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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:30 AM

BUBBLE & SQUEAK (kitties) would like to THANK YOU!! (w/one final request)

(I was previously given permission by Skinner to post periodically about http://www.wishadoo.org, especially when it involves DUers, with this required disclaimer: "The administrators of Democratic Underground have given permission for one discussion thread on this topic. The administrators of Democratic Underground make no claims regarding the legitimacy or illegitimacy of this fundraising effort. Permission was granted by Skinner on 8/6/2010, and the moderators have been notified."



Some of you may recall this post from months ago regarding a fellow DUer's call for help in finding a new home for two kitties, Bubble and Squeak. Glinda is the DUer whose friend has a terminal illness, which necessitated the kitties finding a new home.




The good news is that Bubble & Squeak have a new home!

Still, we're asking for your help one last time.

They made it to their new home last night. WeMovePets, a pet transport company, kindly agreed to move them to Maine to be with their new forever family. They provided this service at a reserved "emergency rate" of $500; normally the fee is well over a thousand.

ANOTHER DUer (jsmirman) helped facilitate the move and ended up putting the amount on his charge card because they required payment in advance, with no time for a fundraiser. The kitties had been living in a crate at the vet for several weeks until their big move yesterday. He put himself on the line financially to help Bubble and Squeak.


We're asking if you can please help raise $500 to reimburse this kind soul. Even $5 given by many people can add up and help tremendously!

TO DONATE TO THE "BUBBLE & SQUEAK FUND" please PM jsmirman and he'll provide details.



THANK YOU in advance for helping with this final stage of the journey for Bubble and Squeak and for keeping this thread kicked!



BIG THANKS to jsmirman, who has been a guardian angel throughout this critical time.




To read the background story and share via your social networks for non-DUers, please see the Wishlist post:

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/118/update-friend-who-is-terminal-needs-to-find-loving-home-for-her-two-cats/



EDIT TO ADD: Please check out the other Wishlist posts; there are other DUers there as well....



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Reply BUBBLE & SQUEAK (kitties) would like to THANK YOU!! (w/one final request) (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 OP
rox63 Aug 2012 #1
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #4
myrna minx Aug 2012 #2
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #7
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mmonk Aug 2012 #3
Arugula Latte Aug 2012 #5
BanzaiBonnie Aug 2012 #6
glinda Aug 2012 #8
myrna minx Aug 2012 #9
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #10
Blue Owl Aug 2012 #14
Sienna86 Aug 2012 #11
GardeningGal Aug 2012 #12
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #13
Are_grits_groceries Aug 2012 #15
Kookaburra Aug 2012 #16
glinda Aug 2012 #17
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #19
ceile Aug 2012 #18
Sienna86 Aug 2012 #20
FirstLight Aug 2012 #21
glinda Aug 2012 #24
glinda Aug 2012 #22
Care Acutely Aug 2012 #23
TuxedoKat Aug 2012 #25
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #26
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #27
Le Taz Hot Aug 2012 #28
mnhtnbb Aug 2012 #29
mnhtnbb Aug 2012 #30
Howler Aug 2012 #31
Digit Aug 2012 #32
Logical Aug 2012 #33
dionysus Aug 2012 #34
Logical Aug 2012 #36
Ikonoklast Aug 2012 #38
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #37
Le Taz Hot Aug 2012 #43
Logical Aug 2012 #54
lildreamer316 Aug 2012 #35
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #39
TuxedoKat Aug 2012 #40
glinda Aug 2012 #41
DiverDave Aug 2012 #42
glinda Aug 2012 #44
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #45
PotatoChip Aug 2012 #46
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #47
PotatoChip Aug 2012 #57
glinda Aug 2012 #59
mnhtnbb Aug 2012 #60
myrna minx Aug 2012 #61
sabrina 1 Aug 2012 #48
PotatoChip Aug 2012 #55
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sabrina 1 Aug 2012 #49
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #50
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OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #52
sabrina 1 Aug 2012 #53
glinda Aug 2012 #58
Howler Aug 2012 #62
glinda Aug 2012 #63
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mnhtnbb Aug 2012 #65
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #66
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glinda Aug 2012 #71
Howler Aug 2012 #67
glinda Aug 2012 #69
sabrina 1 Aug 2012 #76
Howler Aug 2012 #70
mnhtnbb Aug 2012 #72
OneGrassRoot Aug 2012 #73
Howler Aug 2012 #74
Howler Aug 2012 #75
oldtime dfl_er Aug 2012 #77
Sienna86 Aug 2012 #78
jsmirman Aug 2012 #79
glinda Aug 2012 #81
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jsmirman Aug 2012 #80
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jsmirman Aug 2012 #85
glinda Aug 2012 #87
Howler Aug 2012 #83
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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:34 AM

1. You might want to post this in the Pets forum

Where it won't sink so fast. And the folks there are already inclined to help pets (and their people) in need.

