Everyone should think about adopting a rescue animal before going to a pet store or breeder. These animals need your love and your home to feel safe in.
They will give you devotion and unconditional love.
My little Gracie’s face is changing. I recall thinking this yesterday when she was looking up at me.
My pets are my babies…
Above she looks more like a baby to me. But in just a few weeks, she grew and changed almost daily.
Oh, though gorgeous blue eyes. They are the blue of the ocean. And that sweet face makes me smile every time I see it.
“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” – Leonardo da Vinci
Next to Ivy, she looks pretty small. But then Ivy is a big cat. I kind of doubt that Gracie will ever grow as tall as Ivy.
“When you look into the eyes of an animal you’ve rescued, you can’t help but fall in love.” — Paul Shaffer
My sweet little kitten. All white but for light orange/brown markings. They are around her eyes and ears and swirl in circles around her tail.
She seems always in motion when she’s awake. Moving so fast I can hardly get a clear photo of her movements.
“Shall we all open our heart to be a forever home for lost pets.” ― Martha Steward
Oh, my Gracie with my quilts as a backdrop. This photo looks kind of like one of those posed professional photos parents get of their children in a studio.
“A cat doesn’t care if you are smart or dumb, give him your heart and he will give you his.” – Abraham Lincoln
Here she reminds me of a young colt whose body hasn’t quite grown to the length of its legs.
“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” ― Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
Her nose has changed from a kitten nose to that of a kitten on her way to adulthood.
“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” – Jules Verne
Is there anything more beautiful than a cat all curled up around itself, preparing for a nap?
In the photo below, her face is beginning to take on the shape and features she will have as an adult cat.
My sweet little Gracie is growing up.
Saving one animal won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal
When I lost my Charlie, my heart was so broken I didn’t think I could ever bring another pet into my home. I figured it would just be Ivy and me. And I felt the same way when I lost Abi. But of course then Ivy came into my life.
But then I once again found myself looking online at the animal rescue sites. And Gracie was one of the matches their computer found for me.
“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” – James Cromwell
Please don’t think that when you lose a pet, your heart can’t bear to love another one.
It won’t be that you love the pet you lost any less. That’s not possible. That love is sewn into every fiber of your being.
We are their voices…
You won’t be replacing your pet if you adopt another. What you will be doing is providing a loving home to a pet that doesn’t have one.
Please open your heart to such a possibility. The rewards are bountiful. And there’s nothing more special or rewarding than taking a pet home to love.