Urgent Message to the Rumproast and Blogging Communities Concerning StrangeAppar8us - UPDATED X 3
We have a sad and urgent message about our dear friend and Rumproast blogger StrangeAppar8us: for the past ten days, he has been hospitalized and fighting for his life. He is stabilized now to some degree, but is on a long, difficult road about which nothing is certain but that it will include disability. We wish we could tell you, our wonderful readers and friends, more, but we are committed to honoring Strange’s privacy, which is also the wish of his family. The day after he was hospitalized, I flew to Pennsylvania, accompanied by his friend and Rumproast founder Kevin K. and his lovely wife. Marindenver is here with him now as well.
We will be doing everything we can for Strange, including setting up fundraisers and putting together his work, but for now we have an immediate need for homes for his three cats, most likely permanent homes, though I hope with all my heart someday he may be reunited with at least one. They are all seven years old, spayed and neutered, and I am hoping he may get one back someday, but we have no idea if that will ever happen.
The cats are still in his house, being fed by the neighbors and Mrs. Polly. There are two large, sweet males, Zero and Bill, and Zip, a dainty little female. They are Strange’s babies; he helped their mother give birth to them. We are going to be enlisting help in putting them in carriers, and then they need to go to new homes immediately. By the end of this week, preferably.
Please help us rescue Strange’s kitties. Anyone living in the Pennsylvania area would be ideal, but if it’s necessary to transport them by air, we will do that. I am devastated to have to bear this news to you guys. Our wondrous Strange has been the chiefest jewel in the spectacular bauble that is our jolly little blog. He needs all our combined good wishes, love, and acts of kindness, and there is nothing more important than making sure his “kids” are safely, lovingly housed.
p.s. We’d greatly appreciate it if some of our friends in the blogging community would link to this post to help get the word out. Many thanks in advance!
UPDATE from marindenver: Just to clarify, the cats do not have to be adopted together. Although they get along they are not closely bonded and it would be fine for them to be split up. We don’t expect anyone to take on 3 cats at once!
UPDATE 2 Looks like we have definite homes for two of the cats. Still looking for a good home for Zero, a big, black, dopey, sweet neutered male. Sorry we don’t have pics - would post them if we did.
UPDATE 3 Zero is now situated as well. Thank you all so much for your good wishes. We are conveying everything to Strange as it is posted. We’re now working on setting up a trust fund for fund raising for Strange’s medical expenses. We are so appreciative of all your offers to help. This post is now “unsticky” and normal blogging will resume for the time being. And again thanks for being such a wonderful and supportive community.
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