Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday

And let there be a goodly share
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!


  1. That was wonderful to learn more about Minchie. He is certainly one lucky cat to have found you so quickly!

  2. Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY Minchie and your Daddy too! I see you and Laila are eating together, FANTASTIC! =^Y^=Setzer

  3. How great that you can still keep in touch with your dad, Minchie! And Happy Birthday, buddy!!!!

  4. Minchie
    We are sad for your Dad because he loved you lots and is gonna miss you so much. BUT it is good that you have a new Mom and sisfur and that you have a wonderful forever and ever home. We enjoyed reading more about you.


  5. Happy Birthday Minchie! I think you got a great gift. A forever home, a new sister and a mommy. Wonderful.
    I'm sure your daddy misses you bunches, but now he can be comforted by reading all about you.

    I'm glad you have enough foods cause sharing makes me nervous. Luckily I only have to share with Bendrix and it goes to the same place!

  6. Ah, that was sweet! And happy Birthday to Minchie!

  7. That's so sweet, I almost got leaky eyes. It must have been very hard for your dad to leave you as he leaves the country, I could not do that, that's the reason why I did everything I could to take the cats, and we really had to struggle and pay a lot. I also have a friend who had to leave her previous cat when she left the country and came to Egypt, she was really sad about that. I could not imagine my life without Chica and Pumuckl and I am really happy they will join us in the plane in 2 weeks.

    Hugs from all of us!

  8. Such a great story!!! We are so glad you found your forever home!!!!

    Your Dad sounds wonderful!

    purrs Goldie and Shade

  9. Happy purrthday, Minchie! You and Laila look furry happy together eating. You are one lucky mancat!

  10. Ha-Ha some of those cars are as old as me to. Miss Peach sure did surprise me by telling you about my vintage car blog. I want to thank you so much for your nice visit too, she sure has some great friends. I hope you enjoyed wandering around the old cars and thank you for not clawing the upholstery. Next time you come by, I will have some cat nip waiting and Miss Peach will serve some of her tea.

  11. Oh, that is so sweet dat yoor daddy was so concerned dat yoo get a good home and dat he shared his birfday wif yoo. Sharing a meal wif a brofur or sisfur is long as we each get our own bowls.

  12. Happy Birthday, Minchie! You, too, Dad!!!

  13. That's lovely to learn more about you Minchie and it's great to see you looking so happy in your new home. A belated Happy Birthday to you!


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