We were mothers, once. We raised our babies, did the best we could to give them a safe, warm, happy place to be little. We cleaned them up, fed them, and watched over them, guiding them to be the best little ones we could. We taught them all the things they needed to know to be good boys and girls, got them ready to go out into that big, wide world out there and watched as they left, one by one.
Until only we were left, waiting.
For some reason we will never understand, humans will adopt little baby cats, but overlook us, the not so baby cats. We all grow up. That little one will be as big as we are, sooner than you can imagine. Some of us are really only baby cats ourselves, less than a year on this earth. Yet already we have been part of a couple, a Mom, seen babies leave, some of us have even seen our babies die, and yet we still wait. We wait with hope in our hearts and so much love to give. We will be truly grateful to find that forever home. If only someone will find it in their heart to give us the chance we deserve.
There is something magical about the bond that develops between an adopted animal and a human being. That magic is multiplied when the animal has been waiting for love and the human too. Both have a mutual respect, understanding and appreciation for each other.
We want to wish all the Mother’s out there a very Happy Mothers Day. This includes all the Foster Moms, the Father-Moms, anyone who fills the role of “Mom” for a little one.
We also want to ask that you please give us a chance, please consider adopting an older shelter pet, be it a Mom-Cat or not. We have so much life and love to give. So very much.
So here we sit, still. Waiting…..