We have heard from the family that adopted Columbus and Murphy. "They have both grown into such loving, beautiful cats and they are beloved members of our family." They also sent a picture--they both look lovely! It's always so nice to hear from our adoptive families. This is what we want--kind, loving, indoor homes. I always consider they've "made it" when they find that home.
We had BOXES Friday evening. You are appreciated!
Sara, who is Contessa's daughter--20 pc crackers & cookies, lg bag of MYM's, Temptation snackers, RC babycat dry, lysol/clorox wipes, box of Reeses pb cups for Valentine's Day
Sandy E--3 boxes Sheba, box of Iams & 2 heated pet bowls
Denise T from VA--valentine's card with donation
Schinn with Ralph & Cleo (our awesome mod!)--valentine's card with donation for Feliz Navidad Fund
Jane/calico17--valentine's card with donation
Sherri/neuromom & David from NY--valentines card with 2 chicken $5
Judi Sp--3 bags of Precious Litter
FFRCNation sent Jacci and my mom some beautiful valentine flowers! Thank you!
Mary H/Fri night vol--3-3 pkg lysol wipes
Roberta L from OH--donation to FFRC thru PayPal
Billie K--donation to help with Sooty's care.
Lynnette, Chris and I went to the cat show yesterday. We had a very nice time. We replenished the pole toys that our visitors use alot. Saw many types of breeds there and we also watched some of the judging shows going on. It was nice to have a bit of time off.
Beaumont continues to do great. Each day he plays more and makes more ct friends. He's very good with all of the cats. It's been much joy to watch him discover toys--I do believe he's got a bit of clown in him! And he likes to like hands! Dr. Darcy will take a look at his eye on Saturday.
I was asked this past week why on earth that FFRC would accept "handicapped" cats when they couldn't possibly be really happy. I tried to explain. Most people "get it" but sometimes people choose to not want anything to do with something that is not "perfect". I looked around this morning. There is Coralie by my desk--so sleepy and happy. All it takes is to say her name and she will give you that slow eye closure that means she cares. And there is Hensley here too--he's found his favorite plastic ring and is tossing it up in the air. He's a fun boy! And over on the cushie is Trucker and Magic--obviously they are best friends and both have a lot of love to give. I watched Alma this morning too--she is simply awesome. She got to the litterbox by herself and then back to her special pad. She then proceeded to play with her toys. Joey just buzzed by--he's here, there and everywhere. Nothing slows him up! And Pania! This special girl has her schedule down pat! She has picked "her" bench as the best seat in the house. And that is because incoming people will pet her first! And who is that white/grey blur that just ran by--of course, it's Elsie. She runs, plays, climbs and goes everywhere she wants--blindness means nothing to her. There's so many others. First and foremost, these cats are not handicapped. It's not in their or our vocabulary! They are quite capable and are simply being the cats they were meant to be. We love them all.
How about another story?! This one is on McLovin. This story was written (9//9/12) by our friend Canton:
"We are the witnesses to the reality that when we focus not on the cruelty of others but rather on the ability to move forward and use our strength to help heal others we can truly make a difference in a life.
A webcam friend wrote this and I just love it--has a lot of meaning in it: "I ask that each of you that choose to chime in, use your kindest voice when doing so. Far too often people say things in the two denominational world of social media that they would never say across the table to a guest. So lets all remember we are guests at our friends across the globe's personal space when they read this, and speak together with respect and kindness." Makes a lot of sense to me.Take care and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!