Monday, November 23, 2009

A bit about their background

I got Hide and Seek on August 14, 2009. They were about four months old. A Fairfax County teacher, Sara, found them. The kittens' mother lived with a family in Sara's neighborhood. Apparently, when the mother cat got pregnant, the family put her out in the shed and stopped feeding & taking care of her. Even after the cat had her kittens, the humans didn't take her back in. Since she didn't have any food, the mother cat started raiding neighborhood trash cans and--once they were old enough--teaching her kittens to do likewise. Fortunately for the cats, Sara noticed what was happening and started feeding them.

The kittens gradually got more comfortable with humans, since Sara was giving them food each day. Sara found a home for the mother, and sent out an email to let folks know about the two kittens who also needed a home. Fortunately for me, my sister Kara got the email and passed on to me. Since I'm a cat fanatic, I jumped on the chance to take the two little guys in :) They were about 2 pounds when I got them, and they were terrified of being "trapped" in a house. After a few days, they started coming out from under the couch (one of their favorite hiding spots!) and letting me pet them. Before too long, they became total cuddle bunnies. They now sleep with me at night and wake me in the morning by pouncing on my feet (and occasionally my butt). They are happy and healthy, and growing like weeds! They're up to about 8 pounds now.

I named them Hide and Seek at Kara's suggestion because they love to hide under couches :) They will come out to meet you if you offer them treats.

Look how they've grown in the last three months!

Hide and Seek as four-month-olds:

Hide and Seek as (almost--these are a few weeks old) seven-month-olds:

Can you help me keep helping these two wonderful kittens?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Keep Spreading the Word!

Thank you SO much to those of you who have contributed so far and to those of you who are passing the word along! Every penny donated helps, and every person who hears about the need to raise money is one more person who can help. Every penny donated goes to the SPCA--if we raise more than the $200, the rest will go to the SPCA as a donation to help other homeless animals.

Please continue helping Hide, Seek, and I. If you can't afford to donate (trust me, I understand!), could you tell a few friends? If you want to donate but don't have much, rest assured that even the smallest gifts make a huge difference. If 100 people were to give $1.50 each, that would take me more than 75% of the way to the goal! If you don't have any money to contribute and don't feel comfortable sharing this with friends, family, or coworkers, could you say a prayer for the campaign? I assure you, it will make a difference!

Again, thank you to everyone who's helping!

Helping me keep Hide and Seek will keep these two sweet brothers together--they haven't been apart in their whole lives, and if they have to be adopted out, they might be separated.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Help the SPCA

Help me pay the SPCA for Hide and Seek's care! The SPCA paid for the kittens' tests, vaccinations, and neuter surgeries. To be able to adopt them permanently, I need to pay them back for all the expenses.The total adoption fee is $200, which I don't have the means to cover on my own. If you can, please help Hide and Seek stay in their happy, loving forever home with me--no donation is too small, so don't feel bad if you can't give much. Every penny gets us closer to the goal! Even if you can't give at all, you can help by spreading the word.

So, please help me help Hide and Seek :) Tell your friends, family, and coworkers--many hands make light work!

Thank you so much--Hide, Seek, and I are all very grateful. (Oh, and 100% of all gifts go to the SPCA.)