Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thoughtful Gestures

I am in tears right now.  Well, I'm misty.  I read yesterday's comments, and I am just so honored that people think of me the way they do.  Ask some of my friends, I can be ...  whats the word ... opinionated, outspoken, stubborn, bossy, hey!  I'm an Aries!  I am pretty much accurately defined, according to the charts:

"Aries is a uniquely naive sign. Although they are independent, outgoing and assertive they are also surprisingly trusting, often innocently walking into the lion's den at times. No matter what upheaval, challenge or triumph they confront - an Aries has a wonderful ability to bounce back. Their faith in life and the future remains untouched by hardship. Their gift is that they are always children at heart and the world is always a magical place for them. Many famous sports people are born under this sign. Aries is regarded as the most physical sign and because of its Mar's rulership; it is also one of the most highly charged masculine energy signs in astrology. No wonder women born under Aries are forceful, dynamic and aggressive.  Aries people are 'doers' rather than 'talkers'. They are the impulsive, act first, ask questions or have doubts later, sign of the zodiac. That's why their lives are often filled with many dramas and sometimes even accidents! Their ability to live life close to the edge provides them with a wealth of 'real experience' to call upon. When an Aries person talks about something or somewhere they've usually done it or been there, rather than simply read about it in a book. Being active people Aries can't adapt to any kind of restriction, particularly possessive relationships. They often travel to escape any feelings of being stuck or possessed. Aries people love challenges. In fact, if everything is running smoothly, they are quite capable of going out and doing something (sometimes quite foolish) to rock the boat. Aries love to race in where angels fear to tread."

Reading all the comments to the posts I've written over the years really makes me feel special, and good about this part of my life I've chosen to undertake, to care for the animals in the City of Rochester.  I thank everyone who's ever commented to me about what I do, whether it be good or bad.  It makes me realize that I am not the only one that cares.

Also, I returned home after work yesterday and found four small plastic totes built into cat shelters in my back yard.   Cut with a little door so that the cat can get in and out, these will make fine homes when it gets very bad out.  The man that did this for me is a total stranger, but out of the goodness of his heart, built these for me.  I was touched.   Many people over the years have given me things hoping that it would somehow help a cat, and I thank you for that.  I've had a lot of damage and theft of things I leave for the cats, but hopefully these will last and serve the purpose for the cats that will need a shelter when the time comes. 

I am attaching pictures some of my spots (one is of the board that keeps getting stolen on 7th, with what I wrote on it in marker, in the dark!), some with the kitties that are super friendly and are begging for homes, and of the little ones in my care right now that I just rescued two mornings ago from the street.  If anyone has ever had the opportunity to care for a kitten, what a great feeling it is to look into these little ones eyes, and know they are just babies, and that leaving them out on the street would be a sin.  We have to do everything we can to protect these animals by spaying  the females, and neutering the boys.  We have to prevent tragedies like this.  There are too many kittens in captivity, and out in the streets that shouldn't be here.   These kittens and their Mama need a home.  Please help. 

Hungry Boy on Central

Sweet Girl on Central

Sweet Grey on Third

Mamma and Red Kitten

Red and Black Kittens

Red Kitten

Red Kitten

Black Kitten


  1. How WONDERFUL that man is to build you those shelters! There are angels among us for sure. Reading something like that helps restore my faith in people.

  2. Yes, I feel better after reading that too, and their is nothing wrong with "Aries" being a Leo myself, I totally get it ! The public market is near your kitties right ? are they interested in allowing you to set up shelters on a part of that property, surely it would help keep the vermin away ? Maree

  3. P.S.,, I know about trusting and "naive", just the other day a friend overseas asked me to freight f'ward some shoes, as the company will not f'ward o/s. I agreed. Silly me thought, one pair. NO !!! it's 55 lbs. worth, 15 pairs of boots. No money in advance for freight either.....