Ahoy mateys! Aye, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day yet again, and in honor of the blessed day, me friend Estelle – that’s Cap’n Estelle the Mighty to you, ye land lubbers, and we’re here to remind ye all it’s Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week.
Estelle has a soft spot in her heart for pirates- after all, they share an awful lot in common with the types of pets being featured this week. A motley yet lovable crew, misunderstood, maligned by a society that values attributes they have no control over. You know who I’m talking about:
One eyed Jake, the DSH who lost an eye as a kitten but sees just fine;
Ol’ Petey Peg Leg, who lost a leg to a car injury but hauls himself down the poop deck like no one’s business when it’s time for grub;
Earl the Ancient, who’s only ten and can outrun scalliwags half his age;
And the Black Widow herself, the mysterious and charismatic captain of the crew:
Stuffed toys tremble at her approach. The rest of you, though, have nothing to fear. She’s black, she’s a pittie, and that casts what has so far been for her an inescapable shadow over the fact that she is a magnificent young dog.
You all know this crew. You’ve seen them at your shelter, in the rescues, and on Petfinder, a maligned bunch who put up a brave front to be sure, but underneath it all they just want to be loved too. Pirates roam the seas in search of adventure and fortune, having long ago given up on fitting in to a regular society that shuns them. These guys don’t have that luxury. We need to help them by reminding the world that they’re NOT the outcasts to be pitied (or should it be pittied?), but tremendous pets-in-waiting who need a swashbuckler like yourself to come and rescue them.
OK, so enough of the soapboxing. Back to Pirate Day! Argh!
Don’t be letting me hear ye talk smack about me mateys! Did I hear someone talk about liking Breed Specific Legislation? WALK THE PLANK, YE SCURVY SCUM! Estelle! Ready the cannons!
We will bury you!!
Can someone please tell the captain to stop playing with the cannon balls?
Estelle now holds the undesirable record of Pet Waiting the Longest for a home at the Escondido Humane Society, for reasons no one can figure out. It’s been a year now she’s been waiting for her first mate. If you know anyone in San Diego who is ready for a loving companion, please let them know about Estelle. She’s a great pup.
And if you aren’t the area, please consider other ‘
less adoptable‘ Seriously Adoptable animals like her: seniors, special needs pets, black animals- it could be the best decision you’ve ever made!
Do you have a Seriously Adoptable Pet?