Huge progress is being made + some FIP Warriors are winning their battles. Let’s save some kittens! …
Penelope Kitten clomps into the office where Cynthia and Marcy are blogging. She is wearing enormous red rain boots and trying to tie her red superman cape around her neck.
Marcy (scoffing): It’s not Halloween, you know.
penelope kitten (squeaking): i know. gonna join the FIP warriors at House Of Nekko. gotta strategy meeting at noon. gotta raise some funds for feline infectious peritonitis research. pow pow pow.
Penelope clomps over to Cynthia.
penelope kitten: tie my cape, please.
Cynthia leans over to tie Penelope’s cape.
Cynthia: Ah yes – Peter Cohen is the owner of House Of Nekko – the most amazing kitty-friendly house on the planet. I swear the video of his house goes viral every couple of months. It’s a cat/human paradise.
Cynthia: But even more importantly, Peter has formed the 501c3 non-profit, ZenByCat, to raise money and awareness to help cure FIP.
Marcy (hissing): I hate FIP.
penelope kitten (squeak whispering): so scary.
Cynthia (agreeing): FIP is a horrific and deadly disease that afflicts mostly kittens and older cats. And, until recent breakthroughs at UC Davis, it was 100% fatal. In fact, most kittens who test positive for it are euthanized on the spot.
Marcy (shuddering): Yeah. I remember me and my litter mates waiting for our FIP test results when we arrived at the shelter.
penelope kitten: it’s scarier than a scary movie.
Cynthia: I know. But, if ZenByCat raises enough money, they can bring these types of drugs to market. It’s an important step in finding an affordable cure for all FIP cats. And then, a positive FIP result won’t be a death sentence for kittens anymore. Look at Smokey!
penelope kitten: pow pow pow. gonna join the fip warrior club.
Cynthia: Oh yes – joining the FIP Warrior Club is the best way to help fund their efforts. For $10 a month automatic donation, you are joining their army of “forever humans.” Nine out of your ten dollars goes directly to the cause while one dollar covers overhead and maintenance costs. Plus, there are some super cool perks. Check ‘em out here.
Penelope Kitten practices her karate kicks and boxing jabs.
penelope kitten: let’s kick some fip butt.
*For more information on the the truly incredible work being done to cure FIP, please head on over to ZenByCat.
*Epilogue. (Later that day)
Penelope Kitten pulls her little red wagon towards the front door. She is still wearing her cape and boots.
penelope kitten: k. bye.
Cynthia (puzzled): Wait. So, you’re going to House Of Nekko?
penelope kitten (squeaking): yeah yeah. i’m gonna play on the catwalks, ride the cat ferris wheel, and swim in the fountains. i’m bringing my floatie, rubber duckie, and stuff.
Cynthia: Hmm … Did Peter invite you over?
penelope kitten: um… no.
penelope kitten (quickly): his cat, jupiter jones, said it was ok. that I could blend in with him and the other resident black cats, nugget and smudge.
Marcy: Yeah right. There’re surveillance cameras all over that kitty dream house. There’s no way Peter is going to mistake a chubby black kitten in a superman cape for one of his svelte house panthers.
penelope kitten (squeak yelling): no one asked you, marcy very much. besides, i’m invisible when i wear my cape. Pow.
Wow, never heard of FIP, but thankful research has been successful and it may soon be under control.
Love House Of Nekko… Disney world for kitties. I wanna go!
u can hitch a ride on my red wagon if u like.
House Of Nekko welcomes human visitors. Just let us know when you are going to be in Santa Barbara.
Ohhhh thank you! Marcy and Penelope are going to be SO jealous!
Thank mew so very much for all the wonderful work you are doing for the FIP cause.
You are a true Kitty Hero!
Cynthia (and Marcy + Penelope)
What an amazing tail! I’ve never heard of FIP, and so glad you’re furthering the cause. I had never seen that kitty dream house either. That is incredible ! I also love his owl painting.
Yeah. So much to love about the research and house that I can’t even find something to snark about.
So unlike me.
I’m sure I’ll think of something.