November 4, 2011

Dona Nobis Pacem

Eden the Peace Cat

Today, we’re taking part in “BlogBlast for Peace.” Since Mimi Lenox started it in 2006, this day of peace has grown to include thousands of bloggers in 53 countries. How, we wondered, could we integrate Dona Nobis Pacem (Latin for “grant us peace”) into our blog about the cats at the shelter? Then we looked at our pal Eden, and we had our answer.

When you see Eden head on, his facial markings are reminiscent of the "Peace" symbol. That's pretty appropriate, because (like so many of us) this sweet boy yearns for peace and love. Eden came to PAWS from a home where yelling, screaming and discord were normal, so we understood why he wasn't sure he could trust the people or cats here. He would watch warily from the confines of his litter box as we moved about the room. He’d make himself as small as possible. He shied away from our touch. Would this handsome boy ever be okay?

Behold the transformative power of peace. While PAWS isn’t a “home,” it is a place where Eden has experienced more peace than he had ever known. That peace, which comes from knowing the humans here speak gently, move slowly, and offer encouragement, pets and food, has given him the courage to love and trust. It’s especially evident whenever he confidently jumps down from his chosen perch to greet his favorite volunteers.

Eden has been at PAWS for more than two years, and he’s so ready to find his own forever family. He’s still reserved and cautious, so he would do best in a quiet home with people who will be patient as he adjusts to his new surroundings. But we know Eden will be a great and loyal friend. Won’t you please consider giving this “Peace Cat” the home he deserves?

Wishing peace for all beings this day and every day,

Kevin, Tracey, Sammy and Moosey

57 comments:

  1. It's so sad that Eden came from a lousy home life! I so hope that someone comes along soon to love him as he deserves! xoxoxo

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  2. Beautiful peace globe and post. Purrs for this very special "Peace Cat" Eden to find the right and perfect forever home very soon.

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  3. Beautiful globe! We hope Eden finds a wonderful forever home soon.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  4. OHHHH!! We love Eden's face and we hope he finds a wonderful home!! Love your Globe, too!
    Your TX furiends,

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  5. Purrs for peace today - and lots of purrs to Eden and hopes that he finally finds his real home!

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  6. Eden was the perfect choice for your peace globe. I hope he finds a forever home soon. Peace be with you today and every dayl

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  7. Wishing everyone peace, and wishing that "Peace Cat Eden" finds his forever home soon.

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  8. Thank goodness Eden found peace with you - he must have had a very traumatic start to his life. We are purring for peace for so many nations, people and animals.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  9. So good to read Eden has found his own peace.

    Happy blogblast day wishes!

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  10. Here's hoping there' a peaceful existence in every cat's home and Eden, you're an inspiration on this special day.

    Thanks.

    Tom
    xoxo

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  11. Eden's face does look like a peace sign!! We hope he finds his furever home soon.

    And we wish you all peace...today and everyday.

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  12. That's what we all hope for when we meet a frightened cat. It's great that Eden has learned that he is safe and well-loved at PAWS. The only better thing would be a safe, loving forever home.

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  13. Peace to you all. Your globe is beautiful.

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  14. Great globe! I hope Eden will find a wonderful home...

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  15. Oh, Eden, we're sending you purrs that you find a wonderful, wonderful forever home. Kitty kisses from us.

    And universal Peace and Blessings to you all.

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  16. Eden, with your beautiful face of peace, i wish you find a peaceful forever home and family very soon! You deserve it boy!!

    Also Peace to all animals and people at PAWS!

    Headbumpies & Purrrrrrs
    ~Ruis

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  17. What a lovely post. Thank you.
    Eden lives in a room at PAWS with a number of other cats and they all get along beautifully. Peace.

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  18. Handsome boy! He's probably ready now to go trust someone in a new place.

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  19. What a handsome, gentle looking boy he is. We hope he gets his home very quickly.

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  20. guys!!! you won the fantasy halloween category again!!! Please contact The White Dog Army so you can collect your prize!!!!! congrats!!!!!!!

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  21. Gosh Eden, we are so surprised no one has fallen in love with your "peaceful" face.You deserve a very special home and family and we hope they will appear VERY soon!

    Peace and love friends.


    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  22. This is such a wonderful idea, the whole world need peace and love!
    Beautiful post my sweet friends,
    purrs to you all
    Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

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  23. What a great way to post about Peace and show how much Peace is needed. We sure hope Eden does find a super duper home. That is so sad when a cat or any animal has to go through all that. Sending lots of purrs Eden that you will find a home.

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  24. We never saw the peace written on Edsel's face until you mentioned it; ut's wonderful that he has found some for his own. We wish people would just quit acting like animals and more like cats.

