Feline, Marcy To The Rescue

Ellen Degeneres And Her Animal Rescue Swag Bag Surprise At The Oscars


Cynthia leaps up from the computer desk and starts jumping around the room.

Cynthia:  Marcy! Wake up and listen to this!

Ellen Degeneres’s natural pet food company, Halo, partnered with FreeKibble.com to give a 10,000 meal donation for shelter animals as swag bag gifts for the twenty Oscar nominees who didn’t win. WHICH ADDS UP TO 200,000 MEALS!

Marcy:  Why are you yelling?


Cynthia jumps around some more, thinking she is doing a great interpretation of an Ellen dance.

Cynthia:  Here I was about ready to vomit over the overly egotistical and obsessive self congratulatory aspect of the Oscars and Ellen goes and does something so sweet I want to cry and give her an Oscar for Best Celebrity Animal-tarian. Or something.

Marcy:  So your hope in humanity is restored?

Cynthia:  YES!

Forget the Fred Leighton jewels, the Prada gowns, and the Smug Smirks.

Two. Hundred. Thousand. meals will be given to our society’s lost, abandoned, and neglected pets.


Ellen Degeneres joins FreeKibble for Oscar Swag Bag Donation

Marcy:  As a former shelter inhabitant –

Cynthia:  Wait. (she stops jumping) You are finally admitting that you were a shelter kitty?

Marcy:  I don’t want Ellen to think I’m not proud of who I am. Although I’m still French. Shall we?

Marcy raises her Friskies Halo Spot’s Stew can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.

Marcy and Cynthia:  Cheers to Ellen for being a bountiful benevolent bighearted generous Degeneres.

Marcy:  and a big slurpy kitty kiss from former shelter kitty marcy. thank you + meow.


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  • Reply Merrie K. March 6, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Awwww…I'm a big fan of Ellen. She seems like such a sweet and fun person! I had no idea that she owned a cat food company and that's really cool! So, what's the story behind Marcy's french lineage? Did you pull up her family kitty tree or something? 🙂 BTW…looks like I'm going to be fostering 3 kittens while they are getting neutered…yay!!!! I've been feeding them outside for about 6 months and now we finally found an agency to help us trap and neuter them. So , I'll get to cuddle with them while they recover (or they will run and hide from me and treat me as if I was trying to murder them as they usually do. 🙁 Ask Marcy how i'm supposed to make a feral cat love me…lol)

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 6, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Merrie! That is so wonderful! You are officially an Animal Rescuer. On behalf of those 3 kittens – thank you!

      Okay, so a few questions – Are you sure that they are already 6 months old? If yes, you may have a difficult time of it especially if you can't touch them now. If no, and they may be younger one thing you can do is keep them in a small space, like a bathroom – take a bath towel and throw it over one of them, scoop up the kitten in the towel and push away the towel until its face is showing so it can breathe and pet its head. It sounds crazy but throwing the towel over them calms them down and makes them feel secure. Separating them also makes them depend on you more. I tamed two kittens last summer and the best thing I did for them was separate them. You have to spend a lot of time taming them so they get comfortable and can be adopted.
      What agency is helping you? That is so wonderful that you are getting help. Will you be getting their ears tipped just in case they don't tame and you have to release them back outside? I should probably just stop talking as I am sure that the rescue group helping you knows more than me.

      You are so wonderful for doing this, Merrie!!!! Seriously! I wish more people would do this. It isn't hard – it just takes time and emotion. Don't get discouraged!!

      Btw, Marcy was adopted from the Austin Humane Society when we were living in Texas. Her story (in my head) is that she doesn't feel like a Texas cat. She feels much more sophisticated and worldly. We are silly and always called her Marcy Beaucoup and the story grew from there.

    • Reply Merrie K. March 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks for your support! 🙂 I really don't know what I'm doing and am nervous about the whole situation. So, the 3 big ones are in the "cat-tin" stage, where they are essentially big kittens, and almost full grown. Then there are either 2 or 3 little kittens. I don't know how old they are bc I just started seeing them abt 2 wks ago, but they are abt 6 in long w/o the tail. Animal Defense League of Arizona is the org…I hear they do a lot of good work in the valley. I'm trying to convince this lady who works for another rescue org to help me trap them. Otherwise, I'm positive that these cats are going to make a fool out of me…lol. I feel like elmer fudd trying to catch bugs bunny. 🙂 Yes, they will get ear tipped.

      Thanks for the suggestion on how to tame them! Unfortunately, I only have one place for all of them to sleep, but I will at least try the towel trick and try to pet them. The lady at the rescue agency says if any of them seem like they are warming up, then she'll get them permanently placed in someone's home. Here's hoping!

      Love the story about Marcy. 🙂 I think that's a really cute name you came up with…I remember thinking about how clever it was when I first saw it. Take care!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 9, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      I am glad you are getting help with the trapping for the big ones. You need that help from a rescue group who has traps and knows how to do it. Honestly, the older ones may be too old to tame. Please don't get hurt. Hopefully, the rescue group will be able to assess this for you. Would they help with the smaller kittens too? You may be able to just pick them up since they sound really young. Just make sure to wear work gloves. You do not want to get hurt. With the smaller kittens time is of the essence. It's so great that you are going to stop their multiplying in any case! Yay!

  • Reply Anonymous March 6, 2014 at 1:49 am

    The world would be a wonderful place if there were lots more people like Ellen. She makes me want to donate.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      I agree!!
      Please do donate if you are so inclined. Animal Rescue is always last on the list of charities that get funded. Every little bit really does make a difference.

  • Reply GnomeLover March 6, 2014 at 7:20 am

    That is beautiful. Wonderful. News. She really is DeGenerous! ; )

    Murphy was a rescue, too. My heart is with those babies at the shelter. Thank you for sharing! You made my night.


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch March 6, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Hi Jenni! She does a lot for animal rescue. I love these kinds of stories too. Murphy is so lucky to have you and your family.

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