Say hello tooooo…. Idk because Im not sure what to call her, for now I’m calling her by her shelter name.
Okay so I’m going to visit two different cats tomorrow. One was born in April this year and another was born in August in 2012 (which technically means he is still a kitten), and the thing is I personally feel like I’m going to end up choosing the older cat (and my family wants the younger one).
My family wants to get the younger one; they’ve wanted to get a kitten from the beginning and I’ve wanted to get an adult cat, but I’ve kept it to myself.
What I’m trying to say is that there is NOTHING wrong with adopting an older cat. I’m tired of people saying that older cats from shelters are bad and have problems. Their is nothing wrong with them, so please don’t believe that kind of shit.
Reasons adopting an older cat is awesome:
- They are less active than kittens, which means they will most likely get in to less trouble.
- You know their personalities straight up so you won’t be surprised when the kitten grows up and it decides it prefers to be alone.
- There are so many adult cats that need saving and if they are in a shelter that isn’t a no kill one then they have a higher chance of being put to sleep.
Before you go out and adopt a pet make sure you know what you are getting yourself into.
You have to make sure you have time, money, and space before taking on a big responsibility! Adopting a pet is like having a child, except they depend on you for their whole lives.
Grief-stricken homeless man seeks public’s help after his dog stolen
Carl McDonald may be homeless, but his dog Scooby is his family and his life-saver in more ways than one. But now someone has stolen his 4-year-old Australian Kelpie away from him. Just before Christmas, the dog he calls “his daughter” was stolen while he slept.
Carl was sleeping on the streets of Oxford, England, on the porch of St. Gile’s Church in the city centre and when he woke to find her gone. The Australian Kelpie was last seen lying next to him. Carl said he was sure Scooby was stolen because the lead which hadn’t been attached to her collar was also gone, as well as some dog treats and £38 which had been in his hat. Now that she’s gone he said he doesn’t know what to do.
He told the Oxford Mail, “Dogs are everything when you are homeless. They keep you going and listen to you when you have no one to talk to.” He added, “I can’t sleep without her, it’s messing me up to be honest. It feels like someone has stolen my kid. I don’t know what I might do to myself really, I can’t live without her. She was like my daughter.”
A homeless man’s beloved dog was stolenCarl has had Scooby since she was just 4-weeks-old when a friend gave her to him. He bottle-fed her as a puppy. Carl, 43 said he owes his life to Scooby after she saved him from a fire in an apartment last year. He recounts how last year she saved his life when an apartment he was staying at caught on fire. “Someone had left a candle on and the flat caught fire. She woke me up and dragged me to the door. I didn’t know where it was because of all the smoke.”
He has a friend, Mandy Aitbaha, who is helping him search for Scooby by putting up posters.
Mandy always stops to chat to Carl and say hello to Scooby while she shops. She’s noticed the effect Scooby’s theft has had on Carl. “I’m really worried about him, he’s depressed and without that dog he is suicidal. I always see them together, he loves that dog.”
She said, “When I saw him a few days ago after Scooby went missing his head was down and he was crying. I couldn’t see Scooby so I knew something was wrong. He has been dealt a rough hand of cards as it is. His words to me were that he is staring death in the face so we really have to find her.”
Volunteers for Dog Lost, a national website which tries to track down missing dogs, has been helping with the search for Scooby.
Thames Valley Police spokesman Rhianne Pope confirmed Scooby was reported missing on December 19 and had not yet been found. She said Scooby’s disappearance was being treated as a theft.
The Australian Kelpie which is primarily brown with a white blaze across her chest and was taken from Carl on December 19, 2012 from the St. Gile’s Church at 10 Woodstock Rd. If you have any information on Scooby’s disappearance contact Dog Lost or Thames Valley Police.
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another photo of scooby
If any of our followers from around that area know anything or have their suspicions, please give your local police a call. Even if you’re not 100% sure, I’d bet Carl would be grateful you tried
This is actually heart breaking, how could anyone do something so awful? I really hope he finds Scooby.
Sorry I haven’t updated this blog in a long time! I have to actually make sure the things I type are accurate, so I have to take my time when making a post. I’ll force myself to get a new post up by the weekend.
(Also I’m lazy a lot so yea…better to make no post than to make a bad post)