Friday, July 28, 2006

Maddie (RIP)

This is Maddie. She was my first rescue. When I found her at the age of 4 yrs., she had been dumped off, the owner just got tired of her. I had her for 12 more wonderful years. She became diabetic the last 5 years of her life, but was a trooper. She was one of my dearest friends. She taught me how to love unconditionally. We now have 4 more rescues. Two cats, one deaf and one that had been terribly abused, a doggie that was abandoned, and a three legged hampster! I love my little family. -Lexi C.

45 comments:

Claire said...

Lexi, You are a rescue angel and are truly blessed with all the love your family gives back to you. Thank you for sharing Maddie and her story with us.

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning all! Maddie, what a lucky girl you were! Lexi, it's great that you rescued her and gave her harsh start to life, hope, love and a furrever home! Sounds like she was a great companion and I'm so sorry for your loss! Btw, there is a rule around these parts (ie.Kat's Cat)! Mention kitties, by name or otherwise, and you are required to send in photos to be posted for everyone's viewing pleasure! Lol! You mentioned you had two more rescue kitties, right? Cough up the pictures! :)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Lexi: You are wonderful for rescuing all these animals in need. Maddie was truly beautiful and she is waiting for you at Rainbow Ridge. I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing her story & yours.

Emma's Kat said...

Btw, Danielle wanted me to let everyone know that she will not be posting till later. She had a "close call" with the boss this morning and doesn't want to get in trouble!!

I'm gonna go see who won for the Random Blog catagory! Forgot to look!

debbie =^..^- said...

lexi--lovely cat. looks a bit like my 19 year old kirbee. i just want to say great job taking care of our 4 legged friends the way you do. we need more like you. i can't do something like that because of my living situation but i do have 2 wonderful cranky kitties. and i donate to the local no kill cat shelter. i can't imagine life without my furry friends. thanks for caring!

Riquel said...

Maddie was absolutely beautiful! I am glad she was able to live out her life with a family that loved her and what take care of her.

Loa said...

beautiful baby

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Maddie was so beautiful. Look at all the wonderful years you had together. And she started you (at a very young age) on a life of rescue. And don't they give back far more than they cost!!!

Thanks for sharing Maddie's story and yours. Really inspirational.

Indigo said...

They is givn away fre cats on this blog

http://riquelscats.blogspot.com/

caspersmom said...

Maddie you were such a pretty cat. Love your coloring.

I think when you rescue an animal you bond together more. At least in my opinion. My last three dogs, two were pound puppies and the third was a stray. All the cats more or less came to me in one way or another. Thank you Lexi for being so kind and loving all the babies that didn't have it so good.

Emma's Kat said...

Indigo! Shame on you! You know you love your sister! Your site is now ofishally linked here, btw!

katnippia said...

Lexi C. - Maddie was a very beautiful kitty baby. I'm sorry for your loss.
Like Deb said I am sure she is waiting for you at the rainbow bridge.

Good Morning Fuzz Family !!!!!
I hope everyone is doing fine.

caspersmom said...

Check out Cat of the day. Looks a lot like Missy and Casper without the blue eyes. The blue eyes is what makes Missy and Casper special. And they belong to the fuzz pack.

indigo said...

I nvr said I didn't luv her, I jus don't lik her

momsbusy said...

shame on you indigo! you know you would be lost w/out her.

lexi, maddie is gorgeous. such pretty colors and markings. luv the fuzziness. sounds like you have a wonderful fuzzy family. thanks for sharing them w/ us. now cough up the other two kitties pics like kat said. lol

ps. new postings on my two blogs.

katnippia said...

Well we have Indigo tring to give his sister away, and well I think Taps got into some nip today. He is being silly on there bloggy, hehe
I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Kim said...

What a beautiful, fluffy kittie! Her green eyes were so stunning! Lexi, you're one of the special people who make our world a better place to live!

Hello Fuzz Family!

Indigo, naughty kitty! LOL!

danielle said...

Good afternoon fuzzies!!!!

This kitty was beautiful. Good for you to take her in. I bet she shouwed you her appreciation everyday.

jess said...

bless you for taking in Maddie, and the others. i can tell you just love your family unconditionally. rescuing is so rewarding.

Maddie is gorgeous! i love her eyes and nose and her coloring is beautiful. she'll be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for you someday.

Kathleen said...

Hi Lexi-Maddie was gorgeous and as been said before you are very special to have been a part of the "rescue family". My two, Rosie and Cairo, are rescues and very dear to my heart. I am truly sorry for your loss but her love will go on in your heart.
Cairo update-doing quite well, very snuggly, been let out of the bedroom prison (Rosie hiding in the corner) and trying to eat dry food but not quite up to it. Will spend tonight with her "dad" so that Rosie and I can have some quality girl time.

Karen S. said...

Maddie was beautiful!! She looks like she was very fluffy and snuggly.

DEBRA said...

Lexie

Maddie was a real beauty. It's hard to say goodby even for a short time to our love ones, but rest assured she is playin and waiting for you at the Bridge.

Leigh said...

What a pretty cat. So lucky to have such a good family.

LOA said...

indigo is a good baby it is just the she gat a bad MAMMY AND DADY

Karen C. said...

