It was a Sunday afternoon in November, just a year and a half ago, when Glogirly drove out to the Animal Humane Society of Buffalo, Minnesota to meet the orange kitten she'd found on Petfinder.com just hours before.
|L-R: Jackson (now Waffles) & Herbie|
The shelter volunteers introduced to her to "Jackson" and "Herbie." They brought her to a quiet room with the tiny orange boys and handed her a wand toy.
|L-R: Herbie & Jackson (now Waffles)|
She sat on the floor, playing with them for the longest time. They jumped and flipped and twirled...everything new and exciting, they each had wonder in their eyes.
And yes, the thought of bringing them BOTH home was a serious consideration. There was another family visiting though ... a mom, dad, a little boy and girl, that really wanted to adopt one of the kittens.
After an hour or so, "Jackson" decided he'd had enough feather chasing. He hopped onto Glogirly's lap, curled into a little ball and stretched his neck up high, gazing right into her eyes. He purred with the sweetest of smiles. That was it. Glogirly had found Waffles and Waffles had found a family.
That play session at the shelter with the wand toy...it was a bonding experience that Glogirly will never forget.
Even the smallest of gifts can make a big difference in the lives of shelter pets. Every donation counts. A small $1 toy can bring a homeless cat one step closer to a human connection. And one step closer to a forever home.
Thank you to Oui Oui & Mica Minnie Moo's from Twinkletoe Tails for sponsoring a post-a-thon and comment-a-thon to benefit the shelter cats of PAWS. We hope their Gotcha Day celebration is every bit as special as they are. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of homeless cats.
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