Thursday, December 30, 2010

Esperanza, Mother of the Year

Hi, Percy here.  As you can tell, this is one of those lazy days.  So if you don't mind, I'll just introduce today's post while lying down with my eyes closed. Jan's hacking is still keeping us awake most of the day, so we have to catch a few winks when we can.

But I'm awake. hones ...zzzzz.  Oh, sorry.  I almost dozed off.  This kitty bed cushion is so soft and comfy.  We don't have any news, so we'll just get right to the post.

Esperanza, Mother of the Year at Edmonton Humane, cared for and nursed 5 healthy puppies and a kitten, despite a severe fracture of the femur.  When found and turned into the shelter, she needed surgery to repair her leg. Jake the kitten was temporarily separated from her canine family so she could learn to eat cat food. 

If the video doesn't play, click here.

In an effort to save her leg from amputation Esperanza had the donated surgery on December 8 and was reunited with Jacob.  The whole family will be going into foster care when a suitable home for their special needs is found.

Hope you enjoyed the vid ... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


  1. A very beautiful mother.

  2. What a wonderful story about Esperanza - she looks like she might have some sibe in her. That kitty was very lucky - looks like the kitty thinks Esperanza is her mom.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. What a beautiful story. Esperanza is the best!!! WOW! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Oh wow. Thank you so much lovely people for rescuing beautiful Esperanza, her pups and her kitty!!! It's so heartwarming to read that not only were these lovely people around but that the vet waived fees to help her!

    And yay for brave and wonderful and gorgeous Esperanza!! She is truly a mum in a million!!

    Please take care of Jan lovely Percy!!

    All the best!! xx

  5. Mommas amaze me all da time, what can I say? It's still amazing how animals will take cares of another animal.

    Ummmm...your bed looks awfully cozy, I'll trade you a blankie fur it....hehehehehehehe!


  6. awwwww....

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  7. Wonderful story!

    My mom is still hacking, too!

  8. Raising a KHAT????

    Another sign the end is near -

    Oh wait, the end of the YEAR is near1

    Thanks fur sharing that great story!

    PeeEssWoo: We might have heard the khoughing here

  9. Terrific story, Jan.

    Happy New Year to you and your family. May 2011 be everything you wish for.

  10. I loved the video!
    Glad to know Esperanza is doing so well!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Purrs to Esperanza and to Jan too. Get better soonest!

  12. Gentleannie2 posting

    great page for a wonderful mommie
    may the best be with her always.
    may all have a Happy New Year, and all the furries be safe -


  13. That is one terrific video. Thank heavens for the people that saved her and for the nice vet that donated his time to fix her leg. That is such a neat story on New Years Eve. Thanks for showing us. Happy New Years to all the gang.

  14. Wow - that's amazing! Happy New Year to you all! Love Oliver and Ruby

  15. Our mama's eyes are leaking!!!!!!! What a treasure Esperanza is...and what a beautiful story!!!!!! We will be purraying that her, the puppies and the kitten will find loving homes soon.


  16. Our best wishes for 2011 for all of you!

  17. Happee noo yeer to u an yerz.
    Luv-yer frend-jh
    Pee ess-esperanza izza byootiful mudder uv da yeer!

  18. If only people could be as compassionate and caring as animals.

    From our house to your, we wish you an amazing 2011!

    Oskar & Pam

  19. My kitties, Pişi & Squeak, just LOVE this story, and so do I! Thanks for posting!


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