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Lost Ragdoll cat survives 5 months

“An exclusively indoor ragdoll cat known more for her placid nature than her hunting skills has defied remarkable odds — surviving five months in the Adelaide Plains after she was reported missing by her distraught Perth owner. “

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/missing-ragdoll-cats-survives-five-months-in-the-adelaide-plains-2639-kilometres-from-home/news-story/22dee8a6fa0a7d6360ee7f76272fd7ff

The picture below is not Luna, the kitty that roamed lost for 5 months, but is a free picture from Pixabay of another beautiful Ragdoll cat.

Image by ZEROXO on Pixabay

You may have heard about the Incredible Journey (2 dogs and a cat return home). Now we have the amazing Ragdoll cat, Luna. Her owners had taken her with them on a road trip and in Melbourne, even though Luna was in a harness attached to a barrier, she managed to break free off and got outside through a small gap in the window.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, when it comes to cats.

Poor Luna ended up starving and dehydrated and ended up in Adelaide, 12 kilometers from where she got out of the car. She was noticed by people at the Dublin Cricket Club in South Australia and someone recognized her as the lost cat, of which “Missing” posters had been put up.

Luna was taken to the Adelaide University’s Companion Animal Health Centre, where she was identified through her microchip.

“I’m very surprised she survived,” said a spokeswoman for the Centre, Diane Whatling.

“Although cats are scavengers, these ragdolls are a very sensitive breed — she may not have even known how to hunt.” Ms Whatling said.

I am so happy that Luna survived and is now reunited with her family, whom I don’t think will be taking her in their car any more. This tale also reminds cat owners to micro-chip their cats, so they can be returned home to be looked after.

Other References:  click on links below to see copyrighted photos of Luna

https://www.qt.com.au/news/missing-ragdoll-cats-survives-five-months-in-the-a/3655598/

https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/pets/perth-cat-reunited-with-owner-after-five-months-in-the-australian-bush-ng-b881115571z

Foster & Adoptive parents of Fur-babies

Here is a story of a wonderful woman Nikki who takes in kittens and cares for them until they are well enough to go to adoptive homes.  The video is on Facebook, sorry if you can’t or don’t want to log into FB but this is the only way that I can provide the link to the audio-visual of this amazing story.  Such is sometimes the nature of the internet world !!

www.facebook.com/littlebutfiercedodo/videos/2207445275938630/

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The story is about 3 little kittens who were abandoned in freezing temperatures but Nikki was alerted to them.  One of the fur-babies nearly succumbed but Nikki tube fed this baby and she (named Bagel) pulled through.   Nikki gives up all kittens to new homes and gives them temporary names so even though these kittens may have been named after foods, of course, those names don’t have to be used by their new carers.

I’m happy to say that all 3 kittens became healthy and were all taken up by good homes.  Nikki has pictures on Instagram (another social media thing that you have to sign up for in order to view the photos).   Nikki’s Instagram page is below.

My Foster Kittens

Our beautiful boy Shandy cat was adopted by us on 1 January 2000 !   A memorable occasion as this sweet boy was a bond between my partner and I and helped us with responsibilities while giving us enjoyment and contentment.  Sadly Shandy passed away in February 2016 after being with us for 16 years, but as one of his adoptive parents I will always miss him.  He has his own Featured Page on this blog, and you can read about his wonderful adventures on several blog posts too, links below.

Our Animal Friends – Shandy

Blog posts about Shandy cat

Barney the orange comforter

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“Writing on Facebook Debbie Ann Le Page stated: “God bless you Barney, remember that lovely sunny afternoon, I laid down on the grass in the cemetery and we cuddled up together for two hours.  I needed a friend that day and there you were my angel!  God bless you.”

He has been known as “Barney, the Cemetery Cat” but I’m calling him Barney, the orange comforter!  For some reason I’m really interested in ginger / marmalade cats, and have no idea why ( maybe it is just because I like the color orange, LOL ).   Anyhow, if anyone thinks or has told you that animals or cats cannot be or are not “spiritual” –  run away, far away.

Here is a beautiful magnificent ginger tabby cat whose Mission on Earth was quite obviously to look after the souls alive and passed, at St Sampson’s Cemetery, in Guernsey, the United Kingdom.

Barney greeted and comforted mourners for 20 years!  I know from having our beloved Shandy for 16 years, that just having a live even if small, dynamic and loving, intelligent warm Be-ing around you – is a source of happiness, comfort and inspiration.

Grounds keeper Alan Curzon said Barney has now been laid to rest at the place where he spent his entire life brightening up the lives of hundreds of people during their darkest moments.  This cat’s owner moved but as the Kitty kept returning to his work-place ( the Cemetery ) the neighborhood made him a home near to the cemetery and fed and cared for him.

Alan said: “When relatives and friends have suffered the awful loss of someone close to them and go to visit a cemetery they are not in the best frame of mind but Barney was always there to cheer them up.”

“For those who entered the cemetery with a heavy heart, he lightened up the experience for them. When people walked through the gates, he often came up to them and brushed against them.”

“There was not a bad bone in his body.”

