Sunday, July 13, 2014

Small Gifts Make a Big Difference


It was a  Sunday afternoon in November, just a year and a half ago, when Glogirly drove out to the Animal Humane Society of Buffalo, Minnesota to meet the orange kitten she'd found on Petfinder.com just hours before.


L-R: Jackson (now Waffles) & Herbie
The shelter volunteers introduced to her to "Jackson" and "Herbie." They brought her to a quiet room with the tiny orange boys and handed her a wand toy. 


L-R: Herbie & Jackson (now Waffles)
She sat on the floor, playing with them for the longest time. They jumped and flipped and twirled...everything new and exciting, they each had wonder in their eyes. 

And yes, the thought of bringing them BOTH home was a serious consideration. There was another family visiting though ... a mom, dad, a little boy and girl, that really wanted to adopt one of the kittens.

After an hour or so, "Jackson" decided he'd had enough feather chasing. He hopped onto Glogirly's lap, curled into a little ball and stretched his neck up high, gazing right into her eyes. He purred with the sweetest of smiles. That was it. Glogirly had found Waffles and Waffles had found a family.


That play session at the shelter with the wand toy...it was a bonding experience that Glogirly will never forget. 

Even the smallest of gifts can make a big difference in the lives of shelter pets. Every donation counts. A small $1 toy can bring a homeless cat one step closer to a human connection. And one step closer to a forever home.

Thank you to Oui Oui & Mica Minnie Moo's from Twinkletoe Tails for sponsoring a post-a-thon and comment-a-thon to benefit the shelter cats of PAWS. We hope their Gotcha Day celebration is every bit as special as they are. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of homeless cats. 



18 comments:

Marg said...

That is a great story and oh so true about what a difference just a little bit can do for the shelters. We are so glad that Waffles found such a great home. And so glad that Oui Oui had this commentathon.

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's such a wonderful adoption story, Waffles. We hope your brother found an equally wonderful forever home.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a great story of Waffles and how he came to live with you. He is very cute and we bet he's into lots of mischief!
Luv Lucy xx

Cathy Keisha said...

it’s a day Waffles won’t ever forget too! That’s for purrticipating.

momsbusy said...

waffles sure was a cute little booger! now he is a handsome mancat.

Random Felines said...

so sweet. and true... mom often says that people get picked, not the other way around :)

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Waffles has such a sweet gotcha story!

onespoiledcat said...

Wonderful story of "forever" - those of us who found our forever homes wish that for ALL kitties who need one. We think PAWS is a fabulous organization.....and we also think Waffles found YOU!

Hugs, Sammy

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What a lovely story of how Waffles was Gotcha'd. Keep being that lovable boy that you are!

Oui Oui said...

Aw! Sweet Waffles has such a sweet Gotcha Story! Thank you for posting and making our celebration a big success!

Marty the Manx said...

What a wonderful story of Waffles Gotcha day!
Marty

Patty Woodland said...

I love Waffles' story. Orange cats are just special.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is such a touching story of a really great kitty. We all love Waffles and he really says so much with those eyes of his.
Timmy and Miss Fitz

Bev Green said...

A very sweet story and so very true..paw pats and loves Dinnermintz and Pickles xx

dezizworld said...

Waffles yous be so cute.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

meowmeowmans said...

We love Waffles' gotcha story. It's so sweet!

Thank you for participating in Oui Oui's post-a-thon to help the PAWS cats. We appreciate you!

Hugs!

Moosey and my Family

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Waffles your adoption story is lovely <3

XOXO

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Thanks for participating in Oui Oui's fund raising Gotcha Day Post-a-thon. Awwwww, love your Gotcha Day story. So glad you have a wonderful loving forever home.