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Updated on July 12, 2012

Little One, Cutie Pie, Sandy Cat and Pinky (sadly, no pictures of Whitey)

Little One in tree 4.15.12
Little One in tree 4.15.12 | Source
Little One on Fence 4.15.12
Little One on Fence 4.15.12 | Source
Sandy at Rest 4.15.12
Sandy at Rest 4.15.12 | Source
Sandy looking out the glass doors at a squirrel..I'm just to her right side, typing away on the keyboard.  Couldn't resist showing everyone this cute side of Sandy Cat
Sandy looking out the glass doors at a squirrel..I'm just to her right side, typing away on the keyboard. Couldn't resist showing everyone this cute side of Sandy Cat | Source
Cutie Pie on chair 4.15.12
Cutie Pie on chair 4.15.12 | Source
Little One (l) and Pinky (r).  Pinky died of multiple inoperable liver shunts.
Little One (l) and Pinky (r). Pinky died of multiple inoperable liver shunts. | Source
Pinky 06.20.05
Pinky 06.20.05 | Source
Yellow Guy
Yellow Guy | Source

Five Stories of Cat Rescue Instigated by Kindly and Concerned People


I drove past your home today

I'd heard that you had gone away

To greener pastures, so they say

A 'for sale' sign is on display

But, I will not forget the day

When faced with a choice...a life to save

You stepped right up in a loving way

Dialed my number and asked, "...if I may...

Ask your assistance, oh please, I pray...

Help me save this sweet, sweet babe.

A frightened cat without a friend

And I've tried so hard to bring him in

But its proven to difficult for my shaking hand

Will you help? Will you do what you can?"

Of course, I did.

And, as it works out, you will soon see

That Whitey was a very special kitty

His mother was found several years before

Her story follows; please


I walked past the home...the house where you lay

On a searing, burning hot August day

Helpless, hapless, and weak; your fate

Permanently sealed; I thought: “… too late."

As I viewed your limp body on the side

Of an overgrown lawn, in tall blades did you hide

From the torment and torture of our disregard

In an ugly, abandoned, threatening yard

Where no one cared enough to see

The tiny, suffering one just at their knee

Though you cried the most delicate, soft plea

To someone, anyone; "please, please save me."

I didn't expect to find you there

This wasn't why I ventured near

For, you see, I sought another one

Whose life, like yours, was almost done

As I called and searched for that old soul

I heard the most pitiful, beseeching ‘meow’

The best you could muster in such a depleted state

And, yes, it was not yet, your fate

To leave this place of doubtful future

No, I was led there to aide; to nurture

And bring you, Little One, back to health

My little companion; a world of wealth

It has been twelve years since then

And, here you are, my lifelong friend

A kitten, still...a new life which bagan

When I lifted you into loving hands.


Although we had not spoken a year or more

You took a chance and approached my door

A special request, you did implore….

“Please take this small, pathetic one

For, I cannot call her mine,

She is in need of home and safety

And, I’m so sorry; but it cannot be me

Oh, I hope you’ll consider taking her in

Being born in this world her only sin

Though we have not been the best of friends,

I beg of you, a helping hand to lend…

And, through this act; we’ll begin

To smile once more as we make amends.”

I took the small bundle from his outreached hand

As I gave a hug to that sweet man

A neighbor with a heart of gold

A sensitive soul, a story untold

Of many acts in quiet love

A gentleman guided from above

Through a sensitive and an empathetic way

He acted to save the little kitten, that day

Now, in my life, a man so dear

Brought together by a path quite clear

And Sandy Cat, oh, she’s doing well

And, for me, her human, ‘that’s just swell!’


My phone rang on a cold winter’s night

An unfamiliar voice asking if I might

Have a moment to hear of the plight

Of a tiny black kitten, thrown out of sight.

“I see you’ve just lost your beautiful boy

Little Stevie; who gave you so much joy

He hasn’t been seen in a week or so

Believe me when I say ‘I know’

How it feels to lose one so dear

And how this brings many a tear

I wish you well and the best of luck

To bring your beloved Stevie back.”

I listened as she continued on;

“I’m here on holiday and, will soon be gone

I’ve found a thrown away, sickly cat

A kitten, really; can you imagine that?

But I must leave; I’ll soon depart

I saw your ads which quickened my heart,

'Oh, I hope this saddened, sorrowful soul

Will see the need of this one, so small'

And so, you see, I made this call,

A last ditch effort … giving it my all

No pride, no reward, no; not even maybe

Just a sincere prayer

That you’ll adopt this baby."

When we were through and said “goodbye,”

I couldn’t help but silently cry

How could someone have been so cruel?

