This looks like another “aww” video, I know. But if you follow the channel you know that’s it’s not about the “aww” – it can’t be. there is a story behind the cuteness of it all, so thanks for reading this.
Apart from the obvious “abandoning your pets because of the new baby is ridiculous and wrong”, there are a couple of more things I’d like to say about it. First of all, BlaBla is a rescue cat, picked right from the streets of Greece, where there are about 2-3 million stray cats (nobody knows how many there are really). He was found in terrible condition when still a young kitten, he was treated and adopted in Greece by Rebecca and her husband.
Peter was one and a half year old when BlaBla came to live with them, and since he could not pronounce the cat’s original name, he called him BlaBla – and Blabla got stuck with the name forever. Second of all – and most important – the relationship didn’t just happen overnight. BlaBla spent about two months hiding in the house, and would only come out to eat, drink and use the toilet at night, when the family was asleep.
It took a lot of patience and consistency from the part of the family to get the cat to trust them, so if you are thinking that you will adopt a shelter cat and on the second day it will be sleeping by your baby’s cradle, don’t.
It rarely works this way, and even after months go by, your rescue cat might NOT be like the cat you see in the video, it might not be affectionate and it will definitely won’t be so submissive and patient with young children.
The story of BlaBla is true and awesome, but it may not be the story of your rescue cat (or dog). Don’t picture your kid sleeping with a cat and just go off and adopt one, just decide to adopt responsibly, knowing that the kid’s and cat’s relationship might never reach this level of cuteness.
Thanks for reading this. NOW you can watch the video!