Guess what? It’s Wednesday so that means it’s another Wittering Wednesday… I have said in the previous posts (here) I like to write and I hope you guys like to read it but I know that beauty review after beauty review may get a little monotonous. I want to point out that whatever ‘topic’ it is they will be my views, thoughts and opinions, I am open to any kind of discussion about these in the comments so feel free to leave your thoughts and experiences. Shall we get on with it then?
Another slightly different one again today, but anything to do with animals, and adopting them is always good in my book. For me I will always look to rehome/adopt a animal before I buy one as my thinking is that there are so many ‘unwanted’ pets out there in centres that need a forever home why would I want to buy one and encourage breeding of more animals? This year so far over 3850 calls have been made to the RSPCA alone about abandoned animals – that’s a lot of fluff balls looking for a forever home and cuddles.
Also, slight warning here but beware when looking on the RSPCA Find a Pet site as you will want all of them and you will consider quitting work to stay home all day surrounded by cute and cuddly pets… In the past I myself have adopted a little fur baby although not through the RSCPA but a local rehoming charity for small pets likes rabbits. I adopted Jonty the Chinchilla (renamed to Bubba) a few years ago after hearing horror stories about the conditions and treatment chinchillas faced in well-known pet shops, and I didn’t want to be lining their pockets, plus it’s always nice to help a local charity out and give an animal in need a home. Bubba was 6 months old when I found him and had been originally bought from a pet shop by a family who later decided they were moving and no longer wanted him. This is another bug bear of mine when it comes to pet shops, the total lack of home scrutiny; anyone can walk in a buy a pet without proper checks and home visits. As soon as I saw him I fell in love and adopted him, he cost me around £100 in adoption fees and that included his cage and toys so he could settle with me. Bubba was fairly timid for the first few weeks but before long he was eating the skirting boards/walls/plaster and jumping around all over the place. It’s nice to think that after a pretty poor start to his life he got a second chance.
A few years prior to getting Bubba when I still lived at home we found out about a family selling kittens near where I worked, and that they were in a bad way. My mum, brother and I went to visit one night and decided to take one of the kittens as it was on deaths door, although not a rehoming/adoption through a centre or charity we knew that if we didn’t take the runt of the litter no one else would and he would die. He was a snotty nosed, weeping eyed teeny tiny little thing alone in the corner away from the other kittens, after we ‘rehomed’ him we took him straight to the vets where it turns out he had cat flu and probably would have died if he hadn’t of got medication, it also turned out he was too young to have been ‘sold’ and taken away from his mummy. Pips turned out to be the most loving, loyal and friendly cat – which considering how he was neglected so much in his first few weeks is a shocker.
Most people would overlook Bubba & Pipkin because they weren’t perfect shiny new pets with pedigrees and papers, yet they were such loving and friendly animals and giving an abandoned/rescued pet a second chance is a great feeling. If you are thinking about getting a pet and are able to give it all the time and attention it needs then you should seriously consider giving an animal in need a home from a place like the RSPCA. Many people overlook them as damaged goods, but in my experience they are always the most loyal and loving pets you could wish for.
Have you ever adopted a fur baby?