This led to not posting anything at all. I usually say what I mean, and mean what I say, so if I can’t speak my mind, why say anything at all?
Then I thought about it and thought about it, and … why shouldn’t I speak my mind? Judging from past experience, there are always people who agree and disagree with me.
The subject of today’s blog … TCRs (Toronto Cat Rescue) Annual Bowl-a-ton.
Yes this Bowl-a-ton has become an annual event and has grown from year to year.
Dieter and I were there from the start and I remember that first event like it was yesterday. There were six teams and we raised about $5000.
The second year the fundraisers did a bit better, the third year better still, and with each following year the amount raised grew and grew.
Last year TCR had such a large turnout, the bowling alley couldn’t accommodate all the fundraisers and had to turn people away. The amount raised … over $25,000!
That’s a lot of food and medical care for the kitties.
The Toronto Cat Shelter is not a traditional cat shelter, where cats are housed in cages waiting to be adopted. Instead, the shelter consists of a number of private homes that function as foster homes.
When someone wants to adopt a kitten or a cat, they are screened for suitability, after which a visit to the foster home is arranged.
Just like last year, and all the years before, Dieter and I are doing our bit. On May 31st we’re bowling to help the cats of Toronto and we’re asking for donations.
All donations are welcome, even as low as $1 or $2, but donations over $25 get a tax receipt.