September 19, 2014

It Be Meow Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy, mateys!  This day be "Meow Like a Pirate Day" on Th' Cat Blogosphere!  We (Captains Moosey, Gracie 'n Zoe) be takin' to th' high seas in our continued quest fer th' most sought after of all treasure - forever homes fer all 'o our adorable 'n adoptable PAWS (whar we learned all 'o our scurvy pirate skills) kitty buckos.  Thar be buckos a plenty 'n a wealth 'o provisions ... tuna, shrimps, chicken, ham, cheese, catnip, sea monster spiced rum (cat milk), all sorts 'o toys, sea monster scratchers, feathers, fleecy blankets, boxes 'n beds - on our fine vessel. So gather, kitty pirates as we set sail!

September 17, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Orphan Annie

This is our friend Orphan Annie. She's quite literally the sweetest, gentlest, snuggliest tortie cat we've ever met.

Are you looking for a true lap cat?  Do you like headbonks, enthusiastic purring, and kneading paws? Do you want someone to make you smile, and keep you warm as we head into Autumn?  If you answered "yes," to any of these, Orphan Annie is the girl for you. :)

Orphan Annie is about 13 years old, spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all her vaccinations.  She's blind in her left eye, but it's not something that bothers her.  She would do best in a quieter home, with somebody who is around a lot to give and get the snuggles she adores so much.  To meet her is to fall in love ... come see for yourself!

September 13, 2014

Friends Sponsoring Friends :)

Do you remember back in July, when our dearly departed friend Sparkle sponsored current PAWS cats Oreo, Patch and Sweet Pea?  And do you also remember how that helped inspire our friends at The Cat on My Head to sponsor sweet Swizzle (who they also made an honorary Kitty Blue)?

Well, guess what?  Two more of our blogging friends have chosen to sponsor PAWS cats!

First, our pal Spitty the Kitty (and his human Mary) decided to sponsor our handsome and gentle tiger tabby buddy Buster.  Until he is adopted, lucky Buster is officially Spitty's "Foster Bro-Cat." How cool is that?

Thank you, Spitty and Mary!

And THEN, just this past week, our friend Truffles from Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and Meows held a commentathon to celebrate her mom Melissa's birthday, raising enough to sponsor two PAWS cats.  Truffles and Melissa are sponsoring the irrepressible Truffle:

Thank you, Truffles and Mom Melissa!

And sweet, silly lapcat Cinnamon:

Yes, thank you, Mom Melissa and Truffles!

Of course, our ultimate wish is for these awesome, adoptable cats to find new forever homes soon.  But until they do, isn't it nice that they all have special kitties and humans thinking especially about them?

Have a great weekend, everybody. :)

September 10, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Imah

Found as a stray, our adorable little pal Imah is friendly, outgoing, sweet and snuggly.

This tabby calico loves to play with reckless abandon, but also enjoys cuddling up on the couch with her human volunteer buddies.

Imah is about one year old, gets along with some other cats, and seems fine with children. 

She would be a wonderful addition to any household. :) 

Imah is spayed, micro-chipped, and up to date on all of her vaccinations.  She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  Come meet this cutie pie today!

September 7, 2014

Silly and Easy Like Sunday - Molly

As you can see, our sweet, snuggly and adoptable pal Molly is absolutely loving her catnip chili pepper toy.

Here she is with a bit of the silly: 

Nom Nom Nom!

And then with a bit of the easy: 


Here's hoping your Sunday is as good as Molly's. :)

September 3, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Tom and Andrew

Tom and Andrew had never met until they found themselves in the same room at PAWS

Tuxedo Tom and his magnificent whiskers!

Now they're pals who like to hang out and play together. 

Dreamy eyed Andrew, taking a breather after a nice long play session.

Both of these handsome mancats are neutered, micro-chipped and up-to date on all their vaccinations.  While both have tested negative for FeLV, they are positive for FIV (the feline immunodeficiency virus).  But please don't let that stop you from adopting one - or both - of these sweet-natured, cuddly and playful guys.  After all, "...FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration," even though "...they do take special care in terms of monitoring them for signs of infection..." (source:

Come meet Tom and Andrew today, and fall in love!

