In honor of their birthday (which falls on September 1st), Arthur and Beowulf have donated $30 each to the Second Chance Fund at Bide-A-Wee, the place I adopted them from.
According to the Bide-A-Wee Web site, $30 allows their no-kill shelters to rescue a cat or dog from the New York City's Animal Care and Control unit (aka the pound) and house that animal until it's adopted into a loving home. The boys hope their donation is enough to help two homeless cats, but if the money goes to the dogs, they suppose they'll have to live with that. Bide-A-Wee was pretty darn good to them so this is their way of saying thanks.
I'm not the type to nag people, but Arthur and Beowulf have no shame and they would like you to know that if you've been inspired by this blog or you just like the idea of helping homeless animals, their birthday would be a great occasion to donate to Bide-A-Wee's Second Chance Fund by using Bide-A-Wee's online donation form.
If you do make a donation, drop me a line with the amount at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can post to the blog and let people know how much money has been raised by readers. I have a coworker who also adopted his cat from Bide-A-Wee and he's promised to make a $30 donation so that puts us at $90.
P.S. -- You might be wondering how Arthur and Beowulf got $60. The truth is that I loaned it to them and I expect them to pay it back in trade, purrency if you will. I expect them to sit on my lap more often and stop climbing on the refrigerator. Iguess I should keep dreaming!