Ms Glory Bee is a bed hog! It’s a king size bed, a california king at that, but everywhere I wanted to lie down, so did she. Not by my side but on my legs, my stomach, my chest, my neck! I have finally given in and come out here to try and sleep on the couch but haven’t the heart to move ten cats already claiming it. Maybe I should just surrender and sleep on the floor? LOL
Glory is a far cry from the semi-feral cat who first arrived here earlier in the year. Mike said she is just grateful to be off that cold porch- although he did sacrifice his electric blanket for her to lie on so she wasn’t entirely cold at night.
So now it is Christmas and the kitties are all inside and clustered around the heaters for warmth. 18 degrees at the moment. Thanks to Santa’s Elves, there were 5 more snuggle discs sent our way and so the outside kitties also have heat sources to turn to. The kitties cleaned up this year with so many goodies- I thank all who visited the wish list and put this sanctuary back to where it was before distemper hit us.
We had lost not only so many kittens, but also cat beds, toys, condos litter pans. It was a turbulent year but there were rewards along the way with many kittens and a few seniors finding loving, forever homes. That’s what it is all about- putting them in safe hands and not having to worry about them again.
So many came through our doors and some were only here for a brief time before passing to the Bridge but they left many lessons behind and oh they were so loved: Others have gone on to fill emptiness in people’s lives and bring laughter and love to a home. No house is a home without a cat.
We had Cotton and Ember the two inbred minature Persians who went on to make two families so happy.
Adopted out this year were: Secret, Miss Hiss,Sinclair, Braveheart, Scully,Maggie May, Kira, Muggles, Katella,Rayne, Pearl, Grayson, Tover, Cooper, Jackson,Serena,Napoleon,Autumn, Promise, Serendipity,Bristol, Bootsy,Sahara, Fawn,Truman (who is now living large in Hawaii!) Sheba, Solo, Ashes,Kirby Flanigan,Jazzy,Star,McKenna, Toad, Willow, Bright Eyes,Sahara, Calico, Karma and last but certainly not least Agatha.
Returned back to the sanctuary: Jordan, Salem and Jazzy. Jazz was re-adopted and doing fine.
Bridge babies- God knows their names now and they will all stay on my heart for a very long time.
It’s been a long year, a trying year one of a lot of tears and frustrations but that is part of the package of rescuing. I’m certainly glad ALL of you were along for the ride, because I couldn’t have done it without you-
God Bless You ALL