I can’t think this morning. I can barely tear myself away from the bedroom because inside, tucked away in a little carrier, is a kitten we rescued yesterday. Sunday afternoon I was working on my laptop when I heard a series of tiny high-pitched mews outside that sounded urgent and scared. I thought it was a bird and then stood up to listen more closely and realized it was definitely a cat. I threw on my vest and flew outside to discover a sickly little kitten crying its heart out and trying to get warm. Aaron and I spent the better part of the afternoon tempting it with tuna, milk and cat treats until I finally got close enough to pick it up and put it in the carrier. Two heart-breaking hours later, the vet said she was FIV+, and now I’m desperately trying to find her a loving home.* So between her little face, tiny purr and my other cats, all I can think about right now is love — how lucky I am to have the love of my friends, family and, most of all, my closest furry companions. They are the real glue in my life; they hold everything together during ups and downs. All I can think about is finding a home for this kitten so she can show someone how much love she has to give (the vet could barely hear her heartbeat because she was purring so loudly during the exam).
These Valentine’s Day cards from Shanna Murray really sum up how I’m feeling this morning. “For Keeps” keeps repeating in my head as I try to find a home for our new rescue. If you’re looking to send someone a sweet note to remind them how much you care, click here to order some of Shanna’s pretty new metallic and neon cards. xo, grace
*More info on the kitten coming this afternoon. I’m hoping someone in the D*S community can give her a forever home (I will happily drive her anywhere within the tri-state area and pay for all vet bills). Stay tuned for that post at 10am.