Penelope and her pal Scurvy McGurvy try to help out. …
2 am. PST.
A crackling can be heard over Penelope Kitten’s CB radio. It’s Scurvy McGurvy of the Hemingway Home Cats and Penelope Kitten’s CB buddy.
Scurvy McGurvy: Breaker breaker. One-niner. You got your ears on over there in Shakey Town? Breaker breaker.
penelope kitten (squeaking): 10-4 good buddy. What’s shakin’ down there in the bikini state?
Scurvy McGurvy: Well hell, PKitty, that durn hurricane to the north wreaked some major havoc on our buddies at the Operation Spay Bay clinic in Panama City.
penelope kitten: oh no.
Scurvy McGurvy: Yup. That hurricane took a Georgia Drive and Hammered Down ‘til everythin’ in its path was Greasy Side Up. Includin’ the Operation Spay Bay Clinic and their mobile spay van.
penelope kitten: gasp!
Scurvy McGurvy: Operation Spay Bay had to lay off all 18 staff and suspend their veterinarian services and spay surgeries until they can get back on their feet.
penelope kitten: what do you need from us cali kitties, scurvy?
Scurvy McGurvy: A buncha us are gonna Bear Bait it up north with some supplies but if you could get the word out that a Go Fund Me campaign has been set up (by Layla Morgan Wilde of CatWisdom101.com) to help them rebuild that’d be super helpful.
penelope kitten: copy that.
Scurvy McGurvy: We gotta stick together and help out our homeless brothers and sisters who survived the hurricane. They’re already worn out and tired. Don’t need ’em gettin’ sick too.
penelope kitten: 10-4. Keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down.
Scurvy McGurvy: 10-4 little buddy. And we’ll report back on the Flip Side.
Penelope Kitten busily gets to work on getting the word out about Operation Spay Bay and their MayDay.
*Operation Spay Bay is the only clinic that provides low-cost veterinarian care and spay/neuter surgeries for Panama City. They are beloved by their community.
*It is very exciting for us to see so many low-cost cat clinics that support spay/neuter and TNR popping up all over the US. And, it makes us sad to see them struggle.
*Thank you to Layla Morgan Wilde of CatWisdom101.com for alerting us to the issue and for creating the #SpayBay Go Fund Me campaign.
Why do stories involving animals make me much sadder than stories involving only humans?
Although, through the sadness, I enjoyed easdropping on your CB conversation, Penelope. Where did you learn the lingo? Were you a truck driver at some point? It must have been hard ’cause you’ve got short legs.
Thanks to you and Scurvy for bringing this to our attention and letting us know how we can help.
don’t be sad. we’ve all got hope and willpower.
been picking up the trucker lingo when i’m on my cb. luv my cb. made lots of friends from around the united states. hoping to drive a truck someday soon. i can do it.
hope and willpower.
Breaker, breaker. One nine. Cynthia & PKitty, this is The Lady K, aka Cookie Diva, aka That Writer Chick Who Sometimes Sings and Dances:
Thank you so much for bringing our attention to this (side note: I was just telling someone the other day about organizations that neuter feral kitties, and your amazing work supporting those efforts!). I, too, get panicky and feel emotionally wrecked by suffering animals. They didn’t ask for it. And they deserve better.
Adopting pets and taking good care of them is wonderful, but unfortunately, expensive. I hope our donations and efforts get Operation Spay Bay back on their feet.
Over and out.
thank u 4 ur help.
can i have some cookies, please?
it’ll have 2 be a top secret mission 2 get them 2 me tho since management put me on a diet again.
I can get you some cookies!! But we’ll need a distraction to keep Management out of the way. (Dons black tactical gear and mask while the “Mission Impossible” theme plays.) We just need to get some shiny objects and crumpled up paper, and throw them — oh, wait. That only works on you and Marcy.
no no it’ll work.
cindy is swedish death cleaning the house so crumpled up paper makes her crazy.
just bring lots.
we’ll rendezvous out back.
Oh no, the damage is just awful. Thanks to P-Kitty for getting the word out. Hopefully they’ll be back up and running soon!!
Purrrrrs to Penelope and crew for sharing. You get karmic Brownie points and extra catnip!
thank u 4 setting up the gofundme!
can i please have xtra brownies instead of the points?