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If you read here regularly, you remember the story of Silly Whim & Arthur being returned at almost nine years of age after spending their entire lives in a home. (They were adopted as kittens.) Then a dear friend connected me with a family who wanted to adopt the bonded... Continue reading
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At some point last year, Older Daughter had a “special” baby opossum in her care. He was one of many opossums, but this particular one had a crossed eye. At first Older worried – would this guy be releasable? If an opossum has a crossed eye, can it still do... Continue reading
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I’ve been asked more than a couple of times to do an update on our newest family member. You might remember that we adopted a second pig. It turned out to be quite the ordeal. First, we had to get our pig Arnold neutered. This was a very traumatic event... Continue reading
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It begins . . . The first babies have arrived into Older Daughter’s care. Older has the licensed wildlife rehab called Wild Angels. We were thinking back, and we are pretty sure this is kind of a late start for her “baby season.” The earliest babies are often bunnies. Those... Continue reading
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Last Monday I posted that I wouldn’t be doing my normal Tuesday post that week. I was supposed to be up at 4am and on the road by 5am to a television station that is a little less than an hour from my home. Let me start at the beginning.... Continue reading
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No post tomorrow (Tuesday April 10). I’ll explain later in the week or Tuesday next. Was going to share yard sale pictures with you this week, but I did not have a yard sale on Saturday. Here’s why: Can’t miss sharing a gift that arrived for Winnie’s Wish, with a... Continue reading
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I live in a VERY rural county in southern Illinois. I’m sure I’ve mentioned that there is no humane society in my county. The shelter where my daughters work is in the next county over. There are some extremely tiny “pounds” that only hold a dog or two in a... Continue reading
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Today’s post is a celebration of YOU!!! You wonderful people (the readers of this blog, supporters of Winnie’s Wish and Wild Angels) were the biggest contributors to the fundraiser I had on GoFundMe for a yard sale building. So now you get to see what your precious dollars have purchased.... Continue reading
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A couple of weeks ago, a rescue pig came into the shelter where my daughters work. They managed to put together a makeshift living area for her until a home could be found. Husband and I met the pig when we stopped in one day. We were picking up pig... Continue reading
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I usually post pictures of Wish List gifts at the end of a post. But I’m going to start today’s post with that subject matter. You’ll see why. Alyssa sent a gift to Winnie’s Wish. Alyssa is a long time supporter of me and the Wishers, and she carried that... Continue reading
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I’ve missed my own blogoversary a couple of times over the years. Somehow I managed to remember it this time. I started blogging on March 11th in 2010. So this Sunday will mark the end of my eighth year of blogging and the beginning of my ninth year. As far... Continue reading
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About three weeks ago, I ran a couple of videos on my Facebook page – videos of some Wishers needing homes. I ran the video of precious Zen getting and giving hugs, and I ran a video of the sweet and shy Halo. What happened as a result completely shocked... Continue reading
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My dear friend Virginia (Poupounette Gang), whom many of you know, wrote to me about a week and a half ago to share some very sad news. She said that a good friend of hers named Peggy Bouchard had died from head injuries she had sustained from a bad fall.... Continue reading
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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