Either you already know all about this, and you're already scanning the wish lists and popping popcorn, or you have no idea what we are talking about. If you already know what this is, skip ahead to the "Win A Cat Ball" section.
Here is a summary for anyone who is new to the Ghostie Kittens Birthday Boxathon:
Foster Dad John, who is famous for sharing some 50 or so litters of foster kittens with the world on a web cam, once hosted a litter of kittens called "The Ghostbuster Fosters". This litter of two surviving kittens and the one-eyed mamma cat was adopted by a family in the Seattle area, and to support the Purrfect Pals cat shelter that the cats came from, this family now hosts an annual event to gather supplies for the Purrfect Pals cat shelter. That's my blunt summary of the event (and I do invite anyone to add a more eloquent description in the comments).
OK, so what does this mean? What is actually happening? Who really cares about this? Here's the thing: John's kitten webcams were cool. They allowed people to watch kittens grow up, and the cams worked as a tool to help place kittens into adoptive homes. But the other thing that happened is that the kitten cam includes a chat room, and this feature helped to create a community, and the community is amazing.
This community extends around the world. This community created the Kitten Cam Convention. This community has also encouraged more people to support cat adoptions and to become foster families, and now there are many kitten cams around the world, which means you can watch kittens in your pajamas, and some of them may be located close to you, so it's a chance to meet kittens before adopting them.
So let's get back to the upcoming event. On March 10th, 2018 the Ghostbusters Fosters will be hosting their 4th annual Birthday Boxathon. People are going to buy things that the Purrfect Pals cat sanctuary and adoption centers needs, these things will be shipped to the Ghostbuster's home, and they will pile up in an enormous pile until the day of the event, when we will get together, unbox the stuff, and enjoy watching Ray, Egon and Janine go nuts in a house full of brown packing paper and empty shipping boxes.
The cat shelter needs lots of stuff, from food and KMR to a specific type of cat carrier that is used in their innovative prison program (you guys, this is so cool! This program places cats who need more time to get comfortable with humans with inmates who proudly and responsibly help these cats to adjust to people). Purrfect Pals has moved into a beautiful new facility, and they are still working on catification projects, and need the Kuranda Towers and Kitty Kasas for their rooms. You can read more about the special deal for buying and donating these items here.
The Cat Canoe® and the Cat Ball® cat bed are popular with cat shelters because frightened cats seem to feel more secure and confident when they can hide in a bed, and people can still see cats when they are in the beds. Our cat bed designs work particularly well in cat adoption rooms, and Purrfect Pals partners with pet stores all around the Seattle metro area, placing adoptable cats in cat rooms where people can come in and visit. Many of these rooms offer cats a free and open place to roam around.
Want to donate a Cat Canoe® and the Cat Ball® to the Purrfect Pals cat shelter? We are offering selected products at a 30% discount AND we will be hand delivering the beds to the event, so there will not be a shipping charge. How do you get one of these beds? Go to this link, and use this coupon code: ghostbuster2018
Include a message when you checkout (or follow up with an email) and we will add a birthday card with your order.
OK, hopefully you haven't fallen asleep, because this is the fun part!
I am totally amazed at the support that this community has given to the Purrfect Pals cat shelter, and for cats who need homes. It makes me feel so good that there is a loving and supportive community, and I want to offer a little reward, a little feel-good thing: a free Cat Ball®. Who wins and how do you win? This prize is for someone who is active in this community, someone who knows about John's kitten cams, Purrfect Pals, the Ghostbuster Fosters. Maybe you bought a gift to contribute, or maybe you weren't able to. Either situation is OK. What I want you to do is to leave a comment here. Maybe tell us how you feel about the kitten cams, maybe tell us about the cat you adopted. You're welcome to tell us which Cat Ball you'd want if you won, or tell us about your cat. Just engage and interact here in the comments, because this is a place for friends, for family, for fun, for community, and for support. The winner's name will be drawn from the comments made here.
01/22/18 EDIT: If you win and for some reason you do not want the Cat Ball, we are happy to deliver it to a friend of your choice, or to Purrfect Pals. Whatever works best for your situation!