Mom has always adopted shelter cats and they have always been great. Well, some cats have had some issues like chewing electrical cords, peeing in the house, and biting to name a few, but nothing that we could not get well enough under control to live with. Since they are not dogs, we can’t expect them to be perfect, you know. Who knows what the poor kitties went through before they came to live with Mom. Us dogs are always reminded of how lucky we are to never have lived in a shelter.
Boo was one of Mom’s favorite cats ever. She came from a shelter in Germany, and moved to the US with us. Sadly on this day in 2007, she had a massive heart attack and died at only eight years old. Boo loved us dogs. She was lots of fun, and she was extremely funny. We were all shocked and sad. She had cancer as a young cat, UTIs, and weight issues, so something more may have been wrong with her than we could find on the surface. Today, we have her in our thoughts. Boo, we miss you!
Exactly one year later on this day in 2008, Mom adopted my two current cats, who were already adult cats, Bert and Sophie. Happy Gotcha Day to both of you cats! As you can see, they are both a bit spoiled and demanding. The nerve of cats expecting to eat at the breakfast bar! I do love them, so I will try to be extra nice to them today.
Remember that October 2013 is BlogPaws Adopt a Pet Month! We are sharing this infographic to give you a bit more information on shelter pets. Katie, Bailie, and I are not from a shelter, but we do come from very reputable breeders. Mom would not think twice about adopting a shelter dog, cat, or other animal. Even though not all of us come from a shelter, we do still support our local shelter.
Today we re joining our friends at Dogs n Pawz for their Tuesday’s Tails blog hop supporting pet adoption.