Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Did you ever.....

....receive something just because?

Recently I did and OMCs it is such a super duper feeling to know you
are thought of by your friends just because.
Last week I received a "just because" package from 
Phoebe and her siblings
http://www.15andmeowing.com/
During April they  completed the A-Z book Challenge and lo and behold they sent us
"Making Rounds with Oscar", aka the O  challenge, by Dr. David Dosa...

And their mom crochets the bestest cat toys filled with nip.  


This book is a true story about Oscar tiny kitty who went to live at  Steere House Nursing and Rehab Center in Rhode Island, Oscar grew into an extraordinary cat who could sense when the end of life was coming for residents.  Oscar is very independent and makes his rounds daily.  When he detects end of life, he stays with residents to comfort them until they pass.

Mom here:
The book is especially meaningful to me. My Mom was in a Reminiscence care facility the last 11 months of her life.  There was a resident cat in her area named Remi(niscence) Oscar reminds me a lot of Remi. He was such a loving Tabby. He made rounds daily..deciding where/who he would spend the day with or sit beside on the couch. 

31 comments:

  1. It takes a special kind of critter to know when something like that is happening...sounds like a touching story.

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  2. Crikey Madi ...... that was so nice of Phoebe and her siblings, aye?? You deserve it though. You're pretty special for a kittie cat.

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  3. The 15 and Meowing human is so nice and so generous! That was an awesome gift, and perfect for you and your human, Madi.

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  4. What a lovely story and beautiful giftie
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. What touching gifts! That's a really sweet story.

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  6. What a superthoughtful gift from Phoebe and her siblings and their mom♥

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  7. That sure is a very nice gift and those toys are very popular here too. I bet it is a great book.Such nice gifts.

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  8. Hari Om
    That is just plain beautiful!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  9. Oscar and Remi both sound like exceptional creatures. Great story about both of them.
    Wonderful presents from your friends.

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  10. Sweet book and nifty new toy, Madi!!
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Kathy and Molly

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  11. OH MADI what a totally special Surprise Pressie Package THAT was... we are glad to hear a story about how you kitties seem to KNOW and UNDERSTAND certain thingys and are able to Help Peeps in times of need.

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  12. Sweet :-) always great to receive a special present. ENJOY your new toy. Golden Woofs SUGAR

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  13. Furst we love that heading, and then what a grand gift, and we love that it has such a special meaning to you. Our wienie is one smart and loving girl, look how she wormed her way into our house.
    stella rose

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  14. What a very special, "just because", pressie, Madi!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  15. What a special gift for a special kitty
    Lily & Edward

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  16. So thoughtful and very special!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  17. What a thoughtful gift and what a wonderful kitty!!! Animals really do have amazing powers.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  18. phoebe & crew R total lee kewl.....and they DUE make de best nip crochett toyz on de planet...N joy de toyz madi & N joy de book mom ♥♥♥

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  19. What a wonderful story. I think that all assisted living facilities should have resident pets. ♥

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  20. That is such a sweet surprise! And we just love the personal connection with Remi.
    Cammie!

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  21. I would love a cat to sit with me in my final hours.
    Great toys.
    Merle...............

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  22. Gee, what a wonderful thing to do!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  23. That is just wonderful, kitties rock!

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  24. What a wonderful surprise pressie.

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  25. Thank you for the shout out. Your Mom was definitely meant to have that book and I hope you enjoy the toys.

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  26. Just because surprises are the best! We think that books sounds wonderful...and Madi, looks like you're really enjoying that 'Nip'.

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  27. Just Because is the absolute best reason to get a gift! How wonderful to have such friends ~RascalandRocco

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MADI AND Mom
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