A selfish hateful, empty fool.

Plans were made to meet that night

I fell in love at the very first sight

Of a tiny black kitten, with a tiny moan

I held her close all the way home.

Now, because of the love of the kind visitor

Cutie Pie thanks me with the loudest purr

A chubby, healthy, happy cat

These 10 years hence…

How about that?!


I visited “Max” near the cage where you lay

For all the staff there, it was a sad day

For they could not tell what was wrong with you

And, so, it seemed; your life was through

In a deep deep coma, throughout each day

No desire to awake, no wish to play

A beautiful young kitten, so sick, so ill

Controlled by an illness and not your own will

I asked of your health, your home and family

I was told of a certain, unchanging reality;

They choose to abandon you, to leave you there

They chose as if they didn’t care

No more thought given to heal your wound

No, they choose to leave you alone in that room

“What of this little one, who quietly lies here?”

I asked, though I knew…my greatest fear

The helpless young cat had no one to care

With a tear in my eye, I departed from there

Five miles away, I abruptly stopped

“I must do something…at any cost”

That moment of decision, emotion stirred

I rushed back there with an encouraging word

“Let me adopt this sweet soul, whom I’ve never held

Let’s do what we must, to make him well.”

A few calls were made in hurry and haste

For there was precious little time to waste

In rapid succession, using unworldly will

We delivered the kitten in my arms, so still

Sixty miles we sped, and not a moment lost

To capable hands who would do their best.

A long story short, melancholy and sweet

Our little Pinky was brought home to meet

A host of kitties, in particular “Little One”

Who nurtured and treated him just like her son

She cared for little Pinky during his short, sweet days

Her love for little Pinky did truly amaze.

Well, he stayed with us for 8 happy months

Before leaving this world; he was loved so much

To this day, I think often of my little sick boy

All the laughter, fear, anticipation and joy

We knew the outcome and his unchangable fate

I’m just glad that we were not too late

To give little Pinky a wonderful time

Before exiting this earth, to a new life sublime.

There are so many more of these stories…perhaps I’ll share more in days to come…thank you for reading about my real life cat tales.

Bless all those wonderful people who give of themselves in so many incredible ways for the safety, love and appreciation of animals.

A return to the life that I once lived

Where beauty surrounds


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      3 years ago

      That's an intleeiglnt answer to a difficult question xxx

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      3 years ago

      The honsety of your posting shines through

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      4 years ago from USA

      A fellow cat lady, a kindred spirit. They are beautiful and all have their own stories to tell if only we will listen.

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      5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Eiddwen; you know; these are all true stories. I see the neighbor who asked if I could take "sandy cat" everyday, and the woman who loved "Whitey" has, since, passed away. I am not back in Ca. and so I am going to my Veterinarians who had "Pinky" in their hospital when his "owners" abandoned him. The German visitor left and I have not had contact w/her....and Little One is with me and in my arms every night. Thank you, my friend. Kathy

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      5 years ago from Wales

      Oh so beautiful ;your writing so obviously flows from your heart!!

      Take care Kathy and enjoy your weekend.


    • Lucky Cats profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hey Teylina....I'm so happy to share that picture with you; it is such a wonderful reminder of our sweet Yellow Guy...

      Hi moonfairy. I love your name! And thank you so much for the sweet comment...yes, I love them with all my heart; I have no choice in the matter. Thank you thank you!!!

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      6 years ago

      you remind me of my mom...and what a beautiful soul you are. I loved reading this hub. My mom also saves abandoned and abused cats and kittens and she falls in love with each and every one of them. you brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. thank you.

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      6 years ago

      YEAH! THANKS SO MUCH for taking the time to get this photo on here. There's something about him and this particular close-up that is so real to me. Not always easy to get just the right shot at the right time. I've always had to find my camera, by which time Gator's moved on. The intensity in Yellow Guy's eyes, the angle--all are perfect. So thanks for going to all that trouble just for me. Have a feeling it will be framed with both your and Al's names with him for my "animal wall" (have a "men wall" too) so yes, certifiably nuts--but this photo is truly special. Thanks! Al is truly a great photographer.

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Teylina, Yellow Guy is now in this hub...just scroll down to the bottom and you'll see him there. Great to hear from you...Im still catching up...must must must read about Gator. Love ya

    • Lucky Cats profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Teylina, my dear friend...I shall add Yellow Guy's picture to this hub...just come back, copy and paste or 'save picture' and paste....

