Purina Cat Chow is doing a story focus, until July 31st this year at www.yourcatstory.com - so check it out. More a bit later on this.
Pandora, aka The Grumpy Old Lady and Wabby Wibby, is the resident feline at our house (see pic here where she is helping me blog). I would love to have a couple of more kitties but... she is not too tolerate of other cats. Dogs, sure...she manages them. Cats get a swat with her paw and a hiss and I get a really dark glare! Mind you, I don't think she would *do* anything - she's not a fighter, but it's clear she prefers being top cat. At the ripe old age of 20, I defer to her desires. Wouldn't you?
Anyway, the good Pandora came to us when she was but a kitten. At that time, almost 20 years ago, I was working at a cat hospital in my old hometown of Rochester and this particular day, we were on call for the Humane Society. That meant our vet was also going to do spays for the humane society. Pandora was just a tiny bit of fur that day - barely six months old - and just the sweetest lil' thing you ever saw!
Her spay went well - no problems, and she woke up in her cage quickly. Throughout the afternoon, she would reach her little paw out between the cage bars every time I walked by, and give me a tiny, "Meow."
"She wants to go home with you," our vet tech said, giving me that "you know you want to adopt her" look.
Another meow and... I melted. What could I do? It was clear she had singled me out from everyone else. And so, I took her home to my daughter. But...that is just the beginning of the story... I need to get over to the Purina Cat Chow site to finish it. (note: in this pic, Pandora is giving me her best "I'm ignoring you" look... because I'm pointing the camera at her)
Hop over there and share your cat story with the world. I know you have one! Here are the details:
Purina Cat Chow announced today the launch of the “Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project Contest,” a nationwide search to find, showcase and celebrate cat stories that highlight the special relationship between cat people and their cats, as well as the many ways our cats are always there for us. Purina Cat Chow is asking you to share your story for an opportunity to be one of five grand prize winners who receive a $5,000 cash prize.
From now until July 31, you can participate in the Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project Contest by submitting your cat relationship story at www.yourcatstory.com. Five grand prize winners will each receive a $5,000 cash prize, a one year supply of Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food for one cat, and have their cat relationship story told through a Purina Cat Chow brand online video. The winners’ videos will be shared online with the Purina Cat Chow Community on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
“We believe the best stories come from real life, and every day we are inspired by the stories shared by our cat-owning community,” said Vincent Biroscak, Purina Cat Chow brand director. “The Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project furthers our commitment to unite the community of cat owners by collecting and celebrating their cat-relationship stories. Every cat owner has a story unique to them and their cat.”