Friday, April 29, 2011

Blessings for Sick or Injured Pets

Joyce is out at Best Friends Animal Society right now for her annual vacation.

Last year, while attempting to stay in Dogtown, Joyce was suckered into visiting the clinic where she met and fell in love with Rory, a blind, bob-tailed kitty who had neurological issues. Joyce was so in love with Rory, she brought him home to Jersey with her. However, it wasn't too long after stealing Joyce's heart and arriving in Jersey that Rory's neurological issues became much worse. He was hospitalized and after extensive testing and brainstorming, Rory passed into peace.

In memory of Rory, I wanted to post the below here which I received in an email recently. Blessings, prayers, good luck, positive vibes, etc - we'll take it all for the animals!

"Blessings for Sick or Injured Pets"

Heavenly Father,
We ask for your mercy that
this beloved small creature,
which is your own, be not in pain.
We ask that health be
restored and sustain
if it is your will
so that they be allowed to stay with us
a little longer here in this world,
where they are needed.
We ask that if there is medical care needed,
that the way be provided.
We ask that this one does not suffer needlessly.
We ask for your compassion
and grace that this one be healed
through your love,
through your mercy
and through the help
of those here on earth,
through whom your love comes forth.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, we ask
these things not for ourselves, but for this small life that is so
precious and carries the light of your love.


Thank you Joyce, the endlessly helpful medical staff that was there for Rory and all those that loved him while he was with us.

Rory is a symbol for so many animals... may they be healed and healthy in this life, or the next. Tweet This

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fundraising & News

Were you out at Winslow Animal Hospital getting your photo taken with the Easter Bunny? Joa's Arc was! Nennee and Gabe were out socializing and thanking the wonderful animal hospital (and pet photographer) for doing a fundraiser for our rescue ... and it was a success! Winslow Animal Hospital raised $600 for us!

Just in time too because Joa's Arc has been a bit tight on money recently with all of Gabe's doctor visits (note the hot pink cast in the photo, which wasn't extra thank goodness, just ridiculously cute). We've had some unexpected medical costs from sick kittens (yes, we've got kittens!) too and we've suffered the loss of losing a few pets too, like our loveable Minnen :( However, Phil was also adopted and we've gotten some great updates from his new family who looks like they love him terribly.

Come out this weekend for the wonderful Washington Township Earth Day at Washington Lake Park. We'll be there with some information, a few items for sale, a donation jar and treats for any animal friends that pass us by.

Have a wonderful week, friends!

PS- Lots of belated posts coming soon. We've been busy spending time with our special little animals :) Tweet This

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hi From Phillip

Hi Mom,

It’s me, your little boy Phillip. I just wanted to check to make you’re doing OK without me there to help you with everything. And my brother, Will, is he happy?

I’m doing great here in Bethlehem. The food’s good, and there’s plenty of it, and after a few days of my grrrrrr-ing and hissing at all the other cats, I realized that they’re real nice. I fit in perfectly and even got yelled at last night for knocking over a stupid vase full of ugly twigs with ridiculous lights! Who needs that crap standing around anyway? I have a new best friend, a big girl named Patricia, but her friends call her Patty. We both sleep in bed with my new mommy.

Thank you for saving my life. I miss you and will keep in touch.

Your orange boy,

Thank you for the wonderful update, Phil!

In case you haven't heard, handsome Phil has been adopted ... and to a wonderful family! Please keep in mind that you can check us out on Facebook and Twitter for updates as well.

We are wishing Phillip and his new family all the happiness possible. Tweet This