Friday, August 14, 2009

September Can't Come Soon Enough!

I woke up this morning remembering that I was supposed to meet an adopter at the shelter. She contacted me and was interested in a little declawed girl named "Taffi". I didn't have time to really talk with this woman a few days ago, so I was apprehensive about our meeting today. I knew she had a big dog and quite frankly, I didn't know much about Taffi OR the adopter.

There was a good chance she would go home without a cat today, and on a day when they euthanized 50+ cats and kittens this morning, I wasn't anxious to turn her down.

Lynn showed up on time with her teenage son Tyler. What a lovely twosome! Taffi fell in love with them quickly. The true test was to make sure our diva tabby would like dogs. We watched her prance by the dog cages without a hiss. Taffi was going home!

As I was saying goodbye to Lynn and her son, Lynn said, "It's too bad we only brought one crate, we would've taken another one."

Crates?? We have crates! We have LOTS of cat crates! Hell, I'd never let someone leave without an extra cat just because there wasn't a crate! There's a lot of things I can't do - but I can always muster up another crate. Lynn and her son had another cat they were interested in. He was a HUGE tabby guy named "Hunter". Hunter must've known, because he purred and kneaded in the air the moment they picked him up. He must've weighed 20 lbs, but he was going home too.

I also brought with me a VERY cute tailess black kitten named "Fritta". Fritta is a fortunate girl - she's being adopted by Ian. Ian is the kind of guy that makes me wish I were a cat that lived in his home. Fritta is a lucky little black cat. Most of the time, the black cats die in that place.

These days, most of the cats die in that place. September can't come soon enough.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Ah yes...khats khan tell too!

I knew my furever mom when she furst set eyes on me!


K said...

Do black cats have low adoption rates?? I never knew this.

House of the Discarded said...

K: Yes! It's awful. Black cats and black dogs - they're always the first to be euthanized at overcrowded shelters.

Shannon said...

Love the story about Lynn. Love what Lynn was able to do. Love that you were able to help her and Hunter out.
Thank you.

Christine Gittings said...

All the black cats should be shipped to the U.K. Black cats are good luck there. When I lived there when I was a kid, I used to carry around a small plastic black cat in my coat pocket. It was my Mum's and I'd begged her to give it to me.
It's crazy that North American's have a dislike for black cats. (that excludes everyone reading this blog of course).