The Mission

Being an animal lover my whole life, my hope is to do my part in raising awareness on the issue of animal homelessness and to give back to my community.....

"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Rest in Peace Hemingway ~ 8/12/13

With a heavy heart I am posting the loss of our Hemingway also known to all as Grandpa on Monday, August 12, 2013.  He was the eldest of the cat colony and as feral as he was, Grandpa really warmed up to us, Richard and me, his care givers.  Slick was his guardian from the day Slick mysteriously arrived on our front lawn.  Slick would always make certain Grandpa was in his sight, guided him on their walks, when Grandpa was up to it.  When it was time to eat, Slick actually would go to find Grandpa to let him know "come on" meal time : )   All so precious how the cat colonies care for one another.   As Grandpa aged, his walks were less frequent.   Thank goodness the reoccurring upper respiratory infection never attacked his only good eye.  But the bad eye was now constantly congested and it affected his nose too : (  Near the end we always made sure he was feed whenever he wanted even if it was more than twice a day.  We gave him a comfortable place to sleep and on those really hot days made sure the fan was always on him. The last week he loved sleeping on a mat in the kittie condo, as I call my very large two and half car garage, and that is where he took his last breath.  Rest in Peace Hemingway, Grandpa, and hope you are having a wonderful time reuniting with Ollie, Melky, Casey, Coco, Lexi, Frankie, BooBoo and Ziggy.

Hemingway, also known as Grandpa enjoying the sun in Sept 2008

Hemingway keeping warm in the sun on a fall day ~ 10/25/10

Hemingway with his buddy and guardian Slick ~
September  21, 2011 (camera date incorrect at that time)

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