Maddie looks like she was the purrfect best friend - beautiful, furry, cuddly and loving. How could anyone have gotten tired of her? What a sweety!

Karen C. said...

Riquel - If you're at work reading this...you left your computer on at home and your kitty is going crazy on the internet. You'd better get home fast before Indigo makes a deal with someone to take Charlotte!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Hi Fuzz Pack, Charley & I are leaving with little KC in her carrier. We're going to take lots of pictures. See you in a few hours.

Emma's Kat said...

Just wanted to thank Kitty!! She taught me how to link in the comment box. So, here goes!

Emma is having Formal Friday at her site: A Blog For Emma

How's the heat treating everyone!? It's 103 here in VA!! That doesn't include the heat index, I don't think! Ick!

Karen C. said...

It's only 83 at my desk (West Los Angeles) - don't know about home, probably only a little hotter.

Ella's Mom said...

Hi everyone, Maddie looks like she was a real sweetie. I can't believe someone would just drop her off, but thankfully they did it at the right place. My two kitties can drive me crazy and keep me up at night, but I can never see giving them up cause I'm tired of them. I couldn't live with myself. I really appreciate all of you rescuers who do so much for helpless animals. You're the kind of people I want to be like :-)

BTW the heat index is near 90 here and supposed to be near 100 this weekend....yuck!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Well, just got back from the vet. As most of you have guessed, little KC has gained weight. She is 1 pound, 3 ounces, so she has gained 1/4 lb! Yes. She had a really good time, Godmother Deb met us at the Houston Cat Hospital. After that, we went to Petco. KC personally approved some big feathers and a small feather ball. Charley bought a laser flash ball. And I picked out a new food dish and a package of "cat crazies". Missy and Bear will share the toys.

And then Godmother Deb went beserk. There are seven of the most beautiful kittens at the Houston Cat Hospital, waiting in cages in the receiption area. Deb decided to buy toys for them all. She doesn't do anything half way. We carted back three huge scratching posts -- one of each cage -- plus mice in all forms: furred, feathered, felt, you name it; jingle balls, crazies. Those kitties thought it was Christmas and Deb was Santa Claus. You never saw such happy little kittens. We are going to set up a blog just for them, to give them a hand in finding the forever homes they deserve.

momsbusy said...

woo hoo!! kc is just growing like a weed! all that love, attention, and special snuggles are doing her good.give her and mbe lots of kisses and snuggles from me. i am so happy for you, charley, mbe and kc.

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

I would like to nominate Deb as Official Fairy Godmother of the Fuzz Pack, and, actually, of All Fuzzes Everywhere!!

I would not insult Deb by suggesting that this be an Honorary Position; however What she does and When she does it should be at her discretion only.

To quote Our Dear Rosie, "DISCUSS!"(but I'm gonna start her wings tonight-septre and tiara to come!)

Lexi- I feel certain that your beautiful Maddie is waiting at the Bridge for you. I so admire you for your rescue work. Obviously Maddie trained you well.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Anyone (Kat) know when they announce the winners for the Blogs of Summer???? Thought it was today!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

The Houston Cat Hospital, where KC had her second vet appointment, has three cages of the most beautiful little kittens for adoption in the waiting room. Deb immediately noticed the kittens had no toys.

We took KC to Petco for some new toys.
And Godmother Deb went beserk. She doesn't do anything half way. We carted back three huge scratching posts -- one of each cage -- plus mice: furred, feathered, felt; jingle balls, kitty crazies. Those kitties thought it was Christmas and Deb was Santa Claus. You never saw such happy little kittens.

Charley and Deb took lots of photos, we are going to set up a blog just for them, to give them a hand in finding the forever homes they deserve.

Emma's Kat said...

ML - So happy KC had a great report from Dr. Smith! Isn't it a shame that no matter where you go there are kittens and cats w/out homes! One simple solution would prevent this: Spay & Neuter! How hard is that?! As far as announcing the Blog of Summer...??? It was supposed to be today, but I'm assuming he's been busy and is trying to get everything together. Going to check on it now.

Meow's Mom - I think that would be great. I 2nd her for honorary Fairy Godmother!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Meowmepurr's Mumma: Thank you so much for the compliments! In fact thanks to everyone! I didn't do anything that any of you would not have done. The kitties needed toys to play with, so I got them some. (although I do like the idea of wings, sceptre, and especially a tiara!!! -- can the tiara have cat ears?) LOL

Purrs!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

The Tiara MUST have cat ears.

RennyBA said...

Looks like you won your category for Blogs of Summer - congrats from Norway!
Some categories are still open for voting so come on over and cast yours:-)

Emma's Kat said...

Thanks Rennyba!!

BariD said...

It is nice to "meet" Maddie - rescues are just the best friends. They seem to understand love easily and know that they are special in their own way...much paw applause for all you have done for these babies!!!

Purrs from Cat Happy

Linda T. said...

Hi fuzz pack!! I feel like I'm already part of the family since I've been lurking so long!!

Most of my twelve kitties were rescuees - they are the most loving! What I find helpful when we lose a family member is to look in my heart where my love for that person lives and lo and behold!! The Love is still there and always will be...Hope you find this helpful when you think of Maddie.

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