Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Always Adopt If You Can #RememberMeThursday

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Please always adopt pets if you can. There are so many animals in shelters everywhere waiting and waiting for forever homes. Some wait for ages, some never find a home and some sadly are put to sleep (which is so disgusting by the way 🤬)

Every animal deserves love and care 💟

And animals are capable of giving so much 💗💖 and more back!

For example, Mum needed me and I needed her, and we rescued each other.

I came along a few months after Mum lost her dad. On September 30th it is actually the 10-year anniversary since he passed. 

Mum has always suffered from depression and anxiety and so took his death really bad. She had wanted a cat for ages up to that point, but after the heartbreak of losing her beloved tuxedo girl Suzy in 1998, she couldn't bring herself to let another furry soul into her heart. For years, she focused instead on her studies and writing.

Anyway, fast forward to  July 21st, 2011, the best day ever for Mum and me - she went to Wood Green, The Animals Charity to adopt me! 

She had seen me two days before on the charity's website. 

I was at the shelter because I had been abandoned as a kitten. I was found in someone's garden and had been taken to Wood Green. They took care of me and soon I was up for adoption. As soon as Mum walked to my pen I started climbing the wire mesh door. She had come for me, I knew it. I had chosen her after all! 

And the rest is history. 


Here's baby me on the day I got adopted sitting on Mum's lap at home. I was just over 10 weeks old.

tabby kitten sleeping

 A few days after adoption with Mum
tabby kitten with her forever human mum

Me and Mum earlier this year

tabby cat and human mum



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13 comments:

Brian said...

You sure picked out the best Mom sweet Athena and we totally agree, adopt, adopt, adopt!

Sandee said...

You are one lucky kitty, Goddess Athena. Your mom is very lucky to have you too.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your mom. ♥

pilch92 said...

I am so glad you and your mum found one another. XO

meowmeowmans said...

Yes, indeed, Athena! Always, always adopt! You and Mum were destined to be together -- a perfect forever pair. :)

Eastside Cats said...

Adopt, Don't Shop; my mantra!
Happy Remember Me Thursday!

Summer said...

I love your adoption story, Athena.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We love your story, Athena. Thanks for hopping with us.

Catscue said...

What a beautiful post for Remember Me Thursday. I'm so glad you two found one another.

Brian said...

Hey sweet Athena, thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Timmy Tomcat said...

We always like to visit Athena and you and Mom are perfect examples of why this day is so important. We all rescue each other

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

This is such an important day. It's up to all of us to spread the word about how amazing rescued pets are.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

We love the theme of the photographs ... then and now!

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Athena! Best adoption story EVER! Yous and your Mum ROCK! And your photos are fabulishious!
Purrs
Marf, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie