Thursday, September 28, 2017

"This Little Light of Mine"...is Shining for Orphan Pets #RemembertheRescue #RememberMeThursday

Hi every furry and human! It's Cody, and I am here to tell you that today is a most impawtant day. It is the day when we honor the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home, and shine a light on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption.


Remember Me Thursday® is a global awareness campaign that was created by the Helen Woodward Animal Center,  that unites individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world.  The combined influence creates  an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets to live in forever homes and to  not die waiting for them.





I am a rescue kitty.

My litter mates and I were blessed to have had an amazing foster mother and I was adopted by my current Mom when I was only 10 weeks old. My Mom adopted me two weeks after her beloved kitty, Bobo, passed, whom she lived with for 18 beautiful years.  Bobo was rescued from the streets when he was about six months old. When Mom adopted me she had a broken heart.

Adopting ME Helped Heal Mom's Broken Heart

Adopting ME helped Mom in many ways. Mom always tells me adopting me was one of the most special days in her life.

I am a Lucky Kitty

 Things could have been different.

I never roamed the streets looking for warmth, water, food or shelter.

I wake up every day to a family who loves me. I have a full belly, sunny perches to sit on, toys to play with, warm beds to snuggle and sleep on. I have regular Veterinary care.

I am loved and I give love.

My Mom and Dad love me with all of their heart. I try to repay that every day by showing them my ample belly so that they may rub it. I sit with my Mom every night when she watches TV. I "talk" to my Dad at every meal. My Mom and Dad gave me a home where I am loved, I bring them laughs, love, cuddles and kitty kisses in return.




Today I want to acknowledge animals who weren't as lucky as me and pray for those who are still waiting to be adopted.

Our recent hurricanes and earthquakes have separated pets from their owners, some because their owners can no longer afford to keep them, some because the owners cannot be found, some because the animals were already homeless. Shelters across the country have warmly opened their doors to accept these thousands of displaced animals which add to the thousands already waiting for their forever homes.  All of these animals DESERVE LOVE, they DESERVE A FOREVER HOME.
It is my deepest hope that  they all find loving homes.



This is where YOU come in

Today, the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues. In 2016, people using #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday reached nearly 340 million people on social media.


Animal lovers across the planet will honor these loving babies
 by lighting candles on the exact same day.

Help get the entire world talking about pet adoption!

 Tweet, tag, post and share the beauty and life-saving significance of pet adoption on social media. Let’s honor the lost pets who ran out of time and bring awareness to the pets we can still help by working together and using our voices.


"Let’s take social media by storm for orphan pets!"
I want every kitty and doggy to be 
as lucky and as loved as I am.

"Every animal deserves love,
Every animal deserves a forever home"

50 comments:

  1. I am always purring for shelter pets to find homes! I hope this Thursday brings lots more awareness to their plight.

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  2. Spay and Neuter!
    Adopt, Don't Shop!
    Remember the shelter animals!

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  3. Wonderful post, Cody! There are so many awesome pets waiting for loving homes. I hope we can help them today.

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    1. Thank you Roby!!! Cody and I hope the same!

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  4. It's hard not to go there and want to take them all home. We can't save them all, but if we just try we can save many.

    Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to the boys. ♥♥♥

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  5. Oh Cody, you are a special kitty and your mom and dad are so lucky to have adopted you. This is a wonderful campaign and we are participating in spreading the word about shelter pets!

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  6. Oh my cat! Cody you are just too darling for words. I love your rescue story and how you helped heal your mom's broken heart. Let's all unite today to be a voice for orphan pets, let's shout it from our cat trees! xx love from the Chirpies

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    1. Hi Chirpy furiends!! Thank you so much!!!! xoxoxoxo Love back to you!

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  7. We shine wif you Cody!! We hope they all find homes and feel the love that we all feel on a daily basis :)

    xoxo,
    Matilda & Matt

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  8. we are so glad Cody was there when you needed him most....and you continue to help spread the word

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  9. My favorite part of these stories is that Bear and Bobo were on the street when we found them and yet they changed everything for us. Bear saved my life in so many ways - so anyone who believes my life matters must also believe HIS life matters. So many people would minimize them because of their beginnings ... but we're part of the lucky few who saw their beautiful souls. I lay awake at night dreading the time Bear won't be here anymore. I haven't told anyone that ... but it's happening more and more as he gets older. He's taught me so much - and still does.

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    1. you are so right and thank God that Bear saved your life! But........it was my Cody who was adopted, that helped ease my broken heart (((hugs)))

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  10. Bless you for rescuing sweet Cody. We strongly support shelter rescues and hope all pets waiting for their fur-ever homes will get them sooner than later. No pet should languish in a shelter. And thank you for shining a light on topic. You're the best❣️

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  11. Very, very well put, Cody. If it wasn't for all the wonderful people who help, cats like you and dogs like Luke wouldn't have had the opportunity to skip being homeless and go to foster homes before finding their forever homes. We need to help them spread the word, and get all of the less fortunate ones out of shelters, off the streets, and into homes. Everyone benefits because not only do pets find happy families, but the families lives are so enriched as well. ♥

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  12. The ranks of pet bloggers shouting this to the world is growing and is amazing.

    Well done.

