One of the coolest things about Tigertail Foods is its dedication to the health and welfare of animals everywhere. And not just domestic pets benefit from TTF – we do what we can to help support wild animals, too. Recently, we were approached by the Southern California chapter of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, an organization that is working to save a most amazing species of cat of which there are fewer than 12,000 left, to donate to or join in a fundraising event. Now we get these types of requests all the time – and we frequently provide a gift basket or certificate for auctions – but this was different; this was a charity golf tournament followed by an auction!
Why would a golf tournament be exciting? To me it isn’t, but to our general manager it’s a marriage of two of his favorite things – playing golf to help animals. It just doesn’t get any better than this for Bob. So TTF sponsored a foursome. Bob reports that they did us proud, “shooting a net 61″ and coming in second by only one stroke. After the tournament, there was the auction/cocktail party/light dinner event . . . and they did a presentation with a real live CHEETAH!!! Oh how I wish I’d been there!! Bob said that he felt like a huge pork chop when the 104 pound cheetah turned and looked at him (you hear a note of nervousness in the video ). However, the woman who did the presentation said that cheetahs are runners, not fighters. The reason they’ve developed this tremendous capacity for speed is strictly for survival – they need to be able to take down their prey, but they also need to be able to run away from a fight. They are not suited to aggressive behavior as their jaws are weak and their teeth are small, relatively. They normally go after the smaller, weaker prey – anything as small as a rabbit to as large as a baby antelope. They are the most timid of the big cats . . . but that doesn’t mean they aren’t seriously impressive!
If you love cheetahs and want to support them – or just learn more about these beautiful animals – please visit and support the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
And next time we do an event like this we are bringing the GOOD camera!
The Flavor of the Month for November is Teague’s Thanksgiving Dinner a flavor combination of two treats – Turkey & Fixin’s and Sweet Potato Pie! The entire Thanksgiving feast experience of delicious dinner and yummy dessert all in one bag. As always, these treats are healthy, natural, and real food – nothing artificial ever.