Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mr. Kitty
 
We have a lot to be grateful for this year even tho it has been  a hard year as well.



Today is Angel Joey's Gotcha Day at the Rainbow Bridge.  We took him inside to live on a Thanksgiving morning  16 years ago.  He had gotten beat up by another cat, yet again so I just decided that was it.  We are grateful we had 12 wonderful years with Joey living indoors with us. Happy Gotcha Day dear, funny Joey - we miss you so much and think of you every day.



Handsome and personable Mr.Kitty came to live with us this past April. He has adjusted well at the age of 16 and seems to be content with us.  We are so thankful we could offer him a home when his humans could not keep him due to a medical condition his human pop had.

A year ago this month we were able to take Georgie home after she spent several days at the ER vet - she was then diagnosed with diabetes.She had had set backs - fatty liver disease in the spring but now seems to be on a good stretch.  We are grateful that she is still with us and that we have such good veterinary care nearby for things like this.
 
Silly Georgie in her usual nap position.

Nobody wants to say goodbye to a pet, let alone three in three cats within six months. Pets enter our lives to teach us about love and when they leave we learn about loss.  Each cat we rescue expands and opens our hearts.  We become less us and more  a part of everything.  I am forever grateful to Lily for her mothering nature, to Ivy for her ability to live out loud and to Minnie for her fierce independence. Until we meet again dear ones....




Knowing how much work is involved with caring for many kitties like we do, I am thankful for my husband who helps in so many ways. He feeds them, cleans litter boxes, medicates them, drives them to the vet, digs graves and mourns them with me when we lose them.  Our cats could not have a better Pop.


Food, shelter, and transportation  - simple things that many others do not have.  We are so full of gratitude that we can care for our wonderful cats and still help others who are in need, in shelters or on their own.


Usually I am not one to believe in visualization techniques to manifest what we desire or at least it has never worked well for me in the past.  But things have changed.  Back in 2008 when the economy crashed, we lost  our land to the bank. It was a wrenching loss.  The land sold twice in the six years since.  We didn't have the money to make an offer so we let it go.  I loved this land and walked it when I knew no one was around and got to know its trees and  trails.  I felt it was still ours.  This summer we finally had some money to use so we called the current owner and made an offer out of the blue. They accepted!  It seems they had decided to retire to another part of North Carolina and were getting ready to list the property.  Nothing has ever worked so well and so effortlessly than this transaction.  I am forever grateful to the powers that be for this opportunity to have our beloved mountain back.

Our mountain

Lastly, but most importantly, we are so appreciative of friends like you.  We are so lucky to have a network of kind, compassionate animal loving people to celebrate the good things, to share our experiences and to support each other when the going gets tough.  Thank you for always being there for us over these past seven years!

May you and your family be as blessed as we are on Thanksgiving and throughout the coming year.

With love from all of us Cats of Wildcat Woods

33 comments:

Brian said...

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We send you love and hugs.

The Menagerie Mom said...

This is such a lovely post, and perfect for the Thanksgiving spirit. Wishing your entire family a very blessed Thanksgiving, and blessings all year round!

The Island Cats said...

You live in such a beautiful place. We're glad you were able to get your land back. One bright spot this year for you. We hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. ♥

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

meowmeowmans said...

We love your post. Thank you for sharing all of the blessings you've experienced, and your gratefulness about them.

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friends. We love you lots!

Summer said...

Happy Thanksgiving! It has been a very hard year for you, but there is still a lot of gratitude to be had.

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Thanksgiving ! Purrs

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, that's an amazing story. The mountain and your family definitely belong together. I'm glad fate brought you back together. Happy Thanksgiving.

Cara n Crew said...

wonderful post! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us! purrs,

pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie

Marg said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Hope you got your Christmas tree. Have a great day.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a beauty thoughtful touching posting.
Happy Thanksgiving
Annabelle, Boo, Ping & Mr Jinx

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Remember to gobble till you wobble. MOL! We’re thankdul to know you. Happy Gotcha Day, Joey!

Flynn said...

Such a beautiful post. I am glad you were able to get your land back.

Mickey's Musings said...

That is a lot to be thankful for.
We are also happy things worked out so well for you.HUGS!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Hope you're having a purr-fect Thanksgiving!!!

Mishkat said...

Sending much love and many purrs. So glad you were able to keep your land!

Annie Bear said...

I'm so sorry for the losses you've had this year. This is a wonderful post about all your blessings. It's great that you were able to buy your land.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Katnip Lounge said...

there is NO place like home...

Happy Thanksgiving (aka Ham Day)!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Yes, it has been a hard year for you. We're glad you can still see the blessings in it. How wonderful to have your mountain back again!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Eileen said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Lovely post, and I'm happy to hear you were able to recover your land, it's a beautiful place.

Caren Gittleman said...

The story about the land gave me chills. It truly IS "your" land...it was just waiting for you to be able to re-claim it. Thank you for sharing this story, I believe in visualization, but I don't practice it enough. Your story gave me more hope than you could imagine.
I could NOT be happier for you!
Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!
xoxoxo
catchatwithcarenandcody

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so happy for you being able to buy your land back and your beloved mountain. We hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

LP said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so happy for you that you were able to buy your land back. That must have made you feel whole again. :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Mariodacat said...

What a beautiful message, and we feel very thankful for you and your family. You have had a hard year with losing 3 beloved kitties. That is so sad. We hope this next year will be better and everyone will stay healthy.

Deziz World said...

Fank you. Weez so glad to know y'all as well. And we awe all twuly blest to have our furmilies and each other. We hope your Thanksgivin' was blest and you have a gweat weekend.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi and mommy Audra

Quill and Greyson said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you!! I hope the next year has a lot to be thankful for!!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

This is a very beautiful post. I am thankful for your friendship and to know there are such good people like you and your husband in this world. XO

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

We were offline for Thanksgiving – hope you had a fantastic day and Happy Caturday! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Such beautiful sentiments - and yes, this year has been SO hard - but we're thankful you have so many great memories, too...

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Beutiful and thoughtful touching posting <3
Hope you had a pawsome thanksgiving !

XOXO

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happee bee lated day oh pie, ham & thanx guys ~~~~~

we iz thanx full for yur friendship ♥♥♥

Nancy said...

Many, many blessings to you and your kitties! And CONGRATULATIONS on returning to your mountain!! That is awesome--and meant to be!

Eastside Cats said...

They never really leave; they stay in our hearts forever.

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