That's me, always holding a kitten (some things never change!)
I have literally fallen in love with every single cat that has crossed my path since I was a little girl. They have been my "calling" for over 35 years. I have all kinds of foster kitten stories, stemming all the way back to my own childhood (thanks mom!) Now that my husband and I have three crazy-cat-loving sons of our own, the kitten fostering stories have continued. Over the past few years, my heart kept getting pulled to help on a grander scale... I would daydream, save pinterest boards, and talk a big-game... but one day it clicked, the time was NOW... so we pushed past fear and moved forward. We opened Mac Tabby in 2017 and are now witnessing the impact our community makes on the lives of homeless cats... we are averaging one adoption per day! We have met so many amazing people since our doors have opened, and we are so thankful that you're along with us for the ride!
"And suddenly you know; It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings" -Meister Eckhart
My husband, Nick, and I adopted OUR first kitten together from the ASPCA in 2001. He was our first "baby" together and he sadly passed over 'rainbow bridge' last year. Kitty was along for a 16 year ride... we were married, moved 5 times, had three children, we did a lot... he was there through it all!
To honor the memory of our awesome 'Mackerel Tabby' cat, Nick came up with name "Mac Tabby" and I couldn't love it more. Mackerel Tabby cats have striped rings around their tail and legs, a "necklace" of stripes on the front of their chests, and bands of solid or broken stripes running down the sides of their bodies. He was such a cool cat!
Kitty's memory lives on in the creation of our cat café, which will help hundreds of homeless cats, just like he was...
...from the bottom of my heart...
Since the start of this venture we have been immensely blessed in so many ways with those who have dedicated time and resources... invested in us emotionally and financially... and those who have offered their talents and knowledge to the creation of Mac Tabby. My husband, Nick, and our boys... my beautiful sister, Kim, thank you for helping me think through this over and over again... my crazy supportive friends and family... Charlotte's stellar photographer, Chris Austin, thank you for the killer skyline shots of Charlotte in our video... Zac Logsdon, thank you for your help on the purrrfect logo creation, people constantly mention how much the love it... and the list goes on....
There are literally no words to express my gratitude and "thank you" will never be enough.
Mac Tabby has been created out of positive energy and love, something we know that each cat that comes through our doors will continue to feel. It's the foundation that their foster café was built upon!
Thanks to everyone who has helped guide this journey, and thank YOU for your interest in our story... we can't wait for you to make memories with us. See you soon...
Take care and be well, xo
=^..^= Lori Konawalik
"If you say with kindness in your voice and also in your heart, "How may I serve you?" the Universe's response will be, "How may I serve you as well?" -Dr. Wayne Dyer