Our silence usually means that something bad has happened. Too many losses and too much sorrow in such a short time have left us overwhelmed with grief and totally defeated, so we are still unable to pull ourselves together. I honestly don’t know how we even deal with this unbearable sadness over and over again as it just gets harder every awful time that death pays a visit.
Four of Raena’s remaining babies are finally doing well, Hailey and Farrel have recovered completely now, but the vet said we shouldn’t take in any new kitties under the age of two years for at least six months, or better yet a year.
There’s no way to tell the sad truth more gently – our handsome, sweet, docile and loving little kitty boy Orin is no longer with us. He’d been seriously unwell for more than two weeks, but we never posted anything regarding his health issues, naively believing we’d better keep quiet about his ups and downs out of the fear that we would inadvertently jinx him. When science had no answers and the future seemed to be grimly uncertain, perhaps a little superstition might’ve turned out to be useful…
Thanks to thoughtfulness, kindness and generosity of our friends, the year 2017 has been special for Cat Shelter Felix and our furry residents in many different ways. We would like to say THANK YOU, once more, for making all the good things possible!
May the year 2018 bring you only joy, happiness, warm hugs, cuddles, kisses, the best times of your life and lots of laughter.
At the end of autumn 2017, CSF Sanctuary gave home to 4 kitties whose owner passed away so the kitties lost not only their owner but their home as well, because the new heir refused to take care of the cats. The waiting period since their arrival was over and their immune system was now ready for all the necessary procedures, so we took 3 out of 4 kitties to the vet for their spay/neuter procedures.
Young Farrel was neutered and only after a few hours later he was ready to join the other CSF residents in the yard. Farrel also tested negative for Fiv/Felv.
While most of the world is probably busy with the “New Year, New Me”, the dreamy tradition that follows the end of every year, Stelios is trying to see if his claws fit Jasna’s leg – in more than one place, and he’s not yet satisfied with his findings. As for us, the humans at CSF, dreaming is unfortunately not an available option, since our residents can’t live on imagined bowls of food, but we still do dare to hope.
This year was rather good to us. We’ve met some magnificent people who care about the CSF kitties as if they were their own, and our old friends that don’t get tired of us, so it’s safe to conclude we’ve been doing a good job.