A dear member of the congregation in America is having hip replacement surgery on Thursday. Her immediate sangha sent out a request for Transfer of Merit, not only for the woman but also for all the animals she, day-in-day-out, takes care of. A great deal of goodwill and compassion is being extended all around. I thought to share part of the email. It paints a picture, one that several of you who are involved with animal care and rescue will recognise.
Sam, the diabetic orange cat, will go to a local animal hospital. Emma, deeply fearful/shy black cat, will be at home, hiding. Prince, small black feral cat renunciant, lives in a shed with screened porch and has not gone out to the world for eight years, except for brief before-breakfast-walks. Heathcliff, another feral cat, stops by the ‘cafeteria’ at least once a day. These animals will be fed by a local animal care person, who will also feed the feral cat colony at the downtown car wash where they are usually fed each evening.
Spare a thought….