Mom was taking a few minutes this morning helping me catch up with a few blogs before getting started with the packing again. She was looking at some of the Caturday art and feeling bummed. It’s her favorite post — well, I guess it would have to be since it is her only post on my blog — and she was thinking she didn’t have time to work on one. Then she remembered that she had done one earlier in the week just in case things got really hairy as the move got down to the wire.
In this photo, mom “selected” Jan and put her on a separate layer. She then used a couple of filters on the original layer to decrease the detail then applied the emboss and chrome filters to the background layers.
If you read my post, Hard Decisions, you know that mom is trying to find new homes for some of my adopted brothers and sisters. MeoowzResQ had their regular Sunday adoption event at the Petco in Anaheim yesterday so mom took Fontana to see if someone might see her and fall in love. Fontana is a beautiful Siamese mix with gorgeous blue eyes — almost as striking as mine! She is a sweet girl who loves to cuddle. You can read more about her here. She was really scared at first but mom held her for a while and she realized it wasn’t so bad there. Unfortunately, it was a really slow … Continue reading
Ms Savvy Do over at Savannah’s Paw Tracks is having a Commentathon and Blog Hop. For every comment made on the original post, they will donate $1 to a nonprofit to be chosen at a later date from a list of recommendations by readers. For every comment made on a Paw it Forward story on another blog like this one, they will donate $.50. What an awesome way to Paw it Forward. As an ADVO-Cat for MeoowzResQ, of course, I recommended them and am sharing two of their kitties in need.
MeoowzResQ is mostly a kitten rescue, taking in orphans or whole families including the mom. Most of the other adults they take in are injured in some way. Often, a shelter will contact them directly or they will see an adult being networked through email that needs surgery or some other type of medical … Continue reading
Mom has debated about whether or not to write this post but feels it is an important topic regardless of any backlash she might get. While working for the rescue, she has seen many occasions where people have reached out for help with their kitties because they have to move and can’t take them with them. Some of the very condemning responses went something like, “How awful those people are. I would never give up my babies. I just wouldn’t move someplace where I couldn’t take them.” Mom is so glad that she never judged those people. No matter what you think you know, you don’t know the whole story.
When mom bought her condo twelve years ago, she never dreamed she would ever have to move from it. Then came the down turn in the economy. After struggling through that, she was hit with health issues which further deteriorated … Continue reading
The celebration of Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week is coming to a close on Saturday, but less adoptable pets need our help all year long. Pets considered less adoptable wait for a forever home many times longer than a cute kitten or puppy. What animals wait the longest? Petfinder conducted a survey and here is what it showed:
Petfinder created Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week in 2009 to help bring awareness to the plight of these special, unusual, or sometimes too common, pets.
The pets with special needs group can include blind, deaf, missing or deformed limbs, FIV+, and any other condition Continue reading
Mom loves to tell us the story of how Echo came into her life. It all began with another kitty named Topper.
Mom found Topper when he was a tiny baby. She was at the stable where her horses lived. She and a friend were walking down the stall isle when they heard pitiful little cries. They looked around and finally found him hiding among some trash cans. Mom took him home and he sat right in her lap the whole way. Mom said that was pretty amazing for a little feral kitty. He made himself at home immediately.
When Topper was about two years old, he escaped from the house. The patio screen door was open a few inches in the morning when mom got up. Either someone had left it open or he had opened it! Mom looked for him for weeks and was so sad. Her search for … Continue reading
I want to tell you more about the wonderful organization that saved my life as well as the lives of my adopted brothers and sisters. This is what mom has told me about them.
With most people, rescuing sneaks up on you gradually. MeoowzResQ started with one woman, founder Dani Ryan, who agreed to help a co-worker out with some feral bottle babies. Then she took up volunteering at a local shelter and with another rescue group.
Soon, she and another friend, Judith, hooked up to save bottle babies from their local county shelter. It was Friday, April 20, 2001, Dani’s birthday, when she was asked to come down to the shelter and pick up a litter of kittens. To her surprise, when she arrived, there were 21 babies that would be euthanized if she did not take them. What would she do? … Continue reading
We’ve had some MeoowzResQ foster kittens in the house for about a week now but none of us bigger cats have gotten to see them yet. They are upstairs in the kitty room because they are sick and getting medication. Mom says they have an upper respiratory infection. Mom took some photos of them though and they look pretty cute! They don’t look so sick to me!
Mom says they are both so sweet. The black one holds mom’s face with her paws and kisses her nose. She had a hard time getting a picture of her. Mom says she is a ball of energy and is always on the move or wants to be in her lap and won’t … Continue reading