5.15.2012

Back In Black 2


Hi, everyone!  It's me, Finn!  


And I just wanted to remind everyone that May is Back in Black 2 ... a national adoption event promoting the adoption of black dogs and cats, sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society.  You can learn more about the event, and Best Friends HERE



Obviously, as a black cat, this is an event very dear to my heart.  Black cats are awesome, as anyone who has ever known and loved one can attest, and I am sure black dogs are awesome, too, even though I don't personally know any.

The last time Best Friends had this event was back in August of 2011, and we tried to do our part by holding a COMMENT-A-THON and this time around we'd like to do the same!  

So leave your comment here ... and if, on May 31st, you are the one randomly drawn, you can win a $100 donation to the rescue group or shelter of your choice!  It's pretty easy - just leave us a comment telling us who you'd like to receive the donation in your name if you win, and you're entered!  One caveat:  there have to be 100 comments (or more)!  So leave your comment today! 

Meanwhile, check out some of these "black beauties" available for adoption at Best Friends! 

This is ORLANDO!

Photo Credit:  Best Friends

Orlando is described as "wiggly, bouncy, and happy" by the Best Friends staff.  He is also reported to be very food motivated so he would probably love to learn tricks.  Orlando is cat friendly, but might prefer to be an only dog.  He is afraid of children.  Do you know of someone who is looking for a big, friendly guy like Orlando to give them lots of love and maybe be their new partner in a dog sport like agility or Rally-O?  Tell them to contact Best Friends and ask to meet Orlando!

If felines are more your cup of tea, then you might want to meet Lady Opal!


To me, Opal looks like the feminine version of my good pal, Spitty, and who knows?  Perhaps a full-time partner in crime might be just what this confirmed bachelor and ladies' man needs?  Listen to what Best Friends says about Lady Opal:  "Opal doesn't have any self-esteem problems.  She likes for you to pet her.  But if you fuss over her too much for too long she may start giving you 'diva attitude."  Um, excuse me, but does that sound like Spitty's perfect other half, or what? That lush midnight black fur?  That piercing diva stare?  This is Spitty's soul mate, I'm sure of it!

 Happy Tuesday, everyone, and don't forget to leave your comment telling us which organization you'd like to get the donation if you're the winner!!

119 comments:

Random Felines said...

YEAH!!! We love Best Friends and their Back in Black campaign. Mom can't remember the numbers but seems to remember it was a big success last year. If we win, we would like our donation to go to ColonyCats.org

Old Kitty said...

Back in Black Campaign in back!! Hooorah!!! Awww lovely Fin - you are just beautiful! All the best and paws crossed gorgeous Lady Opal and adorable Orlando find forever homes asap! Take care
x

tubby3pug said...

Lovely animals-black is beautiful. We would love to get a donation for the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Black cats and dogs are exactly the same as any other color. Hope lots get adopted. Our choice would be the Lakeland Florida SPCA!

Two Kitties One Pittie said...

I love this idea! (Finn is gorgeous). If I were to one, I would love for a donation to go to Tree House Humane Society (http://www.treehouseanimals.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home).

:)

Jeanne Pursell said...

What a terrific cause! Mama has had both black cats and black dogs...if we won we would like the donation to go to the Delaware Valley Bichon Rescue.
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Cat said...

We adopted a black cat last November and he is just such a fantastic boy!!! We hope your commentathon is a huge success and helps to raise adoption awareness for black cats and dogs!!!

Nerissa said...

What a great idea this is! No black cats livin' with me at the moment but... I've got some black fur mixed in with my sterling silver & white. Guess that doesn't really count though, huh? sigh

Patrice and Higgins said...

What an awesome thing!! Paws crossed that you get 100 comments!! We have a black cat too, her name is Jasmine! She thinks she is a queen!

~Higgins

William said...

Well, you know how *we* feel about black cats! I really hope you get all your comments, because this is a great idea. I guess if I won, I'd like for Albuquerque Cat Action Team (http://www.albcat.com/)to be the recipient. Thanks for doing this, Finn!

Katie Isabella said...

Fanks you for complimenting my long lush whiskers. I very proud of them.

If I won it would be the Knoxville Feral's group. xox Or failing that, S.A.R.G here locally. (Shelter Animals Rescue Group)

Carolyn said...

Black is definitely beautiful :)

Bassetmomma said...

What a great campaign!

~*Connie*~ said...

