The “I-am-not-plotting-anything” smile.
The “I-am-not-plotting-anything” smile.
"Don’t judge our love."
Photos by ©Bert Jonkhans
Firefighter Saves Same Cat Twice
A firefighter who rescued a cat from a well in west Coweta on June 29 stepped up to rescue the cat a second time on Tuesday. The cat, which was taken into the custody of Coweta County Animal Control following its rescue a month ago, was scheduled to be euthanized Wednesday morning. No one claimed the furry feline, which suffered from fleas, and it was not apparent whether it was wild or domesticated.
The Coweta County firefighter who descended 40 feet into a well at 866 Welcome to Arnco Road to rescue the cat on June 29 decided “for it to die tomorrow would be a waste of what we did.” Coweta firefighter Jim Cadenhead went to the shelter on Selt Road at lunch Tuesday to retrieve Wellie the cat. He was notified of the cat’s pending demise from a shelter rescue group who urged him to take action. But, long before strangers urged him to save Wellie, his two daughters, ages 10 and 11, had pleaded on the cat’s behalf. “They wanted me to get the cat when I rescued him,” said Cadenhead. “They’ve been begging for the cat. When I told one of my daughters about what was going to happen, she told me, ‘Daddy, go get that cat.’ “A group of guys at the fire department had some time and effort in getting this cat out of that hole,” he continued. “We did a big thing and had a positive outcome. This was quickly going from a positive to a negative. It made it worthwhile to go get the cat.” For now, the cat will reside with Cadenhead. However, its future residence remains uncertain because the firefighter already has two large hound dogs that “don’t like cats.” “I might give the cat to my mom — at least that way my daughters can still see the cat.”
"Hey, bet you can’t do this!"
Photo/caption by ©kylephelps
Shocking photos from the royal tour of New Zealand that the palace doesn’t want you to see.
Photos/caption via Jarvis P. Weasley
Big stretch to start the week.
Photo by ©FurLined
"In every real cat a kitten is hidden that wants to play." - Friedrich Meowtzsche
Photo by ©~konny
Photo via And My Cat
Every kid should have a treehouse.
Meanwhile in the sink…
Photos by ©Anna Cristina C. M. Figueiredo
How Jarvis the cross-eyed cat was left to die by his first owner – but was rescued and is now a heart stealer
When this cross-eyed cat was abandoned by his owners on the side of the road as a kitten his chances of survival looked slim.
But Jarvis P. Weasley, whose eyes look inward, is now enjoying a new lease of life after an animal lover rescued him and nursed him back to health.
The five-year-old is named after glasses-wearing Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker and fictional Harry Potter character Ron Weasley who is ginger.
Jarvis P. Weasley was found when he was four weeks-old by an animal centre in California, and subsequently fostered by cat-mad Daria Kelly.
His arrival in Ms Kelly’s house was only meant to be temporary, but the cross-eyed kitty has now become a permanent member of the family.
She said: “I just remember him standing out because, though he was very sick, he always seemed so happy, and his face never fails to make me smile. One day I was watching him jump for joy in his cage, seemingly over nothing. I took it to be pure happiness. I waited until the sick kittens that I was fostering at my home were well, and then I took him to foster - but he ended up staying permanently.”
At the time Jarvis was rescued by Oakland Animal Services in California, Ms Kelly was volunteering alongside Amber Holly, one of the veterinary technicians.
Remembering the day he came into their lives, Amber said: “Jarvis came in a cross-eyed, snot-nosed, squinty yet adorable mess, but sadly kittens with an upper respiratory at a government shelter do not last long. Daria was a volunteer at the time and she agreed to foster him for Saving Grace Rescue while he was treated so that he wouldn’t be euthanised at the shelter. He captured Daria’s heart and was permanently signed over to her after being neutered.”
Despite his tempestuous early years, Jarvis doesn’t appear to hold any grudges.
"He is so happy-go-lucky! He has always had a zest for life, even when he was tiny and sick. He’s cuddly, playful, mischievous and very friendly," said Daria. "I often use him for introductions to new fosters because he is so personable and non-threatening."
After spending over 30 years working in the music industry it was inevitable that Ms Kelly would name one of her pets after a rock star.
However, after fostering almost 200 cats, a few dozen dogs and one tarantula in the last 12 years, the time has now come for her to change careers and study to become a veterinary nurse herself.
Ms Kelly, who believes this new job has always been her destiny, said: “In my youth I was always going to be a vet, but life happened and I took a detour. I’m just a tad more rock and roll now and the cats have an extensive record collection to peruse!”
Via Daily Mail