I love Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week, because it gives me a chance to reminisce about how flipping cool all my ‘less adoptable’ pets have been.
Apollo and Kekoa, stuck at the bottom of the barrel because of their coloring;
Nuke, left to fend for himself in a kennel because he was 10 and a little neurotic;
Mulan, given to me to be euthanized because of her flea allergies.
I know it’s anthropomorphizing to say these pets came into my home with a deep and abiding sense of gratefulness, but I can’t shake the feeling. So sue me. Kekoa lacks Brody’s sense of entitlement, I’ll tell you that. 🙂 The give-and-take of bringing a pet in need into your home is something that is difficult to describe unless you’ve done it, that wonderful bond that forms as you work to erase the scars of their past and forge new connections. It is very special. And I love it.
The other reason I love Adopt a Less Adoptable Week is the comments on the post where you all tell me about your amazing Less Adoptable pets (who we have redubbed “TOTALLY adoptable and majorly desirable because they are awesome” pets). That’s your cue. Lay em on me, these stories make me happy. 🙂