A New Family Member

We started looking for a cat to adopt and found one at the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society in Menands, NY. The staff and volunteers there were all so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They knew about the animals under their care, and pointed us in the right direction to find the perfect pet for us. We had thought we would just call our cat kitty (like the first cat we ever owned). But some here thought she should have a name that went along with our business so she has the honor of being named Bu (you know, like Alabu!). We are very pleased that Bu has already made a visit to our vet and received a clean bill of health. That attests to the good care she received at the Humane society. Bu has settled right in here and spends most of her time during the day down in the Alabu office napping on Dean’s desk and making sure everyone is working. At night she already knows her job is to cuddle up on Dean’s lap and just look happy and peaceful. We are so glad to have found her and make Bu part of our family. Thank you to all who work and volunteer at the humane society, and make it possible to give these loving creatures a second chance.



  1. thanks for adopting….all my pets are “second hand” and I thank God every day for each one!! Unfortunately my kitty is white, and has long fur….which makes wearing dark colors a bit of an issue. I have spent a fortune on lint brushes….

  2. Well, yes and no. We got a black Poodle because white poodles tend to be really hard to keep looking clean (ever notice that white poodles often have gray or red-looking fur around their eyes?). Dean has always liked black cats, so that’s why we got a black cat. Also it helps having all of the fur the same color in the house. It’s a little easier to pick out clothes that won’t show the fur when you only have to deal with one color! Though luckily Chia hardly sheds and Bu isn’t too bad, either.


  3. Such a pretty kitty! But all black like the dog! Is that on purpose? You like all black pets? 😉

  4. Great story, thank you for adopting,


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