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This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

First, Louis was an adult cat that no one really wanted because he wasn’t a kitten. He’s the most loving, goofy, purring ball of fantastic you’ll ever meet. We are so lucky to have him. He gets so much attention I’m startled he still has fur on him. He’s always up for a cuddle. He is always by my side. He is flaked out on my lap as I’m writing this because he knows I’m in pain and he’s doing his heating pad routine.

He is exactly the cat I needed. A therapy cat, really. My therapy cat.

Second, I’ve known a few tripod pets in my time, and they’re all fantastic critters whose people adore them. Same with the one-eyed wonders. If you hang out with an animal with a disability, you soon find out that they’ve adapted and get on just fine.  They don’t care that they’re different - why should you?

You’ll know when it’s the perfect cat. It might not look anything like what you had in mind. When looking for a furry friend, be open to any and all kitty possibilities.

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In which the assholes punch you in the mouth cuz you talk about rape


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