Greetings and Merry Christmas! Since so many of us are, by now, home for the holidays--and since this shelter has generated a couple of "Christmas miracles" these past few weeks--it is my very great pleasure to present this week's Shelter of the Week: Now I'm Home Animal Rescue in Nashville, Tennessee.
Good news--the Zadroga Bill has passed the Senate! 9/11 first responders will receive the medical care they so desperately need and, as The New York Daily News so aptly puts it, our sense of national honor has been restored. Here's a link:
Hope everybody had a fantastic weekend! Thanks again to everybody who helped get the word out about Iris. As an added bonus, the shelter that had been caring for her was able to rescue two kitten siblings (one who is missing a foot) from a high-kill shelter, mere hours before they were scheduled to be euthanized, once they knew they'd have a newly freed-up spot. When you adopt from a no-kill shelter, you so frequently have the chance to save two lives instead of one--and I'm really just so thrilled with how this story turned out! :-)
Well, I meant to post earlier in the week than this--and to include some photos of my trip--but I've had a very difficult time detaching Homer from my lap and arms these past couple of days. He cries and cries if I try to do anything that doesn't include him (that would include sleeping, by the way)--and, of course, it doesn't take much to make me feel terribly guilty for having left him for two whole weeks.
Happy Wednesday! This is my last blog post until Thanksgiving week, as I'm leaving tomorrow morning to head to Hawaii, where I'll visit Scott Kester, the winner of last year's "Homer for the Holidays/Win a Visit From Gwen Cooper" contest (I swear he won legitimately!), and do a reading at the Borders in Kona on the Big Island. Laurence and I are swinging through San Francisco on our way back to visit one of our dearest friends, and while we're there I'll also do a San Francisco reading. Scroll down for details!
Good morning, everybody! As you may know, I recently donated $10,000 to Blind Cat Rescue, a wonderful organization in North Carolina and one of only two shelters in the country that provides a life-time home specifically for blind cats.
They're hanging on to that $10,000 in the hopes that they'll be able to break ground on a new building that could house many more kitties who would otherwise be killed in shelters just because they're blind.