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I hope you don’t mind but I am sending kisses to your kitty! I know he is already a Prince so, no magic needed to transform him. He has it all right there. :lovecat:
Sure, no problems with that. I think he'll love your kisses :loveeyes:
 

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Our smiles tonight come from Lady.
Cat thoughts.

I am feeling playful.
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Want to play?
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I know you do.
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Come on Mom!
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I can pounce on you if you like.
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But pets would be good too!
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Look. I can hang upside down.
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I can be a fierce huntress!’
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Then again, maybe I want pets.
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Oh! That moved. Pouncing again!!
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That was fun.
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Now pets!
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Everything looks funny upside down. Try it mom.
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I can see the ceiling!
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Okay.Now.....
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Pets again. Lol
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Now, play again.
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Pets.....hey! You look funny upside down!
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Oh. I think I got dizzy.
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Woo!!
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Well....
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Play some more!!
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Now....
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Pets some more!
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Oh yeah! Head scratches are good too!
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Ummmm.
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Getting tired Lady? Had enough for now? Lol
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Well.....
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Let me think about that.
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:lol: Nope! Play!
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And we did. It was a very exciting day!!
 

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Those who don’t love cats must surely feel something is missing in their lives but they just don’t know what it is.
Funny you should say that, as a friend of mine just got a new kitten, and she says for the first time since their kids moved out, their house feels like a home again. :catlove:
 

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tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 I do believe that if everyone loved a cat and was loved by a cat, our world would be far different. They make the best teachers to those who will watch and listen. I always feel sad for one who does not love cats. Not just as a “pet” but as they should be loved. Furmily. Those who don’t love cats must surely feel something is missing in their lives but they just don’t know what it is. Very sad for them to have that hole in their hearts. If we could help to fill those holes, all might be right with the world. Bears like these can make tough times bearable. ;)

@dustydiamond1 I am glad Scamper has her to watch over him. Guardian to all the kitties there.:heartshape:

Whenallhellbreakslose Whenallhellbreakslose
Kitties do bless our lives. They bring love and joy. They comfort and share every aspect of our lives. Nay sayers are so negative. I don’t know why people try to give negative responses to those who are doing something good. We don’t always reach our goals but even in trying we are doing something good and positive. Positive reinforcement helps us to reach higher, work harder and paves the road to make it easier for us to accomplish our goals. I can’t tell you how many negative people I have faced and how many others here have as well. I can tell you that some came to me later with praise when I started getting cats adopted. Truthfully though, my joy came from seeing the kitties safe. Each one safe was another goal met. By the time the last cat came in, it was more than joy. I was elated and felt an overwhelming sense of peace at the same time. I wouldn’t trade any moment of that for anything. The kitties are the reward. They are finally safe.:cloud9::dance::grouphug: You have support here. Always. Blessings for anything you can do.

maggiedemi maggiedemi The kitty love goes both ways.
Absolutely! We do need to keep holding on and moving forward.
Muffin says to tell you that she is even better than coffee!:lol: A little more spice than coffee cake though. More like a hot pepper. Lol
Education is the key for the ferals.

Singing? Lol My Grandmother loved for me to sing but, she WAS my biggest fan. IDK but some of the kitties like me to sing so.... each to their own. I think you should sing anytime you feel like singing. If your friend can teach, that would be nice too.

tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 I am definitely my own worst critic. Lol That’s okay though. It doesn’t stop me. It just makes me try harder.;)
My ex-FIL sneeringly referred to people like us as "do-gooders" and I always wondered why he was so miserable as to do that. His late first wife's parents condescendingly spoke of laws enacted in the Mojave, where they lived, to protect "the little animals" (said with a sneer) like they were enacted by unhinged people. Good mid-western values all around (said sneeringly by me).
Yes, our frailties and failures are life lessons for us! The word "can't" is one I try not to use. Of course there are things that are impossible for me to do at this point -- brain surgery? rocket building? saving the world? -- but that doesn't mean I can't do my little bit while I'm here. Each of us can. It's the best feeling there is, IMHO, knowing we have been able to help someone else. Those that don't and those that do not care are truly lacking so much.
 

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Our smiles tonight come from Lady.
Cat thoughts.

I am feeling playful.
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Want to play?
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I know you do.
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Come on Mom!
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I can pounce on you if you like.
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But pets would be good too!
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Look. I can hang upside down.
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I can be a fierce huntress!’
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Then again, maybe I want pets.
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Oh! That moved. Pouncing again!!
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That was fun.
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Now pets!
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Everything looks funny upside down. Try it mom.
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I can see the ceiling!
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Okay.Now.....
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Pets again. Lol
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Now, play again.
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Pets.....hey! You look funny upside down!
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Oh. I think I got dizzy.
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Woo!!
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Well....
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Play some more!!
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Now....
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Pets some more!
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Oh yeah! Head scratches are good too!
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Ummmm.
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Getting tired Lady? Had enough for now? Lol
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Well.....
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Let me think about that.
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:lol: Nope! Play!
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And we did. It was a very exciting day!!
Lady, you are such a floofy beauty! :hearthrob::silver::hearthrob::heartshape:
 

