February 23rd 2012 7:24 am
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I've been thinking as Ingen would say 'deep thinks'. I was playing this morning, and trying to engage CK, which isn't difficult. Mommy has been trying to spend a little more time with CK every day, so he doesn't miss Delilah as much. She''s also been considering another foster. We know it's tight here, but it seems there's so much need out there.
You know, we're very lucky, all of us in good homes with caring and loving, responsible humans. We are a community of felines that are bought into magick by virtue of the fact that we have loving homes.
Some aren't so lucky. Still others wind up in situations where they need our help. Mommy recieved the following today from a rescue friend in her email. I'm wondering if anyone near by will be able to help? :
HUEY: Healthy and Such a GOOD BOY!
Please help with this kitty named Huey. Huey who is 5 years young was brought in by a landlord alleging their tenant had abandoned the cat. He signed a euthanasia agreement claiming the owner had moved out and left no forwarding information. When we tried contacting the owners family, the brother declared, "I don't care what you do to the cat". We called the number the landlord had given us for Huey's owner and left a message. When Huey's owner found out what had happened upon returning after a weekend away she came immediately to TOHAS to redeem her beloved Huey. Unfortunately, the landlord saw this as an opportunity to then let Huey's owner know that there was a strict "no animal" clause in their rental agreement. The woman is not in a position to move right now. She comes to the shelter DAILY to visit Huey. When Huey saw his owner his entire demeanor changed and he became the sweet and loving boy his owner described to us. He leans into his mom for pets and gently takes treats from her hand. He becomes the Huey that only his owner has been lucky enough to see, a sweet and gentle guy who is overwhelmed by all the changes that he has been forced to go through in the last 2 weeks. About an hour after his owner was here for her visit-I went to visit with Huey and he left me pet him. He must've seen his mom trusting me and allowed me to handle him knowing his mom wouldn't let anyone hurt him.
Once Huey trusts you, he is an extremely affectionate guy who would like to be pet all day. He is a beautiful boy who is frightened but that makes him more endearing when you earn his trust. The ideal situation for Huey is a quiet household where he can get to know his human slowly and will take their time and allow Huey to relax and bond to them.
Please consider SAVING Huey by getting him a HOME and out of the shelter. He was thrown into circumstances he has no control over and just needs a place to become the Huey his owner knows and the Huey I got to know today. Huey is a gem and desperately needs help.
If you are able to help Huey please contact Peg Gugliotta at Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516.785.5220 ext. 4642 or Shari Polen at 516.785.5220 ext 4628.
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Her Private Cell--631.813.6887
Now, I know that some of you aren't in the NY area, and I know that many of you aren't in a position. But I was wondering, here, as I am having 'deep thinks' about Dot again.
Dot is a miracle. I've written of her before. She was born with Spina Bifida. She was bornin a garage in Virginia, and when her rescuer found her, she immediately put out the word on the 'rescue railroad.' She contacted several animal groups, including one rescuer who at the time was overwhelmed and had drawn back from rescue. But the email was sent to the homeschool network she belonged to and so the Universe said 'ahahaah....come along now!" and so, caputred by Dot's story, with a heart as big as Oklahoma...or hey....Virginia...she responded...as did many people. A talented lady did several Dot video's, including Dot Dynamite. She posted in on Utube, with Dot's story. Before long, Dot's video became very popular, as did the little kitten with the big innocent eyes and red onesie with a bow on the back. People from all over the world posted to Dot on Facebook as a loving and permanent home was sought.
And another miracle happened. A wonderful Sanctuary in New Jersey that week adopted out 2 paralyzed special needs cats. When Dot's case came to their attention, they had room!
Dot now is currently residing at Tabby's Place. She can be visited, and our Mom hopes to go and visit her eventually. Dot is up for adoption, yes. She also has a home for life at Tabby's Place. Tabby's Place is remarkable....if you are a Special Needs kitty and go to live there....you are there til you find your 'furever' home, and if Tabby's can't find one, you live there in a wonderfully kind, clean and loving environment.
Dot has very special needs. Yet, we believe, that there is a person out there who will come forward, at the right time, with all the right qualifications (and there are many-Dot needs help with lots of stuff) who will scoop her up and kiss her nose and say 'You are coming home with me!"
But perhaps the miracle is in the small brown and white tabby that runs merrily around without use of her legs, playing and cuddling as any healthy kitten would.
And today I salute those who do rescue. I stand up on my hind legs and lift my paw in the air and solumnly salute you with Power of the Paw.... Our lovely lady in California who is still seeking a solution for her special needs kitties, as she struggles to find a place that they all could live....Tigger in Florida's dad who found space in his home and heart and his feline family who share what they have with those who had to come in from the cold....because it was just what they had to do....Mango's Mom, who scooped up a small kitty from a scary fate....Rumpy's dad who never says no....Blizzards family who have thown open the doors to those in need...and all those here who step forward and say 'yes, I'll do it' even when their own rescources are at their limit. Why? Because there is never that question of Why? They know a satisfaction and serenity that come with knowining 'yes, we're stressed...but they're safe'.
I believe that there are times the Universe is in synch, and that there is good energy, with good people...so many of us...everywhere. And no where is it felt more strongly than here, in our little Fur virutal community that spills over into what is 'real life'. For there is nothing more real than Love.
Love and light,
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Thank you, Ruffy, for letting us know about Huey and Dot. This is one reason you are a Dreamboat - always thinking about helping other cats find forever homes. We are purring that both Huey and Dot find that home soon! And we give a big high five to all our Catster pals who rescue and take in the stray kitties of the world!
dood...we hope yur "deep thinks" help huey and dot, and de countless others....finds a forever home...and yur mom N dad knead never quest shun themselves...but trooly are deserving oh de blessings oh st francis
hope yur day iz good, stay away frum burd N meowlo's to all
Sending purrs that both Huey and Dot can find their furever homes.