Wonderful stories .
thank you for the welcome
bring any cake?.....or cookies?
no need to apologise, Mari, and welcome to the forum.
once posted, you can not move anything, but it don't really matter.
by the by, there ain't nothing crazy about being a cat lady.
love and peace,
posted in the wrong forum, i'm new here, and not sure how to move or edit this topic. Well since it is about our animal friends, I'm a crazy cat lady with 8 cats and a Geico. Recently I lost 2 of my precious kitties and I think about them every day and hope to see them one day on the other side. I just read the story of Noelle and it is completely heartbreaking. I am at a loss for words.
I'm not sure where to introduce myself but I'm new here. I'm a single mom who lives in Connecticut with 2 daughters. I enjoy the dead music, but enjoy the community more. i like to meet new people and I love live bands. My name is Mari.
may the 4 winds blow you safely home.
"Why else would you concoct such a delicious revenge?
It must be a gesture of love."
Unfortunately laws are needed about keeping wild animals because of the macho idiots who decide they want to keep dangerous animals such bears and wolves, who encourage trade in endangered species and who often mistreat these creatures when they become demanding and troublesome.
What makes me so sad and angry in Noelle's case is that those mean officials followed the letter of the law not the spirit, and did not allow us more time to find a more suitable and kinder solution. They could see that she was not dangerous and she was beautifully cared for. If they had given us a month we could have got a licence or found somewhere to take her or would have at least had more choices.
It is so touching how many of you have expressed your feelings about this and how many have offered all sorts of help. Thank you. I will pass on your sympathies to Noelle's family. If you want to pay tribute to little Noelle then please make a donation or volunteer your time for your local animal shelter or do what you can to help wild creatures wherever you are.
Actually this little corner of France has a terrible history of unimaginable atrocities by ‘authorities’ against the local population: by the Knights Templar when they were Cathars, by the forces of the King when they were protestants and by the SS in WW2. Country people learn how to dry their eyes, pick up the pieces and carry on. But they also have long memories.
in the Bible, the lion lying down with the lamb heralds the dawn of a new era where things work in peace and harmony, free of all the evils with which humans and their behavior and trips and general creepiness have blighted the planet since the dawn of time. We did not get the lion lying down with the lamb, but the hounds lying down with the sanglier works for me.
Every day I could look at Noelle's picture and know that somewhere in some unknown corner of France, things were working as they ought to work all the time, and that maybe there was hope.
It goes without saying that some twit organization regarded its institutionalized authoritarian power and the preservation thereof as more important than this miracle and saw the miracle as a threat to their soulless domination, and refused to see any option that did not involve the utter destruction of this threatening miracle. Their stupid creepy evil power trip was more important than this baby's life or the well-being of those who loved her.
I'm sitting here dropping tears onto the keyboard. I cannot express the anger and despair this is causing me. I can't imagine what it's like for her loved ones.