So it’s the middle of January, and feels as if it’s been such a long time ago already since the holidays. But just a month or two ago, we were participating in the Iam’s Home for the Holidays program, with lofty goals of finding homes for pets in time for the holidays. The goals set by Iam’s program were reached; so many animals are now living with their forever families; painful, difficult pasts are all but forgotten. Many of those very same animals were featured during the blogging event held last September, “Less-Adoptable Week”, when the goal was to highlight pets who’ve been branded as less-desirable simply because of something they cannot help, and which doesn’t amount to a hill of beans once they’re in a home and loved.
Some of the pets we featured here — during Less-Adoptable week and October’s Shelter month, the Home for the Holidays program, or just-because — enjoyed the holidays with love, a family, and a warm home this year. I don’t know about you, but for me, just knowing the little bit about these dogs and cats makes me want to go hug someone to hear they’re now HOME! Whether they’re young or old, special-needs or of a certain breed or color, they’re all just as wonderful (if not more so) as any other pet. Sometimes having something a little different seems to make them that much more special; and pets who’ve known what it’s like to be without home and family are that much more attentive to those who accept them, regardless. I love these pets.
Weebles, the little black kitty who has a neurological condition, was adopted in time for Christmas! Still practically a kitten, he now never has to know what it’s like to be without a home at the holidays. We love you, Weebles!
Francesca, Mercedes and Mamacita all found someone to love them, for just who they are – simply wonderful!
And Cleo, just featured here at the beginning of the month, has also now found her Forever Home.
There are still way too many pets waiting for a home, so make sure to pass the word – Don’t shop, Adopt! While we all work to make sure these pets will be comfortable and loved until they, too, are forever home, we also need to celebrate the great fortune of those who are now living the dream. We know that Weebles, Francesca, Mercedes, Mamacita, Pearl Bear, Ginger, Wasco, Nectarine, Corporal, Roman, Paige, Keith and Cleo all are in loving homes now, and though their foster homes might miss them, there’s no doubt everyone is very happy for them.