Many of my regular readers know that for my birthday last month I decided to sponsor two cats from PAWS of Connecticut. I'd been pretty much obsessed with the idea ever since reading a post about sponsorships from July's Blog the Change for Animals, thinking it would be the perfect way to have a special connection to some shelter cats until they find their forever families. I knew I would fall in love with them, but found myself surprised at how emotionally invested I have become with the hopes of helping to find these little angels their forever homes.
Blog the Change for Animals is such a wonderful event where so many eyes see these posts and they are shared far and wide, that I hope featuring Truffle and Cinnamon here today might help in some small way. They both have quite a story to tell...
Truffle has been living at PAWS for SIX years now. Can you imagine? While she is safe and loved there and could not be in better hands, six years is just too long for this sweet girl to be without a family of her own. She's been there longer than any other cat, and recently became their Facebook profile picture until she is adopted. I'm going to turn things over to Truffle to let her tell you more about herself:
It's me Truffle! After 6 LONG years at PAWS I have finally learned to type! Without further ado, let me tell you a little bit about me. I came to PAWS when my person became homeless and we lived in his car for about a month. That wasn't fun. My person then realized ...that I would be much better off at PAWS and brought me and my brother here. Well, that was 6 YEARS AGO. My brother was adopted, but I am still here. I guess it is because I don't really like other animals and I can be frisky. By frisky I mean watch out when you are playing or petting me, I might grab ya! But, I don't hurt, I just don't know boundaries too well. I need a person who will accept me, but also teach me right from wrong. Ignore me when I am bad. I can learn. A home with adults is ideal for me. I have a condition called stomatitis as well, which means inflammation in my gums that sometimes flares up. But don't worry, I haven't been on medication for a while. I don't have many teeth though and need to be fed only wet food. So, what do ya think? Got room in your pad for a gal like me?
You can apply to adopt Truffle here.
You can apply to adopt Truffle here.
Last month Cat Writers' Association President, blogger, and veterinarian Dr. Lorie Huston, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving six cats behind. Because of her close association to the cat writing community, the majority of these cats have already found new homes, and without a doubt they will all be safe. How many of us, regardless of age, spend much time thinking about what will become of our beloved pets after we're gone? I like to think I'm perfectly healthy, but I could walk out the door this afternoon, get hit by a truck, and Truffles would be homeless. She's a one-person cat, extremely attached to me, and my elderly parents might find her too much to handle, so she could end up back in the shelter.
That's exactly what happened to 14-year old Cinnamon. She arrived at PAWS in September 2009 after her owner passed away. That's right...FIVE YEARS AGO. She's a total lap cat love muffin whose favorite activities are eating and lounging. She does fine with kids and other cats. She is on a special hypoallergenic diet and pills twice a day for hyperthyroidism (although if you find pills too much to handle compounded transdermal medications are a godsend for this ailment as well!) Winter is right around the corner and nothing would make Cinnamon happier than cuddling up in your lap to help keep you warm!
You can apply to adopt Cinnamon here.
Truffle and Cinnamon have both been at PAWS for so long that they've probably forgotten what it was like to live with a family in a home. To them, life is perfectly normal as it is, but they would be so much happier in a forever home. The holidays are right around the corner and my greatest Christmas wish is for these two special angels to be adopted. Could you please share this post? I know there is someone out there right now just waiting to fall in love with Truffle and Cinnamon.