Thursday, June 30, 2011

Live from the IBKC Fundraising Headquarters!

Good afternoon, friends. Today we've got a special guest post. A dear friend who writes under the pen name "Kathryn Litterio" provided today's FUNdraiser story. Enjoy...

Brrrrrrriiiiinnnngggggg! Brrrrrrriiiiinnnngggggg! Brrrrrrriiiiinnnngggggg!

Donor: No one seems to be answering! I guess we’ll have to call back later.

Charlene: KITTENS???? Hello, Dearborns??? Who’s manning the phones now?


(small kitten voice) Psssst…..It’s Geraldine’s shift, but she’s texting again!


Charlene: G E R A L D I N E ! ! ! !

Geraldine: Huh? What? What’d I do???


Charlene: Girl, you have to jump on that phone as soon as it rings! People are calling with their contributions to the Dogathon. We can’t make them wait!


Charlene: Okay, maybe you misunderstood what I meant by “jumping on the phone.” Calm down, honey, I’m not angry with you. I know you have so much to say and lots and lots of friends.

Geraldine: I think I’ve got the hang of it now, Charlene. I’m sorry to be texting and Tweeting when I should have been on the phones. It’s back to work now! Here comes another call!


Geraldine: Hello, this is Itty Bitty Kitty Committee Telethon Headquarters – Geraldine speaking! I’d be happy to take your pledge now! Oh, you’ll be giving $25? Thank you very much! The Humane Society will put it to good use for the kitties. Have a nice day!


Geraldine: :::::ducking under desk::::::: Just one more Tweet and I have to update my Facebook page and then I have to get back to Sheldon about changing shifts with him and I meant to text Marla about that sparkleball flea market on Saturday….


Charlene: Oh, Geraldine. You’re the world’s best social networker!!


Thanks for the laugh, "Kathryn"!

And thanks to everyone for keeping our FUNdraiser clipping along. We're nearly half way to our goal! Just $1700 and we hit $25 squillion! We're all really looking forward to passing that milestone!

And maybe if things heat up a bit, we'll pass it today!!

If you would like to help make that happen, please visit our FUNdraising page, and make a tax-deductible donation!

Thanks, friends! xo xo


  1. Love the Itty Bitty Kitty iPhone!

  2. Maureen, Pooh and ButtercupJune 30, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    My kits would like to hear more about said "sparkleball flea market" on Saturday.

  3. ))Smiles((

    A story about BOTH Charlene and Geraldine (sweet IBK!) Who can resist?

  4. I want to talk to Geraldine! Is she still working her shift?

  5. Love the tiny Iphone!

  6. When I saw that first picture of Charlene asking who was supposed to be answering the phone, I found myself wanting to yell, "YES DRILL SERGEANT!!" She frightened me! ;)

  7. Hee hee hee! Text me Geraldine!!

  8. She just texted me "Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr".

  9. @Cynthia - isn't that "YES DRILL BEAN!!!"

    Bean's got teef!!!

  10. I want to know who ratted Geraldine out? Sheldon? Pearla?

  11. KatBoxJanitor -- I was so unnerved by the teeth that I forgot! Yes, it's "YES DRILL BEAN!" Thanks.

  12. Oh boy, yes, I would *never* want to make the Bean angry with me! ***shudders***

    (Although, Geraldine is such a little cutie, I see why the Bean softened up a bit there!)

  13. LOVE love love the photo-story. Kathryn Litterio, your brilliance at this kind of thing matches Lauries. Maybe you two could collaborate on a whole book full of such cat/ kitten stories. I would be the first to pre-order at least 3 copies! :)



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