by Janet Blue on September 22, 2016

Remember Me Thursday® Awareness Movement

 Remember Me Thursday®


We are joining Remember Me Thursday® and have lit a candle at for our sweet Swizzle again this year. Swizzle is the kitty we continue to sponsor at PAWS of Connecticut. She’s been waiting for more than two years for her new forever home. We pray daily that this sweet and beautiful senior kitty will find the loving human and home she deserves.

The Remember Me Thursday® global awareness campaign encourages individuals to light a candle this day (literally or virtually) and to opt to adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year.

Candles lit on this day (the fourth Thursday of September annually) across the world honor the pets who lose their lives without the opportunity to know the comforts of a loving home. These candles shine brightly on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption—just like beautiful Swizzle.

Remember Me Thursday®

This being Sammy’s (onespoiledcat) Thoroughly Poetic Thursday and the prompt letter for the week being “O”, I have written a poem for orphan kitties.


Most of us were orphans at one time,
Whether roaming the streets or shelter confined.
But then one day our luck suddenly changed.
A human stopped in whose heart we would claim.
They took us home to keep us safe forever
With food, shelter and love as our caregiver.
So today, will you please a candle light
And pray for the orphans to not give up the fight,
As they wait and long for their special human
To find them and become their number one fan.

Please join me, other pet-lovers and advocates and animal welfare organizations around the world in lighting your own candle. Visit the link listed in the first paragraph to light your candle and learn more about Remember Me Thursday®. Or light your own candle at home. Just make certain it is either battery operated or in an area your pets cannot access.





Linda Arthur Tejera September 24, 2016 at 9:36 am

Sometimes I wonder if all these kitties I took off the street and brought into my home are really happy since they don’t have the same freedom to roam as before. But then I stop and think that they quite possibly wouldn’t even be alive to enjoy anything. They never have to hunt for food. They know they are loved. I hope sweet Swizzle finds her forever home soon — along with all the others looking. Love your poem.

The Dash Kitten Crew September 24, 2016 at 5:27 am

We love your poem and are baffled why Swizzle does not have a home. WE LOVE OUR SENIORS!!!!

We keep discovering more and more Remember Me Thursday posts, each one a wonder in its way, each one an appeal for love for shelter pets.

Each one a gem.

Three Chatty Cats September 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm

That is the perfect poem for Remember Me Thursday.

Ellen Pilch September 22, 2016 at 8:04 pm

Beautiful poem and post. I pray Swizzle will get her forever home someday and all the kitties in need of one will get one too. XO

Lola and Lexy September 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm

We’re participating today as well. This day is so important for shelter animals all over the world.

Emma and Buster September 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm

We both got lucky that that our humans picked us and took us out of shelter life, but there’s so so much more. Thus having a day to highlight this need is such an impawtant thing to do.

Robin September 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

It is so hard to think about the kitties that don’t ever find a forever home. I will definitely keep Swizzle in my prayers. I hope that he finds his forever home soon. He’s a handsome guy!

Kitty Cat Chronicles September 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm

It’s so sad to think about the number of cats who go their whole lives without knowing the joy, comfort, and love of having a family and home to call their own. We send love and purrs and prayers to them all, including sweet Swizzle.
Sampy sends 209487529034875 kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love.

The Florida Furkids September 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Super poem for Remember Me Thursday. We can’t understand why Swizzle is still not in a forever home.

The Florida Furkids with tons and tons of kisses and love to Mau from his WIFE Allie!

Brian September 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm

I was almost a forgotten one and we shall always remember the forgotten.

da tabbies o trout towne September 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

guys….a pawz… a pawz … a pawz…we hope yur mom inn clooded her poem
when her lighted her candle for swizzle…. ♥♥♥…N her granted purrmission
for all two see ~~~~~~~~~~

The Island Cats September 22, 2016 at 10:39 am

We can’t believe Swizzle has been waiting that long for a forever home. We purr for all those waiting in shelters and those that sadly never made it out. 🙁

mommakatandherbearcat September 22, 2016 at 8:17 am

A BEAUTIFUL poem that’s the perfect tribute to the feline/human bond. How true that they claim our hearts 🙂

Hannah and Lucy September 22, 2016 at 8:16 am

We wish Swizzle could get a wonderful family and have lots of love from them.

mariodacat September 22, 2016 at 8:15 am

Lovely post. Swizzle is adorable and deserves to be adopted soon. Poor baby to be locked in a cage day after day. I remember those days too – not fun.

The Menagerie Mom September 22, 2016 at 7:44 am

What a beautiful post. With beautiful Swizzle and your beautiful poem (seriously, where’s your poetry book?!?), this is the perfect way to spread awareness on #RememberMeThursday. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Charles Huss September 22, 2016 at 7:19 am

I hope somebody gives Swizzle a good home.

Sammy September 22, 2016 at 6:42 am

Oh my – your poem today is so touching and dear……and we started our day by lighting the candle we light every year for Remember Me here at home. We hope today will be a lucky day for shelter animals and that they find their forever…’s so sad that so many languish in shelters for so long waiting – OR sadly are euthanized before they even have a chance for a home. It breaks our hearts…..but we do live in hope.

Hugs and love, Sam and Mom Pam

Stephanie B September 22, 2016 at 6:27 am

Beautiful post beautiful poem, will light a virtual candle today.

Maureen September 22, 2016 at 4:08 am

What a beautiful post and poem. It’s Thursday evening here in New Zealand now, but I will light a candle. I found a lovely poem today and would like to share it with you.


We have a secret, you and I
that no one else shall know,
for who but I can see you lie
each night in fire glow?
And who but I can reach my hand
before we go to bed
and feel the living warmth of you
and touch your silken head?
And only I walk woodland paths
and see ahead of me,
your small form racing with the wind
so young again, and free.
And only I can see you swim
in every brook I pass
and when I call, no one but I
can see the bending grass.

~Author Unknown
From your hairbrother Bert

Toby September 22, 2016 at 3:46 am

A lovely post and we’re praying for Swizzle.

Lone Star Cats September 22, 2016 at 3:20 am

Hope Swizzle can find a home!

Brenda aka Mango September 22, 2016 at 3:11 am

What a beautiful poem and Swizzle is so very lucky to have you!! She knows how lucky she is to have you!!

Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles September 22, 2016 at 2:58 am

Sweet poem! Love the picture of Swizzle too; Sure hope she gets adopted soon!

Summer September 22, 2016 at 2:15 am

I really do hope that Swizzle finds a home – it’s been way too long!

Caren Gittleman September 22, 2016 at 2:13 am

Keep the faith!! I had sponsored a kitty at Tabby’s Place and he was available for quite some time as well. He was adopted over a year ago now. Loved the poem!

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