Willow's Mission: To Share Happy Tales About Black Cats!
"I've Learned So Much From Her."
Willow, the newest addition to our family, is our first black cat. She was stuck in a garage and weighed less than one pound, when we pulled her out from behind a pipe. She was about three - four weeks old and came with a slew of health issues. And as I watched this little being grow stronger while nursing her back to health I've learned so much from her.
And I also learned from people around me asking why I would take in a black cat. "Aren't they evil, or considered bad luck?!" I was looking for an answer in Willow's eyes. "Tiny black creature, are you evil?"
"Aren't Black Cats Bad Luck?"
I had to look for evidence of her plotting some kind of demonic scheme and unleashing evilness unto humankind. I searched long and hard:
Surprise attacks on human feet from under the bed.
Yanking at the new wall-to-wall carpet.
Chewing double-sided tape to protect the sofa (the tape was removed).
Darting up and down the stairs like a maniac - a sign of demonic possession? But our other non-black cats were just as much partakers in the nightly mania.
"The evidence didn't point to any evil plan.
The evidence didn't point me to any evil or demonic plan in the works. Since Willow came into our world we have much to be thankful for.
Both my husband and I got better jobs. We were able to buy our first home. And we visited our family in Europe, not once but twice these past couple of years. Every day we are grateful to come home to our feline family, Charlie, Mina and Willow, a.k.a. "The Furry Mafia".
Willow brings us love and joy every single day. I had never expected the frail kitten that we had pulled out from the garage would grow into this long-haired beauty with an impressive Swiffer tail.
Willow is taking life head on and she is the inspiration for my writing taking a new step to help save black cats. She is not only a survivor, she is the spokes-cat for black cats. Because of centuries-old superstition and ignorance, these beautiful felines have the highest rate of non-adoptions and euthanasia in shelters. Willows mission is to change the narrative that is hurting black cats by sharing happy tales with the world!