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Today, I will say what I’ve said in previous years. My trip to the land of palm trees is a necessary time away from everything. As much as I hate to leave behind the furry creatures who depend on me, I need this time to rest – physically and mentally.... Continue reading
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I say it every year – SO hard to leave. Who all will I be worried about? My biggest concern this year was for my Benji boy. I’m still struggling every day with losing him. But if there is a bright spot in his passing, it is that he moved... Continue reading
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[Before I start today’s post, let me say yet again to you – my Friends – THANK YOU. Your outpouring of love over the loss of my Benji boy means so very much to me.] May didn’t start off too well with the loss of my Benji. But there are... Continue reading
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There was a hard cold rain blowing straight out of the north. The wind and rain had been a constant companion all throughout the night. Now it was Thursday morning. I would be assisting my sweet, troubled Benji to the Rainbow Bridge. Almost three weeks ago Benji’s more serious symptoms... Continue reading
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Letting go of another furry family member this morning. Continue reading
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Older Daughter is as excited about our big “get-away-from-it-all” trip as I am. But she is in much the same position as I in terms of how many animals she has to leave behind. I have my family member dogs, cats, donkeys, and pig. And I have a foster (Trudi)... Continue reading
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All of my foster kittens from last Fall went straight from here into homes of their own. (Except for Trudi who is STILL here.) I love it when I can send a foster to a home instead of back to the shelter. There were two foster cats, however, who came... Continue reading
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Storms and rain rain rain have been the story here throughout the last days of April. I do Yard Sales on Saturdays at the shelter where my daughters work. This raises needed funds for that shelter. In addition, I sell my own personal stuff to benefit Winnie's Wish, and Older... Continue reading
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When I say “Andrea” on this blog, everybody knows who I’m talking about. She has THREE Wishers. She started blogging all those years ago when she adopted her first Wisher – Leo the Chinese Lion. And she is the Official Fund Raiser for Winnie’s Wish! To celebrate her blogoversary, Andrea... Continue reading
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In last week’s Wildlife Wednesday, I got you all caught up on the various babies that Older is currently caring for. But since then, there have been FOUR new baby squirrels come in from three different places. Two of the situations are almost identical except for the ages of the... Continue reading
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Trudi is a foster kitten of mine. The only one I have at this time. She has a chronic breathing problem. Before I discovered the herbal respiratory product (for Angel), Trudi had only been OFF antibiotics for a few days at a time. The vets at the clinic that the... Continue reading
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It’s the three-week countdown to our fabulous, once-a-year-only, rest-and-recreate, much-needed vacation. As I’ve said before, leaving the animals is the only part about this that is difficult. It’s true that it feels like an uphill climb to do all of the things necessary to be ready. Nothing slows down in... Continue reading
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Sound dramatic? Well, catastrophic is defined as extremely harmful or unfortunate; involving or causing great damage or suffering. I could make a case that MOST Kitten Seasons are catastrophic. Those of us in rescue work have been worrying about the effect our mild Winter would have on Kitten Season this... Continue reading
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Two weeks ago today, Older Daughter got her second set of babies. You might remember the two tiny squirrels she took in the first of March. (They’re doing great, by the way. Update at the end of this post.) Last week (before Miracle was rushed to the clinic as an... Continue reading
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You read the good and you read the bad. I know it’s so much more pleasant to read good things, uplifting things, things that make you smile. I’ve talked about this before. It makes me feel bad for the Friends of this blog when I write about a crisis or... Continue reading
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Hemorrhagic GastroEnteritis (HGE). I looked up this disorder for the first time 14 years ago when our Waggles dog was diagnosed. The primary diagnostic characteristic is hemorrhage in a previously healthy dog. There is no absolute consensus concerning what causes it. HGE can occur without a change in the dog's... Continue reading
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We’ve had another crisis here. Our Miracle hemorrhaged in the middle of the night on Monday. I posted to my blog early Tuesday (yesterday) morning and then went to Miracle’s room to let her out. That’s when I discovered what had occurred overnight. She is hospitalized at this time. This... Continue reading
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Last Fall, I fostered many kittens for the shelter where my daughters work. Every one of those kittens ended up in a Forever Homes (except Trudi). I was also fostering two young adults – Tuna and Storm. They finally went back to the shelter. I knew they would be hard... Continue reading
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At the request of half a dozen folks, here is the information about the natural product I have Angel and Trudi on. The product is called Respiratory Relief. The long name is – Respiratory Relief, Veterinary Natural Alcohol-FREE Liquid Extract, Pet Herbal Supplement. It was the description that grabbed me:... Continue reading
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Sunspot is a beautiful kitty who needs a loving human and forever home of her own. She loves attention. She is becoming less “irritated” by the other cats. She hasn’t been here long enough for me to know for sure if she can become friends with them. She only tolerates... Continue reading
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I mentioned last week that this past Saturday would be the first Yard Sale to benefit the shelter where my daughters work, Winnie’s Wish, and Wild Angels. It was very successful for the shelter. We had a crowd of people, and the shelter sold lots and lots of “stuff.” Their... Continue reading
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Andrea (Celestial Kitties) has been in physical therapy where she has been discovered to be the sewing/crocheting talent that she is. She’s been making things at the request of those she is meeting at the center. She told me last week that she had collected some money for the things... Continue reading
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A supporter of Winnie’s Wish lost her heart kitty not long ago. Mell has supported Winnie’s Wish for a long time. I’ve always been so grateful to have her on board. Last week, I received an email from her about some gifts coming my way for Winnie’s Wish. Mell sends... Continue reading
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One definition of “ambassador” is - an authorized messenger or representative. I believe Bobo (formerly Mr. Bojangles of Winnie’s Wish) is qualified to be an ambassador. I know all of you LOVE happy endings and updates on adopted Wishers, so today I give you both. It wasn’t that long ago... Continue reading
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Older Daughter has been surprised. With such a mild Winter, she was expecting an early wildlife baby season. Don’t misunderstand. She is THRILLED that very few babies have come to her so far this year. When she receives babies, it means they are abandoned – motherless for whatever reason. Trees... Continue reading