Black Cat Appreciation Day: Niles and Gorilla Biscuit

You guys!

Niles looking suave

Niles looking suave

So we’re a little late on this one, but since yesterday was Black Cat Appreciation Day, I wanted to give a shout out to my older brother Niles. Let’s talk about why he’s cool (and this is the only time I’m going to do this):

  • He’s very majestic
  • He has white spots amidst his black hair
  • He’s fifteen and still jumps around like he’s eight
  • He, for some reason, gets to sleep in MomFOD’s bed all night over her head on the pillow holding her hands and licking her nose
  • He always sits with MomFOD when she doesn’t feel well
  • He’s the best at yelling “No!”
  • He sings
Here I am knighting him. He is now known as "Sir Niles!"

Here I am knighting him. He is now known as “Sir Niles!”

Black cats are awesome and are very under-adopted at shelters. To read more about their myths and legends, check out this article we wrote last year:

Black Cats: The Truth Behind the Darkness

Niles, always looking awesome.

Niles,  looking awesome, as always.

Black cats are cool (even though the don’t have stripes that you can see- some of them still do have stripes, you just need to tilt them in the sun a little) and they match anything you’re wearing, so please consider adopting black next time you’re looking for a new family member. In fact, here’s one that needs a home. His name is Gorilla Biscuit and he’s a fighter, among other things.

Love,

Crepes.

 

Bachelor of the Week: Gorilla Biscuit!

Since it’s Halloween month and I’m on a quest to make black cats into good luck omens in the US (please see yesterday’s post for more information), I’ve decided to start the month off with a bachelor and adoption champion photography cat named Gorilla Biscuit, a real #magicats!

Gorilla Biscuit with apple. That sounds scrumptious!

Gorilla Biscuit with apple. That sounds scrumptious!

This fellow may look as rugged as an angry primate, but rest assured he’s as sweet as a tasty tea-time treat. Gorilla Biscuit came into Tree House through a TNR project. He’s 6 years old, give or take a few months, and has the kind of eyes that tell you he’s seen a few things in his time. Although he’s sweet and loves to snuggle, Mr. Biscuit has a few things that make his chances of finding a home more difficult than other kitties. First, he’s black, and sadly, black cats are the least adopted color of cat in the country. They often get left behind because of their color, (or absence thereof, depending on your definition of the rainbow) and end up staying at shelters longer than other colors of cat. Secondly, the distinguished Mr. G. Biscuit has FIV that he picked up during his life on the hard streets. Does it mean he’ll have a shorter lifespan? Not necessarily. It means he needs regular vet care to be sure his health is holding steady, but other than that, he is a healthy, happy man cat. (More info on FIV here.)

Mr. Gorilla Biscuit enjoys chasing feathers, long naps in sun puddles, and hunting the red laser light up his tree like an ape after a ripe banana. He’s open to having a one on one relationship, but wouldn’t mind being part of a larger group.

Gorilla Biscuit, contemplating the meaning of his own name.

Gorilla Biscuit, contemplating the juxtaposition of his two names. What does it mean?

If you’re interested in meeting this fabulous fellow, contact Tree House.  They offer a great health plan to anyone that adopts one of their FIV+ kitties. And even if Gorilla B. isn’t the right match for you, please consider adopting black cats. They bring luck, love, snuggles, and magic.

Love,

Crepes.

PS. If you’d like to get more updates on Bachelors and special needs topics (or you like to laugh) follow me on Twitter @refrigeratorcat ! Join me in my movement to give black cats a better reputation and tell me why you think black cats are #magicats.