On Thursday Bella and I headed to the Volunteer Centre for the day. We met up with three great students who volunteered to come and help with bowlathon stuff. Special thanks to Olivia and Katie for helping to set that up. They’re from an alternative junior high school that specializes in social justice. High school kids here have to do a compulsory number of community service/volunteer hours. But these amazing kids are starting early. For three days last week, they had to volunteer at a non-profit, community organization. They had to interview people and complete assigned questions based on their experiences. They were enthusiastic and engaged. We assembled 137 loot bags — 117 participant and 20 volunteer — to hand out at the bowlathon!! They also helped assemble some ears. They didn’t like that as much. They claimed to be “glue challenged”. I think it was the no leftover candy to eat. 😉
Late in the week it was decided to send Sparkle — or Sophia as I’d been calling her — to the weekend adoptathon. She was doing well and looking much better:
So I wrote up a bio, packed her little suitcase, and dropped her off at Jen’s store on Saturday morning at 9am, having got up early enough to walk Bella first! By 10.30am there was an email saying she’d been adopted! By a family with three girls. What a whirlwind for this sweet little senior — not to mention a very happy ending. (I also heard through the grapevine that she very narrowly escaped euthanasia — for health reasons! Her poor body condition and terrible teeth, I imagine. Hurray for the “rescue” in Toronto Cat Rescue!!!)
I also packed up the kittens and took them for the ride to drop off Sparkle/Sophia (and a surprise visit with “aunt” Jen). On the way home we stopped to visit the vet’s office. Just a visit. They weren’t busy — if they had been I would have turned around and left. They were delighted to see them and took some photos. The kittens were pronounced very healthy-looking (unofficially) and, drum roll please … all boys!
When I got home I had time for a quick clean up (and a surprise human visitor), and a walk and lunch for Bella, before more kitten visitors arrived! A lot of kitten visitors, including a potential adopter! We’ll see.
Sunday was another up and ready early morning to walk Bella and head off to the VC. Some of the same cats as last week and a few new ones. And some more bowlathon prep work. Then home to Bella.
In the afternoon we had another kitten visitor! They’re very popular. 😉
In between I managed to finish about 25 more sets of ears, a few more tails, and lots of housework. Whew.