April 30, 2011

A Weekend to Remember

We're taking part in the Weekend of Remembrance hosted by Three Tabby Cats in Vienna to pay tribute to so many of our feline friends on the Cat Blogosphere who've recently run off to the Rainbow Bridge, and all of the cats who came before -- including our own Maggie, Graphite, Bitsy and Lady Madonna. We're also participating in Floof & Fur's inaugural Angel party.

Finally, we remember the PAWS cats who passed away this past year: Pharaoh, Minnie, Kiki, Hank, Snowball, Ginger, Prince, Swifty, Sylvia, Cory, Rastafa, Chloe, Mabel, Sammy, Katie, Boo and Anka.

We miss you all so very much, and look forward to the day we see you again.

April 27, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday; and why we volunteer

Tracey and I love the silly antics of the PAWS cats like Bebe (below, playing a game of peek-a-boo).

We have so much fun interacting with amazing animals like Bebe and her brother Buddy. And though it's a big reason for why we spend so much time at the shelter, it's only part of the bigger picture of why we volunteer. That's why I was so pleased when I was recently asked by our friends at the always wonderful Responsible Pet Ownership blog to share about our experiences at PAWS! We've just been informed that our guest post is up, so if you've ever wondered about what it's like to volunteer at a no-kill shelter (or just want to know more about why Tracey and I do what we do), please click HERE.

Have a great day! :)

April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Hi! It's me, Moosey, wishing everybuddy a happy Eastfur
from Mom, Dad, Sammy, me and all the kitties at PAWS! :)

April 20, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Roger

Roger is one of the newest cats at PAWS. After spending some time with him on Sunday, we can tell you that he's not just another handsome face ... he's also really nice. :)

April 15, 2011

Petunia, Looking for a Home

If you’re looking for a lap cat, then Petunia is your girl! Petunia (aka “Toonsie”) first came to PAWS nearly a year ago after someone found her in a carrier by a dumpster. Why anyone would abandon this sweet and beautiful (just look at those bright green eyes and that cute pink nose!) cat is way is beyond us. But we’re glad she ended up at PAWS, where she will be loved until she finds her forever home.

As we mentioned, Toonsie is a big-time lap cat. She visibly perks up whenever any of her favorite volunteers go anywhere near the chair in Cat Room 2. And as soon as a lap becomes available, our buddy is quick to jump right up and settle in. She also really enjoys being pet and brushed.

Petunia isn’t very fond of being picked up. Nor does she like other cats. But we know that she would absolutely blossom in a quieter home without other pets or young children, and that she would make the purrfect best friend for a quiet couple (or single!), some empty nesters, or a retiree.

Toonsie is about 5 years old, and is spayed and current on all of her vaccinations. She has also tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Won’t you consider giving Petunia the forever home she deserves and so desires? You (and your lap) will be happy you did. :)

(Thank you to our friend (and fellow PAWS volunteer) Maggie for letting us use the second picture. Check out her great blog here. And BIG thanks to our friends at Pet Blogs United for featuring Petunia in today's "Foster Friday" post!)

April 13, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Brothers

We absolutely adore sweet Persian brothers Derek and Andy. Gentle and sensitive, these guys enjoy hanging out with their human pals, and love being brushed. Derek is the more playful of the two (his favorite toy is a felt catnip snake). Derek and Andy are about 10 years young, neutered, up to date on all their shots, and have tested negative for FIV and FeLV. They must be adopted together, and would do best in a quiet home, without young children or other pets. Come visit them today! :)

(note: click on the picture to "biggify" it ... you'll be better able to see Andy's tongue, which sticks out when he is happy)

April 8, 2011

FURever Home Friday :)

Woohoo! Our handsome and friendly, newspaper-reading pal Conrad has found his forever home! Tracey and I were lucky enough to be at PAWS the day he went home with his new mom and dad. It was nice to be able to say goodbye to our buddy. :)

And if you're looking for even more good to news to get your weekend started, well ... we've got it: there have been a lot of other great adoptions since our last big update! Joining Conrad on the official roll of recent PAWS graduates:

Cuddy & House (together)
Evan & Ethan (together)
Finn & Lucas (together)
Grasshopper (picture at our friend Maggie's awesome blog "Sundays at the Shelter")
Jordin & Kelly (together)
Lucia & Brittany (together)
Pip (from foster)
Ryan & Carrier (together)
Sable & Skittles (from foster)
Smith & Thompson (together)
Triple H

We love you, kitties ... enjoy your new forever homes!

Have a great weekend, everybody. :)

April 3, 2011

Easy Like SUNday

Hi, it's me, Sammy. :)

While mom and dad volunteer at PAWS, my brofur Moosey and I are going to do some sun puddle surfing.

We hope you have a great day!