We have survived Catmageddon.
Minya and Sir Earl Grey, Chancellor of the Tea Party, went home last night.
It was an EPIC SLEEPOVER.
The adults are VERY CRANKY.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING.
IT’S THREE IN THE MORNING.
Batman, Handsome Orange, and Yoda got fixed and adopted.
I did a terrible job of photo-ing because. eight. cats. vanishes everything else RIGHT OUT OF YOUR HEAD.
I still have Sprout and Elvis (the Prequel).
Here is the original Elvis, if you are not acquainted.
Munchkins are cleared, but this holiday week pushed their fix date until Tuesday.
I love these little froggies so much.
If you know anyone who needs THE VERY BEST LOVE… these are the ones.
Be sure you use the arrows on the Instagram photo to see them all!
Sprout and HRH, ETP will stay together– there are lots of single babies, and I want these two to be crazypants together forever.
They are more than best friends– they do everysinglething together.
If you are thinking about kittens… for what it’s worth to you, I would take two kittens OVER one because SO MUCH EASIER.
That’s counterintuitive, but it is impossible for any human to be a companion to a kitten the way another kitten will… you can SEE how HAPPY they are to JUST BE WITH THEIR BUDDY… it’s an amazing thing to watch— the bond between them.
Also, it lets you be the love lady— they understand (mostly) that you are for cuddles, and their buddy is for biting-and-three-in-the-morning-dismemberment.
If you cannot foster, there are still so many ways you can help!
Host an adoption event at your local farmers market!
Volunteer to do social media for the animals! Take photos and videos!
Walk dogs at the shelter!
I wrote a whole post–> how you can help your local animal shelter!
Next is the hard part.
The more I give up, the more I can help.
I cannot help them all.
But I can do my best.
Sometimes it feels too hard.
Sometimes my best feels crummy.
But how else am I going to spend my one wild and precious life?
Learning about the Kardashians?
Human-animals have a bond with non-human-animals.
We know in our hearts– animals are loving beings.
But we are conditioned by tradition.
To turn our face away and close our hearts.
I think it does something— to the humans.
Ignoring what we do, to other living beings, does not erase it.
It just makes us ugly, inside.
To ignore your heart.
Maybe that feels easier.
If I could.
Maybe I would.
Maybe I have it wrong.
Maybe it doesn’t matter.
But I think we must be ALL.
Otherwise, there will always be room for OTHER.
Until we extend the circle of our compassion to ALL living beings, humankind will not find peace.” –Dr. Albert Schweitzer, 1952 Nobel Peace Prize
Compassion, liberty, autonomy… whatever words you want to use, MUST apply to ALL.
Otherwise, they are meaningless.
ALL must matter EQUALLY.
Or equality is just a nonsense word.
In which case, we can all just decide for ourselves which living beings have value.
In which case, we can keep jailing those pesky toddlers.