found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and declawed.
A few years ago my mom decided to adopt a cat. She was over 80 at the time and adopted an FIV cat from a no kill shelter because she knew that he had less hope for adoption than the other cats. She kept him for four or five years and the love affair between them never abated. He was healthy, vibrant, playful and a joy. But then, one afternoon, while napping in a "sun puddle" as mom used to call them, he quietly drifted away. She grieved his departure from her world for two years before she would let us take her to the shelter to find a new border.
Once again, she insisted on adopting an FIV cat, still concerned no one wanted them, and knowing full well that FIV had no bearing on the wonderfulness of the cat.
But this time, after a couple of years, it was she who drifted away and left Mr. Huckelberry. He is a fully clawed, neutered, delightful 6 year old "tuxedo" cat who is now grieving the loss of his best friend. But Huckelberry can't afford to grieve for two years before he finds another good friend and companion. And, worst of all, he never mastered the art of email communication.
So, I have volunteered to help him. I have promised him that I will not return to my home in Philadelphia (I am currently staying with him in his home in Buffalo, NY), until we have a new companion for him to spoil. (We cannot add a sixth cat to our brood, and there is a risk of infecting other cats in the home.)
I always admired my Mom for taking in a cat that most people would shy away from primarily out of ignorance about FIV. But, I also believe in my heart that she isn't the only person in the circle of my life who has the courage and knowledge to take a chance on loving such a cat.
Maybe a senior you know needs a companion or a single who needs a playmate to come home to after work and keep their toes warm on cold winter evenings. Even if you don't know of someone, maybe you would not mind taking a moment to pass this email on to someone who might know someone who might know someone who might know someone......
Huckelberry is a charmer. Believe it or not, he knows how to do a high five when the Buffalo Bills win a football game. no kidding! He might be persuaded to switch loyalties for a new team.
If you take just a moment to forward this email to a few people, we will find someone who will be Huck's new friend. I know Mom wasn't the only one with the courage and generosity of heart.