Thursday, September 22, 2011

Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week with Al

Al here today to talk about adopting less adoptable pets. I should know something about this cuz I am deaf. Most white blue eyed cats like me are deaf. Or if they have one blue eye and one other color eye - the blue side is deaf. It's a genetic thing. Mom knew that as soon as she set eyes on me, sitting by the road as a tiny kitten. She thinks someone threw me out of a car cuz I was all scratched up and bruised. One look at me and she knew I was deaf.

I am like any other cat but you have to be aware of my special needs. I can't go outdoors - it would be too dangerous since I can't hear cars, dogs and other things that could hurt me. Mom calls me by stomping her foot on the floor - I feel the vibrations. Or she waves to get my attention and tells me to come with hand signals. When I sleep she very gently wakes me up by blowing on my fur. Otherwise I get defensive when I wake up suddenly cuz I can't hear you coming. My Mom is hearing impaired so she understands me.

I do have some problems but they are particular to me. I like to be with my humans but not with other cats. Mom thinks I was taken from my cat mom too soon and never learned how to behave with other cats. I am very smart too and can figure things out easily. When Mom hides treats for me to find, my hearing cat brothers and sisters run all over and don't find them. I sniff the treats out and find them all! More for me I say!

I want to tell you about another less adoptable cat who needs a home or even a foster home. Her name is Cobbie and she is a tiny black and white kitten living at a vet in SC. She has FIV and no one wants her even tho she can live a long healthy life. One of my cat sisters is FIV and is 13 years old - read her story here.

Cobbie must find a place to go soon as the vet can't keep her. He needs room for sick and injured animals and has no place for Cobbie long term. We are trying to save her from being put to sleep so do consider taking her in, helping us find a no-kill shelter or foster home or at least passing the word to others. Isn't she adorable? Leave Mom a comment or email her if you have some ideas!

Cobbie on her bed!

Now it is time for me to get back to my nap! Have a super weekend! And remember - adopt less adoptable pets and you both win!


Katnip Lounge said...

Al, I couldn't agree with you more! I learned so much about kitty behavior from my deaf boy Chuck...he was special in oh so many ways, and one of the smartest Cats I ever had the pleasure to know and love.
xx Mommy Trish

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We think we shared this post of FB. We can't imagine you being less adoptable. Those are the most preshus footsies efur. xoxo

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

So gorgeous. You are extra special kitties...

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Oh! Your life is very interesting! We hear understand hearing loss. My mom is hearing impaired! Plus our human grandma is severely hard of hearing. We are glad that your mom found you and took you in!

We hope that Cobbie finds a home! She is a sweet looking kitty!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

We can't believe you would ever be thought of as less adoptable, you're way too cute. We're sure happy you found your perfect mummy and we know Cobbie will too.

Mariodacat said...

You are a prime example of why people should consider adopting the "less adoptable" kitties. You have a great mom who understands you, which makes a big different. I'm so happy you found each other.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww Al!! Me and Charlie are so sad to learn how mum found you! Awwww you poor little kitty!! Yay that you are with mum!!! You are utterly gorgeous!!

We purr and pray that little Cobbie finds a forever home asap! She is adorable - love her startled expression - so cute!!!
Take care

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

We are so happy your mom found you, Al!!!!! (Andy was dumped along the side of the road also.....when he was only about a week old).

We have been praying for Cobbie (what a cutie!!!!) and will continue to....there just has to be someone out there that will give her all the love she deserves.


Hannah and Lucy said...

Little Cobbie has the sweetest face - we are so glad you found her she would make someone a wonderful friend.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Unknown said...

I love the white fluffy cat, and I understand that they are often deaf. I agree that it should not prevent them getting a home, especially with someone who would want their cat to stay indoors anyway, perhaps if they have a large house but live near a busy road, for example.

Unknown said...

Me thinks all cats is adoptable! Look at me! Me was considered unadoptable! Me is purraying for Cobbie! She deserves a good forever home!

The Chair Speaks said...

Yes Al, special-needs give back more love to their human who love them.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Al, you are truly a wonderful boy, and one handsome dude! But less adoptable? NOT!!! Happy Weekend everyone!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Al, that was a great post! We don't think of you as being "less adoptable." We think you're "extra special!" We are glad you have such a great home there with your mom and dad and all your brofurs and sisters.

We are purring and praying for Cobbie to find a home real soon.

Admiral Hestorb said...

You two precious darling babies. mom and my hearts break for Cobbie. I wish I could be there to help. Mom I mean.
Thank you so much for coming to see me while I was in the hospital. xoxoxox


Al this was a beautiful posting you did and we agree with you about considering adopting perfect imperfect kitties. Our Mom is also hearing impaired on her right side. She suffers with balance issues but to look at her you would never know. She has vestibular problems,and always has tinnitus. We think it is so sweet that your Mom can totally understand you.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty kitty. I am so glad you have a good home and are loved. I hope Cobbie finds a good home too.uredubr

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful shots.!

My critters, please come by when you get a chance, have a blessed Sunday!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We so agree with you. We are very happy that you have a loving forever home ~ it breaks our hearts to think you were abandoned in such a cruel way (although it sounds like a lucky escape).
We hope little Cobbie finds an equally sepcial home. We are sending PURRS.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

You are so sweet.
I love you and all other cats very much.

I wish you all the best

Marg said...

Al, you aren't less adoptable, you just need a special person to love you since you are special yourself. Besides the ones that are less adoptable so to speak, get better homes because people care more to want to help a cat other than just having an animal.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

You are such a lucky kitty to find such a wonderful mommy! Your little story brought tears to my eyes. My two kitties were abandoned on the steps of the vet hospital. My daughter was working there at the time and brought them home to me. I am the lucky one!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

It's wonderful that your mama understands your hearing loss. Thank goodness she keeps you safe inside. You are truly beautiful!!

Cobbie is so adorable. It sounds like things might work out for her. I sure hope so.



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