Thursday, July 12, 2012
A Visit from the Little Girl with the Big Heart
We had a couple of little visitors yesterday. Our friend Opal the Human (not Opal the Kitten) came by with her little brother, Ellis.
If you've been following the IBKC for awhile, you most likely remember our little friend Opal. Each year she visits us during our fundraiser, and makes a donation. Opal first visited us when she was four. It was her idea to donate money to the kitties. A FOUR year old wanted to help the kitties. And it was Opal's money - right out of her piggy bank. You can ready her sweet story HERE.
Opal just celebrated her 6th birthday, and received a little money as a gift. She kept some for herself, and brought the rest over for the kitties. There were two quarters for each kitten, plus two five dollar bills. When little brother Ellis saw she was giving money to the kitties, he decided to bring a handful of pennies and a dime. Their sweet donation totaled $12.86.
The kittens were running wild when Opal and Ellis arrived, but Rutherford was happy to settle down for a spell and spend some time in Opal's arms.
He was happy to be held, and she was happy to hold him.
It was a very sweet scene.
Then Opal read Rutherford a book. It was all about orange kitties, of course.
It's wonderful to see such compassion and generosity in children so young.
Thank you so much for your helping the kitties out, Opal and Ellis.
You two are inspiring.