Cat Vows To Wear Chicken Hat* – Meet Leonardo Pescatore #ChickenHatProtest

You Guys,

Pinkle here. Today, I’m interviewing Mr. Leonard Pescatore. From what I understand, he has been in the shelter system for almost two years and therefore, he’s vowed to wear a chicken hat* until he finds a home. Let’s see what he has to say.

Mr. Pescatore during day 1 of his quiet protest

Pinkle: Welcome, Leonardo.

Leonardo: Thank you, Pinkle. It’s good to be here.

P: Tell me, Leo. What’s this protest you are staging today?

L: Well, it’s about finding a home. Tree House is great, but I’m searching for more permanent floors to sit on.

P: I prefer putting my ass on tables but I can understand your desire for your own floor. Continue.

L: I’ve been told I’m mildly less desirable to adopt.

P: Ah, it’s your face.

L: What’s wrong with my face?

P: Oh. No. It’s not your face. Sorry. Go on.

L: Well, I have what they call The FeLV, and I also have what they tell me is The FIV. My eye is a little runny, and I’m not big on too much touch, tho I am happy to sit beside you and get a good back scratch. And now, thanks to you, I also have some serious concerns about my face.

P: Your face is lovely. Very weathered. Like Clint Eastwood.

L: …

The face.

P: And where does the chicken hat come in?

L: I just needed a shtick.

P: And the asterisk? There’s an asterisk in your press release that says ” *for limited amounts of time and only at his own discretion.”

L: I can’t just wear the hat all the time. That would be ridiculous.

P: Isn’t that the point of a protest, tho?

L: What?

P: …nevermind. Anyway folks, Leonardo is searching. Find him in Colony 10 at Tree House Humane Society in Chicago. They’re doing great, cutting edge things for FeLV-positive cats, including some new guidelines on what kind of households can adopt them, so if you’re interested in meeting Leo, hurry over!

L: Yeah, hurry. I’m sick of wearing this chicken hat.

P: You’re not even wearing it.

L: Wasn’t once enough suffering?

P: You’ll be remembered by history.

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PS Don’t forget Alana works at Tree House now, so she’s in the know! If you guys have any questions for her, comment below!

Alana Now Works at….Tree House!

You guys!

It has been a busy few months, but I wanted to let everyone know that, as of January, I am the Manager of Marketing and Community Outreach at Tree House Humane Society in Chicago. The job has definitely kept me busy, but I feel content knowing that my writing and other skills are directly being put to use to help kitties.

So far, it’s been a wonderful experience. I’ve met lots of great people, learned more about Tree House than I had known in my 15+ years of working with them as a volunteer in various capacities, and the new facility on Western Avenue makes coming to work comfortable and happy. And you know who else is comfortable and happy? The cats. They have outdoor screened porches for the warm months (Warmth: Coming soon to a Chicago near you), sunlight and big windows, and beautiful, spacious colonies to snuggle into as they wait for their forever homes.

I’m hoping to find some time to blog more – I’m migrating my blog to a new server this week, so you may need to re-sign up if you want to continue getting my posts – but if you want to follow what I’m doing in the meantime, please follow us on Instagram at @treehousehumanesociety.  You can also follow me @alanagrelyak. It’s mostly pictures of Pinkle these days.

I also blog regularly here. Stop by and say hi!

A usual day at work

Love,

Alana.

The Days and Nights of Basil Tynan: A New Book by Alana!

You guys!

I’m super excited to let you know that Alana has published a book! It’s true. Now, it’s not about me (disappointing, but her pets shall get me through). It’s about rats, something I’m also excited about!

Now, let me bring in Alana to discuss:

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Pinkle:  Alana.

Alana: Hi, Pinkle.

Pinkle: Tell us about your new work of art.

Alana: Well, it’s a children’s book, but I also did the artwork, both on the cover and inside.

Pinkle: So, your book about me is still in the works, then.

Alana: Well, let’s just say I haven’t started that yet.

Pinkle: Oh. I see. Well, why did you do this one?

Alana: It’s something I started a long time ago based on my friend Basil. He was a rat that I kept as a companion when I was 16 and I wrote a story about him. It’s marketed for children, but mostly I wrote it to amuse myself.

Pinkle: Was he better than me?

Alana: He was certainly different.

Pinkle: And would you have let me eat him?

Alana: Absolutely not.

Pinkle: Where can people read this book?

Alana: They can read it on Kindle Unlimited or purchase from the Kindle store here.

Pinkle: Do you think about Basil when you pet me?

Alana: …

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And there you have it! The fabulous Alana with a new work for you to enjoy! I’ve already read it sixteen times. And I’ve crossed Basil’s photograph out. Alana’s gonna be real mad when she sees her Kindle….

Love,

Pinkle.