But that's okay, because today is the perfect day to rectify that.
Today we join with the Helen Woodward Center - and all participating shelters across the U.S. - for Remember Me Thursday. The aim is to shed light on the plight of those animals in shelters still in need of a home.
According to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, only 30% of American households claim rescue animals for a pet. That's shamefully low! And this accounts, in part, for the 3.4 million pets euthanized annually here in America.
So today, we join in lighting a candle (virtually for us, but you can check for participating shelters in your area at this link here) in honor of those homeless pets.
And we wish to shed a light today on two such animals in need right here in our backyard.
Up first, this week's Shelter Sweetie from Great Plains SPCA in Independence:
"Ciao, amici! Hello friends!
My name is Italy. (Betcha couldn't tell, huh?)
I'm a lovely little siamese mix girl just waiting to purr her way into your heart.
Be warned! I'm a real charmer!"
I'd love to purr for you, too. Won't you come meet me?
Ciao for now,
Italy is available at the Independence Missouri Campus of Great Plains SPCA.
Any fan of the TV show NCIS will instantly recognize Zivah, that show's stunningly gorgeous Mossad agent. Our Zivah's equally captivating, don't you think?
Zivah is a long-haired tortie girl who is affectionate and loves attention.
She's ready to come celebrate the High Holy Days with you, today!"
Come meet her at Allie's Alma Mater, Wayside Waifs!