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tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 I do believe that if everyone loved a cat and was loved by a cat, our world would be far different. They make the best teachers to those who will watch and listen. I always feel sad for one who does not love cats. Not just as a “pet” but as they should be loved. Furmily. Those who don’t love cats must surely feel something is missing in their lives but they just don’t know what it is. Very sad for them to have that hole in their hearts. If we could help to fill those holes, all might be right with the world. Bears like these can make tough times bearable. ;)

@dustydiamond1 I am glad Scamper has her to watch over him. Guardian to all the kitties there.:heartshape:

Whenallhellbreakslose Whenallhellbreakslose
Kitties do bless our lives. They bring love and joy. They comfort and share every aspect of our lives. Nay sayers are so negative. I don’t know why people try to give negative responses to those who are doing something good. We don’t always reach our goals but even in trying we are doing something good and positive. Positive reinforcement helps us to reach higher, work harder and paves the road to make it easier for us to accomplish our goals. I can’t tell you how many negative people I have faced and how many others here have as well. I can tell you that some came to me later with praise when I started getting cats adopted. Truthfully though, my joy came from seeing the kitties safe. Each one safe was another goal met. By the time the last cat came in, it was more than joy. I was elated and felt an overwhelming sense of peace at the same time. I wouldn’t trade any moment of that for anything. The kitties are the reward. They are finally safe.:cloud9::dance::grouphug: You have support here. Always. Blessings for anything you can do.

maggiedemi maggiedemi The kitty love goes both ways.
Absolutely! We do need to keep holding on and moving forward.
Muffin says to tell you that she is even better than coffee!:lol: A little more spice than coffee cake though. More like a hot pepper. Lol
Education is the key for the ferals.

Singing? Lol My Grandmother loved for me to sing but, she WAS my biggest fan. IDK but some of the kitties like me to sing so.... each to their own. I think you should sing anytime you feel like singing. If your friend can teach, that would be nice too.

tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 I am definitely my own worst critic. Lol That’s okay though. It doesn’t stop me. It just makes me try harder.;)
It is funny how some of the the Nay-sayers around you were singing praises after you got all those cats off the streets. TG all those kitties are safe. I worry all the time over the outdoor kitties, it can really drain me at times.
Send some good thoughts my way as I start gearing up to try to get the friendly ones off the streets. Changes are coming and I got to get the ball rolling. I hope the negativity I have previously encountered over the cats doesn't rear it's ugly head again. I could do without that drama.

Well, thanks again for sharing your story. It truly is inspiring.🙂
 

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It is funny how some of the the Nay-sayers around you were singing praises after you got all those cats off the streets. TG all those kitties are safe. I worry all the time over the outdoor kitties, it can really drain me at times.
Send some good thoughts my way as I start gearing up to try to get the friendly ones off the streets. Changes are coming and I got to get the ball rolling. I hope the negativity I have previously encountered over the cats doesn't rear it's ugly head again. I could do without that drama.

Well, thanks again for sharing your story. It truly is inspiring.🙂
Cats are pure love. They stand beside you when no one else will. Human beings also being mammals, understand this really well when it's proven to them. There is a lot of speciesism out there and a lot of that is generationally passed down, by family, certain religions' leadership, and just plain ignorant people. If you don't KNOW cats and you have been given bad information about them, you may never bother to investigate for yourself, especially in this society where thinking for yourself tends to be something a lot of people don't do. That's why every one of us who advocates for cats is an ambassador for cats. Cats' language is not understood by most humans so it's up to us to be their voice.
 

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My ex-FIL sneeringly referred to people like us as "do-gooders" and I always wondered why he was so miserable as to do that. His late first wife's parents condescendingly spoke of laws enacted in the Mojave, where they lived, to protect "the little animals" (said with a sneer) like they were enacted by unhinged people. Good mid-western values all around (said sneeringly by me).
Yes, our frailties and failures are life lessons for us! The word "can't" is one I try not to use. Of course there are things that are impossible for me to do at this point -- brain surgery? rocket building? saving the world? -- but that doesn't mean I can't do my little bit while I'm here. Each of us can. It's the best feeling there is, IMHO, knowing we have been able to help someone else. Those that don't and those that do not care are truly lacking so much.
I have been called a "soft in the head idiot" by a family member for taking care of outdoor kitties. I have seen the hardships these cats and kittens faced. There is no way I can ignore their plight. I seriously just cannot understand people who ignore cats and kittens that are hungry, cold, and scared. There is something wrong with them, not us! We have a ❤, what is going on with their's? There is nothing wrong with doing good and making the world a better place (in this case for the kitties). I SMH at people who live such a selfish existence, no wonder they are miserable, the same for the family member who put me down. In the words of my Grannie," Don't let the turkies get you down!" 😁 You are doing good in this world, what have those people who mock us done for the greater good? Seriously!
 

