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The Power of One Tiny Kitten

Gracey’s Kitten Photo

Gracey's kitten photo

Gracey as a kitten hiding between the sofa cushions

Gracey Came Into Our Lives One Cold December Day

Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger came into our lives without warning one cold December day.  While  looking for a friend’s  dog who had gone missing, we decided to check  the local pound. We were not expecting to find a tiny kitten shivering on the cold cement floor  nor were we prepared for the big bright green eyes that pleaded with us “please take me home, I promise to be good.”  Without reservation, I scooped her up and tucked her under my coat.

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The Petties 2012 Best Blog Post Award

We are truly honored.

We are truly honored to have won The Petties 2012 Best Blog Post Award.  We were thrilled to be finalists and when we Petties 2012 Best Blog Postlearned of  the other finalists in our category, all super talented wonderful friends and fellow cat writers, we knew we would be thrilled no matter who won, because  Dogtime Media makes a generous donation to a non-profit shelter and we knew that our cousins in need would be getting some much needed help.

Just a couple days after we returned home from the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, we received and email from The Petties, asking us:

What makes the post that you’re nominated for so important?

Having just spent time learning more about the plight of the wild cheetah, as well as leopards and lions, the article that was nominated meant even more to us, and this was the answer that we sent back to The Petties.

Loss and fragmentation of habitat and depletion of prey are leading to rapidly declining populations of wildlife and in particular predators.   Ecosystems need predators to remain healthy, yet humans continue to persecute and eliminate them from our world.   “Cat Obituary Farewell Eastern Cougar”  is about the heartbreak of extinction  and a reminder to care for all animals big and small.

If you would like to read our article here is the link:  Cat Obituary Farewell Eastern Cougar.

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