There is no greater gift than to see ourselves through the eyes of children. Their simplicity, honesty, and compassion are a rare treasure. We were given that opportunity recently when we were invited to tell a group of children at North Star Day Care about our work.
Always happy to talk about Fabulous Felines, I went there not knowing what to expect. I had loaded some pictures of our rescue cats on some slides, and just started talking to the group of several dozen children. Soon, they were telling me about their pets – most of which were rescued – and showing a deep understanding and compassion for the plight of lost and community cats, and for the work we do.
When I was all done, the kids gave me a gift of some blankets they had made for the rescue cats.
I left with confidence that these children would grow into the sort of adults who would continue to show compassion and care to lost and frightened animals. All this from 5 – 10 year old children! Deepest gratitude to all the kids and staff at North Star!