Sometimes when you meet someone they just ooze kindness and you immediately feel their warmth and generosity. That is the case with Samantha Bell DiGenova, the Cat Behavior and Enrichment Lead for Best Friends in Los Angeles.
Samantha and I are both volunteers with the Jackson Galaxy Foundation (JGF), which is how we were put in touch. She is a volunteer trainer-mentor to the participating Cat Pawsitive shelters (and I’m a volunteer writer). I was fortunate enough to meet Samantha in person when she kindly played tour guide when I visited Best Friends in Los Angeles last month.
And today, we get to learn more about Samantha and her three adopted cats.
We here at Three Chatty Cats have a lot to be thankful for. So for our Sunday Selfies, we thought we’d pass along our thanks.
Handmade Toys are the Best
First off, a big thank you to Auntie Ellen – I mean the Tooth Fairy – over at 15 and Meowing for sending our little Olive some toys after her dental surgery, which I wrote about earlier. Ellen sent so many toys that Olive agreed to share some of them with foster cat Juno, who was excited to do her first ever Sunday Selfie!
I’ve wanted to foster cats for a while now, and Ross and I finally started fostering on Sunday. I will write more about the process of how we got started later, but I wanted to quickly introduce you to the two-year-old Juno. She’s our first foster cat. And she’s a beauty!
Last year, I shared with you Episode 6 from the “Shelter Me” series, which I thoroughly enjoyed watching. So, I was excited when I recently had the opportunity to watch the latest episode of the national PBS show “Shelter Me: Community Matters”.
Oh, February. You’re a short month, but you offer up so much. Like Groundhog Day. Valentine’s Day. And President’s Day. And sometimes you give us an extra day – that elusive February 29th – for which we say thank you. But you also provide us with Pet Dental Health Awareness Month!