November 15, 2013

A Purr-fect Way to Give Back!

Ever since adopting my boys, Milo and Opie, I have turned into a crazy cat lady (I don't believe I ever stood a chance). Up until that point I never truly understood the importance behind adopting a pet versus buying from a breeder. While I still don't know all the facts, it's apparent that there are many pets out there who need loving homes.

Today I'd like to introduce you to Lincoln. I started following him on Facebook months back and was blown away by his story. He came into Tenth Life Cat Rescue completely quadriplegic. The lady who was answering the phones that day immediately took to Lincoln and decided to take him in and help him become mobile. Long story short, he is now able to walk and jump and play! You can view videos of his journey, including his first steps as a kitten, on his YouTube Channel. Truly what miracles are made of.


Now, meet Jefferson. He is one of the most adorable kittens I've ever laid eyes on. Lincoln's mom took in Jefferson, his back legs were paralyzed, to provide him with the same love and therapy Lincoln received. Little J made amazing progress but sadly passed away (way too soon) due to a virus his little body couldn't fight off. Grab some tissues if you watch his story below!


I couldn't imagine how heartbreaking it was to lose little Jefferson and I know life will never be the same whenever my own kitties pass on. That is why it's so important to provide our little girls and guys with safe, loving homes.

If you are ever looking for a rescue/adoption shelter to donate to, please consider Tenth Life. If you're in the St Louis, MO area looking to adopt a kitten/cat, pay them a visit!

16 comments:

  1. Aw love this post! We adopted our kitten a few months ago from a shelter. She's a black cat too (they are the least likely to be adopted- so sad!)

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    1. I have a black cat (Milo) too! It's so sad that they are usually the last to be adopted. He's definitely a "cat" in many respects but the sweetest little guy.

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  2. My baby girl, Pearl (white shorthair) will be 17 in May. Some days the arthritis kicks in a bit (like mine) but otherwise she acts much younger. She is like a dog in that she follows me around and sits close to me. Can't imagine life without her, my grown boys were 5 and 9 when we adopted her from a shelter.

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    1. Aw Pearl! She sounds so sweet. I know what you mean, life really wouldn't be the same without our pets. I've had mine for a year and a half... looking forward to a life full of happiness and cuddles ;)

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  3. We have FIVE cats, four of which are rescues - specifically the ones that no one else wanted. I guess that's what happens when you volunteer at a shelter. The saddest cases come home with you :) But they give the boggest love back (mostly)!

    Glad to be a part of your SITS tribe :) Have a great day!

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    1. I love you for bringing those babies home! I thought about working for a shelter, at least volunteering, while I was unemployed but knew I'd be bringing them home with me and unfortunately I just don't have the space for more than 2 right now. One day - ;)

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  4. That's a wonderful story, Lolly. Gosh - what great work the rescue centre 'Tenth Life' does. My cat is one of the lights of my life too. She is black - in the UK, black cats are supposed to be lucky and they are pretty popular.
    I'm very much looking forward to working alongside you as a SITS tribe member, best wishes

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    1. I'm so happy to see that the black cats are so loved there! Milo, my black cat, is so weird but SO loving when he wants to be. I would adopt them all if I could. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. What a nice post- we are a cat family too. We adopted a new fur baby from our local shelter in October and she is a blessing. Stopping by to say Hi from SITS Tribe. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Yay for adopting fur babies! :)

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  6. Yes, adopt a pet! My oldest dog is a rescue & she is super smart! There are so many fab animals awaiting their forever homes. Glad you adopted!!

    {SITS tribe friend}

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    1. Glad you adopted, too! There are so many waiting for their furever homes ;)

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  7. Oh Lolly I found you through the SITS Tribe and I am blown away by your compassion and strength especially helping beautiful Jefferson. I am a huge animal love and will love to share your rescue with friends. I can't wait to learn more about Lincoln and his progress. The world is a better place with people like you who show true compassion for animals. Makes me wish I had my cat Shadow. He was an all black Bombay. He passed away last year at the age of 15. Thank you for all that you do in the world.
    Many hugs,
    Jen

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    1. Oh! I'm terribly sorry to hear about Shadow. I know it's a part of life but it's never easy. A good friend of mine just lost her 3 year old cat due to health complications. I've been a wreck over it myself. Sigh. All we can do is spread love and help how we can. Xo

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  8. There are so many cats out there that need adopting! It's sad that so many go without homes too often. Tribe building today! I'll be back by!

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    1. It's always been hard to know that animals in shelters are put down if they can't be adopted but it became even harder to accept now that I have pets of my own. I couldn't imagine losing my boys and will do what I can to help others get adopted! :)

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