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Miss Aurora Adams

Miss Aurora Adams

aurora a great kitty rescue cat gets adopted
Miss Aurora Adams is going to a home tomorrow and I have to admit to having mixed feelings…

You see, Bob and I have always planned on adopting Aurora – when and if – all those things that make you pause before you add another feline to your family.

For us it was a combination of how many cats are currently members of our family, how many cats we are fostering, do we need to leave a spot for an emergency and finally – for how many cats can we and our living space make a good loving home.

Every visit to Best Friends everyone would ask, “Are you taking Aurora home this time?”

“No, not yet,” was our reply.

And now it is too late, leaving me with a hole in my heart that won’t let the tears stop. I know they will, but for the moment I am allowing myself this small token of sadness.

On the flip side, I am a glass half full person and in that spirit I have to send out positive energy to Aurora on her travels tomorrow and on her new home. I want her to like it, to be happy there, to adjust quickly, to make it her own.

There was some question as to whether or not Aurora was leaving tomorrow and when I finally found out she was leaving, it was too late for me to say goodbye. She is safely secured in an enclosure at Hope House in preparation for her journey that starts early tomorrow morning and it was the end of the day with no way for me to see her.

But, I have had a good week visiting with Aurora and that helps – at least I got to spend time with her before she left. In my quiet despair, I went up to the Labyrinth at Angel’s Overlook. I walked the labyrinth, sat where angels gather, thought of Aurora and made peace with the situation.

I then walked over to the cliffs behind the labyrinth where from one corner you can see the Pahrump Lion guarding the cats from the Great Kitty Rescue that have crossed. Looking down at his calm and strong presence, I felt some peace. I have drawn on that many times before and I will again in the future as I do tonight.

I will always love you Miss Aurora Adams and you will always have a place in my heart!

Great Kitty Rescue Cat Dice

Great Kitty Rescue Cat Dice

“Our” Miss Dice has been adopted and I couldn’t be happier for her and her new mom!

From what we’ve been told, Dice’s new mom volunteered in Pahrump during the Great Kitty Rescue and fell in love with Dice. She has thought about her all this time and finally decided now was the ideal time to give Dice her forever home.


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A Tribute to Hugo

A Tribute to Hugo

As some of you already know Hugo’s vet, Dr. Ann Middleton of the Cheshire Cat Feline Health Center, helped him to pass on January 14, 2010. His mom, Bob and I were there with him showering him with all the love that everyone had for him and for his mom for all she had done to enrich Hugo’s life.

He was a cuddle bug – yes, Hugo had turned into quite a lover – right up until he left us. He solicited neck rubs from us and even did an abbreviated elevator butt.

It is so hard to accept this fate and difficult to believe Hugo is really gone. I do find solace though in the fact that Hugo found a loving home and had blossomed into a wonderfully friendly and confident cat.

You are gone from our daily lives Hugo, but you will never be forgotten!

Hugs for Hugo

Hugs for Hugo

Hugo a great kitty rescue survivor
Hugo Before Socialization
Hugo a Great Kitty Rescue cat is socialized
Hugo After Socialization

Hugo has been socialized!

Hugo has made an impression  on everyone he has ever met, and most have fallen a little bit (or a lot) in love with him.

And there were a few who met him and saw great potential even though he was a scared, hissing and striking punk – think a feline James Dean. Still, he was enrolled in the Feline Finishing School where he called the shots for the longest time. Class would start and Hugo would hiss, quickly followed by what we called his “fwap, fwap, fwap” move wherein he rapidly struck out at your hand with  alternate paws. A really quite impressive and at times intimidating move.

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