Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Big One

IS this not the cutest face?  This is Melody, the kitty/Kitten I rescued from Melville a few weeks back.  She was being chased by the 'boys' (which I am trying to get all fixed), while she was in heat.   She was finally spayed, and is awaiting adoption by a nice girl and her dad!  :)

I forgot to mention, Sunday morning, I went to my Short Street shelter to feed Baby Buttons, Mr. Whiskers, and Sam - who by the way has not been there for days... I am so worried about him.   Nor have I seen Millie, the little black and white beauty I've been feeding for years.  Her partner, Captain Morgan, I found dead in the shelter there several years ago.  One of the shelters the city destroyed.  I thank God he knew enough to go into the shelter during his last moments of life.  I miss him very much.
Captain Morgan

This morning is the beginning of a major storm that is hitting the east.  Its a big one.  I left the house at 4:00 am. with it JUST beginning to snow - no snow on the ground at that moment.  By the time I got back at 5:45, there was at least an inch and half, two inches.

At each location, I thought about how the shelter will hold up with a foot of snow either piled on top of it, or blown into it.  I had on hand the only things I have left at the house - two boards, one Styrofoam, one plastic tote shelters, two tarps, and of course, the weights - two bricks - were forgotten.  I have no more shelters, I have no more weights actually, and they are needed to keep the tarps down against the wind that is predicted.

I stopped at Paul's house on Second to feed, of course, but to also get another pallet that is behind the vacant house next to him.  I have finally built up a shelter for the three cats that were misplaced on the corner of Pennsylvania and Second, in a vacant lot across the street.  There are two pallets, a tarp covering, with three shelters - two very small and flimsy Styrofoam and a plastic tote.

This is the OLD shelter
Straw under porch - I believe two of the kitties are still trying to snuggle in here.

Where my shelters were destroyed on Second and Pennsylvania

At each location, I told the hungry little ones waiting for me that I would see them tomorrow.  Shovel in hand for sure.

Wish me luck, tomorrow is going to be a bitch.  (Sorry Grandma Berry!)  :)

While I am not overly religious, nor have I gone to church in a while, to my mother’s dismay – being raised Catholic, there are some things about the church that I don’t agree with.  I do however, remain spiritual, and when troubled, I like to read passages from the bible.

I found the following and reading it helps me - when there are trials and tribulations such as this storm that we and all homeless animals have to endure - to remember that all will be well.

God’s glory: The storm will not last forever and trials are an opportunity for a testimony. It gives God so much glory when everyone knows you’re going through a tough trial and you stand strong, trusting in the Lord until He delivers you, without complaining.

Psalm 40:4-5 Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal

Have a nice day!


  1. Good thing I built TWO then eh ?

  2. I was up at 4 am and thinking of you. I wish I lived closer so I could help you more. I would come out with you tomorrow morning if there is no school if only I didn't live across the city. I will be with you in spirit. You are a true hero to these animals in every sense of the word. - Kristin