Friday, December 31, 2010

Turning the Page On 2010

This is my last post for 2010.  It's hard to believe that I've been writing this blog for three years now!  I'm always surprised when somebody says that they read my blog.  "Really?"

I'm still in Seattle until Sunday.  I wish I could turn off my rescue mentality for a vacation, but I haven't been able to do so.  My Mom has a neighbour who recently adopted two sister cats from a local rescue:  "Beth, do you want to meet her?"  ("No, but I would love to meet the cats!")

The neighbour was wonderful.  She had adopted two unimportant looking tabby sisters who were the casualties of domestic violence in the house and left to give birth to their kittens in a storage shed in the backyard.  They were the fortunate ones.  A rescue came forward to take them, and this couple wanted to adopt a pair of cats.  One of the sisters is extremely skittish and the other friendly.  Bless these people for taking both cats - the skittish one wouldn't have much of a chance without her sister. 

My friend and volunteer web designer showed me the new Forever Home Cat Rescue website he has been working on.  It's 95% finished and looks amazing!  I can hardly wait to launch it when I get back.  As I looked through the pages, I felt the goosebumps rise on my arms. 

While I've been away, the rescue has had two more adoptions and 5 (maybe six!) rescues!  Things are percolating along as they should be, and I am excited about the future. 

 I still remain in "scared to death" mode, but feel SO incredibly humbled by the volunteers who came forward to join me on this new page of my life.  I guess it's not just a new page in MY life, but their lives and the lives of the little felines that rely on us for help too. 

Happiest of New Years to all of you.  Thank you for your love, care and support.  2011 will be another year of rollercoaster rides in rescue - hop on, and enjoy the ride with me. 


AFSS said...

Wishing you a wonderful 2011. May many cats be rescued and find loving homes with your help.

Josie said...

A very happy New Years to you also! I enjoy reading your blog very much. I hope to someday foster cats, more particularly ones with physical disorders/special needs or shy personalities. To work with them and help them become adoptable. I have many plans, but know not when they will materialize.
You are a wonderful person, and I know you will totally rock out 2011!

House of the Discarded said...

Josie: I hope you're right! Thank you so much for reading :)

House of the Discarded said...

AFSS: Thank you so much - Happy New Year to you too!

Kea said...

Beth, I wish you a new year with more smiles and laughter than tears, more successful rescues than not, with more Light than darkness.

All the best in 2011!

Allison at Novice Life said...

Good Luck and Best Wishes to you in 2011 with Forever Home rescue!

Deb said...

I will and I want to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year. You do wonderful work and I can see this rescue growing in leaps and bounds and a reminder to take care of yourself, too. You are very important to these homeless cats. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Emsworth Girl said...

Dear Beth

I reached # eleven fosters this year and you were there all the way. All kitties adopted into homes where they are loved, hugged, spoiled and bragged about. i hear from many of them still cooing about their cats!

Keep spreading that puuffect love! Now one of those adopters is fostering for you. A complete circle! Have a happy safe purrfect new Year Cat Lady!

Carolyn said...

Happy New Year to you Beth and wishes for a fresh new start to your rescue.
See, it's even operating without you!

Any word on Timmy and the "farm" he's going to? If it's a shelter farm it would be better, but he's not really a senior in my books. He needs to be cuddled on this farm, not just left to roam and snooze.

Debbie said...

Happy New Year to you also.
I have been with you from the start, and hope to continue with you on your new exciting adventure
on the long ride!!!

Caroline said...

Happy New Year Beth!
Do you think your mom's neighbour who rescued the tabbies would rescue Timmy?? She seems pretty flexible...