Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Furry love

Each morning before work I grab my cup of coffee and visit with my blog friends and just see what's going on in everyone's corner of the world. I stopped by Joanne's page over at My little cottage in the making. She tells great stories of her travels through different cities and she goes on goose bumping ghost tours! I just love her blog and love to see what new travels she's been up to. Today I read her post as well as an earlier post about a 5K walk for animals that she participated in. Now, I knew I liked her, but to take time out of your life and walk 5k to support your local SPCA, well, what can I say, I like her even more now!

Both my pets are rescues. I'm not saying this to gloat or toot my own horn, but when I was in search of an animal I went to the vet's office and adopted my kitty and the local animal shelter for our pup. My kitty was abandoned, after he was born the owners of his Momma opened their apartment door and let both my Roscoe and his brother out to fend for themselves. Apparently they wandered the apartment complex for a couple of weeks before someone brought them into the vet. Can you imagine how cruel that is? And Cinnamon, well she was born in December, during a very deep cold snap. Her Momma was abandoned to the outside to have her litter. She was so malnourished that she was not producing any milk to feed her pups. Some kind hearted soul drove by and saw them huddled together on the side of their owners property and brought them into the shelter. All pups and Momma were adopted! Now they live the life of luxury.

I think we need to take responsibility for the animals we own, and the ones that need our help. If you've read my blog before you'll know that my hubby and I have found 3 abandoned kittens this past summer. We took the first two who were estimated at being 5 days old to the humane society. Because they were so little and needed feedings every 2 hours, they told me they would have to be put to sleep. Not because they were cruel at the humane society but because they literaly had cat cages stacked one on top of the other from floor to ceiling. Did someone own these kittens? No, they were most probably strays, but someone must've owned the mother of the cat who had these kittens. At one time they must've been someone's pet who wasn't spayed and the cycle just goes on and on. It's not the kittys fault. (By the way, I refused to let two adorable kittens be put to sleep because of my decision, so we were lucky enough to find a cat lover who had the space and time to feed them. Yay)! I just think we need to take responsiblity of our animals and care for them the best we can. So thanks to you Joanne for being apart of something so fantastic! You've inspired me and I hope to find more ways to help our furry friends.

Have a great day all!
~ Marcia


  1. Wonderful post! I wish everyone would learn to spay and neuter, it would go a long way in helping the overpopulated shelters around the country!

  2. Hi Marcia! Just found you through a comment you left on Joanne's blog and had to say how wonderful I think it is that you adopted fur babies that really needed homes... not to mention taking care of the baby kittens and finding someone to take on the task of feeding them when they were so tiny... All my best, Donna

  3. Hi Marchia! You know, I thought the same thing when I saw your Cinnamon - that he looked so much like our Mr. O'Malley!! Malley was 7 when we adopted him from the shelter, but they had him listed as a "lab/shepherd mix." He had the coloring of a shepherd, but the body shape and ears of a lab. Aren't rescues just the best? They truly are so grateful for their forever homes! If you'd like to read a bit more about our O'Malley, here is a link to the tribute post I did on the anniversary of losing him:

    Thanks so much for visiting!!



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