|Issue No. 3||September 20, 2011|
|Tails High’s First Two YearsWhat have we accomplished in our first two years?
|We have much to celebrate, so please join us for Tails High’s Second Anniversary Party this Saturday evening, September 24, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Old Town Hilton Hotel (across from the King Street Metro). The Hilton offers free parking in their garage with validation.There is no admission charge to attend our party. The Hilton will donate to Tails High a percentage of revenue from drinks and food purchased that evening. We will also have a silent auction of 70+ items, including designer accessories; B&B and hotel stays; fine wines; golf package; infield box seats to 2012 Nationals game, restaurant and spa gift certificates – to name just a few of the more tempting items.There will be a few sweet, young Tails High kittens at the Hilton to help us celebrate (perhaps Spudsy, shown below as a TH bottle baby, and now at 2 months).
Gemini will get have stitches from his second surgery removed on Wednesday. A big “thank-you” to everyone who chipped in to help pay for his surgeries. If he gets the “all okay” from vet eye specialist Dr. Corcoran of VetVision, Gemini will soon be appearing at adoption events to find his new family.
|Ask the Kitties|
|What is the most important ingredient in cat food?
Tiki replies: I bet you said “meat.” I love meat. Yum-yum, chicken and turkey and meat, meat, meat! But that’s not the right answer. Actually, the most important ingredient in cat food is water. Can you believe it? Water! It turns out that we were originally desert animals, and get 80% of our water from our food. Unless we’re sick, you probably won’t see us lapping at the water bowl all day like a doggie. We’ll sip a bit here and there (I prefer the faucet to a water bowl myself), but we don’t usually drink as much water as we should. It needs to be in our food. My foster mom gives me canned food, but she also adds some water to it, making it like a soup. It’s really good that way, like having extra gravy. Plenty of water helps keep me in tip-top shape and my coat soft and clean!
My cat’s birthday is coming up, and I’d like to get him a really great toy. Any suggestions?
Holly and Kendra reply: If we were going to a desert island, and could only take three toys, here’s what they would be: Cat Catcher by Go Cat ($6.99), Sparkling Tickler 18-inch Stick Feather Toy ($2.99), and Kitty Bopper Wand Cat Toy by Go Cat ($4.99). We go crazy for these toys, running, jumping, stalking and pouncing. We were always happy when our foster parents brought these out and played with us. These three toys, and many others, can be ordered online from Creme de la Cat.
|Tails High CFC Number for Federal Employee Donations: 23910|
|If you are a Federal employee, it’s nearing the time when you get to pick the charities you’ll support through participation in your agency’s CFC campaign. We hope you’ll select Tails High (CFC #23910) for a portion of your CFC donation (and perhaps mention us to your coworkers). We’d also be very appreciative if you would give our CFC number to your cat-loving relatives and friends who are Federal employees and encourage them to consider Tails High as one of their selected charities. All donations are used to purchase food, vet care/ medicine, and other supplies for the cats and kittens Tails High cares for. To help people see we’re worthy of their support, encourage them to visit us here, www.tailshigh.org.|