I rescued two cats from what I call death row. The first one was Brendel. She had been on the streets all of her 3 years of life when I got her. She has a breathing problem caused chronic bronchitis. I have been told she will not live a long life. I will treasure the moments I have with her and spoil her every day.
The second cat I rescued, a couple of years after Brendel was my first black cat called the Dude. He was days away from being euthanized. Black cats are the hardest to adopt. He is like a leopard. His coat is very shiny and I brush him several times a week. He talks to the birds and respects Brendel as the queen of the castle. He is a lot bigger than Brendel but she is the boss!
I hope if any of you are looking for a pet to please remember the homeless animals in the shelters. There are so many needing loving homes they sometimes offer free adoption. Some of the best companions are in the shelters. If I could I would give them all a home. Brendel and the Dude have a good home. They enjoy watching the birds from inside and the screen room and playing with their toys. But especially sleeping. That is what cats do about 14-16 hours out of the day.
You can see from this photo taken in the screen room my two cats have bonded. The paw touch says it all. I have learned a lot from my cats. They relax and seem to have no cares at all. Brendel’s health is concerning but I am glad I was able to find her and give her a forever home. I also love dogs and have had many in the past but for now I have only two cats. I enjoy each day I have with both of them. Even with the Dude’s snoring (ha!) it is great entertainment being a part of their lives.
*All photos are original and are my property.
They are so precious, and so are you for rescuing them. Thank you for sharing this!
Wonderful blog and photos
nice they save
Thank you for sharing your story of your heroic deed to adopt two cats from death row.
Thanks to you for reading!
You are welcome since I remember saving a mixed breed German Shepherd and Lab Retriever named Thunder who was adopted in 1988 from a pet shelter who passed away in 1998. Thunder lived ten years longer than If he had not been adopted.
Good for you!
Bless you. I rescued special needs, (slated for death), dogs most of my years. The challenges can be many. The benefits, more than plenty. A warm feeling envelops me knowing these beings found out that Humans,…are not all bad. Ear scratches, whisker rubs and tuna. Grin. >-=^;>
Thank you. I know what you mean. 🙂
Brendel and Dude do have secret agreements, and they agree to be found by you and live in the palace of Love.
More kind words, thank you Albert. They are very happy cats. 🙂
I can see clearly
They are adorable!
Thanks Carmen! 🙂
This can make him a great heart like yours.
You are so kind!
You have a very kind heart, Carol. 🙂
Thank you so much Art. 🙂
So cute cats
I’ve always love black cats and have had many. Currently, we have 9 cats and over half were rescues.
Me too I have just never owned one and they re so cool!
They are beautiful cats, thank you for sharing their story. Also, thank you for rescuing a black cat, I still miss my Salem who was a black cat as well. These are loving cats that just happen to have a stigma placed on them that is false.
Thank you. I am sorry for your loss. And the stigma needs to go away! It is too sad for these beautiful animals.
Yes, it is Salen was so sweet and loving I will never forget him.
Ok this dog won’t chase them (yet) ?
Down boy. 🙂
That’s a great post. If I got animals it would be from rescued animals or a stray cat or dog that turned up with no owner. My budgie Louis, is from Bird Rescue, he got taken by them because his previous owner had 2 budgies in a cage that fought all the time. He was very angry when I took him and was 2 years old, now he’s 10 and a very happy bird. He comes with us for outings and holidays but can’t if we go overseas ( as it’s against the law) so I find someone who loves birds to mind him.
Good for you Pamela for rescuing as well.
Wonderful job Carol 🙂 they are beautiful and nice pics!
Thank you Marcelle!
You’ve got a good heart. You’re incredible
Thank you Sheryl, you are too kind.
You are kind Gina, I just love animals. 🙂
Awwww! What a lovely blog and photos. I am so glad you have rescue cats. I always encourage people to do that too: get rescue animals, if they are looking for pets. I hope Brendel is with you for a good while to come. Sounds like both she and Dude have a very happy home with you. 🙂
Thanks Maggie. I hope she is too, I worry about her but try to just love her. They seem happy.
They are so adorable!
Thanks Icy! My babies.
I love the colors on brendel, truly amazing. Your black panther is adorable as well. I love all cats. I have rescued all but one of mine.
Her colors are what first drew my attention, especially her rust colored belly! 🙂 The Dude is handsome and he knows it. 🙂
I love my cats, Cindy was the only one rescued persay, Heaven’s Mother was born behind our dresser and then she had Heaven and his brothers, they are a mix of Russian Bleu and Maine Coon and found homes but I knew from the start I would keep Heaven. Willow’s Mother was Ferrell too but as soon as Willow was old enough we brought her in because of the Racoons her Mother we tried to bring in but unfortunately she wouldn’t let us, she does allow us to feed her and pet her now though Lol! Willow had kittens which were spoken for before they were an hour old. My cats are all spoiled Lol!
Good for you always good to see other animal lovers.