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Friday, October 15, 2010

My Hero ...

In honor of Blog the Change for Animals, I would like to introduce you to my good friend Huey. Huey and I were both admitted to Red Door Animal Shelter in 2001. But while I was quickly adopted, Huey has spent the last 9 years at the shelter. The shelter is a nice place and Huey gets tons of love, but it is not a real home.

Huey is a “special needs” cat with an emphasis on the special. As a kitten he was so severely abused that his little body was broken into pieces. And despite multiple surgeries and years of traditional and alternative therapies, he has permanent damage to his spinal cord and little or no control over his tail, hind legs, and bladder.

But the really SPECIAL thing about Huey is his super duper positive outlook on life. He is a happy-go-lucky guy with a sincere love of life, people, and other cats. He never complains (except when volunteers refuse to share their lunch or fail to give him the attention he deserves). Huey is one in a million and a true inspiration to everyone who knows him! 

Without further ado, meet Huey!

If you would like to leave Huey a message, please visit the shelter blog.



  1. Pip,

    Huey is now my hero too! Thank you fur introducing him to us today. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  2. Huey sure is special, thanks for sharing him:)

  3. Oh, Pip, that was a most touching movie about Most Beautiful Huey. I think it's just amazing that he is so very luving even after what he's been through. My paws are crossed and I'm sending out super pawerful brindle wishes that maybe, just maybe, Huey will find his own special home.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  4. Wow! Huey is such an inspiring pussy cat. We're purring very hard that he gets the home he so badly wants and deserves

  5. Ohh Pip he is such a beautiful cat, I have everything crossed that someone special comes along and falls in love with him.
    Thank you so much for sharing this and introducing him to us. I am sure that if Steve and I lived there he would have a home with us thats for sure.
    Mollys Momma Tea
    x x x x x

  6. Thanks for sharing about Huey, he looks super cool!

  7. Thanks for sharing about Huey, he looks super cool!

  8. Great post! Thank you for sharing!

  9. We are no fans of cats but Huey is different. He is indeed a hero!

  10. Huey is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  12. Huey is a special kitteh, indeed!
    Thaks for sharing his story!
    Happy weekend Pip!
    ~K and The Pups

  13. Now Pip, you knows me...I don't cares furs kittehs kat (though I do haves many kk blog furiends...weird). But Huey's story just kinda brought me to my knees...shhhhh, just between us. Anyways, you hit da nail on da head when you called him a hero. He is a survivor and has a little thing called hope....he is amazing!
    What an awesome tribute to him and da song choice was just right on!

    pees: Albert says no worries bouts da window, he didn't tell mum cuz he said it was an accident. But, if I had done it ...I would haves been in big trubles.

  14. Pip, thanks for sharing Heuy with us. He is truly an amazing and beautiful kitty! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  15. great post Pip - fanks fur introducing us to Huey! xoxo BJC

  16. Thanks for a lovely post, Pip. Huey is awesome.

  17. Yes indeed Pip, the emphasis is entirely on special, and Huey is just that. Thanks for sharing his story!

  18. Hi Pip,
    What a beautiful tribute to your Pal Huey!! We'll pop over to say high to him. After she read his story she said she was so mad she was spitting nails. God Bless Huey and the shelter!!! The person who abuses an animal is lower than a fleas belly...

    Hugs to you my sweet little friend,

  19. How cool of you to share his story! I hope he finds a perfect home soon. Nine years is a long, long, long time to wait!


  20. Awww, thank you for sharing Huey's story!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  21. Oh Pip!! Thank yous sooo muches for introducing us's to Huey!! He is one cool Cat!! His story is furry sad, butt he has great strength and great furiends!! We will go visit hims!!!

    Much love,
    Josie Posie, IzZY, and Anakin Man
    with special guest...
    TriXie (Howdie)

  22. We sure hope your inspiring video helps get this kitty hero a furever home! He certainly deserves it. We'll go visit the blog as soon as Mom stops sniffling and dries her eyes. We look forward to a follow-up post telling us Huey found his furever home. Thanks for sharing this!

    The Road Dogs

  23. What a great story! It brought tears to my mommys eyes cuz she loves kitties so much.
    We hope that someone out there can take in this beautiful pet. We'll be sure to visit Huey.

  24. And YOU are MY hero for posting this for Blog for the Change. I totally forgot about this today and I feel bad now because I didn't mention it in my post today.

    Huey is a cutie! So sad he's spent way too long at the shelter. At least he's being fed daily and gets love but it's just not the same as a loving home.

  25. what a great hero. I have tears in my eyes!


  26. Oh my dear Friend Mr. Pip!

    This is sooo emotional... Huey is indeed a Hero and such a Handsome guy. God Bless his courageous heart and the wonderful Humans caring for him.

    Thank you for sharing.
    You are The Best!

    Neeko :o)

  27. Huey sure is a hero. Thank you for introducing him to us. I sure do hope he gets a home, but if he doesn't - well, I'm pretty sure that after 9 years the shelter must seem like a home to him. Those humans have certainly taken good care of him.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  28. Hi Mr. Pip! So glad to see that you did "Blog The Change" as well. Wow, Huey is a precious kitty cat with amazing love to give. Can he be any cuter? :-)

    Thanks for letting us know about Huey! :-)

    Waggy Tails and Puppy Kisses,

    The Park Avenue Chihuahua Crew

  29. Huey is so beautiful. It breaks my heart how anyone could hurt any animal like that. He is lucky to have a friend like you pip. I hope one day finds a home....But for now, at least he is being taken care of....

  30. Thanks for all your well wishes for Huey! Besides his first abusive home, the shelter is all the only home he has known. Red Door is a cageless shelter so he gets to move around and he gets TONS of love from the volunteers and other cats. We wish he could have a home of his own, but I think he is pretty happy at the shelter. He has ongoing medical issues and as I mentioned, has no control over his bladder. This would be a lot for someone to take on, BUT maybe his angel is out there and he will have a home some day.

    P.S.: Huey is on facebook as Huey Bruno if you want to be his pal.

  31. You are right, Huey is a hero!! I hope his angel finds him and gives him a wonderful home but I'm happy that he's so content at Red Door!!


    PeeS: I'm off to facebook!

  32. Hey Pip.
    Thank for sharing Huey's story. Maybe someone will open their hearts and home and give him a second chance. The great outlook is amazing considering what he's been through. Glad the shelter is being good to him.
    Grr and Woof,

  33. Just in the neighborhood and thought I would stop in and say HI!

  34. Huey is very good looking. I hope he finds a home very soon and get spoilt. He deserves it!

  35. Poor Huey. I only wish I lived there, I would love him.
    I hope he finds the home he deserves very soon. It is beyond belief how people can do these things and we can only hope they get what is coming to them!

  36. That video made my eyes leak. Thanks for sharing Huey's story. He is a beautiful and brave kitty. I am going to find him on Facebook now!

  37. Handsome Huey... how could anyone be unkind to such a loving boy, it breaks our heart.

  38. I wish I could take him home to Hicbar with me.

  39. What a touching post, Pip.
    Huey is so handsome. So sad that he might never find a home that he deserves.
    we went over to his shelter blog to leave our love for him,
    wags, Buddy n Ginger

  40. poor huey!! what a brave boy to go through all that and still keep his chin up. thanks for sharing his story!

  41. Thank you for spreading the word about Huey.
    He is a hero in my eyes and so are you

  42. What a great post, Pip! Thanks for letting us know about Huey-you are a dear:-)


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