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      6 years ago

      Guess I'm blind -- still can't find Yellow Guy on here and have checked photos/names carefully. But don't look him up for me. I WILL find him--that close-up is imbedded in my brain as is one I have of Gator sitting in the mist at the bayou loft. Gotta get photos on--I love them so much!

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Melchi...Yes, these are true stories...and I hope to write more when time allows. Little Stevie (the visitor referred; "I see you've lost your beautiful boy...") was one of my cats who disappeared one day. We searched for weeks...literally WEEKS. I missed work a few days, hiked for miles and called/posted/advertised/all things/vehicles available; to find him.. I finally had my answer about what happened to him; almost a month later. The Visitor saw one of my ads and decided to try...I'm glad she did. Yes, I love animals and value them and see them as our equals..they are deserving of the right to life; the right to live as nature intended and the right to be protected from our abuse - on all levels. This is my mission and I'll stay with it to the end. This is why I so LOVE your recent hub..."Animals Near Extinction - Abused and Neglected..Let's Be Their Voice!" so very much. Thank you!!!

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      Melanie Chisnall 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      I am in awe of how beautifully you've written this poem, you've managed to get across all the feelings and emotions of what you felt and went through when rescuing each kitten. You have a generous soul and a loving heart, and these cats were probably the luckiest cats on earth! This is a lovely story - it's so good to come across these, they're so few and far between. Thanks for sharing your story with us! Voted up, beautiful, interesting and awesome!! :)

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Colin,...thank you so much for this wonderfully worded comment; I am forever appreciative of you and your kindness. I plan to leave all my holdings (meager though they may end up to be as the expense of my furry friends continues to escalate!!!) my friend, who is an Attorney specializing in estate planning, is also a woman who plans to leave her estate to her animals) and her "side" practice is specifically this: setting up trusts / wills which benefit companion animals. I am speaking w/Amy about Mac and life, in general. She is a fabulously talented writer, artist and true friend...we have become close friends so, rest easy in knowing that she has me, as well as you and others, in her corner. Have a wonderfully warm day, Colin and; give Miss Tiffy and Master Gabriel a big hug for me. Your friend, Kathy

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      6 years ago

      .....well beauty always surrounds everything you say or do Kathy and your most wonderful labor of love here will be shared with glorious enthusiasm to our fb music/cinema group - my legacy as you well know (being a single man with no family) will be giving my two best friends, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel a good life as they both get out all day long and receive room service outside if you please and come in at night and are loved so much by their big daddy - so in that sense you and I Kathy are soulmates.

      And you just happen to be one of the best writers I've ever had the pleasure of reading at the Hub and speaking of whom - please send a shout out to our mutual friend Amy as her Mac Man is going through a very tough time right now - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time canada 3:49pm

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Teylina...look above!!! There's Yellow Guy...

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      6 years ago

      Had to check this out again. Pics got to me this time, but can't remember where to find Yellow Guy -- I need him right now 'cause he has just the look I'd like to see.

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Thank you my dear know I am so very (underlined) pleased and honored by your comment. I thank you deeply. I hope your day is filled with joy and wonderment...just as your poems are!!! Your friend, Kathy

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      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Oh, Kathy! This is simply unbelievable beauty in words so pure, so caring, so loving...just takes my breath away! Your poetry is heart-warming, impressive, overwhelming and deeply thoughtful! You are the Kindness with the capital K! You are a gem, sweet Lady =)

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hello creditreportworld1 I agree with you! I do, too. thank you for visiting.

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi sgbrown! I'm so sorry to hear that the little kitten didn't survive but, you tried and the little thing was not alone when the end came so, this, in itself, is a blessing. thank you for your kind words and kind & loving heart. Yes, I love animals and I am a cat lady personified! Thank you so much for leaving such a heart warming comment. We who care about animals must support's a tough issue...and I'm so glad you had the fortitude to do what you did for the little kitten..I would (and have) definitely done the same thing. Your friend, Kathy

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      Sheila Brown 

      6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      What a wonderful hub! You have brought a tear to my eye! I too love animals. I once went into my neighbors house,(without anyone home) and took a kitten which one of the little children had told me was sick but her mom wouldn't take it to the vet. When I picked it up it was cold, but still alive. I rushed it to the vet, but he said it was too late, it was probably going to die. He took the little kitty and kept it on a hot water bottle in his desk drawer trying to save it. (His nurse told me about it later.) The kitty did not make it but he and I did all we could. I loved your hub! You are obviously an awesome person. Voted up and beautiful! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Nell! There is that friendly, smiling and kind face! Always love to see you. thank you for being the person you are who loves and appreicates our four legged furry family and friends. These ARE true..and I hope to continue these stories in poetry form soon. thank you my friend!

