Cola & Pepsi: bonded poodles struggling to survive in a sewer get a heartwarming rescue.
Not knowing the people’s intentions, look how the brother tries to protect his little sister! Such nice little sweeties.
A scared Golden Retriever panics during her rescue. Her reaction once she was saved is amazing!
Golden Retrievers are probably the kindest, nicest dogs in existence. How is it even possible that someone would abandon such treasure? And it appears the dog was abused, judging by her fear of humans.
But even being scared, she never attacked back and never barked. My heart melted when I saw her covering her eyes, like a scared little child. Every dog is a gift. But Golden Retrievers are just so magical and intrinsically benevolent that they stand out.
We do lots of walks and it just so happened that in our recent walks we’ve met a lot of Golden Retrievers. They always are the kindest and most huggable doggies imaginable. Usually, both dogs and cats we meet in our long walks run to us and we get to do a lot of petting.
To me, Golden Retrievers are a dog equivalent of dolphins because of their always positive, benevolent attitude and lovely disposition.
Blessings to all!
My next post in the LILECHKA series is coming soon. It’s about Princess Lila’s amazing last gift. Stay tuned!
A continuation of the tribute series, dedicated to Princess Lila, aka, Lilechka.
Lilechka was my super-familiar, beloved friend and companion of nearly 20 years. She passed on April 29, 2014 at the age of 19 and almost 9 months old.
In her memory, on August 9, 2015 we celebrated her 21 birthday. Lilechka had loved to bask in the sun in our big garden, which she missed terribly after we sold the house and moved to a more urban environment.
Our old garden
On May 9, 2015 we decided to remember Lilechka by visiting one of our favorite spots, Cornell Plantations at Cornell University, NY.
The gardens were fragrant and lush in their generous bloom. What’s especially remarkable is that Cornell Plantations grow many wonderful varieties of lilies. This always reminded us of our Lilechka, who was named Tiger Lily at birth for her lily like coloring.
We have taken lots of pictures of the gorgeous flowers and charming secluded corners.
As we walk you through the garden, please enjoy the views together with us!
This and the following week’s posts are dedicated to my beloved friend and companion of almost 20 years, Princess Lila, known affectionately at home as Lilechka. Today, on August 9, 2015, Lilechka would have turned 21. She passed just a few months short of her 20th birthday, last year.
Lilechka looked young, was active and sharp till almost the very last week. I was stunned and completely unprepared to her passing, and it took me a long time to get over it. I didn’t see it coming – I didn’t want to see… Meanwhile, Lilechka made it as easy for me as possible on so many amazing and unbelievable levels! Throughout my life I have experienced so many of Princess Lila’s gifts, all unique and precious in their own way.
Princess Lila (Lilechka) August 9, 1994 — April 29, 2014
But the biggest of them all was the gift she left when she knew she was about to leave us. The love and beauty she poured out those last weeks of her life were incredible. Her practically heroic behavior the last two days before her passing to make it easier for me, is something I will never forget. And the gift she left behind… is the stuff of legends.
It took me a long time to be able to sit down and start putting all this in writing, and it’s still hard. But deep down, I have been thinking about it since last year. The idea of the book was born almost immediately after she passed. I am starting to write this book, whose working title is Princess Lila’s Last Gift. I hope I will be able to release it next year.
Between this and the posts I plan to publish in the following weeks, I am offering you a glimpse of Lilechka’s story.
Princess Lila and I
When Lilechka was about 17, my hubby and I did a Psychic Q&A. This is a session in which I go into Alpha/Theta state and he asks me questions about the future. Psychic Q&A is my invention, and it capitalizes well on my gift of claircognizance, which means ‘clear knowing.’ Responses simply pop up in my head as knowledge. In some ways it’s clearer than clairvoyance, although it includes the elements of clairvoyance and clairaudience.
In that session one of the questions my hubby asked was whether Lilechka would be with us past her 20th birthday. Lilechka was still going strong at the time, but she was getting on with age and sometimes we both secretly wondered how long we had left with our beloved familiar. The three of us were so close that we sometimes jokingly referred to ourselves as the Holy Trinity.
Question: ‘Will Lilechka be with us past her 20th birthday?’
I heard my voice answering: ‘No, she will pass just short of her 20th.’
‘No?’ replied my hubby, taken aback.
‘No,’ I repeated sadly. ‘She won’t live past her 20th.’
This made us both sad and we wrapped up our Psychic Q&A. I thought a few times about that episode, but life went on, Lilechka kept healthy and strong, and with everything else that was happening in life, we forgot all about my prediction.
We only remembered it after Lilechka was no longer with us.
We had a good, long life together, Lilechka and I. We met well before I met my husband.
Lilechka is a Russian American kitty, born August 9, 1994; her striking tortoiseshell, lily flower-like fur caused her at birth to be named Tiger Lily. Her mommy, a Russian kitty called Diana, lived in Massachusetts and had a litter from the local tomcat. All kittens were adorable, but Lilechka was the cutest. Everyone who came to adopt the kittens wanted her. Soon, the hostess was forced to hang the sign:
Tiger Lily is spoken for
(she is a gift for a little girl’s birthday)
Like myself, Lilechka was a traveler, adventurer and explorer. When she was only 3 months old, she was riding a bus. My neighbor, that same nine-year-old girl to whom Lily was promised as a birthday gift, was taking her home in a small holed box lined with a towel. In the middle of a 3-hour trip, Lily got out of the box and decided to explore the bus. When the tearful girl discovered Lily was gone, the whole bus frantically searched for her in every nook and cranny.
