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November 4, 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem



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 more than 200 countries, all blogging about one thing ... PEACE.

Our peace globe this year features our beautiful and adoptable friend, Sarah.  For a very long time after she came to PAWS, Sarah was frightened and confused by all of the strange sights, sounds and smells present at the shelter.  She was extremely cage dependent, rarely venturing out even when it was time for her "out" time.  It was clear that she had been let down by humans before, and she just wasn't sure she could trust the people or cats here.

While PAWS isn’t a “home,” it is a place where Sarah has experienced love and gentle care.  And those things have allowed her to come to a place of peace, born from knowing the humans here speak gently, move slowly, and offer encouragement, pets and food.  It's such a pleasure for us to watch as she learns to love and trust again, especially when she rushes to greet her favorite volunteers for some "together" time.

Sarah isn't a lap cat, but she loves human company. She is so ready to find her own forever family. She’s still cautious with new people and situations, so she would do best in a quiet home with folks who will be patient as she adjusts to her new surroundings. Won’t you please consider giving Sarah the home she deserves?

Wishing peace for all beings, today and every day,

Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe

52 comments:

  1. What a lovely peace globe featuring Sarah. This is the perfect post for peace as Sarah learns to trust humans again. Dona Nobis Pacem

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  2. This is my first year participating, and I am very excited!

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  3. We hope Sarah will soon be chosen and will be happy in her new forever home.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  4. We love that quote from Mother Teresa.

    We're sending purrs and peace to all, and are crossing our paws that Sarah finds a wonderful home. Being wary of new situations and people shouldn't be an issue -- Derry still is, and still is easily startled and scared, even after almost 7 years with us! So if he can find a good forever home, we have hope that Sarah can too. :-)

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  5. P.S. With the understanding that Sarah's issues and experiences are not the same as Derry-Bear's of course. (It's early...need caffeine.)

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  6. That is such a great post for Peace. We also love that quote. We sure hope that Sarah can find a nice quiet home. Take care.

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  7. This is such a lovely post, Kevin. The image, quote, and story of Sarah are all so touching. I remember seeing Tracey sitting in a chair pulled up to the front of Sarah's cage when she was in the meeting room, gently coaxing her to accept a little petting. We could hardly reach in to clean the litter box without getting scratched! Sarah has come a long way with patient care and love.
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  8. Love the image of peace blobe and beautiful Sarah. How wonderful she is receiving all the care and love, and began to trust humans again. I hope she finds her purrfect forever home where she'll live peacefully xoxo

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  9. Sarah is a beautiful girl! While we understand that shelter life is stressful for kitties, we are so glad that PAWS is giving Sarah so much love while she waits for her happily ever after.

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  10. We purr for peace. Thank you for bringing peace to many homeless animals.

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  11. What a lovely story for this post. Peace to all.

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  12. Your peace globe is beautiful. And so is sweet Sarah. We send lots of purrs, love, and peace to Sarah and everyone at PAWS!

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  13. What a lovely globe and beautiful story of Sarah.

    peace filled purrs
    Annabelle♥Boo♥Jinx♥Ping

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  14. What a sweet story of Sarah's journey of healing ... journey of Peace.

    Dona nobis pacem.

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  15. What a sweet post and graphic. I pray Sarah gets her forever home soon.

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  16. What a beautiful way to celebrate such a special day...with a cat like Sarah. Her story warms our hearts and we pray she has a real forever home very soon.
    xo

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  17. Sarah is such a lovely lady, and it sounds as if she is ready for a home where she can get the love she so deserves. We will purr and pray for peace today as well as for loving homes for all the kitties around the world. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  18. Love how you incorporate Sarah who needs a home into the peace post.

    Mother Teresa left us so many great quotes. :)

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  19. Bless you for the work you do! May Sarah find her forever home.

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  20. Thank you for sharing, and best of luck to Sarah. May she live a long, safe life in a peaceful, forever home.

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  21. I pawsitively adore this, it is one of my faves. Just pinned it. Wishing a world full of peace to us all!
    xoxo

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  22. That was beautiful and so is Sarah. We so hope she finds peace in her new home really soon.

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  23. What a wonderful event! I've never heard of this one, so thanks for sharing. I hope Sarah finds a nice quiet and peaceful home very soon.

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  24. That is a lovely peace globe. I hope Sarah finds her perfect home very soon.

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  25. What a lovely peace globe with Sarah. We hope she finds a happy and peaceful home soon!

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  26. Peaceful Pawkisses to all of you :) <3

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  27. Wonderful image; wonderful message. This is my fave day of the year to be a blogger.

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  28. Lovely peace globe and qoute <3
    Me too is purring for world peace !

    XOXO

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  29. Animals teach us so much. I still miss my little spook Mr Tucker, who went to the Bridge just a few short years ago.

    Peace to you all.

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  30. Oh . . . best wishes to Sarah as she waits for a home. As I read your peace post, I thought about some people I know who could use an environment where they learn to trust again. We all need that. Peace!

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  31. Dona Nobis Pacem! We're purring for peace. Great Peace Globe...we hope sweet Sarah gets a home soon.

    The Florida Furkids

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  32. Sarah is beautiful! She reminds Mom of Roxy, a calico at the shelter she volunteers at - she is very much like Sarah. She use to be very scared and would hide in her box in the cage - now she comes out and sleeps with the rest of the cats waiting for adoption. Peace be with you all <3

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  33. Such a beautiful kitty, and very beautiful graphic. Peace to your and yours friends.

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  34. Love the peace graphic. And Sarah sounds like a very sweet and deserving kitty. Hope she can find her purrfect home.

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  35. Peace and Love to all of yous and all of the Paws Kitties and Sarah is gorgeous!!!
    Kisses to yous all!
    Nellie

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  36. Wishing you all peace too :)
    Purrs for Sarah.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  37. Peace and Love to all of you too! Purring for Sarah to find a loving furrever home!
    Marty

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  38. Gweat posty and weez shawin' and purrayin' fur a pawsum home fur all da kitties,

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  39. We join our white paws with yours, Sarah, in asking that our world know Peace for all in our lifetimes. We bless you, Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe for spreading the positive message of today's Blogblast and ask that you know the personal peace of a safe, secure, loving home.

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  40. She represents the peace globe very well !
    For the first time since 2006, I haven't got a mail to participate, so of course I forgot.

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  41. Peace really is one of the best things for which we can purr.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  42. Sarah, lovely girl, we're wishing you a wonderful peaceful home of your own!

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  43. Hello Mr. K and Mom Tracey.

    We have this saying in the Catholic Church during Sunday Mass, "May Peace be with You!" We're passing it to you.

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  44. Inner peace is truly where oeace begins but inner peace is more easily attained when "outer" peace is evident. Hopefully Sarah will trust more and more and find the peaceful home she deserves :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  45. I hope Sarah finds a forever home soon...you do a good thing giving her and the others a place to be while they are waiting - thank you. We need good people like you to balance those who are not so kind.

    Peace to you and yours

    Nameste

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  46. This is a lovely and thoughtful offering for peace day. She is a beautiful girl and I hope she found the home she deserves. You do good work here!
    Thank you for blogging for peace with us today.
    You are #8926 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery @ blog4peace.com

    Peace to you and yours always,
    Mimi

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