October 1st

The Story of Joe.

Well, it’s just the beginning of his story, really – Just the prelude – and I’ll state right up front, I need Joe just as much as Joe needs me.

You see, a few days ago we rescued a newborn kitten from a remote road turnout. The little thing was cold, hungry, and its eyes were glued shut from a raging infection.  He was covered in dirt, and had obviously been there for a few days, at the very least.  He was lethargic and hypothermic.  We looked extensively for litter mates and found none.  We waited for several hours, observing to see if its mother was out hunting and would come back.  Yet it was quite obvious that he had no mother around as he was in such poor condition – but we had to be sure.  He would not have made it through another night.  We brought the little fella home wrapped in our sweaters.  He hardly moved or made a sound.  It was so heartbreaking!  We took him to the vet the next day for treatment.

Joe day 2Joe day 3

Nurturing and caring actions change us, don’t you think?  At the very least, it grounds us.  It has an impact upon our physical and mental health.  It’s a connection to purpose, and to God’s awesome plan.  It reflects God’s greatest Commandment to love one another…..even animals.  Being kind to every creature and creation under heaven. The universal and sacred circle of life.  Be a part of the goodness!


Design Team:  Pixelscrapper
Design Theme:  Jack & Jill

I didn’t have much enthusiasm for the theme, so my Pixelscrapper offering this month is rather………scatterbrained a bit.  If you visit the Pixelscrapper website, the other designer’s are much more on point than I.

Patterned Papers
Solid Papers

Design Team: 
Scraptwist Free4All
Design Theme:  Pumpkin Spice

Patterned Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolor Papers

Blog Train Designers:
tp designs
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
Nellie Bell
The Brown Owl
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
Songbird Scraps Designs
Lady DGScrap
Honeysuckle Lane Designs
Dancing Tiger designs

If you visit the Scraptwist Forum and participate in the free challenges, you will receive a free posting bonus that is linked to each challenge.  I have three challenges there!  Here is a preview of all of the free things that you can earn in the month of October (My previews are the third row down….)


23 thoughts on “October 1st

  1. Thank you Sunny.

    What a cutty cat !!!!





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    Sunny posted: “The Story of Joe. Well, it’s just the beginning of his story, really – Just the prelude – and I’ll state right up front, I need Joe just as much as Joe needs me. You see, a few days ago we rescued a newborn kitten from a remote road turnout. The little “


  2. So glad that you found Joe in time. God must have led you to him. I hope that with time he will recover and be a wonderful pet for you.

    Thanks also for the freebies.



  3. Thanks ever so much for rescuing Joe! I have 3 kitties right now that have been rescued…MzKitty is 15, (brother/sister) Sideways/Misty are 5. Sideways is the only male, nicknamed Bubba had a problem with walking because of a bad leg (now fixed) and very bad eyesight! His sister has taught him a lot and with love and good veterinary care he is the most lovable of all! All Cat lovers thank you! Oh, and thanks a lot for both beautiful kits! Hugs, Mat


  4. Little Joe is such a sweetie. He is adorable and so blessed that you found him. Thank you for the free goodies from your blog trains.


  5. Thank you for the wonderful blog train contributions, beautiful as usual. Joe is adorable, thanks for saving him, poor little guy. Praying he recovers fully and gives you many years of joy!


  6. What a dear little kitty. With the Vet’s expert care and your loving home, he/she will thrive. That’s how I got my cat, Max. He is healthy, beautiful and loving, six year later!


  7. Sounds as though Joe is right where he needs to be! Poor little guy couldn’t have asked for a better rescue home!
    For not feeling it, you still made some lovely freebies, as usual, but I must say the Pumpkin Spice kit is fabulous! Thank you again for your beautiful and generous freebies. I always look forward to seeing what you’ve come up with!


  8. Hope Joe is doing all right. Thank you for the beautiful free files. I am especially blown away by the Pumpkin Spice patterned papers. You have captured the colors and feel of autumn so beautifully!


  9. First, thanks so much for your gifts, as always!! Second, Joe is ADORABLE! He reminds me SO MUCH of our Angus, who was rescued from under a deck. Angus was also orange and white, and dumb as a box of bricks, but we loved him SO MUCH. Sadly, the “dumbness” came out in Angus, and he first ate sewing thread (!), and a couple of years later ate dental floss. The sewing thread issue was caught in time and surgery saved his life, but the dental floss must have fallen out of the garbage or Angus dug it out, and by the time we knew he was sick he was extremely sick, and we had to let him go. Saddest day of my life, really, what with the hope that Angus would be ok and the realization that he wouldn’t, and seeing my son bawling over this stupid cat who had become his best friend. We don’t regret a minute of our Angus time, and I hope that Joe is around for a very long time with you! (Dang, I didn’t mean for that to get depressing. We just loved that stupid cat so much!)


  10. awww such a precious find. my husband and I also rescued two kittens each a year apart each seemingly on their death beds. it does give a sense of purpose as we believe we were meant to find these two. Thanks for sharing such a heart warming story. And thank you for the beautiful designs. God Bless you all.


  11. I don’t in the slightest bit believe in God anything but I do believe in kindness and caring. Thank you so much for rescuing this dear little creature.


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