My blog has changed SO much over the course of this year and a half. When I started, my cathouse was one room and really small. That first year of blogging brought new friends and support like I’d never had before in my entire life. We built our "second" cathouse, or rather added a room on. You sent your prayers, your Light, your money. You had commentathons and auctions for us. You came through in really rough times (like during the Fantastic Fifteen), and you bought bricks. And thankfully, there were adoptions! No way could I have predicted that our tiny little operation could expand because of a blog. But it did. And the flavor of that blog began to change with the expansion.
So whereas during the first year, I told rescue stories from my past, now I tell the stories that play out in real time. The first year, I added seasons and holidays and flowers and trees in and around the stories. More recently, I’ve focused on fundraisers and adoptions, descriptions of cats and kittens who need homes, and the variety of needy ones we end up fostering because of Older Daughter’s employment at a shelter. I guess I’ve focused less on the seasons and the holidays and the crazy antics of my own crew and more on the serious business of ongoing private rescue.
Today, I want to post pictures of Halloween-ish things. A day of fun. And before I end this post, I’ll give you some news. BIG news.
Now, just for fun, here are some Halloween pictures!
What better way to start than with three black cats - Hansel, Samuel, and Stormy.
Younger Daughter's Magic. You can read his VERY Halloweenish story here.
Younger Daughter's Stormy.
I want to showcase these jack-o-lantern gourds for a special reason. Younger Daughter grows, harvests, dries, and crafts gourds. All of her creations are beautiful. I just love the faces on these guys.
This jack-o-lantern carved itself. I wrote about it last year. You can read that story by clicking here.
Now. In order to bring you my good news, I’ll invite you to play a couple of games. First, click here.
A post about how having FIVE kitties is simply FABULOUS. You probably haven’t guessed yet at this point.
So now click here.
You traveled to my post of almost exactly one year ago.
Why draw your attention to the Fabulous idea of having FIVE kitties? And why send you back one year exactly, to the post that kicked off our Winnie’s Wish adoptions? Because history is repeating itself. Right here, right now. Remember when I put out the word that we needed a portion of a transport route filled? Well that route was to take a Winnie’s Wish kitty from OUR cathouse all the way to a new home in Canada. That home?
Cat’s Cats. Almost a year to the day, Cat and I are announcing, right on the heels of Ash/Jimmy’s Gotcha Day Celebration, that another Winnie’s Wish kitty gets to live with Cat. Cat has decided to Fulfill the Fabulous Foundation of Five kitties. Her chosen Fifth kitty?
Drumroll . . . . BAGHEERA!!!
Of course, I couldn’t be happier. The transport day is set for this Saturday, November 5. A ten-hour round-trip for me. A ten-hour round-trip for Jeanne (Random Felines). And a sixteen-hour round-trip for Cat and Robert. All so that Bagheera can join Cat’s Cats. Bet you can guess where I’ll send you next. Click here.