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Remember Me Thursday: God Bless the Cat Who Doesn't Have a Home

 Hola kitties. This isn't a very religious house and we don't usually quote the Bible but we like us some blues. One of our new neighbors plays blues guitar and it's so relaxing to listen to. Last time he played, I was thinking what to write for my Remember Me Thursday post. The words God bless the cat who doesn't have a home—to paraphrase the great blues legend Billie Holliday—popped into this cat's head. Remember Me Thursday is more about the shelter cats but I like to remember my posse out on the streets. Shelter cats are down on their luck but they do have warm places to stay with food and even a bit of loving.


Remember Me Thursday: God Bless the Cat Who Doesn't Have a Home

Today, September 24, you have the option to join animal lovers from more than 190 countries to help the world #SeeTheLight about the need to adopt—rather than shop—a cat, dog or other pet to add joy to your family.  Because of COVID-19, many communities won’t be able to celebrate with large candle lighting events like in years past but you can still participate virtually. You can share this post or share your personal rescue story.

Remember Me Thursday: God Bless the Cat Who Doesn't Have a Home

Enter the #RememberMeThursday Contest

Another way to participate is to enter the contest and win big for your shelter. Just submit your pet’s photo and story to our contest page or post a picture of your pet on social media using the hashtags #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight. Remember to nominate a favorite shelter or rescue!
1st place—$5,000 monetary prize, 1,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo pet food and 100 Kong toys
2nd Place—$2,500 monetary prize, 1,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo pet food and 100 Kong toys
3rd place—$1,000 monetary prize, 1,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo pet food and 100 Kong toys
In addition to the Top three entries selected by our panel of judges, the public can cast their vote, too! The individual chosen as the People's Choice Winner will receive Remember Me Thursday swag, plus a gift basket filled with your choice of cat or dog gear, toys and accessories.
*Prizes are sponsored by Blue Buffalo, Naturally Fresh, and Save This Life!

Remember Me Thursday: God Bless the Cat Who Doesn't Have a Home

Join the Virtual Global Candle Lighting Ceremony

This one-of-a-kind Zoom event will unite animal rescue advocates from all over the world.
DATE—Thursday, September 24, 2020
TIME—9 a.m. Pacific Time, 12 pm Eastern Time
WHERE—Virtually on Zoom

Remember Me Thursday: God Bless the Cat Who Doesn't Have a Home

Sing along!

Let's shout it out with feeling for homeless and shelter cats! Props to Billie Holliday.

Them that's got shall get
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the cat who's on his own
Who's on her own
Yes, the house cats gets more
While the street ones fade
Empty food dishes don't ever make the grade
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the cat who doesn't have a home
That's on his own
Family, you've got lots of food
And love hanging round the door
When you're abandoned and the loving ends
They don't feed you no more
Some nice people come, give
Bits of kibble and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the cat who doesn't have a home
That's on her own

Remember Me Thursday: God Bless the Cat Who Doesn't Have a Home

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  1. I hope lots of adoptions result from so many bloggers sharing today.

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  2. It is an important message and I hope it makes more people think to adopt.

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  3. Adopt, don't shop...rescued is our favorite breed.

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  4. All babies should have a forever home. All of them.

    Have a purrfect Remember Me Thursday. ♥

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  5. Such a sweet, sweet post CK. Adoptions are just the best and here's to many, many more...and then some!

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  6. awesum post two day CK frum start ta finish.....♥♥♥♥♥

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  7. Thanks for hopping with us and participating in Remember Me Thursday.

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  8. Fantastic post today for a great cause! Almost all of our many kitties over the years came directly out of the woods or off the streets. And I am a huge fan of Billie Holiday! The words of your rewrite reveal the plight of abandoned cats in a really effective way.

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  9. Beautiful post for Remember Me Thursday, thanks CK. We are sending pawsitives for all those sweet furbabies still waiting for a furever home.

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  10. All of us are adopted...well, some of us just wandered up and got fed and taken care of.

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  11. Great post! We wish all shelter pets would find purrfect homes.

    The Florida Furkids

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  12. Excellent post! My heart goes out to all cats who don't have a forever home. I am glad you have such a loving home. XO

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  13. This is such an important day. It's up to all of us to spread the word about how amazing rescued pets are.

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  14. I love "God Bless the cat who doesn't have a home." It breaks my heart that any cat's reality is not having a home.

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  15. Excellent post, CK, and we love that you gave a shout out to your street cat posse. We sure hope all the awesome posts today for #RememberMeThursday put a huge light on the importance of adoption. We agree ... God bless the cat who doesn't have a home. XO

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  16. Your song adaptation is purrfect for today, CK.

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  17. Hey CK, thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, I'm so glad you hopped in!

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  18. CK! Your post rock! Wes think yous and all of us and our Blogging furrends has the best homes ever! Every pet should has a forever home !
    Purrs
    MNarv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie

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  19. Fabulous post CK, and we hope that lots of anipals will soon get their furever homes, that's what we're hoping for! Happy Friday XOX

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  20. We like the Blues too and your blurb "God bless the cat who doesn't have a home" rings true for anyone who loves animals. Love your Billy Holliday adaptation :) xx

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  21. I love what you did with that song. What a great post for Remember Me Thursday.

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  22. Wonderful words and so poignant!

    Mum is a blues fan :)

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