Olive here! I’ve got some important announcements for you today on this Tortie Talk Tuesday. So, let’s not waste any of your valuable time and get right to it!
1. Today is My Gotcha Day!
The most important announcement of the day, obviously, is that today is My Gotcha Day! I’ve been living with the Moms and Pops for five whole years now. You can read all about how I came to live with them in this post here. Naturally, June 7th of 2011 was a pretty awesome day for them (you know, since I graced them with my presence). So, Happy Gotcha Day to myself. I know the Moms and Pops will try to give me extra hugs and kisses today. But all I really want is some tuna. It’s a rarity around these parts, which I intend to change. (You can read more about that in announcement #4.)
2. June is “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month” (#adoptdontshop)
No, my humans will not be adopting a shelter cat this month, but we want to do our part and spread the word, so here I am telling you that it’s “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month” – which you may already have known anyway. The Moms and Pops got to see lots of shelter cats and kittens this past weekend at the Best Friends NKLA Super Adoption Event in Los Angeles. They went for fun, of course, because I let them know that they were not allowed to bring home another cat (or worse, another dog). If you’re not familiar with NKLA, it is Best Friend’s “No-Kill Los Angeles” initiative that launched in 2012, with the objective to make it a no-kill city.
NKLA’s goal for this past weekend’s super adoption event was to adopt out 500 animals. And the results are in…they adopted out 520 cats and dogs at the event as well as five bunnies! That is 525 lives saved and over 500 homes made happier. So remember, if you’re going to add a pet to your household, please adopt.
Pictures from the NKLA event
(Yes, that is MY mother hold a kitten in that picture. How dare she!)
3. An adoption series of posts is on the way
To help spread the word, the Moms will be starting a series of posts about cat adoptions. Each post will look at a different aspect or something to consider when adopting a cat. First up next week will be about adopting black cats, an often overlooked color of cat. We will meet three lucky adopted black cats and also see beautiful pictures of black shelter cats.
4. Does anyone want my Kitty Cat Pawty button?
The Moms had asked the birdies to make a couple of tweets about me and my running mate Oliver from Feline Opines, but no one took me up on my button offer! That makes me a little sad. But that means that Oliver and I have plenty of buttons to hand out at BlogPaws, which happens in just a couple week’s time. With the Kitty Cat Pawty, Oliver and I want to do things like help homeless kitties and implement a mandatory tuna day.
Anyway, the Moms is very excited to be attending the conference later this month. Hey, if you’re attending too, why not tell the Moms in the comment section below and she’ll be sure to find you and give you one of our spiffy buttons. She sure is hoping to meet lots of fellow bloggers at the conference – and the human over at Feline Opines came up with this great way to make introductions. So, tell
my human assistant the Moms if you want a button!
That’s all I’ve got for today’s Tortie Talk Tuesday, folks. Hope you’re having a fabulous day. I know it’s probably a little better after hearing from me. (You’re welcome.) ~Olive