A Farewell to Popper

A Farewell to Popper

It is always sorrowful to hear of the passing of one of the cats that survived the Great Kitty Rescue. And when they pass at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary it adds another layer of sadness. Not because Best Friends isn’t a wonderful sanctuary – it most certainly is. And the caregivers are fantastic with the cats, taking such good care and loving them all. Still, it is a sanctuary and not a home. I feel regret and guilt because the…

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Mitzi an Update

Mitzi an Update

We’ve just had a wonderful update from Mitzi’s mom Katie Jorgenson. Katie adopted Mitzi with the help of Shari Timberlake and Stephanie Timberlake when they brought some of the GKR cats to MN through SW Metro Animal Rescue. Katie – who in her own words – “Loves Mitzi to pieces!” has this to say about Mitzi: Mitzi lives with my two other indoor ONLY cats, and spends most of her time purring, sleeping (with me most times!) and asking to…

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Judy Bobzien

Judy Bobzien

I just learned today of the sad passing of a wonderful friend of the cats of the Great Kitty Rescue. Judy Bobzien lived in Pahrump and was a walk in volunteer who quickly became one of the many “regulars” volunteering 25 or more hours every week to help the cats. Judy was there right at the beginning and stayed until all of the cats were adopted or moved to Best Friends and the grounds of the former FLOCK compound shut…

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Adopting Great Kitty Rescue Cats

Adopting Great Kitty Rescue Cats

It was an unbelievably horrific situation, but there were some light hearted moments during the Great Kitty Rescue that saved everyone’s sanity. Sadly, (and I apologize), I do not remember this volunteer’s name but her advice made us all laugh and gave us a good tip. We were taking a break and sitting around and talking about the cats ~ of course! One of the things everyone did was to make a list of their favorite cats, the ones that…

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GKR Orange Brigade

GKR Orange Brigade

I have known Great Kitty Rescue survivors Nachos, Kudos, Yam and Tommy for about 4 years now. At first I had trouble telling these four orange tabby boys apart. Now that I know them so well, it seems odd that their identities were not readily apparent to me. As I got to know them better, I saw their physical differences and since their personalities have blossomed over the years, I can see that they are decidedly unique individuals.