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.

Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Today I would like to honor my Uncle Joe by featuring him on MANCAT Monday. He is the coolest MANCAT I know!!! Over the years that he has been an animal control officer, he has saved hundreds of cats and dogs. Creatures of all kinds own him their lives including this lizard he found in someones garden. Being an animal rescue officer is his dream job because he loves animals so much. More than once during a holiday dinner his phone would ring and he would get up from the table, put on his jacket, and go off into the cold dark night to help some animal in need. Do you remember the kitty Fiona (click here to read her story?) Doesn't she look like my beautiful sister Marilyn with her jewel colored eyes? Fiona is over four years old now.She was a tiny white kitten that fit into the palm of his hand when he brought her to my house. Waiting here were her new beans who wanted to take her on an adventure all over the world on their boat. She has been up into the San Juan Islands all along the Pacific coastline, lived in San Diego and spent a year in Sea of Cortez, Mexico being a pirate kitty! Now she lives in Wasilla Alaska...all this because my Uncle Joe rescued her.

I know this all sounds like a happy story, but it is not. You see, my beloved Uncle Joe had to give up his job saving animals because he now has to save himself. He has cancer and will face surgery next week. I beg all of you to please pray and purrrrr with all your might that he will recover his strength and beat this dreaded illness. Please leave any encouraging comments for him on my post and I will see that he gets to read them all. I know they will cheer him so much...we are all so sad and worried but hopeful, because he is young and has so much to look forward to in his life.


Ramses said...

Oh boy what a wonderful man your Uncle Joe is, I shall put him at the top of my purr list and make sure that Isis and Tigmut'hep do the same! We are all to aware of what a beastly disease cancer is after loosing Dad's Dad just over 1 yr ago to that beastly disease... I'm sure your Uncle Joe is a fighter just like Stormie was and will get past it and back to full health given time to recover and the love of family and friends alike! :)

Ramses, Isis & Tigmut'hep

Junior said...

Oh Miss Peach! We are so sorry that Uncle Joe has to battle that nasty cancer! We are sending out our biggest purrs for his surgery to be successful and for him to get well!

We are also sending all of you some snuggles and hugs.

Junior, Orion and Mewom

Mickey said...

Good Morning Sunshine!!!!! <3
Your Uncle Joe sounds like a super duper guy! I am so sorry he is fighting cancer. I will purr very hard for him. We all will!!
A great man that saves animals deserves lots of Hugs ,Purrs & Headbutts!
(((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))) for Uncle Joe .

Purrs & Headbutts,Mickey

Alasandra said...

We will be purring that Uncle Joe gets better very soon.

We think he is pawsome to rescue animals.

Purrs & hugs for Uncle Joe, ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Honey P. Sunshine said...

Uncle Joe, we saloot yoo! please git better, we are purrin fur yoo!!

KitKat said...

Oh, Miss Peach, I am so sorry to hear about your dear Uncle Joe. I will be purring that he gets better real soon. I am praying for a speedy and comfortable recovery. Let me know of his progress in the upcoming days,Peachy. He must be a wonderful man to have saved so many animals.
God Bless,

Marian said...

Miss Peach - We will be purring and praying for your Uncle Joe!! Please tell him to stay close to his animal friends, because they will give him the courage and the strength to beat this ole cancer. Animals play a very important part in humans getting and staying well.
:o) Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh Miss Peach! We are so sorry that Uncle Joe has to battle that nasty cancer! We are sending out our biggest purrs for his surgery to be successful and for him to get well! Mommy hasn't been able to blog for a while, so we are happy to be able to visit you!

We are also sending all of you some snuggles!!!

Much love!

TheSlyCat said...

Miss Peach,
We hope your Uncle Joe feels better soon. We will be purring and praying for him. He sounds like the best uncle EVER!!!
<3Sly and Kon

Daisy said...

Your Uncle Joe sounds like a very special person. Anybuddy who helps animals is tops in my book. I am so sorry he has the mean old cancer. I am going to purr my very hardest for him. The world needs people like your Uncle Joe.

Beezer said...

Miss Peach,
I will send all mine besterest healing purrs for Uncle Joe!!

We kitties know that the best beans sometimes need help. I send mine love and purrs to a good bean who has been so good to help kitties when they needed his help. I'm sure that all the one he has helped are doing the same.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will start purring for your Uncle Miss Peach!

Tina T-P said...

Miss Peach - your Uncle Joe sounds like a very special person, and the purrs & purrayers of the cat blogosphere are so very special he surely will beat this cancer.

Those of us who are "survivors" will be pulling for him - he'll be one too. XOX to you and your mamma as well. T.

Anonymous said...

WE is sending lots of love and light your uncles way, we just know he will be ok coz us little furry babies need special humans like him around:)))

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Uncle Joe totally ROCKS!!!
Now it's time for the power of the Cat Blogosphere to go to work.
Purring & Praying for you Joe!!

Tink said...

I’ve given you an award!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no. We were going to ask you to send your Uncle Joe here. We need animal control who love animals!

So we are stunned to read the post ending. We certainly are going to purr for Uncle Joe to beat this and get well! Very hard. We hope you'll keep us all informed of his progress.

Chesney Cats said...

Miss Peach, your Uncle Joe sounds like a wonderful man! We will be purring & praying for him for sure.
We have an auntie that has been fighting that nasty cancer off & on for over 20 years. She's furry tough & we're sure your uncle is too.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus, Emma & Mama Rhonda

China Cat said...

Your Uncle Joe sounds like a wonderful man. Willow and I will start purring right away that his surgery goes well and that nasty cancer goes away! Thanks for the nice birthday wishes yesterday!

