Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Good Stuff

Before I get on to today's post, I forgot to mention Mylene, a new friend of mine, who is very big into animal rescue - she does a LOT of trapping, and helps several rescue groups that need her.  I had requested last week someone to attend the community gathering on Grand and Baldwin with me, and since really no one responded, or was able to, I asked Mylene, and she didn't hesitate.  I was honored to have her there with me, to represent and defend the cats, if needed.  And it wasn't.  And we BOTH had a great time.  Thank you Mylene, for spending your precious time with me on a Saturday afternoon, for the kitties!

This kind of stuff makes me cry.  Happy cries!  This is from Webster's new mom, and photos she took with her sick child at home.  I am so grateful to be able to get these cats off the streets, and I am sure they are grateful to be saved.  :)

"He is doing great and a total keeper~
My husband accidentally did not close bathroom door all the way yesterday morning so he actually came out and went exploring.

He has not hid in bathroom since or wanted his carrier. He likes to explore and seems to love company does not like to be alone much,
He discovered our 3 season room and my bed and seems to like to explore and really likes the kids.
He is doing great with all the others only my one little guy Ron who has a Napoleon complex is still a little growly with him but he will come around.
I had them all eat some wet food together last night and so far he has been going in all the rooms with them and they seem to be getting used to each other.

My other daughter Callaway (Callie) is home sick today so I am going into work late when my husband can get home to watch her rest of day.
Webster is laying on her now keeping her company on the couch.

He LOVES cat toys which is so nice since he was on streets as I had one cat I took in who had no idea what a toy was or even how to climb up on a chair so I could tell he was treated badly at his last home. This little guy is very playful and loves to be comfy!

Thank you so much for rescuing him~ we just adore him."

And these words are always a good reminder from beloved Andy Rooney:

"I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.

I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned.... That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned.... That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned.... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.

I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned.... That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned ... That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.

I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done."

- Andy Rooney -


  1. Sniff. Sniff. Beautiful story....beautiful ending....beautiful people. -carol

  2. Awww, that's so sweet! Yay for Webster and his new family! He sounds like a wonderful kitty.

  3. So proud to be Webster's new mom and to have met you and taken a cat off the city streets for you. I know we will truly be friends for life! You are an amazing person with a beautiful soul. These kitties are blessed you have you feed and rescue them everyday. TSpencer

  4. ^^^ yeah, what she said!!!

    Aww!! I love Webster's story!! He reminds me of Harold!!! Sounds like a perfect match!

  5. I will never cease to be amazed at how a creature who has been living on the streets, a cat who may look tough and wild, is really just an innocent baby hoping for love and kindness. And when they are given what they are hoping for, their true nature shines through. These pictures made my entire day. A family that said " we will take any cat you choose from the street" (sight unseen) - they are angels. And look at what their love uncovered in Webster. Such a beautiful story. Bless you all.