they ALL deserve forever homes, it was absolutely heartbreaking to think of this guy out there in the freezing cold, dark of night, huddled on someone's porch, with little to no hope.

**Kindness and caring really can and really do change everything**............

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Earlier this week I worked from home one day. I love doing this for a variety of reasons (not the least of which is the working in my pj's all day long!), one because in the midst of the afternoon, when everything is quiet and all the kids are having their mid afternoon snoozes, I can tip toe around and often catch them in the most precious poses. Example A - the pics shared in this entry........ that's Rocky laying very close to Wilbur, and at one point in between shots, Rocky had actually reached out and laid his chin on Wilbur's one paw.

Everyone that steps across the threshold of the Safe Haven Hotel as a guest, does so because someone, somewhere, didn't care to look after them the way they deserved. Like abused children, Rocky, Silly, Flossy and Wilbur, are all here because someone not only let them down, but did it in the most horrible way imaginable. These moments captured above and below, are a true testament to why hubby and I do this work.

Tomorrow, Wilbur moves on to another foster home where he will be the only kitty (much to the delight of Silly who for whatever reason just didn't appreciate this sweet boy as a roommate). On Wilbur's behalf we thank "M" & "C" who worked so diligently to bring him in from the cold, and of course to Annex Cat Rescue who without hesitation, continute to do their utmost to ensure this litte guy has another chance at happiness.