Sep 23, 2010
From a cat, that is. (Seriously, people, this is a family-friendly blog!)
My friend Stephanie and I were at Animal Aid to photograph some less-adoptable pets for the Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week, and both of us were immediately smitten with this gorgeous cat. Sharing one pretty kitty wasn't a problem, though, she had enough love for both of us.
She was a scrawny little cow cat, too skinny for her little body, but incredibly bold and brave. We didn't know her name, so since all of the cats there had their names written on their collars, we checked hers. But it just said "Returned 1 of 3." Returned?! Who could return such a sweetheart?
Well, Returned was her name then, we decided! (Click to biggify the pic...)
When you walk by, Returned reaches out her paw as far as they can go, trying to grab you, touch you, just get some attention. And, oh, the love! All she wants to do is be held and rub her little face on yours and cuddle in your neck.
Did I mention that she's also a very good kisser? Is there anything better than a kitty tongue delicately licking your nose? Maybe... if you add in two paws furiously making biscuits on your chin, neck and chest at the same time like Returned likes to do. See what I mean... Muah, Returned!
We don't know what she did to be returned. The nice volunteer at Animal Aid said she was brought in with her two siblings to be spayed and neutered, and their person never came back for them. How she said goodbye to such a precious bundle of cow-cat and left her there, I'll never know. But what I do know is, this ridiculous bundle of love and affection doesn't belong in a shelter.
Returned belongs in the crook of your neck or in your living room reaching her paw out to you from the top platform of a fantastic cat tree. She deserves to go to a home, and stay there. She deserves a real name (although, after calling her Returned for an hour, we're both secretly hoping she keeps that silly name!).
If you don't have a cow cat in your life yet -- or if you have 10 already (hey, what's one more?) -- please consider Returned. And if you do adopt Returned, and you don't mind, send me your address and I'll send her a present -- to her real address, where she won't be returned from.
You can contact Animal Aid here: http://www.animal-aid.com/aboutus.html. They are located in Boca Raton, FL. Returned is just one of about 40 cats at their center, and many more in foster homes. Please share her story and let's help her get a happy FOREVER home!
Note from Cute: Just like yesterday, all of Returned's pictures -- and the beautiful pictures in the days to come -- were taken by my amazing photographer friend, Stephanie, from Sonju Photography. She is a cat person like me (only maybe a little less crazy, hehe), and volunteered her time, her camera and her love to help get these gorgeous photos to help get some less adoptable cats a home! THANK YOU!