Thursday, February 4, 2016

We Love You, Baby Hope

     I am very, very sorry to share that little Baby Hope passed away in December.

     She was the most inspiring, playful, resilient and happy handicapped kitten I've ever met.  She lived with so much love and hopefulness for a long and healthy life.  No one could ever forget her, because Baby Hope touched all our hearts.  

     We love you and will miss you, Baby Hope.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Update on A Friend with RA in Need: Sharon Yoshizu

     Good news!  My friend Sharon successfully had surgery to fuse her neck/spine yesterday!

Sharon and her husband, Brad

     She is doing very well and expects to recover within the next six months (hopefully sooner!)  I am so happy and relieved for Sharon and her family.  Now they can focus on recovery and we all want Sharon to be free from the pain she's been suffering for the last several years.  Through it all, Sharon has remained positive and grateful for everything.  She is an amazing person!

    If you are interested, please visit Sharon's fundraising page here.  Thank you for helping Sharon live as fully as possible!

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Most Beautiful People

     "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen."

-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

To all who live with rheumatoid arthritis: We are beautiful

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hope Update #1

     Lovely little Hope is doing much better!  I visited her recently, armed with supplies and toys!  Hope was so happy playing with her new mice!

     Click here to watch baby Hope play!  So super adorable!

     Hope's leg is slowly healing, and she loves all of her visitors.  She's approximately two months old and I swear this kitten doesn't know she's not like other kitties.  She hops to you and "hunts" her toys (complete with butt wiggle) and welcomes all visitors with her sweet personality. 

     When she is old enough and her body is stronger, she will have her surgeries and her rescue parents intend to give Hope wheels so she can run and play with everyone!

     Please continue sending your warm thoughts and prayers to Hope!  They are helping her thrive!

     Hope's fundraising page

     808 Animal Rescue's instagram page (regular updates here!)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Help Save Hope!

     This post is in honor of my friend and her husband, who love animals so much they created their own non-profit organization to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected animals in Hawaii and California.

     808 Animal Rescue facebook page and instagram page

     Hope is a rescue kitten.  She was found dragging herself on the ground in a neighbor's yard.  Although she was not in good shape, she was happy to see kind people and eager to accept food and water.  My friends took her to the emergency vet center and learned Hope has a contorted spine, which prevents her lower half from functioning properly.  She requires a lot of medical care and my friends are asking for your help to rehabilitate and eventually find a loving forever home for this beautiful kitten.

     Please visit Hope's fundraising page.  If you are able to help, please know that you are giving an adorable, loving kitten a chance at a full and wonderful life.  If you cannot donate at this time, your loving thoughts and prayers help just as much as money or supplies.  Please keep Hope in mind as she heals!  Thank you so much for loving and helping animals like Hope!