Meet Chance. He's getting pretty discouraged because for two years he has watched the other cats come in and go out at SHAID. For two years, kind hearts have managed to overlook this shy boy because he is neither a kitten nor the friendliest fellow at the shelter.
He's not the kind of guy to wear his heart on his sleeve, but everyone at the shelter has found out first hand how affectionate this dear boy is once he gets to know them.
Its a shame he can't talk ... or Chance would be able to explain why he doesn't roll out the red carpet right away. Was he frightened by one of the all too many Unkind Hearts who treat strays like nuisances? Was his little heart broken when the human he knew and trusted tossed him away like an old sock?
Whatever the original reason, the good news is that Chance is a tabby and they have a very well deserved reputation for friendliness. He might hide his light under a bushell, but everyone at the shelter has discovered how quickly he does warm up, if given half a chance.
Once again, this year Chance is going to be part of the special holiday promotion that SHAID runs every year for the kitties who have been in care for the longest time. What does that mean in realspeak? It means that the shelter is going to underwrite half of his adoption fee in the hopes of attracting a kindred spirit.
If I have learned one thing in fifty six years, it is that the best things in life are often the ones we have to work for. To be perfectly honest, I can only envy the kind heart who adopts Chance . I know I say it all the time, but there really WILL be more love than anyone can possibly imagine waiting for the perceptive person who opens their heart and their home to this lovable lad.
Or as the four lads from Liverpool once said "And in the end ... the love you take is equal to the love you make "