I'm working with a local rescue to adopt a cat who is used to other cats and dogs, friendly, and might be adopted along with a friend of his, too! He's been with the rescue since he was a kitten, and is about a year and a half old, now. The person who runs the rescue kindly offered to hold onto him until I'm ready. He gives people squinty buddy eyes when they talk to him, rolled around in the kennel, snuggled into cheek pettings, and groomed my hand. He uses soft paws when he bats at you to play, and is a sweet orange and white guy. His eyes are so deep amber-brown they look red compared to his coat. I want to name him Herbie Buttons. Milo is choosing the other cat. We were looking at getting the first cat's brother, but there's another cat there who's also friends with Herbie who's more his style.
Anyway, a couple people asked me if they could help with this new cat adoption adventure. This is not a dire situation by any means, nor am I incapable of earning and saving up what I need to make this happen. We've got rent and all that good stuff worked out, and I already have monthly and incidental cat expenses worked into my usual budget. But, just the same, I'm working pretty hard to get back into gear after not being able to work for most of this month, and it certainly would help. So, I'm putting together a little post about how to help if you wanted to.
The adoption fee for two cats is going to be $150, maybe ten less if we get the black furred kitty, because they have a lower price to encourage adopting them. Before I can bring them home, I need to pay Vincent's remaining vet bill, and get Athena in for her annual wellness check/shots, which is $140 and ~$100 (depends on what they're charging for the shots, and if she needs anything else. She is a healthy cat but 10, so you never know what might pop up). I have food and all of the basic cat-care playset already, including a full pack of flea treatment for cats in their weight range, but there are some other things I'd like to get, that are in my January budget once I get some projects done.
You could buy a picture! I have all the art stacked up in the art store now, except for the pile of sketches. I still haven't decided to sell it as a lot, or split it up, or auction it. But all the finished art is here: http://thestorydragon.com/?post_type=product
This is an Amazon list of some cat stuff, mostly stuff I'm getting once cat is acclimated and can come with me to the shop to be my rockin' art studio sidekick. http://amzn.com/w/1V6ARVYI4TFP3
My paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to toss something into the, uh, kitty.
I'm not specifically opening for new work to fund this, but am usually able to add stuff into my queue. Right now, I'm focusing on existing commissions and the icons, and don't want to leave people waiting around for additional work outside that schedule. I lost a fair amount of work time in December, and taking care of that is my priority.
Anyway, I want to say again, not dire, not destitute, no worries. Thank you for reading :B