39 thoughts on “Feline Friday: Adoption

  1. Purrfect entry for Feline Friday, Annie! We can never educate enough that pet ownership is for life, not just for a little momentary fun. It is a commitment, and it is one of the most rewarding relationships we can share! I can't begin to list all the ways our furkids brighten our lives, they are treasured family members, just as yours are. Papa Bear had a cat that lived and loved him until she was 20 years old. That's a testament to how well he cared for her.

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  2. That's what I told my kids about a cat living a long, long time when they wanted to adopt a cute kitty that someone abandoned at the barn. I told them that the kitty would need to be cared for and spayed and needles and food and love and that when they left home I'd be left with caring for the cat. They assured me that they would take the cat with them when they left. The short of a long story, I was the one who had to care for the cat since they could not take her with them to University in another city. She was a very special kitty and I named her Kitty. We ended up with three beautiful adopted cats. I cried like a baby each time one they crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge. It was very painful for me.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. This is an excellent reminder that it isn't just a 'cute' or 'fashionable' thing to be a pet owner – they are living beings, probably the most loyal we'll ever know this side of heaven, and they are to be treated as God would treat them.

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  4. Wonderful reminders! I wish everyone who adopts a kitten or cat would think about these things first. That first picture should be hanging in all shelters. I have been at our local shelter many times when someone would “return” a cat.

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  5. I couldn't agree with you and your fellow posters more!

    ps…….I was never too sure of the cat years equivalent in human years and I'm happy to know I had my dear old moggie Simon right through to his mid-eighties!

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  6. Wow, thanks for the chart showing the feline vs human ages! If your post encourages just one good-hearted person to adopt an adult cat, that would be wonderful! Adult cats are the most frequently euthanized animals in shelters. 5 of my 6 cats came from shelters, most as adults.
    By the way, I am following and enjoy your book reviews.

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  7. We love both of those posters. The first one really should give pause to anyone who might think of adopting at the spur of the moment without taking all the pros and cons into consideration. Thanks for sharing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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