Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trash To Treasure Tuesday

I wanted to participate in Diane's of A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words new "Trash To Treasure Tuesday," today and I searched all around my house to see what I could find, as Diane said it should be "a treasure that you really love that no one else wanted," and it dawned on me that the most important thing I have that fits that description is my cat, Bo!

He was a cat being given away on "Craig's List," because the girl who owned him had to give him up as unfortunately her boyfriend was very allergic to him! How could anyone give away anything so sweet and beautiful? In fairness, the girl's boyfriend became her husband, but luckily my daughter told me about this sweet kitty and I adopted him right away!
He's such a good buddy, and loves to sit on my lap whenever possible and when that isn't possible he's always by my side. Truly, he's a treasure!
Thanks Diane! This was a fun challenge and I hope you will check out all the links in Diane's blog to see more blogs posting "Trash to Treasure" today.

I hope everyone in the U.S.A. has remembered to VOTE today! It is a privilege and an honor to be part of this great country's elective process, and I have supported each President who has been elected, whether I voted for him or not.

I'd like to share this prayer that President Dwight D. Eisenhower penned for his inauguration, as its message holds true for today:

An Inaugural Prayer

"Almighty God, we beseech that Thou will make full and complete our dedication to the service of the people everywhere.

Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right from wrong, and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby, and by the laws of this land. Especially we pray that our concern shall be for all the people regardless of station, race or calling.

May cooperation be permitted and be the mutual aim of those who, under the concepts of our Constitution, hold to differing political faiths; so that all may work for the good of our beloved country and Thy glory. Amen"

And as President John F. Kennedy said:

"... let us go forth to lead the land we love. asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Oh Pat,
This has to be the sweetest trash to treasure story ever!

I am not really a cat person, but your cat is beautiful!
And Craigslist is a wonderful thing isn't it???

I'm going to link you to Mr. Linky...hope that's okay.

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh, what a sweetie! And a treasure indeed!

Bo said...

Hi NYC Pat...first time visit for me and lo & behold, I find I have a precious kitty namesake...LoL..
Does Bo really have one blue & one green eye like it appears in his photo? Tell him I said, "Meow" and yes, I did vote... ;-) Bo

Picket said...

Oh girl I am with Diane on this one...that is the best 'trash to treasure' story ever! I love what you did with him..lol lol he turned out great! Have a great day girl!

Tracy said...

HI, Pat...this is sooo sweet...the best treasure!! Lovely prayer for today...I sent in my absentee ballot a month ago. Hard being abroad today with all the excitement...We'll be glued to the tv tonight! Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

Deb said...

I think you found the best bargain of all!! What a sweet treasure :-)

Pat said...

Diane --thanks so much for adding me to your Mr. Linky! I auto posted last night and this morning I ahd to wait on a really long line to vote -- no early voting allowed here, unfortunately.

Melissa --welcome and thanks!

Bo -- I love the name "Bo" for many reasons..lol! Yes, my cat has one green eye and one blue eye and he says "Meow" back :-)

Picket -- LOL! Yes I'm so glad I found my treasure cat!

Tracy -- so glad you continue to vote all the way from Norway!

Deb -- welcome and thanks!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That is, hands down, the BEST trash to treasure story EVER!!! I love those beautiful eyes!

jeanne said...

Hi Pat, I was thinking of you when someone sent me an e-mail about some fabulous cakes, Purses, sewing machines, unbelievable cakes. Have you seen anything like them?

Now I am in love with your trash to treasure. A purrfect post today for Diane's event. What a gorgeous cat. I can see why you love him.


Nola @ the Alamo said...

Pat, I forgot to mention...
You've been given the Marie Antoinette Award, stop by my blog to pick it up when you have time!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a beautiful kitty! As a cat person, I know how attached we can become to these little guys.

Thank you for including the prayers today...good thoughts!

Beverly said...

I think you have the very best Trash to Treasure. ;-)

Pat, you are such a blessings to all of us. It is people like you who make our country great.

Southern Lady said...

What a pretty treasure your sweet Bo is, Pat.

Thank you for sharing President Eisenhower's prayer with us, too. It is inspiring and very timely on this historical election day.



Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, this is the best trash to treasure story I've ever heard! What a precious little kitty. Do I see a green eye and a blue eye? How sweet!
Yes, mame, Mr. Precious and I voted early this morning.
Thanks for coming by to see me,
Be a sweetie,Shelia ;)

pammiejo said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I'm a lover of Italy (no husband from there though)ever since we went on vacation there. It was a dream come true for me! I'm equally impressed with New York - have never been to New York City - have crossed the state on our way to Maine but have in my head that I will someday experience the city and all it has to offer. I've added your blog to "my favorites" so will be checking in on you. Congratulations on your upcoming "Grandmotherhood"! It'll be one more person to think/worry about for you. They are so precious - you automatically claim them for your "worry" list! PAM

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Pat, Yeah! I love your sweet story as I am huge animal fan. You are a good person for taking him. Our huge 21 pound fluffy furball is Chestnut. We found him on Christmas Eve o3' in our backyard which backed to woods. He was 2 pounds and a tiny doll. He's my first cat and I adore him! He's quite spoiled. :) Come check out my Tablescape Tuesday if you have time. ~Warmly, Melissa

Dawn said...

What a wonderful trash to treasure story!!!! It made me smile!

I'm glad it all worked out for everyone involved...a loving pet and a husband :)

take care,

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!
Bo is just the sweetest thing! I can certainly understand why you picked him to post, and what a wonderful story about his adoption. That's how we've gotten several of our pets and it is a great feeling.
We voted today but it was the hardest election I've voted in!
Love the quote by JFK, I can still hear his voice.
Hugs, Sherry

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Pat, thanks for visiting me and your nice compliments. Wow! Your in NYC! I'm a small town girl in Arkansas. I've always wanted to go to NYC but I don't think it will be any time soon. About my Etsy store, if you click on Kristen's creations on Etsy on the side bar it should take you there. I only have 4 things on right now, I sold a lot recently, but will have more on at the end of the week.Your cat is so pretty, I'm a cat lover though, I know many are not! Kristen

dana said...

What a wonderful treasure you found--if you recall, I found my little kitty treasure last June and she has turned out to be a wonderful little buddy!
I'm sorry you didn't get a sticker for voting :) Ever since I can remember, we've received a sticker. It wasn't until this year that anyone (that I know of) offered to give us something if we showed them our I voted sticker!!! I could have taken the coffee or beer, but there's no place on my body a piercing would be a good look! ;)
The support you show for the elected officials is really great--whether you voted for them or not.
Thank you for sharing the prayer and quote of DD Eisenhower and JK Kennedy.

Darlene said...

I am an absolute cat person and he is GORGEOUS.....what a TREASURE you got with him!

nanatrish said...

Great post! I love Bo! Such a beautiful cat! You are right about praying for the president. We must support the person that wins.

Alex said...

Pat, what a wonderful trash to treasure story! wow! And the prayer you shared...awesome! :)

Darius T. Williams said...

I definitely went to vote...history was definitely made!


M.Kate said...

Dearest Pat, congrats on your new President, its so exciting..even on this side of the pond!

Tara said...


What a great story--and yes, I voted! Thanks for the reminder!

bj said...

oooo, your kitty is so precious. This is the best Trash to Treasure of all....

Proud Italian Cook said...

Awwww, You're such a softy Pat!

Linda Lou said...

What an adorable little craigslist find!!! Today we should all be proud as Americans.....YES WE CAN!!

Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

I have two of those treasures myself ;)

I loved the parade post!! I've never seen anything like it, but you know what was the most frightening? That Thriller is 25 years old!... yikes! LOL


Joanne Kennedy said...

That is the best Trash to Treasure anyone could ever have. Funny I've never thought of my dogs as a Trash to Treasure but they are. Thank you for pointing that out and thank you for saving Bo's life.


An Enchanted Cottage said...

Bo is such a beauty, Pat... He reminds me very much of a childhood cat we had in the 60's. Her name was Spooky because she had one green eye and one blue eye, and she was also a long haired white angora... I'll have to try and find an old photo of her to post someday... Thank you for the MA award!! I appreciate it very much!...Donna

LOUISE said...

I am so pleased you rescued Bo, I agree with you, he is a treasure, cats are. x

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh, Oh, OH! Your trash to treasure is the best ever. I have some of those myself and they are beyond value :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This makes me want to cry, Pat, but in a good way. I'm so happy that sweet kitty has YOU! :-)