Hello everyone, thanks for coming to our special edition of our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. You all know that I am always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!
This is indeed a special edition of our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop because today is a very special day, it’s Remember Me Thursday, the day for all of us to remind everyone of the importance of pet adoption. We simply must help all of those pets still waiting for their forever homes.
I am certainly most thankful for adoptions, if it weren’t for adoptions who know where I would be, and I can tell you, I’d much rather be right here in my forever home. If you are new to our blog, I was one of those overlooked kitties, spending nine months in the shelter, nobody seemed to want me. From the time I was born on a Christmas Tree Farm, trapped and rescued, all I ever wanted was for someone to love me and take me home. Nine months, waiting and waiting.
Oh I was adopted once, briefly, but they were mean to me and the wonderful shelter humans came and took me back. Then the Mom lady, who had been watching me for a long time, found out I was back at the shelter and she finally convinced the Dad man that I needed to come live with them. Finally! Home I went, just three days before Christmas in 2008. What a Christmas I had, I had a Mom and a Dad and a Brother, Ivan, who loved me dearly from the moment I arrived. What a joyous time. Sadly, my Brother Ivan let out a scream in the middle of the night and made a mad dash for the Rainbow Bridge just three days before Thanksgiving 2009. We didn’t have enough time together.
I convinced the Mom and the Dad that I was lonely and we expanded our family, all rescues, providing to the world that a multi-cat household of nine could exist in peace and harmony, and we did just that. Well except for Angel Precious, she didn’t like other kitties but we made the best accommodation we could giving her a private suite of rooms upstairs. There’s four of us kitties here now and sadly we have five Angels watching over us at all times.
Adoption works, and it works wonders for the pets and for the humans too. There’s this misconception that shelter animals are somehow damaged or not worthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. We’re loving and we love to be loved. Sure, it takes some of us a little longer than some of the others to adapt to new environments, but that’s true of just about any species. Give us that chance, that’s really all we ask.
Please, let’s all do our part to help those in the shelters waiting for love and a forever home. They deserve the same chance that all of us blogging pets have had, really they do. Talk them up, include them on your blog, share them on social media. That’s how we found our Sister Dolly, on Social Media, from a tweet out of New England that we saw about a kitty needing help, right here in our town. We’ve always had the tag line “Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!” from the time we started this blog. Today, we’ve added back adoptable kitties on our sidebar and a search at the end of each post.
Let’s all pray that more and more shelter pets get to go home and experience the joy and love that lots of us have been so fortunate to have. Support your local shelters, donate your time, donate some goodies, like cleaning supplies, newspapers, towels. Check with your shelter, they will gladly share their wish list. We can do this, one step and a time, one sweet pet at a time. Let’s get them home, we’d all be most thankful for that.
What are you thankful for today??? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Oh yea, Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!
p.s. There is also a RememberMeThursday Blog Hop today over at Lola The Rescued Cat blog if you are joining the cause today. Please leave your link here as well.