Many shelters put holds on the adoptions of black cats during the month of October. I’ve explained why here on this blog before. I won’t go into detail again, but this is primarily to keep people from adopting a novelty “Halloween Cat” only to no longer want the cat after the holiday. The other reason is much more grim. Suffice it to say – there are people/groups who do terrible things to black cats around the Halloween holiday. And they're willing to pay an adoption fee to get a black cat.
Winnie’s Wish has only one black cat at this point in time. He has been on hold on Petfinder since October 1st. I did this for the shelter where my daughters work as well – putting their black cats on hold for the month of October. This weekend these black cats will be released from their holds and placed back into the world of “Please-Adopt-Me.”
So the one black cat at Winnie’s Wish will be the highlight kitty this weekend. Maybe someone will see him and start the process to adopt. Keep your fingers crossed.
Isaac is an absolutely gorgeous long-haired black cat. Judging by the way he walks through the cathouse, I believe he knows how gorgeous he is. I continue to learn things about Isaac. I have previously written about how Isaac initially bonded with the brothers Toast and Slate. Slate fell in love with him, and luckily, Isaac was fine with this. In fact, Isaac often grooms Slate. In terms of relationships with other cats, I have never seen Isaac hiss at or chase the other cathouse kitties. And I’ve actually seen him lick the occasional cat on the head (behind Slate’s back, of course). Isaac seems to be a cat who enjoys the company of other cats.
Isaac lets me pet him and hold him. He seems to get overstimulated easily because after only a dozen strokes or so, he sometimes pushes my hand away. Then he just looks at me like – “OK, lady, enough.” It’s impossible to know if Isaac is just an independent type or if he needs to be in a home where he can develop a relationship with his own human. When I first step into the cathouse, he's always there with the group to greet me, big fluffy tail in the air. I do believe he should be in a home with other cats. He seems to enjoy their company.
Maybe somebody out there will see Isaac and know that this is the cat he or she can provide a home for. Isaac won’t need tons of attention and he is not the type who will require a long adjustment period. Friends, please spread the word. Isaac’s “hold” status has been lifted. Let’s find him a November home.
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