Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Early Birthday Present!

Meet Jenny!  She is from the same shelter as  our sweet Duchess,  the Will County Humane Society.  Jenny is 19 years old.  I could not get her little face out of my head since I was at the shelter to get Duchess.  It made me so sad to think about her.  She needed warm laps, snuggles and sunlight streaming through windows and puddling in warm patches on the floor... The Humane Society really cares about its wards. The staff and volunteers are such a lovely group of people.  I am honored that they allowed me to bring her into our home.  They even waived the adoption fee!  

She spent the night in Duchess' old room!  It's actually the guest bathroom.  I slept on the floor next to her crate.  At first she was a bit timid but she slept on my tummy for about four hours!  This photo was taken with my cell phone.  Isn't she just lovely?!  She is currently wrapped up like a taco in a down comforter!
Tomorrow we go to the vet.  She is so skinny! Please send her all your prayers and well wishes!
Here she is in a photo from the Humane Society.  She has been there a long, long time.
I hope she likes it here with us!  I ordered her Christmas stocking last week, so it should be here in plenty of time to fill for Christmas!

Doesn't my husband ROCK?!  I mean, seriously ROCK!? 

Happy Birthday to MEEEEE!


  1. Oh my goodness...what a sweetheart! She is such a lucky kitty to have found such a wonderful home! She will be in my prayers..hugs...Debbie
    PS...Happy early birthday..and he does rock! :-)

  2. Happy Birthday to the woman with a big heart and a great husband!

  3. A big kiss for your birthday Andie. I hope that everything you need come to you.
    A pat on the cat (I hope that is good English)
    And that you wil be continuing with your stunning furniture!!

    Lots of love

  4. Oh, Andie you have the biggest heart! What a love you are to take in this sweet cat - 19 years old? I didn't know cats could live that long! You've given her a new lease on life. You're a doll.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Andie,
    As beautiful as your home, and furniture creations are, THIS is the most beautiful part of you, your open heart, for God's little creatures. Jenny is gorgeous, a sweet little baby at age 19. My first kitty lived to be 20, and she never stopped being my little baby, as will your Jenny, and I predict she will blossom under your wonderful umbrella of loving care.

  6. Bless your heart for taking in such a sweet little old lady. She deserves to live her old days in a good home. How touching! I love her colouring.

    The more I spend time with cats, the more I adore them!

  7. Aww, Jenny is so darling... a sweetheart. 19 years old! Wow. she's going to have a good home in her old age. You're an angel and Jenny is sooo lucky. Happy Birthday!

  8. Your absolutely amazing ability to give new life to home furnishings, is exceeded by your enormously angelic heart that gives a new life to these beautiful creatures. If only more hearts had such love to share!

    Holiday blessings to you and your family!

  9. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and what an amazing present. I am so happy for Jenny and you, she looks adorable and I am sure will have a new lease on life. She has got many years left, how could she not, she has to enjoy living with a loving family for a long time.
    Big hugs to you and Jenny and Duchess and your other kitties.

  10. What a wonderful birthday purresnt! What a sweet kitty.

  11. Bless you for being a kind animal lover! What Jenny must be thinking! My
    husband and I have 5 rescue cat children in our home. Watching their
    personalities flourish when they are loved and feel safe makes one's heart
    swell with joy. Jenny is so lucky to belong to you.

  12. Andie you have a heart of gold for animals!
    When I read your post and saw this little old cat I had tears in my eyes.
    Now she has at least a lovely home, being loved and looked after until the end of her life.
    God bless you!
    All my best wishes to Jenny and
    Happy Birthday to YOUOUOUUU!

    Warmest greetings,

  13. How did I miss this post? Jenny is beautiful and so glad she has you for her remaining time. She's probably skinny due to age but if I know you Andie with some love and TLC she'll be sporting weight soon!

    Happy Birthday Andie!

  14. I just read your blog for the first time and I have a lump in my throat from Jenny's story. I have a 17 year old Calico who is still going strong except for the occasional need for antibiotics to deal with upper respiratory problems. Blessings on you for giving Jenny another chance. I hope you will let us know how it goes. I will be back to check.


  15. Merry Christmas, Andie!


  16. Any husband that brings home a cute kitty like this... indeed ROCKS!


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