Thursday, June 11, 2015

Random Ruminating

Random Picture of me and my Mom a couple years back out golfing
I received the picture below from the family that took in Blackie, from Stout Street, when he desperately needed to be removed from this street, where I had been feeding him at a boarded up house and garage for nearly three years.  The house was being renovated by some not so nice people, and I had to get him out of there.  I rescued George at the same time, who is still with me.  Blackie was a scratcher, and I had never totally trusted him, but he knew me, he trusted me, and I gave him food and shelter under the porch there throughout all the weather we've had in the last three years.  Sandra sent me this picture today, showing me how much they love and care for this leukemia positive cat.  She has told me that since she has had him, he is held on her lap, and loved and cared for like they raised him from a kitten practically.  I can't tell you how much joy this brings me, and this picture, the effort that went into this little hut, brought me to tears.

Blackie's New Playhouse

 I just wish more people were like Sandra and Jim.  There are so many precious babies out on the streets that are just dying, literally, for a home.   Sandra is hoping to make my fundraiser this year!


I must get Frisco adopted or fostered so that I can get a sweet little boy that waits for me on Central and Fifth each day now, trusting me more and more, who is now limping.  I cannot bring another cat into my house until I find a place for Frisco.  It breaks my heart to leave these innocent animals that need help.  This cat on Central is a mess, and needs to be vetted.  He is dirty, and his fur is ratty, but he looks at me with totally innocent eyes, and I just know I need to rescue him.  Please spread the word about fostering and adopting. 

Speaking of being displaced, Kristin and I will move the shelters from Hayward this weekend.  Thanks Creepy Guy.  You disgust me, you pervert.   I also will be trying to figure out where to relocate my 4th and Pennsylvania shelters where 8 cats live.  The person there is fixing up the house, and the two shelters that were under the porch were removed, and a board was removed from the window of the house.  I just know something is happening there.  HOW do you relocate EIGHT cats.  There is a vacant city lot next door, or at least I think its city owned lot.  I've tried to place shelter there, but they were always tampered with.  The last time, the shelters were thrown into the garage belonging to the boarded house there.  Sunday Sheryl and I had to retrieve them.  Its always something.  Of course the solution would be for the City to allow me to place shelters on these vacant lots.  Make them attractive enough, and elusive enough that they won't be eyesores to passersby. 

I have the day off tomorrow from work.  I am THRILLED.  I hope I can forget my troubles for today, and make it a good day.  I pray that all the animals stay safe out there, and that people who come across them treat them kindly.

 Make it a good day.  I need to remember the following:

So stop waiting until you finish school,
until you go back to school,
until you lose ten pounds,
until you gain ten pounds,
until you have kids,
until your kids leave the house,
until you start work,
until you retire,
until you get married,
until you get divorced,
until Friday night,
until Sunday morning,
until you get a new car or home,
until your car or home is paid off,
until spring, until summer,
until fall, until winter,
until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink, until you've sobered up, until you die, until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy."


  1. DRAT!! I KNEW we needed to get those shelters out from under the porch. One was camouflage with heat reflective interior. You didn't say whether you were able to retrieve them... If I can get Bear the Himalayan adopted, I'll be able to foster another rescue.

  2. There is a place on the Lollypop website where private individuals can post afs for adoption with pictures. I know youve had really good luck with adoptions by word of mouth referals, but that might be another avenue to try, but with GOOD screening of course.