ONLINE MEMORIAL FOR SPARKLE THE DESIGNER CAT
TODAY (Friday, August 29) THROUGH MONDAY (September 1) is the online memorial for our dear friend, Sparkle the Designer Cat. Please click here, or on the badge at the top of our sidebar, to visit, and to be a part of the commentathon to celebrate her life, and to benefit Tabby's Place.
March 31, 2010
March 24, 2010
Guess what? We've been "tagged" by our pal Pibble and his human over at One Pibble's Wish. If your reaction is anything like ours was, you're probably asking, "Uh ... what the heck are you talking about?" Well, according to the rules, we were supposed to do the following: "Go to your first photo folder; find the 10th picture; post that photo; and explain the story behind it. Then tag five blogs, asking them to do the same."
Just what, we wondered, would we find in the 10th spot of our photo folder? I actually laughed out loud when I clicked on the file and it revealed this fuzzy, but delightful picture of Aurora -- one of our favorite PAWS graduates -- doing one of her favorite things: playing with her squishy foam bouncy ball. :)
If you've ever known a super smart and observant cat who seemed to take in EVERYTHING, then you've known a cat like Miss Aurora. She'd snoopervise the room intently from her cage, and there was just an undeniable intelligence and a seriousness in her eyes. Maybe that's why Tracey and I were so delighted to learn that she also LOVED to play with the reckless abandon of a kitten! It was certainly one of the reasons we loved her so much during her time at PAWS, and why we remember her so fondly.
According to the most recent update from her mommy, Aurora is doing splendidly in her forever home, making happy new memories and, as they say, living happily ever after. :)
Oh, and before we forget, here's who we're tagging:
Milo and Alfie Marshall at The Cat's Meow
Fui, Suey and Lishy at Forever Foster
Tristan and Crikey at Tristan and Crikey at the Beach
The whole gang at Melody's Katz
Our pals at Cats of Wildcat Woods
March 17, 2010
Maybe the stars have been aligned perfectly. Or maybe our kitty angels Bitsy, Graphite and Lady Madonna have been working overtime. Or maybe it's the result of the purrs and prayers of all of our Cat Blogosphere friends. Whatever it is, it's working like a good luck shamrock (Happy St. Patrick's Day!), and we've had a virtual cornucopia of fantastic adoptions in the past few weeks!
If you've been reading our Blog for a while, you'll recognize -- and be super excited about -- the names of the following kitties who have found forever homes. So just WHO was adopted, you ask?
And as if that's not enough excitement for one posting, we're also over the moon that a bunch of PAWS kitties we hadn't yet covered in our Blog have found their forever homes, too:
Aphrodite and Emily, Audrey, Cadbury and Godiva, Carter, Cissy, Eddie, Emma, Hershey, Ivy, Kimmie, Lindsay, Madden, Nestle, Peggy Sue, Rose, Tootsie and Tristan (from foster)
Be well in your new forever homes, feline friends. We love you! :)
March 13, 2010
Tee-Ma, the beautiful grey kitty highlighted in our most recent "(Almost) Wordless Wednesday" post, has recently made some remarkable strides we'd like to share with you!
When she first arrived at PAWS, Tee-Ma was quite fearful of her new surroundings and the people that came with them. She preferred the security of her cage, and even when we opened her cage door, she rarely ventured out. But through patient and consistent interaction with PAWS staff members and volunteers, we're happy to report that Tee-Ma has absolutely blossomed. She has recently grown fond of regular petting, and is now a bonafide member of the LAP CAT Club! Yes, you read that right. Last weekend, as I was sitting on the floor during Tee-Ma's out time, she sauntered over to me and slowly put one paw on my thigh, then the other, and before I knew it, she was nestled into my lap, graciously taking in all the petting and loving that I could give.
I was so incredibly happy, and a wave of calm came over me as I realized that with her new found trust in people, sweet, gorgeous, and formerly timid Tee-Ma is well on her way to being adopted into her forever home. :)