|Vol. 4 Issue 5 Editor - Jill Nuciolo September 5, 2001|
HI FLUFFY BUDDIES !!!!!!!!!
I know- it's been way too long, but what a summer I have had. First of all I have some very sad news :( My own kitty KwanDo continued to decline even with all the medication & love I was giving him & on August 5th he passed away & went off to
live with all our other fluffy buddies up at Rainbow Bridge. It does bring comfort to know there are so many great buddies up there with open paws & hearts to welcome my "big-guy". He is truly missed by, not only his Mom & Dad, but his kitty siblings too. Suzi, who I adopted with Kwan, was very depressed for a few days. She just laid on Kwan's favorite robe under the bed. She is now coming out tho & seems to be adjusting. Shaney has taken over Kwan's role as big brother to Suzi. For those of you who knew about Kwan's passing I want to Thank You deeply for your words of compassion & nice cards.
all this going on & the 4th of July holiday coming up, wasn't
I just lucky enough that on my way out of a home, I stepped into a
hole in the ground & sprained my ankle! So those of
you who saw me over the 4th, know that, I was quite the gimpy one!
That put me behind in my office work since it was
taking me twice as long to hobble my way thru your visits! Then
a couple weeks ago my computer went down for 2 weeks while I waited
for a new mother-board! I have just finally today found the
top of my desk again! Note: none of these things ever happen
when it's my quiet times!! Always in the summer when I am at my busiest!
So instead of working & keeping up with all the "boring"
parts of my job, I would come home & sit with my ankle in the
air & eat candy !! Shall I mention-- good for the
butt--NOT !! & no exercising either! Max put on a pound during
my lay-up, I didn't weigh myself--no use depressing me more! hehehe
Boy have I been
busy signing up new buddies to our family! There are so many that
I will have to just welcome them all by name. First we have:
Now I would like to share with all of you, a letter I received from Kate. It shows that the simple things in life can bring so much joy, a lesson that all of us pet-lovers understand all to well but it still brought tears:
wanted to Thank-you again & give you a little update on what your
generosity helped accomplish. You sent us a stuffed, furry dog bone toy,
one pink & one purple w/darker spots of the same color on each.
We call them "Spots", at least that is how Dakota, our 9
yr. old Aussie identifies them. He loves them. When people
come to visit he says "hi" first-briefly, then runs off only
to come back w/"Spots". Always skittish, the years mellowed
him. So one day this week I finally decided to take Dakota & Spots
w/me to work. I work with senior folks who are developmentally
disabled at a day treatment setting. Dakota was a huge hit w/his
toy. He would run & chase his Spots & then drop it back into the
lap of whoever threw it & look adoringly & attentively into
their face. What a reaction he got! He brought smiles &
laughter to the room. After all these years, Dakota has finally entered
Pet Therapy-he will certainly go again to work w/me-to a welcome
audience. Spots were the big ice breakers. I never buy those kind of
toys, so Thank-you from the heart for your act of kindness that started
Thank you Kate for letting me know that- & a special smooch to you & Dakota for the special work you do. Pet Therapy programs are to me, the most intriguing & fascinating process to help less fortunate people & it was extremely touching to hear that a small gesture of mine inspired such an impact in that field. My thoughts are prayers that you and Dakota are able to continue your special work.
That will do it for this edition of the newsletter. I think of you all so many times during the day & always wish for your health & happiness. I miss you all-my fluffy buddies- & I look forward to visiting with all of you soon & to set the record straight- Hi & SMOOCH to my special Best-est Buddy Boo !!!
LOVE YA ALL BUNCHES !!!!!!!!!!!!
JILL & THE FLUFFY GANG
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