Monday, December 31, 2007


We have been having a difficult time dealing with the loss of our cat, Diana. She had a long and good life. Unfortunately, a kitten that we had adopted before Diana took sick also died the day after Christmas. Isabel Windsor was a beautiful gray kitty.

We are reminded about why most animals have litters. Survival. Izzy's sickness and death was another part of The Plan.

We went to the vet yesterday to have the other 4 adopted kittens treated. We had antibiotics all around and the oldest got a feline leukemia vaccination. Call us crazy, but bringing home the last three babies has been a blessing.

We have become supporters of Anita's Animals, a local animal rescue shelter. Anita and her friends bring kittens and puppies to the weekly flea market (tianguis). They sell used books and clothing to help support the shelter. The tianguis shoppers are encouraged to adopt the cats and dogs.

We did. We adopted Victoria in late November. She looks like a very blond and young Diana. We adopted Isabel just three weeks ago. On the same day, we brought home three kittens whose mother disappeared. We were just going to be foster parents for 2 weeks.

Great plan. Given the size of our hearts, we will not be returning these little ones to Anita.

So, the old cats, Fergie and Jadzea Dax, have four kittens to tolerate. And, life continues.......

Welcome home, Eeny Meeny, Miny, and Moe!


Ol' Lady said...

My friend has a pet rescue and sometimes I go and help her out. I said I would 'foster' a dog once (my German Shepherd) I don't foster any more...or I would end up with many many dogs.
I hope you guys get lots of enjoyment and love with your new larger family :)

Anonymous said...

I am sorry about your loss. I believe cats and dogs were made (in part) to befriend humans.I hope the new cats will give you consolation and warm fuzzies.