Mica Minnie Moo here! I want to urge everyone to consider adopting a less adoptable pet next time there's an opening in your home.
Our mom can attest to how wonderful these animals can be. She's a little slow, so she didn't realize some of her animals were undesirable. Can you believe that? Here's a run down:
CRIME: Its obvious! He's black. When he was adopted the mom just thought she would have to be careful at Howl-o-ween. After she started blogging she learned black animals were real problems. How could she be so ignorant?
FACT: He's a laid back, mellow dude with a sweet purr who loves to sing. In his 15 years, no one has been jinxed, hexed or died because of contact with him.
CRIME: Old, abused and strange. He certainly had his quirks, but considering his history, they made sense. He freaked out when picked up, but anyone thrown from a speeding car might do that. He was easily over stimulated when petted. The mom adopted him when he was 10 years old.
FACT: Another sweet, loving boy who didn't hold a grudge against people for their treatment of him. Despite being 10, the mom had him for 8 years before she had to help him cross the bridge because of kidney disease and cancer. It took a lot to bring him down.
CRIME: Medical issues. Born with a congenital heart defect, his heart muscles on one side were three times thicker than they should have been.
FACT: Although the EKGs and meds were expensive, his time on earth was too short. We knew he wouldn't live a normal lifespan and this little darling passed away suddenly at age 3.
(Sorry, no photo available. Yet.)
CRIME: FeLV+. He adopted the mom when he was about 1 year old, and never spoke of his past. She never thought to get him tested.
FACT: He lived with her other cats for 6 years before symptoms appeared. He died within the week. The other cats never developed the disease or symptoms. Again, another happy, playful sweetheart who's time was too short.
MICA MINNIE MOO
CRIME: Formerly Feral, shy, skittish and "defensively aggressive". Although I had enough contact with peeps to live with them, I didn't make it at a regular shelter. Too wild. Fortunately, a shelter that specializes in "difficult" to place kitties took me in.
FACT: I am a work of art in process. It breaks the mom's heart to see what a great kitty I would have been if my beginnings where more fortuitous. I know she hopes one day to get me to that point. I was between 2 and 3 years old when rescued, so some habits may be hard to break.
All the kitties here were loved and cherished. Knowing what she knows now, the mom would do it all again without changing a thing - unless it were to make some of their stories happier. Lumpy and Robbie were her special favorites. Although they have both been gone many years, they are still greatly missed. In fact, Lumpy's Bridge date is in a couple days, perhaps the mom will do a post about him.
Enjoy your weekend all!