November 20, 2007

Sometimes I Forget

I was going to write to you about something else today. I was going to complain that we have company coming to visit and that my routine is going to be messed up for a few days. Then Mommy read on the Cat Blogosphere about some poor kitties in California who clearly have been suffering as a result of hoarding. Please go and read their sad story here. It made both Mommy and me cry. Sometimes I forget how hard it was for me being a feral. Sometimes I forget that there are other kitties needlessly suffering. I have nothing to complain about. Nothing. I have the best life a kitty could wish for. And I am thankful. And I am going to donate my Temptation allowance for a month to the wonderful rescuers who are trying to save these poor kitties. So are my siblings.
I am so thankful to be me and to live with my family who loves and cares for me.
Sometimes I forget. Please forgive me.

32 comments:

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

Parker, you are so right!
We have been crying for these kitties too today when we read it at the CB.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Yeah - sometimes there are less fortunate in order to make us take a hard look at owrselves. It actually helps us to be more thankful and appreciative. See, now you will have a wonderful Thankful Thanksgiving thinking about all da things yoo has to be thankful for!
Owr email address is on owr profile so if yoo sends us an email we will gibbs yoo owr mail address an we can get yors so we can send Powder and all of yoos a Hollyday card. Happy Turkey week!

TT said...

Oh Parker, that story is so sads. Mommy beans eyes are leaking.

I forget too. I have such a goods life, now that the old, homeless one I wants to always forgets is way behinds me. Don't worrys no ones woulds get upset if you forgets - I'm not.

Eric and Flynn said...

We read that story too and it made us so sad. Why are some Beans so horrible?

Dragonheart said...

There is nothing to forgive, Parker. My mom and I were crying for those poor cats too. We may a small donation to help out. I am very lucky, since I've been loved and cared for my entire life, first by my breeder and then by my wonderful family. I do try to help out those cats who are less fortunate, whenever I can.

Monty Q. Kat said...

We all forget sometimes, but that's okay. What matters the most is that we do appreciate what we have, like furrends like you.

Sunny's Mommy said...

That is very sad :-(

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Do not feel guilty Parker. We forget all the time about how horrible life was afore we gots our furever home. It's good dat yoo are giving dem yoor tem-tay-shun allowance. *sigh* The situation is horrible but it reminds us of how good we've got it.

jenianddean said...

Parker - you are exactly right. Someday we do just forget how bad it is for kitties without furever homes. It's very nice of you all to donate your allowances to help out.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Tara said...

We are all so lucky to have warm, loving homes. It is so sad when other kitties suffer.

Tara

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We all need to be forgiven for that. We forget sometimes too and need to be reminded how treasured and lucky we are. My wish is that all kitties could have loving homes.

Chase

The Furry Kids said...

Oh man. Our eyes are leaking. Thank you for sharing their story. We're really thankful that we have such a great home and parents that love us so much. We like the idea of donating our snack allowance. We're on it!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

what a sweetie you are...

smiles, auntie bee
xoxo

Vincent and Mike said...

You're right Parker, sometimes we forget how good we kitties have it (our bean says the same applies for peoples). This is a good time of year to think about those less fortunate.

Jan said...

We are sad too. There are so many cats and dogs that aren't as fortunate as we are in finding someone to adopt and serve us.

Thanks for reminding us to be thankful and to share what we have with those in need.

Jan's Funny Farm

Hot(M)BC said...

Fanks for a'minding us to be fankful, Parker. Gree sez we's not purrfect and to be mean to us isn't no better than forgettin, maybe worse. So maybe we should furgive ourselves and just try to do better? Gree can be wise sometimes, but don't tell her I saided so.
Purrrrrrrs,
Sanjee

DEBRA said...

Parker

IT hurts our hearts to know that there are kitties out there who are so much less fortunate than we...when we see the suffering it makes us all so sad. The suffering doesn't seem to ever end and that is what is so painful....

Purrs
Abby

Daisy said...

Parker, you are a very sweet kitty. We are all very lucky to have a good home with plenty of food and toys and treats. I am sad for cats who are not as fortunate.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Parker, thanks for reminding all of us that we need to care about and take care of those kitties (and people) who are struggling and hurting.

I like your idea of donating our treat money this month to the kitties who are feral and in need.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

That is a very sad story! Our eyes are leaking after reading about those poor kitties. We are all very lucky to have loving homes and everything that a cat could ever want.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Parker that story is tragic. It drives me insanely depressed to hear about these dreadful cruel things that happen to other cats.

x

MoMo said...

You are absolutely right - we kitties (and humans) should be grateful for what we are and what we have and be generous to those who are less fortunate. Those poor kitties and doggies really deserve better.

Chairman Mao said...

Thankies fur the remindur, Parker. sometimes it is easy to furget to count our many blessings.

I will go check out the linkie. Thanks fur the heads up on those poor kitties and doggies.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Mickey said...

I agree with you. I wish there were no mean beans in the world. I wish no beans,big and small or animals suffered because of mean beans :(
We are lucky.It's good to help :)
Purrs

Gretchen said...

I feel really blessed, even though I didn't have to be a feral cat.
I feel for all those wonderful kitties have started out as feral, lost, or stray. I'm happy to know you are happy with your home.

Hug...G

Gemini said...

Parker, what a lovely post. I think we all forget. I forget what it was like when I was a very tiny baby and scared in the big bad world too. But I think it is very noble of you to donate your treat money to these cats.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

You know what's extra sad about that situation? This is the SECOND time around for this hoarder. Plus, when the rescue people tried to get animal control to help, they were told that animal control would put all the animals down, no matter what shape they were in. You're very sweet to donate to the efforts to save them. It made all of us cry too.

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Hugs, Parker! Thank you for sharing that story -- my heart goes out to those kitties and doggies.

And yes, sometimes it is easy to forget to count our blessings. But we really are so very blessed, aren't we, my sweet friend? *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

michico*Adan said...

You are so right, Parker~!

Especially now at the thanksgiving week~!!!! We are so lucky to have each other~!!!

PB & J said...

You are so right, we thank our luck stars every day that our Mommy and Daddy rescued us!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh how sad! We are so thankful too that our Mom and Dad take care of us! We don't understand how some people can be so mean! Thanks for bringing this to our attention Parker.
Your FL furiends,

Karen Jo said...

Thank you for the reminder, Parker. I had seen that story and it made me very sad and I said to myself, "I have to do something about that," but I got busy and didn't until you reminded me. Now I have done a little something. I don't understand how people can live like that.