Monday, July 4, 2011

feeling the sunshine

Over the weekend I was very honored to received the Sunshine Award from a person that goes beyond the status of fellow blogger. She is in fact an inspiration and I am very honored that at this point in my life, she is also somebody that I can call a friend.

Perhaps I've never seen her in person, touch her hand or even heard her voice, but we share a connection that should come natural to us humans, the love for all of God's creatures, animals.

Joan at God Little People has become another reason to once again have faith in humanity and she reminds me every time I read her blog, that there is still hope in the long journey that we humans need to embark on, to make a difference in the life of some many animals in need.

Thank You Joan for this wonderful award, your rays of sunshine have drenched my life with happiness.

And so, trying to follow Joan's example with her quest to save and make a difference in some feral cats, I am too trying to give a little bit of help to some of our own island residents.

It's been about 3 months now since I started feeding this two lovely kitties.

Our two lovely resident kitties are: "Little One" (looking at the camera on the below picture) and B.T.K. who we believe is Little One's mom. For weeks it was just the two of them that would come and eat.

Then one day in the corner of our yard, we saw this...

B.T.K. has 3 lovely kitties (that we named: Goldie, Tiger and Shadow) and together with Little One, they make one big, happy family.

Now, we always though Little One was also B.T.K.'s kitten (but perhaps a much older one) so now she is the big sister.

So, time has passed and even though they are not really our pets, they are definitely part of the family.

Now besides the fact that I love cats and dogs the best among all animals, when it comes to help them (or any other) out, I am all up for it.

From the first day I started feeding this cats, my main goal (besides their happiness and health), is to get them fixed so the population is controlled.

At this point 3 months have gone by and we are finally feeding the whole family, so it's time to take action and get them fixed.

Talked to the Vet last week and they recommended I called C.A.R.E. (Cayman Islands Rescue Enthusiast), which is a non profit organization that is trying to also control the animal crisis of stray dogs and cats (as well as any wildlife).

C.A.R.E. has provided me with a cat trap and hopefully this evening I can catch at least one of them and by Tuesday a.m. it will go straight to the vet to get it fixed. The Vet will also give them shots and de-worm them!!!

On Friday, when I brought the cage home, my husband said that he felt as if we were "betraying" the cats. On the contrary, to me there's no bigger loyalty that giving somebody the best possible life, and I believe that this is what the kitties need, a life without having to worry about finding food for their offspring, plus they will be in better shape with shots and no parasites.

So, again, thank you Joan for the award, which gives me another reason to want to be loyal to animals and friends like you!!!

" Loyalty demands participation, the rest is simply wishful thinking." Unknown

Have a wonderful week and Happy 4th of July to all the Americans reading my blog today (specially my favorite American- My husband, love you babe!!!)

4 commented; now it's your turn!:

Anna E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations Sunshine! How cute these cats and kittens look, hope your mission succeeds :-)
By the way, if you have tryed commenting on my post about writing letters, I can tell you, that blogger doesn´t seem to work for me at the moment. GLP wrote a comment, that suddenly disappeared. so I wrote a comment myself, but after some hours it had suddenly gone to "cyberspace".. so just to let you know in case you wondered about it. Also want to say, that I´m soon off for a holiday in a place with no computers, so I won´t be an "active" follower for a while.
Looking forward to hear what happens with those feral cats as well as in your daily life. Warm greetings from Anna E.

God's Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sunshine, I can't tell you how elated I am at your work with these gorgeous cats (and thank you just so much for your kind words). If I've had anything to do with inspiring you to look after the feral cats - I tell you, there would be no greater gift for me! They are just beautiful and I hope you have a great success with having them neutered. Having them neutered actually help keep them from harm as they are much less likely to go roaming.
You are the living embodiment of that quote and that blogging can lead to something very powerful in this world. Thanks so much my dear friend - if only you could see my smile!!

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Tonights the night we catch them! Maybe we'll be able to pet them when they get back!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations on your award, but most of all....CONGRATULATIONS for helping those precious little ones!!!!
People like you and Joan are few and far between!

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