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    1. yes, it is........we are proud to have been a part of promoting this day since it's inception a few years ago. Thank you.

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  13. We are so happy that the catblogging community is sharing the word on adoption.

    Emma and Buster

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  14. I absolutely understand about a new animal helping heal the broken heart after an older pet has passed away. Same thing happened to me with Ruby and Pip.

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  15. Today is such an important day. The world needs to understand that adoption is the only option.

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  16. Beautiful post and it looks like the campaign was very successful this year. The message is growing :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Layla, yep, I think it was. Proud to have been a part since it's inception.

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  17. Cody and Mom, this is such an important post you did. I love that Cody helped with your sadness over your dear Bobo. I enjoyed reading Cody's story and it makes me happy to hear how happy he is.

    Adoption and rescue are the best options by far. There are too many homeless pets and animals in shelters being put to death. :(

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  18. Beautiful post, I am glad you have a wonderful home. I wish all pets were so lucky. Thank your mom for the words of comfort she left on my blog for the loss of Phoebe. XO

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  19. VIP—very important post. I pray that every cat will someday have a home. Yo Cody, love the blue eyes in that one image and am glad you have a home and are a blogging kitty.

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    1. CK we pray for the same! But...BLUE eyes? Nope, my eyes are green and they are green in the photo! MOL!!!! I am glad you have a home and are blogging too! Love, Cody

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  20. What an important message to get out. We are so surprised at how few pets are adopted from shelters, less than 1/3. We really need to change that!

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  21. Thank you sharing Cody's story and how your heart was healed by adoption. We are sharing the word on all of our social media today!

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  22. You know Cody, I always love your story very very much. Because the day you become a furry son of your mom it was the day your mom can be happy again. You saved her and she saved you. Me & mom think it will be very sad if someone who love cat can't adopt cats because of the loss. Who can ? so we always adore your mom. And thanks for her great post, great cause...Today

    Lots of love

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    1. Puddy THANK YOU!! You and your mama just made me cry. Your comment was just the sweetest ever. You know we adore you AND your incredible Mama. We think your Mama is one of the best cat Moms ever and we know how much your Mama adores you. THAT makes US happy. We love you Puddy and Mom, thank you for being such special and cherished friends xoxoxo

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  23. Beautiful Cody, Mommy and Daddy. I loved every word and I love reading your gratitude and shining a light on the babies who didn't make it, through no fault of their own.

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  24. Hello from AB, Canada ... got here via my friend Linda ... and I like it here ... a lot ... smiles ... meouw ... Love, cat.

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  25. That is so sweet! Hello to you too and welcome!!! Also, THANK YOU! xoxo

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  26. You are a lucky cat Cody. You found the perfect family.
    All those poor cats and dogs who die alone in a shelter or outside. It's behind sad.
    That's one of the reason we think that one day we will have to try to find a real family for Felix our homeless cat.
    Ronrons
    Hisia and Loustiquette

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  27. Dear Mr Cody,
    Your Mommy is a wonderful person! I too am a rescue, as is Jo Jo, Kozmo Nellie too! Your post was most wonderful. Thank you!
    Purrs
    Barb

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  28. Hi again from AB, Canada ... i got your message, friend ... thank you so much ... smiles ... i just recently erased my email subscription thingy cuz i believe, if someone wants to find me, they will find me ... no matter what ... Love, cat.

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    1. Ohhhh if that were only true lol!! Ok, if you say so! I like to follow blogs via email (makes things a lot easier), but it's your call!

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  29. Such a beautiful and heartfelt post, Cody. You truly are a blessed kitty and it's wonderful how you've helped to heal your mom as well. Our heart breaks for those rescues that never knew the love of a forever home and we pray for a day all rescues have a home. Purrs of love from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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  30. This is a beautiful post, Cody and Caren. Thank you so much for your care and advocacy for the beautiful animals waiting in shelters to find their forever loving homes. There are so many. Hugs to you both.

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  31. It is so good that so many people are getting this message out. Wish we could get people educated to spay and neuter their pets, then maybe there wouldn't be so many in the shelters. Have a great day.

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  32. Hello Cody,
    You are a very blessed kitty. We like how you show your love to your Mom and Dad. Purrs, Winston and Emily

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  33. We are all very lucky kitties, Cody. We're so glad you joined the movement for Remember Me Thursday. OUr voices together can be powerful.

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  34. Thanks................but....we have been a part of promoting it since it's inception, we didn't just hop on board :)

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  35. What a beautiful, heartfelt story, Cody...*wipes away tears* We are so happy your mom found you and vice cersa to heal her broken heart. I was there for Granny too when Angel was called back to heaven. I think we both had a mission, don't you agree ;) We hope and purray for all the animals that they find a furrever home soon, so that they just as lucky as we are. Good Luck Pawkisses are on the way to make it happen! <3 <3 <3

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  36. Cody, you look so thoughtful and concerned with that little lighted candle.
    And we now have one of those 'hurricane furs' in our den...another dog-guy...from Texas.

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  37. wait...is that Dalton or do you have another new dog? God bless you! xoxo

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    1. Dalton is from Texas, the hurricane region.

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    2. God Bless You! That is totally pawesome! I apologize if you wrote that in your post and I missed it. You totally rock! xoxo

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