“Children dance all the time if they’re allowed to. We all do. We all have bodies, don’t we? … As children grow up, we start to educate them progressively from the waist up, and then we focus on their heads. And slightly to one side.”
I want to thank you with my whole heart for your article on cats and patting them when they are eating. It is helping me save my cat’s life right now.
We found our sweet, 6-year-old baby girl swallowed something, it is still stuck in her but luckily we got her to the vet with enough time to have a real chance at saving her life. After two rough days at the vet and many IV bags and X-rays later they sent her home to spend the night here. They hoped being with her human mommy and daddy will help, and I was charged with one task… to get her to eat. I remembered your article and did something I never thought to do, I patted her while coaxing her to eat. To my great amazement it worked! I was able to get her to eat something for the first time in over four days. Tonight we will pray that the foreign body will pass naturally and eating is going to help. If not tomorrow she is back to the vet and will have a surgery.
As insightful and sweet your stories are I never thought an internet group on cats could change a family’s life… but you did. Thank you all for the great work you are doing.
Almost every American has heard of the Sierra Club, the environmental organization founded by John Muir. The Sierra Club leads hikes for nature lovers, operates educational programs for schools and communities, and advocates for conservation.
The Sierra Club is a 501(c)4 nonprofit that engages in political advocacy and therefore is not tax-exempt. It has 65 chapters and 400+ groups. The Sierra Club Foundation is a 501(c)3, a tax-exempt public charity and the fiscal sponsor of the charitable programs of the Sierra Club and other organizations.
The Sierra Club’s communications challenge is to explain its vast portfolio of activities to audiences with fundamentally different motivations — activists, idealists, and citizens who simply want to engage with the people and places around them. This requires that they produce multiple versions of collateral in different voices. My most recent project for the Sierra Club was a set of fact sheets that will be used as leave-behinds in fundraising conversations. Development officers will use them to inspire high-net-worth donors to contribute to potentially game-changing projects.