"Feral ~ from feminine of ferus wild: having escaped from domestication and become wild"...




Saturday

Gratitude



first off~


Beautiful Nancy from Rural Journal is one of the most compassionate, photographicinessful (yes, its a word.  its in the feral dictionary) and heartfelt peoples I now know, along with that tricksy "call you at all hours of the daytime" graceful and also photographicinessful (see above) Buttons from Buttons Thoughts- both of them did something that even i couldnt have imagined in my wildest dreams - Nancy organized a drive for the Red Cross Montana, in which you raised $300. !!!!!  And then Buttons gave the low down addy info on a stubborn feral woman and then you wonderful bloggers went beyond that and donated money to help Tomez  get back on his...one good bright pink half toe?! tiny victory yay! Hes got 9 toes left to go, well 7 to be truthful, and how do half toes count up? I digress...  anyhow, yes, you generous wonderful beautiful (add more happy adjectives!!!) bloggers raised $271. for us to do that and I cannot thank you enough... money is a little tight right now because there is so much burnt up and falling apart and falling off and just breaking stuff due to the fire and the power outtage surge from the fire...and especially now since Tomez will not take his antibiotic turkey baby food medicine and I have resorted to making scrambled eggs every morning to mix in his medicine and then for dinner mixing his medicine up in the last package of our son in law's caught smoked trout from the wedding, just to get him to take his medicine. this cat still has game i tell ya...your donations made me curl up in a ball next to him and cry for a little bit...i love him so and so do you...




he lost some toes on his back feet unfortunately, and sits like a jack rabbit. 
but his eyes have healed so good!   
I think he looks absolutely beautiful :) and so much better then last weekend.


We have set up the downstairs bathroom just for him, putting a soft blanket on the floor for his weeping feet, a low sided kitty potty box, and a fan to stay cool (we have not had one day under 90 degrees this week :( Nancy also sent one of her beautiful photos for tomez - as an encouragement Im sure, so we set it by his water and food dish...

he likes it.  Thanks Nancy!


and thank you to all of you bloggers out there who donated to the Montana Red Cross and to Tomez's costs


~!!!you are all beyond wonderful, compassionate and giving!!!!~


and now a word from Tomez



"meouw,meow, me-ooow mowl, meow"



(and something to remember -cold porcelain feels good on burnt paws! :)


So im not sure what that means, but I think its either

"for gawd sakes rescue me from her cooking"


or




thank you.


im pretty sure its thank you.




for always.






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31 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to see that his eyes have healed. (His beautiful, beautiful eyes!) Nancy is awesome. I'm afraid I don't know buttons, but she sounds neat too. You're giving your precious Tomez such good care. I hope your horses are healing too.

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  2. Tomez looks so much better and I am so glad to see that he does and he looks so comfortable. I know Nancy's bird will hurry up his recovery, it make evoke all kinds of happy thoughts for Tomez. Is there a special donation drive for Tomez? If so, I missed it. Please let me know.

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  3. Tomez looks so much better! What a relief. And yes! Gigantic kudos to Nancy and Buttons...blogging friends are full of compassion and have totally felt your pain. Would love to know how your house and other animals are doing.... And you! I wish you all the best in every way.

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  4. he really is doing wonderfully! good boy, tomez!!! and i think nancy's birdie photo is absolutely the most perfect encouragement possible!

    we are so thankful for your updates, feral, and we are encouraged every time we come here. :)

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  5. Tomez is looking so much better already!

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  6. Tomez looks so much brighter! I hope things are getting better for you and your husband too. How are the horses doing, did you manage to get more hay?

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  7. Tomez looks wonderful. Thank you Lord. I so glad he's doing so much better. I hope you and Mr. Foresterman are doing ok too. You didn't say a whole lot about yourself. Blessings to you.

    Felicia

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  8. Tomez is sure making strides. He looks so much better. Poor guy! I'm so glad to see him on the mend.

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  9. Tomez is sure making strides. He looks so much better. Poor guy! I'm so glad to see him on the mend.

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  10. I cry every time I read about this and Tomez. I would have been happy to send a little something as well had I known about the drive. He looks beautiful! sniff! How far he has come! Smoked trout! well done kitty, a guy who has been through that can have what he likes! sniff. I would send hims smoked salmon too if you think it would please him

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  11. Love that Tomez is doing better. I still have a difficult time grasping the depth of this devastation and wish there were ways to help more. Hearing from you brings me a ton of joy. Wishing you and each of "yours" continued healing. May "friend help" continue for you . . .

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  12. Wow that is awesome! I too missed this drive but surley would send something to help that Tomez (and you too of course!) He is looking so much better and his living quarters are decorated just wonderfully with that excellent photo and a soft blankie and a cold toilet.

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  13. So glad to see Tomez improving. I used to freeze 2 liter bottles filled with water for puppies or rabbits when the weather was hot, maybe Tomez would like one.

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  14. I'm so glad your kitty is going to be alright. And you too! Terah

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  15. Oh he looks so much better!YAY! Still a very beautiful cat, his injuries will heal quickly I know with you helping him! God bless you all!

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  16. We are so pleased that everybody rallied round. We here across the pond , send our very best wishes. We await your updates with mixed feelings. Now we are glad things are now moving upwards and onwards. Take care and we do send you all much love from the across the pond.
    Yours Molly

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  17. Oh he looks so much better, but I just cringe over his poor toes. He is lucky to have such a good kittie mama!

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  18. Your post has me sitting here weeping, I am so happy he is getting better, you are such a good Mama to him. That last picture took my breath away.

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  19. Tomez is looking soooo much better! YAY!!
    Nancy and Buttons truly are wonderful ladies! :)

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  20. Thank you my friend Nancy is truly an amazing soul. There are so many caring souls in blogger land.
    What is it with that two hour time difference thing? :) Will try again.
    Tomez looks wonderful. Don't cry OK it makes me sad. HUGS xxoo

    If anyone would like to know I have this information : People can still donate to the Montana Chip In on other caring bloggers side bars and the money will also help Tomez. Nancy is smart like that. Hugs B

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  21. It's about love. Tomaz is wrapped in your love and he has survived on it.
    I wish you all recovery. You will see "burned ground" for a long time, but Tomaz is your example of survival. It will be all right.

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  22. Hi Sweden calling again :-) great news about Tomez. I´m so happy for you. He will be ok but it will take some time I think.
    Hope you will managae to get your houshold in order and that life is comming back slowly...how are the horses doing? They had some injuries too , you wrote...
    Hugs from us !!

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  23. You can tell by the brightness in his eyes, he is going to heal up and be just fine! :) What a trooper he is and YOU too!

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  24. he looks so much better and quite content laying there looking at his bird picture. How sweet. The coal seam fire in the previous post....I had no idea they could burn that long! And were hard to put out. That's aweful! Makes me nervous because there are so many coal seams around us in the cutbanks and other places. My mom once told me her impression of SE Montana was that it was a land of extremes. It seems to be exactly that.

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  25. So glad Tomez is doing better!

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  26. So glad that he is healing, his eyes are incredibly bright now too. Tanks care,

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  27. Tomez really is looking better. Hurray! You can see it in his beautiful, bright eyes. So glad he is getting better.

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  28. Oh, my gosh, Tomez looks so much better...what a happy place you fixed up for him. He'll do better everyday with all the love he gets!!

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  29. nancy and buttons, two very special woman!!

    tomez looks so much better, he will heal well in his special little spot!!

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  30. happy tears! he's already looking so much better!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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