Friday, March 14, 2014

The Memoir of Homer the Blind Kitty

From Gwen Cooper, the author of the memoir Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat. Homer's true story was a New York Times bestseller, and has been published in more than 15 languages and 22 countries around the world. As you may have already heard, we recently had to make the difficult decision to put Homer to sleep. I've written a piece for the Huffington Post. It's about Homer, but also about all the other special-needs animals out there, none of whom are too "imperfect"--too blind, too deaf, too "wobbly" (or any of the numerous other maladies we see in rescue)--to be capable of loving or worthy of a chance to thrive in aloving home. With Homer's passing--and in light of the hundreds of people I've heard from since Homer died, who've told me that they themselves were inspired to adopt a blind or otherwise special-needs animal because of Homer's story--there's an opportunity to have a larger conversation about "imperfect" animals. These differences are just that--differences. They aren't reasons not to adopt. Find out more here or on their Facebook page.