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Monday, October 30, 2006

Just in time for Hallowe'en...

Black Cat Adoptions Banned on Halloween
A.P.: No black cat will cross your path this Halloween...many shelters around the country [are] prohibiting black cat adoptions from now to Nov. 2, fearing the animals could be mistreated in Halloween pranks - or worse, sacrificed in some satanic ritual.

There are some very weird people running around loose, so I wouldn't doubt that these concerns are justified.

However, people will find a way to indulge themselves somehow, often enough.

We always had pets when I was a child, and up until a few years ago I had a cat. He was mostly not black, as he was a Burmese, which is similar to a Siamese...but with a better disposition.

My reason for having sworn off pets is when I got new carpeting in my previous residence; the subfloor was heavily stained with feline effluence, all over the house. I wanted to get rid of him at that point, so my sister took him.

My new home has hardwood and tile flooring, no wall-to-wall carpeting, but I'm done with pets.

Besides, I like to be able to disappear for weeks at a time without making arrangements.

Cats don't have to be black to bring bad luck...


Blogger rusty said...

Sammy says "Now I understand, you don't clean litter boxes."

October 30, 2006 5:39 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

I'm more of a dog person myself; can't imagine life without them in my home.

I do, however, have the same problem with Natasha (Too Cute to Kill). Hardwood flooring is on order! Waiting for the call from Home Depot to come pick it up.


October 30, 2006 7:06 AM  
Blogger onlineanalyst said...

Aw, come on. Flooring can be replaced (albeit expensively), but a feline companion is irreplaceable. That said, it is time to clean up some hairball gack on carpeted stairs (again!)

October 30, 2006 8:30 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Miss "Rain" is a black Halloween cat.Actually,she looks like the cat pictured on this thread.
She walks across my path all day. I know she is secretly trying to kill me.

October 30, 2006 11:09 AM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

Yes, losers will always find a way to misbehave, but I'm with the pet adoption centers' policy on not adopting out any black cats on Halloween. Why assist any possible evildoers in their plans? If someone genuinely wants that sweet little black kitty for a companion, they'll understand the policy, and wait until after Halloween. True companion animal lovers would never want to see harm come to these little domesticated creatures. Imnsho, people who mistreat pets are the same as child-abusers...the scum of the earth!

I LOVE my dog, and can't stand the thought of ever being without him. He's a little "piece of God" sent to me from above, and he means more to me than any flooring ever could. Maggie can attest to the fact that he is very well trained, and is a very clean-living dog, since she has had the pleasure of meeting him! :-)

October 30, 2006 1:13 PM  
Blogger JR said...

Most shelters only house cats for a few weeks and then put them to sleep if not adopted... Not so lucky if you are a black cat this time of year...

October 30, 2006 1:25 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

I don't need to adopt a black cat 'cause I already got one. This is IGOR.

Well, he's black and white anyway.

(:D) Best regards...
And Happy Holloween!

October 30, 2006 6:00 PM  
Blogger Beerme said...

We have a Korean restaurant in our neighborhood. There's never a cat, black or otherwise, up for adoption at our Humane Society...

October 30, 2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

With some cats it doesn't matter; they "go" where they please.

But Sammy is right...nowadays I don't have a litter box to clean.

Dogs are even more work, for a number of reasons, as I'm sure you know. We always had a dog when I was growing up, and being the oldest, I got to clean up the yard.
(O joy of joys!)

Like I said, no more pets for me.
(See parentheses above)

I've been wondering, does your cat know you've been using her email @ddress? BTW, there's a lady at my church who uses her dog's @ddress, too.

'da Bunny:
Sick freaks abound, to be sure.

Some pets are quite well-behaved. Those that aren't is due to the owners, I believe.

I thought about that. I wonder if they extend the time period in this case, for that reason.

Your cat Igor (pronounced EYE-gore, possibly?) looks like Blackie, one of the cats we had when I was a kid.

Happy Hallowe'en!

Cause and effect, huh? I hear that's quite true...

October 30, 2006 8:37 PM  
Blogger darth_meister said...

I saw something so ugly I screamed, "I thought Halloween was still 24 hours away!." Then I realized it was only a photo of Nancy Pelosi and sHrillary Clinton.

October 30, 2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Do you mean like THIS?

Oh, and...eleventeen!!!

October 31, 2006 1:21 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Maggie's Attestamony,

Yes 'da Bunnys dog is a sweet well behaved and lovable member of her family.He certainly loves 'da bunny, that's for sure.

October 31, 2006 2:07 PM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

Thank you, Maggie. Yeah, for some reason, "Jupiter" is crazy about me. :-)

October 31, 2006 3:51 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

I believed 'da Bunny, but thanks.

'da Bunny:
I'm sure "Jupiter" has just cause to be crazy about ya...

October 31, 2006 6:49 PM  
Blogger benning said...

Reminds me of Easter when so many foolish people "adopt" bunnies and chicks. Soon after the Holiday those little creatures grow. And then so many are simply abandoned, to fend for themselves. Cruel.

My folks actually got us three kids a duckling one Easter. He was a cute little bugger. But he got big, and messy! Luckily we had a big, 3 or 4 acre pond nearby, and that's where my folks finally took him. Semi-domesticated ducks made it their home. I don't know if he survived. But I never, ever had the urge to get a chick, duckling, or bunny after that.

"Adopting" a black cat for Halloween is foolish at best. Cruelty is one of the reasons for that, I'm sure. No animal deserves that sort of treatment.

November 01, 2006 8:08 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

I often think that God must really love those foolish people of which you speak, 'cause He sure seems to make a lot of 'em...

November 01, 2006 8:15 AM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

{blushing}...my humble thanks for such kind words, Jack! ;-)

November 01, 2006 1:12 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

'da Bunny:
Awww...think nothin' of it.

I'm sure it's entirely true...

November 01, 2006 6:18 PM  

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