Thursday, October 17, 2013

You cannot do a kindness too soon...



I'm so touched by this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson...

"You cannot do a kindness too soon for you never know how soon it will be too late."

Therefore it was chosen to adorn the back of this years - shall we call them - towards the end of the year cards. A tradition which I'm delighted to announce we've now stuck to for three years. 

I know we have only finished a round of collecting funds for the three ginger girls (which you might have read about in the last post) and we were delighted at all the goodwill in sharing and of course the warming donations we received. Right now we are trying to get these little beauties a lasting home together in the UK... you will be updated on their progress. Right now they are thriving in Rebecca's loving care. 

But the work we do is unending and our next project is neutering. So here we are again this year with a small batch of cards with a selection of images - telling a combined story of what we do. A perfect greeting card (and of beautiful quality) for anyone who loves and appreciates work done to improve the lives of cats. 

  • As always just send me an email with the letter of the card you want and how many you want. Send to saints@mail.dk
  • The price for each card is $5/€3,50/30,- Danish kroner (includes postage). Each card is sealed in a cellophane sleeve. 
  • Please pay by going to the Paypal donation button on the right hand side of this post. In case you get the Paypal site in Danish, the first line simply asks the purpose of your  payment - please enter "support for cats." 
  • If you don't have a Paypal account you can simply pay with your credit card via this button. 
  • If the link via the button for some reason should't work you can make your payment directly to our Paypal account saints@mail.dk
  • You can also pay directly into my Greek or Danish bank account - simply drop me a line for this option.
  • Contact me: saints@mail.dk
  • PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR REAL NAME & POSTAL ADDRESS ALONGSIDE YOUR ORDER!!
  • Availabilty: I will keep this updated as the cards sell. 

A: SOLD OUT
B: SOLD OUT
C: SOLD OUT
D: SOLD OUT
E: SOLD OUT
F: SOLD OUT
G: SOLD OUT
H: SOLD OUT

A

These first four images are of some of the feral kittens which we've helped through their first difficult weeks of life (we treated them for eye bad infections, fleas & worms). 


B

C


D


E

Our well known mascot Benji. A poorly dumpster cat in his early life - now the most stunning and kind cat you could ever meet.


F
Olive is one of our more less known but good-looking (oh yes he is!!) and majorly charming characters who's been with us ever since the beginning. He was dropped off by a desperate kitty mom and he sat just 6 weeks old crying pitifully (with a respiratory infection) every evening until my heart couldn't stand it anymore and I grabbed him to safety. He was a feral kitten but he knew he had to get himself saved! Later kitty mom realised this was a good place so she came for good as well. 


G

Our little warrior Snowy. You might remember Snowy. He had an extremely difficult beginning to life. He had the absolute worst respiratory problem stemming from a bad flu he suffered when he was rescued. We actually had him in confinement for 5 months before his lungs had healed and grown enough for him to be able to even play without going into an asthmatic attack at the slightest movement. This picture will say more to us than to many but it has great significance because it is taken at a time where Snowy once again where able to move and play outside and it speaks volumes about what some of our rescued cats have overcome. Understandably it's taken Snowy a while to get socialised but today he adores people and all his friends - and loves to entertain in a way that makes you smile!

H

And finally my lost but forever beloved Elvis, who was an at distance family member. 
Elvis will always represent all the cats that we care for at distance, which we love just as much, but simply haven't been able to rescue due to our physical limits. I think Rebecca will join me when I say that our hearts are really broken into hundreds of little pieces spread around this Greek island. Many cats go unnoticed to humans but they've left a deep imprint on our hearts and souls. Elvis was part of a small colony of "dumpster" cats which we've fed for the last three years and continue to do so every morning and evening. 

As always, thanks for helping us making life just a little better for Greek cats. We take great pride in the work we do and your warmth, support and encouragement means the world to us!


14 comments:

Nerissa said...

Each and every one of those cards is a work of art.

Purrs,
Nissy

Crafting Queen said...

They are all wonderful, great photos. Hugs to all the kitties.

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Just lovely... all of them. But the most adorable is sweet dreamy B :o). Hope they all found good and warm homes.
Take care
Alex

Sandra said...

Joan, these sweethearts are ever so BEAUTIFUL! I'd like to order one of these: A, B, E, D, H.

Let me know if they are still available so I know how much to donate.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Joan,
What a lovely effort again for healing and loving these adorable cats. Your photography is so exceptional, you let them speak for themselves so well.
A big hug,
Mariette

colehauscats said...

Beautiful photos, every one of them! Sending purrs...

Sandra said...

I hope you don't mind if I use that quote: so essential to what we do every day!

Jenn said...

Those are gorgeous photos! You do excellent work at helping cats.

Annuk said...

Sweetest Joan,
What a loving tribute to your precious little rescues! And I was so touched by your words about dear Elvis and the other "at distance family members". "Many cats go unnoticed to humans but they've left a deep imprint on our hearts and souls"... I feel exactly the same way about many important furry friends in my life!
Many hugs to you, my dear friend!
Will share this, of course :)
Anna & Zoe

Anna E said...

They are seriously too cute! Would like to order "C" (would love to have all of them of course...), overfører penge senere i dag når jeg er hjemme, hvis det er ok.

Johanna said...

Hi Joan,
wish you all the best for your projects. Your cards show so sweet cats, all your friends.
Best greetings, Johanna

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful quotes and pictures...

Barbara Shallue said...

They are so precious. I wish I could order some but I need to make some money first in my new real estate career! I'll share this, though!

Knatolee said...

What beautiful photos of beautiful cats!