By Allie the Cat
Last weekend my mama went to a rescue event in Victoria. She was looking after a table for Hearts on Noses, telling people about piggies.
Mama says this time of year a lot of the petting zoos are selling their potbellied piggies, 'cuz only the babies draw in the paying crowds and by next summer, the babies will be big piggies - - besides, it costs them to feed the piggies over the winter. My mama doesn't think much of petting zoos that breed new babies and don't commit to them. Most of the people who buy the little piggies won't know anything about pigs as companion animals and will soon be dumping them or selling them to other people who don't know anything about piggies. And before ya know it, someone is calling Hearts on Noses or the SPCA about an abandoned or neglected piggy. My mama likes teaching people about piggies.
There were other booths there too. For all kinds of rescued animals.
From little ratties and ferrets:
To dogs, big and small:
But mostly big:
And of course the best animals of all - cats!:
Mama says she wanted to bring this sheltie home wiv her:
His face kinda reminds ya of someone, doesn't he?
Unfortunately for mama, but fortunately for me, he already had a home. He was already adopted by a groomer who was trimming nails and giving the money to rescue that day.
And speaking of trimming nails......
Ya know what I liked best about mama going to the rescue event?
She brought home this new scratching post for me!
It's made of driftwood. Mama's vet mentioned her own cat loves the driftwood posts. Me, I prefer mama's new chair.
She tried buying me one of these Emory things that she saw on TV:
This is what I thought of it:
But my piece of driftwood?
I loves it!
I loves loves loves it!
It's good fer sitting on:
And fer lying on:
An' for doin' the downward dog - er - cat on:
And fer standing on my head on:
I loves it.
But I don't wanna scratch it.
So I still use mama's new chair.