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi Kathy, you always make me cry! lol! this was so lovely, and thank God for someone like you who takes in these sweet little cats and gives them the love they deserve, being an animal lover myself I could hug you!

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      i agree, Habee! Bless you for caring!

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      Holle Abee 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      God bless you, Kathy! I swear - we're sisters who were separated at birth. lol

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Al...yes, that's Sandy looking out the back glass doors. When I'm online, she sits there gazing out...but I DO allow her outside when I'm outside, too..otherwise, you know how much of a cadet she is (space cadet). Love ya'

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      We Save Cats 

      6 years ago from SE Kansas

      Hey Kath. You added Sandy to your pictures. Is she looking out the back yard? Looks like it to me. I miss you.

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California've said it perfectly and I am in total agreement ... lots of education is necessary as well as helping people see and appreciate the beauty, value and wonderful companionship of animals...whether they are domestic or wild. They are our earthly companions / co-inhabitants. I've ALWAYS respected and enjoyed your writing, Lorlie...totally amazing! Thank you for such a nice comment

      Laurel Rogers; I am not quite sure of what you speak but, if encouraging words help and aid in prompting writers to continue to produce...then I am very happy to do this. Thank you for your visit and comment.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      6 years ago


      I'm signed out right now, but wanted to tell you that I feel extremely proud of this Hub, after feeling frightened at your glowing words. I hope you understand;

      I think that I have a case of 'fear of success', LC, and your comment really threw me! ;)

      But thanks a-honestly-million for writing to me on this piece.


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      Laurel Rogers 

      6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Lucky Cats, I haven't the faintest idea what to say to you; I did not before, I do not now. You are an amazingly talented and sensitive woman who shares the same love of God's creatures with me.

      I know some folks have berated me for my adoration of all animals, which confused me at the time; why would they be so callous? Why treat animals as 'things' when in fact they do indeed have souls? Their eyes tell me that in no uncertain terms. Every animal on this earth deserves your love-our love-the love of all humanity, and what they too often receive is rejection and unimaginable cruelty.

      Humankind is disgusting to me in this respect and I cannot believe some of the things I have read and heard. I think you have spoken my, I know this.

      Thank you, too.

    • Lucky Cats profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Thank you Magic Stories. Good to see you, too. Hope all is well. We carry on don't we? Much regards.

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      Magick Stories 

      6 years ago

      I purred with delight at your poetry.

      Purrs and licks

      Magick cat

    • Lucky Cats profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Thank you cute! Well, I thought it would be fun to put a life experience into poem form...and that is how it 'came to me.'

      appreciate your comment.

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      6 years ago

      great hub!

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      hi Teylina! so happy to see you! I noticed that you've written a hub and I have to find it..coming to your site soon. thank you so much for visiting and, boy, do I miss everyone, too. Must catch up.

      Hi my dear sister in cat rescue! I'm so glad to hear that your Waterford little ones are doing well. That was a gracious and unselfish thing you did to be sure that they would have a good life! It's good to be back here a little more...boy, these last 4 months have been very busy and now things are evening out. I must make every effort to catch up w/your wonderful world. Kathy

      Ruth, as always, it is fabulous and wonderful to see your comments. I know yours is a heart of gold

      Alicia and Catgypsy, I just KNOW, from reading your work and comments, that you are sensitive and caring and because of this, your comments are highly prized and valued. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such nice words.

      To ALL: I really did (and do) drive past the sweet older lady's house, and I really did (and do)walk past Little One's former is a total, horrific mess (even 5 + years later since I left and now returned)...and I am amazed that they learned nothing after LO's almost demise...because, believe me, I lectured and chastized!!

      Telling these stories in the form of rhyming poems is how the words initially came to me as I passed these places of the, I thought it would be a good way to share the history of my dear kitty companions.

      thank you EVERYONE who cares enough to care!!! :)

    • Lucky Cats profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Dear best friend in all the world..."it takes one to know one." So, touche', 'back at cha' and 'ditto.' We love 'em, don't we. And you were right there through all of it.

      Eiddwen, 'Eddy,' a breath of fresh air, always a positive energy and the manifestation of love...thank you for you! dear HP glad to read your comment...."Such a beautiful cascade of poetry..." your words are poetic and music to my ears!

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      6 years ago from the South

      Great hub...thank God for people like you.

