Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Our Hearts are FULL of Thankfuls!

 Today Mom went to Grand Forks, BC with her friend and our neighbor Mary. Mary lives across the street and down a couple of doors. She has been feeding the neighborhood feral, Merle. Merle used to be someone's cat. We don't know where he came from or who his people are, but he has been living in Mary's yard since we moved here. He was an intact male. Him and Lucifer (the cat across the street who is also an intact male), have had a couple of really bad fights. Kozmo and I have had a few tussles with him when he impinges on our yard. 

About 3 weeks ago, Merle scratched Mary when she tried to feed him and look at his face. His eye was swollen. It looked like he had ear mites and Mary decided it was time he got snipped, vaccinated, de-wormed and de-mited. Mary already has some cats, but after his visit to get "fixed" Merle is going to try out being an inside cat.

Mary contacted Boundary Helping Hands to get a trap and help her with getting Merle all sorted out. She got him trapped last Thursday and he went to the big city! Merle had some issues with his bottom, a couple of broken teeth, bad ear mites and an infection on his head. (No wonder he was mean!) The people at Helping Hands took him to the vet and he got de-wormed, de-mited, snipped, his shots and antibiotics. His teeth are OK, but the vet would like to check them out on a regular basis.  Mary got the word today that Merle could come home! As Mom wanted to drop off  the money from my birthday comment-a-thon, Mom and Mary headed to the big city. 

Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society is in an old house. 

This last weekend, a new Catio was built for their facility!

It was over 35c/95f so the cats were inside where it is cooler.

They have 2 big cat rooms and a TON of cats - most are ready to find forever homes!

Merle came through all the ministrations with flying colors! He looked terrific and he was easy to get into the dog crate to bring him back home. The people at Helping Hands said he was a purrfect cat, very friendly and well behaved!  Alas, the photos Mom tried to take of Merle did not turn out. But she did want to tell you he really was the purrfect cat on the trip home - he did NOT sing the songs of our people.

We are thankful that Merle is back home and that he looks so furry happy to try to be an inside cat! We hope that he integrates well with Mary's other cats and her 2 dogs. (We will let you know how that goes). 


Mom DID remember to leave the Flat Marv with the $65 we raised! Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue relies totally on donations,


for coming to my Birthday Pawty last week on Ms Ann and June's Blog! We are blessed to have furrends like them and you!  We are pawticipating in Thankful Thursday at Brian's Home. We are so furry thankful that they host this hop every week. We love Brian, Dolly, Simon and Seal (and their Peeps) and we LOVE hopping through to read everyone else's thankfuls! YOU can click their button to be whisked to Brian's Blog!



 


33 comments:

  1. That is very good news that Merle is now all fixed up. I hope he settles well into being an indoor cat. That is a nice Catio at Helping Hands so the cats can go out for fresh air.

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  2. What a happy story about Merle! I bet he feels so much better now and his future is looking happy :)
    I also hope he finds indoor like better!
    Purrs, Julie

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  3. Hari Om
    OMC this is a wonderfurs post for TT - it's what it's all about!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  4. Go Merle! Go Mary! Happy days are here again for you both ... paws together and blessings to Ms Barb for caring, sharing and helping make this happen.

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  5. Oh what a wonderful story about Merle - he sure did need some help but it sounds like he's on the road to comfort, regular meals, lots of love and best of all a SAFE NEW HOME! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  6. Oh my, oh my. What an invention for Merle and we certainly hope that all works out well for him in the future for his health. It certainly sounds like Mary very good mom for him. And that you are good neighbors Marv. I can see that the donations went to a very good cause and so glad to see them building an outdoor structure for the kitties. Only for the days when it's not so hot. Thanks for sharing all this news. Lynn and Precious

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  7. so so happy Merle is doing well. and happy the adventure went so well.

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  8. MY heart is full of happiness and thankfulness at this superb news about Merle and the wonderful rescue!

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  9. What a wonderful story. We love stories that have happy endings like this. Merle is one lucky cat!

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  10. That is a most wonderful thankful and we're so happy that Merle is being cared for with such love. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  11. That sure is a lot to be thankful for. We're glad Merle has a new home where he will be looked after and we hope he gets along with his new fur siblings.

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  12. Very very Thankful Thursday and so very kind of Marv to help with Merle's funding
    Hugs Cecilia

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  13. I love hearing stories like Merle's, happy endings for abandoned cats are the best stories of all! Your Mom, you and your neighbor are Superheroes Marv - don't you forget it!

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  14. What a great story! We're glad Merle's life got totally turned around by some good folks like you.

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  15. Yay for Merle, and for your mom and neighbor for helping him out!

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  16. Charlee: "Hooray for a forever home!"
    Chaplin: "We think you will like being inside where people can take care of you, Merle!"

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  17. I'm glad you got the help that Merle needed. Kudos to you.

    I always enjoy seeing Marv. I love him bunches.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Marv and a hug to mom. ♥

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  18. Hooray for Merle!! He sure got the whole 'spa works'!!
    And your donation was greatly appreciated, of that I am sure:)

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  19. Marv that is a really wonderful story and it is great that your party donations got to help the shelter cats and Merle. No wonder he was cranky and making the transition from home cat to living rough must be so very hard. We hope he transitions back inside with few problems. We have a feeling it will all work out. Purrs to you and yours Marv!

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  20. That is very happy news indeed about Merle! We hope all goes smoothly as he transitions to being an indoor kitty!

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  21. merle....de VERREE BEST OH FIZHEZ two ewe....we iz glad ya finded a for everz home and inn side; free frum burd song, and we hope ewe has manee manee manee mor "gotcha dayz ♥♥♥

    marv....dood......total lee awesum amount oh green paperz yur mom waz able ta give ta boundary

    YAY !!!!!! ♥♥♥

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  22. That's a great rescue group, i pray the not-so-old cat can learn the new trick of being an indoor guy.

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  23. What a great group and good news for Merle !

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  24. I am so glad Merle has your friend. Bless his heart he needed help. (I get so upset reding about this kind of thing so I am so glad he is going to be OK).

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  25. Wow ! You are one wonderful soul ~ bless you for all you do for the cats ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative harbor)

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  26. I am so happy for Merle. I hope it works out inside for him and I hope the other feral gets fixed too. How kind of your mom to donate. XO

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  27. This is all so awesome! Paws crossed that things work out for Merle.

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  28. What wonderful peeps to help Merle so much!!! We wish him and Mary all the best and thank her for her kindness.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  29. The poor boy, no wonder he was having troubles. Thank cod for folks like Mary! We think Merle will be much happier now.

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  30. What a great donation! And I am SO happy to hear Merle will be an inside cat now! ~Ernie

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  31. I'm so glad Merle is looking to be an indoor cat. Thanks for being so generous to the rescue.

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This is soooooo exciting! We can't waits to sees what yous writes!