Confession #1: If you consider your pets your children or part of the family, I’ve laughed at you and I’ve probably rolled my eyes as well.
Confession #2: I’m now one of you.
A couple of months ago, I adopted a kitten, and I am so head over heels in love with her, I can hardly stand it. She’s my little fluffy baby, and I absolutely adore her.
I named her Pinot.
And she’s all kitten. All.of.the.kitten.
She wakes me up in the morning by either pouncing on my feet, walking on my back or tunneling under the covers, and then she’s rarin’ to go! She zips around like she’s in a pinball machine!
Did you know there are two kinds of cats: tree dwellers and bush dwellers? Guess which one Pinot is… sigh.
She just keeps going and going until she has nothing left, and when I say nothing left, I mean it. One minute she’ll be ping-ponging across the floor, and the next she’s sound asleep no matter where she is.
But when she wakes up, she’s adventuring once again.
No matter how times I put her down on the floor, she jumps back up for further investigation.
And anything that has room for her to fit inside, she’ll fit inside.
The only thing that slowed her down a bit was when she got spayed and had to wear an Elizabethan collar for a couple weeks. She was such a sad baby.
But she still managed to get into trouble.
She’s the busiest, nosiest, climb-iest, most energetic little kitten I could have ever imagined, but I love her with all of my heart.
And she loves me too.
I can’t imagine not having my little Pinot, and I’m so happy I adopted her.
Can you believe out of the 3.4 million-ish cats taken in by animal shelters in the U.S. each year, only half of them are adopted? It breaks my heart, and it’s the reason I’m partnering with Purina Cat Chow in support of their “Nutrition to Build Better Lives” program.
Since 2013, Purina Cat Chow has donated more than 845,000 in food, supplies and renovations to improve the rescue, nutrition and adoption of shelter cats. The aim is to deliver great nutrition to the cats in the care of these wonderful animal welfare organizations to help them get healthy and ready for their forever homes.
How can you help?
It’s simple. During the month of July, for each bag of Purina Cat Chow you buy, a meal will be donated to a cat in need through Rescue Bank*, and the goal is to reach five million meals. Buy a small bag, buy a big bag. Any size triggers the donation!
Buying a bag of cat food is such a simple act, and it helps not just one cat, but the entire cat community-at-large. If you don’t have a cat and don’t need to buy cat food, remember you can still buy it and give the bag to your local shelter. They’ll be very grateful; trust me!
Find out more about Purina Cat Chow Nutrition to Build Better Lives program.
*Rescue Bank is a non-profit organization that operates on a national food bank model to collect and distribute high-quality pet food and other supplies to a network of pre-qualified animal welfare organizations throughout the United States. These organizations are able to use the savings from their food budgets for critical veterinary care to increase the adoption of healthy pets.
Have you adopted a cat (or cats)? Tell me about them!