BENEFITING: Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
ORGANIZER: Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
Welcome to my page cats & kittens! This will be my 6th time running in the Pittsburgh Marathon on a charity team!! I gave up running two years ago when I got injured training for my final full and realized that distance running only made it worse!!!
However, this past week, I lost my best friend in the world, my cat Bellini, and felt I needed to do this for her! While Bellini was one of my few cats not adopted from WPAHumane Society, she is a rescue and we used the Humane Society's clinic as her primary vet and sadly her last breath was taken at the Humane Society!!
Bellini was 9 when I rescued her, hours away from being put down! No one wanted a senior cat, but I couldn't let a beautiful Persian and a beautiful soul be taken away too soon! I must say, I have an entire house full of healthy cats who if you add up how many times all of them have been to the vet, it wouldn't even come close to how many trips Bellini made! Bellini has given us many scares over the years and many times we thought we were going to lose her, but she was the true definition of a Fighter and she pulled through every time!! Because of her strength and her determination to fight to live, I feel I owe it to her to fight through my injury and run in her honor!!!
On a happier note, Bellini's favorite activities included: cuddling with mom, dressing up, taking walks in her pink bedazzled stroller, being the center of attention, eating the egg yolks off moms plate every morning, being brushed and sitting on the couch! Besides her courage and fighting strength, her biggest accomplishment was being paid $200 to be the STAR of the 2011 Pittsburgh Zoo Baby Tiger commercial!!!