Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 19th --- Sandra P.!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Sandra P.!  Thank you for helping me to help feed the kitties this morning with your donation to the Feed a Cat for Christmas campaign.  What a success it was to help me feed cats for two months!  Thank you so very much Sandra!

It was a miserable morning.  We had quite the snow here by the lake - they call it lake effect.  I think there were at least four new inches on the ground by the time I hit the road.  I was miserable the entire time.  Trudge trudge trudge, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle.  Great workout for the legs, for sure.   Although I was thinking, if its this much effort for me to trudge to the shelters through the snow, can you imaging the workout for these poor cats? 

My worst nightmare came true this morning, AGAIN.  I butt dialed someone - it must have been 5:15 am.  I was HORRIFIED.  This is not the first time its happened.  My cell phone is kept in my zipped up pocket, and occasionally, if I am bending over and doing something and something hits the exposed key pad just right, bam, it dials, and usually the last number that was either dialed out, or called me.  Not only that, but I did not even know I was dialing this person.  I found out because all of the sudden, as I am behind an abandoned house, in the dark, my phone rings.  The conversation went something like this:


Janine, you called me, I am just calling you back, I couldn't get to the phone on time.

OMG!  I am so sorry!!!  (feeling horrified!)

And I tried to end the call as graceful, and QUIET, as I could.  I've felt like a schmuck ever since, even though this person said it was OK.  I HATE my phone.  Its an old-fashioned key pad phone.  No smart phone for this chick.   So sorry to all of you that I have mistakenly called at an unGodly hour of the morning. Uggh.


Little Cuddles is cuddling away in my bathroom still.  She is 100% disease free, and good to go to a warm and loving home.  She loves scratchies on her head, and has already discovered the litter box!  Amazing how these animals know where to 'go'.  :)  Sad, but the person that wanted a girl cat made it clear she does not 'like' black cats.  And this was on Martin Luther King day that she told me.  Ironic, eh?

Did you know that black cats have the lowest adoption rate and the highest euthanasia rate?  Black cats are most often ignored by many rescue groups because they are so hard to place.  These cats are often left waiting in pounds or shelters with hopes of finding a loving home, only to be destroyed once their time is up.  We should not discriminate by color.  Here are the top ten reasons to adopt a black cat!

10.  You can always find your black cat in the snow.  Kidding, hopefully your cat is not allowed outdoors.
9.  Black goes with everything!
8.  Black cats are distantly related to the black panther.  They are majestic, mysterious, incredibly loving and loyal and intelligent.
7.  A black cat will match any decor.  You won't have to redecorate your house to coordinate with your cat.  They are totally willing to pose on gold velvet, white velvet, pink velvet, or your couch to add taste and beauty to any room of your home.  They'll perch on the chair, sleep on the rug, curl in the middle of the bed.  You name it, they're willing to go to great lengths to help make your home beautiful.  They are that kind of cat!
6.  Black is beautiful!  There's the deep, auburn shaded black, the blue black, the black with tiny white highlights here and there, the sleek black, the fluffy black, the black with bunny-soft fur, the black with yellow eyes, the black with green eyes (CUDDLES!), the black with grey eyes.  Black is not just black, there are many different kinds of black cats as there are cats!
5.  Bad luck, schmuck!  When you love a black cat, luck is on your side!
4.  Black cats have more fun.  You only thought blonds had more fun.  Black cats are fun-loving, playful, full of spark and energy.  They try harder to make up for the image they somehow got as dull and dreary.  They're like the sun streaming in a window on a rainy day, they're just plain fantastic.
3.  Black cats are loving. Look, they know their reputation - scary.  They've seen the illustrations - skinny cats with nasty long teeth.  And they're nothing like that.  They go overboard to be as affectionate and loving as any fluffy white, pink-nosed bunny kitty could be, and you get all the other benefits too.
2.  Love knows no color!  Your cat doesn't care what color YOU are.  Or your hair.
1.  The #1 reason to adopt a black cat is that black cats are least likely to get adopted!

Midnight!  (BRAT)
I have two of them!  Midnight and  Leo - and they worship the ground I walk on.  :)  Please spread the word about Hermie and Cuddles!

Have a great day everyone!

"You'll love the feel of my soft velvet fur
You'll love the sound of my rumbling purr
Once I have loved you You'll never look back
The reason for this...


  1. Janine,

    Not only do Leo and Midnight worship the ground you walk on but every Kittie that is fortunate enough to cross your path does also. I know I have offended at least one of your Blog followers in the past by referring to you as the Cat Angel but frankly I do not give a damn! You are that in every sense of it's connotation. Thank you very much for all you do on a daily basis for these poor and unfortunate felines that were thrust into their horrific circumstances due to no fault of their own. I also would say I worship the ground you walk on but do not want to alarm Kings nor my Karon. Lastly, I will deliver some more cases of wet(GOLD) food to you and ask your followers to do whatever they can to keep the Adopt a cat for X-MAS Campaign going at least through the cold month of February. Thanks to the young lady who initiated this vital Campaign.

    Walt Simoni

  2. great blog post. I once owned a lovely black kitty...she was a great pet. I own one of Janine's rescue kitties now......or, believe me, I'd take this Cuddles!
    Lynne (and "Sawyer" -- from Sixth Street)

  3. This girl who dislikes black cats should be removed from your list of possible adopters. You don't adopt any animal for looks. You adopt for love, companionship, and compassion. She should have come over and met kitty to see if there was a bond.

  4. I adopted Abby - a black cat - from Janine 2 (or is it 3) years ago. She was my first of eventually 3 adoptions from Janine. The main reason I adopted her was because of her color. She is a total sweetheart. If I didn't already have 3 girls I'd grab this one in a heartbeat.

  5. I was hesitant about a black kitty once too. Boring color I thought. WRONG!!!! When the sun shines on him, he's radiant! Looks like a puma! Personality of a prince! He truly is incredibly loving & loyal. I'd get another black one in a second!! I tell him all the time that he's my only good kitty in the house! :) ADOPT a blackie, you'll never regret it!

  6. As a parent of a black kitty, I also was upset with the idea that that woman would turn down a lovely cat just because it was black ! Black cats are absolutely beautiful. I rescued my black cat, and I have seen her transform in the 2 1/2 years that I have had her. A good diet and some TLC has made her coat shine ! The idea of not adopting black cats is archaic and foolish !