Monday, August 24, 2015

I Did It Again! And Again!

UGGH.  TWO more rescues this weekend!  One planned, the other unplanned.  The planned was Melonie (Mel for short) - the beautiful calico on Melville Street on Saturday morning.  She was a good girl and let me grab her and place her in my carrier.  She would be my prisoner until 10:30 that morning so I let her out of the carrier on my porch when I got home so that she wouldn't be confined for six hours!  At 10:30, I brought her to her new home.  A kind, retired woman who loves cats and offered to take her sight unseen (she did see a picture of her)!  The PERFECT adopter!~   I brought her over and it was instant love.  Little Mel (now called Li Li) is slowly meeting Susan's other seven cats, and what a cat haven she will be living in.  Lots of nooks and crannies for her to play hide and seek!  Last report from Susan:  Janine- all is well- Li Li came out from behind the dryer and let me pick her up - she is very sweet- She is doing very well my 2 year old Mya has been in visiting her and she so calm- so loving and sweet- She will fit in fine I can't get over how healthy she is. Thank you-

So get this, Kristin came over from Churchville Sunday morning to help me fix up a shelter, which turned out to be me holding her hostage in my car and taking her to three other shelters for her to help me with checking out the totes and the straw inside, and to my garden.  AND to show her where Maryleigh lived, who by the way was outside scrubbing her house, all the boxes had been removed from her porch, and there was a large bowl of fresh water on her driveway, presumably for the cats.  NOT to mention a very large trap sitting upright, looked as if she had cleaned it and it was drying.  On our way back on Melville, I spotted a woman and young girl talking to an older woman in a car, just two doors down from the tree where I feed all these cats, where I've TNR'd at least five, and rescued at least three from here.  The Smudge, Mel, and ....  who else?  Anyways, I had been thinking about the coming weather and where would these cats go, and be sheltered - their food and them, when the weather began to get rough?  I wanted to talk to SOMEone around there with some compassion.  After getting out, introducing ourselves, turns out Heidi is a cat lover, animal lover all the way around. Her mother was just leaving, and she said 'I read about you in the paper!"  HA!  Anyways, Heidi told me that the man in the house next door - who rented out two apartments, did not receive a certificate of occupancy, which you need to rent out, so the tenants left, and one left four cats.  So THIS is where these beautiful animals came from!  How can anyone do such a thing?  She also said I could put the food and shelters in the little alcove under the porch  A nice little spot that will also shelter them from the western storms that hit us.  I left there elated, although good God, I didn't need another location to feed at!  What does this make -- 17?  ugggh.

Another incident:  Noodles is being fostered, with possible adoption just ahead!  Two wonderful people came over and met him on Friday, and instantly fell in love.  Saturday morning, they came and catnapped her right then and there!  I miss my little snaggletooth.  :)  Here is what they have to say:  Noodles says he misses you but he'll put up with us if necessary! He's doing well -had a good first night in his new room ( I checked on him twice). He did hide under the dresser  ( I guess a double bed wasn't good enough )but came out to play and get some love! Went and got some more food and KMR for him and Gary is teaching him to watch golf on T.V. with him. Men!!!!  Seriously Janine our cats seem to be o.k. with him and he seems to be doing well.  Come visit if you want!  June

LOOK at all my toes!!!  I have a lot of extra toes!

So the second rescue came on Second Street, where, for the second morning in a row, a kitten, perhaps three to four months old came slowly walking up to me, hungry.  I grabbed her Sunday morning and that was that!  I will NOT LEAVE a KITTEN.  So here I go again.  I named her Cloe (Sevigny - an actress I love) (Sevigny - Second Street - :)) I had just been enjoying an entire day and night with no extra cats in my house (except for Skinny Minnie) when this happened.  Tootsie, one of the five baby kittens under my care was adopted on Sunday.  She went to a good family who has another kitten that needed a companion.  Her new 'mom' Baerbel - from Germany - had an 18 year old cat that she brought with her to America that was just recently deceased.  Her last tie to Germany she said, and it broke her heart.  She fell in love with Tootsie.  It was very hard for me to let her go.  The first of the five to be split up.  :(  Here is what she has to say:  She is sleeping on the couch in a blanket next to us. If we are not right there we have her in a separate room with each family member visiting her and play with her. She is such a cutie. They are sleeping in the same room right across from each other. Hope they will become fast friends. Thank you so much for rescuing her and letting us adopting her. We will put them together in a room for the night as you suggested. Thank you so much for everything. I will let you know tomorrow morning hole it went.

Me and George, enjoying our last moments with TOOTSIE

Look close!  Thats Tootsie behind George!  :)

Tomorrow is TNR Tuesday, and I am hoping to grab the hernia kitty on Ferndale and Webster, and Cammy on Central, who has a home waiting for him!  Hooray!

Some pictures:  Be sure to click on the picture to see up close!  PS, special thanks to Twin Oaks Landscaping for donating the pavers!  They look beautiful! 

My Vacant Lot Garden on Pennsylvania

Shelters behind Garden

Hernia Kitty on Ferndale (under car)

Parsley - looking to be rescued

Thats it in a nutshell for today - must get to work!

Have a great day!

"I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter, 
and all the animals on the street...  
the cast-offs of human soiciety.  
I saw in their eyes love and hope, 
fear and dread, sadness and betrayal.  
And I was angry.  "God," I said, "this is terrible!  
Why don't you do something?"  
God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke 
softly.  "I have done something," 
He replied.  "I created You."


  1. EVERY single person that has helped in any way, THANK YOU!! Quite simply- you've done good and you will one day be rewarded! All of the cats that have been rescued or given shelters, a beautiful garden to hide them from evil people, donations to be spayed/neutered, trapped so they can be helped, food to feed their bellies, a warm, safe place to sleep, the list is endless....THANK YOU! You are restoring my faith in humanity and making a tremendous difference to those that matter most! Let's keep up the great work!

  2. Wow! Sounds like a productive weekend and Monday morning!

  3. I just want everyone to know that Cloe is the cutest, most affectionate kitten! I met her yesterday morning mere hours after Janine had rescued her off the street and she was purring and rubbing and loving being held and pet. She has 7 toes on her paws and is a beautiful muted calico. And Skinny Minnie is adorable!!! She is SO petite, all white with a black tail and 2 black spots. What a sweetheart she is. Seriously - I have NO idea how these cats end up so sweet, affectionate and beautiful given what they have been through. It really is a testament to the power of love. I hope someone out there will adopt them soon as they are (as my 5 year old neighbor likes to say) "Wunnerful kitties!" :D