Friday, February 19, 2010





The spring of 2008 , my dog Shelly was getting ready to say goodbye to this world. I didn't want to deal with this as Shelly has been in our family for years. I didn't know how I was going to cope with the grief. However the universe had a surprise for me & my family. The resident neighborhood stray cat, Miss Cocoa decided to leave 4 little guys in my garage. Until we could find them good homes, we became foster parents. When you have a bunch of kittens around , there is a lot of chaos and JOY! We became very attached to them and I thought we would have trouble letting them go. Yet when each adoptive family came to pick them up, we felt happy for them. They were so delighted to have found the perfect new family member. Pretty soon we were asked to foster 2 more cats. They had been abandoned, traumatized and were losing their hair. Now they have beautiful black & white fur. They are also permanent members of our family. Sammie & Scrappy are the most laid back cats. They remind me to take it easy and also to play. I never planned on or thought I would be a cat owner. I have been allergic to cats since I was a kid. Yet my allergies aren't too bad now. Sometimes life is full of surprises. I miss Shelly aka Shellbelle. Some nights, I am positive that I hear her nails clicking on our floors. I think she comes to visit us and play with Sammie & Scrappy! She brought me much joy over the years and now my cats will too. Thanks for letting me share my Happy thoughts with you. For more info on The Happy Book go here>>>> TheHappyBook


11 comments:

Ginny said...

Thank you for sharing your pets with us. Pets can bring such happiness to us as well as teach us so many things. I know my puppies are a joy to watch. Have a wonderful week.

WrightStuff said...

Aw, that's so cute. I love it when my puss cats stretch themselves out like that and ... such gorgeous little kittens!

Sues2u2 said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your special friend; I know what it's like but I'm so glad that you have some more wonderful friends in your life! *grin*

Helen said...

Oh... the pictures are adorable! Thanks for sharing your animal friends with us. Have a great week.

Expressive Hart said...

Oh, I LOVE the kitty and dog photo. These four legged angels are so precious and such great teachers.

Sara @Soulspackle said...

I've learned so much from having a fur family and I wouldn't change it for anything.. I love how you have embraced the journey, come what may.

Lisa @sacred circle said...

Wow, I think it takes a very special person to be able to foster animals like that... how beautiful! And the photos of those kittens brought a sweet smile to my face.... thank you for sharing them!

Ellecubed said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely pets. Sending you and your fur family positive and healing thoughts.

Eveline Maedel said...

awww....kitties - definitely happy stuff!!

Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom said...

Look at those adorable babies! I absolutely love cats and kittens, and yes they do bring so much joy! I am sorry about your puppy and I know, too, what you mean about hearing the nails on the floor. Sometimes I think of my Sylvester kitty, and think I hear him.

Big (hugs) to you and thank you for sharing your story and wonderful photos!

FatFighterTV said...

I'm so sorry for your loss - pets are totally family. Those kitten pics are soooo cute! :)