Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4th! - NANCY D!

CONGRATULATIONS to NANCY D.!!!!  You have helped to feed kitties for today, December 4th!  It helps immensely knowing I have the money to feed the cats another day, and having your support of this undertaking I have chosen to do, day after day.  Thank you Nancy!


Today is Friday.  A GOOD thing, but that doesn’t mean I get to stop feeding cats, I just don’t have to go to work right after I do that for two days.  It was a decent morning, no rain, unlike yesterday, but there was a nip in the air.  It reminded me of what is yet to come.  I thought about the first snowfall we are bound to get.  I thought about having to shovel when its so deep that the cats can’t come, or go, from their shelter to get the food.  I thought about my winter gear, making sure that I have tight fitting boots, because when I wade through the sometimes thigh high deep snow, I want to get as little snow as possible inside my boots, especially when its below zero.  It makes it extra tough to make this journey I go on every single day, for over 15 years now (haven’t I been saying ‘over 15’ for years now – I hate to say more – makes me sound old!).  I now feed at 18 locations, crazy.  At each of them, there are at least five cats waiting.  Some run to the other side of the road to meet me.  I always hold my breath knowing a car could speed by and kill them. 

I spay and neuter, feed and water, and shelter as many as I can.  Even though I see new cats each year, I hope I am making a difference in the lives of these cats.  Its hard to see when you see them day in and day out.  And its hard to see when you don’t see certain ones for a long period of time, sometimes never again.  Like Tuffy.  Boy do I miss Tuffy.  He is the big old red Tomcat that I fed for years and years on Second Street, finally having him neutered, reluctant as all get up to let him back out into this cruel neighborhood, but I had to.  It wasn’t my choice really.  He is gone now, at peace, finally.

Nevertheless, I couldn’t have done all this, the past EIGHT years (since 2008) that I have been writing my blog, without those of you who found me, and wanted to help.  Thank you so much for everything.

I am excited about the Feed a Cat for Christmas, and those that have participated.  The tab to read more about it is at the top of this page.  I have up until I think the 17th of this month filled.  I don’t post on weekends, so please forgive me if I don’t announce your name on a Saturday or Sunday, I will have to lump you together on Monday.  Whoever winds up on a weekend, you are just as special to me.  Thank you for your kind donation.

Have a great day!

"Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to
look like & celebrating it
for everything that it is."

1 comment:

  1. Janine,

    You are making a HUGE difference in the lives of every Animal that is fortunate enough to cross your path. If I recall correctly, according to Kristin's last published count you have rescued over 80 Cats this year. More importantly, you have prevented thousands of felines from being born and thrust into a life of pure HELL on the mean streets of Rochester. You truly are the (Cat Angel)! I implore everyone who can to please adopt a Cat not only for Christmas but throughout the entire Winter season when Cats need to eat more just to stay warm. We all can make a big difference in these poor creatures lives by supporting Janine's mission.

    Thanking you all in advance,
    Walt Simoni