Sunday, August 29, 2010

How a mouse can help a cat

Boy is it ever hot out this afternoon!  We don't have air conditioning, but we do have a lovely greenbelt of mostly deciduous trees right behind the house.    Positioning the house at the back of the lot to have shade in the summer and warmth in the winter was well worth the tradeoff for the smaller back yard, IMHO.  Passive solar heat is all about placement .. of getting the right exposure, so to speak.
Like many other people in the animal loving community, my inbox is ever full of emails from the lists trying to find homes for pets.   There isn't a day goes by that there aren't at least a dozen new kitties in need.  
Whether they are left at an animal hospital, found by a kind heart who wouldn't look the other way or facing an imminent Unhappy Tail when their human passes away / goes in a home/ has a baby / moves/ etc.... , their pictures and descriptions are passed around the lists in the hopes that it will help.
For the longest time, I've been wondering how to get these great cats out there in the public eye.  How could so many listings possibly be kept up to date?  Where would one even begin?
I'm a middle aged granny not a professional, so sometimes it takes a while for me to see the thing that is right in front of my face.   Why not set up a blog and post straight from the email .. edited of course to pull out the personal bits and names in the forwards?  With Facebook tags so people can share the listings?
So that's how I've been spending the heat of this day ... tucked in my shady cool house setting that up.   It gave the dogs a good chance to rest up from our morning hike and swim.
The NS Community Cat Blog  is up and running.  And maybe .. just maybe ... a bit more exposure will help.  So if you already have a houseful, why not pop in now and then and share some of the listings on facebook?
What time is it?  Its time to take full advantage of social networking and see how a mouse can really help a cat!

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