Thursday, September 8, 2011

Just A Cat

If I had a dollar for every time I heard "but it's just a cat" I could adopt more cats and give them good homes.

I'll never understand the notion of trivializing a life.

My good blogging friend known best as Lucy's Mama of  LUCY’S CAT LOUNGE   took in a cat whose people were moving and leaving her behind. The No Kill shelters were all full so I assume they were just going to dump her at any shelter or just leave her on the street.

Lucy's Mama took her in with the intention of finding her a home. She already has two cats and was concerned about the cost and work associated with caring for a third, plus the stress on the two cats already entrenched in their habitat.

While looking for a place for the newcomer, Lucy's Mama noticed that she seemed uncomfortable. Long story short - a visit to the vet confirms kidney issues and the need for surgery.

Lucy's Mama has decided to keep the cat and get her well and make her happy.
I can so relate to that. From Sheba to Jinxie and now Isadora I have always been found, been chosen by animals who need help.

An independent, non profit rescue group called Companion Critters (and they're from Jersey!) has started a fund to pay for the surgery.

If you go to  LUCY’S CAT LOUNGE   you will see the CHIP IN link right there on the sidebar. I hope you will consider helping.

I almost forgot! It's not just a cat. It's ANNIE ...

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.


Annie Bear said...

Oh my gosh. I have tears. Thank you so, so much. This is a beautiful post and I really appreciate this! You are such a caring soul.


Sylvia K said...

Thank you, Dianne, for all you do, for the reminders to all of us.


nitebyrd said...

A pet is never just an animal. It's part of the family.
I chipped in a little for Annie. She's beautiful. I'm glad she's found such a wonderful mom and such adorable siblings!

DJan said...

There are those who care and do something about it, and those who will NEVER see our animals as anything but something to be discarded when they are inconvenient. Can we have more people like YOU?? :-)

jabblog said...

How could anyone ever dismiss any sentient being as "only" - blessings to Lucy and her kind.

Fireblossom said...

People who say that don't stay on my radar for long.

Cloudia said...


Aloha from Waikiki;

Comfort Spiral

> < } } ( ° >


Ron said...

Annie is sooooooooooo precious!!!

OMG...what cutie! LOVE that shot of her on the stairs!

Bless Lucy Mama for taking her in, and you too for sharing the link.

Yup...I'll go over immediately!

Thanks, dear lady!

X ya!

Ron said...

P.S. love that last quote by Colette. So true!

James said...

Thank you very much for helping Annie! I was so sad when I found out how little her original owners cared about her, but the love from the blog world is amazing! We weren't looking for another cat but there's no way we would let her suffer or be put to sleep.

Thanks again!

Reb said...

Annie is very pretty and I am glad to know that she is getting proper care now. Bravo to your friend for taking her in.

ellen abbott said...

I know what you mean. I taught my children and grandchildren not to extinguish life thoughtlessly, no matter how small. How would you like it, I would ask them, if a giant came along and just stepped on you for no reason. Just about every cat I ever had was a stray or rescue including the one I have now.

Grayquill said...

I guess this cat gets more than her nine lives. I guess she's lucky she found you.

Ebie said...

Annie found a great couple. I can understand how it feels, I have 2 adopted cats, and they don;t get along that well.

Every little penny helps...thanks for this announcement.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

My mom is also tired on people that say´s that just a cat !!!

P.S We found our way here from Lucy´s lounge :)

Rambling Woods said...

I will sister is doing another day of donating her surgical skills..spay and neuters...I love her for that and so many other things...Michelle

OldLady Of The Hills said...

It's a done deal, my dear...And Thanks for the Heads-Up! Happy to contribute to this dear sweet Cat's Surgery! You are a WONDERFUL friend, let us know about Annie's surgical needs....I PRAY that all goes well!

Ellen Whyte said...

Lucy is a sweetie. I'm happy to see there are so many nice people about who take in unwanted kits. Nice post.