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#RememberMeThursday #SeeTheLight


I am joining two important events today with my blog post. #RememberMeThursday and my pal Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.


Remember Me Thursday started in 2013 and I have joined this movement and posted every year since 2016.

On September 23, 2021, the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption, and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues. Since its inception in 2013, Remember Me Thursday® has made more than 1.5 billion impressions on social media.

On #RememberMeThursday, love your rescue and help others #SeeTheLight. It’s up to you to spread the word.

I am shining a light on one of my current castle guests, Eowyn, who we are fostering until she can find her forever home. She participated in her first adoption event at a pop up adoption site set up by our nonprofit pals Community Concern For Cats.

She, along with three other younger kittens, were dumped at a city park by the Delta. Thankfully, my nonprofit Delta View Cats, managed by Mom L and Dad P, humanely manages a cat colony there. We have feeding stations our city provided and one of our volunteer feeders found these wee ones August 26. He was able to pick up  one that was clearly struggling. A little 2 pound Siamese that could only spin around and around. By 10 PM August 27, Dad P and three other DVC volunteers had captured the remaining three. Sadly the little Siamese could not be treated at our animal services, and he, Dancer, was euthanized. 

Eowyn and her likely cousins, Arwen and Frodo, are safe here in my castle. I am forever thankful that we were able to catch them and bring them into a home filled with love, patience and kindness. All three are ready for adoption.

Eowyn wanted to participate in this blog post, so I asked her to send a message to the world about her thoughts on humans stepping up to adopt kittens like her, she is only 7 months old and her cousins are 5 months old. Eowyn hopes that humans with compassion will come forward to adopt abandoned kittens like her and her cousins.

You can visit the Remember Me Thursday virtual candle gallery and add your own personal candle in remembrance of your very own rescued cat. I lit my candle and dedicated it to all the friendly abandoned community cats and kittens that are waiting on the streets and parks for a human to care enough about their welfare that they will trap them and foster them and help them find their forever homes just like me.

Remember, I was stuffed into a night drop box at our county animal shelter in early 2010. The shelter tried to get me adopted but I was extremely scared and shy. So I ended up on the euthanasia cart one day. My savior, Miss Tammy, a fellow animal rescue human, saw me and took me off the cart and home to foster until she could get my into her rescue and into an adoption path. I waited over a year for someone to recognize in me all the love I have to give to a human. Dad P and Mom L took me to foster and failed as fosters in a month!! I was home in January 2012!!!

Please help your local friendly street cats find their forever homes! And hop over to Brian’s blog to see all the other Thankful Thursday posts on his blog hop!



#RememberMeThursday #SeeTheLight


I know my post is late but here it is! I don’t like to miss posting for the #RememberMeThursday adoption event. You see, if humans had not been made aware of how desperate those of us ending up in municipal shelters can be to find real homes, I would have been euthanized in 2010. Yes, I was literally pulled off the “euth cart” by a life saving human Miss Tammy, just as they were ready to take me to the unmentionable room.

I am such a fortunate kitty! Miss Tammy fostered me until there was space for me to be placed in a non profit free roam kitty shelter called Kitty Corner. Oh, the public shelter did try to get me adopted; they placed me in Petsmart cages for about three months. But I was terrified and “did not show well”. Hah!! Who would??!!!

And then I languished for over a year at Kitty Corner. Again no one wanted me because I always hid. But the purrfect human came along, my Dad P, and took his time to get to know me even with my butt facing him from inside my hidey place!! MOL!!!

Please do not ever give up on the shy kitties you find in shelters. We will become your most loving companion if you just give us a chance.


I am joining the #RememberMeThursday Blog Hop at Lola the Rescue Cat

I Am Back #RememberMeThursday


Hey my readers!! I can’t say for sure that I am back on my regular schedule for Mondays and  Fridays, but can say I am back TODAY!!

This is  a very special blog post to honor all those animals who have been left behind in shelters across the USA. Left with no loving family and no permanent home, many left to be killed alone in those same shelters.

Today, we all remember those left behind. #RememberMeThursday.

Let me tell you why this day is especially important to me as I try to bring my blog back to my readers. Before Mom L left for her long dreamed of trip to go on an African safari, she and Dad P became overwhelmed by an unsuspected cat hoarding rescue. And they were the humans who took responsibility for managing that rescue. It lasted for at least eight weeks and then has continued because we are fostering two kittens who are the product of that situation.

Katie, found in a dark environment, terrified of humans and running for her life, was caught with a towel! She would not enter a trap in the residence. She was spayed, determined to be about six months old and found to have been recently lactating. Mom L found several deceased new born kittens in a closet, likely several were Katie’s.

Katie has been too scared to stand upright until only recently and then only part of the time. She also appear to have a permanent limp on her right front leg. No telling why.

And then another Mom cat had her kittens outside and Mom L and a pal were able to save three. We now have one of them, Lillian, who was brought in to try to help Katie become more outgoing. Lilly has helped lots.

But then she is a kitten who knew human love from the time she had her eyes open. Not so Katie.

My point is that Katie could easily have been “that” cat that never made it out alive. “That” cat for whom we write these blog posts on Remember Me Thursday. But, thanks to lots of caring cat rescue groups and some wonderful individuals, Katie’s story will not be a sad one.

She and Lilly are here in my castle, being lovingly cared for by Mom L and Dad P. They are bonded, but both can easily be adopted separately. But how can you deny their devotion to one another?

Only time will tell what Katie’s future will be. Lilly will be adopted fast. But Katie, she will need that very special human or human family to be willing to give her time and space to reveal her REAL SELF. Katie’s rescue story is yet to be written. Will you help her write it?

So I thought my readers might just enjoy seeing a couple of recent photos of me and The Kid Sage ( TKS). I know by now you may have forgotten what we look like.

Luvluvluv having Mom L home

And just before Mom L took off for her childhood dream safari…

Ok. I will wait for you, but don’t be gone too long!

Of course TKS had to use a box to make her message clear…don’t be gone long Dad P.

Do I have to ship myself to Africa?

And she has been thrilled to have him back.


Thanks lots for all who stop by to say “HIYA!!”


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