Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I Love You THIS Much #WafflesWednesday

WAFFLES:  I love the Boss and I love Gloman and I love chicken and I love wand toys and my big fluffy pillow. 
And Glogirly, do you know what else? 

GLOGIRLY:  *grin*

WAFFLES:  I love you THIS much.




About Today's Photos 
Today's photos were taken while Waffles was doing with Glogirly what he loves most - playing. Since that very first moment they met at the shelter, it was clear that Waffles was a fun-seeking missile. He'd rather play than eat! ...don't tell him we said that though. He's got a chicken reputation to uphold.


They seemed the perfect photos to sum up what we've been thinking about all day:
"I love you THIS much."

If you've spent any time at all yesterday on Facebook or social media, you may have heard about Tiger Tim. We promise not to turn this into one of those sad-song commercials. But we always try to write from the heart and share our day with you. Well today we spent a lot of time thinking about this sweet orange cat from the Bronx.

You see, Tiger Tim lived with his owner for seven years. He was adopted when he was three months old and had grown to really love his human. He was well behaved and affectionate. He followed her around and kept her company. He waited at the door for her to come home every night and was so very happy to see her. But for a reason we'll never understand, his owner surrendered him to a shelter. 

Since then Tiger Tim's health has declined. He's not been eating and has since been hospitalized. Donations and messages of love and encouragement have been flooding the small non-profit shelter, Magnificat Rescue and Rehoming. Friends and strangers from all over the world are pulling for this little guy. We are too. There's a list a mile long of people who would love to give him a true forever home. But first he needs to get well. 

We've felt so helpless... somehow the story of this sweet cat has really struck a chord with us. Maybe it's because he's a fellow orange boy. Maybe we needed to be reminded of how precious those we love are to us as well as those we've never met.

There are thousands of Tiger Tim's out there. But many of them never make the pages of Facebook. There are no tweets and retweets. No online shares, no donations of support. But they are still there. Waiting.

So we're asking you to do something special today. In honor of Tiger Tim. If there's room in your heart and home for another cat, please consider adopting an adult cat from your local shelter. If you can't adopt, maybe you can make a small donation or drop off a few cans of food. Maybe you can just stop in to visit and play. Show some kitties what neck scritches feel like. We bet you might even get some slow blinks.


Save a life. Change a life. For Tiger Tim.
Photo by Magnificat Cat Rescue



Read more about Tiger Tim on Examiner.com.
Follow his progress on the Magnificat Rescue Facebook Page.
Make a donation to Magnificat Rescue to help Tiger Tim. Click to Donate.

Magnificat Rescue and Rehoming is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit and donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Your donations enables them to not only help Tiger Tim, but to rescue more cats.

38 comments:

  1. Sending all the love and energy I have to this heart broken little guy. I hope he feels how much we're all hoping he sees how much live is here for him

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  2. I don't understand some people. For heaven's sake we traveled around in a 400 square foot fifthwheel with three cats because I wasn't going to leave them. And we picked up a fourth along the way.

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  3. I have been following Tiger Tim's story on Facebook and it makes both me and my human so sad - and upset and angry too! Poor guy - I really hope someone comes to his rescue and gives him the true love he should always have had.

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  4. The reason Tiger Tim's owner abandoned him infuriates me beyond words. How disgustingly shallow can someone be? Horrible! My two furbabies are rescues, and if I was able to, I'd foster and/or adopt another rescue cat in a heartbeat. Alas, a small apartment and only being allowed two cats under the lease have me constrained for the time being.

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  5. We heard about Tiger Tim too - so sad. We'll never understand some people.

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  6. Debbie, Waffles and Katie, we read about Tim and were literally shocked rigid with horror. Thank you so much for spotlighting this truly terrible story, let us hope Tim recovers. We have, needless to say, donated to the ginger boy. Of course Waffles is a true Ginga Ninja - and we love him to bits, now let's see if we can all get Tim well, and, let's face it, back to being an ordinary, much loved, much cared for cat. Sometimes ordinary is the most extraordinary thing you need to be.

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  7. We've been following Tiger Tim's sad story too ... We send purr prayers for his recovery & finding a real furever home

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  8. We came back, we need to say 1) You are special and 2) we would adopt an adult cat in a heartbeat. No!! Make that a senior.!!!!!!!!

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  9. Aw, Waffles is so sweet! What a loverboy!
    Our hearts break for Tiger Tim too.

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  10. We're so incredibly saddened by Tiger Tim's story, too, and we're pulling for him. Thanks for the reminder that there are countless Tiger Tims all over the country in shelters who can use our help who aren't getting the same attention.

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  11. Can really feel this story, as we too were "surrendered by owner," got sick in a shelter, couldn't get adopted for a while because of that and were miraculously rescued and nursed back to health at the 11th hour. Probably due to donations and a lot of posts on FB. And there are some angels out there. Miracles happen and Tiger Tim needs one now! Sending healing energy to Tiger Tim!

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  12. We're saddened by the story of Tiger Tim too. When we're ready for our next household of cats, we plan to adopt seniors. PS. We loved catching up at BlogPaws and are so happy you won the Nose to Nose!

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  13. Tiger Tim's story broke our hearts too. How can humans do such a thing? We're purring like crazy for him and hope he recovers. And we purr for all the older kitties in shelters.

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  14. Such a horrifying story. "Owner release" is on about half of the information cards at PAWS. Some people have no choice - they went into nursing homes or died without making plans for their pets. But so many people have excuses that none of us understand.
    Maggie

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  15. My Mistletoe was an adult adoption. She was on the streets when a nice couple noticed her stalking their bird feeder. At first they thought she was a plump neighborhood kitty but they soon realized she was a young female on the streets and pregnant. I bless them everyday day for getting her into a local no kill shelter. Her kittens were adopted right away but she was in the shelter for almost a year. Until one day my mother was picking up our dog from our groomer, who fostered kitties in her shop. Mom came home and got me so I could meet Mistletoe. For me, it was love at first sight. Now we've been together for 11 1/2 years. I pray Tiger Tim recovers from his broken heart and finds a love that will be true to him forever.

