April 17, 2015

FURever Home Friday! :)

Each and every cat that finds itself at PAWS is precious and loved, but certain ones touch the hearts of the volunteers and staff in a special way. Our beautiful pal Truffle is one of those cats. Truffle can be spunky, and doesn't always "show well" to potential adopters. But those of us who know and love her will tell you with great conviction that she is also sweet, playful and full of love. That's why it made us so incredibly sad that Truffle had been at the shelter for more than 6 years. She always handled being there with great aplomb, but lately it seemed that depression had set in. She just wasn't her normal self, and she needed a way out ASAP.

Well, thank goodness for friends.  One of Truffle's best human pals, PAWS volunteer Chris R., decided that enough was enough. He is now Truffle's permanent foster dad. For those of you wondering what that means, it's as close to being adopted as Truffle can get without actually being adopted.  She now lives with Chris and his cat Tumble, and will do so forever (unless someone decides to adopt Miss Truffle). She will not return to PAWS, except for checkups. Truffle now has lots of space, windows to look out of, sunpuddles to lay in, and lots of attention from her Chris. We are over the moon that this special kitty is finally in a real, loving home. Thank you, Chris and Tumble, for rescuing our friend Truffle. :)

Also finding their happily ever afters were shy and timid brothers Hippity and Hoppity. Like Truffle, these guys were passed over time and again because they didn't show well to potential adopters. We were overjoyed and grateful to hear that Hippity and Hoppity's new family fell in love with them, and that they are willing to give them the time and space they need in order to trust and blossom as we know they will. :)

Here's the full list of cats (in alphabetical order) who have been adopted since our last update:
Halloumi, Stilton and Fiyero (together)
Hippity and Hoppity (together)
Mittens and Harlequin (together)
Scrapper and Turk (together)
Truffle (to permanent foster)

Congratulations to all of the graduates! We'll miss you, but are so happy that you have found your very own forever homes. :)

Happy Tails: Quick notes from some PAWS alumni

"One year ago today I brought this girl home to her forever home. Clara (Snow White) is happy to be cuddling on the couch this morning to celebrate."

"Just an update on Max - you would never know this cat is 14 yrs old. He plays like a nut case."

"Here is an update on Biddy who was adopted in September after spending two years with you. She is happy and looking very healthy."

Happy weekend to all! :)

April 15, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Lincoln

Hi there, Lincoln. Why don't you show everyone how well you sing?
How was that?

Handsome Lincoln is about 2 years old.  He's friendly, outgoing and playful with his human volunteer friends.  As you can see in the second picture, he also happens to be a great singer (and talker).  He'd like to be an only kitty, and would do best in a more active home.  Lincoln is about 2 years old, neutered, micro-chipped, and current on all of his vaccinations; he has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Come meet him at PAWS today!

April 12, 2015

Easy Like Sunday Selfie - Naomi

Today, we're participating in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, sponsored by our pals at The Cat on My Head. This week's selfie subject is stunning PAWS resident Naomi, who ended up the shelter when her human was evicted. It's taken a while for her to adjust to living here, but she's really started to come around.

Naomi loves other cats, and she's learning from watching her roommates that the human volunteers are actually pretty nice. She's even beginning to like being pet, which is a far cry from when she first came to PAWS. :)

Naomi is about 4 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and current on all her vaccinations. She's tested negative for FIV and FeLV. We are confident that she would positively blossom in a quiet home. Won't you consider giving this beautiful sweetheart a chance at a new happily ever after?


April 10, 2015

Floofy Friday - Lucky

Happy Friday from floofy (and adoptable) Lucky

Lucky is a real favorite among the PAWS volunteers. 

She's gentle and affectionate, loves "making muffins" with her front paws, and likes to play with the mouse-on-a-string toy. 

Lucky is about 8 years young, spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all her vaccinations. She would do great in a quieter home, and is sure to make whoever is fortunate enough to adopt her a loving and loyal best friend.

April 7, 2015

Opt to Adopt - Oreo

Oreo is a snuggly lap cat, but there's a lot more to him than that.

Oreo also loves to play.  He gets along well with other cats. He loves people.  And just look at that adorable face!  Oreo is definitely "the complete package," and we're at a serious loss to explain why this awesome guy is still waiting to be adopted.

We sure hope his forever loving family comes and finds him soon.

