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A Resolution for Joy

Posted by on January 15, 2016

A New Year Full of Love and Purpose

Just a few days into the new year, our magical Yoda had a health scare.

Persian cats are susceptible to developing corneal sequestra, which begin as corneal ulcers and gradually worsen. The disease can be very painful, and we were almost certain Yoda would need surgery.

But thanks to a course of eye drops prescribed by Yoda’s amazing vet — and the many prayers and good wishes from his thousands of friends — the surgery was unnecessary. His beautiful baby blues are fine! And during that same vet visit,... Read more...

Home Sweet Home for the Holidays

Posted by on December 18, 2015

Sometimes it seems that every one of my permanent residents and foster kittens all want the exact same thing at precisely the same moment: my lap!

I realize that part of my “incredible attraction” is plain old body heat, but I also believe there’s something more than just warmth involved in this phenomenon. Whenever Howard and I are still — whether we’re reading, listening to music, meditating, or just talking — the nuggets always find us. And when they do, it’s as if they’ve come home. In fact, it’s as if we’ve all... Read more...

Giving Thanks for Thankfulness

Posted by on November 16, 2015

Sometimes the world makes it hard to feel grateful.

The terrible events that occurred in Beirut and Paris earlier this month — a month we traditionally dedicate to gratitude — were so disheartening that it was easy to forget that life is still beautiful.

The greatest gift my miraculous fosters give me day after day is an affirmation of this fact. The light from their innocent eyes, their playfulness, and their willingness to trust and be present in the moment — everything they do teaches me how to accept love and give it in return — even when... Read more...

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