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Subject: OT-I did it again!
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 8:31 PM ET
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Today we welcomed another fur child to the household!  I decided Ellie and Gilbert got along so well when we adopted her last year that it wouldn't be too much of a strain to make room for one more.  I got a female from the cat rescue Heaven Can Wait.  She is 1 year old and had a litter of kittens who all got adopted but mama still needed a home.  The rescue got her spayed after the kitties were weaned and microchipped her.  She has a beautiful orange and white coat and the most gorgeous amber colored eyes I've ever seen.  Her name was Samantha but that doesn't sound very cat like so her new name will be Hilda.  Just thought I'd share the news with all my fellow cat lovers. smiley

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 8:59 PM ET
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Wowser!!

Congratulations, Holly!

Hilda is a great name. Post pictures &, please, keep us up to date on the progress as two learn to become three. 

Very happy for you ... and so grateful that another shelter kitty has found a forever home! Good on ya ... 

Kelly

 

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 9:28 PM ET
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Oh Holly, I am so happy for you and Hilda. I wish we could find homes for them all, bless you. Pics soon, please.

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 10:53 PM ET
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Yes post pictures please.  So happy for you and your new fur baby!

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 11:13 PM ET
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YEAH HOLLY, Pics, please. I have a ten yr old gray tabby that adopted me. She was dropped off at the condos, PG, at about one yr old. We found homes for thefour kittys. She decided that I was the best adopted mom & moved in with me & two poms. I could not ask for a better mannered cat. Also, she tolerates my two Poms. She does dog tricks, too.
Date Posted: 11/11/2012 7:46 AM ET
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Oh, I LOVE to hear about rescue stories! Good for you , Holly and Mary and all of you who rescue these fur babies! They need the help so much. yes

I have had nothing but "rescues" all of my life (usually they find me and wind up on my doorstep or in my car, if I spot them on the road!)

Date Posted: 11/11/2012 8:20 AM ET
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YAY!!  Holly, good for you (and Cathy, and other animal rescuers) for adopting from a rescue/shelter/side of the road/your own doorstep!  wink  Jeanne is right, they do need so much help.  We have a relatively new shelter in our county, and while they do a good job of moving dogs on to rescue, foster or forever homes, the cats are really stalled and that worries me so!  It is a kill shelter, but no one has been put down yet, except in cases of illness, but still...they have too many cats.  It does my heart good to hear of kitty adoptions.  Pictures for sure!!

Okay, speaking of animals on the side of the road.  You all know that's how I find my DD's cats, right?  Well, God was smiling down on everyone because I missed a box on the side of the road (up on Droop Mountain) full of puppies!  Someone put SEVEN adorable puppies in a box and left them on the side of the road.  It makes me spit nails when I think about it for too long!  I posted their pictures all over my FB page until my friends were begging for mercy.  But I'm happy to report that six of the Droop Mountain Gang have been adopted (two went to the same home) and are happily in new, loving families.  

I just imagine what my loving DH would have said had I been the one to find that box!! surprise

Date Posted: 11/11/2012 10:26 AM ET
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It seems Hilda has a bit of a cold going on.  She's sneezing a lot and she has some yellowish green boogerage coming from her nose and is opening her mouth to breath occasionally.  She is grazing in the food dish occasionally which is a good thing but it looks like she'll be going to the vet with my other two tomorrow if I can get them to squeeze her in so we can figure out if its an upper respiratory infection or viral.  Probably going to end up on antibiotics.  She is doing well other than that.  We have her isolated in the Boy's room for now and Gilbert and Ellie desperately want to get in there to see whats going on.  Now for the pics:

 

 

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee432/hpelke02/004.jpg 

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee432/hpelke02/003.jpg 

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee432/hpelke02/002.jpg 

 



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Date Posted: 11/11/2012 10:56 AM ET
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@ Holly, hope everything goes well with the vet. Cats do not like shut doors one bit, do they?

@Vicky. Words fail me. I can't comprehend people who would just dump animals or leave them behind. The shelter I got Starla from is always posting adotion stories at their FB page, it just warms my heart to hear them. I wish I could take another one, but I don't think it's best for Starla at the moment. Six years in shelter, she needs a happy, quiet home one on one with mom. She is a very happy girl, I might add.

