Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cincinnati Cat Connection
So, in one of many recent attempts to find a good home for my cats I sent the following email to Cincinnati Cat Connection:

Good morning,

I have 2 wonderful cats, which I have had since they were 8 weeks old (from the same litter) and are now nearing 5 years of age. I love them dearly, however, my fiance is highly allergic and I need to find a new home for both of them. Is there a way I could have them adopted through your organization? If so, how could I go about starting this process, and what information would you need from me? I know that you're probably overburdened by the sheer amount of pets that need to be adopted, but I'd much prefer this route to many others, for the love and health of my kitties.

Thank you for any and all information and help you can provide.


Here is their response:

I am sorry - Cat Connection rarely accepts housecats - we are not a shelter, just a few foster homes.
The most we could offer is to post your cats on PetFinder. In order to do this we would need their medical histories (they must be altered, up to date on basic vaccines and tested), and information about their personalities and up to three photos of each cat
It is VERY difficult to adopt out older cats - most public shelters around here are likely to euthanize them immediately.
I would recommend Zyrtec

Seems to me that CCC is a very rude organization. The insult that I would trivially give up my two wonderful pets without exhausting every other option first speaks volumes to how they handle their business. Adding an over the counter allergy medicine "recommendation" went above and beyond. I wouldn't recommend them.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Thomas Sowell hacks into my brain and writes an article with what he finds.

The Republicans and Democrats are nearly undiscernable as opposing parties at this point. They're too busy tripping over one another to spend as much of your money as they possibly can to notice what's going on in the nation at large.
Buddhism and Catholicism
A nice article on the similarities and differences between the two major religions.

The methods that Buddhism incorporates to help one find their inner peace and selves have been integral to my own meditative practices.


Declaration on the Relation of the Church to non-christian religions.

Go to the source!