With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to share a very touching letter Phinney’s recently received from Elizabeth, a woman who, along with her pets, we have had the pleasure of helping over the years. We are also furever grateful to Elizabeth who has opened her heart up to being a cat mom to a bunch of kitties when they needed her most. We hope you will enjoy hearing Elizabeth’s inspiring words as much as we have.
And, we want to wish all the moms out there—whether your kids have hands and feet, paws and tails, feathers and beaks, or scales and gills—a Happy Mother’s Day!
Dear Phinney’s Friends,
I have been so, so lucky in the past 15 or so years to have had the good fortune to be associated with Phinney’s Friends. Not only has Phinney’s taken care of my many veterinarian bills, often for unexpected reasons or emergencies, but I am so grateful for the MANY older cats that Phinney’s have entrusted me with so they could happily live out their days with comfort and with love.
The cats have for the most part have been someone’s beloved pet but have been left without a home most often due to the owners illness or death. They come frightened and confused at their loss, but soon settle in and I believe they are grateful and thankful that they are here.
My apartment is small but these kitties feel safe and quickly are contented members of my small family. When the weather is appropriate they enjoy the fully fenced in small porch where they bask in the sun and play catch the shadows. What a joy to watch them.
My current “child” is Oliver, a very special ginger tabby who is very talkative and asks for his food, for me to come to bed at night, or especially for his nightly brushing, a ritual he enjoys almost every night.
Again, thanks Phinney’s for allowing me the privilege of caring for these very special cats. Be assured they are well loved.