Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Wild Wednesday - Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week
Sweetpea here today to talk about how great it is to adopt a less adoptable pet. I am black and feral so I would not have much of a chance of being adopted in a shelter. People don't like black, black and white and tortoiseshell cats as much as other cats so we get adopted last, if at all.
Mom saw me living outside with the feral group when I was just a kitten, 12 years ago, and worried about me cuz it was winter and we had lots of snow that year. After one big snowstorm, most of us cats did not come out for days from wherever we were staying warm and when we did show up, Mom was beside herself thinking we had all froze. She caught me that week and brought me inside. Good thing she did - I was covered with some sort of skin mange. I was dirty and tiny. I was also very wild and fought tooth and nail to get away from her and the vet. They had to tranquilize me to examine me and bathe me.
When I got to my indoor home, I scared the other cats - Chica and Yoko by getting right in their faces and wanting to do everything they were doing. I was lonely but they didn't know what to make of me and kept away from me or growled.
It took a few months to get me so I could be handled and petted and got along with other cats but Mom never gave up on me. She is the queen of taming ferals! Now I love to sit next to or on Mom and especially Pop. I will sit next to him on the sofa and just put one paw on him. I love to snuggle and be loved. I am still tiny - only 5 pounds but am just chock full of love and fun. I am so happy Mom took me inside and have had a great life so far!
So please think about opening your home to a black, black and white or tortie cat or even a feral cat like me. We have so much love to give and just want the chance to be your best buddy! Go to Petfinders to adopt a less adoptable pet and you will both win!
We know a special cat named Tarzan who lives nearby that needs a loving home - he is a cow cat and is not even a year old but has been in several shelters already. He is in a foster home now but needs one of his own. Check him out on his page under the header photo above.