Hi every kitty, humans, woofies and whoever you are that stopped by today! It's Cody, and today, because of some important things I have to say in honor of the month of April being National Volunteer Month,
As many of you know, National Pet Day was the other day. In my house and in yours, that event takes place 365 days a year, but not all animals are as lucky as you and I.
I was sad when I was thinking about all of the "forgotten pets." You know the ones I am talking about, "the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as you love your pet." These pets are often left to fend for themselves on the street, or they spend much of their time in Shelters waiting for a special human to come and take them to their furever home.
When I go to bed at night I often pray that they will find a good home like I did!
I was one of the lucky ones. I was rescued at a young age, (if memory serves me correctly, I think I barely had my eyes open!) My Foster Mom rescued me and my litter mates and moved us in with her. She called me "Prince", (Yep! I am the cat "formerly known as Prince!!")
For a few weeks my Foster Mom schlepped me to various adoption drives hoping to find me a home. I bet you didn't know that the first time my Mom saw me she didn't adopt me? Nope. My Grandpa Bobo had just gone to the Bridge and she wasn't ready. Then, two weeks later, I was back at the same store that had the adoption drive the first time she saw me. Do you believe that Mom actually was interested in my litter mates and NOT ME!? Thankfully neither of them wanted anything to do with her, so she said "let me see that gray one who is jumping around in the back." The rest is history!!!
|An "oldie" but "goodie" for #tbt|
When Mom adopted me, my Foster Mom told Mom that I had been her favorite. Mom often says all of these years later, that my Foster Mom was more than likely the key component as to why I am the cuddly and loving kitty that I am today, and that I have always been. My Mom and I thank my Foster Mom EVERY year by sending her birthday cards on Facebook!
My Foster Mom was a volunteer, just as many of you humans who are reading this today are, and without YOU, to take care of the kitties and woofies, and show them love and how to love, kitties like myself might never have been adopted! You can't see me but my tail is raised in salute!!!
Being a Foster Mom (or Dad), is just one of many, many ways that humans volunteer to help Shelters. If you are a long time reader of my blog, you will remember that once Mom went to an adoption drive and fell in love with a kitty (perish the thought!), that she couldn't bring home, so she paid the adoption fee for another family so that they could adopt him! He is with them to this day! That made her feel real good!! It also made the family AND the kitty feel good! It made me proud that my Mom did that.
I am also proud to represent Rachael Ray Nutrish, not just because I love her food, but because rescue is something that Rachael Ray holds close to her heart. She doesn't just "talk the talk", she "walks the walk!!"
- you could volunteer to play with cats and dogs
- you could walk dogs
- clean cages
- make a monetary donation
- offer to help answer their busy phones
- share adoptable pets on social media
- donate items such as newspapers, towels, cleaning supplies
- Buy Rachael Ray Nutrish !!
- do something to thank the Volunteers!! (Everyone LOVES FOOD!!)