Our family has a special love for cats. On several occasions, I’ve written about our five purrfectly pawsome kitties! Yes, I went there. It’s a terrible pun, and you can beat me with a wet noodle later. But, lousy puns aside, we do adore our fabulous felines. David and I passed that love on to our children, one of whom adopted a kitten for an emotional support animal about a year ago. Daniel regularly brings Dust to our house, so we routinely have six little leopards checking out their domicile. They liked it, so they stayed quite a while. They aren’t purebreds, but each is still special – and they are all rescue cats, but two are rescued from animal shelters. I’ve partnered with Cat’s Pride Cat Litter to share their “tails.” (Yeah – I did it again. It never gets old).
Dust and Buttons – Our Shelter Cats
We adopted two of our cats from shelters. During my son’s first attempt to live independently, he selected the inquisitive striped tabby from a shelter in Iowa. Daniel wasn’t doing well on his own and needed help moving back home. We drove all the way to Iowa to pick up him and his kitten. He rode in my lap, quietly watching passing traffic the entire trip. He’s always up to mischief. Button’s curious nature gets him into trouble sometimes. This past Christmas, I had a Holiday Carousel (a gift from my grandmother) sitting on a tablecloth on the bar. Buttons dragged the entire display onto the floor and shattered it. However, he felt terrible. I know he did. He sat and watched David fix it for a full hour.
But, when Daniel found his own place again more recently, Buttons had bonded so well with our cats and David that we were concerned about his well-being if separated. So Daniel (who has Asperger’s) received permission to get an emotional support animal. We moved to Florida since he adopted Buttons, so Daniel paid a visit to the Pensacola Humane Society, a local no-kill shelter. Daniel selected Dust – a powder gray female tabby. She’s playful and fiercely independent. Dust’s not allowed outside unless she’s on a leash. If Daniel has overslept their morning walk, she wakes him with the leash in her mouth.
Cat’s Pride and Shelter Cats
Ok. I don’t enjoy changing cat litter. Five cats (plus a guest) means I find myself cleaning it two times a day, but Cat’s Pride is changing litter for good! Right now, for every person that purchases a green jug of Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Cat Litter through the Litter for Good Program, Cat’s Pride donates one pound to nationwide shelters.
Be sure to log-in and nominate your favorite shelter. I chose the Pensacola Humane Society because they are a no-kill shelter and were helpful when Daniel was selecting a companion kitty that he meshed with.
Cat’s Pride recognizes that shelters need programs like this. Receiving much-needed free kitty litter allows shelters to spend money on other programs such as low-cost spay/neuter clinics or to spend money on advertising adoption campaigns. It could also free up funds enabling shelters to house more kitties until adoption day!
Cat’s Pride set aggressive goals, too! They intend to donate 5 million pounds of cat litter to shelters in 2018. Furthermore, they plan to grant 20 million pounds by 2020. That’s just two years away, so help your local shelters and look for the green jug!
Cat’s Pride Cat Litter Giveaway!
Oh! And did I mention that Cat’s Pride will be giving five lucky TaylorLife followers a green jug of Cat’s Pride Fresh and Light Cat Litter! Plus, when you benefit, my shelter benefits! For every pound of litter won in this giveaway, Cat’s Pride is donating 3 pounds to the Pensacola Humane Society. Since February is Responsible Pet Owner’s month, I thought it would be fitting to launch this giveaway – and have it end in two weeks. Just follow the instructions. Cat’s Pride is entirely responsible for prize fulfillment.
Cat’s Pride Cat Litter Giveaway
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