Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Snowball here today.  Guess What?  I won the Lamest Costume category in Hansel's Halloween Spooktacular contest!  I went as .......wait for it.......a piggy bank.  Think Mom is trying to tell me something?  This category was sponsored by the one and only Katnip Lounge!

Ivy checks out the box. (She's got some fur pulling issues)

Yoko gave the snuggle bag a big paws up!

We got their prize last week - a box chock full of goodies for both the outside kitties (that's us) and the older indoor ones.  No one is really outside - we have a shelter building with a screen porch for us whitesters and the senior cats are in the house with the beans.

Chica took charge of the toy distribution while Yoko looked on.

Minnie preferred the Valerian over the nip!

Katnip Lounge cats sent a set of everything for both of us - nip, an assortment of balls, Valerian, (do we detect a theme here?) treats, chicken jerky, a fleece blankie and they also added a snuggle bag that they did not want or use - we love it. The box everything was in was lots of fun too!

Two Spot and Only check out the goodies.

Uh oh...fight!

Al wanted the nip scented ball.

Thanks guys - you are super and we are enjoying all our goodies! And many thanks to Hansel for working so hard to put this contest together for us once again!

If you want to enter our drawing for the book Awkward Family Pet Photos - just go here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Third Annual Worldwide Moment for Furred, Finned and Feathered Friends

Thanks to Two Special Wires, the Third Annual Worldwide Moment will happen at 6 PM EST Monday Nov. 14.  It is a a moment to honor the animals we have known and loved in the past and to send out positive energies to those alive today the world over. We would like to share the story of Tarra and Bella.

Tarra and Bella

Tarra lives at the elephant sanctuary near Nashville TN.  Her best friend was Bella, a stray dog who wandered into the 2700 acre haven in 2003 and forged an unusual friendship with Tarra.  When Bella incurred a spinal injury a few years ago, Tarra stood vigil for 3 weeks just outside the office  where Bella rested and recuperated.

Recently, Bella was attacked and killed by coyotes.  From what the sanctuary administrators can gather,  Tarra found her body and carried her best friend back to her home.  Tarra has been grieving but the other elephants have been sharing their food and attention to help her through this.  Tarra and Bella's story teaches us huge lessons about love, friendship, loyalty, loss and grief..  Please take the time to read their story here.

Only meditation and sending our loving kindness to all beings.
"In their innocence and wisdom, in their connection to the earth and its most ancient rhythms, animals show us a way back to a home they have never left."  ~ Susan Chernak McElroy

We at Wildcat Woods are sending positive thoughts to Tarra and her elephant friends to help them through their loss and to comfort them and peace to all animals everywhere.   Thank you for joining us today in prayer, meditation, reflection or contemplation in this Worldwide Moment.

Darby sending purrayers for Tarra.

The two FIV kittens Mom posted about - Cobbie was one that Brian of Brian's Home asked for help to place and Mom took to a local no-kill shelter - both were adopted last week AND...they both retested negative for FIV!!!  How great is that?  Thanks for all your purrs, prayers and assistance with this!

Danica (aka Cobbie) has a new home.

Angelica was adopted with another kitten named Turtle!



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