Remember Me Thursday falls on September 23. This is the day we honor rescue pets and encourage pet adoption. Two years ago, I posted the adoption story of my cats, Harry and Hermione, from the Golden Paw Society Rescue. You can read it here. This year, I recommend Second-Chance Cats: True Stories of the Cats We Rescue and the Cats Who Rescue Us. Harry and Hermione’s story was published in this book along with that of other rescue cats. I also recently published Meows and Purrs: A Collection of Cat Poems, This book features photos and stories about all the cats I’ve had. One special poem, “Two Cats are Better Than One,” explains why adopting more than one pet is best.
Two Cats are Better Than One
Double the trouble,
double the fun.
Two cats are better than one.
When you look to adopt a kitten,
ask for a sibling or two.
It’s the best thing you can do.
You’ll never regret taking another.
They’ll grow up as friends and play together.
Don’t worry about the litter pans.
They’ll share one box of sand.
No cat food will go to waste.
Just pick up a case.
Make room on your bed and under the covers.
You’ll never be lonely with one or the other.
Double the charm,
double the love.
Two cats are better than one.
If you open your heart to two fur babies,
You’ll know it’s the best things you’ve done
because two cats are better than one.
To learn more about all my cats, told from their own points-of-view about their rescues, life with our family, and stories they’ve even “pawed” themselves, along with lots of photos, check out my book, Pet Posts: The Cat Chats.
There are many ways to get involved this special day.
1. Post on social media using #SeeTheLight and #RememberMeThursday.
On September 23, let’s make sure everyone who opens their social media accounts sees a message about pet adoption! Encourage your fans to post by sharing your personal rescue story or one of our ready-made graphics. Here are a few to get you started! Check out our Blogger Resource page for more shareables, blogger badges, customizable photo frames and more.
2. Enter the #RememberMeThursday Contest.
You and your fans can win big for a favorite pet adoption organization by entering the #RememberMeThursday Contest! There are two ways to enter:
- Submit your pet’s photo and story to our contest page.
- Post a picture of your pet on social media using the hashtags #RememberMeThursday and #SeeTheLight.
Harry and Hermione’s story was entered in the contest. You can find it by going to the contest page, clicking “vote,” and scrolling through the pet photos until you find the one featuring them. https://remembermethursday.org/contest/
3. Join the Remember Me Thursday Virtual Global Candle Lighting Ceremony.
This event will unite animal rescue advocates from all over the world.
DATE: Thursday, September 23, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. Pacific Time
WHERE: Virtually on Zoom
To participate, sign up here: https://remembermethursday.org/remember-me-thursday-events/