We’re “Less Adoptable”?!

four black cats on wardrobe
You mean someone wouldn't want to round the corner in your house and see beauty like this?

You mean everyone doesn’t want a house full of five fine black kitties? We Fantastic Four certainly think we are the envy of all other households! And our Mimi mom is the best! What would our human mom do without us? We don’t understand why every home doesn’t have a black cat, or two, or more!

four black cats wtih calico cat
The Big Four With Peaches

We also found out that kitties like our beloved little big sister Peaches, who we miss very much, would not have found a home because she was a senior kitty at age 15 if our mom hadn’t taken her in. We grew up with Peaches and we can’t begin to tell you what we learned from Peaches! Giuseppe loved her very much and took good care of her.

And Giuseppe will remind you that his lovely Canadian girlfriend, Mlle Daisy Marguerite, is diabetic as well as being black, but that doesn’t stop Giuseppe from mooning all over the house about her—or her mom from loving her and learning to give Mlle her injections twice daily.

black cat closeup
Mimi tells her story.

Mimi here! It’s “Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet Week” September 17 to 23 sponsored by PetFinder.com, encouraging you to consider a pet who may have special needs or characteristics that usually makes them left behind in shelters and animal adoption agencies.

three black cats and tortoiseshell cat
Cookie shows the boys, and Mewsette behind her, how to properly play with a mousie.

I, too, remember Peaches fondly and was glad for her tutelage as my children grew, and for the adult instruction from Cookie, Kelly and Namir as well. This house was all senior kitties when I arrived as a young single mom, and I was glad for the adult company as well as the lessons my senior siblings had to share with my children—and me.

While I admit my children are the most beautiful and wonderful foursome of black kitties who ever walked the earth, I also know there are plenty of other black kitties out there—I have no idea what happened to most of my 24 kittens, for instance, and if adoption statistics for black animals bear out, I don’t really want to know.

black cat and calico cat
Share the Love.

But hearing about deaf cats, blind cats and cats missing limbs, what’s a little black fur?! I feel lucky in the face of some of the stories my human mom tells me.

Just to prove that kitties who may not seem adoptable on the surface are all the same underneath, and there is nothing to be frightened about in a kitty who is older or blind or black or who has a treatable disease, our human mom will share stories of “less adoptable kitties” who lived with her or who were adopted by friends—and they lived happily ever after, as I am and my children are doing right now.

And we’ll also introduce you to some kitties who are very  adoptable, but who may have some trait or characteristic you’re not sure about. Remember—we’re all the same beneath our fur, all capable of love and devotion.


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  • September 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm
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    It is a sad thing that we live in a world that seeks perfection.
    This applies to humans as well as animals. That is just sad.
    Currently, two of us are black,Tiger(Tortie) is 16 and has asthma and bad arthritis,
    and Treasure sometimes pees outside the box. None of these things are hard to deal with.
    We are all great kitties and Mom loves us. Cats are adaptable!
    Humans need to learn that it is what is inside that counts!!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure, JJ and Julie

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    • September 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm
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      Tillie and Georgia and all of you, you know that it’s just a matter of getting into their heart and they see the light–once they love you, there’s nothing these humans wouldn’t do for you. We just have to figure out how to get past that initial fear.

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  • September 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm
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    I have a black kitty and a deaf kitty and by definition they are both less adoptable….such ridiculousness!!!!

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    • September 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm
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      Cat’s Cats, we just have to tell everyone else!

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