“We are putting a plaque on the wall and a bench and have found a little space for him in the cemetery where he is buried as well.”

Rest in peace,  “Angel” Barney

Read more  HERE

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The memorial to Barney can be seen  HERE

 

Monty Magic

I have fallen in Love …….

with a  Cat !!    Yes, I love Monty Boy, just as much as I still love my beautiful kitty Shandy who sadly passed away on 24 February 2016.   Who wouldn’t love Monty?  He is a little boy, born with a chromosome problem, affecting the bridge of his nose, but fate dealt its hand and he was adopted  by Michael, someone who at that time never dreamed that he would ever have a Cat, let alone fall in love with this Paw-some cat.

Michael & Mikala have an online Etsy shop and sales go toward helping shelter animals.  I have purchased the Fur-ever Calendar and love it.   Will you help too?

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MontyJewelry

Please keep sweeeet Monty Boy Cat in your thoughts / prayers / healing …. as he has trouble at the moment with his kidneys.

I wrote the following poem for Monty Boy.

POEM FOR MONTY

You can follow Monty’s story on Facebook, and the FB videos will show you just how much Monty and Michael love each other.  This love is awe inspiring and touching.  Once you have met Monty Boy, you will never see an animal friend again as “just a pet”.  They are not pets owned by us,   WE  are owned by them, THEY grace us with their joyous, stoic and honest presence.

https://www.facebook.com/Montyboycat/

Thank you Monty Boy Cat.  We love you.

If you would like a free “Paws for Thought Pass Along Card” to send out your message about what your animal friend taught you, please click  HERE

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Snaggle Puss and Bubbles

 

I don’t know what happened to this Cat and Bunny, but I think it is great that Snaggle Puss adopted Bubbles the one week old Bunny, whose mother had been killed by a Cobra.

Shandy’s song – Love never ends

PAWS FOR THOUGHT PASS ALONG CARD -  BACK NUMBER 1

Click on the Picture above to get

a Pass-Along Card !

 

You know I love you, I always will,
My mind’s made up by the
Way that I feel
There’s no beginning,
There will be no end

This Song is dedicated to all Cats and Cat carers  from –

Cats Remembered Forever

&  of course to  ALL cats and their carers everywhere!

Our beautiful boy Shandy   passed away  on 24 February 2016 at 2.34 pm.

Those who know me well, understand that I believe in a “bigger world” than what there seems.  I believe all Life forms are spiritual beings or sparks of consciousness from the “Divine” or the Source, incarnated into physical forms.

I believe that our Shandy cat was a special Be-ing sent to us, to keep us together and to teach us responsibility and how to Love.  One month has passed now since he departed us, and his messages are still coming in strong.  First of all, let me say that I once experienced a cat that had crossed over, returning in Spirit form, to let us know she was okay and in spirit form.   That was a long time ago, when I began looking into our spiritual essence and connections.  I am positive that Shandy cat will also visit me in Spirit, if I call upon him!

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A Tribute to Shandy Cat

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Goodbye to an awesome wise being, our cat friend Shandy.   Shandy our sweeeeet little beautiful furry friend passed away on Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 2.33 pm our time.

Esan & I will miss him and after some time, my grief will heal and his Spirit will carry me on.   Shandy lived with us for 16 years since he was a baby, a gift from Heaven, our Millennium cat whom kept Esan and I together, and taught us responsibility.

His Earthly “tour of duty” is over, but I like to think of him now in Heaven and I told him that I will meet him again one day.   His body just packed up internally and there wasn’t alot that could be done for him to make him comfortable and happy and little chance of a full recovery.  He knew he was ill so we said our Goodbyes.  I played him some music from Lia Scallon’s CD “A Song for the Animals” at our local Veterinarian and that helped.  He went peacefully and we buried him in his garden.

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Stevie Wonder-Cat

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The sweet little pretty Cat that likes to go Hiking !

http://www.boredpanda.com/blind-rescued-cat-stevie-patrick-corr/

Patrick Corr wasn’t a cat person until he met Stevie the blind cat who was in desperate need of a home. She changed him forever. He has said “I didn’t adopt Stevie when she was a kitten. I wasn’t even looking to adopt a cat, but when I heard she badly needed a home, I couldn’t resist.”

“She’s like any cat really, except that she’s blind. I adopted her 3 years ago from a local cat vet hospital as she badly needed a home. The Animal Care Society of Cork had been paying for her stay there for months, as no-one wanted to adopt her. Go figure.”

Read more at

http://lovemeow.com/2015/03/stevie-the-blind-cat-changed-this-mans-life-forever/#JC0FboVqxambXO3b.99

More Links

https://www.facebook.com/mrpatrickcorr/timeline

https://twitter.com/mrpatrickcorr

https://instagram.com/mrpatrickcorr

Stevie likes Hiking and she & Patrick will soon be hiking to raise money for Animal Welfare groups in Ireland.   You can contribute with a Donation    HERE.


A  BIG  THANK YOU to Patrick & to Stevie, best buddies forever, helping to highlight the fact that Animals are souls in physical form, just like Homo sapiens!

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