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 10:14 AM ET
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Holly - the pix are adorable! You did good! I bet the eating is a problem for her if she can't smell very well. Hopefully she gets relief when you see the vet.

Vicky - what happened with the last puppy? I remember taking in a dog who turned out to be pregnant. She ended up having 9 puppies and I found good homes for mom and 8 puppies - ended up keeping the last one for myself and had her for 15 years!

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 11:22 AM ET
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Holly, what a sweet new baby you have!  I bet Jeanne's right; I sure hope she gets some relief soon.

Jeanne, the last puppy is still in the shelter.  frown  I hope someone adopts him soon, before I put my marriage in jeopardy!!!

Here's a link to photos of the pups.  WARNING:  They are so stinkin' cute!!  And when you look at those faces, and think of some *expletive* heartless fool leaving them on a mountain road, well..just watch your blood pressure.

Droop Mountain Gang

Bullseye and Runt went to the same home. heart

Freckles is still available, poor little boy.

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 11:32 AM ET
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Oooooh, how cute!!!! Vicky - Steve wouldn't mind and I  bet Heidi would love a little friend. devil

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 1:27 PM ET
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What a gorgeous girl Hilda is!  We don't have any because I'm allergic, but I do love an orange kitteh!  We have one that hangs around our house stalking the mice that live in our lavendar bushes. Which is awesome because my two dogs could care less.  Freeloaders.

Vicky, those puppies are ridiculously cute! I would snap up Freckles in a heartbeat!  Good thing I live far far away.  :) 

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 3:12 PM ET
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So cute!

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 4:12 PM ET
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Back from the vet.  She has an upper respiratory infection so they gave me antibiotics for her.  She has to stay away from my other two kittehs until it clears up which is ok by them because they're not ready to be friends yet.  I'm switching her to canned food for now because it has a stronger smell so there is a better chance she'll eat it.  Found out Gilbert and Ellie are chunky monkeys.  Gilbert is 13 lbs and Ellie is 12.  No wonder their carrier was so heavy!

Vicky-All of the pups are adorable!  I'm obviously the resident cat person here but I know Chris would snatch freckles up in a heartbeat as a buddy for Sparky.  Makes you want to find the person that dropped them off and shove them in a box, tape it except for an airhole and leave them on the side of mountain road for a few days. angry

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 4:40 PM ET
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 Makes you want to find the person that dropped them off and shove them in a box, tape it except for an airhole and leave them on the side of mountain road for a few days. angry

 

WHAT airhole, Holly???? devil

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 5:03 PM ET
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I'm with Jeanne ... or let's just drag them behind a truck until they've had ample opportunity to think about their pathetic, irresponsible behavior. When they quit screaming, that's when you know they're finally starting to think. Another few miles after that should be good.

Stories like this always put me in mind of Sam Peckinpah! 

Kelly

 

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 6:08 PM ET
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Kelly - we're on the same page with this one! I figure that for people who do things like this to these innocents, eternity should consist of them wandering around looking for food, shelter, a home, etc. GRRRRR

Date Posted: 11/13/2012 10:39 AM ET
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Well Holly --- I am glad your new little girl did not have anything terribly wrong with her.  She should come back from this infection pretty quickly.  She is a lovely lady.  I too have cat allergy issues, so am limited to dogs and right now some gerbils!!!  Having never reared children of my own, I have been thru just about every house pet known to man --- rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, fish, even had a cat many years ago.  The asthmatic reaction to cats started in the 90s some time out of the clear blue.  Sure with it had not, as I love a kitty. 

Vicky --- What adorable puppies.  Wonder what sort of a mix they are, some look a bit sherherdy, but so white, maybe some kind of retreiver???  Who knows, they sure are cute.  Glad to hear most have found good homes.  We have always purchased our puppies from reputable breeders, but am thinking when this lot of 3 go, we might look into rescue for replacements.

Date Posted: 11/13/2012 10:14 PM ET
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Yay for you, Becky! 

If you have your heart set on a particular breed and cannot find one from a local rescue or shelter, there are lots and lots of breed-specific rescues who can match you up with the breed you are looking for ... and the end result is the same ... giving a deserving dog a New Leash on Life!

Pick a breed and google that breed's name along with the word rescue and see what pops up!

Kelly