Friday, August 15, 2008

The reason I have so many pets, and the one I lost

**Edited (2nd part never uploaded)

"How come you have so many animals?" This is the question I get asked all the time from clients at work, and people that I meet. It's not a hard question to answer really. I have a soft spot for all animals, especially those in need. Most of my pets have come from similar situations as the following two kitties. All of them, in some way shape or form, have needed help from humans in order to survive.

I want to thank the local humane society for trying to help not only these 2 kittens, but all the pets that go through the shelters on a yearly basis. They really do a lot for the community!

I decided that I would just show the pictures of the 2 kittens we are trying to help at the moment. I was going to write what actually happened to both of them, but decided it was too graphic for the blog. They both need homes through the local animal shelter, but I am not sure when they will actually go up for adoption.

The first kitten is 8 weeks old, and has 2 broken legs. The 2nd Kitten has a sad story, and although it looks like she is in a cast, it is not. It is just a bandage. I would tell you what happened to her, but I think it might be too disturbing for some to read.

This is how I end up with most of my pets. My heart goes out to both the animals, and the people trying to help them. Each of my pets have similar stories, and that is why I cannot say no. However, the Inn is full. And it will be full for some time. If it weren't ful...kitten #2 would be at my house as we speak. I am in love with her! Both of the kittens are purring machines, even though horrible things have happened to them. However, "calle" as we have named her...has a place in my heart forever. She is a wonderful kitty, and even though she is in pain, she wants to snuggle with you, and love you.


I also want to share with you the one pet that I recently lost. I say recent, because the memory of this pet will live forever in my heart. It has been two years now since Sabre passed away, and I think about him all the time. I rescued him in 2006, and he only lived with me for about 3 months. He was an Oriental Shorthair, and I LOVED him! He had a very bad heart problem, and his poor little body could not keep up.

He died 8/14/06 from Congestive heart failure at the age of 2.


-Sir Jack said...

Aww Vixen! You have the biggest heart!! Your pets a soooo lucky to have found you!! Kudos to you, love!!

Blaznfire911 said...

Thanks. For some reason, my 2nd part to this got lost in I am off to add something else to the post!

Movie Star Wife said...

My sister is a lot like you. Years ago she worked for a Humane Society and she brought home a lot of animals. Some I remember are 3 dogs, 2 birds, 1 rat, 2 ferrets, and a pot-bellied pig. She also did Wildlife Rehabilitation. That was cool. Baby raccoons, squirrels, birds, etc.

Her daughter takes after her too. She has two one eyed cats. They are the only survivors from a virus at a Humane Society. ALL of the other cats died. She also brought home the hamster with a tumor and was pregnant.

So what is the prognosis for the kitties? Will they have lifelong disabilities?

Blaznfire911 said...

Hey MSW!! Where you been??

I think that the smaller of the two will do okay, but prob will take a long time.

The other one weill heal, but will never grow hair on her legs, and may have some permanant scarring.

I think that they will both be okay given time.

Suz said...

Thank you for not telling the horrors these poor babies went through. My heart breaks more for animals than humans. (They don't have our resources or thinking abilities to escape what man puts on them). Tears welled up just seeing them. :(

I can't imagine how you live through some days in the office. I hope these two dear ones find wonderful breaks my heart that they had such a difficult start to life, but maybe it's the storm before the calm and the rainbow!!! You must update us when a great family gets them!!

All of my kitties are rescue kitties!! :)

Robbi said...

You have the Heart of a Saint!!!!

I commend you.
Your efforts will be the best part of the animals life,in helping them forget the bad that happened to them...
Keep up the great work !!!!!

shakenbsis said...

I LOVE YOU for sharing this and for not giving all the sad details...


Tamy said...

Hi Vicky!
OMG how much time has passed!:O
how are you?
I hope fine!

Hey I love that you have so many pets, I love it too.
they are a great
Support for the human race, but sometimes the human is a great danger for the animals :(
anyway, I love your pets pictures!

Well, Greetings dear
I hope that we are in contact!


lawgirl said...

That's so sweet of you to take in those needy animals. Those poor kitties. Sorry about Sabre. That's sad. Just remember all the joy you bring into these animals lives!!

Movie Star Wife said...

Hi Blazn!
I haven't been around much. I'm barely on the computer. I have two jobs now. Also, school starts for me in a week, so my time will be severely limited. I'm trying to wean myself off of some of the blogging, so it doesn't disturb my study time. It's going to be hard going back to my school schedule. I am feeling so tired and lazy. Ugh. I'm so tired. Have a good evening! Give the kitties some kisses from me. They are so sweet.

~Minxie~ said...

Vicky.... you are a saint of animals! When I die, I want to come back as one of your animals! :)

You have a heart of GOLD!!!! One of the many reasons I love you!!!


Osh said...


Anonymous said...

I love people who have a million pets like me. It makes me feel less like an old cat lady.


calypso said...

Hi Blazn'! You're kitties are soo sweet. I don't know how you do it! You are a really strong person, working with these animals the way you do! I'm really impressed! I'm glad you're there for all these little souls...we need more people like you in the world!! -hugs-

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