by Bogey the Cat
Twelve years ago this June, my life was on the verge of a big change. I was in a shelter then, and while I was being taken care of very well, my world was much lonelier. I kept to myself, did some reading, and started to think that maybe life would just go on like this forever. I was alright with that though, and I even found myself agreeing with Mark Twain when I read that “If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.” When you live mostly by yourself, you start to believe that you can get by on your own.
I’d tell my friends in the shelter that I enjoyed it there, and they’d agree that animal shelters have great intentions, but they’re not the happiest places for cats like us – many of us who can’t find homes are euthanized. However, shelters provide opportunities. “They are a waiting ground for what’s next and what’s better,” they’d say. I’d shrug, not knowing any different.
Now, as a sixteen-year-old cat in a loving home, it seems hard to imagine life without the parents that adopted me. It isn’t sufficient to simply say they saved my life – they showed me what a blessing it is to be loved, and taught me how important it is to share this blessing with others. That’s why it means so much to me to be the spokespurrson of MyThreeCats.com, where I have a chance to encourage others to show the same kind of love that I’ve received.
There’s no better time to welcome a new member to your loving family than right now, during Adopt-a-Cat-Month. To celebrate and promote this wonderful month, throughout June MyThreeCats.com is donating 10% of all sales proceeds to the Doris Day Animal Foundation. The goal is three-fold:
1) to donate to a wonderful fund that helps protect and promote animal welfare
2) to provide cat owners with innovative, one-of-a-kind products at affordable prices
3) to bring awareness to cat adoption and the amazing impact it has on the lives of both cats and families around the world.
Shelters around the country are overcrowded with kittens and cats just like me. The poor things can’t possibly imagine what they’re missing. Many people don’t know what they’re missing, either. If you are a cat lover and know of someone that would make a great adoptive parent, please let them know. Tell them in a way that lets them know how much cat ownership means to you and incidentally, how you think they would make a great “forever” home for some lucky cat.
My life is different like cat-and-dog, now that I’m in a loving home. I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for a shelter that gave me an opportunity to be adopted and a family willing to do so. June is all about opportunities, too – opportunities to help the Doris Day Animal Foundation, to get great products at MyThreeCats.com, and most importantly, to adopt a new cat into your family circle-and make your life a better one!
Bogey is the official Spokes-purr-son for MyThreeCats.com. Read this recent email dialogue between one of our customers and our famous feline.
6/2/09 4:24 PM
You are quite the handsome cat. How old are you? What is your daily routine like?
6/2/09 9:37 PM
Thank you for the nice compliment. I’m the official mascot of MyThreeCats.com. I’ve been working here since 1998, ever since my Mom adopted me from the local shelter. She claims I was the most gregarious cat there, getting along very well with the other cats and with the volunteers. One volunteer used to allow me to ride on his shoulders as he went about his daily routine! He actually cried when I was adopted, but said that he knew I was going to lead a very wonderful life.
I am now 16 (they think, since I have no records). I’m still doing just fine. My Mom gives me daily medication for my heart and a daily hug and kiss. So does my Dad. I really think they love me very much. I have fans around the world who write to me. I’ve actually been on a local TV show, a national magazine, and many web sites. One time, AOL posted my picture on their pet site, and my photo was entered into their pet photo contest without my knowledge. People voted on my photo – pretty amusing stuff.
I’m pretty content in my older age. I suppose having a trusting, laid back attitude has helped. Have you visited my blog? It is www.bogeysblogsphere.wordpress.com Please check it out often! Please tell all of your cat loving friends about my blog and my web site at www.mythreecats.com! We ship to Canada a lot and have many friends there.
6/2/09 10:23 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your letter. I was quite surprised to receive a reply so promptly. I thank you for this. I must say you certainly know how to compose a very descriptive profile about yourself and your accomplished. I see why your Mom decided to take you home. I hope you won’t blush when I say you are an intelligent feline. I wish you were mine but I do have two beautiful kitties of my own. One I adopted when she was a kitten from a young man who was hoping to find a good home due to the fact that he chose to study in Florida. She is grey in color and will turn 19 in the month of August. She looks very much like a Russian Blue but I don’t believe she is a purebred. My other lovely kitty is a rescue. Her story is an amusing one. One summer evening, while my parents were enjoying time on the front porch, my mother spotted a svelte white colored feline meandering about the vicinity. For some reason my mother called her over, not expecting her to respond. Respond she did. She came running up the steps and onto my parent’s porch. Well the ending to this story is that she’s had a permanent home ever since. I often get the understanding that she is quite grateful for our decision. I say “our” because she is shared by both myself and my parents. You see, I live above my parents. We are one big happy family. I hope you find my “profile” an interesting one.
Your devoted friend, Sylvia
P.S. How silly of me, I forgot to mention my feline companions’ names. They are Gaspard and Snowhite.
All over the U.S., shelters are overcrowded with homeless kittens and cats, especially because many stray cats and pet cats aren’t spayed or neutered. If you own a cat who isn’t yet spayed or neutered, please take steps now to have this done by your veterinarian. If you have recently lost a cherished pet, or are simply thinking about adoption, we strongly encourage you to visit your local shelter. There, you will find many wonderful cats and you will be saving a life.
MyThreeCats.com is committed to helping this critically important cause. During the entire month of June, MyThreeCats.com will donate 10% of all sales proceeds to the Doris Day Animal Foundation , including all June orders you place with us. Please send all of your friends and family a link to MyThreeCats.com and ask them to place their June orders now. Happy Shopping!