Everyone loves a kitten.
Not just kittens, baby animals in general, which is understandable since they are so darn cute. But what about all the adult animals? Don’t they deserve some love too? You might say that ‘of course they deserve some love’. Then why is it that most people adopt kittens?
Well, today I have a comic for you that might just change your mind about that. The artist behind this comic is Brittney, and she definitely changed my mind.
The story behind this comic is as follows in her own words.
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Just a regular day at the pet shelter.
That is a very good point.
That kitten might look cute now, but we have no idea what will happen in the future.
She definitely seems like a lap cat.
No one is ‘broken’.
Okay, this is just making me sad now.
At the end of the day, they just want some love.
This is adorable.
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