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Response to rox63 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:39 AM

4. Done! Thanks. :)



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:35 AM

2. Awww - you're all so wonderful.

I have a little something in my eye here.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:11 PM

7. ...




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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:36 AM

3. .

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:40 AM

5. That's great! I was wondering if they'd found a home.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:49 AM

6. I'm so happy to hear the kitties have a new home

Now, let's help get that $500 bill put to rest.

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Response to BanzaiBonnie (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:29 PM

8. Kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:58 PM

9. A kick for the kitties and their generous benefactors.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:32 PM

10. kick for another Bubble and Squeak picture :)



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 03:44 PM

14. What a pair of cuties!

K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:45 PM

11. Will do

Thanks to you guys for being great DUers.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 03:02 PM

12. I'm happy they found a new home.

I am embarrassed to admit that I don't know how to pm another DU'er if I don't have one of their posts in front of me.

Can someone tell me?

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Response to GardeningGal (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 03:04 PM

13. You can search...

by using the Google search bar ("site search" option). Type in the DUer's name to find one of their posts, and then you can click the PM icon.

That's the only way I know to do it! Not a silly question.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 04:54 PM

15. Good news like this

is the only reason I get out of bed some days!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 05:20 PM

16. kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 05:23 PM

17. We are at $195.

If any one feels they have a few bucks to kick in to help get to our goal, we welcome it. Thanks everyone!

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Response to glinda (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 05:49 PM

19. Yay!!!

DUers can do this by tomorrow.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 05:32 PM

18. K&R!

Thank you, jsmirman!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 06:27 PM

20. Good work

Paypal makes it easy.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 07:25 PM

21. K&R

i was so worried and heart broken when i saw the need i hoped somehow things could work out...so grateful to hear the furbabies are okay


and to You OGR and jsmirman for being the messengers of hope and joy!

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:20 PM

24. It has been a long long journey. Almost complete now with raising the funds.

Sharon and her nurse, the local Vet and others posted all over town to no avail to adopt them. They asked Shelters and others to help to no avail. The situation should not had been this dire but was given that she told me she could not take care of them very well anymore. She was on Morphine at last contact.
I am grateful to all at DU that have helped with this.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:02 PM

22. We are at $220.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:04 PM

23. How adorable! K & R.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:48 PM

25. You should post this in the Lounge too

lots of cat lovers there. I'm so happy the kitties found a home together. Thanks for arranging this happy ending.

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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 09:35 PM

26. I did earlier. Will bump it up now.

Thanks for the reminder!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 05:46 AM

27. Early morning kick. n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 05:54 AM

28. Kickin' for the kitteh's

on behalf of Ghostie, Xena Warrior Princess, Erica the Viking, Henry Boy, Dutchess and Loki, a.k.a., "Her Darkness" (she's a bit temperamental, don't 'cha know).

No dinero but sending positive vibes that this will happen. You guys are good eggs, OGR, jsmirman and all who can help.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 06:23 AM

29. That's wonderful! PM'd to help.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 08:27 AM

30. Kicking for Bubble & Squeak...and their guardian angel.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 10:45 AM

31. Kick!!!

K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 12:11 PM

32. K&R

For a worthy cause!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 12:16 PM

33. Why is this a GD topic????

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Response to Logical (Reply #33)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 12:23 PM

34. they try to get it locked if you're offended

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Response to dionysus (Reply #34)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 12:35 PM

36. Just silly. We could have a 1000 posts a day with this shit.

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Response to Logical (Reply #36)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 12:59 PM

38. Maybe you should file a complaint with the site owners.

I am sure that they will give your grievance all the due attention it truly deserves.

None at all.

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Response to Logical (Reply #33)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 12:48 PM

37. For those of us who have been members here for many years...

we consider DU a true community, not just a website or discussion forum.

So long as we're granted permission, we can post when one of our members can use our help.

General Discussion is just that: general discussion which is of potential interest to community members.



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Response to Logical (Reply #33)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 05:34 AM

43. Because this forum is GENERAL DISCUSSION

and because OGR got permission from the OWNERS OF THIS SITE to post.

See, there is this thing after the title of each thread. It's a little "X" that you can click on to "Hide Thread." It's really much more utilitarian than actually coming into the thread you don't like to bitch about the thread you don't like.

