The Magnificant Seven (Revised)
OK – so I hit the “Publish” button on that last post before it was really finished. The really should put a lot more space between Preview and Publish!
I was reading a blog that I stumbled upon earlier today that is by some employees at an animal shelter in Kentucky. They call themselves the Black Cat Society and one line jumped right off the screen at me: Why is it that black cats have to sit at shelters until they either get sick or go crazy? Think about it. How long could you sit in a cage with nothing to do for days on end until you went stark raving mad? It is a miracle that so may cats remain loving and sweet for so long at the shelter. And right now there are so many magnificent black cats who are just waiting and waiting and waiting.
Between my photos and those taken by foster moms, I have seven photos to show you, but there are many more. Why are black cats the last to be adopted? What is it that our supposedly educated and enlightened society is afraid of? Black cats are not bad luck, folks!
One of my favorite quotes is by Groucho Marx: A black cat crossing your path usually signifies that the animal is going somewhere. That’s it! All summed up. If businesses are supposed to run in the black, they why not cats? Are not black diamonds more rare and more beautiful than white?
All cats are wonderful mysterious creatures and black cats are made even more so by their single coloring. Unlike other colors of cats, even the bottom of their paws are black! The inside of their mouths are darker than the usual bright pink. They are created by nature to be perfect creatures of the night. And now these magnificent creatures can be ours! They can live in our homes and sleep in our beds. If we choose to indulge in chocolate cake or Oreo cookies while our black cat sleeps on our lap, no one will even see the crumbs!
Here’s the lineup – come visit and see for yourself what nice cats they are:
Temple the ‘tin can kitty’ was found with his head stuck in a can (see my original post, Temple’s Nightmare). His wounds were infected and he was half starved. He’s been back from foster now for over two weeks. This kitty has struggled so hard to live – he deserves someone to love him.
Batman is a beautiful bundle of playful energy who has been waiting for weeks for someone who wants a happy, lively companion. And this Batman is a girl!
Lewyboo arrived way back in January. He’s waiting at the North HIlls Petco for someone who will appreciate his shy, gentle, loving ways.
Paco is a stunning young fellow who lost his home because his owners moved. He’s a happy, playful, gentle guy who would love to go home with a nice family.
Boots (with no white feet to earn his name) is a total cuddle bug who just wants somebody to love. He’ll give you kitty kisses and purrs galore.
K.K. with her larger in life personality, is waiting in a foster home for a forever home where she can be her human’s only one true love.
Michael is a 5 year old kitten at heart who was found homeless. He’s waiting in a foster home for a human who wants a loyal, loving companion.