Purrrrrrrrrss, China Cat

Shadow / Molly said...

Miss Peach, your Uncle Joe sounds like a furry great bean! We will purr furry hard for him and the mom said she will send on some healing green energy that way too.

THE ZOO said...

HJi Miss Peach. we luf tha nue header of yur cottage.

we hopes all goes wel fur yur Uncle Joe.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry to read about your Uncle Joe. He sounds like a really wonderful purrson! We will keep him in our prayers as he fights this battle.
Sending him ((((Hugs)))
~ KittyBoy and The Bunch

Sunny's Mommy said...

Purrs for your Uncle Joe. He's a wonderful man for helping so many animals. I'm sorry he has cancer, I hope his surgery and treatment will make it all go away. Hugs to him and all of his family and yours.

ML said...

O, Uncle Joe looks like such a nice purrson. We's be purring fur him to beat tha nasty ugly cancer, just like mine Mommie did and just like Auntie Margaret did.
i's gonna post him on tha Purr and Purrayer list, too.
you's tell him ta fight and we loves him so much fur all he's done...
Love and Purrs,

momsbusy said...

oh my miss peach!! we will certainly put yur unkle joe on ars purrayer list. we is gonna make shur we purrayer extra purrayers fer hims.

yuki, kimiko, & kintaro

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

What a wunnerful man yoor Uncle Joe is! We is gonna purr and purray fur him to be okay. We need good guys like him to help alla us aminals.

PB 'n J said...

Oh Sweet Miss Peach, we are so sorry to hear about your Uncle Joe! We will begin purring for him immediately! We hope that everything goes well with the surgery and that he gets better right away.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending our best healing purrrrrss & purrrayers for Uncle Joe.

Hang in there, Uncle Joe. The world needs all the Rescuers it can get.


Furkidsmom said...

We'll purr and purray for your Uncle Joe. We hope his surgery is successful and that he has a quick and easy recovery.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Team Tabby said...

We are so sorry that Uncle Joe has cancer. We will pray very hard that he gets better. The animals need him, even iguanas....it looks skerry to us.

purrs and hugs

Mindy & Moe

The Island Cats said...

Hi Uncle Joe! You sound like a great guy! Any bean that saves animals is okay in our book! We heard you are sick and we are purraying for you to be well! 'Cuz the animals need you, Uncle Joe!!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

The Cat Realm said...

Oh we are purring overtime! Such a wonderful man! We will focus on all the wonderful stories of cancer getting beaten and with ALL fo us in the CB purring and sending our healing thoughts he will beat this cancer too!!!!
Dear Uncle Joe, thank you for all the wonderful work you did and be assured we will think of you and purr for you until we hear that you are better!
Mrs. OZ, Tintin and Karl

Black Cat said...

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} for Uncle Joe. May his surgery be successful and his recovery complete:) xxx

curator said...

Dear Uncle Joe, the entire Pet Museum staff sends our warmest wishes and strongest prayers for successful surgery and speedy healing. Please think about bringing some reputable naturopathic/holistic care into your treatment plan. Please spoil yourself rotten and try not to worry more than you have to. And tell that lousy cancer to TAKE A HIKE!

Tara said...

You Uncle Joe sounds like a wonderful person! Cancer is such a terrible disease, my Mom has lost many relatives to it. We are sending your uncle all of our thoughts and purrs.

Tara, Kavan and Mom

Kellykat said...

Uncle Joe you rock! Someone should build a statue of you or something. Thank you for being such a hero to so many animals. We are very sad to hear that you are sick. The power of purrs has been know to heal so we will be purring for you for as long as you need it.
Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

Luna said...

Oh, poor Uncle Joe, We hope he will be healthy soon. We will purr for him, purrr, purrr...

Our mom is so busy the last days, she had to do a lot of homework and clean up. She says it must be better or she will go back to Italy for vacations.
Now she is a little sad because we must celebrate the beanboys 17th birthday without him. He is in London.
Headbutts from Luna and Luzie

Karla, danke für deinen lieben Comment. Ich habe hier im Moment viel zu tun und komme wenig zum bloggen. Wir bauen den Dachboden aus, damit wir mehr Platz haben.
Ja, vielleicht kann ich das Papier für unsere ATCs nehmen. ich schreiben dir heute noch eine Mail.
Liebe Grüße

Karen Jo said...

Your Uncle Joe is a super special person. I will pray that the surgery gets all the cancer and he will recover completely.

goldenshade said...

Miss Peach, your uncle sounds like a wonderful, kind and special person. We will be purring hard for a successful operation and quick recovery!

Purrs to you all,
Goldie and Shade

Angus Mhor said...

Dear Uncle Joe, I am purring and purraying hard that your surgery goes well and that you beat this disease. You are strong and courageous and have a great heart. You will be victorious! I just know it!

Tiger Lily said...

I think your Uncle Joe and my Daddy would get along great!

Please include our encouragement to your Uncle Joe. Mom has had cancer twice and, by the Lord's grace, has beaten it both times. Treatments continue to become more sophisticated and now there are meds to help control the side effects to the treatments. We will purray for him and ask our family to add him to their purrayer lists.

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and head bumps and snuggles and tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

What a wonderful uncle you have and you all must be so proud of him. We are putting him at the top of our prayer list. Purrayers and healing thoughts coming his way.


Moki said...

We are sending your Uncle Joe our loudest of purrs!

Texas said...

this so sad!! I'm purring hard for him, the birds are chirping for him, and the beans are purraying!

Riley & Tiki said...

Purrs for Uncle Joe!

Eric and Flynn said...

Your Uncle Joe is a wonderful man for all the good work he does with animals. We are purring that his surgery goes well and he makes a good recovery.