Now, go rain on somebody else's parade.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #43)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 03:12 PM

54. LOL. sensitive I guess! Lots of posts get moved from GD so there goes that logic.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 12:27 PM

35. Kick!!

for kitties...

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:03 PM

39. kick for afternoon crowd n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 09:53 PM

40. How is the fundraising going?

I hope most of it was raised. I could kick in some more bucks if need be.

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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #40)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 01:27 AM

41. $350. Getting close! Just got an update from our fellow Duers involved in this

and there will be wonderful updates to all of this!

I am so happy. Relieved.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 05:27 AM

42. I dont have anything extra at this time

(well for quite a long time) anyway I wish I could help.
But I can pull this from the bottom of page 1 anyway.
Good on you guys, it sure is nice what you are doing.

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Response to DiverDave (Reply #42)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 09:52 AM

44. Thanks!

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Response to DiverDave (Reply #42)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 12:00 PM

45. Kicking helps a LOT.

Thank you!

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #46)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:31 PM

47. Ooooh, how wonderful!!!

They already look at home, exploring. Great sign!

Enabling them to stay together makes all the difference in the world.

Thanks for posting these pics!!!

So very nice to "meet" you.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #47)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 03:33 PM

57. Nice to meet you too!

Yes, they are doing very well now. They were a little frightened at first (as you can imagine) but have since come out of their shyness. I noticed it today especially. Now that it's become clear to them that we have a regular routine, they have really blossomed.

They are both very sweet and I'm glad to have them as a 'pair'. It's a long boring story, but various circumstances in my life had led up to these two being a perfect match for me and the SO.

When Glinda reposted the request for a home for them, (I hadn't seen the first) It was amazing timing! Despite the logistics, it 'felt' right for us, and the added bonus was helping this terminally ill woman know that her kitties would be able to stay together and be well cared for.

Thank you so much for helping Glinda and jsmirman with this.

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #46)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 04:10 PM

59. Oooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kitty heaven!

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #46)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 05:27 PM

60. So happy to see them in their new home! Windows! Yeah!

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #46)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 05:32 PM

61. I think I have a cat hair in my eye. *sniff*

to all of you big hearted folks and to the kitties. I'm so happy they are still together. I'll donate as soon as I can - it's in the works.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:41 PM

48. That is such good news. I will donate a little later when I finish work.

You are doing great work. I also appreciate the name of the animal transport company in your OP. We have to transport a puppy and kitty across the country, the kitty belongs to a friend also diagnosed with cancer and we are babysitting her for now.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #48)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 03:14 PM

55. I would highly recommend them.

They were kind enough to come up as far as St Johnsbury, Vt where I met them. It was a 300 mile round trip for me, but a beautiful ride and well worth it.

As far as I can tell, it is just the husband and wife team, but they somehow manage to operate nationally. The wife told me that their home base is in Texas but now that their children are grown, they have been able to expand to cover all of the lower 48 states.

They are very down-to-earth people who clearly love animals, as well as what they do. They are USDA licensed too, which is important to know since apparently many of these types of pet moving operations are not.

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #55)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 03:23 PM

56. Thank you so much for that information. I will definitely be calling them.

We were looking for an animal transport company, it will probably be a few months before we need them. They sound wonderful, and I feel a lot better about having to do this now. Again, thank you, this is what we were looking for.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:44 PM

49. Just re-read the OP. There is no link to donate to, but we can contact jsmirman for info on

how to do so. What a nice thing he did for the kitties.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #49)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:47 PM

50. Right. For DUer's, it's easiest to PM him here...

for others, they can contact him via the email provided in the Wishlist Post or via the post itself when logged into Wishadoo.

So nice that you're babysitting your friend's babies. What a difficult time for you all.

Thank you for intending to help reimburse jsmirman.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #50)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:52 PM

51. Thanks, I just pm'd him and will wait to hear back.

Yes the kitty we are babysitting for looks a little like one of the kitties in the photos here. She is nine years old, but has adapted pretty well to our home despite being a very shy cat. We are hoping her mom will beat the cancer, Melanoma stage 3, so she can rejoin her. If not, we will probably adopt her.

Btw, were you happy with the transport company? I will probably call them anyhow, as we will be moving in a few months and will have to transport our puppy and our friend's cat.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #51)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 02:54 PM

52. I suggest you PM Glinda or jsmirman...

They had the interactions with the company, so they can give you feedback.

Thinking healing thoughts for your friend....

