Wednesday, April 14, 2010

When Good Things Happen

I'm in awe of the people who read this blog. I really am. Last night after I posted the pictures of "Kentucky" and "Charlie Brown" I received an email from Shannon who stepped forward and offered to foster BOTH boys! I started to cry when I received the email from her. It's amazing what can happen when animal loving people rally together, isn't it?

Tonight, they are safe and being loved probably for the first time in their lives. (**tears**)

I received a phone call from a very nice sounding lady that wanted to adopt a scrawny little girl named "Elize" from the shelter:

The adopter doesn't drive, so I have to pick her up and bring her to the shelter to meet Elize. I love cats with pink noses :)

I received another phone call from a former adopter that had adopted TWO cats from me and the rescue. One cat was directly from the rescue and the other was directly from the shelter. I remember her - she's a lovely human being and wants to help "Herkimer":

I'm so happy for Herkimer. He's absolutely terrified in the shelter and hides under his one sheet of newspaper. He's been marked for euthanasia before and I'm SO happy he's getting out of there tomorrow.

I think like most people in the world, there have been times in my life where I've wondered what would make me the happiest. People continue to accumulate cars, houses and spouses, and an assortment of religions - all with the hope of finding *something* to give their life meaning.

I'm very much a spiritual person. I believe in God. I believe this is what I'm supposed to be doing. Sometimes I feel like a failure at it, but I keep standing up and brushing off the dust and moving forward. I guess that's what we ALL do who love rescue.

The best part? I'm not alone. Every time I read through the comments on this blog, I'm reminded that there are friends AND strangers who care about the cats the way I do. There are volunteers who have never been to the shelter, but offer to help a cat that I've written about here.

Tonight, I feel really blessed. Thank you all for everything...


nicole Divitcoff said...

You are blessed Beth and you are not alone! Even when you are down and so frustrated we are here to pick you up because we know exactly how you are feeling and we support you no matter what! You can always count on us to help you anyway possible!!


Concerned Kitty said...

You are the voice and the instrument that speaks for these cats and we admire and praise you because most of us want to make a difference in our own small way. You fulfill our desire when you rescue these innocent and discarded souls from their uncertain fate.

When I read your blog and learn that a favorite of mine from the site has been rescued, it warms my heart and I know they are safe.

Remember, you are their hope and they have a chance everytime YOU enter that shelter. You make it happen.

You are not alone, so a heartfull thank you from all of us and may God bless you!

Shannon said...

I'm like you Beth in that I don't believe in coincidences. My final four kittens were adopted last night to really great homes, leaving me with a spare bedroom that needed to be filled. And it just so happened that there was a driver going to Hamilton today from my area who had extra space for a few extra carriers. So I figured it was just meant to be because the timing couldn't be more perfect. And those boys are safe and loved and at least one of them is grateful. The other one may well be too, he just has a weird way of showing his appreciation.

The internet is a powerful tool and this truly is a great community you're building here Beth and I'm honored to be a part of it.

Anonymous said...

You're definitely doing a great job and we love your blog. Tell me, what's Stan Marsh been like since you've had him?

Kim said...

Shannon....thank you so much for saving the boys! You are truly amazing and brave to take them BOTH on! I am so grateful to you!
Which boy is giving you trouble?? I am shocked to hear that! They were great great boys while at the shelter.
Beth thankyou so so much for posting them. without you they would have never got out!

Steve Bartlett said...

Let me know when you have kittens. I have brand new telephone wires for them to chew through :) I actually miss having them tear-assing around my house.

Anonymous said...

Hurray for Herkimer! He will blossom once he's in a loving, patient home and let everyone see what a handsome regal guy he is. Thank-you to the woman who stepped up for him and to you for putting them together. I know we're all looking forward to photos of the (hopefully renamed) big guy once he is settled. Well Done!!!!!

Deb said...

OK - now I'm crying. Wonderful post and so happy for all the lucky cats. Hugs, Deb