Latte remembers pets without a forever home

Today, we remember orphan pets waiting for forever homes. 



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Hi! My name is Latte. You probably all know me by now, but do I have a story to tell you! This is the story of where I came from, as in, how I came to find my forever home. You all know my Momma likes to tell everyone I look like the love-kitten of Bear Cat and one of his beloved torties, but my beginning isn't nearly so full of love.

A man drove along a country road at night and saw a box. Something about this box seemed weird and out of place, and he pulled over. Inside this box were my sister Cocoa and me! We were tiny kittens, not yet big enough to crawl out of the box ourselves. I can't say I was scared because I was way too small to understand enough to be afraid. I remember being hungry and cold, though.

Anyway, the nice man brought Cocoa and me home with him. He spent a long time painstakingly giving us flea baths and combing the fleas from our coats. He couldn't keep us, so he called every rescue and shelter in the area, and no one had room for Cocoa and me. But he didn't give up and called rescues and shelters in neighboring counties until he found my foster mom's rescue.







My sister Cocoa was adopted a week before me. I was sad without her, but I befriended a ginger kitten named Casper. Waiting for my Mom and Daddy to find me was certainly worth it!

My Mom wishes she could thank the man. He thinks he just saved two kittens on the side of the road, but he saved my Mom and my Daddy a little too.

Can you believe that the nice man had to call tens of places just to find someone to care for Cocoa and me? Imagine all those cats and dogs in those rescues and shelters waiting for their chance to know the love of a forever home. Because of my experience and how lucky I was that someone didn't give up on me, I will always remember the orphan pets who aren't so lucky. All pets matter. I won't give up on them, and the hope they will know the love of a forever home like mine. The power of the human-animal bond changes lives.




Also, I will always remember the people on the front lines ensuring no cat or dog is left behind. Thank you, Linda, for loving me until my Mom and Daddy found me.

Ellie feels the same way about pets waiting for forever homes. Linda was her foster mom too.





Pictures from Latte's first year in her forever home








































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  1. Oh sweetheart, I'm so happy that nice man found you and your sister. And now you're right where you were always meant to be.

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  2. OMCs Latte you are such a lucky and beautiful lady in your furever home.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  3. Wonderful series of beautiful kitty photos and wishing for forever homes for other kitties ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. Latte! What a wonderful happy ending to your story! And we love all the pictures of you as you grew into a magnificent man cat! We are proud that we are all rescues and brothers and sisters by other Mothers too! Thanks for sharing your story on Remember Me Thursday! Keep on being Awesome! Purrs Marv

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  5. Good to know that nice people like the guy who saved Latte are out there! I wish every animal in need could have such a happy placement with such good pet parents! Almost all our kitties over the years came to us directly from neighborhoods, roadsides, and forests.

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    1. Bear saved my Mom's life and she found him on the street too! ~Latte

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  6. People either forget or do not understand that our companions are sem chen. Such acts of kindness help them as much as us. Our lives are, eternally,
    ERin

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    1. This is true. One man changed the lives of a whole handful of people and cats with one action!

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  7. Rescued will always be our favorite breed.

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  8. We're so grateful you (and your sister) were rescued, Latte. And no doubt your Mamma and Daddy are too. 😻

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  9. I'm so glad you were one of the lucky ones sweetest Latte. It's hard to find shelters to take kitties when there are so many there already. It's heartbreaking.

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    1. YES! It's hard to believe there are no places to take abandoned pets because they are already full of other abandoned pets!

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  10. It is good to see how happy Latte is! And Ellie Mae, too. Linda

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  11. Latte, you and your sister sure were lucky that man found you and didn’t give up trying to find a shelter to take you. And you hit the jack pot when you found your forever home with your momma, daddy and Ellie Mae.

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    1. There are good people in the world and I've been lucky enough to meet them! ~Latte

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  12. Thank you for sharing your story to help other pets get their forever homes. XO

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  13. Makes me so upset the way some stupid people behave. I am so glad you are a lucky cat, we think you are lovely too.

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    1. It's hard to make an excuse for people who would abandon kittens on the side of the road, but the man who saved us shows that all humans aren't so cold.

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  14. Marjorie and Toulouse are the Anonymous commeneters.

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  15. Latte, thank you for sharing your story to help shine the light. We are so grateful that man foujnd you and your sister, and that you were saved. And what an amazingly happy ending your story has!

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  16. I am very glad that man decided to stop and check the box. You are now in a wonderful forever home thanks to him and your foster mom.

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    1. So true! We owe foster mom Linda so much for loving BOTH of our girls until we found them.

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  17. Latte, that man is a wonderful person for not giving up! And of course for stopping on the side of the road too. You and Ellie are in the perfect home!

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    1. We are. Though I could use a few more Squeeze-ups. Just saying. ~Latte

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  18. Thank you straight from my heart for your comments and love. And Angel Bear...I know Katie is smiling for a reason. YOU and your compliment. XXOOXX

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  19. AMARULA: I will admit that your heartfelt story almost brought a tear to my eyes (no! I am not crying, I have something in my eye!) It was wonderful to hear you and your sister's story. Nice to reminded that there are good humans out there who would help out some abandoned kitties

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  20. Cats like many other companions, are sentient beings and all deserve the respect and love and safety that humans expect. More adoption, more often is certainly the way to go. And thank goodness so many people do.
    ERin

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  21. Dear Latte, I'm sincerely relieved yoo found a good home wif Momma Kat. I was so lucky to find mine when I was only 3 months old and my kitty momma Annie brought me and my fur sibs to the house that eventually adopted me. All of my fursibs except the notorious Wabbit were strays, some who never had a home before ours. Love yoo all. Dori

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