Friday, December 23, 2011

Wishin' For Holiday Miracles

This will probably be my last posting before Christmas, and I wanted to give a quick update on Twinkle. If you haven't followed Twinkle's plight, I encourage you to read about her.  I'm sad to say that Twinkle ended up needing her leg amputated.  If you've recently donated money to our rescue, please know that most of the donations went to her care:

To add insult to injury, the poor little monkey ended up with a terrible upper respiratory infection that she got from the vets office.  Poor little monkey!  Twinkle is on the road to recovery and will be available for adoption soon.  Her foster Mom has been a rock star with her care and as you can see by Twinkle posing on the kitchen table - she's been a bit spoiled too.  (As she should be!)

Yesterday, I blogged about my latest foster kitten "Holly".  I'm not sure why I bothered to name her, because the little sweetie was adopted this morning by a terrific family!   She's already ruling the roost and has a new tabby "brother" adopted from another rescue this morning too. 

I sent out a Christmas email to our foster parents and volunteers this afternoon.  I was really at a loss for words (unusual for me!) to express my appreciation for everything they've done for me, the rescue and the cats.  I've always found it strange that dozens of people from different socio-economic levels, education and personalities can come together with great enthusiasm for the mutual love of saving cats. 

I wish every cat could have someone advocating for him or her.  Wouldn't that be a beautiful thing? 

Have a blessed holiday and thank you for reading.  :)  


Fuzzy Tales said...

Bless you, Beth, and all your foster moms (and dads). We wish you all a joyous holiday, a wonderful Christmas.

Purrs from the boys for Twinkle, and we all ask for Mercy for the suffering of All Beings.


-Kim, Nicki and Derry

Lory and Co. said...

Poor baby Twinkle....but, I know that cats are such resilient creatures, and that with lots of love and care from her wonderful foster parents, she will up and about in no time!

I got your email an am pleasantly shocked to learn we adopted out that many cats! Crazy amazingly awesome!!!

Chrissykat said...

Sweet little Twinkle. Wishing her a speedy recovery from both her surgery & uri.

Happy Holidays to you. You are a miracle to these kitties.

Peace 'n Paws, C~

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all!!
I know we had a great rescue year, but here is to hopeing there won't be as many needing rescued next year.

Anonymous said...

Poor Twinkle... its a shame but I just know that Twinkle will have a wonderful life! Thank you so much to Twinkle's foster mom!


Random Felines said...

Merry Christmas..... we know that Twinkle will be better in no time - and never know that she is "different". :) That is the great thing about our animals. Glad to hear about Holly. And, as a volunteer with another group, getting any sort of recognition is a wonderful thing - just hearing THANK YOU is powerful.....

Emsworth Girl said...

Hi beth,

wishing you and your family a fab christmas. Aidan (new grey fosterboy you brought me) is asleep beside me. says thanks for saving me beth!!
\\\get some rest!! and eats lots of turkey!

Sparkle said...

I get the feeling that Twinkle is well on her way to proving that leg was only getting in the way of her being TOTALLY fabulous and awesome!

Have a fantastic Christmas!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

To bad the leg couldn't be saved, but, they do get along with only three. Merry Chrismouse to you and all of your foster angels.

Josie said...

Love and hugs to you and your foster people. You inspire me with the work you do, so thank you for sharing some of your day-to-day life!
I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas, and that Twinkle heals quickly and finds her forever home asap!

~*Connie*~ said...

are we going to get another video of her? She's just so sweet and pretty..

I pray for a quick recovery and a long and happy life for her.

Jen Li said...

Aw, what a precious little soul. She is darling. Animals are so resilient...she will learn quickly to adapt and have a beautiful life, I'm sure of it. They aren't like humans where we would feel sorry for ourselves..they just learn to live they way they are! She will be fine!! Thank you for all you and your volunteers to throughout the year!!! You rock!!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to put my two cents worth in here Beth. I want to thank you for all those precious lives you've saved...and I 'd also like to thank everyone else involved who made it possible. As one who has a full house. not complaining..I wouldn't part with one of them and love every one of them dearly...but it makes it frustrating that I can't take in any more. When I see so many needing help and then one of you steps in to do just that...I am so grateful to you all. You have made my day so many times this year...Thank you all for being wonderful you (foster parents, volunteers..everyone involved ) ! So happy to hear about sweet Holly and I hope that wee Twinkle is going to do just fine..I think she's going to become somebody's beautiful star. Hope you ALL have a well earned very Merry Christmas....and I thank you once again. Love Gail