Being a fan of MIB, I really like this campaign. I hope they are wildly successful!

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

This is a great campaign and what a wonderful prize you're offering….

I'm gonna tweet it out to let everyone know about it - I've got my paws crossed we can help find some more great forever homes!! :)

I hope you're having a fun day,

Your pal Snoopy :)

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

This is a great campaign and what a wonderful prize you're offering….

I'm gonna tweet it out to let everyone know about it - I've got my paws crossed we can help find some more great forever homes!! :)

I hope you're having a fun day,

Your pal Snoopy :)

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Well, of course BLACK is BEAUTIFUL! And floofy blackness is well-nigh irresistible! Hi Finn. Where is Olivia???

Oui Oui said...

Yay for Black cats! And dogs of course too! When our mom first heard black cats had a hard time being adopted, she couldn't believe people could be so ignorant. Its not the 1600's! Anyway, she knows a local no kill shelter that takes in animals turned away from the humane society or are hard to place. They could really use the money!

Anonymous said...

Anything for Finn! Here's hoping for 100 comments and $100 for any wonderful rescue. Becky

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are trying really hard to get the word out for you Finn!!! How about sharing on Facebook too???

Jeanne Pursell said...

OK guys....I just posted it on my FB page!! Good Luck!!

Pamela said...

I already know who I'm nominating if I get chosen: Leftover Pets, Inc out of Braselton, GA.

She's the daughter of one of my blog acquaintances who does so much for unwanted creatures.

This is sweet post kitty cat Finn. I had a black kitty once named Gunga Din. I have no idea how we came up with that name. She was purrfect.

George The Duck said...

That's so cool of you. CARE cats in Richmond, VA would be ours. They help kitties all over the area.

Cathy Keisha said...

What a grat idea! Black IS Beautiful after all. I have 2 main charities. A Call 4 Paws in Jersey City, NJ and Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue in Naples, FL cos my Aunt works and fosters for them.

Cathy Keisha said...

I just Tweeted this and shared it on my FB page. Good luck!

amyjtoo said...

As much as I adore my girls, I do think at times I might have been smarter to get a black cat or two - so the stray fur would better match my work wardrobe. :-) Angel's Wish is my favorite local shelter.

teagantimes said...

What a great idea. I'd love to be able to home Lady Opal, mum says she looks like her Charlotte kitten. If we had to choose an organisation to get a donation I think it would be A Place to Bark @aplacetobark

Connie said...

We love black kitties and would donate to Cherry Street Cats. They have lots of black kitties. Check out their blog at www.cherrystreetscats.blogspot.com

Carma Poodale Allen said...

I nominate the Owensboro Humane Society in Owensboro Ky its a no kill not for profit rescue that will be participating in the Back in Black National adoption !!

The Island Cats said...

This is such a cool idea! I am a black kitty too...we rule!!

We would nominate Wee Paws Animal Sanctuary. They could really use the $100.

Thanks!
Ernie

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

I'll share this on my personal Facebook page and the G's Facebook page!

We'll nominate our favorite SPCA!

I hope you exceed your goal!

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Hi Finn. Nice to meet you. This is a fantastic thing you're doing. If I win, I want my donation to go to http://duncansplace.org. That's where my fursibs came from.

Cory said...

This is awesome! If we win we'd like a donation to go to United Paws of Tillamook because they saved my life! (my momma's too)

I purrsonally know that black fur is the BEST!!!!

xoxo Cory

Selina said...

Black fur IS the best. It's chic and goes with everything! If I won this, MomKatt says we'd give it to either Blind Cat Rescue in St. Paul, NC, or the Guilford Co. Animal Shelter, in Greensboro, NC, where my brofur, Peppers, and my angel sisfur, Torrie, were adopted from!

PURRS!
Selina

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We love black cats around here, even though our Tuxie Cameron is the closest we come to having one. If we win, we would like the prize to be donated in honor of Perfectly Parker (kitty) whose mom volunteers at the Humane Society of Allen County (Lima, Ohio)
http://www.hsoac.org/home/index.php.

NTM and The Purries said...

Great idea!
Lovely pics!
Purrs from the gang at Purrchance To Dream, hoping you exceed your goal!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I shall do my part and comment! This is great. We love Purrfect Pals in Arlington Washington and have met some marvelous black cats there!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Lady Opal sounds purrfect for Spitty. we loves black cats here.

Jade and Myst said...

