Friday, July 8, 2011

Seymour's Birthday Wish

Seymour is a former shelter cat who is about to celebrate his 11th birthday, and also his one year anniversary of being adopted into a loving forever home.

Instead of gifts for himself, this selfless pussycat is having a toy drive for shelter animals to help brighten their day. On August 17th, he'll deliver the toys to local shelters, which no doubt will include Angels of Assisi, where he was adopted from nearly a year ago. Maybe I'm just overtired/emotional right now, but I have to admit that watching this, even over the strains of "What's New Pussycat," made me a little misty-eyed (I think it was the 'before and after' pics that got me).

If you'd like to help make Seymour's birthday wish come true, please send cat (or dog!) toys to the following address:

Seymour Nelson
P.O. Box 4728
Roanoke, VA 24015

You can also track Seymour's progress by following his Facebook page, I Love My Big Fat Cat, and I'm sure he'd approve if you donated toys to your own local shelter in his honor, too.

Seymour proudly displaying some of the toys that have already been donated!

Thanks to Tamar of I Have Cat for the tip!

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Kendy P said...

sending in a toy!

Catsparella said...

Yay, Kendy!!

Cat said...

Yay Seymore, what a great thing to do!!!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I hope Seymour doesn't mind if some of the toys are "gently used" I just went through Cody's toy basket and found some he NEVER plays with. I am sending them off next week. What an unselfish kitty he is!

Catsparella said...

@Caren I don't see why that would be a problem..That's a wonderful idea! :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

thank you!!! They are barely used and just going to waste, at least some unspoiled kitties will like them! :)

Royal Ruskies said...

You are not alone this made our Mommy cry too! We are sending a box of toys! You can count on us! This will be our fun outing this week, we like making the rounds to Petco and Petsupermarket!

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