Oreo is about 7 years old, neutered and microchipped.  He's current on his vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  Come meet him at PAWS today, and fall in love!

Dogs N Pawz

April 5, 2015

Easy Like Easter Sunday - Fumika

Here's hoping your Easter Sunday is as easy as the one being enjoyed by gentle and adoptable Fumika. Isn't she beautiful?

As you can see, she's found herself a perfect snoozy spot. 

Fumika is about five years old, spayed, micro-chipped and current on her vaccinations. She loves people, likes being pet and gets along well with other cats. And she's waiting at PAWS to meet you. :)

And from all of us to all of you who celebrate... 

April 1, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Photoshoot; Interviewed

Hi, Mimi and Stormy. How about some pictures?
Looking good, Mimi. Uh, Stormy?
Ah ... perfect! Nice picture, ladies!
 White and tabby Mimi and tiger tabby Stormy are both available for adoption at PAWS. These friendly gals are both spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on their vaccinations. They've tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  Come meet them today! And while you're there, be sure to check out the cool artwork in the wall boxes of their room (painted by our pal, Maggie, at the Shelter Cats blog).

Have you heard? Moosey was interviewed as "Cat of the Week" by Basil the Bionic Cat! Big thanks to Basil (and his P.A. for making such awesome graphics of Moosey, Gracie and Zoe)!  You can find the fun interview here.

March 27, 2015

FURever Home Friday :)

Do you remember last week's post about our sweet and adorable friend Vine, who found herself back at PAWS after many years? Well guess what? The day after our post went live, Vine was officially adopted!
According to Vine's new mom, she has settled right in.  Check out these pictures of Vine and her new human brother. Their proximity and body language show they have become close and fast buddies. (note: we were asked to crop out Vine's brother's face for privacy reasons.)
Vine's new family just happens to be good friends with our fellow PAWS volunteer Maria, so we've already gotten a heartwarming report. Maria spoke with Vine's mom, and says that, "Vine is doing great!  She is exploring the whole house, and she especially enjoys watching the sun rise from her perch on the back of the couch.  When she jumped onto the piano keys with the top shut, and then looked at the top of the piano where there were pictures and other fragile items, her mom said, 'No Vine.' And Vine just jumped down! They are just thrilled with her; she has acclimated herself so well to their family."

Do you remember handsome, smiley-faced Andrew (aka Hobo)? He found his very own forever home, too!

Here's the full list of recent PAWS graduates!

Andrew (aka Hobo)
Bronislav Meowinowski
Colby, Crozier, and Brie (together)

And finally, here are two more happy tails (tales) that came in this week...

Bastet (I renamed her Bella) rules her new home! She uses her litterbox and seems okay with her food (vet has placed her on a weight-loss diet and she is down about a pound). Bella has had her vaccine updates; she visits the vet once a month for her weigh-in and to get her claws trimmed. She is a great cat and we adore her. Thank you!
Bella, looking very comfortable and happy
In a few weeks Davey will mark two years with us so I thought you would like to see how he’s doing. Davey is a joy. He remains full of mischief, something that appears to be part of his personality rather than simply what was kitten behavior. He is sweet and funny and, as ever, very playful. Miki and Davey are best buddies snuggling together or being close by each other.  It is so sweet.

Davey and Miki are BFFs!
Have a great weekend, everybody! :)

March 25, 2015

A Special Someone's Birthday!

What "it" is, is our mom’s birthday!  Happy birthday, Mom Tracey!

We all think you’re the best cat mom in the whole wide world, and we love you with all of our hearts! Thank you for loving us so much, for all you do for us and so many others, and for just being you.

Even though you have to go to work today, we hope you have a great day. And when you and Dad get home, we should all celebrate with extra snacks! We’ll even share with you! MOL.


Moosey, Gracie and Zoe (with a little help from Dad meowmeowmans)

March 22, 2015

Easy Like Selfie Sunday - Ryker

This week's Sunday Selfies Blog Hop* and Easy Like Sunday duties are being handled by our handsome and adoptable friend, Ryker. Here's his selfie (check out those awesome whiskers, cool eyes and dramatic face markings!):

Posing for selfies is apparently very tiring. Here's the part when Ryker dismissed the pawparazzi and settled in for his Sunday easy. Ha.

Happy Sunday, everybody.

* The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop is sponsored by our pals at The Cat on My Head. Be sure to visit, and check out this week's other participants. :)