Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Friends for Life

I have decided to donate 10% of my jewelry sales profits to Friends for Life. They are an animal adoption agency in my local area. This is where I found my cat Tiger. My husband and I were coming home from a walk and we both knew I wanted an orange kitty. Because we have an older cat, K.C. (short for Kitty Cat-how clever!) I wanted to make sure that the cat we introduced into our home would be compatible. I was told by someone, I think at a pet store, that a young male cat would be better than a female for this reason. So, on our way back from our walk we decided to walk to our local pet store to ask more questions. So what do you know? Friends for Life were outside the pet store with some kittens and older cats. Tiger was there with another sibling. Of course he wasn't Tiger yet. But I kept going back and forth, holding him, putting him back, asking lots of questions, until I decided we would take him home. And the rest is history. (Tiger's sibling was being adopted at the same time so I felt OK, that he was getting a home too).

Tiger has brought so much love into my life. And more of an awareness about conscious care for a pet. I knew if I adopted a cat, I would be committed to taking care of him for the rest of our days. I think a lot of people do not have the awareness that pets need attention, time and care each and everyday. It makes me sad when I see an animal that is neglected or abused. It breaks my heart.

So, this is why I want to give back to Friends for Life. As I said, Tiger has given me so much. I know there are many cats right now that need homes and I would like to help Friends for Life with their expenses for the care of the animals they are helping.

Oh, and as for K.C. and Tiger getting along, no way. Tiger is jealous and gets noticably angry with me if I give her attention. They live on separate floors of our home. Not what I was hopeing for but it is how it all turned out.

This is our K.C.

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