Thursday, September 20, 2018

Why Lexy Writes to Save Lives - #RememberMeThursday 2018

Hello, everyone. This is Lexy checking in for Remember Me Thursday. Lola, Mother, and I are very proud to be partnering with Helen Woodward Animal Center to promote this important day! We hope you’ll join us and our pals Three Chatty Cats in our blog hop to shine a light on pet adoption. (More details about that below.) 

Today I decided to tell you why I write to save lives. (Last year Lola wrote about her point of view on this subject, which you can read here.) My story may sound a little familiar to many of you because I wrote a post about it on my seventh gotcha day. But this is exactly why I write to save lives. Here’s my story…


Remember Me Thursday|Helen Woodward Animal Center

On April 10, 2010, I was “on display” at an adoption event at Petco in Nanuet, NY. I know “on display” may seem a little negative to say, but that’s how I felt. Family after family, person after person, just passed me up. After a while even the most confident girl starts to feel there’s something wrong with her. This went on for almost a year, and then it happened; a human stopped by my cage and couldn’t take her eyes off of me. It was Mother. She "oohed and aahed" over me and didn’t even look at the other cats. For the first time in a very long time, a human had eyes for only me. I liked her and I could feel her positive energy, and I felt something else, too; love. I didn’t get my hopes up too high, though, because I didn’t want to get let down again. Especially when she left without me. 


Remember Me Thursday|Helen Woodward Animal Center


A week later on April 17, 2010, the volunteers told me I was going home. They kept petting me and were telling me how happy they were for me. I wondered if they had me confused with some other cat because surely I hadn’t been adopted. A little while later I smelled a familiar human scent; it was a human who had petted me before in my cage, but I didn’t know who. I looked up to take a peek and there was Mother; and she looked so happy! She was accompanied by an entourage of humans who I later found out were my new relatives. They all came to see me! The next thing I knew I was in a carrier (it was actually a cardboard box type of thing, but it served its purpose) with my bed from my crate and off I went in the car to Queens, NY. (You know what? I never slept in that bed again and I never went near it. That part of my life was over and I was happy when Mother finally threw it away.)


Remember Me Thursday|Helen Woodward Animal Center

About 90 minutes later I was home, but it felt so strange to say that word. The last “home” I had ended up with the humans moving and me being thrown outside, left behind, to fend for myself. But I had a feeling deep down inside that Mother wouldn’t be like that. The house was already set up for the arrival of a queen, complete with fancy dishes, scratching posts, beds, catnip toys, and plenty of treats! There was everything there I could ever want, and it has never changed. 



Remember Me Thursday|Helen Woodward Animal Center

I write to save lives because not all cats are lucky to have a person walk past their cage and immediately fall in love with them. And not all cats are lucky to be in a no-kill shelter like I was. I could have lived there forever it I needed to, but many other cats are euthanized in shelters before they ever find their real forever homes. Life in a shelter can be lonely, and I want to shine a light on pet adoption so more cats can be adopted quicker and not have to spend so much time in a cage. 


Remember Me Thursday|Helen Woodward Animal Center


As I sat at the adoption events week after week, I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. I kept wondering “why doesn’t anyone like me?” This is why I want to be a loud voice to spread the word about adoption. No pet should ever feel that way. 




Being adopted is just the best thing ever, and I want all cats to be as loved and happy as I am! Will you help me shine a light on pet adoption for #RememberMeThursday and join our Blog Hop? It’s easy peasy! Here’s how: 

1. Grab the badge below and insert it into your post.
2. Publish your post on or before Thursday, September 27, 2018.
3. Then visit either Three Chatty Cat's blog or our blog and submit your post link to the blog hop list. (The entry link is now open!) 


Remember Me Thursday|Helen Woodward Animal Center


Then start hopping! Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in the hop to read about how they are shining a light on orphan pets!

Have you adopted a rescued pet? Tell us about them! 
Lexy


31 comments:

  1. Thank you for your support of this event ... we'll be joining, Dougie Dog was an adopted rescue, saved at the very last moment!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your story, Lola. Athena is a rescue cat too and we will be joining this event soon :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  3. I'm in!
    Rescue is the only way that we roll!

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  4. You are a wise one Lexy! Adoptions rock!

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  5. Thank you for sharing information about this organization!

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  6. lexy; we N joyed yur storee N iz buzzed happee yur heer ta tell it ~~~~~ ♥♥♥ can we post your badge even if we don't actually "write" a post that day ?? ♥♥♥

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  7. I am glad you both have such a wonderful home. I will definitely participate. All my cats are rescued, some from shelters and others just showed up, but they are all loved. XO

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  8. I'm so happy that your mom adopted you, Lexy! Like you said, though, not all cats are as fortunate, and that's why it's great that you're writing to save lives -- and shine a light on orphan pets. I love that photo with the candle. Beautiful, just like you are!

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  9. All of my cats have been rescues and they always will be! It breaks my heart to think of cats that never find their forever home. We'll be participating in the hop next week!

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  10. Lexy, you are so beautiful and even more so, if possible, in that candlelit photo. Your story always touches my heart. We will participate. Like others, there have only been rescue kitties in this house!