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  16. How sad for Tiger Tim to be put into a shelter by his owner. That heartless person ought to be sectioned to see if she is insane putting a sofa before a living creature. We hope he will be adopted by a lovely family and find out what real love is.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  17. every animal our there deserves that much love....we hope stories like that of Tiger Tim motivate people to adopt locally

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  18. How very sad for that poor sweet boy. I will never understand how anyone can do that to any animal that has been a pet. I am so happy you posted this so that I became aware of it. Meanwhile, Waffles is soooo adoeable in that picture that she just wants to kiss himm and then kiss him some more..

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  19. Waffles, you are so cute. I hope Tiger Tim gets a forever home soon.

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  20. People are stupid, aren't they? As if you could just give up a cat?!

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  21. Loved the photos of Waffles and my heart goes out to Tiger Tim. I just do not understand people. Purrs and prayers for that dear boy

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  22. Tiger Tim's story is just heartbreaking and if there's any justice, his "owner" will get the same treatment one day. Purring that the little guy feels our love and pulls through to find a forever home worthy of him.

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  23. It really is sad for Tiger Tim. We are purring for him.

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  24. Oh, poor Tiger Tim!! I will never understand how people can abandon or hurt kitties. I guess it's something that at least they took him to a shelter instead of leaving him on the street, but still, it's just awful. :( I hope he gets well soon. I'm really glad there are so many people waiting eagerly to give him a *real* forever home. I hope he is spoiled for years and years in his new home.

    I would loooove to adopt a kitty (Mango) from CCS where I volunteer. It's just not possible right now. I make sure to visit her every time I'm at the shelter, give her love, make sure she eats her dinner (she's a bit nervous), and let her know that she's loved. Every kitty deserves to be spoiled rotten in a forever home. <3

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  25. Tiger Tim's story just makes us ache. We're suffering through getting ready to lose our senior kitty to cancer, and Momma and I would do anything to keep him with us and healthy a little while longer. The idea of just giving him up after all those years of love is absolutely unfathomable. Poor sweet Tim. There are so many senior pets out there (dogs and kitties) who have so much love to give and are already trained to live in a household, but they get passed over by people who want the cute little kitten. I hope more people give them a chance!!

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  26. Tiger Tim's story just makes us ache. We're suffering through getting ready to lose our senior kitty to cancer, and Momma and I would do anything to keep him with us and healthy a little while longer. The idea of just giving him up after all those years of love is absolutely unfathomable. Poor sweet Tim. There are so many senior pets out there (dogs and kitties) who have so much love to give and are already trained to live in a household, but they get passed over by people who want the cute little kitten. I hope more people give them a chance!!

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  27. When my son was little I would take him to a nearby shelter to play with the animals..mostly to teach him compassion for animals and also because we couldn't have pets at the time..One time they had a beautiful Siamese kitty there who was so loving and sweet..One of the staff there informed me that the kitty was turned over to the shelter because his owners had redecorated their home in a different style and the kitty no longer matched..seriously..I was so angry I could have burst..If it would have been possible he would have come home with us that day..When will humans ever learn that pets have feelings too..probably deeper ones than humans have..I am now feeling that same anger towards the person who gave up Tiger Tim because she got a new sofa..do you see now how much you have hurt poor Tiger?..may you never be allowed to adopt another pet..Waffles..be happy everyday that you and Katie have a nice home and people who love you so much..that is the best you can hope for in life..well..that and chicken..mol..Hugs..

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  28. Thank you for this post and for being an advoCATe for kitties everywhere. I appreciate the call to action for adopting adult cats. It is adopt-a-shelter cat month. Many adults are getting overlooked as kitten season hits.
    Love your blog and sharing your family with us all. Thank you!!

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  29. We followed Tiger Tim's story on Facebook, and we were sad to read it. Mum was upset and angry at the same time. We hope that little guy will find someone who really loves him forever, and will be able to trust and love that person. Purrs

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  30. I’ve felt so bad for Tiger Tim since we read about him on FB. We can’t adopt another cat right now but today TW fed Betty the stray and she even came over to eat. TW hadn’t seen her for a long time and was glad she’s still around and safe. People who surrender their fur sibs should be boiled in oil. JMSO.

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  31. *with leaky eyes, since Mina is still up for adoption* well said.

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  32. Aaaaaaw Waffles dat be so sweet of you. Weez luv our mommy more than anyfin' in da universe too. Dat be so sad 'bout Tiger Tim. Weez just not unnewstand why hoomans give away there luv like dat. It's just not wight, not wight at all. Weez purrayin' fur him and hope homs gets all better and finds da mostest purrfect home ever.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  33. Eyes leaking a lot. Thank you GloGirly. And you too Waffles.

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  34. We've been following Tiger Tim's story and are purring loud and hard for him. We hope his tests come back showing no cancer and he can find a family who will love him FOREVER.

    The Florida Furkids

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  35. Waffles, we bet Glogirly loves you just as much! :)

    Tiger Tim's story is just heartbreaking. It's sad enough that his human just abandoned him like that, and even sadder that he's sick. As if the emotions of being left behind weren't already enough. :(

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  36. Waffles you are so adorable. How sad for that kitty. I don't understand some people. Hope he gets better soon.
    Sue B

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  37. My love for this blog post is as big as the universe!! I will spread the love by sharing and thinking of all the kitties of the world who are like Tiger Tim. Bless your hearts.

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