November 25, 2010

On this Thanksgiving Day...

...we have so much to be grateful for. Thank you to all who adopt shelter animals and/or take in stray pets ... you recognize just how special these wonderful creatures are, and you've opened up your loving homes to them. You are saving lives, and for that we are eternally grateful. Thank you also to those kind souls who help shelter animals, serve as fosters, care for feral cats, and/or participate in trap-neuter-return programs.

We're also thankful for the many friends we've made through our blog. Thank you for sharing your lives with us, and for sharing in our joys (and in our tears when stories didn't have the happy endings for which we had hoped). Your wonderful words and support are often sources of strength and encouragement in both good and bad times.

There are, of course, many other things in our lives for which we are grateful. But because we love animals so much, the things above are high on our list. Thank you all again, and for those who celebrate Thanksgiving ... ENJOY!

-- Tracey, Kevin, Sammy, Moosey and Maggie :)

November 9, 2010

Two for Tuesday, and an interview by PBU

Buddy is a smooth talker. This handsome fellow usually meows at us from his cage, which we're pretty sure is his way of asking, "Isn't it time for Bebe and me to stretch our legs?" When Tracey and I do let them out, Buddy prefers sticking close by, so that he can get pets and head scritches. And while this 11 years young guy isn't a quintessential "lap cat," he has been known to partake of some lap time when the mood strikes.

Bebe, an adorable 6.5 years young mackerel tabby, has a sweet, calm and reserved nature. When she and Buddy are out of their cages, she can usually be found relaxing on the highest part of the Room One cat tree. But don't be fooled ... Bebe is not a one-dimensional couch potato. Show her a bouncy ball, mouse toy or a wadded up piece of paper and she'll play with the reckless abandon of a kitten! :)

Before they came to PAWS, Buddy and Bebe lived their entire lives with one owner, who sadly, could no longer keep them. While they are not particularly bonded to one another, they do get along well. And they
do make a nice couple, don't you think? ;)

As for that interview we mentioned in the title...

Today, our awesome friends Oskar and Pam over at the fantastic
Pet Blogs United (PBU) have made us the subject of their first ever "Talkie Tuesday" interview! Please be sure to check it out, especially if you ever wanted to know a little more about us at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life (and about PAWS, the animal shelter at which we volunteer).

November 3, 2010

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Conrad

Conrad is a sweet boy. We'll write about him in a future post, but we couldn't resist sharing these pictures. Isn't he cute? :)