All of us were shocked and saddened when we heard the news that Rose — the QM Rose of Rose and the Royals — passed away earlier this month. Rose and her kitties were blogging for many, many years. You can see their blog dates back to 2006. Back then, Emily was just two years old. Brutus and Marigold were just kittens, who arrived at Rose’s home on June 24, 2006 — which means their gotcha day is my birthday.
Rose was very close to many of the old time Cat Blogosphere members and in fact, Grace is the mother of Brutus and Marigold, and Audace and Ruse are their siblings. When another Cat Blogosphere member, Cathy, died a year and a half ago, she took in her cat Beau. Sadly, Beau became ill and died last May.
And now Rose is gone and Emily, Brutus and Marigold are desperately in need of a home. Can you help?
These kitties are lucky to be alive. They were about to be put down when ML found out about Rose’s passing and intervened. Rose — the woman who cared enough about other cats in the blogosphere to adopt one when his owner died — had no family willing to take in these cats and, in fact, no one in her family to step up and make final arrangements (ML is helping with that instead).
Emily, Brutus and Marigold are all in rescue at the moment, but they need homes now! They are unhappy and confused and are taking Rose’s death very badly. Brutus (who Rose called her “heart”) is bonded to his sister, Marigold and they must be adopted out together. They are about seven years old. Emily is nine, and while it would be nice to keep the kitties together, she could go by herself to a home that would love a cow cat and that would be patient with her through her grieving process.
Rose lived in Highland Park, NJ, and Emily, Brutus and Marigold are at a nearby shelter in Edison. Any one who can adopt, or help, can contact ML at mlgiggleman AT gmail DOT com, or see her blog post for more information.
Please spread the word and help these kitties find homes fast! No cat is happy at a shelter, and because these three are grieving, it is even worse for them.