Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It's the official Adopt the Internet Day today!
Now I know what you're thinking 'Adopt the internets? It's so big!' But this day is about us; cats, dogs, bunnies and birdies. Those of us that were adopted or rescued.
I'm told I should talk a bit about adoption. Well who better to hear it from huh?
I was a rescue kitty. So were my sisters and brothers. Everyone in the crew was in fact adopted, rescued from the scary outdoors or from humans that didn't want us anymore.
Maybe the human readers won't understand, but no day is more clear to me than the day a strange human heard me crying, outside, lost, alone and picked me up. No day is more happy when I saw the world of inside, so warm and safe. I felt truly safe for the first time in my life and could close my eyes and rest. I could eat all I was given, and I was given so much! I couldn't believe my luck! And the humans were so nice!
I remember sleeping so much at first, trying to catch up from those days in the cold, and the rain. With the dogs and hawks all around, ready to snatch a tiny tabby like me, it made it hard to really sleep, wondering when they would find me.
I found a home, all the food I could eat, water that actually tasted like water and all the attention and love I could handle.
And then they found my brother Bambi! When I saw Bambi again, I was so happy! I thought I'd never see him again, especially being inside. But the humans also then found my sisters Patches and Foxy! We had great times, playing and running around. Seeing the vet wasn't fun at all but somehow he made me feel even better.
Unfortunately our sister Foxy had been outside in the cold too long and got very sick. We all hoped she would get better but sadly we lost her not even a month after finding her again.
The very next day after losing Foxy the humans found Teddy Bear, our last sibling to still be outside. Somehow he made it all that time outside on his own but was very happy to become an inside cat too.
All over the world there are cats just like us in need a good home. And everyday a great many kind humans find cats just like us, those alone, abandoned, lost kitties. They take us from those who would harm us, rescue us when we get hurt or stuck. They bring us inside and give us food and clean water.
But there are so many of us. And they can't give us all forever homes. They need your help.
A site like petfinder is great because it helps those humans who find us, find us the forever homes we need.
Shelters like the SPCA, rescue groups and shelters all over use it to find someone who can give the cats they save a home.
Take from a tabby that knows, finding a forever home, is a great thing.