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #52)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 03:07 PM

53. Okay, I will do that. I'm a bit nervous about this, but I know people do it all the time so

I just need a little reassurance from someone who has actually done it. The kitties look like they survived very well though in the photos, so I guess I'm just being an over anxious 'mom'.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #53)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 04:09 PM

58. I researched many options in regards to travel and cost and reputation.

There are truckers that transport but many times those routes do not connect easily and there are layovers who knows where. I emailed a couple of other "ground movers" and when I called WeMovePets (good reviews), I was expecting a regular quote. The owner and I talked about the situation, which was very dire....if my friend were to pass, the kits may have been shoved out the door into the forest or any various similar scenarios....they had spent their whole life with this one reclusive human owner....and the owner had already outlived the time expectancy the Dr. gave her. The owner of the Company offered me an emergency rate because she said due to the circumstances, it was truly an emergency and a tough situation. My friend and others had looked since last November or Oct. to try to place them. Anywhere! To "no" responses and to rejections from even Shelters. I even was trying to make arrangements to get them somehow but my mother died and I had to take her cat...giving me "5" total!

I do not believe she gives this rate easily to everyone. But I was very grateful she offered this to us to make their journey happen. To make it all happen with Jon's help also. And of course our new kits' parents. And OGR also. The Veterinarian and Assistants. And to DU peeps who are compassionate and rise to the occasion when a fellow Dem is in huge trouble.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 05:50 PM

62. Kick

K&R

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Response to Howler (Reply #62)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 11:51 PM

63. kick again

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 12:06 AM

64. Nice work. DUer jsmirman

Welcome to the club.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 09:24 AM

65. Morning kick...and a photo of Mouse and Simba

made a donation in memory of our Mouse...who crossed the rainbow bridge almost 3 years ago...
his brother, Simba, was clearly affected by his disappearance since he looked for him in all of Mouse's hiding places. They were both 14 at the time...Simba is now 17.

So happy that Bubble and Squeak found a new home, together, and glad to be able to help with their 'transportation' cost.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #65)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:47 AM

66. Ooooh, precious babies....

I can imagine Simba had a really difficult time with Mouse's passing.

I feel for all of you.

Five years ago (seems like yesterday!) my beloved 11-year-old Jack was fine one moment, then gone within hours...17-year-old Rosie followed him three months later. I do believe a broken heart was part of her decline.

Bless all of our babies, human and furry ones alike.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #66)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 02:50 PM

68. Oh, so sorry for your loss of Jack and Rosie.

About a year after Mouse passed, we were talking about him one day. All of a sudden Simba sat up and started looking
at us very intently. We really believe he understood we were talking about Mouse...and wanted us to know it.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #68)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 11:21 PM

71. ah man....that is very sad. I am sorry for your losses.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 12:09 PM

67. Done!

Done! Done! and heres a kick too!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:36 PM

69. We have just crossed $400!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to glinda (Reply #69)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 05:58 PM

76. Great news, mine is the mail, so add another $25.00

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:21 PM

70. OOOOO! Come On People!!!!

We can do this!!! D.U. Knows how to give good love to animals Great and small! Thats why I love all you folks so much!!!

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Response to Howler (Reply #70)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:16 AM

72. Kick for Sunday a.m. Take a look at SalmonChantedEvening Sunday LOL cats

and then help with Bubble & Squeak's transportation costs to their new forever home!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #72)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 09:44 AM

73. Link to LOLcats...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018181911

Thanks for the support, mnhtnbb, and thanks to all helping in this effort!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 11:27 AM

74. A smile

And a kick!!!!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 05:54 PM

75. Bump!

Kick! I'm being violent!LOL!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:14 PM

77. Im a sucker for kitties

My last three have been rescues.

I don't have much money but I can kick in a couple of bucks - literally - if it's still needed. Would that be of any help?

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #77)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 07:56 PM

78. I think a little help is still needed.

You can PM jsmirman.

Glad they are happy and safe. What good people here at DU!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:40 PM

79. Dear Folks - Wow!

Dear Folks,

I can't start this message by saying anything other than "wow."

The response from DU'ers has been overwhelming and overwhelmingly generous.

I want to tell you exactly where things are at, and mention one thing I'd like to do, and I'll get to that in just a moment.

I first want to say that this has been such a wonderful thing, to get those two sweet little cats to a great, safe new home, and then to have so many people here at DU pitch in to help cover the costs associated with their trip.

Bubble and Squeak arrived safely at their new forever home almost four months to the day that I started trying to help work this thing out (I think it was like a day past four months). Glinda had, of course, been at it much longer than that, trying everything to find a new home for these two.

It was a tough process. I know that on my end I tried everything and everyone I could think of - there was a lot of frustration before reaching this wonderfully happy ending.

With that in mind, I want to thank Glinda for being there to take my call when I first decided I had to get involved with this, and then for the countless hours she spent trying to find a solution right down to the end when we didn't have that much time left.

