Friday, June 27, 2014

vacation day 4-5

Thursday mom and the kid went to Morgaine's to work all day.

This is Arnie. He is about 3 years old and came to Best Friends when his family could no longer care for him. His back feet are both deformed but holy cats can he move!!  He had only been in Morgaine's for a couple of days and was making himself completely at home. This was his first stroller ride that he LOVED! And by the time they were leaving, he had an application for adoption!

This is Duncan getting some love.
(we tell you - mom says every time that kid sat down,
some cat was in her lap)

oooo.....scritch my ears

mom says she isn't sure who this is, but she looked up
and all she saw were feet sticking out of the box and
it made her laugh. :)  these boxes are all over each
room in every building.

and then there are these cuties!!!
kittens are either put in foster care or kept in their own quarantine
until they are bigger or adopted (whichever comes first)
these guys (and their sister) were in the quarantine rooms
mom and the kid were able to see them from outside (everyone has a catio)
and both the boys stood up and were yelling. the one on the right
is SERIOUSLY crossed eyed, which adds to the cute.

Friday morning mom and the kid said goodbye to everyone and packed off to Las Vegas since their flight home on Saturday was pretty early. They were going to use the pool at the hotel but when they got there it was 108 degrees F outside!!! Mom said it was "melt your fillings" hot. So they got some dinner, stayed inside and relaxed. (the kid found the Disney channel - she was happy)

From the mom: If you ever get the chance to visit or volunteer, I truly suggest you do it. The work they do inspires me to do better for every animal out there. They have picked up the mantle of "Save Them All" and are doing what they can both at the sanctuary and through partnerships across the US to make it happen. The animals, people and location are all pretty amazing.

We do have some sad news:
Harper, the little girl that slept overnight with mom and the kid on Wednesday and Thursday crossed the Bridge on Sunday. The vets and caregivers think it may have been FIP, but considering she was FeLV positive, it is hard to say. Mom had to break it to the kid and that was pretty miserable. Harper was so very very sweet.....we know she is happy and healthy over the Bridge. And we hope that those nights that she got to spend in the hotel were wonderful for her as they were for mom and the kid. Fly Free Harper.

Yes, that was her typical expression - just added to the cute


  1. We are purring for Harper's trip to The Bridge. May her memory be a blessing.


    Lilith, Rosco, & Tina
    The Feline Contingent

  2. What a fantastic holiday and how wonderful that Arnie already received an application for adoption.

    We're so sorry that Harper ran off to the Bridge, though. Very hearbreaking, though we're glad she got to spend time with you both.


  3. We are so happy for Arnie getting his new home so quickly. Fly free Harper and we hope you had a peaceful crossing over the Bridge.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Oh that is so sad about Harper but at least she had some fun with you two in her last days. Glad she got to spend time with you. That sounds like such a wonderful experience and I have always thought it was the most wonderful place. They do so many kinds of animals. They are just terrific. Thanks for the report.

  5. I'm so sorry about Harper.

    I love Best Friends. How wonderful that you and your daughter volunteered there! What a great trip!

  6. I love that purple box photo.. great timing, great angle.. cute feet :)

    1. the kid was all "why are you taking that picture?" :)

  7. What an awesome trip... but how sad about Harper. :-(

  8. We're sorry about Harper but we are mighty glad you and the kid were able to give her lots of love on the days you were there.

    The sanctuary sounds like a wonderful place!

  9. thanx again guys for sharin yur vacation adventure N yur pick sures...we enjoyed this weeks free N God's speed Haprer...ewe were loved N we hope ya noe thiz.....♥♥♥♥♥ N we think ewe due...

    de food gurl says if her ever visited...her wood never wanna leeve...well..til a snake showed up then her wood just hide innside ...for a looooong time ☺

    heerz two a yellowtail horse mackerull kinda week oh end !!

  10. I'm sure the visits to the hotel just made Harper's last days all the better.

  11. It's wonderful Arnie has found a furever home. We is sad for Harper but is happy she was able to spend time being lubbed before she went to the Bridge.

    Your mom and the kid are both pawsome! So are all of you for sharing them with the other kitties.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  12. What an awesome trip! The mom really would love visit BF someday.

    RIP, Harper.

  13. We are SO going to go to Best Friends. Someday!

    Sorry to hear that Harper had to go to the Bridge. We are glad she was able to be loved by you before she did, though.


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