Monday, October 5, 2015

9 wishes for a 9th birthday

Allie: As an Independent Girlcat of Means... of a certain age... I realize how very fortunate I've been in life.

I'm showered with affection, given the birthday gift of a lovely new collar (with bling!).

*sigh* Pink AND diamonds. Can it get any better?

But I recall all too well what it was like to live a hardscrabble existence, living paw-to-mouth on my own, not knowing where my next meal was coming from or even if I was truly safe.

So for my birthday, I decided to give all 9 of my birthday wishes to those less fortunate. 

Allie's 9 Wishes Commentathon
Please leave a comment below ~ for every comment, we'll donate to help ensure Allie's wishes come true.

1. I wish for shelter, warm and dry, for all homeless animals.
2. I wish that none are ever left hungry.
3. I wish for humans to understand that we are a forever commitment, not a passing fad.
4. I wish that humans everywhere would agree that abandonment is considered unlawful neglect.
5. I wish that cruelty would be considered a crime when perpetrated against animals, too.
6. I wish that people would understand that "bully" is not a breed, and legislation banning them is wrong.
7. I wish that diseases that savagely ravage tiny bodies, such as feline leukemia, would be eradicated from this earth.
8. I wish for humans to understand the necessity for spay/neuter.
9. And that as a result, I wish that we could lower the euthanization rate in shelters to much less than the current 50%.

What is your wish?

Do you have similar wishes? 
We're looking for people to join Allie in voicing their wishes for a better tomorrow.

I'm working on a video project that will do exactly that: send a message about our vision for the future of all companion animals ~ dogs, cats, ferrets, bunnies.

This video message will be addressed to our leaders, to the generation to come, to the ones who can make a difference.

If you would like to be a part of this video project, please email me at tonkstail (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thank you!

Thank you to the Siameezers
for the warm birthday wishes!


  1. Happy Birthday Allie. You've become a very wise ladycat in your 9 years and have wonderful birthday wishes for all animals.

  2. Happy Birthday, Allie. Your wishes are beautiful, thoughtful and inspiring. Our wish is that all of your wishes come true.

  3. Happy birthday! And what pawsome wishes!

  4. These are amazing birthday wishes, Allie! I hope they ALL come true.

  5. Woah ... 9 ! Weow Allie, happy burrfday gurlfurriend!!!
    Such lovely wishes, my wish is that all your wishes come true!
    Isagold xoxox

  6. Allie, we wish for those things to come true as well. The very best of luck with your commentathon and with the video project.

    Purrs and peace,

    Nicki and Derry

  7. Happy birthday, Allie! The head peep owes you some audio wishes, but we wish all of those things come true. We also wish that all humans would protect and cherish their kitties as much as you are protected and loved.

  8. Happy Birthday Allie!!! I hope all your wishes come true soon.

  9. Happy Birthday, beautiful girl, and may every one of your wishes come true!!!

  10. Happy Happy Birthday Allie! You are born in October like my Mom! No wonder you are so special! We wish for all of the same that you mentioned.....wouldn't it be a most pawfect world if those wishes came true? Enjoy your special day! Love, Cody and Caren

  11. those are GREAT wishes Allie!!! we love your new collar too

  12. Those are beautiful wishes Allie. You are a very lucky indeed to have such a wonderful forever home.

  13. furst off; yes, inn deed St Francis does & all wayz will look out for Chewish Kitties ~ ♥♥♥

    9th, a veree happee day two ewe allie, de best oh fishes, mice creem dishes & happee day wishes with a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health...may all yur wishes come troo; veree veree veree veree...veree verree...soon ~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  14. Those are some very generous wishes Allie.. (and btw, I think Muff is a wee bit envious of your new collar)

  15. Happy birthday, Allie! I agree with all your wishes!

  16. Happy happy birthday Allie. Those are ALL great wishes. WE too so wish that all animals had safe loving homes. It breaks our heart that ALL of them can't be saved and that there are some awful things that happen. We think awareness is a big key and we will continue to wish for zero homeless animals.

  17. Happy Birthday! I'm a fresh 9 too, so we are the same age, and I love fancy collars too! I'm sad you didn't wish for a dog on your list, but otherwise, it is a very nice list.

  18. Have a wonderful birthday! I sent you an email question about the video. ☺ Thanks for sharing your birthday wishes with us.

  19. Happy 9th Birthday pretty Allie. We wish that all your wishes come true, because they are some awesome wishes. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Nicole, that's an absolutely WONDERFUL wish - and so IMPORTANT!!! We *need* to include this in our video!!

  21. Happy 9th Birthday beautiful! Love your new bling. I hope all your wishes come true. XO

  22. Happy Birthday, Allie!!
    Is sure is fine
    to be nine,
    cause your wishes sublime,
    are the same as mine,
    I hope in time,
    They all come to be,
    For you and for me,
    For evfurry kitty;

    We had to use 'I' to make it work, MOL! But we both agree, your wishes are pawsome, and we hope evfurry fur has them come true!

    And we asked meowmy to help us make you and birthday card:

    C/P the URL then you can save/post or whatevfur!

    Once again Happy Birthday, Allie!

  23. Happy Birthday, Allie! Your new collar is just fab, Darling!

    We wish for all the same things. We hate to think of a single kitty (or any other animal) being hungry, cold or lonely.

    The Chans

  24. Happy Birthday Allie! Those are lovely wishes to have and I hope they all come true. Your new collar is beautiful.

  25. Happy birthday, Allie! Those are wonderful wishes and I hope they all come true xxxx

  26. Happy, Happy Birthday sweet girl!
    Those are the loveliest wishes. We wish the same things, too.
    Always keep purring for a better tomorrow.

  27. Happy Birthday Allie. I would have never guessed that you are 9 you don't look a day older than 2! Those are wonderful wishes. I wish for more affordable health care for animals.

  28. Happy birthday! You don't look a day over 5!

  29. Happy birthday! You don't look a day over 5!

  30. Your 9 wishes are sure good enough fer US! Happy 9th Birfday Sweet Girl...

  31. What a great Birthday wish!! We agree with you fully! Happy Birthday to you sweet ladycat!!

    PS Mom loves the collar!

  32. Happy Birthday, Allie! We purr all your wishes come true!

  33. The only wish I would add, Allie, is that more people would work to achieve the goals you've listed instead of only a handful. But at least we are surrounded by caring people who are doing that right now. Happy Purrs Day!

  34. Happy belated Birthday sweet Allie ! Those are wonderful wishes, and we hope that one day they will come true. Purrs

  35. Happy Happy belated 9th Birthday , Allie !
    Cheers for many many more to come !
    Your 9 wishes list ROCK´S !
    Me neither think´s that baning "bullys" is the right way , but banning breeding without mental and heelth test´s could be the right way :)
    My woffie brofur Conrad is a Cane Corso and his parents are both mental and health tested and so are his grandparents and he of course have a pedigree too :)


  36. What a beautiful birthday card and new collar. You are a very fortunate cat. May all your wishes come true. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  37. Happy birthday, beautiful Allie! We love your wishes, and hope they all come true. We also love the project ya'll are working on to help homeless pet animals. :)



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