August 29, 2014

FURever Home Friday! :)

Can you believe the end of August is upon us?  It feels like this summer has absolutely flown by.  And when we looked back at our posts, we realized that it's been two months (YIKES!) since we last shared a PAWS adoption update.  So, without further delay, it's time for another edition of FURever Home Friday!

We're very excited to report that LOTS of PAWS kitties found forever homes in July and August.  The adoption rate for August has been one kitty per day!  And July wasn't far behind, in case you're wondering.  And even though summer is the height of "kitten season," there were also more than a few adult cat adoptions included the mix, including Mercury and Gizmo!

Here's the long, long list of graduates for July and August (in alphabetical order):

Baron Von Gutenkatze
Berta and Theo (together)
Czar and Khan
Dame Edna
Dani (from Foster)
Dorian and Jennifer (together)
Jax and Noggin (together)
Kanga and Winnie (from foster)
Kiddo and Squirt (together)
Lady Tubbington
Mr. Stubbs, Butterfly and Popcorn (together)
Oliver and Twist (together)
Quinn (from foster)
Quinoa and Amaranth (together)
Sweetie Pie (from foster)
Twerk and Kiwi (together)

And finally, here's a "happy tail" (with pictures!) from PAWS alum Jasper's mom.

"Jasper is doing great! He has been a perfect addition to our family and he has the most wonderful personality. The children adore him and he gets along well with our pets."

"He is very playful, sometimes tackling our other cat while she sleeps. He has lost his extra weight and looks great! No problems with the liter box or food. Thank you for everything!!! We love him!!"

Have a great weekend, everybody!

August 25, 2014

Tuxedo Tuesday (X2) - Opt to Adopt

Fresh from their foster home, handsome tuxedo brothers Aiden and Joshua are two of the newest PAWS residents. Their foster family reports that these little guys are friendly, sweet, and ready to be adopted together.

Aiden and Joshua were found living in an outdoor colony. After they were caught, it quickly became clear that they were WAY too friendly to live a short, uncertain life outside in a colony. Here's what their foster mom (who took the pictures that accompany this post) had to say about these cuties:

Pick them up and they start purring and making "air muffins." They love playing together, but are also happy to hang with you one-on-one. While they were with us, they enjoyed exploring all corners of our home and don't hide at all. They happily interacted with the resident cats (even when the resident cats didn't quite feel the same way). Aiden gives head butts, and when it’s nap time he can often be found under the covers with just his head peeking out. They both love all toys but feather and string toys are their purr-sonal favorites!

Aiden and Joshua are about four months old, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and have received their first distemper shots. They have tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  In short ... they're ready to pack their toys and go home with you!  And just in case you need extra incentive to adopt this pair, how about lower adoption fees and a whole lot of goodies when you do (The PAWS Kitten Shower runs now through September 16)?


August 24, 2014

Easy Like Sunday - Elvira :)

Our sweet and adoptable buddy, Elvira, is spending most of her Sunday doing some serious relaxamicating. And in case you're wondering, she really IS this adorable in person!

Maybe you could use a new best friend to teach you the fine art of taking it easy? :)

Elvira is about 6 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and up to date on all her vaccinations. She gets along with some other cats, and would do best in a quieter home.  She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

August 22, 2014

A Life Well Lived - Fly Free, Sparkle

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Yesterday, the cat blogging world lost one of its brightest stars, when Sparkle the Designer Cat passed away at age 11.  Her wit and wisdom - so richly evident in her books and through her amazing social media presence - were unmatched, and she was an inspiration and a true and supportive friend.  Sparkle's greatest legacy will most certainly be her compassionate and tireless efforts on behalf of shelters and rescues, and for feral and homeless cats all over the world - even at PAWS, where she and her human recently sponsored three cats (Patch, Sweet Pea and Oreo) who are waiting for their forever homes.

Fly free, Sparkle.  You are truly one in a million, dear friend, and we will love and miss you always.  Thank you for all you have been to those of us fortunate enough to have known you, and for all that you will continue to be for so many.

If you'd like to express condolences to Sparkle's family, please visit her blog here.