Daily Archives: August 4, 2007

Update 4 on Adam the Burned Kitten

Our beloved little Adam is progressing remarkably well.

Below is the most recent emailed update. It should be available on Adam’s update page soon.

Dear Friends: Dr. Lisa, Adam’s surgeon checked his skin graft yesterday and says it is looking great and is progressing well. Last night was the first night Adam slept through the night. Why? Because he has found a new friend, Pebbles. They slept together on Tina’s bed all night long. Pebbles is a little black Chihuahua that is in charge of everyone at Tina’s house EXCEPT for Adam. They play together and now sleep together. Tina will try to get pictures for all of us this weekend.

Today a whole new batch of toys arrived at the Animal Hospital for Adam from his “Fan Club”. Tina says they are giving them to him sparingly because like a child on Christmas Day, it is overwhelming. (So many toys, so little time.)  Currently his favorite toy is the “cat dancer”. He and Pebbles, however, like to play with a feather on the end of a fishing pole which was given to him by Dr. Alexander. A member of his “Fan Club” sent him a teepee tent which he has in his cage at the Animal Hospital. (You’ll see it on our web site in the most recent batch of pictures taken on Monday evening.) Today he was so rambunctious that he tore the teepee down twice.

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Online Military Resources

Below is a small collection of links and resources for Military personnel and their families and friends. If there is something you’d like to see added or would like more information, you can contact me here.

Online resources for the Military:

  • USA.gov – the best place to start for federal government information
  • Donate unused travel miles to Operation Hero Miles – a unique way to help the troops
  • The Wounded Warrior Project – (from the site) The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) was founded on the principle that veterans are our nation’s greatest citizens. The WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world
  • Let’s say thanks – In support of our soldiers – from Xerox – send a free printed post card to a soldier
  • The United States Army homepage
  • The United States Navy homepage
  • HQMC – United States Marine Corps Headquarters homepage
  • United States Air Force homepage
  • United States Coast Guard homepage
  • United States Army National Guard homepage
  • The Air National Guard homepage
  • Welcome to Airborne-Ranger.com
  • Armed Forces Bank – your hometown bank around the world
  • Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) – information for the defense community
  • Defense Intelligence Agency – committed to excellence in defense of the nation
  • Selective Service System homepage
  • Stars & Stripes – a daily newspaper published for the U.S. military, DoD civilians, contractors, and their families
  • Anysoldier.com – (from the site) Any Soldier Inc. started in August 2003 as a simple family effort to help the soldiers in one Army unit, thus our name. However, due to overwhelming requests, on 1 January 2004 the Any Soldier(r) effort was expanded to include any member, of any of the Armed Forces in harms way
  • Soldiers’ Angels – may no soldier go unloved
  • Operation-helmet.org – provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those ordered to deploy in the near future
  • Homes for our troops: get involved to help support our wounded veterans
  • Air Force Aid Society – (from the site) The Society has promoted the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that improve quality of life for Airmen and their families
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – (from the site) The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs
  • Coast Guard Foundation – (from the site) The Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides annual funding to support the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard and its Academy
  • NMFA – National Military Family Association – (from the site) The National Military Family Association (NMFA) was organized in 1969 as the National Military Wives Association by a group of wives and widows seeking financial security for survivors of uniformed service personnel and retirees. From their efforts, the Survivor Benefit Plan came into being
  • TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – (from the site) provides a wonderful support network for the surviving families of those who have died in service to America
  • Center for Women Veterans from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Women in Military Service for America Memorial
  • National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis – (from the site) The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century
  • Operation Shoebox – supporting our troops by sending care packages to U.S. troops over seas
  • Rolling Thunder National Organization Headquarters – (from the site) The major function of Rolling Thunder, Inc. is to publicize POW-MIA issues: To educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war-missing in action. We are also committed to helping American veterans from all wars
  • Yellow Ribbon America – (from the site) Americans united in giving direct help and support to our nations military and their families
  • Operation deployment inspiration from surprisedbyprayer.com – (from the site) To provide short prayers, devotions and scripture passages suitable for our military men and women in combat zones to use as prayers of protection, strength, courage, guidance and wisdom when going out on daily missions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Effects – a guide to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from Psych Guides
  • A look at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder post with information and resources for PTSD

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