Merry Eve of Christmas Eve!
Once again, we’re sending endless kisses and thanks to everyone who sent us cards for our mantel, including these extra cards that we got yesterday from All the Kitties Blue and something special from CK – a small tuft of CK fur! SQUEEEEeeeeEEEEE!
Kisses and thank yous to Boomer, Dai$y, and Toona from de land oh Trout, Sasha, Grady Lewis & Joan, Jeanne, the cats and all the foster kittens from Random Felines, Pam, Hemmingway & Steinbeck, Flynn, Jackie & Ivor, Leo, Cashmere, Glitter & Andrea, Savvy, TKS, Mom L and Dad P, Peaches & Paprika and their assistant Carol, Annabelle, Boo, Ping, Jinx & Mom Debra, Melissa and Mudpie, Cheri, Dan and the Cats of Wildcat Woods, Hannah, Lucy & Mum Sue, Timmy, Toby, Buddy, Mr. Buttons, Miss Fitz, Einstein and Dad Pete, Luke & Trixie and all our favorite vets, Carmine, Milita, and Angel Jewel, Robyn, Fred, Stefan, and the Crooked Acres Gang, Raz, Allie, and Ellie, Wally, Ernie & Zoey, Max, Kirby, Angel and Mom Nan, Penny, Sammy, KaTwo, Prancie, Joanie, Brody, Snowball, Jinx, Tallulah, Noel, Millie, and Polar Bear, Monika, Bob, Munchkin, Obsidian, Ashlyn & Cosettee, Rachel, Dexter, Olive & Sophie, Zorro, Pixie & Claire, Chuck, My Angel, Patty O’Malley, Sweetie and Vicky, Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula.
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Now for a very special Christmas story:
We’ve posted this one before, but it’s so special to us, we had to pull it from the archives to share again this holiday because it was such a special and memorable day. Before we dive in, let us wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May this time be special and memorable to you and your families, full of happiness, joy, and the wonder of the season.
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A little rhyme runs through our heads at this time of year, every year:
We wish we may,
we wish we might,
help find homes for all this night.
And one year, we saw it happen.
Back in December of 2013, while interviewing potential Niblet forever families at our local Petco, a sweet, jolly man sat upon a chair seemingly meant for him and someone handed him a kitten, one of a very large group of kittens our area had that year.
And then, something magical happened.
That kitten found a forever home that day. And the next kitten the jolly man held did too. And the next. And so on and so on throughout the day. And the senior cats brought to the event found their forever families too. These forever families, they weren’t your average “Hey, we’re at Petco and since we’re buying dog food anyway, let’s adopt a kitten for Christmas, too” Petco shoppers but a string of very vetted families who came in, independently of one another, to see cats and kittens they had been following online through the shelter and through word of mouth, and don’t you know, every one of those cats and kittens found the best of homes that day. *happy sigh*
May we all open our hearts and homes to those who need love, not just for a day but for all of forever.
Have a magical Christmas.
X O X O