Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday......

We are going to let mom take this one today:  A word on miss Gigi - she was dropped off this morning for her lady-gardenectomy and the cat person said she could just stay at the shelter. Mom wasn't quite prepared for that, but that means we should have a peaceful, kitten-free weekend. :)

It is getting closer to the end of the year (how did that happen??), and I have been thinking about this past year. It has been a wild roller coaster. The ups and downs seemed to never end. I experienced more foster losses than any other year combined. But, the highs have been amazing.

What am I thankful for? First, that my family and friends are healthy, happy and employed. Second, the kitty crew here is healthy and (mostly) get along. Third, all of you. I don't think I could have made it through all of this without your cheers and support.

And please know that while I post here about the cats and the fosters and the transports, I do read and following along with all of you as well.  I cheer your successes, smile at the cuteness, and cry at the losses.

So, here is the year in review (these are just some highlights - it was interesting to go back and look over the blog for the last 12 months). I am going to try to stick to the positive things:

January - the chicken kittens came as fosters, Watson was found as a stray in the neighborhood (yes, someone dumped a persian), and my brother and sister-in-law got Minnie the Great Pyrnees.

February - our annual Purr-fur-mance review and the family Disney trip

March - the 2nd annual Best Friends trip (thank heaven for this)

April - Junior's 1st Gotcha Day, Swizzle and the kittens came as fosters, the adventures of Foxy the dog

May - TNR: Annie & Oakley...and the first of the Memorial kittens, and the sad news of Swizzle and FeLV

June - the rest of the Memorial kittens, negative test results for us, discovering that Tim is a great help socializing wild kittens, and BOX Day

July - Jasper & Soapy's transport (for Winnie's Wish), Chiclet got adopted!!!, Willow, Zander & Ebony joined us for a couple of weeks, Christmas in July

August - the gremlins came as fosters, Black Cat Appreciation Day (Mo would like you to know that he thinks this is every day), Mac (the 100th foster)

September - Mo Cats Day, the gray foster kittens (Cloud & Kiari), Tory & Trevor came as fosters (and then were adopted together), Martini got adopted!!!! (he was one of Swizzle's kittens)

October - Kletus came as a foster (this was good and bad), working cats adopted from the shelter

November - Danny & Mason came as fosters (and then were adopted together), Baloo & Mowgli came as fosters (and then ran for the Bridge), the G's

December - Ferris

We hope that you have a great 2012....we can't wait to see what happens!!


  1. Wow - what a most memorable year for you!

    Here's to a positive and wonderful 2012 with lots and lots of adoptions and forever homes for all furriends!

    Take care

  2. Good retrospective!
    What will awesome 2012 for us!
    Auntie Marilia

  3. I am so happy you a re out there helping so many!!!

  4. It has been quite a year for sure. Sounds like you had a very busy and a good year. Hope we can all save some kitties and find them homes. You sure do your share of that. Take care.

  5. We just love ALL of you (including your mom) to pieces.
    Play bows,

  6. A memorable year for sure. I'm glad I found you...

  7. We hope 2012 will bring many blessings to everyone. Thankyou for helping and caring for the kitties in need :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  8. Mowzers - that's a lot of kittehs! Mommy sez fostering is a real gift and all people who foster have really big hearts!!

  9. What a great post!
    We loved the look back.
    So much has happened, mostly good, and some sad. But all in all it's been a good year.

  10. We're purring for Miss Gigi. Hope she recoveres quickly. And wishing you all a purry furry New year!

  11. Thank you for all that you do to save lives and give second chances and nurture and cry over and foster and make the world better.

    May the Universe shower you with bounty and all of life's important treasures in the New Year.

  12. That's a good summary!

    Here's wishing you all a 2012 that is on the serendipitous side of random x


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