The girl’s parents were away and they asked me to meet their daughter and her nanny, who accompanied her on the trip. When I met them at the New York Bus Terminal, the little girl was still shaken and in tears, but Lily was safely back in her box.
Soon after, the family moved away and the little girl quickly forgot the kitty over whom she once cried. And the kitty… became one of the biggest gifts of my life.
It happens sometimes that certain people enter our lives to deliver precious gifts, and after they do, they leave forever. More than once such a thing happened in my life.
The original Tiger Lily name somehow fell by the wayside. I called her Lily Cat, or affectionately, Lilechka. Lilechka always was a small and dainty kitty. Till old age she always kept her model-like girlish figure and excellent health. She weighed on average only 8-9 pounds. But as she grew and developed, behind that small frame, I saw a great spirit emerge.
Lilechka’s favorite place: on my desk, helping me with my work!
Lila’s favorite place – mommy’s desk next to plants and sunshine; beloved pastime – meditating on her favorite pillow
Lila, the Agatha Christie fan: Having worked hard, we both relax to watch 4:50 from Paddington. Well… I watch, while Lilechka enjoys her well-deserved nap on her favorite pillow, on top of her favorite desk, close to her favorite human 😉
Lila, the Cosmic Panther
As Lilechka grew older and wiser, her spirit started manifesting as that of a giant Cosmic Black Panther – the great protectress of the Universe, who travels stealthily and benevolently across the stars. Lila, the Cosmic Panther has a beautiful sparkling crown made of stars, and huge, strikingly shimmering green eyes.
As I started clearly seeing Lily as the Cosmic Panther, her name naturally morphed into Princess Lila. Lila means Divine Cosmos (Divine Creation) in Sanscrit, so it’s very fitting.
After she passed, Lila started appearing to me as the Cosmic Panther that she really was. It’s amazing that such a small, 8-pound kitty could embody such great spirit and leave such an indelible trace in one’s life.
In memoriam: Celebrating her life!
4/30/2014, one day after Lilechka left us. My desk. Lights and computer off. Her favorite pillows where she loved to sleep; flowers and golden orgone pyramid in her honor…
4/30/2014. Flowers for Lilechka, overlooking the blossoming garden where she loved to be in the last days of her life
I wish I took more pictures and did more videos of Lilechka.
Still, she did star as the Halloween Cat, in my video
The video isn’t spooky at all. It’s humorous and funny. Check it out!
She also appeared in the role of a sassy, smart and heroic cat Princess Lily in my first mystery STEPFORD USA (Accidental Spy Small Town Adventure)– ebook now happens to be on big sale on Amazon for only $1.49. It’s an easy read, great for cat and dog lovers, and lovers of light mysteries with happy endings and humor.
If I weren’t located so far away, I would have adopted this precious kitty in a second! And I would have never let her go.
On January 10, 2015, the beautiful long-haired cat called Masha became world-famous. Masha’s story went viral on the net and off. Masha is a community cat adopted by an apartment block in the small city of Obninsk, located in the Kaluga region of Russia. She lives in a box in a private corner of the lobby, and neighbors take turns caring for her. Masha loves her freedom of coming and going as she pleases and she enjoys visiting various apartments to say hi. Masha is a very kind and gentle kitty.
On January 10, a retired lady from the nearby apartment heard Masha’s loud mewing, which surprised her as normally Masha was quiet, and moreover, she would come to her door to say hi. Thinking that perhaps Masha was hurt, she and others rushed to her box, where they discovered their favorite kitty cuddled next to the 2.5-month-old baby to keep him warm.
It appears someone placed the baby, who was well-nourished and well-dressed, along with extra clothes, food and diapers, in Masha’s box. Masha, who would soon be a mother too, kept the baby warm for several hours, while mewing to attract attention.
When the ambulance came to take the baby to the hospital, Masha, like a doting mother, kept circling around, making sure the baby was well taken care of. She wouldn’t calm down until the ambulance left.
The baby is doing well and thanks to Masha, he has not suffered from exposure at all. The investigators are looking for his parents. His name is unknown, but the hospital gave him the name of Ivan Petrovich Obninsky (after Obninsk, the city where Masha saved his life). Video report in Russian.
Many people have offered to help out and to adopt both the baby and Masha. Masha is now both local and world celebrity, but she longs for the privacy she used to enjoy. The celebrity status means dealing with cameras all the time. It seems for now Masha decided to stay with the kind people who always took care of her.
Video of Masha-the-cat and the retired lady who discovered the baby in her box. The lady says: It’s ok, Mashen’ka… she wants to go out. She is a bit agitated from all the attention. She’s been filmed even outside. I’ll come join you for a walk later, Mashen’ka.
Russia: Meet the hero cat who SAVED an abandoned baby
One more video about Masha with English subs: Hero cat rescues baby dumped in street by climbing in box to keep it warm in freezing conditions
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