-Helen Morrison, Board president
We are coming into the official season of Thankfulness. Of course, there is hopefully a sense of thankfulness throughout the year. Even in times of challenge, both personal and within Community, there is much to be thankful for. I asked our volunteers to share some of the things they are thankful for, both in their own lives and around the Shelter. Here are some of their offerings.
1. I am thankful for my health, after a year of restricted diet and eating modifications my body is strong and healthy, and I have worked full time since March 2020 as a health care provider without any illness.
2. Shelter: I am thankful and grateful for a wonderful, experienced passionate director who leads a team of caring and competent individuals going above and beyond for cats in the Kingdom.
2. Hope for our fur friends
I am thankful for my family, they are always there to support me and are my best friends in life. I am thankful that at the shelter the owners look very thoroughly at potential adopters to make sure that the cats are going to good homes where they will be loved.
"Something" I am thankful for--Jack, the old soul cat--coal black with FIV--but strong and a fearless protector of little Silver, a delicate silvery-grey--once feral, now seeking human contact. and for whom I am equally thankful.
And the shelter?--Of course, this ties in with my first response.
Without my time as a shelter volunteer, I would not be graced with the presence of Jack and Silver. For it was at the shelter I was able to meet, work with, and get to know Helen Morrison, and it was Helen who several years ago asked if I could board Jack and Silver over the cold winter months. And on Christmas Eve that winter, I asked Helen if these two gifts could remain here as permanent residents. I heard joy in her acceptance of my request--but no surprise whatsoever!
And here they are now--Jack beside me--and little Silver nestled in a warm chair across the room.
And due to the shelter, to Helen, and to the many other caring volunteers, there are many many happy endings just like mine-- :
I am thankful for my geology class, which I love so much.
I am thankful for the time I get to spend at the shelter with so many wonderful cats. They help calm me down and I love them so much as well.
Here are my gratitude reflections:
1. I am grateful for my health, friends and family including my cats!
2. At the shelter, I am grateful for Bobbie, because he is showing me the transformative power of affection and simple attention.
1. I am thankful I live in Vermont.
2. I am thankful for all the cats I have gotten to know over the years. And I am thankful for all the wonderful people at the shelter, some I don't know well and some I have been privileged to get to know. I am thinking about Jennifer Giles, in particular.
I am so Thankful in Life for being a twin! I have a fraternal twin sister who is and always has been my Best Friend Forever and, when 'twin moments' happen, they are precious and priceless!
Being part of the Shelter, I am so Thankful in the way everyone involved with it treats each other, no matter the job they are doing, so gently and with honest appreciation.
I’m thankful for my family- human and non human
I’m thankful for Dr Sally!💕
I am thankful for family; for my siblings that I have a deep love for in spite of the hurts inflicted while growing up and my sons who have shown me the truth behind unconditional love.
I am thankful to be a part of the shelter community, both furry and human. There I experience gratitude, wisdom, compassion, independence, playfulness and love!
Something I'm thankful for: I am very thankful to have so many supportive people in my life.
Something I am thankful for about the shelter: I am very thankful that KAS is able to help so many cats that are a challenge whether it is behavioral or health or hospice.
I am very very thankful for my home and the beautiful Vermont land I live on....and for my precious cats, especially Henri and Tux who added so much to Julia’s and my life..
I am so thankful that we have a place where stray and surrendered cats can come and be safe and made whole for their next loving and forever home.
We do have much to be thankful for. We are thankful for what we have in our lives at this moment. And we are thankful for those precious beings, human and feline, who are gone now, but graced our lives beyond measure. And…. we are thankful for you, our supporters, our friends, our volunteers, and especially our Shelter cats and kittens, alumni and present. And I imagine, in their own way, they are thankful for us.
Thank you from our kitties, Sandy and Sunny!