Sunday, November 14, 2010

Purrs 4 Peace - Year Two - Month 4: Calling all Superheros


"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant

YOU can be a superhero. It’s true! Everyone has the power to be a superhero in the life of a cat or dog, puppy or kitten, who needs to be rescued.

This weekend (November 12-14th) PetSmart is conducting a National Adoption Weekend in hopes of finding lifelong homes for more than 18,000 animals nationwide. Adoption is the way to reduce the number (over 4 million each year) euthanized in U.S. shelters. Even more perish on the streets. To every animal adopted, his or her mummy/daddy is a hero – a superhero- a human of extraordinary abilities and nobility who has vanquished evil and through whom their life has been saved.

My mummy is just such a superhero. She saved me 5 years ago and she’s done it again. Meet my new sister Zuzu pictured above. About 6 weeks ago mummy was walking in a nearby park and a tiny black cat appeared out of the bushes. Although the kitty approached mummy and seemed to want her attention, she would not allow mummy to touch her. Mummy offered her part of a muffin and the kitty hungrily gobbled it up. Mummy began to bring real cat food to the park on a daily basis. Mummy was frantic with worry for the kitty due to a hawk hunting in the park picking off squirrels and pigeons. She also feared for the kitty due to the traffic on the nearby street and humans who might not be so kind. Soon the kitty came to the sound of mummy’s voice. But it took almost a month before the kitty let mummy touch her and then another week before mummy could pick her up.

Zuzu did not immediately appreciate her rescue. She was quite scared and managed to pry up a grate and escape air vent. Soon however she was lured out. Now, although she is still a bit skittish and scared of other people, with mummy she purrs on sight and craves cuddles and kisses. She stares up at mummy with adoration and insists on licking mummy’s face. Zuzu has gained about a pound (but still weighs only 6 pounds.)and so is not quite so skinny. The vet thinks she is about 7 months old despite her tiny stature.

I’m not quite sure how I feel about her…I have been mostly staring at her from afar with a few close encounters…but mummy believes we will be good friends soon.

So this month lets purrrrrrrrr for all those other superheros out there and for the ones in the making….all those humans who not only save the lives of animals but provide them a safe and loving home on a daily basis.

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Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr Purr with love and compassion. #purrs4peace

Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, Purring.... Imagine every human heart inspired by kindness and generosity toward animals. #purrs4peace

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Imagine every abandoned animal comforted, their fears soothed, their hungry stomachs filled. #purrs4peace

Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, ........... Imagine every all animals in need led to the rescuing arms of a human and living in a safe home.#purrs4peace

Purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr,

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Empathy replaces ambivalence, compassion replaces greed, peace replaces chaos. Purrrrrrr #purrs4peace.

Peace * Paix * Frieden * Vrede * Pace * Fred* Paz * Shalom * Salaam * Om Shanti * Heddwch * Síochán * 和平 #purrs4peace

2 comments:

Mariodacat said...

Bless your mom friend for rescuing ZuZU. Sounds to me like Zuzu is already in love with your mama and appreciates the rescue. In time you will like her too. She is a real cutie too.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Concatulations on your new sister. So wonderful for your mom to hang in there and make sure Zuzu was okay. I know in time you will learn to know that you already do love her.

pawhugs, Max