Reward your Cat and Give a Homeless Cat a Chance at MyThreeCats.com!
MyThreeCats.com and The Studio of Bernadette Kazmarski have partnered to offer you, our cherished customers and cat lovers, a special event designed to reward you and your cat(s) AND save the lives of homeless cats. Now through May 1, 2010, you will have a one time opportunity to do either (or both) of the following:
#1 Place your bid in an on line auction for a strikingly vibrant and beautiful print of an original portrait “Peaches and Peonies” created by renowned animal artist and publisher Bernadette Kazmarski. Click here to view “Peaches and Peonies” and to register for the auction.
Proceeds from the winning bid will be donated to FosterCat, Inc., a 501 C3 all-volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1999, providing temporary foster homes for cats and kittens until they can be placed for adoption. 2010 marks FosterCat Inc.’s 11th year as they approach their 1,000th cat adoption. Read more about FosterCat, Inc. here.
#2 Place your order now at MyThreeCats.com. For each and every order received through this email promotion now through May 1, 2010, MyThreeCats & Co., Inc. will donate $5.00 to FosterCat, Inc. Once we’ve received your order, you’ll receive an email confirmation of the donation. (Note: Donations from My Three Cats & Co., Inc. for this event will only be generated by receipt of product orders. No minimum is necessary).
Wouldn’t you like to know that you’ve saved lives, while doing your favorite thing – shopping for your favorite feline at MyThreeCats.com, or winning a beautiful cat print! This is a time limited event, expiring May 1, 2010, so we encourage you to act now.
Happy Shopping and Bidding!
A healthy cat will eat what you give her, a kitty who is a little under the weather may need some persuasion; we won’t be talking about those manipulative and overly dramatic “finicky” kitties here. We’re considering cats who are recovering from illness or injury or who are elderly, and for whom even eating is a little bit of a burden. She may seem hungry, even show up for mealtime, but take a sniff or even attempt to eat and walk away. Often illness, surgery, trauma or age reduce a cat’s appetite through weakness, stomach upset, loss of smell or loss of taste, and a cat in a slightly weakened condition may need some inspiration for the taste buds. First, wake her up at least 15 minutes before you want to feed her—a sleepy kitty in a weakened condition isn’t ready to eat as soon as she wakes up, so pet her and give her attention for a while until she seems entirely alert. Always use fresh food, usually canned, so its smell is the strongest, and you don’t need to resort to fish-based foods, often liver-based food is more appealing. Then tease her with the food—play “kitty airplane” the same way you would with a recalcitrant child, show her the can and her dish, open the can and let kitty sniff the food then put it aside, making a big show of getting her dish ready, putting the food in the dish, allowing her to smell it all the while, then finally present it. This little play helps to get her digestive system started and her body gives her the signal to eat, plus, she’s wondering what they heck you’re up to, and curiosity is a big stimulant for a cat. If she’s still reluctant, pick up a little in a spoon and offer it for her to lick off; a little at a time is sometimes just enough. Don’t leave her food out, but put it back in the can and keep it, offering it again a little later. It may mean wasting a few cans, but open a new can with every session. She’ll appreciate your efforts.