I received an odd request. To help a friend write kitten bios.
Not the kind of thing that happens every day, right?!
Glen is a friend from Toastmasters, and was a member of my first Authentic Performance: Fundamentals of Acting Class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uZAuecAkYU We hadn’t seen each other in years and Glen moved to Arizona earlier this year. Yet he remembered my writing style and voice, and how much I love cats.
This is how it went down. Glen was walking with his real estate agent’s assistant and her dog, when the dog found a litter of kittens only two or three hours old. The mother cat had apparently been spooked by the landscaping going on and was nowhere to be found. Glen decided to bring the kittens home…having no idea what he was getting himself into.
He bought a bottle-feeding kit from https://www.petsmart.com/. The tiny fur babies needed to be fed every two or three hours, then eventually weaned to solid food. One of Glen’s greatest information sources was Hannah Shaw, The Kitten Lady. http://www.kittenlady.org/
Once the kittens were six weeks old, and could be adopted at eight weeks, Glen reached out to me to help create snappy titles and bios so the kittens could find their best adoptive human parents. How humbling! And how much fun!
It was a collaborative project between me, Glen and Valerie, who had already started on some of the verbiage. Here’s just one of the kitten bios.
THIS SUPER STAR KITTEN SEEKING ROCK STAR PARENTS!
Is your home incomplete without that special super star kitty? Then, paws down, you need to hear about (and applaud, please) Winnie. Winnie is the incredibly smart one of the litter. She’s independent, and immediately took to solid food without even being weaned. While quiet and gentle-natured, Winnie is also playful. When she’s not off exploring the house on her own, she loves to snuggle on your lap for long naps. Winnie is an eight-week old female who was raised by a human from the day of her birth. The right adoptive parents will provide her with the necessary vet appointments, shots, spay/neuter, and be her forever parents in her forever home.
What does this have to do with your voice, you might ask?
Glen remembered my creative voice (written and spoken) and love of animals. I was the first person he thought of to help create kitten bios, something I’ve never done before. It was a lot of fun, and I helped kittens and humans in the process.
When you honor and hone your authentic voice – voice what means most to you in the world – you will be remembered. Perhaps someone will ask you to speak at a graduation ceremony, write something in honor of a loved one, or sing for their wedding.
The invitation comes because that person trusts your authentic voice. And that trust and invitation feels really, really good.
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Love Your Voice & Voice Your Love,