I've known their names for a little while, but have held them close in a superstitious manner. They were so little, and still are, so they are very fragile and at this young age, many don't make it. So I held on to their names, in a silly way, to protect them.
They were found as Hurricane Sandy rolled in to New York City. It was a wonderful thing that someone ran into their back yard to get them and keep them safe. Hurricane Sandy caused a colossal amount of damage and left a tremendous amount of suffering and destruction in her wake. Many people and animals lost their lives, many more lost their homes, are struggling with health and have a long road to recovery ahead to re-build and recover. So I have chosen the names of Hindu Gods Ganesha and Lakshmi.
Ganesha is, among other things, known as a remover of obstacles.
Lakshmi is known to bestow wealth and prosperity, and has many other wonderful and significant characteristics.
The people and animals suffering through this disaster are constantly in our thoughts, and we'll remember them and support them as they overcome their hardships.
Ganesha and Lakshmi are a positive image of the beauty that is compassion. The woman that heard them screaming in the back yard did not go on about her business, she made it her business to do the right thing. Our fellow New Yorkers, and non-New Yorkers pitching in to help and donate as much as they can as often as they can to help people and animals affected by Sandy through this catastrophe are shining example of how people truly care for others in a purely selfless way. These actions make me smile and get me all choked up about how beautiful people can be. I love seeing how many people come running to help complete strangers in times of need.
Ganesha and Lakshmi have been named as a symbol of hope that people and animals affected by Sandy will overcome their obstacles and find prosperity. And when it seems like they can't make it, an encouragement to keep their faith and hold on, to know they are not alone and we all love and care for them and will keep working to make things better.
Welcome to the world little Ganesha and Lakshmi!
I TNR when I can and foster kittens from TNR projects of my own, for TNR groups and rescue groups. I am not an organization, just one person pitching in to help.
See my friends and my adoptable cats and kittens here: www.bigcitylittlekitty.petfinder.com Big City Little Kitty (www.bigcitylittlekitty.com) is my foster blog and For Cats' Sake (www.tnrnyc.com) is my TNR blog.