My name is Janet Muse. I have a small home cattery, TempleDolls, in Castle Rock, CO.
I am a mother of three children. And I attend the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Sch tool of Social Work. My concentration is a clinical/families focus, with an added certificate in interpersonal trauma studies. I fully support and advocate for the therapeutic roles that animals play in the lives of their humans. I breed Ragdolls to bring joy to people’s lives: to provide a source of therapy and comfort in the home.
While on facebook over a month ago, I was touched by the life of a little girl named Kyra Root. She is eight years old and has been diagnosed with terminal osteosarcoma. While her parents, loved ones, and prayer group continue to hope and pray for a miracle, the medical team does not seem hopeful for her recovery. She has been fighting a tremendous battle.
I wanted to reach out to Kyra and offer her a Ragdoll kitten. I thought to myself, “What more could a little girl want then a snuggly purrrrfect ragdoll baby?” I emailed her mother and offered to give her a kitten, and to fly him out to Missouri myself to bring it to her. Her mother responded with excitement and told me that Kyra is just “over the moon with excitement.” I told her she could go to my website and choose any available kitten on my page. She chose one of my little seal mitted boys, Apollo.
I was fully prepared to fund my offer completely, but when news of my donation spread through friends and family, several people stepped up to help me make this wish come true for Kyra. Antionette is donating airline miles to pay for the flight. Wendy donated $300 to help cover Apollo’s costs. Emily Hoard, DVM donated his well-check/shots/deworming/fecal screen as well as his travel certificate. My mother helped set up a donations website and we have collectively raised over $2000 for this family who has lost their home during Kyra’s battle with cancer.
Kyra’s mom has told me that Apollo is the only thing she is looking forward to. The entire family is anxiously awaiting his arrival. I have skyped with Kyra and her family a few times, and we hold Apollo up for her in the camera.
Kyra does things like drawing pictures of herself as an angel, and she asks questions like, “can I die at home instead of in the hospital?” This family has been through hell… mom, dad, 9 year old brother gabe, and especially Kyra.
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This little Ragdoll kitten has no idea that he was born to be her angel. My flight is being booked for next weekend to fly from Colorado to Missouri. I cannot wait to deliver their bundle of joy!!
For more information about Kyra, please visit her Facebook page.