Every Friday, The Citizen features a pet available for adoption from the Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York.
This week, we spotlight Kit.
Q: Who is your best friend?
A: I do believe that we have spoken before, and since that time I have found myself two new BFFs. They are my special volunteers who take me out for long walks, love on me and keep my hopes up. I see them every weekend and I love them so much. I hope they are reading this so they will know how I feel about them.
Q: What has been your best experience?
A: OK — total honesty here. My best experience was coming here to my temporary shelter home! Want to know why? Well, my days were numbered at the place I was living, so contacts were made and Woody, Titus and I made it on to the last transport out of town. We were the lucky ones. Yes, that was a very best experience.
Q: If you could meet someone famous, who would that be?
A: I would like to tell you about Lilly, the pit bull heroine! Lilly saved her human when she pulled her off the track as a freight train was barreling down on them at a railway crossing. Lilly was Christine's therapy dog, and while I won't go into all the facts about this amazing event, I will tell you that Lilly suffered catastrophic injuries and Christine didn't have a scratch! Lilly recovered after many surgeries and still lives with Christine — and she is a real hero dog. I would love to meet Lilly!
Q: If you could visit any place in the world, where would that be?
A: I believe I would like to visit the French Riviera. Don't ask me why. That just sounds like a cool place to visit. If I can't visit there, I think I would like to visit our nation's capital. Doesn't get any more interesting than Washington, D.C.!
Q: Do you have an interesting fact to share?
A: I'm sure you remember the despicable situation at Michael Vick's home. Well, of the 51 pit bulls seized from his dog fighting ring in 2007, over 30 of those wonderful dogs were rehabilitated and went on to new and loving homes. Four of them even became therapy dogs! My shelter people love my breed and advocate to ensure we are always safe and promote knowledge and awareness about our breed.
Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: We shelter dogs and cats always start our descriptions with "I am very beautiful," and this is true for me, of course. I am also very smart and would excel at some basic obedience classes. I do have some commands under my harness. I keep my room as neat as possible but would love some space to spread out. I do have a compatibility issue with felines, so I need a home without one. But this is not an unusual trait, as you know. Finally, I love, love, love people! I'm a people lover and a people pleaser. All in all, I am an awesome girl and you absolutely need me in your life!
Q: Do you have any advice for our good Citizen readers?
A: I do! My shelter people are putting the final touches on our 2018 Hogs for Dogs motorcycle ride, also known as "Jed's Ride." It will happen on Sunday, July 29. We will take a safe and leisurely ride south with a midway stop at the Colonial Lodge. Then it's back to Tinkers Guild for an awesome party with great music, DJ, food, fun and friends. I don't ride, but we will be thinking about everyone who is. Tickets are available right here at my shelter home and when you come to get yours, stop by to say, "Hey Kit!" Thank you and love, Kit and friends.