Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mr. Grinch Needs a Hospice Home #BtC4A

Meows from Mudpie!

A couple weeks ago I had the great honor of interviewing The Cats of Hazzard, a group of four special needs kittens currently under the care of Umbrella of Hope in East Contra Costa County, California. The little nuggets hinted that they had accepted a fifth kitten into their group but that was all they could tell me at the time.

This week Mr. Grinch was announced to the world...


Mr. Grinch has FIVE different heart defects. Four of them make up the condition called Tetralogy of Fallot and he has a fifth one on top of that: Ventricular Septal Defect, Right Ventricular Hypertrophy, Pulmonary Stenosis, Over-riding Aorta and Atrial Septal Defect. It is a miracle that this sweet kitty is alive.

As for his name, he is the Mr. Grinch from the END of the movie where his heart grows three sizes, because he is such a sweetheart. He loves headbutts and kisses. He will even stand on his back legs when he wants to be picked up, and will hug you with his front legs! Despite his ailments, he is a typical playful, loving kitten, and because of his special needs, he is the perfect addition to The Cats of Hazzard family.


Mr. Grinch is considered a hospice adoption but he is adoptable. It is unknown if he will make it six months or a year or more. He has made it to his current age (around 8 months old) without any interventions and that is miraculous in itself. He made it through his neuter surgery (!!) with FLYING COLORS. He is also vaccinated, microchipped and free of parasites.

There has to be a person or a family out there who is touched by his story and wants to give him the best life ever. If you are interested in opening up your heart and home to a kitty who needs a place to live and be loved for whatever time he has left, please email Umbrella of Hope at beourpet@gmail.com

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help them continue their lifesaving work and support the hospice animals in their care, please do so online at www.paypal.me/UOH

 

Mr. Grinch gladly accepted my invitation to join this week's Sunday Selfies blog hop hosted by our friends at The Cat on My Head, and this post is also our submission for January's Blog the Change for Animals.


Photos used with permission: catsofhazzard on Instagram


27 comments:

  1. THey are all sweet kitties and great people to take care of them!

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  2. We'll be praying for Mr. Grinch that he gets a forever home very quickly, and he has a nice long life. The cats of Hazard and amazingly cute. They look like baby Cooper Murphys. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  3. Mr. Grinch is totally a miracle kitty! Although I wish he had a sweeter name. Wouldn't it be awesome if he had a home of his own? It can happen!

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  4. Awww such a cutie,hope this fellow does get a nice home to live out his remaining time,xx Speedy

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  5. With all those heart ailments and made it thru surgery! Hallelujah! and Thank you wonderful vet for monitoring this boy thru it all. Well to the blogosphere, Grinchy boy where there am purrz daily just fur you. -Katie Kat.

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  6. WOW! Mr Grinch is an amazing kitty.
    We purr he will get an amazing family too.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  7. This guy is the epitome of a miracle on paws and deserves that special home and care.... Heres to a prompt caring home ASAP purrs Erin

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  8. Wow. Mr. Grinch must be one special kitty to be surviving through all that. We hope he finds just the right people to care for him.

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  9. Such a sweet boy. I hope he gets a forever home to enjoy whatever time he does have. XO

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  10. Mr Grinch is so sweet. We hope he finds a forever home to love him for the rest of his life.

    The Florida Furkids

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  11. Oh, these kitties all have such a special story, not to mention that they are simply precious. We are purring and praying for each and every one of them, most especially Mr. Grinch. Thank you so much for bringing attention to special kitties such as these little wonders, Mudpie and Melissa!

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  12. Oh wow, five heart defects! Hoping Mr. Grinch finds the perfect forever home!

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  13. Mr. Grinch sounds like such a great kitty. Our shelter had a cat who has a heart defect adopted into a loving forever home this week, so miracles can happen! We're purring and praying for one for Mr. Grinch! Thank you for featuring him.

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  14. You are a very handsome boy, Mr Grinch and such a lovely Selfie too. I'm sure you will feel so much better once you have found your furrever home :) Good Luck Pawkisses are on the way to find a furrever home soon <3 <3 <3

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  15. He just makes you want to reach out and adopt him. What a beautiful kitty he is and I hope that someone in the area will adopt this special boy.

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  16. What a sweetheart - we hope Mr Grinch will find a home of his own for whatever time he has available. He seems to have a lot of love to give!

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  17. We very much hope Mr Grinch finds his forever home!

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  18. What a wonderful place Umbrella of Hope is! I am hoping so much Mr. Grinch gets a loving home.

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  19. In reply to your comment on our blog (and I'm sorry if you know all this ... you've been at this longer than I so chances are you know all this): It's dark here too. Like RIDICULOUSLY dark. If you look at our older pictures (though some I'm replaced with newer edited ones), you'll see just how dreadful things were before. It doesn't help our cases that our cats have mostly dark fur. For lighting ... on action shots or in shots where I can't have the camera set on something for stability, I have to use a flash otherwise it's blurry (the trade off being that the flash reflects off Bear's fur in places and you just see white in the picture). For the shots like in today's post ... I modify the color temperature (for some reason in the darker shots, the temp tips toward yellow/brown ... I actually use an auto-correct because I suck at the mechanics) and then lighten, lighten, lighten. The main difference between our older pictures and the newer ones are editing. Some pictures you can't edit as light as you need them ... they just look horrid. But as I said, the main difference between the old and new pictures is only editing (color temp and exposure). Bear used to be a complete stinker about pictures. He'd run away or turn his back to me. But after MONTHS of trying to bribe him with treats (only to get 400 pictures ... and no usable shots) and taking endless pictures ... he doesn't react anymore. Of course, he's a cat ... sometimes he's not in the mood PERIOD. But occasionally, he'll mug. I NEVER thought I would see this day! NEVER! Here's another thing I can tell you ... sometimes the photographer just gets lucky. For every picture on the blog, there are HUNDREDS of other takes and angles. I just take pictures until Bear (or I) get(s) bored. Mudpie is so gorgeous ... I'm just in awe. I'd hope she'd get used to the camera eventually too :)

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  20. Oh, poor Mr. Grinch. There just HAS to be a family that will give him a home for the rest of his days. Our paws are crossed. Thank you for sharing him.

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  21. We're purring for Mr. Grinch and hope there is a home for him to spend his remaining days. How sad....

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  22. What a darling Mr. Grinch is. And I'll bet you're right: He has the right home out there somewhere. I've met a few people in my community who actively seek out hospice kitties to love. That work is heartbreaking, but for these families, it's also filled with joy. They get to be with a cat during it's most grievous time of need. I hope Mr. meets a family just like that very soon.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  23. What beautiful kittens and purring and praying that some family can open their hearts to Mr. G and give him a loving home for his time here.
    Luvs
    Marty

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  24. OH MAN! I would take him, no hesitation, at all. I dearly hope someone else has our level of love and hope for Mr Grinch and takes him on. He deserves no less.

    We have done 'fospice' care and, although we did not have Nemo long, the joy he brought us, and gentle love and care we gave him still makes us proud we took him on.

    Please, someone, take Mr Grinch on. He will make your life a joy.

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  25. Mr. Grinch has beat the odds thus far! Hopefully he will be able to beat the odd and find a family that will provide him with everything he needs for how ever long he needs it. All our paws are crossed for him! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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