It’s Feline Friday and hot on the “paws” of the doggy blog on Wednesday, today less adoptable cats get equal time. Petfinder.com have declared September 17-23 to be LESS ADOPTABLE PET WEEK to give these pets extra visibility, but don’t let the ending of this promotion stop you from following your heart and adopting YOUR special kitty any time of the year.
Just as with the dogs, the “less adoptable” kitties don’t know they’re different than the “purr-fect” options out there. Adopting old fogie cats offers quite a few advantages. They’re more likely to have settled and become more willing to lap sit rather than swing from the drapes. With cats commonly living into their late teens or even twenties, adopting a mature feline friend could still offer you a decade or more of furry love. I’ve got lots of help for you in the Aging Cat book, too.
Only one leg? Tripod cats still jump and climb. Hard of hearing or deaf? These days my Seren-kitty me-WOWS much louder than in the past but we make accommodations for the normal changes of age. Learn more about living with a deaf kitty in this article.
Maybe the pet is blind. That doesn’t seem to slow kitties down. Cats are able to compensate very well with their other senses and can even manage leaps and other acrobatics. Learn more about how to live with a blind cat in this article.
I’ve said it many times but it bears repeating. Whatever a given pet’s “imperfections” they never seem to interfere with the cat’s ability ability to give and receive love.
Have you ever adopted a “less adoptable” pet? Why were they labeled as such? What challenges did you face and — was it worth it? (I’m waiting for a resounding YES!)
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