March 4th 2011 3:58 am
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Dear Humans who have feline kind in your care,
I wanted to take this time to thank you. You see, I have been with Mommy awhile now. I know Mommy and Daddy adore me, and I realize how lucky I am to have good people who think like cats-that is to say they love cats, and believe our wellbeing is important. For me, that means alot. Mommy saved me many years ago from a mean person who was squirting me and my kits with a hose. She was mean, and when I would sit in the window, forever after, I would look down at her and hiss. We KNOW who has a good spirit, and who doesn't. Our nature is such that we always know.
I wanted to say that you are all very special to have cats life with you. We bestow blessings, we are Fey, we are Magick, we are Blessed. And yes, we know this.
That said, many cats are not so lucky. And I wanted to bring up something important..it is so very important, dear people, to have something written down in the event that something should happen that prevents you from caring for us, for a plan to be in place for us to be cared for.
You see, mommy has read and heard of too many stories where cats are abandoned, put out of their homes, or put into places that 'put them down' because when their people have something happen that makes them not able to care for them, of these cats winding up in bad situations. Some are lucky, and very good people come forward and take care of them. Natalie, my sister was found by someone wandering. She had not probably ever been taken to a vet, so I don't know how good her previous person was. But she was loved and cared for in some way, because she was very affectionate. But then, we are forgiving creatures, even if we do not forget.
I don't know how you would make sure we are cared for in the event that something happens. Perhaps to speak with a close friend, and put away some of that green paper called money, and make sure that goes with us to whoever will care for us. Perhaps seek out a good place that will take care of a kitty in situations like this. Or perhaps speak with a vet and ask what others do in this sort of situation. But if you plan ahead, then things will be set 'just in case'.
I know this is not a cheerful topic on so lovely a morning, but I thought to say this because we, as cats, are so very vulnurable. There is foster care for children. There is not for us. We are so dependent on you to look out for us...and in turn, be blessed, for the Goodness is Cat is evident in our eyes, don't you think?
In any case, I bid you a fine good morning, stretch ans close my eyes agin for my morning nap. Life, yes, it is good.
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Good morning Bella! It is a lovely morning, isn't it? You brought up a very important topic. Unpleasant as such a topic may be, I agree that it's very important that our humans have a plan in place for us felinekind in case something happens.
Our dear Hazel Lucy started a forum thread on this very topic when Aldo and Tess's mom suddenly passed away. There's lots of excellent ideas and info posted in that thread that you and your mommy and others might find very valuable and helpful. The thread is called "Your Emergency Contact Cards (Preparing for Life without Mom and Dad)" and it's in the Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support forum. Here's the url:
This is so useful!!!I think it should be posted right up front somewhere on Catsters front pages.
It also gave me a new appreciation for Hazel Lucy and her mom. They really stepped forth to help these kitties. Was the little missing kitty ever found? I hope if not, somehow that mystery turns into a happy one.
Mommy and Daddy are talking about putting together a plan for us. Mommy said she is going to ask her sister because she knows her sister would always take care of us...she is the sister who's kitties just went to Rainbow Bridge. So we know she loves kitties.
This is such a wonderful site, with so many heroic people and cats on it!
Hazel Lucy is THE bestest ever! She organized and coordinated the whole rescue effort and Casterites all came together to do whatever they could. Aldo was found and adopted by a Catster member. The doggy Noelle was located in the shelter and also adopted by a Catster/Dogster member. Sadly, the other kitty, Tess, was never found. Volunteers went there for weeks trying to find and trap her. She was a beautiful cat and we can only hope that someone found her and gave her a home.
It's a very good idea to put together a plan before anything happens (and pray that nothing ever does happen!) It's best to ask someone you totally trust ahead of time and not leave it to chance. Mommy asked her sister if she would adopt and care for me if something happens to my mommy and her sister said yes. Mommy's sister is a cat lover too but after her cat died, she and her husband decided not to adopt any more cats because my sister is now disabled and caring for a cat wouldn't be easy for her. But she and her hubby love me and would never let me go to a shelter and mommy knows I'd be in good hands!
That is a great idea, luckily our Mom has us taken care of if anything happens, our oldest Human sister will take us in...she has it in writing...and if she can't then our youngest sister will take us..they are cat lovers and even doggie lovers....
Everyone should have it in writing and make sure the person/s you choose can be trusted. Sometimes they say yes and then when it comes to actually taking on the responsibility can or decide not to do it...Mom is a pet sitter and she printed out HL information about the emergency contact and leaves it with them..hoping they will make arrangements for their pets too.
I agree - everyone should make sure there animals will be taken care of if something bad happens.