Yes, this is a page about adoptable dogs, but every once in a while, there is a special cat who needs a little help to find the perfect fit of a person. Walnut is such a cat. I met Walnut last week after fellow volunteer and my go-to cat person, Jean, told me how much she loved him and wondered if I could help to get him some attention. So here goes. Here, in his own words, is what we know about this extremely affectionate boy who because of cancer, is a hospice adoption, wit...hout a lot of time left.
“My name is Walnut, and until recently, I was living as a stray cat. It was a hard life full of uncertainties--and my experiences were even more difficult than those other stray cats face.
I had a big growth on my elbow. It hurt, and it restricted my movements. I couldn't get much relief. And unfortunately, I was living in a community that wasn't patient. There were a lot of cats, and I did a lot of fighting. It could be because I was painful. It could be because the other cats sensed my weakness and wanted to exploit my pain. It could be that I don't like cats. No one really knows. But it was bad.
Someone took pity on me and brought me here. I had the growth removed, and I'm sorry to say that the results aren't good. I have an aggressive form of cancer, and they couldn't get all of my tumor in my surgery here at the shelter. That means I am a hospice cat. I need a family that will love me as much as they can, while knowing they will have to let me go soon.
The woman who interviews us for these biographies tries not to have favorites. She tries to love all of us equally. But she told me that I am a truly special cat, and she hasn't fallen in love so hard in a long time. My purrs and cuddles, even with my scars, just melted her heart. She says someone will be truly lucky to take me home--"hit the jackpot," was the term she used--and she hopes someone will come soon. It breaks her heart to see someone so loving in a shelter, especially since I have so little time left.
Since I do have a history of rowdy life with cats, you'll need to think hard before introducing me to your cats. Talk with the staff about that. They can advise you. Same goes for dogs.
I know it's a lot to ask. But I need someone who can be my personal hero. Could it be you? I hope so. I'll wait here for you.”
There were two very happy dog adoptions today! First Frank was adopted. He's such a sweet dog! So glad his new people could see beyond his hair loss and know he's on the road to recovery!
There were four super dog adoptions today! There was a big adoption event at PetSmart and lots of cats and several dogs were adopted. First, puppy Percy, was adopted, no picture.
Also adopted was adorable Maverick. What a fun little character he is! Here are some of his many antics!
WOW! There were NINE dog adoptions today! Yes, you read that right! NINE!
First the newbies that I don't have pictures of: Tulip, Fay, Iverson and Carli (from foster).
Also adopted was Dwayne!
There were four happy dog adoptions today! First were two puppies from their foster homes: Bailey and Chipmunk.
Also adopted today was Brody (again)! Hoping this time will be his perfect fit!
The other dog adoption today I am over the moon about! Buddy is ten years old. He is deaf and has all the old-dog lumps and stiffness. But oh, what a sweet personality he has! And he loves to play fetch, though the sessions are short. Caitlin, Marianne and I spent some quality time with him yesterday, and I had planned to write up a plug for him here tonight. But guess what!! He was adopted today! I am thrilled that he doesn't have to spend another night at the shelter! Thank goodness for those special people who fall in love with and adopt our seniors, knowing they have so much love yet to give! They are my heroes! I decided to put the pictures I had planned to use tonight here anyway to show you what a wonderful dog his new peeps have tonight! Sweet dreams, sweet boy, I'm so glad I got to meet you!