Ha. Guess what? Last Saturday was my SEVENTH blogoversary. Yep. Been blogging for seven years. And I didn’t realize the date had come and gone until . . . last night.
So for my blogoversary, I’m asking for gifts. Very specific gifts. Can you guess?
You don’t want to break my heart by not getting me what I want more than anything for my blogoversary. I know that you, deep down, want only one thing. Your own lives don’t matter. You don’t care about your needs or desires. You’ve stopped worrying about your own lives because you’re entirely focused on what Chrystal Parker wants for her blogoversary. Right?
(Hopefully you know I’m kidding, being overdramatic. Wouldn’t want someone out there reading this thinking – Wow, she is really selfish . . . . )
OK, then, here it is. I want adoptions. Are you surprised? And not just any adoptions. I want people like YOU to adopt my Wishers. In fact, I specifically want YOU. You guys LOVE animals. You love the pets you already have. And some of you even have experience with feral-start cats.
Here’s the thing. One of you out there reading this right now could be the one to contact me and say you’re ready. One time, many years ago, I made this same plea to my readers – I specifically asked my readers to consider adopting a Wisher because the cathouse was at capacity. And suddenly I was hearing from two different readers who said they were ready to adopt and wanted to help Winnie’s Wish. TWO Wishers went to EACH of those two people. FOUR Wishers were adopted as a result of me coming right out and asking my readers if anyone out there would help. Then recently, out of the blue, a reader of this blog (and long-time supporter of Winnie’s Wish) emailed and said – I’ve always wanted to adopt a Wisher. And today I’m ready to do that.
If you’re reading this today, and you’ve been considering adopting (or even if you haven’t), please take a long look inside yourself and see if you have a place in your heart and home for a Winnie’s Wish cat. Feral-start cats require special people. Like YOU.
I only very rarely have a cat who did not have a feral start. There are levels of “feralness.” I have some Wishers whom I cannot even touch. Then there are Wishers who would take such a long time to adjust in a new home (maybe as long as a year) that as long as those kitties are happy, they can just continue to live here. There is a group of Wishers who are anxious for attention. These cats will still require very patient adopters, but will probably adjust in a matter of a month or two. I even have a couple of Wishers who just might make a really quick adjustment. I hope you’ll pick out one (or a pair) and email me. For my blogoversary, I’d like to get an email with the subject line: I’m ready to adopt a Wisher . . .
Tibby Bean is a senior girl who has chronic runny eye syndrome and who bites. She is not mean. But she bites hard (sometimes). She will not require a long adjustment period. She loves attention. She needs a real family to live out the rest of her life with.
Momma Monday is another cat who won’t require a long adjustment period. And she, too, loves attention. She will make someone a really good companion. I would love for Monday’s daughter Clover to be able to go with her mom. Clover will require a long adjustment period. But I fear if she doesn’t adopt into a home WITH Monday, she will probably never be adopted. I will not keep Monday from getting a home if someone wanted only her. But I’m hoping someone out there will adopt this pair and get their reward from the sweet and friendly Momma Monday while allowing Clover to adjust in her own time.
Boy Blue and Binks are brothers. Their mom (Betty Lou) and other brother (Bojangles) have been adopted. Blue was actually depressed when Bojangles left. He’s fine now, but he and Binks play together constantly. These two need to be kept together. It probably won’t take long for Blue to warm up to you; it will take Binks quite a bit longer. (Of course, I’ve been proven wrong on many occasions.)
Smokey and Pippin are good friends. I would adopt them out as singles, but they would be so much happier if they could go together. Smokey and Pippin are absolutely beautiful. And they are the two BIGGEST cats at Winnie’s Wish. You’ll get a roomful with these two. Smokey begs me for attention. It would take a LONG time for him to bond with a new human, but once he does, he will be a lover. Pippin is one of the most gorgeous cats anywhere – not just his long fur, but he has an adorable face, too. Pippin is less of a lover than Smokey, but he does enjoy attention.
OK, I'll be waiting on that much-needed blogoversary gift . . . (smile).
See you tomorrow.