Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

It's early in the morning.  Mom...what do you mean the stores are already open?  I'm just waking up...what's up?

Black Friday?  It has nothing to do with Black Cats like me?

Something must be done about this!

I say we black cats join forces to put a stop to mindless spending of money on things that people don't need and turn this day into a day to celebrate black cats.  Turn it into a day to adopt black cats!

Did you know that black cats are less likely to be adopted than cats of other fur colors?  That we sit in shelters and foster homes longer?  Did you know that when all my Siamese fur siblings got adopted in a nanosecond...as well as my momma...no one had inquired about adopting precious little me?

So today.  I beg you.  Hug a black cat.  Kiss a black cat.  Give treats to a black cat.  Write a song about a black cat.  But most important, adopt a black cat.

Nigel and I thank you.

32 comments:

Kea said...

We think that's a great post, Cory.

We also think mind-full shopping for cat condos, treats and toys is a pretty good idea. Maybe your closet pet supply store has a sale on too? :-P

Sammy and Andy said...

Sammy is all for a Black Cat Friday on Black Friday!!!!!!!!!!!

Barb said...

I do adore black cats, or any color cats for that matter. And I'm so glad your Momma got adopted into such a loving Forever Home, Cory!

Ummm... You do realize that Whitey is... ummm... white, right? :]

Cory said...

Love knows no color! My love for Whitey is about so much more!

::chirp::

Cory

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Umm... we'll come down and hug you? NO MORE CATS IN MY HOUSE.

Chey.

PS I think Simba and the Island Cats are Grete fans!

The Island Cats said...

Cory, I'm with you!! Let's turn Black Friday into Adopt a Black Cat Friday!!

We did read something on Facebook the other day that some shelters are doing this...today is Black Cat Friday and when you adopt a black cat they will either waive the adoption fee or it is less. What a great idea! I hope lots of black cats get adopted today!!


Ernie

The Island Cats said...

Oh yeah...one more thing...we are not only big Grete fans, we are fans of all of you!!

oxoxo

Raymond and Busby said...

Yay Cory! I couldn't agree more! I think the day should be devoted to the glorification of black cats.

xoxo, Raymond

Katnip Lounge said...

Cory, what a FAB idea! We can also do a Tortie Tuesday, Grey Monday, a Whitester sale... possibilities abound!

Mariodacat said...

Great idea. Call it Black Cat Friday Adoption.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

If only you ere here, Cory! #1 says she would have covered you in kisses!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

And if woo were here, woo would be khovered with Siberian 'love' !

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Simba said...

You have the best meaning and function for Black Friday that I have ever heard of. Mom did do some internet shopping but no stores. Yaaaahhhh!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Aren't black cats GOOD luck in the UK? My human heard that at the CWA conference last week - that it's only the U.S. that has it wrong about black cats.

Mr Puddy said...

Great Post ! Cory

Around my neighbour we got 3 black cats ( I mean pure black cat ,no white ) and they are gorgeous like you, cory.

The Monkeys said...

We agree that something should be done! Samson wants to know if you'd like to hug and kiss a 'mostly' black cat?

Cat said...

I absolutely love all black cats, but strangely I don't have one...yet LOL! I don't know why people have this strange attitude, I think black cats look like beautiful, sleek panthers!!! I think you have a great idea Cory to change Black Friday :-)

Derby, Ducky said...

We had a black kittie run through the neighbor's yard today. He didn't stick around.

MoMo said...

Why is it Black Friday? We saw it over at Daisy's too.

We would love to hug you!

Carolyon said...

I love my black furred friends!

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm with you, Cory!

Shelly said...

All three of my black cats and I agree with you! My local shelter celebrated Black Friday by having free adoption (with approved application of course) for all black cats OR black dogs. If the cat/dog was 1/2 black, the regular fee was reduced by half. Some black meant 25% reduction. I thought this was a PAWsome idea! It would be great if all shelters could do that!

Brian said...

Black cats are so very special! I think that's why they named a famous shopping day that way!

Jacqueline said...

We love the idea of Black Cat Friday=we adore black kitties and so does our Mommy, she's always saying how much she loves coming home to our little black faces and Mommy says black cats are good luck too!...You are just gorgeous, Cory!...We hope you have a fun weekend with your siblings, sweetie...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Ayla and Iza, said...

We have learned general shopping rules here. Shop at the grocery store the day after Thanksgiving. Shop at the DIY stores during local College and NFL football games. Other than that, Walmart is least crowded Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am. Visit the meat place at 2 pm Tues-Thurs after the deli lunch crowd is gone.

MOL!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Black cats are beautiful. Mom had two black cats share he life in the past ~ and they were adorable. Just like yoo two.

The Creek Cats said...

We think this is a SUPER idea, Cory!!!!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Cory, we love black cats and we are hugging you and kissing you and sending you treats!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Whoops, and Nigel too :)

Forever Foster said...

Hey pretty lady! We'd be totally busted if we were to bring another kitty home. Can we send you and Nigel extra special Black Cat Day smooches instead?

xoxoxo

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Black cats and black dogs have a horrible time finding homes. Our momma says that one of the bestest dogs she ever loved was black and that Forrest, our black brofur is a real lover and snuggler. Momma said that the next dog or cat she adopts is going to be black and that it will be an adult because they have a hard time, too.

OKcats said...

I'm sorry that my comment is so late, but I am just now catching up on your blog and wanted to tell you something! The SPCA in my town did a big promotion on Black Friday, encouraging people to adopt black cats and dogs. I think they were pretty successful - it was 6 or 7 black dogs and 1 black cat that got adopted. I thought it was a wonderful idea, and I hope it catches on!