Friday, December 30, 2016

Feed a Cat for Christmas!!! JENN A!!!!

Jenn A.!  Thank you so much for your help in helping me to Feed a Cat for Christmas!  You are an angel. Jenn has also made a few trips to my house to donate food items for the kitties, and I could not be more grateful!

I thought I would end the year - my last post for 2016 - with a feel good story!  If you all remember Sydney and Joanie, two of the five kitten litter that I rescued this fall, here is what their new Moms have to say:

Our 1st Christmas
as told by Sydney and Piper (Joanie).

Hello humans and Happy Mew Year! To start, a TREMENDOUS Thank YOU to everyone involved in rescuing us and giving us a great shot at a good home. You also helped our siblings get adopted and got our Momma fixed so we have no more brothers and sisters roaming those cold streets alone! For that, we are so grateful!! 

We got to spend our first Christmas warm, safe, dry, and spoiled! We snuggled with our new brothers while waiting for Santa to arrive.

(Spooky and Piper)
(Sydney and Rudy)

We are fed, watered, given lots of toys and entertainment. We are turning out to be the most amazing kittens our Mom's have ever met. Who wouldn't adore us?

See how my sister is hugging my tail while we sleep? We love each other so much! And again are so happy we get to live with each other forever! Please always consider taking 2 if you can.We really are inseparable... 

As 2017 approaches, we'd like to ask for something for those not so lucky as us. Please do whatever you can to help our Mom and other friends that are still out on the streets alone, waiting for their warm, safe homes. If you have any spare change, please donate. If you have a spare room, please foster. If you can make things, a shelter is what kept us warm and dry for many nights. If you aren't able to do any of that, then please spread the word far and wide about what Janine does. You never know who may be listening and wants to help. There are so many more of us out there waiting for our furrever homes...... so PLEASE continue to help our friends!  

Again, thank YOU to everyone that helped us and continues to help all of our friends that are still out there.

We hope 2017 blesses and rewards you all!  

Much love and purrs, Sydney and Piper.... (and big bro Rudy)


And from me:

I am so thankful to have all these kittens and cats come through my life... Together, with the help of fosters and adopters and those spreading the word, we have made an enormous difference in the lives of so many unfortunate souls, and stopped many from reproducing.  Every cat has brought me joy and comfort and a feeling of truly making a difference.  And I also want to thank each and every one of you.... you are my people.

In case I haven't told you lately how much I love you:  your comments, your humor, having a place to share aspects of my personality that no one in my real life "gets"... Is a wonderful gift.  Thank you for it.

PS, Kristin just wrote me that I TNR'd 44 cats and rescued 43 cats.  An average of one rescue and one TNR every 8 days all year.  Fantastic.  Again, couldn't do it without YOU.


Happy New Year!  See below for the best advice for the new year, as written by Ann Landers!

Advice for All on New Year’s Day

Ann Landers
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Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time.
  • Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories.
  • Share a funny story with someone whose spirits are dragging. A good laugh can be very good medicine.
  • Vow not to make a promise you don’t think you can keep.
  • Pay a debt.
  • Give a soft answer.
  • Free yourself of envy and malice.
  • Encourage some youth to do his or her best. Share your experience, and offer support. Young people need role models.
  • Make a genuine effort to stay in closer touch with family and good friends.
  • Resolve to stop magnifying small problems and shooting from the lip. Words that you have to eat can be hard to digest.
  • Find the time to be kind and thoughtful. All of us have the same allotment: 24 hours a day. Give a compliment. It might give someone a badly needed lift.
  • Think things through. Forgive an injustice. Listen more. Be kind.
  • Apologize when you realize you are wrong. An apology never diminishes a person. It elevates him.
  • Don’t blow your own horn. If you’ve done something praiseworthy, someone win notice eventually.
  • Try to understand a point of view that is different from your own. Few things are 100 percent one way or another.
  • Examine the demands you make on others.
  • Lighten up. When you feel like blowing your top, ask yourself, "Will it matter a week from today?"
  • Laugh the loudest when the joke is on you.
  • The sure way to have a friend is to be one. We are all connected by our humanity, and we need each other.
  • Avoid malcontents and pessimists. They drag you down and contribute nothing.
  • Don’t discourage a beginner from trying something risky. Nothing ventured means nothing gained. Be optimistic. The can-do spirit is the fuel that makes things go.
  • Go to war against animosity and complacency.
  • Express your gratitude. Give credit when it’s due—and even when it isn’t. It will make you look good.
  • Read something uplifting. Deep-six the trash. You wouldn’t eat garbage—why put it in your head?
  • Don’t abandon your old-fashioned principles. They never go out of style.
  • When courage is needed, ask yourself, "If not me, who? If not now, when?"
  • Take better care of yourself. Remember, you’re all you’ve got. Pass up that second helping. You really don’t need it. Vow to eat more sensibly. You’ll feel better and look better, too.
  • Don’t put up with secondhand smoke. Nobody has the right to pollute your air or give you cancer. If someone says, "This is a free country," remind him or her that the country may be free, but no person is free if he has a habit he can’t control.
  • Return those books you borrowed. Reschedule that missed dental appointment. Clean out your closet. Take those photos out of the drawer and put them in an album. If you see litter on the sidewalk, pick it up instead of walking over it.
  • Give yourself a reality check. Phoniness is transparent, and it is tiresome. Take pleasure in the beauty and the wonders of nature. A flower is God’s miracle.
  • Walk tall, and smile more. You’ll look 10 years younger.
  • Don’t be afraid to say, "I love you." Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.
  • If you have love in your life, consider yourself blessed, and vow to make this the best year ever.


  1. The last post of 2016! And what a wonderful post it is. 87 cats this year helped by Janine and all of the people who have stepped up, in any way, to help her. I am always amazed by what Janine accomplishes as just one individual. Imagine if we all dedicated our lives to helping others (whether they be people or animals) as Janine has. What a wonderful world it would be indeed. Cheers!!!!