Monday, June 8, 2020

Carmine's Tips for Getting Gotted

Carmine

Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Guess what?! My Gotcha Day was on Friday! The Mom is late in helping mes get my post up, but better late than nevers, right?

Mes claimed the Mom 15 years ago when mes was a small, 14-week-old kitten. And now mes is a wise, old mancat, so....

This year, mes thought mes would offer some advice on getting gotted so all our homeless kitty pals cans find a nice home and a loving human like mes did. 

Be Adorable: If yous bes a kitty, yous already has this covered! But, it doesn't hurt to do something cute so that the humans think you bes extra adorable. Try rolling around on the floor near the humans, making a cute, "mew," or playing with the humans' shoestrings. 

Carmine


Purr: The humans really like it when yous purr. As a bonus, if yous be nervous or shy around new peoples, purring can help yous soothe yourself.

Show Some Interest: If yous sees your human come into the shelter or meet thems at a foster home, make sure theys know yous be interested in going home with thems. For social kitties like mes, yous can do what mes did and curl up in the human's lap. The Mom said that is what did it for hers. As soon as mes curled up and purred on hers, hers knew mes was the kitty for hers. 

If yous be a shy or nervous kitty, yous don't have to curl up in the human's lap. Instead, maybe just rub the human's legs. Or maybe just lay down a few feets away from the human and stare at hims or hers or stretch a paw out towards thems. 

If yous bes extremely shy, just stay where yous is and give the human a blink. Your human will understand. 

Carmine and Lita


Don't Give Thems a Choice: If the human yous wants to go home with brings a jacket or coat, bes sure to curl up on it and claim it when hims or hers sets it down. It bes even better if the human has a bag yous can crawl into. Thens, theys pretty much has to take yous home!

Let Them Know: When yous finds your human, it bes very important that yous let thems know theys is your human. Wes kitties can send messages to the human's heart. Some humans can hear us better thans others, though, so if your human bes kind of hard to reach, keep on trying until theys get it. 

Carmine


Follow these tips, and yous will nab your forever human for sures. 

Do yous has any other tips our homeless kitty friends cans use to gets gotted?


12 comments:

  1. Happy Gotcha day! This is great advice, Carmine.

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  2. Carmine, we all know that the cat chooses the human...period!
    Happy Gotchaversary, handsome!

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  3. These are great tips, Carmine! I hope lots of shelter kitties pay attention.

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  4. Oh Carmine, those are wonderful tips ! Congratulations on your Gotcha Day ! You really found a great home !

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  5. Happy Gotcha Day sweet boy! XO

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  6. Happy 15 years Gotchaversary, Carmine! That is very good advice for those kitties looking for their forever homes.

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  7. Those are wonderful tips Carmine and I know you nailed them all. Happy Gotcha Day from all of us.

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  8. Those tips work every time, Carmine! Happy Gotcha Day!

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  9. Those are some great tips, Carmine! Dexter says that his tip is to just crawl into the carrier when you find your human and refuse to leave. That is what he did. He was right - we're still in love with him today. :)

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  10. Good advice, Carmine! And Happy Gotcha Day!

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  11. You are a furry wise kitty, Carmine!
    Happy (Belated) Gotcha day!!

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  12. I adore all these pictures of Carmine! Carmine, you DEFINITELY don't give us a choice - we HAVE to love you!

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