Say Hello to Floyd at Tenth Life

Tenth Life is a long way away from me. The human tells me that when we traveled on the metal tube from Maryland to San Diego, we probably flew near St. Louis, where Tenth Life is based. But even from far away, their work impresses me. My good furiend Lincoln is a Tenth Life alumnus.

Because of the good work they do, I like to share stories about felines they are helping. Today, I will introduce you to Floyd.

Floyd From Tenth Life Wants a Home
Floyd From Tenth Life Wants a Home

Floyd is an older feline who escaped his life on the streets and found his way to Tenth Life. He likes to spend his days lounging in his bed, and watching the world go by through the windows at Tenth Life. But do not think he misses living outside. He likes being inside a lot better, furiends!

If you look at Floyd’s head, you can see that his head is longer than most felines. On top of that, his eyes are more deeply sunk that a lot of us. Because of this, Floyd does not see as well as most felines. And that means he startles more easily than most felines. He also is sometimes scared of other felines.

Because of this, Floyd would likely do better in a home where there are no other felines or the other felines in the home are calm. He cannot go to a home where there is a feline like Koji running around! Even felines a little more calm than Koji would not be a good match for Floyd.

This kind and calm older feline deserves a home of his own. He is happy with Tenth Life, but we all know nothing beats a furever home. Can you give Floyd that home? If you can, please contact Tenth Life. And if you cannot, please share Floyd’s story so that someone else can.

Godiva’s Journey from Barn Cat

Godiva Is a Former Barn Cat Helped by Tenth Life

Let me say that there are many cats who live happy lives as barn cats. They do not have it as nice as a feline who spends their life inside with humans who love them, but they do have it better than many felines who do not have any shelter at all to protect them.

Godiva may have been better off than many other felines, but there is no question that this barn cat’s life changed on the day that Tenth Life came to help her. On that day, she was cold, hungry, and her tiny body was fighting off parasites.

Two humans looked over her, and tried to reassure her. She did not know what they wanted to do, so she tried to escape. But the humans knew they could give Godiva a better life, and they caught her. They told her everything was going to be okay, and somehow, Godiva knew they were right.

Godiva Is a Former Barn Cat Helped by Tenth Life
Godiva Is a Former Barn Cat Helped by Tenth Life

Godiva felt more reassured when gentle hands reached inside when she complained about being inside a box. This human put her inside a soft and warm sweatshirt and placed Godiva in their lap. Godiva didn’t know much about this, but she knew it felt good.

The human who made Godiva feel comfortable on that day also took her to the humans in white coats. They helped treat her, and while she didn’t like some of the things they did, she learned that it made her feel even better.

Now, Godiva has learned that the human who helped her that day will continue to help her until the day comes where other humans will take her home. And when that happens, Godiva will have come a long way from a cold and hungry barn cat to a loved member of a family. She hopes that day will come soon, so that Tenth Life can rescue more felines like her.

Are you that kind human? If you are, let Tenth Life know and if you cannot take this girl in, please share her story!

Tenth Life Cat Albie Can Use Some Help

The wonderful humans at Tenth Life Cats have done a lot of good for many felines.  Perhaps their most famous feline is my good furiend Lincoln.  This cat rescue group takes on the cases that no other rescue group is equipped to handle.  Most cat rescues are not well suited to handle a special needs cat, and so they turn to Tenth Life for help.

Help Tenth Life Complete Albie's Cat Rescue StoryNow one of the felines that Tenth Life is helping can use some help.  Albie is a sweet ginger cat who was abandoned when she was only two days old.  This poor girl was completely alone, and crying for some help.  A kind human found her and bottle fed Albie through her the critical first few days of a feline’s life.

After that, Albie made her way to Tenth Life, where one of their volunteers took care of this kitten.  The volunteer tended to Albie day and night, until she was able to eat on her own.  The first signs of the dietary challenges Albie would face developed during this time.    Albie was not able to tolerate the kitten formula Tenth Life typically uses.  Instead, she required a special formula.

Everything looked good for Albie, and it looked like once again Tenth Life would get to share a happy cat rescue story.  But her digestive issues continued, and about a year ago, she was taken to the humans in white coats for surgery.  A stricture in her intestine was removed in the hopes that her digestive discomfort would ease.  And for the second time, it looked like Albie was in good shape.

This was not the case, and poor Albie is in pain once again.  Tenth Life is showing what a wonderful cat rescue organization they are, because they are not giving up.  Albie is being taken to humans in white coats with specialized training.

Hopefully these humans in white coats will be able to find a solution to Albie’s digestive challenges.  As Tenth Life says, “this sweet, playful, and snugly girl deserves a life of ease after all she’s been through.”

Tenth Life is looking for help to pay for Albie’s medial expenses.  If you can give them green paper things, please do.  But if you cannot, please share her story and send healing thoughts for Albie.