(Main picture “Honey” up for adoption now .  For more information CLICK HERE) “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou


As the end of the year draws near, I find myself reflecting on the past 11 months: what could I have done better to improve myself and my situation?  Could I have done more to help others?  Could I have been kinder, more gentle to those I feel didn’t necessarily deserve it?  The answer, of course, is yes, and I think it applies not only to myself, but everyone else as well.  I believe we should be asking this of ourselves every day, actually.

I’m going to get right to the point of my article: Honey needs a home.  This sweet, 2 year old black and white muffin has been with us on and off for nearly 2 years.  2 Years.  That’s approximately 1/9th of her expected life span.


Honey has a tendency to keep to herself, napping away on top of a cage in our back room, hidden away from potential adopters.  She would thrive in a quiet environment, with no small children or other animals preferably.  Honey, however, may do well with another cat in the household, as she tolerates the cats at our Centre, but doesn’t seem to relish the hustle and bustle of daily life here at the mall.  She loves to be pet and scratched gently behind her ears and under her chin, and sometimes will even allow you to hold her.

I am absolutely determined to find this sweetie her forever home.

I personally will be sponsoring Honey’s adoption fee, and will be accepting applications on her immediately.  It will not be a first come first served basis, but rather, on which applicant I feel is best suitable to provide her with her forever home.

If you feel you may qualify to care for this dear little soul, please visit Honey at the Adoption Centre at the Niagara Square.  I ask you to bring the entire household to spend a minimum of a half hour with her to help determine whether she is a good fit for your family or not.  Once you have made the decision to adopt, there is paperwork to fill out.  I will make a judgement based on who is approved to adopt after I find an acceptable application.  It may take a day, it may take a week or two, but regardless, I am earnest to find her a forever home.  The only personal condition I have is that I ask that Honey’s family sends me updates and photos of the family, to see how well Honey is adjusting, and that I was able to do right by her.


This is how I choose to end 2016: by helping to improve the life of a being in need, to improve the lives of those who will be lucky enough to call Honey a part of their family.  To bring love and joy to the universe as often as I can is my duty as a human that I intend on striving for now and in the new year.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone, everywhere.  May you continue to spread the love and compassion wherever life takes you.

This week’s column by Bon Pearson, Niagara Falls Humane Society Adoption Centre Manager 

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