It’s My Party

Cassandra Tondro, "Heart on Fire," original heart painting

Happy Valentine’s Day, Friends! I think of Valentine’s Day as my special day, because I was born the day after — February 15th. As a child, my birthday parties were always Valentine themed, and the two days blended into one.

In celebration of my birthday this year, I’m running a fundraising campaign for a nonproft that is near and dear to my heart — Feral Cat Caretakers Coalition. This is a fantastic organization that has helped me tremendously over the years with my feral cat Alex, who passed away last March, and other ferals who have come into my life.

Feral Cat Caretakers Coalition trains and supports people who care for feral cat colonies. Their mission is to “support feral cat caretakers, gain recognition of the beneficial role that caretakers perform, implement the trap, neuter and return (TNR) method of population control, and promote the adoption of long-term, caretaker-based solutions regarding feral cats.”

I’ve never done a fundraising campaign like this before, and I set the goal at $200. I’ve already doubled that, and I’m blown away by your willingness to donate and kind generosity!

There are still four days left in the campaign if you’d like to make a donation to assist feral cats. Every little bit helps, and I so appreciate your support. The feral cats and I both thank you.

Click on the image of Alex below to access the Facebook fundraising page.

Cassandra Tondro feral cats fundraising

For Valentine’s Day, I offer you this quote from the lovely Louise Hay:

Love in this era is different from what it was in the past. Today, we learn that everything in our outer world is a mirror of what goes on in our minds. If we want to find love and acceptance, then that’s what we must first give to ourselves.

You can read her full article about love affirmations for Valentine’s Day here.

Go forth on this Valentine’s Day, my friends, and spread love. You are beautiful, you are strong, you are kind, and you are loved.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

With love and appreciation,

​Painting at top: “Heart on Fire,” 10″ x 10″, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas



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