Skip to comments.In Tragedy's Wake, Connecticut Cat Rescue Has "Kitten Therapy"
Posted on 12/28/2012 1:32:01 PM PST by Gefn
I shared the collective shock of the US when I heard about the tragedy that struck Newtown, Connecticut. I have a special connection to Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary School. Thats where Kitten Associates the rescue group I adopted my beloved Kissy from is located. The news was painful to watch; Facebook posts from friends throughout the day were heartbreaking enough.
When I woke up the next morning, I was surprised in a whole different way. Robin Olson and Sam Moore, who run Kitten Associates, had come up with an amazing idea: they would provide their traumatized hometown with a big dose of kitten therapy by opening their home-based rescue to children who needed a break from the pain, and also a reason to smile. Kitties for Kids was born.
They wanted their little visitors to have a reminder of the pleasant experience of playing with the kittens, so they started an Amazon wishlist to purchase plush cats for the children to take with them when they left. In just a couple of hours, every item on their wishlist had been purchased by people all over the country who love Kitten Associates and were hoping to find a meaningful way they could support the people of Newtown
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/kitten-therapy-arrives-in-newton-ct.html#ixzz2GNs8S9F8
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Lol! Didn’t realize you were going to ping slings!
great minds think alike. The fact we did it at the same time.... we must really have great minds! Or be kindred cat people.
PING this one over to you! :)=^..^=
so here’s the deal. At least according to cracked.com
Cats purring is a self healing mechanism. They create these vibrations at a certain frequency, which they use to heal their own stuff.
What’s interesting, is that the same frequency of the purring also impacts humans in the same way.
Purr away pussies, purr away.
Ya did good.....good thing you weren’t a blogger.
How can I not champion this Cause?
Fangs, Slings! <3
Mine did too for a bit. ;)
Thank you Kind Sir. ;)
can you imagine if they gave kittens out instead of medicine?
kittens appear at .19
I can’t even begin to imagine how two comments could have been removed on this sweet thread.
Just fine, and thank you for pinging Slings.
Thank you for the ping, SA&, my friend.
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