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  25. A dear face and a deserving darling boy. I so wish I could have him..and every other baby that needs a home.

    xoxox

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  26. What a very sweet post about Eden. Wishing him a forever home and peace to you all.

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  27. Dona Nobis Pacem to yous guys!
    Rock on!
    Kisses
    Nellie and Kozmo

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  28. Totally purrfect! Peace to all species everywhere!

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  29. wow, two years...such a long time for a kitteh to wait for his furever home. But being at PAWS is so much more peaceful than where he was, so I am thankful for that. Purring for Eden today, and for all creatures great and small. And thank you for reading the RPO blog. =^..^=

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  30. We wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting our blog and to extend our hope that Eden finds the peace of a family of his own soon.
    Snuggles and peace,
    Taz, Runt, and Charles in IL

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  31. Eden is a beautiful peace kitty.

    Best wishes to you and yours, and all the purries waiting for forever homes, today and in all the days to come.

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  32. purrs for peace
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  33. I love Eden's face! So fitting for the theme indeed! I hope she finds her forever home soon. Wishing for world peace <3

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  34. A lovely BlogBlast for Peace post !
    It sure lookes like a peace symbol in Edens face :)
    I keep my paws crossed for that Eden will get a forever home soon !!!

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  35. Sending peace, love & purrs. We're also blogging for peace at my other blog the Boomer Muse http://blog.laylamorganwilde

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  36. Peace to you always friends! I love Eden's peace sign face, how very special. I hope he finds a wonderful home :-)

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  37. Oh goodness, what a gorgeous peace-sign face Eden has. I so hope he will find his perfect Forever home soon. Peace to you.

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  38. He IS a Peace cat! Keep bringing a measure of peace to those furries!

    Peace!

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  39. Awesome post! Eden may lead the way so that someday all will understand. What a beautiful Peace Badge! We are proud to know you are peace blogging with us and so many others around the world today...our dream is strong and we are not alone and we pray that someday ALL voices will join ours and all will know PEACE! Thank you.

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  40. Eden, is a beautiful cat. I love and rescue animals in need of a home. I have three cats and a dog. Thank you for all you and Eden do in the name of Peace.

    I'm wishing a forever home for Eden soon.

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  41. United we furries stand today, and every day, for world peace. Oh if only the humans could get it together. Peace to you and your family.

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  42. Oh, how we wish he could find a good home! He reminds us of our Mica Moo, so very shy and reserved. The mom once said to her girl, imagine Mica Moo at a loud house & she would be the cat who would live her life under furniture. The girl said it was the saddest thing she ever heard. But that sounds like Eden's old life! Good luck, and peace always!

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  43. What a touching and heartfelt post - a perfect tribute for BlogBlast for peace. My paws are crossed for Eden. Someone will be very blessed to have this special cat. His markings are extraordinary and I hope someone will connect with deeper meaning of Eden soon.

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  44. we join you in peace and purrs.. (and concatulations on the halloween win!). Love Darcy and Bingley xx

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  45. Nice articles. I'm just blogwalking and very happy to stop here. And also give you some comment here.

    Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog too.

    Thanks for share,
    * Rio Prasetyo *

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  46. you know how much my Mom loves John Lennon...PURRFECT

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  47. Blessings to you for the work that you do. It is peace activism in action, helping abused animals, those who have no voice. You inspire!

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  48. Eden is such a handsome kitty! I'm happy that he is with wonderful people at PAWS. And it must be why his eyes look so gentle and peaceful :-) I hope he'll find forever home very soon.

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  49. What a great post for your BlogBlast for Peace entry. I hope Eden finds a forever home. So Gorgeous. Joining you in purring for peace...

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  50. It makes me happy to hear that you have brought peace to this beautiful boy! I hope he finds his furever home soon.

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  51. It thrills the White Dog Army to let you know that your shelter treaters have won Hansel's Halloween Spooktacular contest for the Fantasy Category! You have won a $25 gift certificate to your choice of PetCo, PetSmart, or Wal-Mart...which can be used to fill some special need you have or for LOTS of treats! Please email momma at sehismith@aol.com and let her know your choice as well as your postal mail address! Congratulations on a lovely entry.

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  52. Wishing him good luck in finding his furever home.

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  53. I am convinced Eden will find a home. Our Diva dog came from an abusive situation, she now rules the roost in our home.
    Peace be with you and yours always.

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  54. Beautiful post! He surely does have a peace symbol upon him. Amazing.
    Thank you for blogging peace with us today and for introducing us to Eden.

    You are #2197 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery at blogblastforpeace.com

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  55. You are so, so right...he really has got the peace symbol on him....he's a special cat, that one! Whoever gets to be his hooman bean will surely be a very lucky person!

    Peace to you and yours!

    [A link to your post will be on my blog 'Peace Bloggers Unite' soon]

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