Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kitten Care Fundraiser - Urgent thru Sept 30

I've been a little MIA lately because we've taken in TWO kittens whose feral mom basically brought to our back door and adopted out to us. There's a cute back story there, but the issue for us immediately is that we already have two cats, and feeding and caring for two more is stretching things. There's NO space in any rescue in town for these guys, so we are caring for them but the only appropriate isolated space we have is in my son's room...which is unfortunately the smallest room in the house! Before I go any further, here's a picture of the darlings (complete with their Stampin' Up! box for a bed in the background, lol), I think they're maybe around 12 weeks old now:

Wilbur in front, Merlin peeking over from behind.

If you are interested and able, here are a couple of ways you can help us:
  1. Place an order in my Online Store through September 30th, and use Host Code GFNHJ3HN and 25% of your merchandise total will go towards our kitten care. The goal thru September 30th is $600 in merchandise, which will give us $150 for kitten care. (the Stampin' Rewards on that Host Code will then be used to purchase supplies to make kitty cards my kids and I can sell for further kitten care)
  2. If you use, or can set up, the Square Cash app on your phone, I can accept your direct donation at $procrastistamper with no fees (for you or for me) and you might get us BOTH $10 when you send $50, if you are new to the app and give me your info so I can send you an Invitation!
  3. If you are more comfortable with sending gift certificates, the pet store nearest to me is PetSmart. I'm pretty sure you can send electronic gift certificates to an email address. You can find mine below my "signature" on this post.
It's difficult to get pictures of black cats, but if you look closely, you might be able to see that each of their left ears are "tipped" (cut straight across). This is an indication that they are feral cats who have been trapped, neutered, and released back where they were found. The thing is, these kittens are so NOT feral in character. They were crying at our back door to come in and live with us after we played with them in our backyard one afternoon. That, plus the fact that their mom had another litter of two very young ones with her to care for, is why we took them in. We have cougars, foxes, raccoons, and bears in our neighborhood, as we are basically at the foot of a national forest, so we couldn't leave them outside our door crying.

We're going to keep Merlin, because our two other cats seem less threatened by him, but we need to get Wilbur adopted out. We've talked to a rescue about the possibility of us taking care of Wilbur at our home and taking him to their adoption events on the weekend, but we haven't heard back from them about the details. If they do let us do that, they will cover vet visits for Wilbur, but not likely for Merlin (since we're keeping him), so there's another expense we're looking to cover. Any beds/toys/supplies we get for Wilbur can go with him to his new home if the adoptive parents want them, but we're also looking to get some kitty walls/gates that we can use to expand the kittens' isolated living area through our hallway. And, we give our kitties a raw food feline diet, so feeding two ravenous, growing, furballs is getting crazy--they actually eat TWICE as much as our two existing cats right now!

Any way you can help is greatly appreciated, and I'll be sure to send you a kitty card thank you in return, if you'll give me your snail mail address >^..^<

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE,

Don't forget to use a HOST CODE!
September Monthly Perks Code: XYFPZ3VJ
September Stamp Club Code: RKJ2ETQ4
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

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~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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