Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, and if the rock had WiFi you’d still know this, you’ve seen people participating in the ice bucket challenge to help raise money for ALS research.
Well, The Cat Cafe couldn’t pass up an opportunity to do some good — I like helping my fellow humans as much as I do helping cats — so I decided to join in.
As you’re well aware, here in California, we are suffering from a severe drought. Many have criticized ice bucket challenge participants for wasting water. The California Water Board recently released a statement saying that participants in the challenge are not violating water restrictions.
But we here in San Diego have another source of water that we can use, which definitely cannot be used as drinking water. It’s called the Pacific Ocean. And while water from the Pacific is cold, it’s not as cold as it gets when ice from water captured during a shower is used to chill it more.
So there you have it, folks. The Cat Cafe’s ice bucket challenge has been issued. And we did it with a SoCal twist.
Oh, by the way. Yes, the water was cold. No, even a moisture wicking shirt could not keep me from getting wet. And the unexpected side effect of dumping sea water on yourself is that you get seaweed and sand all over you.
But it was all in good fun, and as you can see from the video, the management of the planned cat cafes in Cincinnati, New York, and Toronto now must participate.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it!