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!
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!