We nominate Rikki's Refuge (AKA Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc)...

Blackie resembles Lady Opal just with green eyes

Anonymous said...

First time visiter. What a beautiful fur family you have!

This is really a smart idea--love it! Also love black cats and dogs. I used to have 4 black cats but now, sadly, I'm down to two. Also adopted a big black 11 year old dog who was the sweetest thing.

For some reason, google is not accepting my posting with my google account so I have to post anonymously.

Would love to be picked and would love to have the money go to the Washington Humane Society in Washington, DC.

Christine aka Possumlady and her Band of 7 Merry Cats

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We LOVE black cats and dogs ~ mom had two lovely black cats many years ago. xx

Max said...

I like black kitties....just not the one I live with...

Meowers from Missouri said...

i'm a black kitty, too! me!! igmu sapa!!! even my name means "black kitty"!!!! (only mommer fergits sometimes an' calls me "midnight" who was a black kitty who liffed here a long time ago. she's gettin' old an' don't remember good. but at least she remembers she likes black kitties.)

Peggy's Place said...

The black kitty is boss in our house :)

Brian said...

Terrific idea! If I win I would pick PAWS - Pet Animal Welfare Society of Norwalk, Connecticut.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We hope you get loads of comments. If we won we'd want it to go to the Space Coast Feline Network!!

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

Mu brother Huggy Bear is a House Panther and he is very sweet and lovable with an instant purr the second he sees Mom and Dad. We couldn't imagine him being anywhere but with us. I think we're lucky he picked us. I hope more black cats and dogs find forever homes this month!
--Jasper

Eyad said...

Love the idea! good luck :)

Eyad Hainey

V said...

My favorite cat is black. Good luck!

Katie and Glogirly said...

YAY for black kitties and doggies!!!!
Ok...a little partial to cats, but I'm trying to open my horizons. If chosen, we would love to award the donation to Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary of Saint Pauls, NC.
xoxo Katie & Glogirly

Hedley&Simon said...

Hi there!

Great idea! Thanks for doing this! Any shelter is surely deserving, but if we were chosen, we would choose Animal Rescue New Orleans, a no-kill shelter where Simon was found by our girl. They do great work!

Simon and Hedley (who is also a house panther!)

Oui Oui said...

We are back and you are half way there! I see you had a notice up at the Cat Blogosphere. Good job!

Oui Oui said...

BTW, we just put up a post asking our furriends to come and support you!

meowmeowmans said...

What a great campaign! :) If we won, we would choose the shelter at which we volunteer - PAWS of Norwalk, CT.

Thanks!

Cat said...

Black is beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Carl from TwinkletwoTails sent me over to help the house panthers. I have a feline house panther and she insisted I do my part.
Good luck with your comment a thon.
Laura and Kitty in Colorado.

meowmeowmans said...

We have a bunch of black kitties at PAWS ... they are SO sweet!

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

I must get up a blog post about this. It is SO important and black pets are GORGEOUS!!

Duncan's Place is my charity of choice. I have a friend who comes from there. They are awesome.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Glogirly's first kitty was all black. And I'm half black! Black rocks!!!
; ) Katie

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

We love black kitties! The cat before me was picked out from a litter of other-coloured kittens *because* he was black.

This commentathon is a great idea! If we win we would like The Noah Project Shelter of Muskegon, Michigan to get the donation.

Taffy & my woman, Laura

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

We love House Panthers and black woofies, too.
We's gotted three House Panthers living wif us right now. And we love them dearly.
What a great commentathon this is.
Love & Purrs,
KC

pee ess: We would nominate CAPS, Citizens for Animal Protection Services. They took Momma Dinah and Momma Tortie's babies -- the ones our Mommy ML didn't keep -- and finded them great homes.

Kat's Kats said...

Star says, "Oh my! We knew nothing about this! Speaking for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde and as the twin brother from another mother of Lady Audrey Nova StarWatcher nee Sparkles, we would like to nominate Chrystal of daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee). Without her great rescue work I would not have my sister Audrey here with me and everyone knows that there really should be two black cats in the Horde at all times!!"

George The Lad said...

Hi just come from Oui Oui, mom loves black cats and of course dogs I'm black and tan so half and half.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

As a previous black kittie momma, I fully support your efforts! I don't know why people don't know how awesome black kitties and doggies are!

Oskar said...

This is a great thing that you're doing!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Julie Baugh said...

