A few weeks ago a client was sitting in his car in my lot and called me to tell me there was a kitten in the parking lot! I could not believe this little creature was hidden away in the bushes close to the road.
Over the next 2 days I left food and water and created a shelter for the little kitten. It was very skittish and ran whenever I got too close so I was very careful when approaching it's hiding place.
I started asking folks if there was anyone who rescues or fosters kittens and low and behold Kay Neal was a foster mom from Whiskers Tails and Ferals just a mile away.
I had a dream on the second night and the name Jack came to me. I did not know if the baby was male or female yet somehow Jack seemed to fit this spirit.(How it got there no one knows!)
With the help of my Husband we trapped "Jack" and Kay came and took the baby home. That afternoon I called Kay and she said" I was just going to call you! This is the sweetest kitten I have ever held".(and it was a boy!) I had thought since it was so skittish when we caught it that it would be wild. She said from the moment she picked it up it has not stopped purring!
I have 3 cats so there was no way I could introduce another one to my family without causing trauma.
The first person I talked to about Jack immediately, without hesitation said..."I will take him" and the rest is history as they say.
I write this story this Thanks Giving 2022 because I realize that embracing and caring for one tiny spirit enriches and adds so much love in my life.
In support of all creatures I ask you to think about adopting a living light this year.
I am so THANKFUL for all the love I receive from YOU my Clients, Friends and Family and from my babies Bella, Max and Miss Betty and now
HAPPY THANKS GIVING TO ALL
Whiskers, Tails & Ferals (whiskerstailsandferals.com)
For all you Jack Fans I thought you would enjoy how he is doing!
Cynthia loves to play dress up and wasn't sure about dressing a boy kitten up. I told her I think there are cute boy clothes and she ran with that one! Enjoy this evolution in real time! She says he gives kisses and that just melts my heart!
Jameson Animal Rescue
Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
Whiskers, Tails & Ferals (whiskerstailsandferals.com
What a lovely story for this day of special gratitude!
You are a light, for so many Jessel
And often show the way to a richer life
I am happy to call you friend
Love you! J
A Napa friend just shared the story of Jack and I realized that I no longer receive your e-mails. I moved up to Lake County ages ago but still try to stop by the gallery every so often when I get back to town and I always enjoy knowing what you are up to. So . . . please reinstall me to your distribution list. That will be most appreciated. Thanks.
That Jack certainly is a handsome boy! There looks to be wisdom on his face and in his eyes and I was not surprised to read that he is a purrer. Nice to have the story have such a happy ending. V
Thank you for the wonderful story!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! V
Love this! M
Best Thanksgiving Ever! Thank you for sharing and being YOU. As always, your heart is full of the fullest love and compassion.
One of my clients wrote me this morning to let me know they had to put their 3 year old golden lab to sleep yesterday. We had just cleaned their house on Tuesday and I knew they were concerned he wasn't feeing well. Of course, my heart was broken.
I wrote them a loving response and something led me to open your email, next. Your precious Jack story lifted my heart to another level and I knew there was definitely some Joy and Hope to hold onto. That's going to be my focus today.
Thank you so much for sharing this blessing. S
Happy Thanksgiving Jessel! Thank you for sharing that wonderful experience with us! Hi cutie Jack…I’m so happy for you! S
What a wonderful story. I volunteer weekly at the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch in Napa and we do rescues also—of all kinds of cats, dogs, horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, etc. And I also got a new baby boy kitty from there awhile ago. His name is Wiscky!! Thank you for saving this darling little fellow!
What a wonderful story, Jessel! And I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thank you for sharing this story. I just love your heart. You write so beautifully.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful and yummy day.
New baby Jack! So so sweet! You are an Angel Happy thanksgiving 🍁 Love you Bestie Cg
That is the sweetest story!
Hugs to you Jessel and cheers to a happy and heart-filled Thanksgiving
Thanks for a nice story for Thanksgiving. My Sasha came from Whiskers and he’s been with me a long, happy time.
Best and Happy Thanksgiving, P
The true spirit of the holiday! Chewy says, “I love the people who care about me!” (Cute enough for a magazine cover, but he’s a rescue) Have a great holiday! L
This is so lovely. You definitely have saved a life. H
What a sweet spirit and sweet story. On this day I want to let you know that I am thankful for your friendship and collaboration. Happy Thanksgiving.
What a beautiful and heartwarming story! I have a family of rescuers and my son has rescued a baby named Jack, as well. Thank you so much for sharing this story. Friends,
D & S
What a sweet story! This is the true meaning g of Thanksgiving--reaching out to help others, be they animals or people, because it spreads gratitude and love. Well-done!! D
That is a fantastic idea, Jessel. Let me know if I can lend you a hand with a fundraiser. Jack is a blessed little kitty! 🐱 J
Oh, that’s so sweet! Happy Thanksgiving, Jessel!
And thank you for being YOU!
Appreciatively, and with love, K
I LOVE this story. Bravo to you & Gary, Kay and Cynthia! Makes my heart so happy. What a cutie that little Jack is!!
Think of you often and wish I could visit more. I've been so busy w/work. My job is physically hard but I enjoy being around kids again and of course, feeding them! Also, I love the school breaks, summer most of all. No other job has a 10-week break June - August!!
I MISS you so. Will be in Napa the weekend before Christmas and will stop by to say hello.
Love love love you and I am so GRATEFUL that I took those zumba classes back in 2010 and gained such a wonderful friend.
This just made my day! A truly heartwarming Thanksgiving story!
What a sweet story! Jack is a lucky kitty to have found his way to you. Wishing you and your husband and loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving. 🍴