Children's cat story, cats for
rescue, and cat show make ALMH Market purr-fect Saturday morning
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[August 09, 2017]
- Saturday's nice and breezy weather brought many folks out for the
ALMH market. In addition to the number of vendors who are there each
week, children's author Ellie Wakeman did two readings of her
recently published book, Bella Gets Rescued.
Wakeman said she got the idea for her book from having her own
rescue cat named Bella and watching the change in her from the time
they got Bella to a few years later.
The story tells of how scared Bella the cat was when
she first got rescued. Bella is initially frightened by almost
everything including sights and sounds at her new home and her first
visit to the vet. Over time, Bella gets used to her new home, the
family who rescued her, and their other pets, realizing she is safe
in the hands of good people.
Before reading her book, Wakeman did some interactive activities
with children who were there for story time, playing "Bella Says"
and asking the kids to clap their hands, slap their legs, and reach
for the sky. She also sang a song about animals and had the children
run in place like a cheetah, quack like a duck, and meow like a
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After reading her book, Wakeman gave the children
stickers with pictures of Bella and bracelets that said "You are
Pawsome." Since someone was there painting faces, several of the
children had their faces painted to look like cats.
Those who had purchased a copy of the book were able to get it
autographed by Wakeman.
People who have considered adopting an animal could talk to Jane
Bryson, who was there to represent the Logan County Humane Society.
Bryson said the Humane Society has lots of animals to adopt and said
the animals are already spayed or neutered and have had their shots.
Bryson encourages people to be responsible when it comes to their
Appropriately enough, pet lovers could also make their way down to
the other end of the expo building to watch the 4-H cat show.
It was a great summer day for families to be out at the fairgrounds
enjoying all the ALMH market had to offer.