As you may know, we had 2 very sad events yesterday. My parrot, Einstein has passed away. Shortly after I came home from doing errands, I found him on the floor, already gone. He had no trauma. Steve and I will miss him very much. He was a joy and such a happy bird. We also lost little Purcell, the 4th kitten of the factory kittens. He did the same as the others--became very quiet, stopped eating and quickly passed. Thank you all for your kind words and for caring about Steve and me and this Rescue Center.
Rescue work is never easy, as you also know. Death is certainly a part of life. It's something we have to reckon with. It cannot be avoided. I have to look at each death as a stepping stone, a learning time and a time to realize what we do here. I have to be firm in my beliefs, no matter how hard it is. While some seem so unfair, these things still happen. So, doesn't that make it even more importnat to love while we can and don't hold back. Remember what Suzanne Clothier said: "Our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.".
We have thanks to give:
Rebecca H and Willow from Australia--a Pay Pal donation in memory of the 2012 Rainbow Bridge cats and wishes for hope, love and peace
Ingrid S from Netherlands--a PayPal donation, for a Happy New Year
Gust from German--a PayPal donation in honor of the rescuer of Joyful
Jamielee J from PA--a PayPal donation to FFRC
Kuri T--a PayPal donation to FFRC
Lucy O--a PayPal donation to FFRC
Carla C from OR--a PayPal donation, in memory of Einstein
Philip P from NJ--a PayPal donation, in memory of Einstein and Purcell kitty
Looking for a way to build a really warm home for an indoor cat? Check out this site: pinterest.com/pin/6755468162905995/
Thank you to Goss. She has added a new design to our Zazzle account, with Derecho's picture on some items. These are really neat, in that, in his name is CH which represents that he is a cerebellar hypoplasia. The O in his name, Goss made into a heart, with our logo inside it. Really a work of art. Thanks, Goss.
The site is: zazzle.com/fofrescue/gifts?cg=196555081674609150 Click the small links under the products to see more options on colors, shirt materials, etc.
Joyful is a beauty. Slowly, slowly we take it. A little loving here and there. She will many times come forward to us for petting, but then all of a sudden, she gets scared. So, at that point, we just talk to her. This will take some time.
Gallant is making great headway with his burns. Lots of icky dead skin is now coming off easier and easier. He's having more free time to cruise about in Thumper's Room which he likes. He sure loves the attention.
That little JoeBob is something else. He's feeling much better which is resulting in lots of orneriness coming out in him. He has a true liking to tails. Cat tails, kitty tails--any tail that moves. He doesn't even mind if he gets swatted for doing it, from the cat. It's very enticing to him.