Arrival Story: In late April of 2009, my husband and I went to visit our 81-year-old neighbor Ray, who was dying of cancer. While we were there, Ray's daughter asked us if we would like a kitten. A feral cat that had been dumped on their property had given birth to three kittens, which were about four weeks old at the time. When my husband Henry saw the kittens, he said "We just might have to take the calico!" Ray said "They're cute, aren't they?!" It seemed as though Ray was hoping we would adopt one of the babies. For the next month, Henry acted as though he had changed his mind and said that we couldn't have another cat, but when Ray passed away, Henry said we could adopt the kitten in memory of Ray.
Bio: Rayna was the runt of her litter and much smaller than her siblings. I brought her home on May 26, 2009 (3 days after Ray passed away), when she was 8 weeks old. At first, we named her "Rayanne" in honor of her late "grandpa". A few days later, my husband suggested that we change her name to "Reina", which means "queen" in Spanish. We compromised on the spelling and came up with "Rayna".
Hello furriends! I have been very quiet since joining Catster in 2009 and this is my first diary entry, but this is very urgent, so my fursibs and I are all cross-posting this in our diaries. Minda, Paula, and Merry are three wonderful kitties whose owner is dying of a brain tumor. The owner, Kathy, just went into hospice care and will not be returning home. Her house is going into foreclosure, so even though Kathy's wonderful neighbors (Catster pawrents of Albie and Mr. Silk) have been going across the street 2 or 3 times a day to check on the cats, this cannot continue much longer. These kitties have been declawed and must live indoors. PLEASE go to Minda, Paula, and Merry's page at the link below, read their story, and help if you can to save these lovely girls from going to a shelter. They can be adopted individually or together. They are located in West Virginia but transport to an approved home within several hundred miles could be arranged. Even if you can't adopt any of these girls, please share the link. Thank you so much!