Everyone loves a good meal on Thanksgiving, and the dogs and cats at one rescue shelter in Springfield, GA, are no exception. In fact, these furry darlings may appreciate that meal more than we will ever know. Because when you’re searching for your forever home or living in the wild, such a fine meal from kind-hearted animal lovers can be few and far between.
And with that thought in mind, the Guardians of Effingham Animal Rescue got busy in the kitchen whipping up a delicious spread for the rescue animals at the Effingham County Animal Shelter as well as a local feral colony with a colossal clowder of cats.
A Feast for The Furry
The Guardians of Effingham Animal Rescue are celebrating a win this week, with their Thanksgiving Meal for Shelter Pets initiative coming off as “an absolute success,” according to the group’s Facebook page.
Recently Ken and I celebrated our twenty-year wedding anniversary. Prior to meeting Ken, I had a less than stellar track record at love. After every break-up, I came away feeling that true love was a myth and that it could never last.
Time and a wonderful man taught me otherwise.
The morning after our wedding, my mother passed away. The night before, as she drifted in and out of consciousness, Mom whispered the same four words over and over again, “Are they married yet?” When my sister finally told her that we were, Mom took a deep breath, closed her eyes, and never opened them again.
I grew up with an overprotective mother. Even until her last breath she wanted to know I would be taken care of. I was capable, independent, and had … Read more
Going to Grandma’s house is a delight, no matter if you’re a kid or a kitty! Just ask Big Chungus. This cutie cat just spent a couple of weeks getting spoiled by her Grandma and Grandpa.
And like grandmas love to do, she made sure to send Chungus’ mom lots of videos and pictures of her dearest grandcat having fun. Lucky for us, cat mom Kayli shared the visit to grandma’s house on TikTok, where almost three million viewers have watched Chungus getting spoiled!
Grandmas Know Best How To Spoil Their Grandcats
As a van cat, Big Chungus spends her life on the go with parents Kayli and Logan. So when she recently got a chance to rest her paws at Grandma’s for a while, she was pretty happy because nobody knows how to spoil a kitty like a grandma, as Kayli’s post entirely proves!
After two years and seven months of socially distancing because of COVID-19, Ken, Grace and I arrived in my hometown of Carpinteria, California, to see family and dear friends. We had a FABULOUS trip filled with laughter, great meals, and gratitude. But something I couldn’t shake burned in the back of my mind.
New Mexico, our adopted state of four years, was on fire; the worst wildfires the state has ever seen. Headlines informed us that flames headed toward Santa Fe, where we live. I watched online as my neighbors posted apocalyptic-looking pictures featuring a sizzling red sun and dark murky skies and wondered what the future held in store.
As I sat on Rincon Point, an idyllic beach made famous by the Beach Boys, I grew melancholy thinking about global warming, which the fires in the southwest are attributed. Grace had a … Read more
Let’s talk about nine-year-old Rangoon for a second. This sweet lady has had it rough. She was rescued from a hoarding situation, which tends to be filthy and cramped living. When the homeowner passed away, Rangoon and five other cats were liberated and brought into the care of the Cal Poly Cat Program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
And now, like so many cats that have found a better life through this non-profit cat sanctuary, Rangoon is living comfy in a special foster home that can provide her with the dedicated care she needs to help fight pancreatitis and slow her advancing kidney disease. Simply put, Rangoon symbolizes the mission behind the Cal Poly Cat Program.
Cal Poly’s Cat Mission
Since 1992, the Cal Poly Cat Program has saved cats from the streets and other rough conditions, with the program originally started as a senior