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This is what happens when you have several senior furry family members. Death visits in series more quickly than a heart can adjust. Rube was assisted to The Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. About a week earlier, Husband and I noticed that Rube would suddenly cry out – like something had... Continue reading
Sorry for the whiplash. Yesterday morning’s post was SO happy, but we lost another senior yesterday afternoon. It was unexpected. I hope to talk about it on Monday. Continue reading
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I often hear from Wisher adopters at the holidays. This year, I only heard from a couple of Wisher homes at Christmas, but it was SUCH great news. I feel certain you will remember Hope. And you might also remember two of the West Woods gang – Yardley and Nisha.... Continue reading
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Last week I mentioned having Andrea special-make a cushion for me. I had a project going for the Wishers and there were no cushions available anywhere in the size I needed. As you all know, Andrea is the Master Maker of all things Sewing/Crocheting. Here is why I needed the... Continue reading
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Well . . . Leo the Lion has been adopted! I received a message from a shelter volunteer on Friday morning. She said an application had come in for Leo and the woman wanted to talk with me to make sure Leo was a good fit for their family. We... Continue reading
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The week before Christmas I posted pictures on this blog of my SIX foster kittens. Well, I’m happy to announce that two of those six have been adopted. Yippee!! There are Storm and Tuna. They’ve received not one inquiry. Storm is a black cat and we all know that means... Continue reading
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(got your box of Kleenex with you?) I wonder if any of you reading here today remember a foster dog of mine named Canyon. He came to me two years ago and stayed five months. He was taken into the shelter where my daughters work when another shelter was closed... Continue reading
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The word “fortunate” has many meanings. For my purposes here, this works - a pleasant ending or something that happens at just the right moment. The word can also mean being rewarded for what one does, even bigger rewards than are deserved. Well, I feel fortunate. Today is all about... Continue reading
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Did you happen to notice the title of my Tuesday post this week? There was a hint about just how great a Christmas I really did have. The title was - The BEST Christmas Gifts. I know that you all recognize the code by now. BEST means adoption. But did... Continue reading
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Two weeks before Christmas I received an email from a person inquiring about Betty Lou. This woman (G) had discovered Betty Lou on Petfinder. In that very first email, she introduced me to her current kitty family and described her human family, too. As you know, Betty Lou is “disabled.”... Continue reading
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I hope all of you had wonderful holidays. We certainly did here! Waiting for a Christmas cookie These are the cookies I bought for all of our dogs. These are the cookies Younger Daughter made for my dogs and her dogs and Older Daughter’s dogs. These were the favorite. We... Continue reading
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Today’s Greeting is a special one. It comes from the current members of Winnie’s Wish. Some of the Wishers are wishing for homes of their very own. Some will live here at Winnie’s Wish their entire lives. I call those my sanctuary cats and there are more of them than... Continue reading
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Rocky, our most senior dog My two feral dogs - Apples and Frank Muffin and Mandy Miracle Gideon, our shaky beagle Benji, my little autistic guy Ressie, Rolly, and Rube Jenny and Radio Arnold LOVE our dogs, our donkeys, and our pig! See you tomorrow. Continue reading
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As in years past, it will take me all week to share the Greetings of the Season from all of the many animals here. There are our cats, foster cats, and all of the Wishers. There are our dogs, our donkeys and our pig. Last night, as the temperature plunged... Continue reading
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I hope you remember my Angel. Her rescue story is amazing, and I said on this blog that I have NO doubts about whether or not this cat was meant to be a Wisher. You might also remember that she absolutely hates all cats. After trying her in a few... Continue reading
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Not long ago I posted about Pipes joining our family. I had kind of hoped that maybe he and Evers would become friends. They’re both young and I thought they might enjoy romping with each other. But Evers was horrified when Pipes moved in. He ran from him. He watched... Continue reading
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You remember two little foster kittens of mine who were rescued, starving and sick, from the alley behind a Hardee’s restaurant. They went to a cage in my kennel kitten room. Their names are Leo the Lion and Cashmere. These kittens were very much afraid of people. Leo started letting... Continue reading
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The decorations are up, the weather has turned cold, and I have a variety of dogs and cats in warm rooms all over the place. There’s a holiday feel in the air. I find it cozy when the outdoor temperatures take a nosedive and all of the animals in my... Continue reading
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On Monday morning, I posted pictures and descriptions of five of my seven shelter foster kittens on the shelter’s Facebook page and on Petfinder. On Tuesday, a call came in for Casey. Yesterday morning I sent her off with Older to meet her new family. The couple who adopted her... Continue reading
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Between Winnie’s Wish and the pouring on of foster kittens recently, there hasn’t been a mention of a dog. Usually in December I end up with dog and puppy fosters. But not so far this year. Still – it’s time for a Dose of Dogs. I don’t know how long... Continue reading
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Yesterday I told you that I’m up to SEVEN foster kittens at the moment. We expect an onslaught during Spring Kitten Season. There are always more in the Fall. But December? I hate the thought of little babies out in the cold, trying to survive on their own, especially when... Continue reading
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I currently have seven foster kittens. Storm and Tuna have been living in my upstairs “cat room.” Trudi has been living in my downstairs bathroom. I just introduced you to the two little fluffballs that were recently rescued from the alley behind Hardee’s. They are in the kennel kitten room.... Continue reading
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ADOPTIONS. I know. I sound like a broken record. I wrote on Monday about how thrilled I would be to get Betty Lou and her three sons (Bojangles, Boy Blue, and Binks) into wonderful homes. There’s also the sweet Momma Monday. She and son Pippin are adoptable Wishers. Of course,... Continue reading
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the night I got them the next day Last Wednesday I showed you a picture of my two newest foster kittens. This is their story. Do you remember little Victor? the kitten I fostered who went on a TV news show and was adopted by one of the newscasters? He... Continue reading
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