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It was only in December when I was trying to trap a black cat that kept showing up in the field across from my house. We called him The Elusive One because I’d been seeing this cat here and there for six months before I was finally able to trap... Continue reading
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[A quick note before I start today’s post. I want to thank you, Friends, for your kind words about Tibby Bean’s passing. I have said it so many times before, but your words really do mean so much. I know all of you have been there, and will be again.... Continue reading
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Tibby Bean was diagnosed with kidney failure in October. Dr. O told me when I left the appointment that he felt like Tibby didn’t have long. He thought probably only weeks. I came home, researched about some things I could add to the fluids program, and knew I’d need to... Continue reading
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As has most of the country, we’ve had quite the taste of Winter over the past few weeks. We actually started having dangerous cold during the holidays. I mentioned how relieved I was to have Theo (the elusive black cat) caught and cozy once those plunging temperatures arrived. I was... Continue reading
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This is what they looked like the last time I saw them. Arthur Silly Whim They were both sick as babies. But they rallied back and became healthy, happy kittens. They were adopted as kittens over 8 years ago. They have lived with the same family this entire time. I’ve... Continue reading
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In early December, my daughters were made aware of a situation that ended up driving us all crazy. A man stopped in to the shelter and reported to Older Daughter that he’d just seen a dog lying on the side of the road a few miles out of town. The... Continue reading
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In order to write about him better, let me tell you his name. The Elusive One, once he became identified as a male, received the name Theo. Mell, reader of this blog and supporter of Winnie’s Wish, suggested the name this way: The Elusive One – Theo. I thought it... Continue reading
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It took six months. But it’s done. Let’s start at the beginning. June – I see a cat in the deep grass beside the road. Set my trap for days. July – A black cat shows up in my yard at the edge of The West Woods. Set my trap... Continue reading
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[Quick note: We did not have internet Monday or Tuesday of this week. So today’s post was supposed to be for yesterday. My plan is to blog the rest of this week (today, tomorrow, and Friday) to get you caught up. Tomorrow and Friday I will devote to The Elusive... Continue reading
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I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. Everything was absolutely lovely here. I have updates to share with you about Annie (who is in a trial home) and The Elusive One (whom I was finally able to trap last week). I also, unfortunately, have news about Silly Whim and... Continue reading
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ALL OF YOU from me and my human family and from our dogs, cats, donkeys, and pig, and from the Winnie’s Wishers, too. (Be sure to sing this. Don’t just read it.) On the twelfth day of Christmas I looked around and saw Twelve... Continue reading
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Let me start with some wonderful things. Each week I post pictures of the great Wish List stuff that has arrived here for Winnie’s Wish. Last Tuesday I put a picture of what Beth and Mike sent. But even more came from them after that. So Beth and Mike –... Continue reading
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It started months ago. Do you remember this picture? That was taken in July when I had seen a black cat at the edge of the West Woods in my yard. But that was not the first sighting. I had seen a cat in June on the way to Older... Continue reading
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[Note: I have been back and forth to the computer for the last six hours trying to load pictures into this post. I finally got the pictures in, but they will only show up in one size and right in the middle. No captions would attach. Oh, well. At least... Continue reading
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I have some big news. It’s not the BEST kind of news – no adoption inquiries, unfortunately. But I could just almost not stand it waiting to share this with you. WE HIT GOAL FOR THE PORTABLE BUILDING!!! Last week, my Friends, we reached the $2500 goal in the GoFundMe... Continue reading
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I’ve shared this before but this is the only place I have to talk about it. So I’m going to force you to hear this again. I love Christmas decorations. I love snow. I love glitter. And all of these things come together at this time of year. I also... Continue reading
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We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here. I hope all of you did, too! Then yesterday was Cyber Monday. But I heard on the news and online that they’re calling it Cyber WEEK this year because the deals are supposed to be available all week long. I ran my books on... Continue reading
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It had to be fate. Or irony. Destiny? Serendipity? There’s a new Wisher here. And her story is trimmed in unbelievable timing. How many cats and kittens have I rescued from my mother-in-law’s home and the surrounding area? I’ve lost count. There were many years during which I would be... Continue reading
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The next seven days are packed full. This is Thanksgiving Week. Thursday is obvious. The following day is Black Friday. Then there’s Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday starts next week off followed by Giving Tuesday. Whew! I do believe The Holidays have arrived. This will be my first Thanksgiving without... Continue reading
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Tibby Bean is my oldest senior Wisher. But she is no longer adoptable. She was diagnosed with acute kidney failure so she will live here for whatever time she has left. She is still doing well. She tolerates getting subQ fluids, she is still eating and drinking, and still moving... Continue reading
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Last month, the “potential” for something wonderful started. Do you remember a group of four shelter kittens I was fostering? I offered to my daughters that I would take them for a while because this group was feral. I knew the chance of taming even one from this litter was... Continue reading
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I want to briefly mention something here at the beginning of this post. This has been such a roller coaster ride that I don’t dare become comfortable. But for the moment, Silly Whim and Arthur are not coming back. The person who adopted them was returning them because he was... Continue reading
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Tibby started her life here as a kitten. She will end it here. She was never Chosen. She’s not far from ten years old and she’s lived her whole life here. But that’s OK. Tibby Bean was never one of my saddest cases as far as needing a home and... Continue reading