Minchie says an apple a day keeps the evil v-e-t away.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
For many years Mom fed and provided shelter to the feral cats that hung around her office building.
This little trio of kittens were rescued by Mom and her boss in 2003 in the back lot of the office. The little gray one ended up being our cousin, Angel Gizmo, who lived with Mom's sister.
These are just a few of the many ferals that hung around or visited over the years. The building was sold the summer of 2009 so the ferals have gone elsewhere. Mom drives down that street often and still looks for her buddies but has never seen one.
National Feral Cat Day was launched in 2001 by Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for feral and stray cats and a recognized authority on Trap‐Neuter‐Return. Check out their site for information on lots of ways you can help feral cats!
Friday, October 14, 2016
Today's flashback is from July 2008 and explains more about Minchie's background.
on every food tray everywhere.
Mom is finding out more and more about me from emailing back and forth with my dad. Here is the latest scoop:
"When I decided on giving up Minchie due to work, I started asking friends and around if i can find someone I can trust to give Minchie. I also contacted PAWS Chicago. My brother offered to take him but Minchie was having a hard time with a dog in the house. I had few other prospects before I considered the shelter option but none of them went through. PAWS did not respond to me for weeks. I had to move out from my apartment and had a temporary living arrangement before I leave the country and could not take Minchie with me. This is the time he stayed with my brother. I had to find a no-kill shelter where also they screen people thoroughly who wants to adopt. I had to make sure he would go to someone who knows about cats and cherish them. Since I did not hear from PAWS, I have searched for other no kill shelters. I came across Second Chance Shelter. I wrote them a lengthy email, explaining my situation. I got a response back in few days from a very nice lady and she asked me to provide more information about Minchie and she will send it to Pure Bred Rescue places and other no kill shelters. We emailed each other back and forth and one morning I got a call from Mary from Buddy Foundation. She said that they have just finished building a no kill shelter and might be able to take Mr. Minchie. That is the story. I think he never made it to the shelter.I am planning to stop by at Buddy Foundation shelter and get some of the stuff on their wish list for the new shelter before I leave end of this month. Today is my birthday. Since I did not know when Minchie's birthday was I thought my birthday can be his birthday too. So he might ask you for a birthday belly rub tonight. :)"
Mom was just going to have my adoption day, July 6, be my birthday, but I want to keep it the same day as my dad's! Mom thinks this is so cool and of course agreed right away! So, yesterday was my birthday and she is saying I am 4 years young. Every day is special here so it's hard to beat them with a special birthday day! I luvs it here!!!
And my dad will always be my dad no matter how far apart we are. I know I have a special place in his heart for just me and it will be there until forever. But now I have a new forever great home and a great mom and sister who I luvs just as much as my dad! I am one, very thankful mancat!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Today's flashback is from July 2008
Mom is so happy both of us loves to have our tummies rubbed, petted, combed and kissed.
Through the vastness of the internets and it being such a small world, my former cat slave has found us! Mom has been emailing with him getting the scoop on me. I miss him very much but sometimes a kitty just can't go when a big move is involved. I will miss him very much but just want him to know I have a very excellent home again and that he can keep up with me and my new life here on our blog. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me dad! Please drop in whenever you like and comment, okay? You will never be forgotten.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Laila loves this time of year with her pumpkins and apple.
This is JoJo and Sammy who are neighbors of ours on the first floor. Their daddy left yesterday for 16 days on a business trip to Jakarta, Indonesia so Mom will be taking care of them twice a day. We don't mind sharing her with them.