Wow, is Jackson ever a lucky boy to be in your loving arms. You saved TWO lives when you brought him home -- his and yours. We cannot live without someone to take care of and love. Bless you both!
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From: Wendy Solem
To: Westgold ; Lisa ; feline-heart
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: [FH] looks like time to post this again
I am so glad to see this.
When I lost "Tino" to heart failure after 15 years; and then loosing "Joey" to mammary cancer within the same year - I was one who said "never again".
Meanwhile (I don't know quite how) I am sitting next to my rescue kitty "Jackson".
He has some special needs, and had I not gotten him, he'd be a big grey and white memory by now.
But he isn't. He's my boy.
"Tino" and "Joey" will never ever be replaced, but I am so glad that there is room in my heart to love another right out of the shelter!
Thank you for re-posting!
Wendy and Jackson
From: Westgold <westgold@...>
To: Lisa <lclarizia@...>; feline-heart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013 5:05 PM
Subject: [FH] looks like time to post this again
A Cat's Will
Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, giving their home
and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do
the same, this is what I'd ask...
To a poor and lonely stray I'd give:
- My happy home.
- My bowl & cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys.
- The lap, which I loved so much.
- The hand that stroked my fur & the sweet voice which spoke my name.
I'd Will to the sad, scared shelter cat, the place I had in my human's
loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.
So when I die, please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the
loss and pain is more than I can stand."
Instead, go find an unloved cat, one whose life has held no joy or home and
give MY place to HIM.
This is the only thing I can give --- The love I left behind.
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From: "Lisa" <lclarizia@...>
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Fwd: Re: I had to put my kittie to sleep today
>I couldn't agree more. My beloved Baby Boy was euthanized on a Friday.
> Monday morning I went to school (I was in graduate school at the time) and
> told my thesis adviser that he'd died. Three hours later she told me "So
> and so found a kitten this weekend!". I already had two other cats and
> wasn't planning on a third, but I took him and he is just such a huge
> source of joy. Then I got my second heart-kitty, Lilly, through this
> list. She wasn't expected to live very long, but here we are almost six
> years later and she and her big heart and her calico attitude are still
> with us.
> I've always thought the best way to honor our angel kitties is to give
> another kitty the same loving home, if it's at all possible to do so.
> love us as much as we love them, and wouldn't want us to be sad and alone.
> I also think of it this way -- if *I* were the one who died I would want
> more than anything for my cats to find another human to love, and to love
> them and I wouldn't consider it a betrayal at all. I think they want the
> same from us.
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Westgold <westgold@...> wrote:
>> Absolutely. The perfect kitty for you will recognize you from a mile
>> and do everything in his power to get your attention. Keep your heart
>> and embrace him!!
>> When I had to have a very much loved kitty pts back in 1988, I was so
>> sad. at 9:30 that evening my friend's daughter knocked on my door, and
>> had a little blue stripey kitten hanging over her arm. She said she found
>> him in the park across the street. I took him in, and he snuggled right
>> to me and immediately started healing my broken heart. He turned out to
>> my soul-kitty Pooh -- we had almost 17 happy years together before he
>> developed a brain tumor. I have never been that close to any other being,
>> cat or human. If I had turned him away, I would have missed out on all
>> If a new kitty does not suddenly appear in your life, that's ok. Go to a
>> shelter -- one of them will grab you as you walk by.... ;) -- or even ask
>> if they have a heart kitty, she would be so blessed to end up in your
>> loving arms, you already know how to take care of heart kitties!
>> You have SO much to give to a new kitty -- don't wait! There's someone
>> there just praying for someone like you to walk by --
>> take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: elfinmyst@...
>> To: email@example.com
>> Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 12:49 PM
>> Subject: [FH] Re: Fwd: Re: I had to put my kittie to sleep today
>> When you are ready a new special friend will come into your life to be a
>> friend to Poncho. Heart cats only choose special people:) I am sure Yoyo
>> help you to choose when the time is right. So many here lose a pet and
>> then suddenly a new cat appears in the garden or just happens to need a
>> Pet owners have so much love to give.
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