Thursday, April 08, 2010

Shameless!

When I picked up Rita from the shelter yesterday, I kissed her and made a deal with her: "I can take you out of here, but in two weeks you'll have to go into a Petsmart store for adoption."

Seriously. I said that out loud to her. It was a deal we made. I figured that VERY sweet black cats have a better chance at being adopted through a Petsmart, because people will see how incredibly adorable she is as soon as they pick her up. Anybody who has ever taken a picture for the rescue website of a black cat knows that it's no easy task.

As soon as Rita arrived in my home last night, I knew that perhaps it wasn't the best plan for me. Adult female cats generally get picked on by my male cats. I called Cindy (who had helped Moe) and she graciously agreed to foster Rita at her house. When we arrived there, Rita already looked liked she owned the place and Cindy's own cats seemed thrilled to have a new friend.

Rita will still have to go to a Petsmart store soon, but for now....she's living like a Princess. :)

Shameless plug for Petsmart coming up:

What did foster-based rescues do before Petsmart came along to help us?? Petsmart not only gives us money for every adoption, but they provide us a beautiful place to show off our cats, and our rescue's mission to help them. It's a great way to educate the public and hold adoption events.

No doubt that it stings a bit to leave our precious foster cats at Petsmart. But this is NOT a shelter cage. Petsmart adoption centres are usually very nice, with fluffy beds and kind volunteers that come in each day to get the cats out of their cages and play with them. Personally, I like to think of it as a "camping vacation" for cats!

End Shameless plug for Petsmart here :)

The phone hasn't been ringing off the hook with people wanting to adopt my little Radar like I originally thought. If they only knew how cute this little guy is, they'd want to pay double the adoption fee, I'm sure:

How cute is my husband and Radar?? I never post pictures of David, but I couldn't resist this one. If women only knew how handsome he looks singing little songs to our cats, I'm afraid I'd lose him to another shameless cat loving blonde that won't make him sleep with 5 cats!

Back to the shelter tomorrow!!

11 comments:

Kim said...

Hello! I read your comment-reply to mine on the "What are you passionate about?" blog at glamour.com today and I have to say thank you for your encouragement (I am halibride - the one who is scared to get too invested in my passions)

I started crying as soon as I read about how hard it is to see the x's on the cages but then I thought about how many other ways there are to help....no kill shelters, fostering, volunteering at Petsmart which is just minutes from my place.....THANK YOU! I will look into it further.
haliwoodsaywhat.blogspot.com

House of the Discarded said...

Hi Kim! Welcome :)

Caroline said...

Wow Beth if only you could clone David you'd be able to open your own shelter, and run it your way, and hire me of course!

Anonymous said...

LOL great post. Thanks for letting us know that Petsmart helps shelters... I didn't know that, I will make it a point to shop there :). And cute pic...those EARS!!

Christine Gittings said...

You do have to take a million photos but it is possible. I haven't had the heart to put her at petsmart so our lovely black foster girl has been with us since last August.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gittingsc/4229573411/sizes/s/

Anonymous said...

Both Radar and your husband look very fetching in that picture. :)

Don't worry - I'm not a blond, I'm not in the market for a husband, and I prefer dogs.

Justine said...

Oh wow Radar look soo cute in that pic! haha and so does David, but I'm more a cat person...lol

that's funny though, my mother called me this morning saying how she was shocked when she last visited my sister to find out that she and her husband have their 3 cats sleep on the bed with them. Admittedly, one of their cats is a 22 pounder lol but still they have a queen size bed, I can't how that would be squishy, but my mother thought so! and then I thoroughly freaked her out when I let slip that I have 16 in my house right now hehe

SwSmartie said...

Radar is a dashing young fellow. He's sure to get adopted soon.

Steve Bartlett said...

I have a feeling Radar won't be going anywhere for about 20 years ...

Marilyn C said...

Hi Beth

I've been reading your blog for awhile now, though I can't remember if I've commented before or not...

Anyway I don't know if you ever look at the "LOLcat" pictures on icanhascheezburger.com, but this one from yesterday made me think of you and Radar and fostering/adoption in general!

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2010/04/08/funny-pictures-course-its-my-chair/

House of the Discarded said...

LOL Marilyn! That's a riot! You weren't the only one that saw that picture and thought of Radar. Somebody else posted it on my Facebook page. :) :)