Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Better Than "Retail Therapy"

I was determined that when I sat down at the computer today to write this blog post that I'd having something positive and meaningful to say.

That doesn't seem to be the case.

I really appreciate everyone who reads this blog indulging me on my York OSPCA rant yesterday. I'm still as upset and hurt as I was yesterday, so decided to post some great "Update" pictures to soften my heart a bit.

Hope they make you smile.

An update on our little girl Ellie with the electrical burns to her mouth:

Ellie is recovering beautifully and with Foster Dad Steve. The vet took the end of her tongue off, but you'd never know anything was done! She ended up with a shelter cold (figures!) but even that hasn't gotten her down. The picture (above) is of Ellie in the middle of a "Fred and Barney Sandwich". Fred and Barney also came from the shelter :)

I'm THRILLED to report that our 3-legged wonder boy Peter has been the man who came forward to save his life: Steve!

Peter has a home. He was already in his forever home and we didn't know it! Peter took a while to adjust to Steve's dogs and busy house, but Peter looks pretty damn happy on the stairs. :)

I recently wrote about Pongo the Maine Coon that arrived at the shelter with matts in his fur so bad that his skin was ripping and bleeding in places. Pongo has such a sweet little soul and was happily rescued by Julie, his foster Mom. I recently wrote Julie and asked about Pongo. Her email simple said, "I think this says it all..." and had the following picture attached:

I bet that is the first pain-free sleep Pongo has had in months! Doesn't he look happy??? :)

Last week at the shelter there was a REALLY pitiful looking Mom with her ONE baby. Why is it when a Mom cat comes into the shelter with one little baby it seems extra sad?
Julie, (who rescued Pongo) also rescued this little family. Who would've ever guessed that The World's CUTEST Kitten was nestled under her Mom's fur:

Seriously....isn't that the world's cutest kitten???? Oh. My. Gosh.

If the following picture doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will:

This is Steve's dog Riley with *HIS* kittens. I think we should make Riley an honorary foster parent.

Posting those pictures was good therapy for me, and I hope you're feeling better too.


NoviceLife said...

OMG those pictures made my heart melt....especially Riley and Pongo!

Anonymous said...

Love ALL your posts, Beth, depressing or not...and this one is just utterly smiley-full!!! Love the pics. All you foster and adoptive parents rock :).

That truly is the Cutest Kitten In The World. And that pic of the dog with the little black Whatnots is Pure Joy.

This is shefali...for some reason my username is not taking.

Kristen said...

To anyone who doubts the healing power of love and vets....... look at the three legged cat sleeping in the middle of a staircase.

Ecochica said...

WHat a wonderful post Beth thank you for these very happy and uplifting pictures!

Anonymous said...

Steve should enter that pic in one of the calendar contests!

Awesome update!

oowowaee said...

OMG! The kittens on the dog!!! Too cuuuuuuuute!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

It's pretty clear that Riley was raised with love as well. Why can't there be more Steve's in the world?

havetailwillwag said...

yes cutest kitten in the world!!! and i loveeee that photo of gorgeous riley with his kittens.

Steve Bartlett said...

Riley is only 3 years old and I'm his 5th owner. He's a sweet dog, but never taught "manners" (never mind obedience). He's been very difficult to manage, except when it came to the cats: he was great with them the minute he walked into the house (to be completely honest, it's the only reason he's still here). I have a black lab as well who also loves kittens, and I've got tons of amazing dog/kitten pictures.

Anonymous said...

Steve you rock! I am happy to hear that you adopted Peter and that you are fostering Ellie. Those are two lucky cats!

We totally need more Steve's in the world!

Requests - more dog/kitten pictures from Steve and some new cat den pictures from Beth.

Caroline said...

Thanks for the happy post Beth, we all need it.Steve, keep up the good work!

Debbie said...

I love the happy ever after pic's
Either in there new foster home or forever home,either way they are happy and safe!!!!
Thanks Beth

Steve Bartlett said...

I've emailed more dog/kitten pictures to Beth. Most of them are with Buddy, my black lab. One is with Lisa, my little poodle mix, with her very first litter of foster kittens about 4 years ago. She was so excited. Mom cat is sitting beside them, supervising.

Anonymous said...

That is one super-cute kitten...

It is driving me crazy that I can't foster right now during kitten season. We're bleaching the floors and some walls and stuff, but I still have to wait til November. Boo.

Awesome work, Steve!


canuckpet said...

That kitten is adorable but OMG the mom