Blacks cats have the terrible misfortune of being over looked for adoption all too often. Sometimes these black beauties just blend into the crowd. Some feel they’re not unique enough. And, some are, believe it or not, superstitious about owning a black cat. But, not this week!
On Sunday an adopter fell madly in love with Tara, who arrived at Tabby’s Place last summer. Why Tara has been here so long, I have no idea. She’s a big (and I mean BIG!) solid-black, short-hair with a wonderful, outgoing personality. After visiting the many fantastic cats at Tabby’s Place I left the adopter alone with Tara for a while in her “Weight Management” room. She charmed her visitors with little meows and kisses and the old flop-n-roll routine. When I returned, Tara was at the door, already having made the decision that she was going home that day. She left the adopter with little choice. And so, Tara joined a new family including Suri, a tortoiseshell who was previously adopted from Tabby’s Place.
The next day Tara’s adopter called with a terrific update on Tara. She had already made herself right at home. “But, I just can’t stop thinking about Bonzai,” she said. Bonzai, a recent return, is a sleek, all-black cat with the most gorgeous gold eyes I’ve ever seen. Tara’s adopter felt her heart and her home were big enough to welcome one more kitty, so she returned later that day to adopted Bonzai as well.
I couldn’t be happier for these two special girls. They finally got the happy ending they so much deserved, superstitions and stereotypes be darned!