We’re “Less Adoptable”?!Posted: September 19, 2011 Filed under: adopting a cat, animal rescue, black cats, cats, dog, pets, senior cats | Tags: black pets, diabetic pets, disabled pets, FIV positive cat, less adoptable pet, petfinder.com, senior pets 11 Comments
You mean everyone doesn’t want a house full of five fine black kitties? We Fantastic Four certainly think we are the envy of all other households! And our Mimi mom is the best! What would our human mom do without us? We don’t understand why every home doesn’t have a black cat, or two, or more!
We also found out that kitties like our beloved little big sister Peaches, who we miss very much, would not have found a home because she was a senior kitty at age 15 if our mom hadn’t taken her in. We grew up with Peaches and we can’t begin to tell you what we learned from Peaches! Giuseppe loved her very much and took good care of her.
And Giuseppe will remind you that his lovely Canadian girlfriend, Mlle Daisy Marguerite, is diabetic as well as being black, but that doesn’t stop Giuseppe from mooning all over the house about her—or her mom from loving her and learning to give Mlle her injections twice daily.
Mimi here! It’s “Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week” sponsored by PetFinder.com, encouraging you to consider a pet who may have special needs or characteristics that usually makes them left behind in shelters and animal adoption agencies.
I, too, remember Peaches fondly and was glad for her tutelage as my children grew, and for the adult instruction from Cookie, Kelly and Namir as well. This house was all senior kitties when I arrived as a young single mom.
While I admit my children are the most beautiful and wonderful foursome of black kitties who ever walked the earth, I also know there are plenty of other black kitties out there—I have no idea what happened to most of my 24 kittens, for instance, and if adoption statistics for black animals bear out, I don’t really want to know.
But hearing about deaf cats, blind cats and cats missing limbs, what’s a little black fur?! I feel lucky in the face of some of the stories my human mom tells me.
Just to prove that kitties who may not seem adoptable on the surface are all the same underneath, and there is nothing to be frightened about in a kitty who is older or blind or black or who has a treatable disease, our human mom will share stories of “less adoptable kitties who lived with her or who were adopted by friends—and they lived happily ever after, as I am and my children are doing right now.
And we’ll also introduce you to some kitties who are very adoptable, but who may have some trait or characteristic you’re not sure about. Remember—we’re all the same beneath our fur, all capable of love and devotion.
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