Sunday, July 15, 2012

An award.....

The Sibe boys over at Army of Four gave us a neat award. We are supposed to tell five things about us and then pass it along...... (and be sure to check out their body guard picture with their dog and their angel sisters)

thanks Savannah

Now, those boys mentioned that they appreciate how much we do for rescues, so rather than list 5 things, we thought we would list some numbers for you:

As of August 2012, we have been fostering for 6 years!!! 
   That is 137 cat/kittens: 8 momma cats and 129 kittens

Mom has driven 25 transports starting March 2011 for a total of almost 4,000 miles.  And yes, except for the one last transport, all of those dogs have been driven in one of the Beetles. :)

We have had over 41,000 page views. (though apparently that includes us, so who knows for sure)

We started blogging on August 10, 2009 - almost 3 years and over 650 posts. WOW! got an award from the shelter where she volunteers. On Saturday she was named VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR!!  We are very proud of her (she has problems telling people without snickering though)

And we want to share this with you. It is from Changes by Jim Butcher:
"Faith is about what you do. It's about aspiring  to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It's about making sacrifices for the good of others - even where there's not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are."

All of you give us faith.....and we hope we inspire just a little bit as well. :)

We aren't sure who has gotten this or not....feel free to take it!!
Had to share - at the adoption event yesterday at the shelter, there were 21 cats/kittens and 11 dogs adopted. :) Lots of long term cats were in that number.
Amaretto update: Mom spoke to the vet yesterday (who apologized for calling the rescue lady and not her..haha). They wanted to keep her again last night. Her temp dropped really bad Friday night and once they get hypothermic, it can easily happen again. Mom figured safer to leave her there where she can be monitored overnight (they are 24/7). Mom hopes to pick her up today. Keep up the purrs and prayers....  THANKS


  1. I know one thing for mom and I think very highly of you and coming here makes our hearts happier. We admire you.

  2. Congratulations on your lovely new award! That's wonderful!!! And congratulations on all those adoptions, yesterday. Awards are really super-duper nice and fantastic and all but... adoptions are even better, don't you think?

  3. Wow! Lots of goat hugs from us for all you do and a goat dance of joy for the adoptions

  4. Those are some pretty impressive stats to get all that good work you've done down into a few snipits.. :)

    More Purrs for Amaretto..

  5. Concats on the awards!! You deserve them!


  6. We sure are so thankful for all you do for the kitties and you should get that Volunteer Award. You deserve it. So conga rats on both awards. Glad Amaretto is improving but we are sending many more purrs so that she will get all better.Take care.

  7. Good job on your awards, you truly deserve the accolades!

    Hoping and purring that Amaretto makes a speedy recovery.

    Sasha, Sami, Saku & Mom Eileen

  8. Those are some seriously impressive numbers and I know you are an inspiration to me (even though I am a new follower). The health scares are the worse part of this "job" - even when you do everything right, things happen. I hope Amaretto comes home soon.

  9. BIG concatulations on being Volunteer of the Year! But the numbers clearly show you have earned it too! I am still sending purrs Amaretto's way.

  10. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!! Awwww mum is so the bestest most wonderful-est Volunteer EVAH!!!! Yay!!!!

    Take care

  11. GREAT way to celebrate the award -- and WowZERS!!! Congrats to your mom for being named Volunteer of the Year!!!! It's nice to be appreciated! She/you all do such great work!
    Continued prayers for little Amaretto!
    Play bows,

  12. Your Mom ROCKS! We think she certainly deserves all the accolades and more.

  13. We hope Amaretto is doing much better and will soon be home.

  14. We sure admire all the good things your mom does to help the animals.

  15. Congratulations on your award and all of those amazing accomplishments!!! I have a feeling being called 'the rescue lady' is not such a bad thing. ; )

    xoxo, Katie & Glogirly


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