Friday, September 24, 2010
Adopt a less-Adoprable pet
This week is Petfinder.com's Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, a week dedicated to spotlighting those pets that are most often overlooked in shelters. It's all about getting people to take a second glance -- and give a second chance -- to those pets whose only crime is being a little older, the "wrong" color, or otherwise "less adoptable" -- but who have just as much love to give.
When we decided to share our home with a new pet we decided on a kitty. We went to the local shelter to see what was available.
THe first Kitty we wanted to meet was an older lady whose human had passed. No one in the family wanted to take her in so they gave her up. She was a large gray tabby but she did not want to meet us. THe attendant could not get her out of her suite.
We looked in the next suite and there was a beautiful Tuxedo kitty. He was a big fellow and estimated to be two years old. He had an eyelid that was turned in and it was rubbing the eye ball. We were told that he would have to have surgery to save the eye.
We took him home, got his boy surgery and his eye fixed. He was the most loving kitty ever. He took naps with Mom and slept every night on the bed.
He was not with us as long as we wanted, but he let us know when the time to go was. Kidney failure is a cruel illness.
This was our Wizard!
Mom says to ignore the mess!