Odin week continues with a special edition of our weekly shelter volunteer stories. What purrfect serendipity that we can celebrate both Odin’s Gotcha Day and National Cat Day today. I can hardly believe Odin arrived as a shelter foster kitten four years ago today. We were still mourning the loss of our 16-year-old Coco (Merlin’s sister) and not ready to adopt. Truth be told, I wasn’t sure I was ready to foster, but my husband fell in love with the gangly kitten with one mournful eye. The rest as they say is history. Our family history. And as we all know, cats make a house a home.
Odin is as rambunctious as ever, forever getting into everything but we wouldn’t have it any other way. His zest for life is contagious and brings sunshine on the darkest days. Good or bad, we’ve had 1408 day of Odin days which translates to awesome and needless to say, this is his forever home. That’s what pet adoption is all about. Things may not always be rainbows and unicorns but it’s about commitment for the life of that pet. Life is unpredictable so it also means making provisions for our pets in case something happens and we can’t care for them.
Angel Gris Gris Gotcha Day
On the day we brought home Odin we also brought home an unlikely companion, an old, toothless, gray cat. Trust me, I wasn’t looking to foster or adopt this scruffy senior but I heard him communicate with his eyes, loudly GET ME OUT OF HERE. This had never happened to me before. He’d already been in a tiny room for year and knew the odds of being adopted were slim. Hubby agreed and so Gris Gris joined us and lived happily until he died suddenly just after Christmas this year at age 15. He and Odin were rough and tumble friends despite their big age difference and the odd old gray boy brought much joy every single day he graced us with his wise presence. This is his Halloween card from last year.
We’re sharing three shareable graphics ideal for Pinterest and joining the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday BLOG HOP to support our fellow pet bloggers. Scroll down to the Linky and visit some. Our regular weekly shelter adoption feature from NewRochelleHumaneSociety.org will resume next Wednesday.
How are you celebrating National Cat Day?