Every day, I am grateful for all of you who read my blog, Like my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter, but sometimes you do things that are above and beyond your usual awesomeness. There have been a couple of examples in the past week — one fun and one life-saving.
You probably know about the fun one because I’ve been spreading the word all over — getting myself, and my fellow cat bloggers, into the AmazeCats Next Top Cat bracket. I linked to the other blogger’s profiles in addition to mine, and you have been voting — many of you daily! Last I counted, it looks like we all have a great chance of making it to the bracket! Even better, one cat blogging family, Allie, Faraday and Maxwell, did not have a working button for the first couple of days, but as soon as it was fixed, a couple of us alerted everyone to the fact and they are almost caught up with the rest of us! Granted, once the bracket starts, I don’t know how far any of us will go — I am willing to bet that the top position will go to one of the popular and very special special-needs kitties that is in the running. But that does not mean we won’t give it our all!
Now for the live-saving news: The human who has the Random Felines blog volunteers for a Columbus, Ohio rescue called Colony Cats and Dogs. A cat that got adopted from this rescue wound up at a kill shelter in Charlotte, NC. Instead of contacting the rescue (which is what you should do if you adopt a cat and ever realize you can no longer keep him), the family dumped him there after a divorce. And although the “shelter” was able to locate the rescue through the cat’s microchip, they were not willing to keep him for any length of time. He had to be out of there right away or be euthnized, so I put out a desperate plea on my Facebook page, where I have the most eyeballs at any given time… and someone in the area stepped forward and saved him! The last word I heard was that they are still working on getting him transported from Charlotte to Columbus. If you can help — especially the first part of the trip — contact the Random Felines human immediately. Her contact email is on the left hand side of the blog. The faster he can get back to Ohio, the better!
Whether it is something as simple as clicking a “Vote” button or as life-changing as saving a rescue cat from a kill shelter (or helping transport him), remember — making a difference is easy. All you have to do is say yes!