Tuesday, September 22, 2015


If you've guessed this post is adoption related, than you guessed correctly! Ivey was adopted earlier this evening by a lovely woman who is going to spoil her to death. She'll be a solo kitty but her new Mom is retired so she'll get lots of attention.

Last night was the first night since she'd arrived with us, that she spent the whole night sleeping cuddled up against me - almost as if she knew that it was our last night together.

Now here's hoping that Mako's forever home is right around the corner.....

Saturday, September 12, 2015


We've been very fortunate in that alot of the wonderful people who have adopted from us, keep in touch so that we can see how happy and loved their beloved new family members are.

It truly makes my day when I receive an email that has pictures attached of a former foster. We never tire of the updates, and I make a point of filing away all the photos sent. Nothing makes this work more fulfilling than knowing a kitty who was destined for euthanasia, is now safe and loved in the comforts of a home with people that care. In that spirit, yesterday I got an email from "C" who had adopted Holmes (now called Henry) from us last Summer. He is a GORGEOUS medium haired ginger male (with the nose freckles to prove it!), and was such a sweet and docile boy in the time that we fostered him. "C" reports that he's doing great and gets along with the rest of her brood - all five of them, swimmingly.

Sadly, as well all know, where there is life - there is also death. Not all of us are meant to live long lives here. Some of us are here for a long time and some of us are not. Two of our previous fosters have both passed away unexpectedly in the past couple of months. Our hearts have ached for both of them and we know that their families (humans and animal alike), miss them terribly and so wish that things could have been different.

I am reminded of the words found in Ecclesiastes 3 which states:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance

We pay our respects and pay tribute to two of our boys that now rest without pain and suffering. A time will come when they will be reunited with the families that have loved them so dearly on this side................until then; we miss you.



Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Do you think this is any indication on how Ivey is settling in with us? That's her on the right snuggled up against our Silly on the bathmat during our early morning attempts to get ready while we step over them! Far be it from us to disturb what is obviously such a hotspot for early morning naps.

Ivey is doing wonderfully! So gentle, calm, super loving and friendly, she is so laid back and taking everything so much in stride that you can't help but relax right along with her! *L* She has done absolutely superbly with the boys and we'd go so far as to say that she likes the company of other cats, especially ones that will snuggle with her.

The other night we learned of another kitty, "Mako" who was sitting the shelter after being surrendered due to the death of his owner. I was told he was supremely gorgeous, majorally sweet, and would do really well with our gang. I just couldn't leave him there; especially knowing that his owner had passed away and now he found himself mourning the loss of his friend and facing euthanasia. Soooooooo we agree to take him too - and he is all the things they promised us and more! He is one of the most physically gorgeous cats I've seen in a very long time and he has the beautiful personality to match. He's abit nervous at the moment but I don't think it will last long given his incredibly friendly nature.

Meet Mako who at 8 years of age, is stunning...

It's a FULL HOUSE!!!!!