Our featured cat for
Purrfect Friday: Kirby
You can see what Dr. Jen has to say about Kirby
What I have to say about him is that he exemplifies many types of cats
for whom we have trouble finding adopters. He is an older cat (about ten years old),
he is a black cat (black cats were considered unlucky in medieval times),
and he has a relatively minor medical issue (in his case, seasonal allergies).
As a result of all that, Kirby has been with us at Crash's Landing for about six
years. He is a gentle, loving cat who is looking for what we are all looking for,
really: someone who can love us for who we are, who can see the goodness in us.
I am hoping that, someday soon, someone out there will come visit Crash's Landing
and will fall in love with Kirby, or another of our long-time residents. Crash's
is a great place for a cat to live, but it is, of course, not as great as a real
Written by Camden Parks
Note 1: With an older cat, you have a much better idea what the cat will
be like: young cats have some changes to go through, so you really don't know
who they are until they become, well, older cats. Older cats are also less
likely to destroy your house by roaring around like lunatics.
Note 2: Medieval Europeans thought all cats, but especially black cats,
were unlucky. When the Black Death started spreading through Europe, killing
millions of people, many people blamed those "unlucky" cats, and so they killed
many, many cats. Ironically, the plague was spread by the fleas carried by rats:
fewer cats meant more rats, which meant the plague spread to more people. Looks
like getting rid of the cats was what brought bad luck.