This is my great-niece Cassidy, and she turned 14 years old on Saturday. I can’t believe she is 14! What to get for her birthday? Well, she’d like for you to donate food or goods or time to an animal shelter! Details below.
I may have mentioned that family members arrived in town from Savannah, GA last Friday. My niece Jennifer and her children Kaden, Kyler and Cassidy, my great-nephews and niece, stopped by for a surprise visit on Friday, in town to help my sister with her house. In minutes, everyone was playing with kittens, as you’ll see below. Then yesterday Cassidy and Kaden stopped over just to visit the kittens while adults were doing other things.
On Cassidy’s tenth birthday she had a party and asked everyone to bring food and toys for the cats and dogs in the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, where she’d adopted her beloved cat Baby two years before. They already had Elsa, a tabby cat Jennifer had adopted when the children were young, and the border collie mix Bingo when the kids were a little older. Her brothers had a number of reptiles as pets but Cassidy wanted a kitty. One of her own. Jennifer let her wait a couple of birthdays, then planned out a visit with Cassidy to the Humane Society. Jennifer had an idea of a kitten for Cassidy, but Cassidy saw Baby and “fell in love with her”. Baby had some health concerns, a respiratory issue and a few other things that required she stay at the shelter for treatment and Cassidy had to wait a couple of months to take Baby home. Jennifer and the shelter both offered to let her choose another kitty, but her heart was set on Baby, and she waited. And Baby is the purr-fect kitty for Cassidy—they love each other! Below is the photo of Cassidy and Baby with the donations.
Back to the current time, and Kyler was smitten with Theodore/Teddy Bear when he’d visited, and I’d say the feeling was mutual.
Simon found Kaden and they were best buddies right away.
Simon was on everyone’s lap on Sunday, and even Alvina slowed down enough to show up with the rest of them. Teddy Bear caught on to the affection thing and never left the cabinet.
Cassidy didn’t need to “adopt” a kitten because she had Baby, and we talked about her tenth birthday party and the donations. The visit was a surprise and I had no gift for Cassidy, so I asked her what she’d want. In short order, we decided we’d just ask for donations for pets in the shelter!
So that’s the special request. If you have the opportunity, send a donation of goods or money, or spend some volunteer time, in honor of Cassidy Wittig’s birthday! If you do, comment on this post and let me know and I’ll send it along to Cassidy. The shelter where she adopted Baby is The Humane Society of Greater Savannah, but any shelter donation would be great. If I had known ahead of time I would have planned better!
Below are a few more photos from their visit Sunday. The boys were the big attention hogs, but the kittens had their time too. Kaden and Cassidy were greeted by Simon and Teddy Bear.
Little cats and big cats, they all started collecting.
I don’t have enough chairs! Cassidy had all the cats because she had a lap, so I gave Kaden a lap too–and immediately he had cats!
Now they can’t leave!
It was so good to see them all for the little time I had with them, but we may have another visit soon enough. One of these days I hope to get down to Savannah! But for now, the kittens got a little more socialization and the big cats got a little more affection than usual. Don’t forget, if you donate, let me know so I can tell Cassidy, and I just might have a little thank you for you too!
Browse some rescued cats and kittens!
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