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  11. That's a wonderful adoption story, Lexi! Well, the part about being adopted was - before that was really sad. Anyhow, I'm so glad you got the home you did and now you can help other kitties in the same paws as you were.

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  12. Lexy, you and your mother always make me glad to be here. I enjoyed reading of your adoption. I was adopted too, but it was something the Admiral arranged. I was so glad to go home with Mom. XX

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  13. What a heartwarming adoption story! I don't have any cats, my fiance is allergic, but I think I'll try to join the hop next week and share stories about some of the small and exotic pets I've adopted. So many people think of cats and dogs when they think pet adoption, but there are so many other types of animals out there needing homes too.

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  14. What a beautiful post you wrote Lexy, you had me in tears. I can just imagine how sad it is for those poor animals who get passed up, and even worse end up in those horrible slaughterhouses they call shelters. You were truly blessed and now you're doing a great job helping others find their happy endings too.

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  15. I'm SO behind! I haven't even started this post yet! Bad bad Mommas! We love learning more about you, Lexy. Like us, you got lucky to be adopted by a Mom that loves you so much.

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  16. We joined the blog hop, thanks and Layla woofs as a rescued dog she has come from pound to princess and it is the only way to go

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  17. I just love your adoption story, Lexy! It's so heartwarming and beautifully written. You are one lucky cat!! Thanks for shining a light on pet adoption.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  18. There are many things one can do to help save lives. Writing to save lives is an easy and wonderful way to contribute.

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  19. The more people who know about #RememberMeThursday the better. People have no idea that the cat they surrender to the shelter will often be dead within days. This has to stop, so does people's arrogance and stupidity about animals.

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  20. I have lots of rescue cats - My Plush is my best story - left in a foreclosure and rescued near starvation, he's now a winner in the cat show world as a household pet. I'm not sure I'll have a post for the hop but I hope it is a great cat filled day with many cats finding new homes.

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  21. Lexy, you are one lucky girl to find your mama and I know that she is happy to have you in her life. This is such an important day for all the homeless and shelter animals, often overlooked and shoved aside for little kittens and pups. I’m so happy there are humans who can speak on behalf of those who don’t have a voice. xx kisses from Mr. Jack and the Chirpies

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  22. Lexy, what a great post this is. Thank you for sharing about how Mommy found you, and adopted you into the most wonderful forever home. There are so many awesome animals still waiting, and we will be joining you this week in writing to bring awareness to them. :)

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  23. Lexy thanks so much for sharing your backstory. I'm so happy that your Mom found you and made her home your forever home too. Thanks for sharing this important message and the throwback photos. So adorable.

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  24. Thanks for sharing your story! I hope it will inspire others to adopt!

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  25. We know how lucky your mom was to have found you! Thank you for sharing your story and for helping with the Remember Me Thursday Blog Hop. We've reminded everyone on the CB.

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  26. Thanks for hosting the blog hop. I have entered two pages to share Pet Adoption stories from Australia. One is examples of Pet Adoption stories on our website, and the other is actual Entrants of the #JetpetsRescueAwards2018 who opted in to share their Pet Adoption or Foster stories - Judging is still in progress, but you can see some of the Entrants!
    Best wishes, and thanks for shining a light on pet adoption,
    Annette (@RescueAwards & @PetsAreFound)

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  27. Thank you for hosting the blog hop for this important day! I adopted my first cat years ago and she also came home in a box way back in 1977. We will continue to shine a light on those waiting for adoption as well as those who ran out of time. ♥

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  28. Lexy, we love the photo of you with the Remember Me Thursday candle. The Tribe of Five opine to save lives too. Every one of us is a rescue and we want every single feline to have a furever home!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto & The Tribe of Five

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  29. Meow meow Lexy it iss an honor to meet you an reed yore storey. Wee have simmylar sotreyss fore sure. Mee was inn THE Sheltur here fore 2 years...mee went out twice fore adoption an brott back within 2 weeks an then all most 2 months. Mee just 'shut down': barelee eatin, drinkin, usin litterbox. Mee wuud go out inn Condo efurry mrnin an wait fore sumone to come fore mee....
    Mee was about to give up an LadyMummy came to see mee. Shee burst inn to teerss an called mee BellaDharma.....(mee name was just Bella). Anywho bee-fore mee cuud think or blink mee was put inn a purrple carrier an off wee went. Today iss 22 dayss with Lady Mummy an it feels SO-O guud to bee here. There are beds an mee picked mee own blanket an toyss an LadyMummy playss toyss with mee an thee food iss dee-vine! Oh an there iss a Condo mee can go out inn an watch thee world go by, knowin mee not need to look fore a home anymore.
    Mee missed THE Remember Me Fursday hoppy so mee thott mee wuud share here.
    Mee knows you an angel Uncle Siddhartha Henry were frendss....
    Mee asked LadyMummy if wee can 'follow' you an shee said YES! Yippee!
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

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  30. Thank you for hosting the blog hop! Lexi is a beauty and a very lucky kitty to have you for family! All of our cats have been adopted (or rehabilitated and adopted ferals)...all the back to my childhood days! I hope one day that #RememberMeThursday will not be needed because there will be no more homeless pets as they all will have loving forever homes. <3

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  31. PS - I Pinned this to share, too!!

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