Sweet little Ivy, a 3 month old beautiful brown tabby kitten, went home with her new purr-parents this evening!
She will be showered with love & attention!
All of our love sweet baby!
Wishing you all of the happiness & joy you deserve!
Leo had to come back to us – he was not in the right situation. The family tried so hard to love him & bring him out of his shell, but it just wasn’t working. Better sooner than later. Now I know where he would be best suited.
But, they adopted SHAKIRA this morning to be a playmate for Merlin. It will be a perfect situation for all!!
One of our volunteers, Kim D., – who had adopted Scarlet (AKA Paris) only a month or two before the following incident, shared this incredible story with me a while back. It is an amazing example of what a close bond Scarlet had already formed in a few short months with her brother Oliver!
Several months ago, Kim’s cat Oliver – a very sweet, lovey boy, had been viciously attacked by a neighborhood cat IN HIS OWN BACKYARD.
When Oliver was being attacked, Scarlet ran to help her brother. She put herself between the attacking cat and Oliver and growled at the other cat. Although she’s only about 8 pounds and was probably about half the size of the other cat, she tried to defend Oliver to the extent of putting herself in danger. She was trying to give Oliver the chance to get away and back to safety. Scarlet…
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I visited the Ten Lives Club shelter for the first time today & got the full tour of their facilities. Seeing all of the beautiful cats – knowing they just want a loving home & the attention they want one on one – it breaks my heart. They all have the utmost care and many are taken in that would’ve been euthanized otherwise due to various medical issues.
I’ve decided to use the age old “total submersion” theory of “growing a steel set of balls” because otherwise, you’ll just sit back & cry, whine & do nothing. I did that for years. I cried. I wailed. I railed endlessly about the assholes who would abandon, neglect, abuse or otherwise care less about these beautiful animals who have always had my heart & I had grown up knowing & loving since before I could even walk. I didn’t think I could walk in & see so many without taking one (or 2) home with me.
But I’ve somehow become like a race horse with side-blinders – focused on one thing – the finish line. And fuck the obstacles, or my feelings – it’s about doing what will make things happen. What I can do to help them ALL. To get the big picture & try not to let my emotions get in the way…They deserve it. They desperately need our help. So fuck it – I’m in. All I can see right now is the finish line…
- 100+ SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
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- CRAFTS FOR SALE
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- FOOD & SNACKS
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- Meatball Goulash
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One day after we welcomed baby leopard gecko “Pip” into the world, along came his/her sibling & identical twin – “Skip”! Born 3/8/13. My son & I had the pleasure of watching him burst into the world. It’s amazing how a 2 1/2″ baby lizard can manage to fit in an egg about the size of a nickle. Nature is a mysterious & wondrous thing!
Skip was not too thrilled to have the flash going off as “he” was busy breaking out of his egg. He’s got a slight glare in his eye…It’s recommended to leave them alone as much as possible because they stress out very easily, so I didn’t try to get any more pictures once he broke out of his shell – which only took a matter of minutes.
My son exclaimed “We have TWINS!”. They look identical and from their markings, will take after Daddy Sam, who is a “regular” fat-tailed leopard gecko. Mom Leslie is an albino leopard gecko so we didn’t know what the babies might turn out to be.
They are both 10/11 days old now & cohabiting happily with each other.
More pics of both Pip & Skip to follow!