Black Cats Face New Adoption Challenge

Furiends, many humans involved in cat rescue say black cats have a hard time getting adopted. Black cats have taken longer to find a home than other cats for a long time. Reasons for this vary. Some humans believe silly superstitions about black cats and bad luck. Others do not like the color of a black cat. And sometimes, humans do not see the black cats in a shelter.

Now they face a new challenge. You see, too many humans are obsessed with social media. Now, many of you know about me because of social media, so it is not all bad. After all, it helps me spread the word about diabetic cats!

But black cats are more difficult to get good pictures of. And even good cameras have a hard time focusing on fluffy black cats. This created a new challenge for black cats seeking a good home.

“It’s worse now because black cats don’t show up in selfies. Now everybody wants to take selfies and put them on Facebook. It’s a very narcissistic use of social media,” said a human who runs a cat adoption center in the United Kingdom. “Over 20 years of having difficulty rehoming black cats, it’s definitely got harder because of selfies.”

Selfies Make It Harder for Black Cats to Find Homes
Selfies Make It Harder for Black Cats to Find Homes

Furiends, this is stupid. I do not know why having a more difficult time taking a selfie with a feline would be a reason to not adopt one. To me, this means the human saying this is foolish and not worthy of a feline of any color.

I do not like humans who think this. We should put them in a cage for an hour or two. And then, we should allow felines of any color to swat some sense into them. After all, furiends, we felines are not toys or props for human selfies.

And to those foolish humans who think it is easier to take a selfie with non-black cats? You do not know how hard Jacey, Koji, and I make it for the human. He takes many shots to get one good one of us! And if he can do it, so can other humans.

A Round Up for the Week

Hello, everyone.  It is Caturday today, and so my human didn’t get a chance to post for me until now.  He was busy volunteering at an urban garden near where we live.  So he gets to to play around a lot of plants, and he does not let Jacey and me out on the balcony?  We want our catnip!  I will have to have a talk with him, and may have to swat him a time or two. Bagheera the Diabetic Cat Wishes You Happy Caturday

He did not completely ignore me, though.  Diabetic cats like me need to get our insulin even on what you humans call the weekend, so he was up early to give it to me.

I wrote about the things that you humans have to consider when you want to adopt a diabetic cat like me.  We sugar cats need homes, but it has to be a home where the human can handle the additional responsibilities.  If not, then maybe adopting another special needs cat or a black cat might be good.

Bagheera the Diabetic Cat's Furiend LincolnAnd remember this is a good month to adopt a cat who is less likely to find a home.  June is adopt a shelter cat month.  You can find wonderful cats who need homes this month.  Please consider a special needs cat if you can.  If you can’t, won’t you let a black cat into your life?  They are the last to be adopted, and you can’t tell me that a black cat like my furiend Linky isn’t adorable and loving.

Speaking of kind humans who take care of cats, there is my favorite charity, Diabetic Cats in NeedThey are in the lead for a contest to win $1,500 in credit at a low cost vet clinic called Helping Hands.  Can you help them win?  They do wonderful things for diabetic cats with humans who do not have the ability to handle the added responsibilities that a diabetic cat requires.  They provide financial assistance and help rehome diabetic cats.  Let’s help them win!

I hope you all enjoy your Caturday!