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poems are beautiful, Lucky Cats, and you are a wonderfully kind and caring person to rescue so many cats. Thank you for sharing the stories of five cats who found a happy home with you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so beautiful Kathy, You are an angel sent to love and care for the needy kittens..Loved your rhyme..Outstanding..Cheers

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      6 years ago from California

      It is so good to see you Kath, and that you are still up to your lucky cats deeds! You are truly the cat angel that I know and love - I don't think it ever goes away, I have had a "thing" for cats, like you, since I can remember - which is why I enjoy reading about your kitty tales so much. You inspire me and I enjoy hearing about each and every rescue. My Waterford rescues are all doing fine now - I really miss them! Take care for now, rated up awesome, beautiful, useful & interesting!

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      6 years ago

      Everything about this is awesome Lucky Cats. So glad to have found another of your hubs. Whitey is absolute gorgeous and I'm so glad someone had enough sense to ask you to take her. Thanks as always for a grew read--poetry is beautiful. I've been missing you!

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Sunnie...because you are such a sweet soul and gracious person, I always so appreciate your kind and supportive words. Thank you so much.

      clairemy, thank you for visiting and the nice words. I truly am honored.

      Nat Amarel, I'm always so very pleased and encouraged when I read such comments such as yours. so great and such positive reinforcement!

      JustaTeacher, no no...there is no such thing as 'just' a, we've talked about this before!! (lo)...and coming from one who teaches, your "great poems" means so much to me. thank you.

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Such a beautiful cascade of poetry for each furry one! Each telling it's own harrowing tale. It's takes a normal person to feel sorrow and compassion for these little ones. It takes a Lucky Cat to stand up and take action to rescue them all. Lovely...

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      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh Kathy how beautiful is this one;I loved it and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Take care my friend and enjoy your day.


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      6 years ago

      Having known my entire adult life, I know that this beautiful poem springs forth from the most loving soul on earth. To paraphrase Tom Petty, "Our world got lucky, babe, when God made you." Happy Birthday Lucky Cats, and thanks for hangin with all of us.

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      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      The cats you have and the ones in your area are lucky to have you! Great poems!

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      Nat Amaral 

      6 years ago from BC Canada

      Such a beautiful hub. That part about Little One made me cry. You have a big heart to take these beautiful cats into your care. You do so well bringing them to health.

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      6 years ago

      What a kind and giving heart you have. Those lucky cats and many others too I am sure. And to put it into poetry was lovely.

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

      Dear Kathy

      You are truly an angel and how blessed that these precious animals crossed your path. Your poems were beautiful.



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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Gail and Peggy..thank you so much. Gail; yes, so many things can befall our feline friends...we try to help as much as we can. Are your two kitties getting along well? I bet time has healed their differences!

      Peggy it's so great to see your comment. I so respect your talents and so am very happy reading your words. Thank you so much.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You are an angel indeed to all of the kittens and cats that cross your path and are obviously well known in your area as the feline savior. Wonderful poetry. It certainly tells the stories in a unique way. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 

      6 years ago from Mason City

      Nice poem. A lot of bad things sure happen to cats in this world. Cats sure are vunerable to the conditions of life that are not good. The world is scary when so many awful things happen. I still have two cats and they are doing okay so far. I keep them in the house, because of the dangers outdoors. Nice pictures of the cats.

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      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hello Diogenes, Hyphenbird,and joanveronica. Thank you for such kind comments and for sharing your own memories and current lives. I have to say that the amazing individuals, all from completely different walks of life and during different times, made the loving effort which resulted in saving a life. For each, it was beyond typical....the elderly lady whose health and condition prevented her from doing what she wanted to help Whitey, the neighbor w/whom I had had a "falling out" of sorts, who put that aside to save Sandy, the visitor from Germany with such a short time remaining in the States, but who tried w/all her might to find help for the kitten. Little One was "owned" (not my term) by a terribly neglectful family who lived in the house w/the overgrown yard. LO was there, perishing in the extreme heat...dehydrated, skin and bones and so weak she could hardly lift her head ("I was so much Older then I'm younger than that now" - hub). I was looking for (and later found) an old white cat who needed help...we were able to help him several days later)...and last, but not least; my Veterinarians and staff who could not euthanize Pinky at the appointed hour...(they were waiting for something to happen ... anything that might change the course of events)...and, my cat Max was there and the rest is history.

      Many thanks and much regards to you!! Kathy

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 

      6 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      A lovely Hub, I wish I could once again raise a kitten, but I no longer live in my own home. I enjoyed your description of so many kitties, and it brought back many memories. Thank you and be happy!

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      How sweet. This Hub and your poetry and photographs made my heart warm. We had a pure white cat and still miss him so very much.

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      6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      You are a wonderful, loving person: so many out there needing love and sustenance.

      I loved your poetry and the tears were mostly joyful



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