Thankful Thursday

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There is always so much to be thankful for, but today I want to pass on a story about a friend in distress. Oh, I know, how in the world could I be thankful for a friend in distress? Well, actually, I would never be thankful for anything like that. But what I am thankful for is the amazing sense of community and friendship that exists in the Cat Blogosphere, Twitter and Facebook.

The Plight of FuzzyMice

We have a friend who is an cat rescue person and she has made it her mission to save as many as she can. She always has fosters and works so hard to make sure they are happy, healthy and placed in loving homes. Enter bad luck. Through a series of unrelated circumstances she lost her job. Not good. I understand the human hunting circuit is challenging these days so, as has happened to many, she was loosing her home as well. No job, no green papers, no rent payment. She had about 30 days to vacate. She wasn’t worried about herself, no, she was worried about her foster kitties. She managed enough donations to keep her cell phone and was running her entire rescue and foster care operation from her cell phone, trying as hard as she could to place her fosters in a safe place. She knew that she would end up living in her car, and she had accepted that, but that wouldn’t work with about 14 foster kitties. She was only focused on her kitties.

Many of us had communicated with her for a good while before this happened and we consider her a friend. Lots were outright determined to help. One friend in particular refused to let this happen. The end result is that, while not out of the woods, a certain measure of comfort and an interim result has been achieved. All thanks to individuals from around the world coming together to help one of our own during a crisis. That is something to be thankful for.

Please read her post at The Fantail and see the excitement popping through.

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Elin
Elin
9 years ago

Thanks for this great story, Brian 🙂

Sparkle
Sparkle
9 years ago

I popped over to the Fantail to read the story, Brian and that is SO pawsome! And a relief – I saw something about this lady and her rescue a couple of weeks ago and was very worried about all of them!

3 doxies
3 doxies
9 years ago

Everyday…dis community is an ispiration. I just loves how everybuddy comes to rally with help. Sometimes we know 'em and sometimes we don't. But there is a real comaderie between us. It's a beautiful thing.

Puddles

Catherine
Catherine
9 years ago

We can all be thankful that there is such giving people in the world!

Happy Thursday!
xo Catherine

AFSS
AFSS
9 years ago

We are very thankful that loving caring people that are willing to help others do exist.

Sweet Praline
Sweet Praline
9 years ago

That is something to be thankful for! I hope her luck continues to get better so she can take care of the kitties in need.

Mr. Pip
Mr. Pip
9 years ago

Wow, that's amazing! I agree this is a very special community and I am so thankful to be a part of it!

Your pal, Pip

The Teacher's Pets
The Teacher's Pets
9 years ago

How thoughtful of you to mention this foster cat lady and her determination to keep those foster cats with her despite her financial issues. I will read her story in a just a bit…..
I have added the linky to the THANKFUL FUR 3 THURSDAY BLOG HOP a few minutes ago and I have already added your name to it and added your name as a blog to follow too! Thanks for helping out again!

Kea
Kea
9 years ago

That's a wonderful story (and we followed the link to read more). We have our paws crossed for this woman and her rescue cats and hope that the Universe continues to provide the miracles!

Too bad the news programs don't have more feel-good stories like this!

Hannah and Lucy
Hannah and Lucy
9 years ago

We followed the link and read more about getting her caravan – we are so pleased that she has a roof over her head and the kitties are able to stay with her.
Animal lovers are the best people on the planet.

Cat
Cat
9 years ago

What a great story! I popped over to fantail to read all the details 🙂

thefluffies
thefluffies
9 years ago

Thanx for sharing this great story!

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
9 years ago

Awww!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story lovely Brian!! What an amazing determined person Ms Fuzzy is!!! It's truly a great story for her and the kitties she fosters. Yay for positive social animal and all those who love animals networking!!! Fab!!!!

Lovely! hello to your gorgeous sisters Zoe,Dolly, Sascha and Grace! Take care
x

Angel and Kirby
Angel and Kirby
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing this!

cats of wildcat woods
cats of wildcat woods
9 years ago

Very touching story – so glad folks helped your friend out – the internet is a great resource!

♥I am Holly♥
♥I am Holly♥
9 years ago

Brian, thanks for the story and link!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

chezcat1970
chezcat1970
9 years ago

That was such an inspiring story! Thanks for sharing that!

