Homes Needed Immediately!
© 1996, Robyn Christensen

Please help!

After two long years of being on a waiting list for an exotic rare breed cat, we were finally notified by the breeder that at long last, our number has come up, and... WE'RE HAVING A KITTEN!

We must IMMEDIATELY get rid of our children now, because we just KNOW how time consuming our new little kitten is going to be! Since our kitten will be arriving on Monday, we MUST place the children in new homes this weekend!!! They are described as:

  • One male, white, blonde hair, blue eyes. Four years old. Excellent disposition. He doesn't bite. Name is Tommy. Temperament tested. Current on all shots. Tonsils removed already and very healthy condition! Tommy eats everything, is very clean, house trained and gets along well with others. Does not run with scissors and with a little time and training, he will do well in a new home.
  • One female, strawberry blonde hair, green eyes. Three years old. Can be surly at times. Non-biter, thumb sucker. Her name is Mary. Temperament tested, but needs a little attitude adjusting occasionally. She is current on all shots, tonsils out, and is very healthy and happy (mostly.) Gets along well with little boys, but does not like to share toys. She is house trained, and would do best in a one child household.
We really LOVE our children, and want to do what is best for them. I hope you understand, that ours is a UNIQUE situation, and we have a real emergency here! They MUST be placed by Sunday night at the latest. I hear that in Tennessee there are bins where you can leave off strays...does anyone know if there is something like that around here for children?

"The  Rest of the Story"

I'm always excited when I'm able to credit an original author for an article that has become practically an internet legend. :-)   This article had been on CatStuff for several years when, in August 2009, I received an email from its author. 
Robyn Christensen said, in part:

"I wrote this in 1996 when I was doing German Shepherd Rescue, sent it to a friend of mine...who asked if she could forward it on, and... the rest is history.  I've seen it changed for other species, and the names changed, etc... but it *is* my piece :)  "... it amazes me that 13 yrs later, this piece is still active and timely. Some things never change!"

I did ask Robyn if I could keep a couple of changes: the original article is about a family who are adopting a dog. :-)  She generously gave me permission.

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