Did you know that 100 percent of Kitties Blue were stray/feral/abandoned, born to a stray mom or adopted from a rescue? Not all kitties (and other companion animals) are as fortunate as Kitties Blue. Last year we shared the history of how each of our cats, except, of course, newbies, Audrey and Raleigh, became a member of the Kitties Blue crew. You can read about those histories on the post, “Kitties Blue: Remembering to #SeeTheLight.
Today is Remember Me Thursday, a world-wide event sponsored by the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Its mission is to help everyone #SeeTheLight about pet adoption by remembering and honoring pets awaiting forever homes as well as those who lost their lives waiting to be adopted. It’s also intended to encourage individuals to spay and neuter their pets and to adopt pets waiting in shelters for forever homes.
Disclaimer: Items with the Remember Me Thursday logo appearing in this post were provided to me free of charge to promote Remember Me Thursday on my social media accounts: The Cat on My Head blog and Instgram at Kitties.Blue.
Here are some facts from the Remember Me Thursday website.
More than 50 percent of U.S. households have at least one pet. Even so, 6,000,000 cats and dogs enter animal shelters in the United States each year. While many pets are fortunate to find a loving, forever home due to the efforts of rescue organizations, each year over 900,000 cats spend the final moments of their lives in a shelter.
How to Help
According to the site, Pet Pedia, 625,000 pets were euthanized in 2019. That is a staggering number, but according to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, orphan pets could avoid this fate with more help from us. You can help by adopting from your local shelter or rescue and encouraging your friends to do the same. And if you can’t adopt, please consider fostering or sponsoring.
To learn more about what you can do, visit, “Information to Inspire” on the Remember Me Thursday site.
You also can help your local shelter or rescue by entering your rescue pet’s story in the Remembering Me Thursday Contest. Here’s what you need to do to enter:
- Submit your pet’s photo and story directly to the contest page.
- Or, post a picture of your best friend on social media using both the hashtags #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight.
Deadline for entry is September 30.
You can check out all the great prizes on the website.
In 2020, we shared this poem and wanted to share it again. We will share our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem tomorrow.
OPT TO ADOPT ORPHAN CATS
Most of us were orphans at one time,
Whether roaming the streets or shelter confined.
But then one day our luck suddenly changed.
Two humans’ hearts we would claim.
They took us home to keep us safe forever
With food, shelter and love as our caregivers.
So today, will you please a candle light
And pray for the orphans to not give up the fight,
As they wait and long for their special human
To find them and become their number one fan.
And tell your friends to promote Remember Me Thursday,
So kitties worldwide can have their special gotcha day!
© Janet Buickerood Blue – 09/24/2020
Tomorrow at noon, we will be participating in Remember Me Thursday on Zoom. Kitties Blue and I hope you’ll join us there. Registration is required at the Remember Me Thursday site.
We also will be lighting a candle here at home to remember all our Kitties Blue, including angels, Giulietta and Fiona, whose mom was a stray cat.
Dad Tom are thankful that we have been able to give a home to 22 cats.
Sawyer, Dad Tom and I are thankful he hasn’t had a seizure in 29 days. He needs some POTP, however, has he has been particularly bad about eating lately. That is usually the precursor to a seizure.
Cooper Murphy is thankful that Helen Woodward Animal Center included some toys with the Remember Me Thursday supplies.
Kitties Blue and I are thankful for your support, following and friendship.
Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate enter the URL for Brian’s blog in your browser.
You have until midnight tonight to leave a comment on Misty May and Angel Mau’s birthday post, “18th Birthday Celebration Comment-a-thon,” for the opportunity to win a donation for your favorite pet rescue, shelter or charity. I will be donating $1 for every comment (one per person please). If you haven’t commented yet, please do and invite your friends to do the same. Thank you.
Note: All photos on this page were taken by the author, Janet Blue.