Wherein I get a little repetitive...
A little while ago, I had a conversation about Christmas with the Woman, and it went kinda like this:
Me: How much money do I have? Because I really want to get toys for the shelter kitties. Do I have enough?
Her: You have enough.
Me: What about food? Do I have enough to get them some food, too?
Her: You do. In fact, when we were at the store today we bought around 60 pounds of dry cat food for you to donate.
Me: Good. It's about time you listened to me.
Well, after we talked I was looking online to see when the shelter was going to be open again, and it's not going to be open until Thursday (they still go feed the cats and dogs, right???) and they had this thing at the top of their website
We are in desperate need of kitty litter.
Well...I had to get the Woman and show her that.
Me:How much money do I have after buying the food and toys? Do I have enough for kitty litter?
Her: Max, you've been a cheap little furball all year, so you have some book money left. Just tell me how much you want to get.
Me: All of it.
Her: That might be a problem...
The point is, while I wanna give the shelter kitties toys because I don't think they get very many of them, there are some things they need
. Can you imagine not having any litter to poop in? Just going in an empty box is, well, kind of...unsatisfying. I've done it once or twice when the Woman wasn't quick enough in filling the box after cleaning it. Not having the litter to use to bury things just ruins a good poop.
And can you imagine not having enough to eat? Sure, I don't get as much as I want, but even I have to admit I get more than I need.
Pile all that on top of not having a forever home... well, you can see where I'm coming from.
If you can, call your local shelter and see what they need. Even if you can only get a few cans of Stinky Goodness or a bag of crunchy food, they would welcome it. Some shelters will need your used towels--hey, that's an excuse for you to get some new ones! They might need a PTU or two. Or kitty litter. Shelters need a lot, and they don't always have the money for it.
And toys. It doesn't matter if you buy stuff for the cats or the dogs, or if you make something. But think about your forever home, and how much you have just by living there.
Not every kitty has that.
I have enough junk, so I'm thinking that I'm going to ask the People to not get me anything after all, and to use the money they would have used on me to buy a few extra toys or extra litter.
Santa will bring me something. That's enough.