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I have been called a "soft in the head idiot" by a family member for taking care of outdoor kitties. I have seen the hardships these cats and kittens faced. There is no way I can ignore their plight. I seriously just cannot understand people who ignore cats and kittens that are hungry, cold, and scared. There is something wrong with them, not us! We have a ❤, what is going on with their's? There is nothing wrong with doing good and making the world a better place (in this case for the kitties). I SMH at people who live such a selfish existence, no wonder they are miserable, the same for the family member who put me down. In the words of my Grannie," Don't let the turkies get you down!" 😁 You are doing good in this world, what have those people who mock us done for the greater good? Seriously!
THEY are the idiots. We are all here to share this planet. The "dominion" misinterpretation is just that. We are here to live with and help others, species no bar. Cooperation is success, not domination or aggression. At the end of their lives, if not before, they will be confronted with the emptiness and misery that has been their lives because they hardened their hearts. They are not the arbiters of this life. Their rebukes may sting, but bottom line, they are incorrect.
 

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Positive reinforcement helps us to reach higher, work harder and paves the road to make it easier for us to accomplish our goals.
Yes, tough love never works on me, I find it crushing. I much prefer positive reinforcement, up-building & paving. :hugs:

The kitty love goes both ways.
I wasn't exactly referring to kitty love, that's why I put the winking emoji. ;)

Muffin says to tell you that she is even better than coffee!:lol: A little more spice than coffee cake though. More like a hot pepper.
Well you know how I love my hot peppers. So I'm bound to love a spicy coffee kitty. 🌶☕

Our smiles tonight come from Lady.
Oh you're just teasing me. That's my Lady cat! Unhand her please, and send her to me ASAP. 😻

Their rebukes may sting, but bottom line, they are incorrect.
Oh I love that. I'm going to borrow that for my life. Their words may sting, but they are incorrect. 👍
 

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Yes, tough love never works on me, I find it crushing. I much prefer positive reinforcement, up-building & paving. :hugs:



I wasn't exactly referring to kitty love, that's why I put the winking emoji. ;)



Well you know how I love my hot peppers. So I'm bound to love a spicy coffee kitty. 🌶☕



Oh you're just teasing me. That's my Lady cat! Unhand her please, and send her to me ASAP. 😻



Oh I love that. I'm going to borrow that for my life. Their words may sting, but they are incorrect. 👍
Please do! It's not original -- it's a universal truth. Glad to share! Because sharing truly IS caring.
 

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I consider myself honored to know each and every cat that I watch over. It is a privilege to help them in any way that I can. They have taught me so very much, these last three years. There is nothing I can do to ever repay that learning.

The "dominion" misinterpretation is just that.
It certainly is! People mistake "dominion" for "domination." To me, the word "dominion" carries with it a large degree of accountability and husbandry, not mere control over.
 

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Mamanyt1953 Mamanyt1953 Accountability!! Every human is accountable. That’s what many forget, ignore or just don’t think applies to what they do or don’t do while here. It is easy to NOT do things that are in front of you. “ It’s not my problem!” :argh: “Not my Cats!” The fact is, if you are not part of the solution, you ARE part of the problem. If you see it, turning away won’t make it go away. In fact, it grows larger behind you. I wish those who ignore had enough empathy to feel it growing at their back. That might make them face the problem and reach out to heal. I’m grateful for all who DO something to help and heal.We may not take the easy path but it is the one filled with love and rewards.

maggiedemi maggiedemi Oh! That love!:);) Yes. Both ways still!
Positive reinforcement is the only way I can imagine that works in a good way. Crushing leaves everything flat and lifeless.
Lady was being so cute and coy. Unhand her? Lol I’ll send her there to hold your hand.;) She would love staying in your lap 24/7. Maybe Maggie and Demi would join her for cuddling. A cat pile!

Whenallhellbreakslose Whenallhellbreakslose Those closest to us seem to think that gives them leeway to say more and do it “in our best interest.” They want to save you from the work, frustration or difficulties. They may not get it at all that it is not in anyone’s best interest to ignore need or suffering. Some of us take on an extra load because others are not doing their part, for whatever reason they use to justify it. It can be hard to keep negative comments from stinging but if possible, I use them to drive my motivation to do more. We can’t do everything but we can do something! It’s all about doing what we can. Some people have lived in a protective bubble and never felt the pain of suffering. They don’t want the bubble to pop. That leaves them missing so much. If you never know night, you cannot find joy in the sun. They never truly experience the best things in life. It’s actually a sad existence for them and they can’t hear you from inside that bubble. If they ever get lucky, they will be released and start living in the light. You already live there and your heart and mind are switched to the “ON” position. Pain, work, frustration can result in relief, success and unbridled joy. Good for you!
BTW, the praise of naysayers means little. They just climbed on the band wagon because I had some success. If it had all fallen apart, they would have said,”I told you so!” Lol That would not have changed my opinion though. I would still have known in my own heart that I had done the right thing and given my best effort. Not trying at all would have been the failure in my own eyes. I can live with myself because I tried and I would have replied to them with that. We may not be able to save them all but every life counts.

tarasgirl06 tarasgirl06 Absolutely. At some point in life, those who have ignored reality are struck by it and they have the hardest time dealing with it because they have never had any practice. Those who rebuke humans who are doing good, are wrong. I am grateful for any human who puts out effort, love, kindness or resources in attempting to preserve life and protect the innocent. It would be a cruel world without them. Heros and heroines all.
 
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