Nov 102012
 
Black Cat Venus digital art by BZTAT

“Black Cat Venus” digital art by BZTAT

Venus and her twin furball Dahlia are two kitties that passed my way recently. They have an amazing story!

As you may know, black kitties are harder to place in homes than any other color of cat. Fur some stupid reason, humans have superstitions about black cats, so they tend to pass over them when looking fur a new pet.

Venus and Dahlia are two kits whose numbers were just about up at the Broward Animal Control in Pompano, FL. EEK! If they didn’t find a home soon, they were gonna be facin’ that E-word that means that they’d go to sleep and never wake up.

My good furriend Dorian from Your Daily Cute snapped into action to save these 2 sweet girls.  She posted about it on her blog and, lo and behold, she found them a home! Only problem was, the home was in Cleveland, OH.

OHIO you say? That’s over 1200 miles away!

Undaunted, Dorian set up a transport relay plan, and catgone it, we got those girls to Cleveland! As you know, yours truly lives in Ohio, and my human BZTAT helped out. She brought them from Charleston, WV to here in Canton, Where they met their new mom Michele.

BZTAT kept them locked in the office the night that they stayed with us, so I did not get to know them too well. We did do some meowin’ and sniffin’ through the door. They seemed to enjoy our Scratchkabin. (More about that amazin’ product in a future post.)

 

Dahlia was a bit shy, I hear, but her new mom says she is becoming less timid and both are enjoyin’ their new home.

Dorian is helpin’ other kittehs from Broward County find homes all over the country. if you’d like to help a kitteh that might be coming through your area,  please fill out this form  so that she has yer information about where you live and how far you’d be willing to travel to help with a transport.

Follow Your Daily Cute’s Facebook page to find out what kitteh’s might need help, and to see the CUTEST critter videos and other schtuffs.

Oct 172012
 

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It really sucks being an only pet. Take it from the guinea pig.

I can only imagine the loneliness felt by this little dude.

I am lucky. Except fur that brief time when I was a small kitten lost on a country road before I was rescued, I have never been alone.

I have 4 other fur pals who, along with me, are pets that add life to my human’s existence.

Five cats sleeping on bed

Brew’s Crew

My human never really intended to have 5 of us. Three would have been a more ideal number. Stuff happens.

Still yet, she has been committed to having more than one pet fur a long time.

My human once had a cat named Beezie (from whom she took the moniker BZTAT) who became overweight and lazy when she was a single pet. Although Beezie was not particularly fond of Bub and later on Slick, Beezie became more active and entertained when these cats came into her life.

Ever since then, my human has never had just one pet. When Beezie and Bub went to the Bridge within a year of each other, leaving Slick alone, my human went out and found Noah and me to keep her company.

The Pets Add Life (PAL) Campaign is “designed to demonstrate the joys and benefits of pet ownership, thus driving increased adoption of pets and responsible ownership of pets.” They asked me to talk about it, because my life is all about what the campaign promotes. I was adopted. I bring lotsa joy to my human, and I live in a multiple pet household.

So here’s the thing. Your human can be like mine and make a commitment to these same things. Get yer human to take the pledge!

PAL Campaign pledge

As of this writing, 223 people have pledged to adopt their next pet; 118 have pledged to volunteer at a shelter; and 165 have pledged to share a photo of a homeless pet with others to help it find a home. You could add to those numbers by getting yer human to sign on and by sharing it with others.

Whatcha waitin’ fur?

Oh yeah, and lets help some homeless turtle get connected to this guinea pig. They really need each other.

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated fur my efforts in helpin’ spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it.