Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dora wants you to help!

Dora is my newest Kitty. She fills my life with laughter and love. I adopted her from our local pound when she was seven months old. She was scrawny and scrappy and didn't seem to interested in being taken, but something about her made me want to take her home. Well, it didn't take long for her to fit right in, she loved having a home and loves the freedom of playing without having to worry about outdoor predators.

Dora does not seem to understand water in a bowl, they only way she drinks is from a faucet. I was finally able to get a shot of her strange habit. Today we played with the infrared light on the wall. Izzy, my son's cat was jumping up a few feet to get it, but of course Dora has to show her skills and flew over Izzy in an attempt to grab the light. If only I could take a photo while playing with them, they are too funny for words.

Today Dora is asking you to help others who have pets. Amanda Atkins, daugher of Donna Atkin, a wonderful folk artist is auctioning off a beautiful print on ebay. The proceeds will go to "The Bunky Walton Fund". The fund is set up to help pet owners with the expenses of veterinarian care. In this economy, so many pet owners cannot afford to take their pets to the vet and a lot have had to give them up to shelters, so I think it is a great cause. If you love folk art, Amanda's print is a great way to get a beautiful piece of art and help a great cause.

You can see Amanda's auction here: Amanda Atkins Auction
It would also make a great present for an animal lover. I just wish I could have bid higher myself.


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Now that's one cute kitty with a whimsical side to her for sure!

KSunshine said...

I had cats who drank from a faucet that way. I read once about orange & white cats like that called "turkish" cats who like water and sometimes even swim. I read that a LONG time ago. I love the picture; it brings back memories.

Brenda said...

Your kitty is darling; and so smart...who wants to drink stagnant water? She likes it cold and fresh; maybe she's a dog in disguise!
I used the Needl'Love Winterberry Threads book to make Carol's stocking. The book has two different ones and last year I made the other one for my swap buddy too. I still have none for myself; go figure!

WoolenSails said...

Thanks, I might have a pattern like that in one of my books. Sometimes I see patterns in books and when I see them worked up, it inspires me to do one.


JoJo said...

What a great picture of Dora! Although all of my cats use their water bowl, they much prefer to get their water fresh, cold and dripping from the faucet. We finally had to call a halt to that though because they were making a mess on the hallway wood floor. They'd jump down from the sink, go into the hallway and shake their heads there! Silly cats!!

I love your friend's auction. There is another fund called IMOM that helps with vet bills but I don't know much about it.

Kankanka said...

Your cat is cute! :)))))