Joan of Greece: Amazing Grace Behind God’s Little People

The “ABOUT” section says humbly, “The ‘tails’ of my cat rescues on a little Greek island…” The reality is the woman behind it is a true angel.

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This is Cookie, just after she was found. (Photo: God’s Little People)

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The “ABOUT” section on God’s Little People’s Facebook page says humbly, “The ‘tails’ of my cat rescues on a little Greek island and all about the silly, whimsical & enchanted art and photography made to raise donations for them.” The reality is that the woman behind it, Joan, is nothing short of being an angel.

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Cookie, 24 hours later. (Photo: God’s Little People)

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She just posted an incredible story about Cookie, a tiny kitten she found back in 2012 when on the hunt for the lost kittens of another cat she had rescued.  On hearing a cry from nearby dumpsters, she discovered the tiny little girl. Only three weeks old and incredibly skinny, it was clear the poor baby had been lost.  Joan wondered that she had survived at all, but the worst part were here eyes that appeared to be packed with mud. Not wanting to attempt any removal, she took the tiny thing to the vet.

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Cookie, 48 hours later. (Photo: God’s Little People)

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While waiting, a nurse came out and carefully lifted up the mud, revealing nothing but pus.  The vet continued, flushing the eyes, then removing bits of the mass with tweezers bit by bit.  Finally, the eyes were able to be flushed and although it appeared the left eye would be fine, the right was highly questionable.

Cookie was so dehydrated and malnourished, she was tube fed a densely-rich mixture and kept for overnight observation. The next day her eyes looked much better, and she was able to go home with Joan, but required antibiotic ointment and eye washes around the clock.  It took Cookie some time to be able to sleep comfortably, most likely still anxious having come from such a frightening situation, so small, all alone, and trying to fend for herself.

 

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Cookie, 48 hours later. (Photo: God’s Little People)

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Cookie went on to become a happy, healthy, loving cat, but Joan believes that it was Little Grey, the cat who’s kittens Joan had been searching for when she came across Cookie, that was the true rescuer of the story.

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Cookie today. (Photo: God’s Little People)

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To learn more about the good work Joan does, or to donate to her operation, please visit her Facebook page and God’s Little People blog.  Thank you, Joan, for being a guardian for those who need both love and help.

 

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4 thoughts on “Joan of Greece: Amazing Grace Behind God’s Little People

  1. Dearest Andrea,
    Thank you so much for highlighting this Saintlike person Joan!
    She is a blessing to many innocent kittens. May it touch many more hearts, the world over and have people reach out to these innocent critters.’
    Blessings,
    Mariette

    1. My pleasure, Mariette. I have been corresponding with Joan and will have more of her wonderful stories to share in the future, so stay tuned.

  2. I would love to work for you. I am working on Beginning a sanctuary. I have 11 cats and 2 dogs that love cats, could they come.

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