Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Itty Bitty Kitty Update, just in time for #TakeMeHomeTuesday

Hey everyone! I have great news! The shelter was approved! Itty Bitty Kitty will be able to have 35 cats, and the plan is to open up its doors in January. Now you'll be able to come and visit kitties like this in person!!

By the way, he's available for adoption. Check him out here!

Itty Bitty Kitty needs your help! We need the following items for the shelter:

Covered Litter boxes - Large or XL
Stainless steel dishes for food
Large ceramic dog dishes for water
litter scoops
twin sized comforters in good condition
canned food - no store brands please
gift cards to petsmart, target, home depot, and petco

National Penn Bank - 5700 Hamilton Blvd. Wescosville will be a doing a benefit drive for Itty Bitty Kitty. You can drop off any needed items at this location until December 4th

There is also a wishlist available here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2JPNAJK7821Q4

If you are interested in volunteering, please email ittybittykitty@bdog.org or call us at 610-973-7400, option 4.

Feel free to contact me with any specific questions! Feel free to leave a comment below. Anything you can do will help give these kitties a better life!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

#TakeMeHomeTuesday: Glitter and London are available, and foster homes are needed!

Hi Everyone, it's Tuesday, and that means it's rescue highlight day, and I have two cats from Itty Bitty Kitty that are available right now!  I love showing you available animals. Seeing these guys go to a good home makes me so happy!

This week I want to introduce you to Glitter and London.

Glitter is an adorable tortoise shell kitty. She's super sweet and friendly. Her coat really does look like glitter when the light hits it. She's also young, a little over a year old, so she'll be a part of your family for a long time.

Glitter doing what she does best, lounging in a cat tree.
I mean really, look at that face and those markings! I have a soft spot for this particular color pattern, and their personality really matches their unique coloring. She does really well with adults (children are not her thing), and can be alone or with other kitties.

London purrs like a fiend! He's dog like, and loves to be close to people. He's very laid back and super friendly.

He's camera shy, so he closes his eyes when you try to take a picture. He's between 1-2 years old and is super fuzzy and soft. He does well with people and pets.

If you're interested in adopting either of these kitties, please go to the IBK website and fill out an application. If you're willing to foster kittens or volunteer in some way, please click on this link  for more information. We desperately need people to take in a litter. They are usually adopted very quickly, so it isn't a long term thing (unless you want to keep the whole bunch!)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

PHDS: Post Halloween Depression Syndrome

At this very moment, I am looking around my house at all of my Halloween decorations and I am dreading taking them down. Yes, this spooky ghoul has special Halloween decor that I only bring out for the season. Right now, my biggest struggle is knowing I need to put away my Spooky Town Village. So many little pieces and so many boxes to pack up and move. They wait all year to be put out on display and now I have to crush their dreams and put them away. I know… suck it up cupcake and just do it. I know… I will. Trust me, I don’t want an animal or tall husband accidentally breaking any part of my village and I sure as hell don’t want to have to dust this mini village every week. Nope. I know what I need to do, but I don’t even want to get up from the couch. I don’t want to wear anything except pjs. I don’t even want coffee because I am worried it will make me perky and take charge and before you know it every speck of Halloween has disappeared into some box packed away in a closet. I can’t! If any of this sounds familiar or relatable, you too might have PHDS: Post Halloween Depression Syndrome. 

Don’t laugh. PHDS is all too real for us creepy folks. Sure we get excited for the sales after Halloween is over, but it still breaks our hearts at the same time. Home Goods is one of my most favorite stores to buy spooky home decor. They are responsible for more than half of my coffee mugs, hand towels, and tablecloths alone! I have a deep relationship with Home Goods as the season goes on and then I notice things… suddenly the shelves don’t get restocked like they used to. All of a sudden this holly, jolly son of a bitch named Santa starts showing up. At first he is here and there and then it’s like he never leaves! When Halloween finally shows up, Home Goods says, sorry boo, this is our last day together; I want a divorce. Without even thinking, Home Goods tries to get rid of everything that brought us together with cheap prices. I’m not even down from our Halloween high when I realize all that’s left of our love is a small clearance bag of gourmet candy corn with half the candy crushed and the decorative ribbon no longer in a perfect bow. My soul is crushed just like the candy corn. So what do I do? I try and see friends who will understand. 

I visit Target, craft stores, Hallmark, and even Home Depot. Hey! Home Depot has awesome decor for your front yard and is a great place to pick up a hammer to cover in blood for a photoshoot. Don’t judge me! Anyways, guess what happens when I arrive at these places???? They have all sided with Home Goods and have replaced our friendship with that jolly SOB! Damn it! I go home in defeat and start looking on-line. I find solace in Etsy shops and websites like Horror Decor. I can start to breathe. I know the first month will be the hardest, but I will move on. I will conquer this depression. 

When I finally come out of this funk I will take great joy in the fact that come September, Home Goods will be begging me to come back for more; which just goes to show, no one can resist a spooky girl. I will go back and once again, and I will restart the vicious cycle that always ends with PHDS.