Marg
Marg
9 years ago

Brian, that was a great story and we went over to read all about it. It is always so wonderful to see all the people get together and save other people and cats etc. Take care and have a great day.

Sammy and Andy
Sammy and Andy
9 years ago

We know everyone that is helping her will be blessed greatly. There are still so many really good people in this world, and we are thankful for each and every one of them.

This really hit a chord with our mama…..times are really uncertain for the three of us right now and she worries about us boys.

We love you guys, and are so thankful we are friends.

Hyacinth
Hyacinth
9 years ago

How wonderful…so happy that the kitties can now stay with their foster mom and not have to go to a shelter…yay for all these wonderful people chipping in to help!

Pepi
Pepi
9 years ago

Hi Brian,
We are thankful to have you as a friend…
Lots of love
Xixo and Pepi

GreatGranny
GreatGranny
9 years ago

A Blessing and a happy ending.

Amy and The House of Cats
Amy and The House of Cats
9 years ago

Hi Brian! Thanks for sharing that story with us! We too are thankful at all the wonderful people in the blogosphere who are willing to help out when someone needs it!

Admiral Hestorb
Admiral Hestorb
9 years ago

Brian thank you SO much for telling us about this. I agree with you..there are kind and loving and caring humans and kitties on the CB and Twitter. I will go see the link your gave us.

Purrs

Cheysuli and gemini
Cheysuli and gemini
9 years ago

That is something to be REALLY thankful for isn't it?

Hilary
Hilary
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing Brian! What a story….

Whisppy
Whisppy
9 years ago

Thank you for the story! I'll hop over and check out the link you shared.

meowmeowmans
meowmeowmans
9 years ago

What a touching story, Brian. We are thankful to be apart of such a wonderful and caring entity as the CB. We'll go check out the link now…

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food
Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food
9 years ago

Wow…that is a great story, Brian. I love it when friends come together to support one another in times of crisis: proof that there is truly more good in the world that bad!

p.s. The photo of you is extra-cute today!

Sharon K. Mayhew
Sharon K. Mayhew
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing Brian…Cat people are the best people!

Jacqueline
Jacqueline
9 years ago

We are so glad to hear she found help through the CB; we hope her luck has turned around for the better!…Hope you guys have a fun day, sweet friends…xoxo..Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Kool~Kittie~Krew
The Kool~Kittie~Krew
9 years ago

What a great story and mom's eyes are happy leaky for FuzzyMice~!!! The CB is such a wonderful place and we are so proud to be a part of this amazing community!

Eric and Flynn
Eric and Flynn
9 years ago

That is a great story Brian. We are glad she was able to get her trailer and keep all the kitties.

Shawn Becker
Shawn Becker
9 years ago

I am a new follower. Thanks for the wonderful story.

http://www.coloradobeckers.blogspot.com

Whskr & Dash Kitten
Whskr & Dash Kitten
9 years ago

You are very kind Brian, * tears up * we are all proud to help Fuzzy and thank you for the shout out. A whole bunch of us are proud to help Fuzzy. One life turned around, a host of anipal lives saved = Result.

Dash and I will join the blog hop when I get back later this afternoon.

Marjorie and Dash.

Noll's Nip
Noll's Nip
9 years ago

The Cat Blogosphere is truly a wonderful place 🙂

The Island Cats
The Island Cats
9 years ago

What a great story, Brian!! Animal people are the best!!

Au and Target
Au and Target
9 years ago

I love your striped trousers!

ABBY
ABBY
9 years ago

Brian
We popped over to the Fantail and read about FuzzyMice. WE are so happy to see such a great outcome and we hope that things go well for Fuzzy!

purrin
xoxoxo
Abby

Cheyenne -Millie
Cheyenne -Millie
9 years ago

That is really good she can still help kitties! We hopes that things go well for her.

Spitty-the-Kitty
Spitty-the-Kitty
9 years ago

Hurray for people who loves kittehs and people who help the people who love the kittehs!

Jude
Jude
9 years ago

Just wondering: Do you type with your claws extended or withdrawn? 🙂

Mishkat
Mishkat
9 years ago

We were SO glad to read about FuzzyMice on Marjorie's blog! Our human was really worried about her and the kitties.

Miss Kodee
Miss Kodee
9 years ago

A very sad but inspiring, hopeful story.

Sagira
Sagira
9 years ago

It is always nice to hear when people pull together to help others in need.