If you are not familiar with the "catch and release" program, its really a great idea. Cats are territorial, so removing a stray cat from it's territory doesn't fix any problems, another cat will just fill in it's space. With this program, they capture the kitties, fix them accordingly, then put them back. This way, the cats that are out there are not breeding. This really helps control the population!
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The home is actually someones home that actually lives there, so they offered their home for the tea that weekend. How awesome is that? The food was donated by Whole Foods, which was prepped and served by volunteers. I can't imagine trying to organize such an event! The home was GORGEOUS and the food and service was awesome. I would love to make this a yearly thing!
They had a raffle and silent auction set up. We bought some raffle tickets but we didn't win anything, sad face.
Since we were VIP, we were able to show up a bit early and be seated and explore the house before the other guests. Almost all the rooms were available to us (except for the kitchen of course).
These were the stairs leading to the second floor. Loved all the details! I think it is almost impossible for me to be serious all of the time.
Let's start with the attic. The stairs were VERY steep and there wasn't any guard rail so it was a bit more precarious going down than up. We understood why the attic was empty, getting anything up there would be a challenge!
The little turret room was so adorable! If this were my house I would make this into a reading nook for sure. What a view!
Second floor had the bedrooms and bathrooms. No claw footed bathtubs, I am disappoint. We messed about mainly in the odd little room down the hall and what seemed to be a master bedroom. We stay classy, always.
After exploring it was time for our tea! We decided that if we were ever going to make our own tea party we would include more fruit and a mason jar salad.We felt that the plate, though yummy, was missing a "fresh" component.
Since we were VIP, we had unlimited champagne, but since my friend was driving she only had one glass. I think I had three, trying to drink my share!
I had a really great time and I wouldn't mind going again, maybe with some more people! I love that I was able to have fun and help out kitties at the same time. If I didn't have my little monster cat, I would so foster all the kittens that I could. Could you imagine having a house full of kittens???