“Hi!  This is Gizmo.  I’m a very handsome, long haired black cat.  I live very happily with my human Mommy.   I want to let you know that the ASPCA has declared June the Adopt A Shelter Cat Month.   This is a cause that is close to my heart.

 This is my story:  I was found wandering in an empty parking lot.  I was one year old.  I was frightened, hungry, dirty and alone.  Looking back, I’m not even sure how I got there or and I don’t really remember having a family.  Luckily, a kind young lady captured me and took me to the nearest shelter.  While I was there they cleaned me up, fed me and gave me a complete checkup.  Can’t say that I liked the way they checked my temperature!  It was a noisy place but everyone was very caring.  The same young lady that found me was one of their “foster moms”.  After a couple of days, they sent me home with her until they could find a forever home for me.  I enjoyed my time with her but I knew this not my permanent home.   Some days, she took me and several other  foster cats to meet people.  We all hoped that it would be our day and that we would be picked!  Some people were just unsure of adopting a cat or they would get all excited about one of the other cats.  I even heard some of them say that they would never want a black cat.  I was so disappointed.  I had just about given up all hope.  Then my new Mom arrived!  She was with her daughter.  They looked at all of us.  My new Mom reached into the box and picked me up.  I immediately started purring.  Her daughter said,” Mom that’s the one for you.  I just know it!”  She kissed me and placed me back in the box.  I was so down hearted.  I watched as she filled out some forms and left.  (I didn’t know that this is the procedure to adopt me.)  Several days later, my foster mom put me in a travel box and away we went.  When the lid of my box opened, there was my new Mom!  She was so excited to see me.  She hugged and kissed me.  Then she told me that this was my forever home!  It’s been 10 years now and I am happy very day that my Mommy adopted me and gave me a forever home.

So if you have room in your heart and home, please consider adopting a shelter cat.  We have plenty of love to give!”

~ Written by Guest Blogger, Gizmo (our pet sitter Mary Ann’s wonderful cat)

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