Just beginning to finally recover from Christmas. Now it’s time for another party??!! I don’t know if I can handle it!! Well, let me rest up for sure so I’ll be ready for tomorrow. Happy soon to be Happy New Year 2013! Giving out presents might be tiring, but celebrating by drinking tons of Brandied Egg Nog like crazy is also very tiring!
Why does this little guy look like a baby wolf in baby goat’s clothing? Cute, but I’m a little suspicious…
There are so many winners for October 2012 that is is hard to pick the true Pet of the Month. Even though I’ve chosen first place by votes, I feel that Cooper one of the true winners because he was lucky to have found a silly girl with a heart.
When I saw him on the stoop, so abandoned, alone, shaking, staring right at us, waiting for a warm place and a warm touch, so tiny - I’ve never seen a stray that young away from his Mama in this neighborhood. I’m not sure in what world I would have let him stay there even for the night, even for a moment longer, but I’m glad I’m not a part of that world. Even though I didn’t need to keep him longer (I sure wanted to hold on to him for a little extra loving), I am glad I got a chance to help him. I’m glad Cooper was slow enough for me to catch. I’m so used to having to just look the other way for so many strays I see in the neighborhood thinking how can I possibly help them all. I’ve always wanted to be able to help them all, but I don’t have the resources. We shut ourselves off for so long, we forget what is is like to take action. We are programmed. We are trained to have all sorts of reasons/responsibilities/day-to-day crap that doesn’t give us time for caring about every sob-story there is. And finally, finally, there comes a day when we have a real opportunity to open our heart (not just LIKE other cute animals) and fight for someone else’s survival, without need for our own comfort.
I feel like I give a lot of lip service to being an animal lover, but don’t often have to really show how much I care by forgetting all about any of my own needs to actually give another helpless soul a second chance. Or maybe I just don’t find the a way to really help thinking there are obstacles. Or maybe sometimes I think what difference could I make or I’m just not good enough to be of any use. It’s been a long time since I rescued my cats from the shelter and it’s been a long time since I fostered kittens, and it’s been a long time since I considered myself to have done any good for any soul other than myself so I feel that Cooper was a precious gift put in my path so that I could be a part of something other than myself.
Finally, with Cooper, I was able to make a difference. I’m lucky for having found Cooper and Cooper is lucky for me finally being able to make a difference.
We are now Rescue Rangers
Found this little guy on the mean streets of Brooklyn. His mama left him behind, possibly because he was sick and she didn’t have the resources for him. There are a lot of stray cats in the neighborhood having kittens all the time. I had to do the decent thing and get him to the vet make sure he’s okay and get him fixed. Not sure what much I can do as I already have two cats. I want to find him a good family, but at least I can take him in for now and help him for a little while. He has both eyes infected so I’ll get him some antibiotics or whatever and care for him till he recovers, but otherwise he seems healthy (approximately a month young) and likely will be winning his way into just about anyone’s heart. Hopefully the ASPCA or the Humane Society of NY will help me out. Even if he has to be on a wait list, I can hold on to him until then. Maybe there’s someone out there who’s interested in a loving, rambunctious adorable bundle of joy. He immediately bonded with me and my husband (kitty likes his belly rubbed) despite being a little scared when we first picked him up. He’s lucky he was a little slow so it gave us a chance to snatch him up. Maybe he was just waiting for us all along. I’ll try to get some more photos of him up, but vet’s the first stop now that it will be open soon. Anyone seriously interested in forever adopting a kitten in a few weeks?
- Update on Cooper
The ASPCA gave Cooper immediate treatment and will find him a home. I’m going to keep an update on him until he is actually placed. He was so lucky, especially because the weather has turned damp and on the colder side suddenly (as Fall is wont to do). I’m happy I got to take him in from the rain. I’ve been blessed to get such a quick resolution because in the past I’ve felt like the resources that are supposedly out there haven’t been so accessible. I’m reminded of poor Scarlet. But this story has a happy ending and that’s a good thing.
Baby Royal Antelope ♥
The royal antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus) is a West African antelope, only 25–30 cm (10–12 inches) high at the shoulder and weighing only 3.2–3.6 kg (9–10 lb) it is the smallest of all antelopes. Their calves are small enough to fit into the average person’s open hand. It is light brown in colour, with a paler underbelly and slightly darker heads and flanks. The male has small, spike-like horns, about 2.5 cm (1 inch) long.
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This wittle doggie is so adorable… but I’d be mad too if I was in a pet shop window. Puppy mills really suck, but this poor doggie deserves a forever home. How do we get these dogs out of there and give them good homes without giving money to the idiots doing business with puppy mills?
Can I drink yet?
The mother horse has led her to the water creek (out of photo range), but the baby won’t drink it yet because, “You said for not for to drink your drink.” Mama must teach baby everything right now, especially when it seems contradictory to earlier lessons.