Time for Bow-Tie’s blog!
You knew that already.
You know why else I have this clock?
Because this is the countdown to the Giving Challenge!
Know why it’s set to 12 o’clock?
Because the Giving Challenge starts at noon on Tuesday the 20th and ends at noon on Wednesday the 21st.
That’s when you call in or log in and give your donation.
Why do I have $25 here?
Because if you give a minimum of $25 and you gave last year, Cat Depot will get $50!
If you did not give last year and you give $25, Cat Depot will get $75!
That’s double and triple your money, and it all goes to the cats!
Money is a human thing.
It’s up to you if you want to donate, but if you do, this is a purrfect time to do it!
Let me tell you from purrsonal experience what those dollars mean to me:
This is Hunter.
Hunter was less than a year old, alone, scared, and dying outside.
A lady found him and took him to Cat Depot.
He had neurological problems that were hard to control, and he was failing fast.
Cat Depot’s medical team worked hard to stabilize him and finally did.
The price was he has a permanent wobble to his walk, but yes, he can now walk.
He can run, play, and even climb stairs.
A wonderful man from California flew all the way to Cat Depot to adopt him!
Hunter is now a Valley Boy, living a wonderful life on the other side of the country.
This is Sidney.
Sidney was the longest term resident at Cat Depot.
She was there two years.
People came, people went, cats came, cats went.
Sidney watched it all and thought no one would ever want her.
I posted her picture and story on my Facebook page (Bow-Tie and Friends.)
She captivated the heart of a man way up in Chicago!
Cat Depot approved the adoption and used donated miles to fly her to Chicago.
Of course she had a purrsonal escort; no baggage compartment for Miss Sidney.
Sidney now lives large (no pun intended because of her size) in Chicago.
This is Blueberry.
Blueberry has very limited sight.
She was born in a feral colony, living in the attic of a hoarder’s home.
She had no chance to ever get out of that environment, because she cannot see well enough to navigate.
She would have died up there.
Blueberry was part of the Community Cat program at Cat Depot.
This team goes into feral cat environments, traps the cats, and vaccinates them.
Cat Depot keeps the cats that are able to be domesticated and adopted, and finds them homes.
The true feral cats are returned to their colony, now unable to produce more unwanted kittens.
Blueberry could not be released because of her eye sight.
She was terrified and hid under blankets while she was at Cat Depot.
She came to live with me, and I got her out of her shell.
Now we love to run and play together, and Blueberry is very happy.
This is Annie Sullivan.
Little Annie Sullivan was born without eyes.
She was found as a tiny kitten all alone under a trailer.
More than likely her mother left her to die since she could not keep up with the family.
A lady found her and took her to Cat Depot.
Cat Depot’s medical team examined her, determined her eyes were not painful, and would be fine.
She is obviously blind, but doesn’t know it.
She went into a foster home until she was old enough to spay and be adopted.
Guess who has Annie Sullivan now?
I love my little Annie Sullivan, and she loves me.
I’m bringing her up to be a confident, playful, and loving little girl.
These stories are purrsonal to me.
I know these cats.
I am a cat.
And I know the good work Cat Depot does for us.
To them, it’s all about us.
So when I talk about money, it’s not because I care about money.
Frankly, I don’t even have pockets for change.
But I do care about the cats.
And so does Cat Depot.
I know you care about cats.
If you have a heart to give during the Giving Challenge, your money will be doubled or tripled for us.
Oh, on Tuesday the 20th, there will be a Cat’s Pajama Party at Cat Depot!
If you live in the area, come by and sleep with the cats!
The party is on!
I love you!
The Dapper Gent
Read my blog at www.catdepot.org