Now let me tell you about Chrissy. I love my wife and her
plate is full and heavy each and every day. So I will share her pain.
Each day when Chrissy wakes up , life is pretty overwhelming. Her personal wants
and desires went out the window a long time ago. Her only concern is the kitties under our care.
She works in pain everyday with her rheumatoid arthritis.. She is under a Doctor's
care but it is getting worst as the days goes on. She suffers in silence on most days.
Yet Chrissy makes the best of everyday and
gives it her all by working long hours. Up to 16 hours on most days.
When her head hit's the pillow for a brief amount of time she fears what kind of mess the kitties made while
My wife takes care of the kitties
by herself while I run the Thrift Shop and fundraising on-line .
No help, nor friends who want to get down and dirty with the kitties. She works up to 16 hours day because
Sarasota Code Enforcement banned all traffic at the Haven.
She starts her day by cleaning up any accidents outside the boxes, she mops and vacuums religiously.
The floors are sanitize, she finally found a cleaning product that does
not crack her hand wide open, which use to add to her pain. Chrissy uses Mr Clean with Febreze -Meadow and Rain.
Chrissy hauls in 360 pounds of cat litter around the Haven daily & takes in back out. She washes over 20 cat
litter boxes daily.
She puts out over 37.5 pounds of wet cat food
at 10 feeding stations,and over 12 pounds of dry.She gives out meds. She brushes the kitties. She tends to the sick
ones. She runs to the Vet and the store for supplies too. She does this day in and day out.
Chrissy is one women doing the job of 20
with the inner strength of 1000 men.
tried, some days down right exhausted , taking care of the kitties by herself. Her days are long and the same. It is
not a glamorous life style.
It is a down
and dirty job to make the Haven spotless everyday and to take care of the kitties. Day in and day out, year in and year out.
When the media has been in Haven they say
all the same.
It's spotless and odorless for all
those hundreds of kitties under Chrissy care,
folks would have thrown in the towel a long time ago and called it quits but not Chrissy.
Unconditional love is her fuel to go on to take care of the sick and unwanted
While I'm at the Thrift Shop raising
funds. Some day are better than most and for Chrissy when she having a hard day at the Haven, she cries alone.
One day her cell phone pocket dialed me and I heard her
crying in the back ground and I cried to because I was powerless as a baby to take away her pain.
She could not hear me but I heard her loud and clear and my heart
broke that day for my wife of 15 years.
same time I'm her venting post and I hear her struggle and pain everyday, when I get home.
I wish I was a better husband ,listener and better provider for the kitties , instead
of just making it everyday , to relive the burden that is placed on Chrissy shoulders everyday.
I love to say our marriage is prefect but its not due to the extreme situation we
Some days she feels like a prisoner at
the Haven as she slaves away taking care of the kitties under her care. The kitties are all she knows these day. And I get
brut of her pain
They are her fur-babies with their
own very special wants and needs.
all the kitties by name and what their conditions are.
I hate to say I have a hard times myself remembering all their names. But not Chrissy.
I have accepted in my heart that the kitties come first before my needs, when it comes
I long for better days in our personal
relationship but finding time for us is so hard to do.
When we took our marriage vows, it was for better and for worst and we will go to our graves knowing this from the
first day we were one.
You see I love my wife and the kitties and
I just wanted to share with you what its like for Chrissy.....
If Puffy Paws ever comes to an end the kitties will perish cause I could not raise the funds to take care
If that ever happens and with your help
it will not cause if that day ever comes -a piece of each and everyone of us will die that day, and all the work to save
the kitties would have been in vain,Chrissy has always
said she will go on as long as she can take care of the kitties under her care.
If you can help and or share, please do.
Because the kitties need Chrissy and you !!!!!!!!!!!!!Rick Kingston