KITTIES BLUE: REMEMBERING TO #SEETHELIGHT

by Janet Blue on September 23, 2021

Remember Me Thursday® with Kitties Blue

 

Kitties Blue are participating in Remember Me Thursday®, the creation of Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center. “Over a million beautiful, adoptable pets will lose their lives in 2021,” according to Arms. He adds, “I believe lighting a candle for the orphan pets will be a way for people to let the world know how much they love them. The awareness can help in increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia.”

The goal of the campaign is to unite individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world to be a voice for orphan pets in need of forever homes. In years past over 190 countries have supported the movement. Seven hundred separate animal welfare organizations around the world have held candle-lighting ceremonies. Hundreds of thousands of individuals have done the same, including Kitties Blue. And we will light our candles again today.

According to Arms, “We all come from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds, but together, we can raise our voices and share one life-saving message and literally save millions of pets on this one day.”

I asked our latest adoptee, Kizmet, to help me share that message today.

 

Kitties Blue, Remember Me Thursday

 

She wasn’t as cooperative as usual; she hid the Remember Me Thursday logos on her bandana and my shirt.

Our Adoption Stories

Dad Tom and I believe in saving homeless animals. As proof, Kitties Blue share a tiny bit of their adoption stories today.

We adopted several of our 20 furkids from individuals who kindly took in stray, pregnant cats. Those kitties are Skooter, Steamer, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta and Fiona. With TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) gaining in popularity and use fewer neighborhood cats find themselves in this situation. We adopted MacKenzie from a veterinarian. I no longer remember the story of how he ended up there.

A number of Kitties Blue adopted us by showing up at our door or being left with their littermates by a neighborhood stray. Those cats are Daphne, Thelma, Louise, Twinkle, Madison and Chloe. We always found homes for the littermates with friends, co-workers, neighbors or friends of friends. We never delivered any cat to a shelter, and none were ever euthanized! Several others tried to adopt us when we already had a full house. We found loving homes for each one.

We rescued Lily Olivia and her littermates from the street. Friends adopted her three brothers, Parker, Winston and Sebastian. As you know, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer appeared in the neighborhood. Cooper was obviously dumped during a snowstorm. We have no idea how Sawyer ended up at the abandoned house next door as such a tiny kitten. But all were welcomed with loving hearts and open arms.

We formally adopted the remainder of the Kitties Blue from rescue agencies. Astrid (found on a roof with her brother, Bobby) and Calista Jo came from Barn Cat Buddies and Lisbeth and Kizmet from Angels of Assisi.

Be Part of Remember Me Thursday Awareness

Today is our opportunity and yours to share the story of pet adoption and let others know how wonderful it is to share your home with an animal and save a life. You can spread awareness by sharing your pet’s story on social media with the hashtags, #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight. Also visit the Remember Me Thursday website and light a virtual candle. Changing just one mind can save a life.

You also can participate in the blog hop hosted by Dawn at Lola the Rescued Cat. Click on the badge on our sidebar to go there and enter the link to your post.

Thankful Thursday

Dad Tom and I are thankful for each of the Kitties Blue who have been and are currently part of our lives. Though some have brought us much consternation, each has brought joy into our lives.

All the Kitties Blue and I are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian’s Home. You can do the same by clicking on his badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I will be posting our poem for Angel Sammy & Teddy’s poetry challenge tomorrow along with our Friendly Fill-Ins.

 

Canadian Cats September 24, 2021 at 2:24 pm

You have done so much to cut down the homeless population of cats. You have one big family of adoptees. They hit the mother ,ode when you picked them for your family.
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Cathy Keisha September 23, 2021 at 11:07 pm

Rescue is our favorite breed. Those are great stories. I wish I knew more of my past. All the cats in our family have come from shelters or right off the street.
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meowmeowmans September 23, 2021 at 10:26 pm

Thank you for walking the walk when it comes to helping cats in need. You truly are #SeeTheLight personified, and a shining example for so many. Thank you, Mom Janet and Dad Tom!
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Ellen J Pilch September 23, 2021 at 6:50 pm

Thanks for spreading the word on pet adoption. I wish all cats were as blessed as yours. XO
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Brian Frum September 23, 2021 at 6:28 pm

You sure picked the purrfect family to rescue you sweet Kizmet. Adoptions are just the best for each and every species and we hope it’s the next big thing. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Sandee September 23, 2021 at 5:34 pm

You and dad Tom rock. We all know how much you care. It shows.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥
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Lola The Rescued Cat September 23, 2021 at 1:37 pm

Thank you for being a voice for pet adoption and for sharing our hop!

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs September 23, 2021 at 1:16 pm

So glad that you have rescued so many! Their love for you iis as great as yours is to them:)

Minko was an unofficial rescue from a very bad birth home…
Us pups are rescues from Texas, wow that was a long drive to the two shelters were taken to in Michigan, where Petcretary found us looking for her!
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The Island Cats September 23, 2021 at 12:46 pm

All of your kitties have been lucky to have found such a good home with you and Dad Tom.
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Leah September 23, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Wonderful that you have adopted so many kitties and found homes for others over the years! Great picture of you with Kizmet!
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Timmy Tomcat September 23, 2021 at 11:44 am

This is such an important day we strive to get our little part of the message out. Dad has worked in foster/rescue and placed about 25 cats before Fitz and Buttons arrived. Fitz would lay immobile for all the hours of the adoption events and the workers overheard several people talking about her being “sick and maybe all the cats are” Dad made a decision to keep her. Then Buttons was zipped away to a new home lickity split only to have the adopter call Dad the next week in tears about “He Has AIDS.” He had FIV and she had a kitty that she said “will die horribly.” Dad could not convince her to read the true studies and learn about FIV and was astounded as this person was a RN like he was. Buttons became a family member being tons of fun without any worry of passing on his FIV. Only two stories of kitties who all gave such great love to our family. We hope to adopt an elder soon and have the word out because We Remember and See the Light!
Angel Timmy, Dad Pete and Family
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Charles Huss September 23, 2021 at 6:56 am

Your home is like an oasis for cats in need.
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Pam September 23, 2021 at 4:40 am

You all have done SO MUCH for rescues and given so many kitties a chance for a wonderful and safe life. Kudos to you and Tom for all you do.

Hugs, Pam
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