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?
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.
Read more about Tiger Tim on Examiner.com.
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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.