18 September 2011

Sammi and Raven were not "less adoptable" to us.

In honor of Petfinders "Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet" week (Sept 17-25) , I thought I'd tell the story about how we were chosen by Sammi and Raven.

Sammi and Raven would have been considered "less adoptable" pets. Sammi recently had her front paw amputated and she was 10 years old. Raven is a black cat, and they have some of the lowest adoption rates in shelters.

Maybe Sammi sensed we would give her a loving, stable home because when we entered the cat adoption room, she made a bee-line for her soon-to-be dad. I was busy trying to extract another cat from my purse, and out of the corner of my eye saw a cat come across the room, jump to the couch cushions, then stand on the back of the couch in front of her soon-to-be dad for petting. When I turned to pay more attention to the kitty who had endeared herself to her dad, I realized she was missing a front leg. Oh well, the bond between kitty and dad had already formed, so despite any missing parts, she would be one of the new members of our family.

And that cat I was busy trying to extract out of my purse, well, that was Raven. Within a couple minutes of entering the adoption room, there was a beautiful black cat trying to crawl into my purse. I had to laugh because the cat was bigger than my purse, but determined to get into it. Maybe she thought I wouldn't notice 10 pounds of furriness falling out of my purse and she would sneak home with us. I picked kitty up and put her on my lap, where she quickly curled up, purred, buried her head, and settled in for a nap. She made it clear that I had been chosen to be her mom and she was the newest member of the Indulged Furries' home.



Sammi and Raven have brought endless joy to our lives. Never for a moment have we regretted adopting "less adoptable" pets. For us, they were purrfectly adoptable and have made our family complete.


  1. Hooray! It's a good thing you guys were paying attention!

  2. A beautiful story and so very happy these ladies have found their perfect forever home.

  3. Looks like these kitties knew just what they were doing, picking their purrfect family! They look like real sweeties!

  4. Their bodies may not be perfect but their spirits are and that's what counts, right? Sammi and Raven knew the perfect humans to go home with and they chose well! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.