There are only two weeks left of the year. Two! My heart stops beating when I think about how little time we have left in 2012. Despite the palpitations, I thought it would be a good time to see how I have come along in my goals for Pretty Fluffy’s 13 Project.
Do you remember those? The thirteen goals I committed to back in October when I thought the end of the year was light years away? The ones about completing acts of kindness for animals in my community? Does this ring any bells? Yes?
Dang. Because I forgot.
No, wait, that’s not true. I didn’t forget, precisely, I just put them away for later, along with my New Year’s resolution to relax and have more fun. Whatever happened to that, I wonder. I think I can be forgiven with all the madness that is caring for one spastic little kitten. This what I am going with either way.
Luckily, even though I let my commitments falter, I think I’ve fumbled my way through ticking many of them off:
Share and promote the 13 Project online – Done!
Participate in National Pit Bull Awareness Day – Done!
Contact my local shelter about becoming a foster home for cats or kittens – Done!
Commit to running the 10K in next year’s Bluenose Marathon to raise $1,000 for the Nova Scotia SPCA – Done? Essentially?
Attend BarkWorld Expo and learn new ways to promote the awesomeness of cats – Done! Though, I really need to start putting this into practice.
6. Purchase one of these calendars for my friends and family.
7. Share the photos of adoptable pets on Facebook and Pinterest.
On my blog share as many online campaigns I can find that support animal welfare but don’t require cash donations – such as this terrific #BTC4A campaign to raise $5,000 of Petco’s money – Half done, sorta…
9. Teach my cat a unique trick and share the video to spread awareness that cats are just as much fun as dogs – Crap, totally dropped the ball on this one…
. Write a letter to Jungle Pets, the only store in the HRM that still sells puppies and kittens, to explain why I won’t shop there – Done!
Write a letter to Pets Unlimited, a chain that finally stopped selling puppies and kittens, to explain why I now will shop there – Done!
12. Donate pet food to Feed Nova Scotia.
13. Steal some more business cards from my favourite trainers to hand out and promote positive training methods.
Eight out of thirteen isn’t horrible, right? It’s a passing grade. Just. My teenaged self is curling up in corner right now at the thought of getting anything less than an A. I might have to tweak some of these in order to accomplish the required number of items. It’s going to require some creative thinking if I am going to succeed. I figure if I can pass twelfth grade chemistry, I can do anything!
Of course, as hard that lab exam involving molar enthalpies was, it didn’t involve getting a cat to follow directions. Before the year is out, I might be begging for questions on the difference between endothermic and exothermic reactions.
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