Friday, January 28, 2011

Formerly Feral and Forever Friday

Formerly Feral Sweetpea here with the post for today. Mom got a new DSLR camera for Christmas and can finally take photos of all us black cats indoors without just getting a blob with eyes!  Yay for Mom!

With Valentine's Day coming up, one of our local shelters has declared Feb 1-28 to be Black Tie Affair to help get their black cats adopted. Black cats are always the last to leave a shelter. They want to get the word out that according to animal behaviorist Temple Grandin who wrote the book Animals Make Us Human that black cats tend to have calmer and friendlier dispositions than other cats and are more social.

Today we are featuring Tuxedo cats or Billicats.  Even tho I am not quite one cuz I only have a white spot on my chest I am the spokescat for this week.

Way back months ago, we did a post about Avon from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and looked today to find out she is still there and still looking for her forever home. We need to do something about this. This is Avon and we will let her tell her story.

I was rescued from an abusive home just days before I gave birth to 6 kittens. I arrived at my foster home with my six 3-day-old kittens and I then took on 2 more kittens who had been abandoned. I was a fantastic mother to these eight kittens. I am just over a year old. I am a VERY sweet gal. I love to cuddle. I talk to get your attention - I just love to be the center of attention now that my babies are on their own. Please call my foster mom so you can meet such a precious lady; her number is (828) 778-3011. Or you can contact Brother Wolf Rescue in Asheville, NC


We love Luna said...

The black cats are adorable!
And your story is so beautiful, I'm happy that everything is okay there, and you are a fabulous mommy!
All my purrs for the locals shelters, and good luck in this program!

Marg said...

Sweetpea, you sure are a beautiful black cat. We love black cats ourselves. They do have great personalities. At least the two that live here do.
I think I will do a post tomorrow about some of the animals from Brother Wolf Rescue. I like to do that on Saturdays.
Hope it is going to be warmer up there for you this week end.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Sweet Avon - you are such a lovely girl cat and we think you will get a furever home very soon.

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Avon!! She truly deserves a forever home!! Me and Charlie will purr and pray very hard that she does very very soon! Take care

Unknown said...

Mes LOVES black and white cats! Mes sends good luck for this program!

JC said...

I hope she finds a home soon. Black cats .. that makes sense. I've had three in my life and all of them were absolute loves.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Yes, I agree, Avon needs some help. I will do a post about her for my adopt blog as well. Thanks for all you do!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Oh yea, I meant to ask, may I use your picture of Avon?


Black tie affair -- oh we love it.
Mom is drawn to tuxies and she said she would love to have more (of course with 5 of us here that is enuff!)
We hope that this program gets lots and lots of the tuxies their forever homes.


Admiral Hestorb said...

Avon, you beautiful girl. MUAH!

Annie Bear said...

I don't understand why black kitties are so hard to adopt! Sweetpea, you're a pretty girl! We really hope Avon gets a forever and ever home very soon!

Sparkle said...

My human says she has never met a black cat she didn't like! I hope Avon finds a home soon!

Anonymous said...

We love black cats. All your pictures are great! Thanks for stopping by our place. Nose kisses Chancy and Company

My Mind's Eye said...

What a beautiful kitty mom...gosh she is hardly old enough to be a mom!!! Bless her heart.
We expect she'll get a home soon.
Madi and Mom

Cat said...

I just love all black cats, they look like such sleek panthers I'll never understand why people don't want them!!! Poor Avon, she has had a rough start, but what a good mum she was to look after all eight kittens. I hope someone comes forward soon to give her the love she deserves :-)

Canidae Pet Blog Editor said...

I have two black cats that I love to bits! I'm not sure they are any friendlier than others, but they are lovable nonetheless. People who believe the myth that "black cats are evil" are just plain dumb.

I sure hope and pray that Avon can find her forever home soon.

The Island Cats said...

Well, I think black cats are the best!!


Katnip Lounge said...

We are so glad that you got your blog restored!
Black kitties ROCK! They are good luck, according to OUR Mommy.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Why HULLO bootiful!

Mr Puddy said...

All Black Cat are fabulous !
Old bad believed should be destroy !!!!
You are super cute !!!
I will help you by tweet..I hope it help

The Creek Cats said...

Great photos! We bet your mom is enjoying her new camera!

Teri and her Stylish Adventure Cats said...

Fantastic new camera pix!

We didn't know that Temple said that about black cats.

And oh, sweet Avon to have gone through so much and loved her babies and more...may she find a loving home soon!

Catherine said...

Hooray for rescued furry friends!

I love tuxedo kitties ~ they are always dressed for the occasion! :)

Sending warm wishes for many kitties to be adopted!
xo Catherine

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Your new camera is doing a great job. The pictures are beautiful.

Avon we hope and pray that you will find a loving home.

kraftekat said...

Thank you for sharing. I have one domesticated tri colored cat named Zelda. And I am working with a black cat that has been living in my area for 9 months now. I'm not sure if she is feral or a semi-feral cat. It has been a work in progress. I recently started my blog on the chronicles of Ezzabella.

meowmeowmans said...

Sweetpea, you sure did an awesome job with today's post. We are purring and praying for Avon to find her forever home real soon. We have a bunch of black cats at PAWS, too. We really love your shelter's idea of Black Tie Affair -- so creative!



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