Monday, October 5, 2015


DEFINITION:  an act or instance of carrying into effect; fulfillment:

That's what I felt this morning as I pulled back up at home at 5:30 a.m., yet finishing another morning of feeding 70+ cats in the Beechwood section of Rochester.  All 18 or so locations that I drive to each and every day.  I'll bet not all of us feel that feeling.  Its a good feeling.  I am sure people who do what I do feel it, and others feel accomplishments in their own right, but I am sure that not everyone feels this feeling.  What do you do?  Help me.  Help them.  Come out with me sometime, see what I see.  Donate, Volunteer, Adopt, Foster, do something!  You will then feel this feeling of satisfaction that you have helped, that you have achieved something, that you have done something for someone or something in need.  Its a good feeling.

Yesterday afternoon was not a good feeling.  Our sweet little Chloe has gone to heaven.  Her foster mom came over late yesterday afternoon to tell me that Chloe was not breathing now, this was after knowing that she had stopped eating or drinking, and other unpleasant symptons, and was just 'resting comfortably'.  I had made the decision to bring her to my vet on Monday, but it just didn't turn out that way.  I needed to end her suffering, so with heavy heart, I went and picked her up and brought her to the emergency clinic.  They treated her, and me, so kindly.  I held her in my arms as she passed.  I then gave her a little kiss on her silly little pink nose and said 'I'll see you later Chloe."  :(

So sad.  FIP is a rare, but killer disease.  I had to do this one other time because of it.  I hope never to see it again.  Regarding comments and calls second guessing the vets and myself, I have a lot of very intelligent friends who know a lot about cats and I always appreciate your opinions.  But I will say again, I trust my own judgment and do not do make my decisions lightly.  And thats all I will say on that.



On a happier note, Billy and Midget (renamed Penny) were brought to their new home on Friday.  And what a beautiful home it is.  And what a wonderful family that have.  :)

Tomorrow, I need to give a rundown on all the babies out there still, and the ones that are being fostered and need forever homes.

Have a great day.

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.

Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan..."


  1. Rest in Peace sweet Cloe. God made the decision for you and sometimes that makes it easier. I am so thankful and happy to know that Cloe knew love and kindness and warmth and safety. Because of you she didn't spend her last months suffering horribly alone on the streets. Because of you, she spent her her last few months surrounded by caring people. I know she knew that and felt it and felt happy despite her illness. I really can't think of a better thing to do with your life than alleviate the suffering of others. To everyone who helped Cloe - you are her heroes.

  2. Am also sadden by your loss. God Bless you Janine.

  3. Janine,

    Thank you so very much for all you did for Cloe and what you do every day for all the other Kitties that are fortunate enough to cross your path. You truly are the (Cat Angel). As sad as it is that Cloe had to leave so soon, it is a blessing that her suffering has ended and your were with her. You are utterly amazing Janine!. God has chosen you to rescue his 4-legged creatures and will forever watch over you for doing so.

    Walt Simoni