[Image description: A photograph of a manatee, taken above water. The manatee is resting their grey head on the edge of a pool, with one flipper up as well. TEXT: “You are strong, but that doesn’t mean you have to fight alone. Please ask for help if you need it, or a hug, or a cup of tea. Or just ask for someone to be by your side.”]
[Photo credit. Read this, it’s great.]
I think a lot of people think that to be strong, you have to be completely independent and never show weakness and fight all of your battles by yourself. And that’s not true. Even the strongest people have others to lean on. Friends to hug, parents to make them dinner, and acquaintances to wish them a good day.
It’s okay to ask for help, or to ask someone to give you a big hug because you feel so much weight on your shoulders you need someone to share the load. That’s all okay. You are important, and loved.
My name is Liz, I live in Austin, Texas, and this is Stevie Nicks. She wandered up onto my porch one night a few weeks and I’ve made sure she has kibble and clean water every day since then. I don’t have an age estimate on her but she’s young and probably the sweetest cat I’ve ever encountered. She’s bossy, has this loud raspy cry, loves to cuddle, and is apparently very pregnant.
I couldn’t take her in before but was fine with having her as a porch pet until I could get her spayed. Now that I’m pretty sure she’s pregnant the rush is on to find a place for her and her future kittens where they’ll be taken care of. She hasn’t had any shots and might have fleas and/or worms, like most strays do. Other than normal stray cat issues, she’s a very healthy cat and doesn’t shy away from humans easily (she’ll jump into any available lap and let me pick her up without anything more than a meow).
Like I said, I live in Austin, Texas, and I’m hoping to find someone who can help Stevie out. She’s such a beautiful and sweet cat I hate the thought of her ending up like the other wild cats in my neighbourhood.
If you’re interested in helping out, or know someone who might be interested, please feel free to leave a message in my askbox. Even if you aren’t in the area or can’t help, PLEASE reblog this so that Stevie can find a forever home instead of sleeping under our neighbour’s kayak.
OMG I’d take her in a heartbeat! ;~;