And, it’s very appropriate that today’s story feature a beautiful two-year-old black cat, Oliver, because next week is GLOBAL BLACK CAT WEEK! Yep, it’s that time of year again. Send my staff your black cat photos at caroline (at) romeothecat (dot) com and we’ll feature them all week!
But back to our lovely Oliver. His staff, Karen, writes:
I’d read that black male cats had less chance of being adopted than most cats. So of course, I went looking for a black male. I searched the shelters of Chicago and met many kitties, but none who felt like “my” cat. Then someone e-mailed me a photo of a 5-month-old black male kitty who had been rescued in a raid on a local hoarder’s home.
One look at that little boy’s face and I knew he was meant to be mine. I named him Oliver.
Oliver has had a multitude of physical problems: a violent reaction to his first round of vaccinations, pancreatitis, arthritis in his hips and TWO luxating patellas. My little boy has been through hell as we have worked to find a course of treatment to ease his pain. We seem to be there thanks to a combination of pain relievers and an injectible polyglucosamine. Oliver is back to chasing plastic drinking straws and toy mousies. He is sweet, fun and absolutely beautiful.
I love this boy more than words can express. I can’t imagine my life without him and I’m so glad I found him.
This story warms our little furry hearts. Oliver is such a lucky boy to have found you! Thanks for loving kitties, Karen! Friends, If you’d like to share your rescue story, please email your story and photo(s) of your rescue cat(s) to my staff, firstname.lastname@example.org.