Thank you for doing this. Fingers and paws crossed that you reach 100 comments - our choice would be a donation to PAWS.

Fuzzy Tales said...

What a great thing to do. We're in Canada, so probably don't qualify to nominate a shelter, but we're sure whichever one gets the donation will be very lucky and appreciative!

Marg said...

This is such a great thing to do. We support black cats as they are one of our very favorites. We have two of them here. If we should happen to win, we would donate the money to Tabbys Place. org. I will post this on our blog tomorrow.

Posie said...

hi therre, ma nayme is Posie, n I is a black n tan borderr terrior, so I'm almust compleeterly blackk, heehee! I fink dis is a grayte idea n hope yoo reeech yoor wun hundrid!!! I is in Scottland so maybe cannt nomernate a shelter but if it cownt, I'd go fur SPCA!! Love n likkers, Posie xox

Posie said...

PeeeS, ma auntie S has a blakk catt too n hee is very very cyoot, his nayme is Bubble!! Yeah, P-dorg xox

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are purring our hardest for you and crossing our paws that you win.
One who came before called Max was a handsome black mancat.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Oui Oui said...

Hi Tucker! I am so excited to see so many of our furriends stopping by here! You are going to have no problem making your 100 comments! Just wait until Marg puts the word out. She knows and is furriends with everyone.

Purrs & Kitty kisses!
Carl, Resident House Panther &
Everyone else at Twinkletoes

maggie @ Shelter Cats said...

Black cats are good luck! I would choose PAWS in Norwalk CT. We have some wonderful black cats there.
And tabby cats, and orange cats, and ....

Alexi said...

Blacks are best! We would choose Purebred Cat Rescue who helps so many purebred cats find new homes.

~*Connie*~ said...

Good luck on reaching 100 comments!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Uh, Yes, as a matter of fact, Caroline *DOES* love me best :-)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Hello from France! We came over from Twinkletoe Tails!

Purrs, Woofs and Neighs
The Chans, Tommy , Vidock and Violette

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh what a lovely idea!! You are so nice to do this for the Black Dogs and kitties out there!!
Your TX furiends,

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Black is beautiful!

Rumpydog said...

The best part is no matter who wins, we all win! But if I'm chosen I'd like it to got MeowMeowMan and PAWS of Norwich CT.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

anything to help the kitties!! If I win I would donate to Backdoor Friends Purebreed Cat Rescue in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Oui Oui said...

We didn't exactly say who we would choose,but it would be PAWS!

A few Good Cats said...

Carl sent us! You're doing a good thing to help the ones too often overlooked.

Our choice would be Tabby's Place.

brandi said...

Carl sent us. My sweetie is a black kitty, so I just had to leave a post. He was a rescue kitty and so was I. Last Hope was where I camed from, and if I win your drawing, they are in Farmington, MN. My sweetie, Mr. Hendrix, was found on the side of the road, so I guess you'd better give my rescue group the prize. Yes, I was found in 1994 and they are still rescuing woofies and kitties today!

dawn said...

Minuit is my black cat. I adopted her from Diabetic Cats in Need. They help find home for diabetic cats whose owners can no longer them and try to keep diabetic cats in their current homes through education and providing supplies. They are the group I would chose.

Meowmepurr's Mumma said...

Smokey, our House Panther, says the folks at the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society in Washougal, WA is the best! They are our local no-kill and do a wonderful job.

Thanks for promoting the House Panthers and the rest of the All Blacks.

Meepsie, Smokey, Chattie and Old Mumma Jan

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

It's just little ol' me again, KC, stopping back to see if you got 100 comments yet. Wif this one, you will haf 87.
So I's gonna post on tha CB and ask effurryone to come back and comment again.
And again.
Love & Purrs,
KC

pee ess: Mine favorite no-kill shelter is CAPS, Citizens for Animal Protection.

Traci Baker said...

Here's to helping towards 100 comments. I am missing my little black fur ball. If we should win, Animal Defense League in San Antonio .. thats wherr mama cat and her kittens will be going.

Gattina said...

That's a wonderful idea and of course my cats and I support the campaign !

Prancer Pie said...

We saw this on the CB and decided to run over and help out!

Marg said...

We posted this on our blog and hope you get all your comments.
We are big fans of Tabby's place.org in New Jersey. Thanks so much for doing this.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We read this again and realised we hadn't commented so her we are and hope this helps.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

ArtemisiaFSS said...

