Thursday, July 20, 2017

Still Waiting for Someone Like You

Anoushka hopes for a safe place to play!
It is summer in the Sonoran Desert. The sun is hot. The air is dry... until monsoon season. Then the windy, rainy, muggy conditions are obtrusive. 

A storm last Saturday ripped some vinyl fencing from my front yard. The piece was decorative, but now is wobbly.

Thanks, Mother Nature!

With each passing storm, I wait for the backyard's wooden fence to deteriorate further. Then there would be no barrier between my neighbor's dogs and my cats. If I did not feel safe before, I really do not feel safe now. 

But you can help. A donation to our fundraiser: A Block Fence for Anoushka would be most appreciated. 

We would like a block fence so our neighbor's dogs, renters, and parties do not continue to spill onto my private property. 

Everyone deserves A Safe Place. 

Your donation will go a long way in creating that for my cats and I.

Thank you!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summertime Monsoon in the Desert

We were hoping to have a new block fence up before the spring, but we are still waiting for donations. We are 1/3 of the way to our goal. All we are doing is waiting for YOU! 

The monsoon season is here and our temporary repairs will surely be unsecured by the end of summer. Then we are back to square one again. 

You can make our dreams of a safe and secure yard and home a reality.

We know you can do it! 

Just donate to the Block Fence for Anoushka. No one should ever feel unsafe in their own yard. Not even a kitty.

Thank you so much for your kindness! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Long and Winding Road

Fundraising is not anyone's best topic. You are asking people for money. That is a lose-lose situation to begin with. 

When your health and safety are at risk, you are disabled and on a fixed income, what choices do you have? 

I know I have to build a block fence to replace the old wooden one and soon. Without your support, that fence will never be built. Our yard will never be safe from predators. 

We have already lost two of our fur friends to the elements this winter.

We would appreciate any support you could give us. 

Would you please help A Safe Place for Us?

Please donate today. 

Thank you! 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

MIA, KIA in the USA

Cats will b cats, but that does not mean we miss them any less when they are gone.

Jimmy James has been Missing In Action (MIA) for over six weeks now. 

Chaun Elizabeth
Chaun has been gone for less time: about two weeks. I believe she is Killed In Action (KIA) because she would not leave my yard unless it was to bird. She slept in my patio and garage areas. Everytime I went outside, she greeted me. She was around for breakfast and dinner. 

Her mother lives next door. Her sister lives in my back yard most of the time. Both know Chaun is missing. 

I do not know why Chaun or Jimmy left the yard and did not return. What I can say is that if my block fence fundraiser had been funded in the autumn maybe I would not be saying good-bye to these two wonderful creatures now. 

A safe place is a comfortable place.  

So please consider donating to a Block Fence for Anoushka Leigh. It not only keeps felines safe but the disabled woman who lives here as well. We appreciate all you can do.

Thank you!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Celtic Heritage Day!

A Moving Castaway or Accident Victim?

I have written about James, my orange and white tabby, before. 

He is full of life. He is funny. He is loving. He is curious.

Since the neighbors left next door with their moving truck, I have not seen hide nor hair of my orange swirled cat. Coincidence? I do not believe the neighbors harmed him. He is a big kitty capable of making his own choices. 

But James has been gone since the beginning of February. I thought maybe he got caught up in a TNR trap because he is a boy and thinks with his stomach.

Now I am not so sure. I hope Jimmy James as I call him is okay. I hope he took a ride and is on his way back home. I call for him once at dinner time.

Please come home. 

A block fence is more important than ever now to keep the rest of my cat colony safe from harm.  James went missing when he usually lounged in my patio areas. 

You can make a difference in these cats' lives. Donate a few dollars today. 

Thank you for your time and funding of this very crucial project for A Safe Place for Us. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Abandoned by Neighbors

Well the last weekend of January 2017 brought with it the end of the renters next door. The backyard breeders moved. Half of that is a relief; half is not. 

With the old wood fence still not replaced with block, my household is concerned with our future prospects. 

Will bigger dogs move in? Or worse? 

Anoushka is still scared but is dealing with her situation as best as a little kitty can. 

Won't you help her gain the security she needs to be safe in her own yard? 

Please consider donating to a Block Fence for Anoushka, so we can truly have a Safe Place for Us. 

Thank you!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Still Not Safe

From one side of the fence, a homeowner can only do so much without the cooperation of the person on the other side. 

Over the holidays, one of the neighbor's dogs escaped and ended up back on my front patio. Alone, not in a pack, she was serene. Yet this great escape keeps highlighting the need for better security of the fence and property boundary. 

Their little girl is a nice dog, but does not belong in my yard. When I returned her to their front door, the renter sighed that the dog does not listen to him and he saw her go through a part of the fence that the patch couldn't reach. 

That is another issue: knowing and refusing to take responsibility on their part. 

What is a disabled person to do? 

With  your help I will finally be able to get a block fence and gate to keep my family and I safe in our own yard. 

Please consider donating to a Block Fence for Anoushka Leigh

Thank you. Your contribution to our cause could save a life.