HAPPY TAILS

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Lonesome George…One night at bedtime, we heard screeches and commotion coming from our outside screened in porch. We bounded out to find that Fiona our adult cat had ripped out one of the screens to get outside to fight this huge male yellow cat. This cat would regularly spend many hours each night howling around our bedroom windows keeping us from sleeping. We finally determined he was a dropoff and was really looking for a new home. One morning we captured Lonesome George, had him nuetered and found him a lovely foster home in Fernley.

Baby..Our feral colony was dwindling due to nature and just when we wondering what was happening to them, a beautiful young calico female cat showed up one morning. She was a little shy but soon warmed up to us and we discovered she was a wonderful warm and friendly cat. We were contemplating taking her to the Reno humane society to enter their adoption facility when our neighbor indicated he was looking for a cat. He is single and was looking for a companion which this calico certainly fit the bill. We carted her off to get her spayed only to find out she already was! In any event Ken, our neighbor took her in and now has a loving cat that sleeps with him and sits on his lap on the couch. She seems to love her new home.

Billy…coming

Yoda…A couple of weeks ago I received notification of a couple in Silver Springs that are managing a feral colony, and fostering 5 kittens who were dumped on their property with their mom, but mom disappeared around the same time as the mom of the 7 feral kittens. I offered ARGONN’s assistance in finding homes for the 5 domestic kittens by posting them on Adoptapet.com. Within 24 hours we received a call for the little ginger female named Yoda, followed shortly thereafter by another inquiry about the same kitten. I made contact with the first response and they were thrilled at the prospect of adopting little Yoda. On Friday, Oct 22 I picked her up and drove her into Carson City to turn her over to her new forever family. They were so excited! It really warms the heart to see such happiness and to know that we can dream of a world with No More Homeless Pets …… it just takes dedication and a little effort! Next step – traps have been delivered to TNR the feral kittens, and fingers are crossed that the remaining 4 domestic kittens will find loving, forever homes!

 

A PET’S 10 COMMANDMENTS

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me the time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be growing old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can’t bear to watch. Don’t make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God’s critters. Now please share this with other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven to be surrounded by hope, love and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!

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