If we should win we would pick AEPA, they are the only no kill rescue in Jackson County, MS

ArtemisiaFSS said...

The Jackson County Animal Shelter is a very high kill shelter. So we want to be able to prevent animals from being sent there.

Laila and Minchie said...

Pawsome campaign! We love black cats and there are two in our family, one with only three legs. If we win, we would like a donation be made in our name to The Buddy Foundation in Arlington Heights, IL. They are a no kill shelter where we were adopted from.

brandi said...

YOU ARE ALMOST THERE! I am so proud to be a member of the blogosphere, and to be among so many caring furiends! You already know about my rescue place, and I am crossing paws for it. But whoever wins, it will be a blessing, so we are really crossing paws for YOU.

Sierra said...

This is a really awesome idea! I think black kitties and woofies are adorable :)

If we win, we would love the donation to go to Cat Care Society in Colorado. They do some really amazing work and take great care of the kitties awaiting forever homes :)

The Island Cats said...

We love black cats and woofies! We would want Wee Paws Sanctuary to get the donation if we are chosen.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

This is such a great thing to do. Wish all the furries of all colors could find a furever home. Just love the black furries they are soooo pretty in black. Hope you got your 100 comments. Will check back later and leave more if needed. Love to all at our place.

Kat's Kats said...

Audrey says, "I'm black!! I look just like my twin brother of another mother StarWalker BitCat the ComputerKitty!! I want to nominate my foster mom Chrystal of daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee)!!"

Kat's Kats said...

Zaphoid Beeblebrox says, "I have a black brother who is 11 and a black sister who will be 2 this summer. I want to nominate her foster mom Chrystal of daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee). Thank you for doing this!"

Kat's Kats said...

Mister Knives says, "Well, I like my brother Star who is black and I loved my late brother Christopher who was the founder of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde. I don't like my stinky ole' sister Audrey but I'd like her foster mom Chrystal to get green papers anyway because she helps rescue kitties who are orange striped like me. I just hope that the next black cat mom adopts is a boy. Stinky ole' gurls."

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

As one of the Black Cat group, I want to say that black cats ROCK! I am mommy's foot warmer in the winter and her snuggler when she sits and reads on a rainy day. She would be lost without me and I think every cat lover should have a black cat to be a slave to.
So remember, black is beautiful!
Snuggles,
Charles of 3 kats and a kwilter

Random Felines said...

Mo the resident House Panther here.... we love the BIB promotion and are telling lots of people about that and your commentathon. If this one hits, we would like the donation to go to CHA Animal Shelter to help offset the medical expenses of the black kitten group we helped to foster....

NIkita and Elvira said...

We all love Black Cats....even the one inadvertantly responsible for Daddy breaking his ankle a year ago next Tuesday! :-D

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We loves Best Friends (Teri just hired a vet assistant that spent 5 weeks there doing her internship) and we have shared our lives with many a black kitten...most recently Hero.

We came over to say hi and leave a comment cuz the CB told us of this cool commentathon!

Kaz's Cats said...

We love all kinds of kitties and puppies! Black kittes are just great!

Patty Woodland said...

I love black cats. I once had 15 of them. At the same time...

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Thanks for doing this! We will post about B2B this week too. We have 5 black cats - all rescued ferals! If we win send our $100 to Brother Wolf of Asheville NC!

Ginger Jasper said...

I came from my friend Marg's placee and I love black cats and woofies.. If I won I would like marg to chose where it went to. Hugs GJ xx

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Hi Finn! We love black cats too ... we had a mostly black kitty brofur named Max (he was a tuxie) who is an Angel at the Bridge, and our Momma got him from the Humane Society in St. Louis, MO. If we win we would like the donation to go to our local shelter where we live now in Rocky Mount, MO, it is called Paws Place.
Thanks and (((hugs)))
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Katie Isabella said...

I'm back...and I can say, in black! Just a bit of white added though. xoxox

Karen and Gerard said...

What a super event! Best Friends is a wonderful organization so if I win, you can give them a donation in our name.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

So happy that Finn is back! And so happy that your commentathon is so successful!
If I were to win I would like to nonimate Marge's.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Being a House Panther and all, I came back again to say conga-rats on getting SO MANY comments!

houndstooth said...

Kuster says he absolutely agrees with you that black is the very best color to be!

Bunny

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

What a wonderful event and effort! Thank you for participating on behalf of all our black cat and dog friends.

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