And you may remember that we had a scare with his health early on but Murph pulled through due to Pati's immediate attention. Well now, months later, it's clear Murph's life is probably nearing it's end. Pati sent us this note and I'm glad to see she's keeping a good perspective - focusing on the what her family has been able to do for this sweet old man.
Just wanted to send you a couple recent pictures of Murph. He's still hanging in here with us, but we're not quite sure for how much longer. He can't see us anymore (and his hip pain has gotten worse even on the joint stuff). He's still eating and purring, but doesn't want us to pick him up at all - he meow/growls at us.
So I just wanted to let you know what's going on. I think we've made him pretty happy during his stay with us and he is a little fatter! LOL!!!
Thank you, Pati... and your family... for all the love you've given, and are still giving! We'll be keeping you all, and Murph, in our thoughts and purrayers!
Introducing The Perry Point Veterans Administration Colony Rescues
I got a call from a gal named Jenn, wondering if Space Paws would be able to help a group of ladies and gents she was working with at the Perry Point VA. It seems a colony of feral cats had developed around the hospital, and they'd been working to TNR the colony. As they worked with the cats, some looked adoptable and various members of their group were fostering and looking for homes. Well, we've got a blog and a Petfinder account, so I said, sure, we'd be glad to help promote their adoptees. What they are doing is so similar to us... just a group of everyday folks, doing this on their off hours, at their own expense... trying to make their corner of the universe a little bit better.
Yesterday I spoke to Cathy, who currently has 14 kittehs in her home (shades of the Casa this past summer, eh?), and is trying to home a number of darlings that seem adoptable. Cathy is personable, and funny, and working very hard to socialize her fosters and get them ready for furever families. So, without further ado, let me introduce the first of her fosterkids:
All of the PPVA fosters have had all their shots and have been spayed or neutered. So, especially our readers in MD, if you'd like to help spread the word about these wonderful kittehs, feel free to repost, tweet, email or just plain download their blurbs and make posters for your place of work or community bulletin board. You can use the Space Paws contact info and I'll get the word to Cathy!
I think this is one of the things I've loved the most about our little cyber community... being constantly reminded that there are wonderful, kind hearted folks all over this great big world of ours!