Sunday, November 25, 2012


November is the official Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month, but I sort of forgot to mention that fact, and now the month is almost over.  But not to panic!  There is still one whole week left in November.  And besides that, you can adopt a senior pet during ANY MONTH, and it will still count as a very good thing to do!

So anyway, here are some poor, homeless, senior dogs and cats who live at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, where Mom volunteers.  If you are in the Kansas City area, you can rush over and adopt one of these wonderful animals.  But if you live someplace else, you can go to your own local shelter, and you are sure to find some very nice older animals there to adopt.

Marcy is part Australian Cattle Dog and part Australian Shepherd.  She is very cute and friendly, and she gets along well with other dogs.  She is 8 years old and weighs 66 pounds, which is more than she really ought to weigh, so she is on a diet.  Marcy's human wasn't able to take care of her anymore, so that's how Marcy ended up at the shelter.

Persia is 9 years old, which is not all that old for a cat.  She is slender and sleek.  She likes to rub against your legs in that way that cats do and talk to you while she's doing it.  Persia is a small girl.  She's affectionate, and she likes other cats, as long as they are calm and polite.

This little dog is a dachshund/chihuahua mix.  She weighs 19 pounds, but she needs to lose a few pounds.  She lived with the same person for many years, but then her person had to go to a nursing home or someplace like that.  This was very sad for Jezebel and probably for her person also.  Jezebel is wary with people she doesn't know, and she barks at them until she decides they are okay.  She loves treats and going for walks.  Jezebel needs a nice, quiet home where someone is home a lot.  She is fine with other dogs.

This is a very sweet dog who is 11 years old.  She is a German Shepherd mix, and she gets along well with other dogs.  She seems to be in good health, so hopefully, she has quite a few more years ahead of her.  Mitzy's family moved, and they brought her to the shelter because they didn't want her anymore.  Personally, I don't understand how anybody could do such a thing to their dog or cat, especially to an old one, but humans do a lot of things that I don't understand, as I have mentioned before.  Sometimes it makes me really mad, though, and then I just want to bite somebody on the ankle!

Fancy, the Akita, is living in a foster home now, and she seems to like the home life just fine.  She is 11 years old and has spent much of her life in the shelter, which is really sad.  Fancy is getting along well with the other dog in her foster home.

Solomon is mostly all rottweiler.  He's 7 years old, weighs 68 pounds, and is very handsome and mellow.  He is good with other dogs and even with cats.  Solomon would like a quiet home with no kids because he shows a little fear aggression around people he doesn't know.  He was found as a stray, and the people who found him brought him to the Humane Society.

Gigi has also spent most of her life at the shelter.  She is 9 years old now, and she first arrived as a feral kitten.  She does fine with other cats and also with people she knows.  Whoever adopts Gigi will need to be patient while she gets used to her new home and new family.

This kitty is probably 10 or 12 years old.  Her humans didn't want her anymore, but instead of bringing her to the shelter, they just abandoned her at their house when they moved away.  Maggie Mae had long hair that was so matted it had to be shaved off, which makes a cat look really weird.  Her hair is growing out again now.  Maggie Mae likes to purr loudly.  The best kind of home for her would be a calm, quiet one.

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