Black cat special at Pets Lifeline
Happy Thanksgiving, Sonoma!
It certainly is a beautiful time of year in Sonoma. We have so much to be thankful for here in Wine Country. We live in one of the most stunning places in the world and the community spirit we are embraced with is second to none.
At Pets Lifeline, we are thankful everyday we have a place to provide care and shelter for the homeless and abandoned animals.
I heard someone say the other day that when you pass on from this earthly existence, you need to ask yourself two questions: 1) Did you have a good time? And 2) Were you kind to the critters? I just love the concept of us all being critters of one variation or another.
Another example of what Sonomans can be thankful for is the opening of Sweetwater Spectrum. I was humbled and honored to attend the opening ceremony of this first of its kind residence for adults living with autism. Life with purpose. Sonoma welcomed the organization and the building of this facility because that’s the kind of community we live in. I have no doubt it will be a wonderful example for communities worldwide of a concept of living for adults living with autism.
So what does any of this have to do with the animals? Well, just about everything. It is with pride that I speak of Pets Lifeline’s Humane Education program, which teaches the children of our community to have compassion for all living creatures. Mary Green, our humane education director visits at least one, if not two elementary classrooms a week, runs our Kids Speak for Pets program and of course, the ever popular Pets Lifeline Kids Camp. I’ve seen the magic happen when a bunch of kids who have never met come together for Green’s program and by the end of the session are caring for the animals and each other.
Let’s talk about black cats. Kitten season is winding down, but left in our kitten room is a half dozen or so black and tuxedo kittens, or kitteens, as I like to call them. We want to find these sweet creatures the homes they deserve, so starting on Black Friday (Nov. 23), all black and tuxedo cats will be $30. This special will run through the end of the year. Come down and meet our wonderful les chats noir and les chats blanc et noir.
We also have some great doggies who need homes for the holidays. Willie and Brandy, our sweet daschund couple who were left in our dog yard; big eared sweet little Bear; Kety, the gorgeous boxer boy; Halle, the effervescent black Lab mix; Brody and Petey, the sweet little golden chi mixes; and our puppies Scout and Sebastian who are just wicked cute. And then there’s a sweet Muneca who I have spoken of many times, still looking for her perfect match. We know you are out there somewhere – maybe today is the day.
Come play with us at Cornerstone Sonoma on Saturday, Nov. 24, for the eighth annual Lighting of the Snowmen. It will be a blast. And don’t forget Pets Lifeline’s annual Santa Paws, this year on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Sonoma Community Center. Bring your pet in for pictures with Santa.
Until then, be kind to the critters.