Thank You, Phoenix Fire 27

Thank You, Phoenix Fire 27

My name is Fidget. My Hooman family adopted me from The Arizona Humane Fidget 1Society in August, 2017. My Hooman Mom told me that for years you came to pick up my Hooman Dad when he fell and could not get up. He had a bad heart and he was a big guy!

I got my name because one of the toys my new family gave to me was a Fidget Spinner. I learned how to bat it with my paw to make it spin! I saw what happened when it was spinning and I stopped it with my paw. I was proud of myself!

I was the first catperson to develop a new sport, which my Hooman Mom (for short, I call her my HooMom) called “towel tunneling.” I was just the right size to climb up the inside of the towels that hung over the clothes hamper. I still love to find a tunnel (covers on the bed?) and race into it! I like to think that I race into a tunnel like firemens race into a fire!

You firemens (and fireladies, too) used to come to my Hooman family’s home and lift my HooDad when he fell down. You had to come a lot, even before I joined my family. I know because my HooMom told me so. I like to make Hoomans laugh, and so I do silly things to make my Hoomans feel better.


Once, my HooMom put me in the front bedroom so I wouldn’t bother you when you had to help my HooDad. I pushed my toy mouse under the door just as a firemans was going by. Then I grabbed it back before he could play with it!

So I want to thank you for helping my HooDad.

There is another reason I am writing to thank you: My paperwork from The Arizona Humane Society says that I was a “fire rescue”: a firemans took me to the Humane Society after I was found in a burning house. I was so little that I don’t remember it, but I sure am glad a firemans like you saved me!

I wish you a Happy Holiday. I thank you for helping my HooDad, and for saving me!

Fidget and the family of Elliot Levy
cat paw prints

Beth Kozan
is the author of the book Adoption: More Than by Chance and the forthcoming Beth KozanHelping the Birth Mother You Know. Beth worked in adoption for 35 years and retired to write. She has many more books than these titles to write and will emphasize and explore the concept of community in her additional books. “Growing up in a close agriculture-based, rural community in Texas, I felt the comfort and bonds of caring for others which is often missing in our busy lives today. Exploring and building communities for today is my writer’s goal.” Follow Beth on Facebook or visit her website, where she reviews books and films featuring adoption.

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3 Responses to Thank You, Phoenix Fire 27

  1. Oh, Beth, this was just adorable! Have you thought about writing children’s books–from the point of view of their pets? This story is perfect for just that sort of book. I especially appreciated the story because I have a rescued cat. After almost ten years with me, she still thinks I’m taking her back to the shelter whenever I take her to the vet, and she cries so hard it breaks my heart.


  2. Nita Scott Ellerd says:

    Really sweet story. Reminds me of your “Mouse in typing Class” from years ago. Glad you and Fidget found each other.


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