Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Did You Know? 'Less Adoptable' Pets Are Rarely Nasal Irritants

Hi, it's me, Maddox. Former less-adoptable and sometimes nasal irritant*.

Guess what? This is my happy face! :-)

So today I'll be giving a talk . . . about this business of less adoptable pets, because frankly, it takes one to know one.

Here's the thing:

~ Black is SMACK
~ Different is PRECIOUS
~ Special needs LOVES YOU 10 TIMES OVER
~ Pit bull is as SOFT and SWEET as a MARSHMALLOW 
~ Old is PURE GOLD

~ and tomorrow, *Nasal Irritant (me, Maddox) is getting a complementary dental (can you say no more yuck-mouth?) by the wonderful folks at the Richmond SPCA's Clinic for Compassionate Care! Yippee!

And that's the end of my talk.
(I don't believe in beating around the bush.)

Oh, and know what else?

This is Petfinder's Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.

Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week 2012

So I'll just be using this as an excuse to introduce you to a couple of my "less-adoptable" homeys who still live at the Richmond (VA) SPCA.

(Note: Okay, maybe I don't know them personally; however, my mom human, who is typing this and who volunteers at the shelter, says they're way cool.)

Here's Ike.

Mom says she rudely woke kitten Ike up from a sound nap one day, but instead of being peeved (as I might have been), he purred, rubbed his shiny black furs all over her and followed her all over the room (which he shares with bunches of other fine cats, like himself).

Mom also says that he's been in the adoptable-cat-play-room WAY too long because his is just one in a small sea of black coats, plus he isn't boisterous keeps to himself, so he could be easily overlooked.

And this is Mona.

Mona and Ike live in the same play room and could be identical twins (even though Mona is a young adult and Ike is still a kitten), so mom sometimes gets them mixed up. Mona, however, is easy the type to plop on your lap before she even really know you, while Ike prefers to gaze at you from a polite distance.

Anyway, mom says Ike and Mona would make a great team, being that they kind of already are, and that since the RSPCA is adopting two kitties for the price of one ($95) through the end of September, will someone go on and bust them out, please?

And lastly, here we have the lovely Lala - a dog. Ahem.

Click here to see a cool RSPCA movie, starring ME, Lala!

Lala, here, is what they call part pit bull and part beagle. I think that makes her a peagle, or a bittie. hehe (Sorry, Lala, but what did you expect from a wise-cracking cat, like myself?) 

Kidding-among-friends aside, though, Lala, like her black-coated shelter-mates above, has been a resident at the RSPCA longer than some others, and mom (who knows her and has witnessed her wonderfullness) just wants to make it clear that (no matter her breed), she is one smooshy-cheeked precious girl . . . who would love to get busted out today!

And with that, I'll close with a question:

Less adoptable?

And an answer (pardon my "French"):

Hayle, no!

Thanks for listening. :)


  1. We hope all the less attractive (why?) pets find forever homes. All deserve a chance or two. Well said. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Ack! Lala is aDORable!!! And so are the sweet kitties. Here's hoping they'll find homes very soon.

    I have just never understood why the color of an animal could possibly make one 'less adoptable'. :(

  3. I have a house full of black kitties - they are the best!! Lala is adorbs, I hope someone busts her out soon! (Oh, and Maddox, I love your happy face!)

  4. Amen to your list!! Those ears on Lala are just too freakin' cute. I'm sure she'll find a home soon!

  5. I wish I could adopt them all! Good luck finding your forever homes soon, fine felines and pup. :o)

  6. Another brilliant post. You are way funnier than one human being ought to be!

  7. Maddox, you just slay me with your wit and wisdom!


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