Repost / Update: Helping Out Jacy

This is just one example of jacy’s amazing artwork.

Re-upping an abbreviated version of TaMara’s original bleg, because we’re *so* close…

Friend and fellow jackal jacy, as many of you know, has battled cancer and other health issues. She’s run into a bit of a problem and has set out a plan to get herself back on her feet.

Once she has it organized, she’ll be doing an art sale, which John or Betty will front page under our Artists In Our Midst series. She can do custom pet pictures…I’ve seen some of her samples and they are beautiful -, plus she has some beautiful things ready to go.

Link to her Etsy page

And finally, she has set up a GoFundMe, to help her get caught up.

Since having chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, I’ve had cognitive difficulties. It’s been very hard, because I run my own business and care for my children and my elderly mother alone. Over the past year there was an increase in my problems with fatigue, memory, and organization. An undiagnosed thyroid condition made things worse. I’ve been working hard with doctors and therapists to adjust to the problems with my brain and have developed strategies to make up for those deficits and I have new medication regimens. But while I was getting increasingly sicker I couldn’t take care of everything — including medical expenses and fighting for custody of my youngest child — and I got behind on bills.

Most of all, I think she can use some kind words of support.


Help a Kitten Out: Cat Bleg II Saving Grace Edition!

Look at that face!!!!

From commentor MomSense:

Here is a pet bleg for the kitty of my friend who died recently.  I would be so grateful if you would post this.

Grace is a very shy but well behaved little kitty.  Her mom Maya passed away at the end of January and ideally we would find a jackal home so she doesn’t have to go through the stress of being in a shelter with lots of people and other cats.

She has been an exclusively indoor kitty and we are not sure what her vet history is but the family will pay for a veterinary work up and all the testing and vaccinations she may need before going to a new home.  They will also help with transportation costs.

She is a very small kitty but I think she may be polydactyl.

Thank you!!!


Here’s some more pics of Grace:
MomSense will be along in the comments to tell us where Grace is currently located.
Update at 12:33 AM EST
Grace is currently in Brunswick, Maine.
You all know what to do!
Open thread!

Cat Bleg!

We have a pet bleg, specifically the need to find a home for an adult cat. This is from commenter CliosFanboy:

Mom Cat update:   If you missed the previous post a few weeks ago, my wife and I take care of a small feral cat colony that lives on our front porch. There are only two now: Mom Cat and Gray Mom. We follow Alley Cat Allies’ guidelines, so they have both been fixed and vaccinated. My wife and I have been house hunting for a new home as we’ve really outgrown this one. We need to find someone who can adopt the cats as I refuse to abandon then (not that my wife would either)

Well, an update.

  1. A few weeks ago I saw Mom Cat left eye was really, really runny. I took her to our vet with the help of a cat friend. (I have never picked up an adult cat in my life). The vet treated Mom Cat’s eye, but she lost the sight in it. She also got her updated shots, and I now have the monthly flea treatment I put on her back. The vet said other than the eye she was in good health, especially for a feral.
  2. My wife and I found a house. Unless something awful happens we will close March 5 and move March 11. We can’t take the cats! Feral colonies are very hard to move or I would.   My wife is very allergic so we can’t adopt Mom Cat, although she is very friendly and affectionate.   Plus our little wiener dog Spud (yes he’s on the BJ calendar) is NOT cat friendly. We need help with adoption.

Mom Cat is a good cat and I think a candidate for adoption to a patient cat person. Gray Mom would make a decent barn cat (she does not let people touch her). We also have three insulated feral cat houses which are available for anyone in the Northern VA/DC area.

Any BJers in this area available to help? I am talking Mom Cat to the vet this afternoon for booster shots and hope to talk to the cat rescue person there.

I will REALLY miss Mom Cat. If my wife were not so allergic I’d be working to gets the dogs adjusted to her and Mom Cat to new life inside…

Look at that face! Who could say no to that face?

You all know what to do and what you must do!

Open thread.

Time To Do a Good Deed: Get Your Pens Out!

From NewsChannel5:

MARLOW, Ok. (WIBW) — A World War II veteran from Marlow, Oklahoma is turning 93 on April 17th and his family is trying to get cards sent to him for his birthday as a surprise.

Daughter Liz Anderson tells CBS affiliate WIBW her dad Recil Troxel loves getting any kind of mail, and is obsessed with checking the mailbox.

“He sits here in his chair looking out the window every day,” Anderson said. “When the mail is here, he’s like the mail is here, we better go get the mail.”

But, it’s not very often Troxel finds something in there for him.

While Troxel’s birthday is in April, his family wanted to start his celebration early so he can get enjoyment from one of his favorite things.

The WWII veteran is currently undergoing cancer treatment, and his family just wants to make him happy.

If you’d like to send him a card, you can mail it to:

2684 North Highway 81
Marlow, Oklahoma 73055

So let’s get those pens out, get some cards, a postage stamp or two, and make someone’s day a wee bit brighter!

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Bleg: Slide Projectors


Is there any use for Kodak slide projectors and carousels? Do people buy them on EBay, for instance?

I am cleaning out my office closet. I’ve been slowly but surely digitizing my slide collection, and the carousels are piling up.

Open thread.