Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11th! PAT B.!

Watch out for these guys this season!  Feed them too!  :)

CONGRATULATIONS Pat!  Thank you so much for your kind donation towards the Feed a Cat For Christmas campaign that I've been doing since December 1st.  Today, this morning, between 4 am. and 5:30 am., you helped to feed over 70 cats!  And boy were they hungry!  I am so in awe of those of you that have helped to support me throughout this special month.  Thank you again Pat, for all you do for the kitties! 

I am off today from my real job, thank God.  Not that it was a bad week, but even on a 'vacation' day, there is so much 'work' to be done.  The one thing I will enjoy doing is baking Egg Nog Muffins - a recipe I found in my Cuisine magazine.  Love Eggnog, especially the really good stuff, from Pittsford Dairy!  I will add RUM to it, as the recipe says it will 'enhance the flavor of the eggnog'.  Sure thing.  I think I will capitalize on the rum theme by making it my afternoon cocktail.   Mojito anyone?

I will also be picking up Hermie today.  His foster doesn't want him anymore because she has a cat that is not doing well, and the cat is stressing out with Hermie there.  She tried her best to socialize Hermie, but has given up.  Thank God for Melissa, who has stepped in and is committed to helping Hermie overcome his shyness.  If you recall, Hermie was the kitty on Ferndale and Webster that followed Crazy Maryleigh around, but had a golf ball sized tumor under his belly.  Nearly touching the ground as he walked.  We had to get him, neuter him, remove the tumor, and let him heal.  In hindsight, we should have returned Hermie to this area after healing.  Now, its too late.  It would be cruel to return him outside.

I will be bringing Patches in for a second opinion at the South Towne veterinary hospital today at 3.  We will see what he says, and I will make my decision about him from there.  He is suffering so.  It hurts him to eat.  And its not his teeth, its his tongue.  His fur is a mess.  He can't clean himself.  Lets hope for the best for him.

That's all I got folks.  It was quiet out there, but heartbreaking at the end as I stopped once more to see Parsley, make sure the coons didn't eat up the food, and he followed me, again, to my car.  Right to the curb.  I had to get back out and bend down and pet him gently.  I could have stayed there for an hour and he would have loved this.  I feel terrible driving away from him.  I need more fosters.  Please consider.

Thanks and have a great day!

Don't Miss Out....
The man whispered, "God, speak to me." And a meadowlark sang.
But the man did not hear.

So the man yelled "God, speak to me." And, the thunder rolled across the sky.
But the man did not listen.

The man looked around and said, "God, let me see you." And a star shined brightly. But the man did not notice.
And, the man shouted, "God, show me a miracle." And a life was born.
But the man did not know.

So, the man cried out in despair,  "Touch me, God, and let me know you are here."  Whereupon God reached down and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way that you expect.


  1. Janine, I'm calling South Towne vet and making a donation; I hope the others who said they would do it so you're not hit with a bill at this visit for poor Patches. Good luck at the vets (and with those muffins - sounds yummy)! Nancy C.

    Above link re. feeding corn to deer only during the winter. It is indigestible to them if not used to it and will cause them to starve!
    Can you post an update on Patches later Janine?

  3. I've been thinking of Patches all day. Hope it went well at the vet's.