She’s got her sights set on a pony.
You were thinking more along the lines of a goldfish. Reach a compromise with Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society’s kitten foster care program.
Loads of litters are born between April and September and need temporary homes until they’re old enough to be spayed. Take in a fluff ball for two to eight weeks and supply food, a litter box, and a little TLC.
Already have a pet? Keep your kitty in a small bathroom or dog crate. You’ll feel great knowing that housing a tiny critter saves him from being euthanized.
And there’s nothing fishy about that.
Available at PAWS Adoption Center, 100 North Second Street (215-238-9901 or phillypaws.org).
What: Get to know other kiddos preparing for their big day this fall, meet school district representatives, see fun performances, and more at this free event.
Why: School daze.
When: Sat., 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Please Touch Museum, Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, 4231 Ave. of the Republic (215-578-5161). Registration required.
What: Create crafts using recyclables, find out about local urban farmers and chefs, and watch cooking demonstrations.
Why: Put your root down.
When: Fri., noon-4 p.m.
Where: National Constitution Center, at Independence Mall, 525 Arch St. (215-409-6700).
Summer Outdoor Screenings
What: Grab a chair and watch a show at this ongoing movie series; this week it’s everyone’s favorite orphan, Annie.
Why: It’s not such a hard-knock life.
When: Thru Sept. 9. Wed., 8 p.m.
Where: The Historic Shambles, at Second & Pine Sts.