Thanks so much, everyone who voted for me for Best Blog Post in the Petties! But what is even more awesome is how many of you voted for the shelter I should supportÂ â€” and PAWS of Norwalk, CT got an overwhelming number of votes! If I win one of the coveted Petties, $1000 will go to PAWS… and for the month of August, I will be featuring a donation widget for them on the righthand side of my blog (it’s there now). So whether I win or not, they can get donations.
As soon as my poll closed, I emailed PAWS volunteer Kevin, who is one of the bloggers at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life, which features PAWS kitties. In addition to giving him the good news, I asked him which cats he would like me to feature for today’s blog post… and he sent me links to eight of them! So I gave it some thought: I could a) write about them all, which might overwhelm my readers (that is a lot of adoptable cats to look at!), b) pick two or three, or c) feature two of them for the next four Thursdays. You probably know which choice I pickedÂ â€” “c” because these kitties all could use some extra added attention! So here are this week’s featured PAWS kitties:
Who knows what happened in Dottie’s past? She was found on the streets fending for herself, but a sweet cat like her clearly belonged to someone once. She arrived at PAWS with poor vision, and she suffered from glaucoma. Because of the deteriorating condition of her eyes, both were eventually removed, but this does not stop her from enjoying life with the PAWS volunteers. Plus he always manages to find her food and litter box. At 16, Dottie is a senior lady who still has a lot of love to give. She prefers humans to other cats (although if a cat keeps its distance, she does not mind) and would enjoy living in a quiet, child-free household. Here is Dottie’s PAWS profile if you would like more information.
Such a funny name for a girl who has never been on the streets! Allie-Cat was just eight weeks old when she was adopted from PAWS and she assumed she’d have this home forever. Sadly, her family moved out of the country, so back to PAWS she went. Allie-Cat is a quiet soul who is used to being the only cat in the household. She is not fond of dogs or children (hey, I can relate!), and is not a needy type of cat — she will give you your space and would rather chase her own tail than a cat toy any day. If you would like this gorgeous six-year-old panther to grace your home, click through to her PAWS profile.
Even if you live far away from Norwalk, CT, you can still help out these kitties, and many others, by dropping a few bucks at the widget on my sidebar!
P.S. The link to my Amazon Author’s page seems to be working now!