Friday, November 11, 2011

Why I Do This....

The cages and tables are set up for our big adoption event tomorrow.  But I'm not really writing about that. 

Tonight, I wanted to write about a special "Before" and "After" picture, along with an email I received with the "after" picture.  It started with the recent adoption of Monty:

With the writer's permission, I'm copying her email word-for-word.  My purpose for doing so, is to bring understanding of the importance of these wonderful animals in our lives:

"Hey beth!

No complaints over here, I'm just emailing to let you know how 'monty' aka 'sheldon' is. I originally thought of naming him cornelius but it didn't stick. I've just been calling him shelly, or sheldy. He sleeps in my arms and yells at me if I stop holding him. Are you sure you didn't give me a dog? He follows me around and literally will throw himself at me for food. The first day I left him alone in the bedroom, he was so happy when I got home he jumped into my arms. He also tries to stop me from leaving. Hell jump up onto the coat rack and dive bomb onto my shoulders. He's a little goof ball. I'd really like to thank you for suggesting this guy to me.

Ill be honest, I've had depression for years and coming home to him makes me the happiest person on the face of the planet. I do have another cat (as you know) but she's nowhere near as cuddly and I think this is what I really needed.

You rock!

No.  I think *YOU* rock!   Monty's "After" picture will make me smile for days.

Thank you for reminding me why I do this (often) gut wrenching work. 

Happy Friday....


Chrissykat said...

It seems they have saved each other...does it get any better than that?

Fuzzy Tales said...

He looks like he's king of the castle--which, of course, he is.

I've made no secret of the fact that both my angels Annie and Chumley saved me from going down a very dark path. Now the boys keep me entertained and exasperated and exhausted too. LOL. So I understand this adopter and am glad she's given Monty his forever home.

Minucho and Speck's mom said...

What an AMAZING 'after' pic!

Ecochica said...

Ok going to get the tissues!!!! I can't imagine my life without my companion animals - they mean more to me than most of the humans in my life

Allison at Novice Life said...


How wonderful!

Caroline said...

I totally agree, sometimes these furkids, save us more than we save them. Sending hope for Hubert!

Anonymous said...

Beth this photo just makes my heart sing ! Thank you and his adoptive mommy
for giving him a new Gail