A few days ago we learned of the loss of one of our personal friends, Ms. Truffles the Tortie from Mochas, Mysteries and Meows. She was only a few years old and had just found her forever home two years ago with her dear MomFOD Melissa. And then, suddenly, she was gone. There was no warning and nothing to be done.
When Rocky passed on not quite a year ago, Truffles and Melissa were beyond kind in making a donation in his memory to Tabby’s Place, one of our favorite rescues. It brought great comfort to our family that they would do such a thing and, at the time, we hoped we’d have no reason to return the kindness. Alas, it happens that the time has come much too soon.
Truffles and Melissa are the sponsors for two kitties names Truffle and Cinnamon from PAWS in Connecticut, and so we decided to do the same. This month, we are the sponsors for dear little Buddy, and we hope that we can perhaps help him find a home. We know that it won’t erase the hurt from Melissa’s kind heart, but perhaps it will bring some comfort knowing that one kitty has a little extra help this month in memory of her tortie girl.
Please meet Buddy. If you or someone you know live within driving distance of PAWS, you may be eligible to give this little snuggler a brand new forever home. Please join me in helping him make his dream a reality by sharing his story.
I have a very touching story to tell you today!
World, meet Tanzy (Tanzanite for long), a tiny kitten who was found barely alive only hours after her birth, drowning in parasites, with puncture wounds near her little back. (You can read her complete story here.) With lots of love, patience, and a small tube, Tabby’s Place was able to keep her alive. In fact, she is now more than alive. She is thriving in their care!
Unfortunately, now that she’s up and about, it has become obvious that the puncture wounds have caused damage to her spine, making her a lifelong paraplegic. Tabby’s Place has hope, however! They will begin physical therapy and hopefully, one day, she’ll be fitted with her own pair of wheels. She has to get her driver’s license first, though, so she has a few weeks to go.
In any case, Tanzy is making her way towards the adoption floor slowly but surely. If Tanzy is someone you’d like to have join your home, you’d best keep an eye on her! In the meantime, if you’d like to sponsor this tiny survivor, you can do so here. You also have my permission to print out her photo and wear it around your neck like the precious gem that she is.
Go, Tanzy, go!
Today’s bachelor is spooky and scary! He’s – hold on, I’ve just received word from MomFOD that that’s not the case. MomFOD, why do you always wait until I’ve started crafting my prose to give me the details?!
Today’s Bachelor’s name is Casper (you can see where I thought he was ghostly), and he’s very friendly. He’s also white. Also, he doesn’t walk so well, and neither did Casper the Friendly Ghost. He mostly floated. Ah, now I’m seeing the connection.
Casper’s life has been a bit dramatic, to say the least. Once part of an outdoor colony, Casper’s caretaker found him one morning completely paralyzed in all four legs, unable to lift his head. It’s no surprise that Tabby’s Place, savior of fallen kitties, has stepped in to help. And help they did!
Casper went from being a complete quadriplegic to being able to walk again. The doctors surmise that he may have spinal cancer, but are unable to biopsy to identify the cause for certain. After treatment with steroids, physical therapy, and antibiotics, Casper has regained some of the use of his limbs. He is now living at Tabby’s Place, and is looking for someone to step in and offer him sponsorship so that he may continue to receive treatment and care until his last day, and when that will be, only heaven knows. For now, Casper is spending his days snuggling, smiling, and being an inspiration to all who meet him. Click here to read a beautiful tribute to Casper written by Angela from Tabby’s Place.
If you would like to help care for Casper, please contact Tabby’s Place. They appreciate any help that you are willing to offer. As does Casper, the friendly cat.