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Enter a photo of your “soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur”

Your cat is a character! So why not enter a photo or two in Idaho Humane Society’s See Stripe Sit online photo contest.
Your cat is a character! So why not enter a photo or two in Idaho Humane Society’s See Stripe Sit online photo contest. Courtesy of the Idaho Humane Society

And for those Sheldon Cooper fans, I’ll finish the song: “happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr.”

If you’re a cat owner, you know your cellphone is 90 percent filled with pics of Fuzz napping or Biscuit playing or Hana just sitting there looking adorable.

Not that you need a reason to scroll through all that cuteness, but here’s a good one.

See Stripe Sit, the Idaho Humane Society’s second annual furry feline fundraiser, wraps up at the end of this month.

The online cat photo contest started Feb. 1 and featured a different contest each week.

This week (week four), you can submit your grumpiest cat photo.

Then based on votes or “likes” on the Idaho Humane Society’s Facebook page, the winner will score a basket of cat treats and toys — hopefully to cheer up that grumpy kitty.

You can also submit a photo anytime through Tuesday, Feb. 27, for the overall contest. Enter your best shot of you and/or family members with your cat.

A special panel will pick the winner and announce it at the grand finale Sip N Purr event, which is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Cinder Winery, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City.

There will be complimentary light appetizers as well as a no-host bar. Admission for one is included in the See Stripe Sit registration fee.

All proceeds from the photo contest will provide enrichment, food, shelter and veterinary care for the kitty residents.

Registration is $30 and available at

Volunteers host bowling event to help local St. Luke’s cancer patients

The Ontario, Oregon-based nonprofit Treasure Valley Believe in a Cure invites bowling enthusiasts of all ages to participate in a tournament fundraiser on Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25, at Sunset Lanes, 350 S.E. 13th St., Ontario.

The three-day event will benefit the patient assistance fund at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) in Fruitland.

At this year’s Bowl for a Cure, players will bowl three games with their team of up to five members. Team members are encouraged, but not required, to raise an additional $50 donation.

Gifts and prizes will be awarded throughout the event. There will also be a silent auction and raffle table.

The cost is $20 per person and $10 each for children 12 and younger. Corporate/team sponsorship are available.

To sign up, email or call 541-212-4768.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451