As you may know, all of the Tribe of Five are adopted kitties and we purrticipate in #RememberMeThursday every year to bring awareness about cat adoption.
Because we are feline bloggers whose meows are heard around the world we belong to a number of international cat groups. We get to “meet” some pretty amazing folks on the web who take cat adoption seriously.
One of our favorite internet humans is a man named László who lives in Eastern Europe. We met him and his clowder through a Facebook group called Our Cats <3. Our female human says that the internet can be an unfriendly place. Even the safe haven of cat groups can be a dangerous place as she’s seen a post from someone asking for advice receive judgmental and divisive responses. I would think that a mutual love of cats would bring you humans together but sadly, that is not always the case. Happily the Our Cats group is not like this.
As soon as we joined the Our Cats group we became furiends of László’s tribe of adopted felines. The diamond in his crown of cats is Apollo, who he calls Apollo Bug. This sweet one-eyed tabby is beautiful and delightful and every photo László shares shows how much Apollo Bug is loved, as well as all the other rescue felines in the household.
László and his family are wonderful humans who never turn their backs on a rescue cat in need. About a year ago, they rescued a little black female cat and soon found out she was pregnant. There was no question that those kittens would become a part of the family and the group members have enjoyed watching them grow up loved, protected and happy. The Female Human says that over 168,000 members of this group are connected to this clowder of cats.
In August the group received disturbing news and our Female Human had leaky eyes after she read a post about Apollo Bug. He was taken to the vet for an emergency visit and was diagnosed with dangerous urinary issues. The vet put a cone on him and gave him a catheter. The photos of poor Apollo Bug were heart rendering.
That’s when the humans in the group sprang into action. Posts of encouragement, love and prayers flooded the internet and an international fund-raising effort was created. The multiple vet visits, special food and other costs were overwhelming for László and his family and although they never asked for help, the humans in the group wanted to help this sweet little rescue kitty and the humans who cared for him and the rest of their felines.
We followed Apollo’s recuperation and recovery with our hearts in our throats and when the post appeared that the catheter had been removed and Apollo had peed on his own, there was a collective sigh of relief and the sound of rejoicing (and lots of happy meows from The Tribe of Five).
And after celebrating Apollo Bug’s return to health, we had another celebration when László announced the addition of the newest rescue to his family. Meet little Raisin, shown here with his big brother Apollo.
Humans opine on and on about their view of the world and think their meowing will bring people together but they rarely are successful. They could learn from the story of this rescue cat and his humans who brought 168,000 people around the world together with love, prayers and help.
Never underestimate the power of even one little rescue cat!
Purrs & Head Bonks from A Rescue Cat,
Oliver here. It’s pawty time again and I’m hosting this one. When #TheTribeOfFive was deciding which blog post of ours to feature, I stretched out and contemplated for quite a while. I finally decided that we wanted to highlight our “Let’s Talk About Adoption” post, even though it was for Remember Me Thursday on Sept. 28. Pet adoption is a big deal in our house (all five of us are rescues) and besides, you get to see the awesome kitten pictures of each of us (and a tribute to Miss P. and Buster who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge).
But enough about us, here are my three picks from the last party, enjoy and please join us in the Linky Party Festivities, all species of pets are welcome!
Purrs & Head Bonks,
I always love to read about the goings on in Erin’s regal residence and this story had me enthralled. Seems Erin found herself on the high seas with quite a cast of characters. This is what happens when you take International Talk Like a Pirate Day too seriously!
We love the felines at this wonderful blog. They took the time to send love and condolences to our friends at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life on the loss of their beloved fur kid Zoe. The Tribe of Five sends our love and prayers as well. Say hello to Miss P. and Buster Zoe!
I love to read the updates from the female felines at this blog. Dolly is one pretty kitty and the two sisters here at the Tribe of Five are thinking a “Sister Saturday” would be a good idea on our blog as the brothers seem to take over the blog writing!
Welcome to the Pet Blogger Showcase!
This is the place for you to show off your favorite family friendly pet related posts, find other great posts to read, show some love to other bloggers and maybe be featured on one of the host blogs!
Meet the Hosts Behind the Showcase:
Pet Faves– Living the pet lover lifestyle
Heart Like A Dog– The good, the bad, and the Oh My God of living with dogs
Felines Opines– The world from a feline point of view
Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat– The humorous and touching tales of a formerly homeless, yet always extraordinary, feline and his Momma, who’s just along for the ride.
About the Pet Blogger Showcase
Twice a month, On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, you have the chance to link up one of your blog posts to the linky party link-up. Then visit 3 other blogs that joined the party and leave a meaningful comment. Feel free to share with your followers on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. Then each week the hosts will feature their favorite 3 posts from the previous Linky Party on the new party post.
Pet Blogger Showcase Rules
- Share a pet specific post, past or present, from your blog in the linky below (be sure to link to your post page and not your home page). Family friendly posts only. (We love reading about other topics and niches, but posts that are not pet related will be deleted this includes any posts that don’t mention pets even if they are on a pet blog or if the post could pertain to pets.)
- Spread the Love! Leave a quality comment(more than just a few words) on at least 3 other posts from the linky party. Tell them why you love their post, encourage them, share on social media.
- Check back for the next linky party to see if you are featured on one of the hosts’ blogs.
*Note: By adding your post to the linky party you are giving the hosts permission to use an image from your post if your post will be a featured post on their blog to help encourage people to click through to your post. The image may be used individually or as a collage.
That’s it! No need to RSVP. No need to bring a covered dish. No need to add the linky to your post. No need to include a button. Just come join the party and PAWTY ON!
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Hello Friends Furry, Feathered and Otherwise,
Alberto here (my friends call me Al) and it’s my favorite day of the week where I get to purrrruse the web and share some of my favorite feline things.
Three Chatty Cats’ mission is to promote and support cat rescues and adoptions by highlighting rescue groups, sharing adoption stories, and showcasing individuals who do their part to help cats in need. They remind us that tomorrow., Thursday September 22 is “Remember Me Thursday® which is a global awareness campaign uniting individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world as an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. You can enter a photo of your shelter pet and win food, toys or pet insurance for your local shelter! Our human sent photos in for #TheTribeOfFive. You have until September 30th so start posting!
The Daily Mail- From Viking cats to felines of the ancient mariner: DNA analysis from 30 archaeological sites reveals how cats spread around the world
This one is for the more intellectual felines in my readership. The article states that “The history of cat domestication still remains understudied, especially compared to that of dogs.” and I couldn’t agree more. We felines have been earning our keep for centuries, the article says that cats may have lived among ancient farmers, mariners, and even Vikings. I should disclose however, that #TheTribeOfFive are not great mousers and our humans had to call someone to take care of their mouse problem in their old house.
Here’s another one for my readers with inquiring minds. Now I get the connection with house felines and cheetahs, but zebras too? Veeeeerrryyy interesting, yep, it’s all in the genes.
The photo to the left is my feline cuz Jake, who is helping himself to the catnip crop.
Cosplay for cats? Well, why not? Valiant Comics’ just announced their latest series of cat cosplay variant covers. Variant covers, in the comic book world, are when a comic company ships multiple covers for their first printing and more often than not, the covers only make sense if you link the various covers together. (Who knew a feline had such comic book knowledge?). I purrrrrused the covers and had a hard time selecting my favorite but I think it has to be Harbinger Renegades (shown at left).
You must check this out for yourself, they are purrrrfectly wonderful!