Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Luckiest Cats in the World - Wishing for a Miracle

WAFFLES:  So when do we get our turkey, Boss?

KATIE:  Tomorrow, Waffles. Thanksgiving is tomorrow.

WAFFLES:  TOMORROW???? But what if I'm thankful today? Can I have my turkey today?

KATIE:  There's no turkey today, Waffles.  But you can still be thankful. 

WAFFLES:  Thankful without turkey? What about chicken?

KATIE:  Waffles, Thanksgiving isn't about turkey or even chicken. It's about celebrating all we have to be grateful for. 

WAFFLES:  Like wand toys and stuff?

KATIE:  Well, want toys are nice. But wand toys don't really mean anything unless you have someone to play with. 

WAFFLES:  Aww, Boss. I like playing with you too. 

KATIE:  Not exactly what I was going for, Waffles. But your heart is in the right place.

WAFFLES:  Thanks, Boss. As long as my heart is here with you and Glogirly and Gloman, I know it's in the right place.

Can You Help Us Turn a Tragedy into a Miracle?

Dear Friends,
We want to thank you from the bottom of our kitty hearts for sharing our lives with us. We are so touched that you enjoy coming here and catching up on our often silly, but heartfelt antics. We're honored to call you family. 

Because you are like family to us, we have a big favor to ask of you. 

On Saturday, 39 cats and 17 dogs perished in a tragic fire hitting a no-kill animal shelter very near and dear to our hearts. Sweetpea F.O.R. Animals and the community of Paxton, Massachusetts are in a state of shock and trying desperately to clean up and recover. Our hearts are breaking for them.

They are in desperate need of donations and supplies. They're caring for injured animals that survived, and doing everything they can to get themselves up and running again. 

We first learned of Sweetpea two years ago when a dear reader won the biggest giveaway prize in our blog's history. 10,000 meals from Halo for Pets and Freekibble. She knew something like that would make a big difference for a small shelter like Sweetpea. We've been in touch with our contact at Halo and are so pleased to tell you that they are closely monitoring the needs of this shelter and will be making another food donation to help them get back on their feet. 

For those that are able to help, there is a GoFundMe link on their website as well as a list of needed supplies. All donations are fully tax deductible. But please don't feel bad it you can't help them financially. Prayers and shares can make all the difference. This is one of those times that the power of social media can be used to turn tragedies into miracles. 

You can share this blog post or go straight to their GoFundMe Page and share directly from there.

May the precious cats and dogs that lost their lives rest in peace. 

Thank you so very much.

For more information - 
Direct link to GoFundMe
Sweetpea Website
Sweetpea on Facebook


KATIE:  Waffles?

WAFFLES:  I'm glad you're here.

KATIE:  I'm glad I'm here too. 


KATIE:  –I'm glad you're here too, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  *smile*

P.S. Don't Miss our Thanksgiving Giveaway
BIG prizes for you and shelter kitties from Peach Pet Provisions! ENTER HERE 


  1. My human and I were so sad when we heard about this tragedy. Let's put the giving in Thanksgiving this year.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! We heard bout da fire earlier, so sad.

  3. That is very sad. If you don't mind I used my usual delivery system for making a gofundme donation. Ah hem. And thank you. Have a great Thanksgiving in the townhouse.

  4. Oh no!! My heart is breaking for these babies. This is not the first time shelters go up in flames and the poor lives of sweet animals are taken. Just to think how they suffered makes me extremely sad. I wish there would be people overnight at shelters. I will do what I can to help and I will spread the word. I am grateful to have you in my life.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! We are very grateful fur our home and little family, especially after reading about this tragedy. Sending purr prayers......

  6. Thank you for spreading the word. Every penny, prayer and share helps. Have a good Thanksgiving.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us. In light of this terrible tragedy, the true meaning of the holiday becomes even more poignant.

    And Waffles, I hope there will be turkey for you tomorrow ;-)

  8. We are so very sorry for the cats and dogs who lost their lives in the shelter fire. We are sharing your post and we hopes the Shelter will get a Miracle.

  9. We read about that tragedy at the shelter and we plan on doing something for them. We have lots of toys we would love to send them...and some other things they need.

  10. we are grateful for family read about this a couple of days ago and got a serious sad.... we hope that they can band together and rebuild

  11. We saw that about the shelter. How horrible for them--and for all the loving, caring humans involved to know about the loss of so many they no doubt cared deeply for.

  12. This broke my heart. I've given as much as I can afford to help them get back on their feet. I wish I lived closer to be able to help with my time as well. The heartbreak they are all feeling as they work to save what they can. I can't imagine the burden they are under. Prayers and positive energies to all the folks at Sweetpea.

  13. We don't get the thankful without turkey thing either
    Lily & Edward

  14. We heard about the poor animals at Sweetpea. Such a tragedy! We're extra thankful for all we have today.

  15. We heard about the poor animals at Sweetpea. Such a tragedy! We're extra thankful for all we have today.

  16. Happy Thanksgiving! Glad there is peace. :)

  17. That is so very sad, we will sure share. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

  18. It is so sad about Sweetpea Rescue. Sending love and prayers their way. We wish we could do more. We're thankful of family and friends and love of our kitties. Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. guys.....we hurd bout what happened at SweetPea; it iz bee yond sad....we troo lee hope they get everee thing they knead.... & then sum...... two rebuild .........& we hope all de animals in need of care..... get de veree veree veree best; St Francis' blessings two them ~~~~ ♥

    { heerz two a pie filled, BURD FREE, happee blessed day ♥♥♥ }

  20. wonderful post and so sad, praying for all involved and the souls of those poor fur babies who perished. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  21. That's so sad ! We hope the shelter gets all the needed help. Purrs

  22. Hearing things like this make it all the more important to give thanks for what we do have and help those who do not.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

    Noodle and crew

  23. Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friends. This story is breaking our is so, so tragic.

  24. What a horrible thing to happen...I can imagine their sweet souls crying...I cry for them now..I am thankful for being able to visit with Katie & Waffles here..I am so thankful that they have such a wonderful loving life with Glogirly & Gloman...Bless all the kitties & dogs everywhere and keep them safe and warm...Hugs to all...

  25. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I am thankful for a wonderful home and mum, and all of my furiends.

  26. Dat be so pawful. Weez so glad Halo will be helpin' them. We have nuffin' to give but will fur sure share and purray. Ifin we had a Thanksgivin' dinner we wuld gladly share it wiff them. Fanks fur tellin' us 'bout them. And a very happy and blest Thanksgivin' to y'all too. Enjoy da turkey tom lurkey.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi and mommy Audra

  27. That story is so sad about the shelter, it is only 40 minutes from here. I have been trying not to hear anything about it because it is so upsetting. Waffles, you make a cute pilgrim.

  28. Thank you for sharing the tragic news about that shelter. Every bit of awareness helps. We will share, for sure!

  29. A fire is the worst possible way to go. Those poor cages animals with no escape route. I’ve been sharing on FB all week. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to all! Remember to gobble till you wobble. Heh!

  30. We were offline for Thanksgiving – hope you had a fantastic day and Happy Caturday! As far as Sweetpea FOR Animals - such a sad story. I will be sure to find a way to send some help - including much love and prayers.

    Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

  31. Our hearts just broke for this poor group of heroes. Thanks SO much for sharing.


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