I want to thank OneGrassRoot for being involved in this from the start and for this magnificent thread that has brought so much kindness my way.

I want to thank, and if Glinda will forgive me here for saying this, the most important person in this whole thing - PotatoChip. PotatoChip was a Godsend, a port at the end of a considerably long storm, and PotatoChip's willingness to hang in there as we worked through all the logistical tangles and above all else, to provide such a great new home - no PotatoChip, no happy ending...

There's one other person, and I'm, of course, not going to put out her real name, but there was a wonderful vet tech in Sharon's neck of the woods who was so essential to this all - we really could not have done this without her. She coordinated with me to pick up Bubble and Squeak and keep them safe while they awaited transport - and the pickup was not an easy thing on the heart, as you can imagine. She then kept them safe and sound at the clinic and cared for them for *sixteen days* (I went back and did the math). She was an absolute angel in this whole process, and we would have been lost if she wasn't there to run point on the ground. What a blessing!

Okay, so here is where we are at in fundraising, and I hope you will allow me one additional request:

We have raised $450 in money that I have in my semi-physical possession (more like electronic possession, but it's in my account.

I have $40 in checks that I believe either have been sent out, or will be sent out on Monday.

That makes a total of $490.

What I would really like to do is raise $550. Why $550? If we can raise $550, that way I can recoup $450, have $50 be a donation on my part (and I would really like to be part of the financial contribution as this whole situation has been such a ray of light for me, too!), and I can make a $100 donation to the clinic that cared for Bubble and Squeak as I worked on arranging the details of transportation.

As I said, they were there for 16 days. $100 probably doesn't begin to cover things, but it would be a wonderful gesture from all of us here at DU to say... Thank You. Thank You so much for opening your door to Bubble and Squeak and keeping them safe and healthy during that crucial time.

So that's a lot of what I've got to say. I can't thank everyone enough for being so generous and so willing to help out with this great journey. Thank you to Glinda, thank you OneGrassRoot, thank you thank you to PotatoChip (and thank you for those amazing photos!), and thank you to that angel of a vet tech, who you should just all know is out there! You meet some great people along the way with things like this.

It has meant so much to be able to help Sharon know that her little ones are taken care of and have a happy home where they can remain together.

If there are any questions, I'd be glad to answer them - I may have left something important out. I guess I'll end this by saying one more time (and I would have eaten the whole cost if it had to be done, because these two were getting where they had to go if it killed me - thanks to all the DU'ers, that hasn't been close to necessary) THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #79)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:13 PM

81. Nicely said, jsmirman. I would like to add

that I will be contacting the Transport Company, WeMovePets, personally, and thanking Dolly, who I had made a contact with a few months back and who kindly offered to assist us, when we found a home. She and her husband deserve a huge huge thank you.
And Potatochip....we can always use more pictures! Thank you.... I hope they give you many years of joy and healing.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR HELPING MY FRIEND HAVE CLOSURE. SHE TOLD ME IT WAS THE ONE LAST THING SHE NEEDED TO DO. THANK YOU. HAND OVER HEART.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #79)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 05:17 AM

82. Simply beautiful.

What a beautiful, heartfelt update, jsmirman!

Beautiful albeit outcome for such a sad situation. Beautiful hearts -- you; Glinda; her dear friend, Sharon; PotatoChip; the vet tech; the transport company...and all those who helped raise funds and help in other ways.





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:08 PM

80. Just a kick for the update I posted

in case people missed it...

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #80)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 11:59 PM

84. Where are we at Did we make it?

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Response to glinda (Reply #84)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 06:03 AM

85. Things have mainly shut down - quite understandably - due to Isaac

I know I've got a lot of my focus, there, too. Once New Orleans starts to get back on solid footing, I think we can make one last push.

Until then, like everyone else, I'm praying our LA, MI, AL DU'ers stay safe.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #85)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:19 AM

87. I postponed calling the pet travel service because they

are based in TX and I know they help sometimes with emergencies.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 11:02 AM

83. Gawd!!!!

I just LOVE happy endings!!!.......Though this one was bitter sweet! I hope Everyone rests easier now.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:47 AM

86. I just saw a Wishadoo post on my fb news feed highlighting Bubble & Squeak

and ALMOST being there with raising funds to reimburse jsmirman.




Wishadoo!
‎** TWO WISHLIST UPDATES **

1. The kitties whose (human) mom has a terminal illness, have found a new home and most (yet not all) of the funds to reimburse the kind soul who paid for the pet transport company to get them to their new forever home have been raised. Bubble and Squeak are doing very well!!!

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