Sunday, September 18, 2011

Don't hate me because..


Petfinder is having a promotion to get less adoptable pets adopted.  Truly a wonderful cause.  People often want a pet for love and companionship and they don't realize that pets that are specialty abled will actually make better pets because they NEED you.

Often people don't like cats because they seem so independent.  They don't realize how completely dependent they can be (and if you want examples, come over to my house.. half of my cats are worse then the most clingy dog you've ever known)  A kitty with special needs often means you have to interact with them more, which in turn causes them to be 'better' pets.

The bond you have with a specialty abled pet is unique.  I had it with Em after she became diabetic.  While I'd never wish diabetes on any pet, it certainly changed our relationship and our connection was special.

But

I have to say I'm not overly thrilled with the "Don't hate me" aspect of this campaign.  I mean who hates pets... and if they do, then do you really want them adopting ANY pet?  I know I know, it's a play on the whole "don't hate me because I'm beautiful" campaign that was on TV, but still... it just rubs me the wrong way.

Although it can rub me any way it wants if it gets more pets adopted..
They had a number of badges to share here but I didn't much like any of them, but I did like the Special Needs Special Love one but I couldn't seem to get it to work with Blogger..

1 comment:

  1. When my ex and I split and he moved out, I considered adopting a dog or a cat...decided on a cat (Chumley) because I thought they would be more independent, less needy, easier to care for....Hahahahaha. Nope. I've certainly learned a great deal in the years I've been sharing my life with felines.

    I think a lot of people have a mindset about what they want--breed or age or colour. But I've found that it's the non-human that chooses you--or so it's been with me. Age, fur colour, etc. really doesn't matter.

    The campaign is a good one, but those of us who put the sidebar tags up and/or post really are preaching to the choir here (among CBers), for the most part. I don't know how far-reaching PetFinder's message really will be.

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