Wordless Wednesday (RunFurFun Edition)

I love virtual runs, especially when they benefit my furry friends (and The Humane Society).

Cat Collage Final

For more details about this past weekend’s Anywhere5K “RunFurFun,” visit this link.   crafty spices

Wordless Wednesday (Quarter Moon/LCHS Edition)

I don’t know much about our cat, Alice Cooper’s, life before we adopted her. What I know is that despite the fact she has ruined our carpets, begs incessantly for food, and is quite the diva, our life wouldn’t be the same without her.

This month, Quarter Moon Imports is helping the Leon County Humane Society fulfill its mission of relieving animal suffering, preventing animal cruelty, eliminating overpopulation of animals, promoting humane education, and enhancing the human/animal bond. Here’s how you can get involved:

On June 16:  Bring pet food to the Pet Food Drop Off at Quarter Moon from 10am until 6:00 pm. Pet food will be donated to low income seniors to help them meet the expenses of keeping their loving pets in their homes! 

Through June 21: Post a favorite photo of your pet to this page. The picture that gets the most “likes” will win a $50 gift card to Quarter Moon! If you don’t post a picture, it’s still cool to “like” your favorite – they’re all so entertaining!

On June 21:  Shop and Share at Quarter Moon (1641 N Monroe St, Tallahassee) all day on Thursday June 21st. Mention that you support LCHS and 10% of your purchase will go to LCHS! Enjoy a wine and cheese reception and “after hours” shopping from 6pm-8pm. 

Every Day in June:  Contribute $1 or more at the counter to the Paws for Pets Campaign to let the community know that you love the work of the LCHS! Your name gets printed on a cute paw!

Thank you, Quarter Moon Imports, for having great merchandise and pairing that with a tangible commitment to helping the people (and animals) of our community thrive!

Here are some randomly selected pictures from the pet photo contest:

You can find Alice Cooper, the animals pictured here, and 46 more candidates, via this link.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s
soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

Our Family’s Rock Star (A Mama Kat Writing Workshop Prompt)

The random number generator did it to me again.  Out of the five possible Mama Kat Writing Prompts this week, the one I ended up with requires creative writing for sure.  Here is my assignment: 

4.) Your pet’s least likable character trait.
Our cat’s least likable trait is a matter of physiology, not character.  Far too often, this:

consumed by this: 
results in this:
We adopted our cat when she was around seven years old.  She met Wayne’s criteria (siamese); she had been placed for adoption because her previous owner had moved in with a partner who had other cats.  Our cat turned out to be a one-cat girl, but two kids have ended up being okay. 
August 2006 – the first meeting

Every time I thought through this prompt, I kept coming up with all of the likeable character traits, such as:

1) Our cat is the least sarcastic family member, possibly because she has no words
2) Our cat is patient — with being under nerf gun attack by marauding bands of boys, with accompanying our teenager to the bathroom whether she wants to go or not, with not being fed rightthisinstant when I get out of bed in the morning, with a litterbox that doesn’t get freshened up as much as it should
3) Our cat brings out the best in each of us (except me with that early morning rightthisinsant stuff)

I wish that our cat was a little more of a cuddler, but she is a cat after all and she probably wonders why we humans are such slow studies and keep trying. 

Our cat came with the “rock star” name she had been given by her previous owner. 

“Welcome to my nightmare?”  Not for our family.  More like we’re “Caught in a Dream” (when we’re not cleaning the carpets).