I don’t make them anymore. I made Resolutions when I was in my twenties EVERY New Year’s Eve. I made them more sporadically in my thirties and forties. I’ve decided (now that I’m in my fifties) that it’s better for me to take things in much smaller chunks. A year is just too big. However, I AM setting my intentions for at least one ongoing, year-long wish. HOMES. As we were nearing the end of 2012, I was completely maxed out in my cathouse. Eighteen is a ceiling number (and makes for a VERY full cathouse). As I’ve said many times, if I went looking (and not even very hard) I could find dozens of cats who need me. But I decided it was most important for me to offer a comfortable, healthy existence to the cats I rescue. That means not overcrowding. It also means always being able to properly care for everyone here. Food and vet care must be a given for every cathouse kitty. So eighteen it is. And that’s where we were at the end of 2012.
Then . . . Mitts was adopted. And then . . . Circe, Glitter, and Cashmere were adopted. That put me in the position of readiness to take in another little homeless soul if that situation should present itself. If no homeless cats “cross my path” right away, that will be fine. Because even though I’m looking out at snow now, Kitten Season will be here before we know it. I certainly dread what that means for SO many felines. But at this moment, I know I have room for four. That’s a start.
And that brings me back to my intentions. I will hope, pray, and intend that more wonderful forever homes will present themselves throughout 2013. For each Winnie’s Wish kitty chosen by his or her very own family, I have another spot for a homeless one. I’ve said it so many times. When you adopt a Winnie’s Wish cat or kitten, you save TWO - the one you adopt and the one you open a spot for.
This month I will do the stories of the bricks from the last Brick Fundraiser. Also, I want to have a big cathouse party this month and take new pictures of the Winnie’s Wishers. New pictures will afford me the opportunity to talk about some of the wonderful sweethearts who went to the cathouse as kittens. They have changed enough in looks that fresh pictures are a must. It would be wonderful to start this brand new year off with an adoption story or two as well. Keep your fingers crossed.