MISS PEACH'S COZY COTTAGE

Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.



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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT...

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want...

Lewis County Washington, December 5, 2007 We have been flooded out of our home and are farm. We have lost 75 percent of our flock and I do not want to even think about how the 22 that survived have survived. We do not believe we had any ground that was not under water Monday night. It has been a series of events that I cannot yet fathom. We knew we would be getting high water Monday as it rained all night long. I woke to the sound many times overnight. Living in a flood prone area you just know when the river will rise and watch the signs. Knowing how fast and furious this flood came upon us was unpredicted and I believe unpredictable. We survived the 100 year flood in 1996 so once we realized it was to be that way or worse we were already cut off from any roads off our property.
There was no escape.
I had taken the kids to school in the morning as usual, the water was 5 feet away from our road but, it has been higher, so life in Lewis county goes on. About 9:30 the reports began to predict that this flood would be almost as bad as the '96 flood. I began to think about getting the kids back from school. Brad was out moving the rams out of their pen to a drier, higher area. I helped a bit as the reports on the radio were not alarming ...yet. Then it changed. Suddenly we were seeing that this water was coming up even faster than in 1996.

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I can not imagine the sadness of loosing all you have ever worked for in your life to the ravages of nature. So many loving, giving, caring people have come to the aid of the BLACK SHEEP CREAMERY by giving of their talents to auctions.


If you visit the auction page at the link below, you can see the treasures up for consideration:

Tomorrow I will have a little something on my blog up for auction. Valentine's Day is coming and you might just like it:)
I am just a little cat who can not do great things, but I can do little things with great love...

23 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

How very sad that they lost everything. :( It is wonderful that so many people are helping them. You are very generous to offer something up for auction, Miss Peach.

Ramses said...

Oh that's so sad... Our local area is under serious flood warnings at present and our Nana's village just 5 miles from here was flooded last summer, lucky for us we'z on high ground even if we're close to a brook! We'z keepin' our paws crossed that we'z don't get floodin' here as those affected by the summer floods are not yet back in their homes... :( I'z can't imagine just how sad it would be to loose everything to a nasty flood, just the thought of damp fur is enough to send me running for the nearest radiator!

Purrs,
Ramses

Mickey said...

Good Morning Sunshine!!!!
The terrible flood was so sad for them and their neighbours.There are so many disasters around the world,but we can only do our best for areas close to us, as you are doing.I am so proud of you & your Mom :)
I can just imagine you curled up under the sink on a bed of rubber gloves and soft sponges,heeheehee!
Oh my sweet,silly girl!! <3
Take care Sweetie and stay warm.
Hugs & Kisses,Moonshine

Ali & Fiona said...

That made us very sad yet thankful for what we have. We can't wait to see what is up for auction.

Trixie said...

Oh what terribly sad news. I certainly hope everything will turn around for them soon. It is great that they have such generous people helping out. It surely puts our minor problems into perspective.

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone, Miss Peach! Our purrsen is a Shetland sheep purrson too and sayz the NW Shetland peepul are the best! Sum even bid on the auction and still send mony...but wee don't know what "mony" is.
We hope your peepul hug you for your post, Miss Peach!

The Airy Zona Mob,

Shadow, Pixel, Ziggy, Max and HRH The Princess Europa

Tina T-P said...

Oh, Dear Miss Peach and Mamma - what a nice thing you have done to advertise our auction. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! T.

Ariel said...

That's so very sad.Thanks for opening
our eyes to this...Hugs and Purrs Ariel

Daisy said...

That is a very sad story.

Miz Allie Cat said...

It is so sad..I would be so scared, I don't likes the water...Meow

Jan said...

Humans can be nice and help each other. We're glad so many are helping these people. Thanks for sharing their story.

jans funny farm

Tybalt said...

Oh, that is so sad! Mommy's eyes are leaking. All of those poor sheep!

snowforest said...

We iz furry sad to learn about their sad story ~ floods can be horrible ~ once a river got overflooded near the place our bean works - lucky he away that time.
Love and purrs from the SnowForest family :)

Lorianna said...

Oh, those poor little sheep! I'm trying not to think about how terrified they must have been. It is so sad. It's so kind of you to bring this to light and give people the chance to help. This life can be hard sometimes, but there are angels, human and animals that make it easier to handle.
Love and Purrs,
Lorianna

Blue said...

Ironically I've just started my own flood watch again, as I live on Dreamingspires flood plain.
But reading about the farm & all the poor flock lost was heart breaking.

Gentle strokes 7 tickles
Blue

PB & J said...

Sweet Miss Peach, you are sweet to help them. It's so very sad that they lost so much. We live on a river too, but happily don't often have to worry about floods.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It was very sad there. We had many friends who donated time and we helped with money and such for people there. It was so sudden when the levee broke so these were not people who were used to being flooded out either!

I know they still need a lot of help there and you are very generous to offer to help out!

Queen Snickers or Empress said...

Thats terrible! We had really bad floods here this past summer and did a lot of damage! You have a beautiful heart Miss Peach! ~Queen Snickers

The Cat Realm said...

So sad sad sad....
We are glad that so many helped them and you are one of them!
We really hope they will not rebuild at the same spot!!!!!!!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh my sweet sister, that is so very sad -- bless you and your Mom for what you're doing to help. You are both such good-hearted and gracious ladies.

I look forward to seeing what you're working on for Valentine's Day! And what a precious picture of you, dear heart -- Mom wants to give you a kiss on your lovely head. *smile*

Worlds of love, precious, and warm purrs and sistersnuggles to you!

TheSlyCat said...

Oh poor little lambs. How can we help with auctioning? Maybe Mom will make something!!! We will go ask her now.

Ramses said...

Please come a collect your purrty award Miss Peach! :)

topcatrules said...

I am so sorry to hear of this sad thing happening. Thank you for helping them!