Where a Cat's Home Truly is His Castle . . .

A couple of weeks ago, I started to volunteer for our local animal shelter at one of their locations that is used to foster and take care of cats that are either too young for the shelter or that don't do well in a shelter setting.  They are living in the most wonderful house that was once the home of a plastic surgeon/philanthropist whose name was Dr. Martha MacGuffie. The house is known as MacGuffie's Castle and truly does look like a small castle.

Dr. MacGuffie traveled to Africa frequently to assist people that needed her services to give them a better quality of life.  She was also a tremendous animal lover and I'm sure she's looking down with a smile to see all of the good that is going on in her home now.

A stained glass window in the castle.
I took some photos of a few of the beautiful babies that are looking for their "furever" families.

This is Hope.  She is so very soft and sweet.  She also happens to be the Mama of our new kitten that we're adopting.  Someone threw this beautiful girl and her seven newborn kittens into a box and then into a dumpster.  By the grace of God, the box was discovered and they were all brought to the shelter and then to MacGuffie's Castle.  So far, two of her babies are adopted (our kitten and another one that will be going to a friend of mine.)  Hope and the remaining babies are looking for homes but will be safe at the castle and being well taken care of and loved by the volunteers in the mean time.  : )
This is our new baby, Finnegan.  We have to wait another couple of weeks before we can take him home.  He's only five weeks old and he and his siblings are still nursing.  Needless to say, we can't wait!!!!!!

Each of them are so sweet and beautiful with very distinct personalities and so very lucky to be in a safe and loving environment until they're in a permanent home.  There are so many other cats that I didn't get to take photos of but hope to do so soon.  I've been so upset with what is going in this world.  It's so nice to volunteer and feel like you're making a difference.  If sitting on the floor with seven kittens climbing all over you isn't enough to make you happy then I don't know what will!!  : )

Many blessings for a happy Thursday ~ Wendy


sage and spirit said...

Finnegan is absolutely adorable! I don't know how you were able to stop with one....I would want to adopt every single cat!
How wonderful that you volunteered at the shelter. I can just imagine you with seven kittens climbing all over you! xoxo

mamasmercantile said...

Such a wonderful and worthwhile thing to do and in such a beautiful home with so much history. Your little friend looks adorable and will be helping you and your family make some amazing memories for the future. Have a great weekend.

Wonky Patchwork said...

What are you trying to do to us with all those gorgeous photos of those cute cats?! It's so lucky I live on the other side of the world, otherwise I'd have to adopt all of them! And heartbreaking that people can treat them so badly.

Kim said...

Oh goodness Finnegan is adorable.

Such a wonderful thing you are doing. Enjoy!

Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

This is just wonderful. The shelter setting can be so stressful for animals - a huge house is a perfect idea! Finnegan is a real cutie. Love the photo below him of the cat in the tunnel.

Yanic A. said...

What beautiful cats!

Emily said...

Oh, my goodness...this just touches my heart! You are doing such a wonderful thing! Finnegan is absolutley a doll; I'm so happy for him. Bless you for doing this. All those other beautiful babies...I would have had to take them all home with me. Again, thanks for doing this...you have wamred my heart.

Jen Kershner said...

Oh my word. That breaks my heart. How could someone throw away cats? It's too awful to comprehend. I wish I could bring them all home. Sadly, my allergic hubby thinks the three we have is more than enough! You chose wisely as orange kitties are rather special!