I have a vacation day today but its going to be a stressful one for me. I have a few things I have to prepare for, one of them being a guest on a local radio show. I need to prepare what I am going to say for this important - what I consider important - message I am trying to convey to people. That Cats Lives Matter, and that we need to step up and help them. More residents of the city need to, and more leaders of this city need to. Wish me luck. The things I will do for a cat. Good God.
Someone pointed out that the Mayor does not know all the people I have helped out on the streets over all these years. I would give my last dime to a person I could tell is in need. And I have. Look at Miss B. Look at Wally. Look at homeless Will. Look at all the prostitutes and homeless men I've helped. Read my blog since 2008. I've given out my own pair of gloves, handed out more hats to people, I care about people and I care about animals. I care about people and animals who are down and out. I am not just going out there and throwing food down. I am spaying and neutering and reducing the population as much as one person can do. I am trying to give a little bit of love to an animal who is dying for it. Dying for a little food, and attention - to help it through its journey from birth on the streets to its death on the streets. We can't just look the other way, that is cruelty at its best.
Lastly, for today, I wanted you to know I have been offered a meeting with the Mayor of our city. It will be in September, late, and I am honored, yet also nervous, because I need to have my ducks in a row, which isn't always easy for me under stressful conditions, and I need to keep myself in check. No emotion. Just facts. I need to have an easy presentation to present. Facts and figures. I want to thank everyone who has offered advice, written letters - since the city removed my shelters - all of that is how this meeting even became possible. So much support. I really want this city to make a change in how its dealing with the cat population. I know its important to anyone who has ever placed a plate or food or a bowl of water for an animal in need. Anyone who has taken in an orphaned animal. Please God let this be possible for all those sweet and helpless animals on the streets right now.
Have a good day.
PS, we still have many kittens available for adoption - Jules, Jinx, Jace and Lucy!