Friday, August 28, 2015

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day


On this special Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, I would like to call attention to my Rainbow Bridge page. There are cats, dogs, reptiles, birds, fish, and rodents. I have listed the critters that have crossed The Bridge in my adult life. They are listed in order of the date of their adoption.  I will be adding pictures over time, as possible.  

My first dog was Velvet. She was 15 when she crossed The Bridge. I was 25. She was buried in a formal pet cemetery. As I had engraved on Velvet's headstone, "Love surpasses death". This still rings true. My life has been blessed by many critters, and I believe I am better for it. I remember each and every one of them with love and gratitude, always. 


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

For the Love of Dogs...

...every day.

Yesterday was National Dog Day.  Stella got plenty of love and treats yesterday ...but, then again, she does every day. I recently posted this video on Facebook. As I always say, critters should be celebrated every day!

When Bill is on the road, we are in frequent contact. We also text and send emails of news, videos, and other things of interest. Bill  is also a faithful follower of McGuffy's Reader. We  talk on the phone often. Htalks to the furkids, too. 

Stella knows Dad's ringtone. If I am busy, she lets me know that Dad is calling. I will put Bill on speakerphone so Stella and Dad can talk to each other. They do. When they are done chatting, he will offer her a treat. She says, "Yes", as only dogs can do. I will then give her the treat. By that time, the cats have heard Dad and will line up for their treats, too.

So, we do celebrate our critters every day. We celebrate with them, too.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It's George!

The minions have gone on to their forever homes. I am pleased to report that all is well with them. As for George...he was already Home. It was obvious that George belonged here, in our family. 

George and Stella bonded immediately. George would hug her legs and nose when she visited the minions. Grizelda accepted him without protest. Maggie wants to mother George as she did her original minions: Grizelda and Chloe Jo. Chloe Jo thinks that George is hers, just as Stella is her dog. When Bill saw how easily George fit into our family, he said that George has a forever home with us. I certainly cannot argue with that!

We are blessed to have George in our family. All of us girls are happy to take care of him. And Bill finally has another guy on his side. We love happy endings. Don't you?



  
~George Thomas~



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Then & Now

The minions are ten weeks old. They have come a long way. They have grown from tiny helpless newborn kittens into very healthy and strong, smart little cats.  They amaze me, but I am also proud of them. They are little miracles, full of spirit and life. 

Louis, Bindi, Riley, and George at one week old.

Bindi, Riley, Louis and George at ten weeks old.



~Bindi~

Bindi is the cheerleader. She is very sweet and eager to be 
part of any activity. She is fearless and very creative.
Bindi is both a princess and a class clown. 
She loves to play, cuddle, and purr.



~George~

George is reserved and sensitive. He will let others
have their way, and then decide what he wants to do.
Never demanding or pushy, George is a gentleman.
He loves to cuddle, but is always ready to play, too. 



~Louis~

Louis is a sweet guy. He can be very silly, too.
He especially loves to have his tummy rubbed. 
Louis likes to get attention in any way that he can.
He is very animated. His charms are hard to resist.



~Riley~

Riley loves to be the centre of attention.
He is a quick thinker and filled with mischief. 
Riley puts his full effort into everything he does, 
whether it is eating, playing or cuddling. 


The minions are ready to go out into the world. They will be leaving us today to join other families. I have taught them all of the basics. We have given them a healthy start and a firm foundation. They are ready to become part of a "forever" home*. 

This is the very hardest part of rescue: letting go. It is truly bittersweet for me, but it is time.
We wish them all of the love & care that they absolutely deserve. 

I was privileged to be part of their journey and blessed for them to be a part of mine. I love them dearly.
Godspeed, Minions.


*One of the minions is already "Home"Can you guess who? 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Full House

As the minions grew, they needed more room. 
So, they moved into a cute little cottage.

Bindi quickly decided it was her dream house.
She began to decorate and add personal touches.

Once satisfied that it was purrfect, she felt right at home. 


She loves the view from the windows, 
where she can keep an eye on her brothers.

She likes to keep watch from the chimney and the roof, too.
You never know where those brothers are going to show up!

Little Sister is watching. 

"Home Sweet Home."