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July 31, 2012

PAWS Best Lap Cat Contest 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Best PAWS Lap Cat Contest!

Here are the amazing and oh-so-adoptable contestants: 

Allie - This six year-old black beauty usually likes to sniff around the room a little bit prior to coming over to visit. But once she does come over, a simple pat on your toweled lap is all it takes ... she's onto it and settled right in. She's a sweet girl who also likes to lay on her back, and who is tolerant of other cats (as long as they don't get too close ... LOL)!

Sophia - This lovely ginger-hued cat of 12 years is quite the talker, and she is not afraid to tell you exactly what she wants.  And what she almost always wants is to snuggle, nuzzle and lay on people's laps!  Looking for some polite conversation?  Sophia is almost always up for that, too! Quite simply, this girl has "tunnel vision" for quality human interaction.

Loreen - When this gorgeous multicolored girl first came into the shelter, volunteers and staff had difficulty understanding her. When we began spending more time with her, we discovered that she's far more amenable to things like being put back into her cage when she's gotten sufficient lap and bonding time with us.  We have no doubt that she and her sisfur Krystal will thrive in a home environment with constancy (and snuggles and laps)! 

Tessa - This gorgeous, petite and agile two year-old is a big fan of catnip, pets, and perching on the cat tree.  And when we sit in a chair by the cat tree, it's never long before she makes her way down to step daintily onto our laps.  Soon, she's snuggled in and purring away, front paws tucked underneath her.  Like Allie, she's not what you would call "fond" of other animals, but she will tolerate them if they respect her "purrsonal" space.

It's difficult to choose just one winner from this amazingly talented quartet, but it has to be done.  So after much consultation and consideration, the judges have decided that the winner of "Best PAWS Lap Cat 2012" is ... LOREEN!

And what a prize Loreen (and her sister Krystal) have won: a home of their very own!  We understand that Loreen's supreme lapcat skills (with some snuggle-filled assistance from Krystal) largely contributed to the great connection they established with their new parents.  Concatulations, Loreen and Krystal ... we can hardly wait to hear some happy tales from you and your family!

As for our runners-up Allie, Sophia and Tessa ... fear not!  Your amazing lap-sitting skills are in great demand, and we know your forever homes are out there.  Until you find them, though, the volunteers and staff of PAWS will gladly love you and lend you OUR laps. :)  
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TODAY (July 31) is the FINAL DAY to vote for us in the "Best Cause Related Blog" category of the 2012 Petties! PLEASE VOTE for us (and your other favorite pet blogs), and invite anyone and everyone you know to do the same, especially since PAWS will benefit. You can vote here (or click the Petties link in our sidebar). Thank you!

32 comments:

  1. Allie: WAIIIT! *waves pink toenails frantically* I demand a recount! Allie won, I'm just sure of it...!
    *sniffle* Won't someone give a girl a home? She has the most AMAZING name...!

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  2. I'm voting for you for the Petties - paws crossed!

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  3. Conga-rats to the Winners! And here's hoping these Ms. Congenialty runners-up soon find furever homes of their own XOXOXO

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  4. Congratulations, Loreen! And what a PAWSOME prize you won. Have a happy lap-py life with your new laprents!

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  5. We are so excited for you Loreen and are sure you will have a wonderful furever home with warm laps, kisses and cuddles.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  6. I hope the prize is they all find their perfect forever homes soon! Purring for these sweet little ones!

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  7. Hey wait! You forgot Milo... Although Tracey's lap might be too small for him.
    The Animal Shelter Volunteer Lifers deserve a special award for many years of providing laps.
    Let's give them a Petties!

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  8. Nice going Doreen. We just hope all of you find your wonderful new home. You sure are pretty kitties.

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  9. love the lap cats!! So adorable!!

    I have been voting for you EVERY DAY! I think you are certain to win! I am hoping so!

    xoxoxo

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  10. Such a wonderful prize! That is the best news ever!!

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  11. Congratulations, Loreen! Everyone is such adorable kitties. It must have been so hard to choose! The prize is wonderful! It's the best! I hope Allie, Sophia, and Tessa will get the prize soon, too!!

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  12. Hooray for Loreen and her sister!
    Now our paws are crossed for the runner ups to find their forever homes :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  13. I am SO so SO happy for her. All of you babies are precious and a treasure. Mom so wishes she could be there to love on the 12 year old girl.

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  14. Awwwww lovely Loreen!!! Look at her pretty pretty eyes!! Awwww!! She is a total winner!! Congratulations!! And yay too for Allie, Sophia and Tessa! Beautiful! Take care
    x

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  15. YAY for Loreen! ...well YAY for all the kitties!
    Every kitty deserves a happy forever home. ...and guess what? You don't even have to be a "lap" cat. I'm not a lap cat and I managed to find Gloman and Glogirly.
    ; ) Katie

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  16. Heavens Loreen is just adorable....well, they ALL are aren't they?! Happy to hear of the sister's new home. Wish they were all so fortunate.

    Been voting for you in the Petties! Good Luck!

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  17. Sophia reminds us of Kitty Yumbum, and mum wishes she could come and sit on her lap in our home. Congrats to Loreen and her sister. We will go and vote for you again for the final time. We are keeping our paws crossed for you.

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  18. Best prize, ever!!!!

    ps: It is something of a relief that the votering part of the Petties is over. Good luck to you, I votered every day for you!

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  19. Congratulations, Loreen! The best prize ever!! Rudy wrote a post for Cats on Tuesday! We hope you'll come see!
    Purrs and Hugs,
    Rudy, Buster, Sammy and Mom Cindy

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  20. woot! they scored the most grandest prize! our mom has a soft spot for Sophia :). We have our paws crossed that each of the PAWS kitties will "win big" very soon.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  21. Awwww... now who could choose just one?? I want all of them on my lap, purr motors revved up and running on high... =^..^

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  22. Concats to all the finalists! Sophia has a soft spot in our hearts cause older kitties make great pets. Our dear Lumpy was 10 when we got him, and we had him for 8 wonderful years. He was a talker too, and had opinion about everything!

    But mostly we are purring for all the cats, that their families find them soon.

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  23. Congratulations to Loreen and Krystal. We wish for you many years of love and happiness with your new forever family. Hugs and nose kisses

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  24. A forever together home... no, no prize can beat that one. Congratulations Loreen on the hard earned winning.

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  25. What a great set of lap cats! Luna is quite a lap cat, so we know all about that here. We think they're all winners, though Loreen did get quite the prize :)

    Thanks for the well wishes for the radio show tonight. It started a few minutes ago and I'm listening right now!

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  26. I wish them all to find a good forever home !

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  27. Yay for Loreen and Yay for Krystal that got a new forever home !
    I have voted for you almost efurryday and me and mom keep paws and thumbs crossed for that you are going to win !

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  28. what cuties... love them all!

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  29. What a great prize for Loreen and Krystal! May they have long happy and loving lives with their new family.

    The others, too, have amazing lap skills and the WDA woos positive energy that the perfect empty lap will find its way to each of them to be filled forever!

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  30. I love how you described these shelter cats! Very nicely done! I'm sure your words will help them all find the right furever homes!

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  31. Hooray for Loreen!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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