July 31, 2011

Easy Like Sunday - Carter

Hi, I'm Carter!  I'm pretty new at the shelter.  I'm a sweet and gentle boy, and as you can see from these pictures, I really know how to take it easy.  Have a great Sunday, everyone. :)

July 26, 2011

Tessa on Tuesday

When beautiful Tessa came to us a stray, she was pretty fearful of the sights and sounds that came with being at the shelter.  We could tell she was nervous about the other cats in Room One, and unsure about the humans trying to befriend her.  While she's still not exactly fond of her roommates, we're happy to say she now counts Tracey, me and the other volunteers among her friends.  Here she is recently, enjoying some time on Tracey's lap. :)

Tessa is spayed, up to date on all her shots, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  If you've got a quiet home and a nice, warm lap, Tessa may be just the girl for you.

July 22, 2011

FURever Home Friday - Roger and Friends :)

Exciting news, everybody!  The adoption counselors at PAWS have been mighty busy, which means a whole bunch of cats have found their forever homes since our last adoption update!

Do you remember our buddy Roger?

He's been adopted!

How about sweet Libra

She was adopted, too!

Also joining the adoption parade were: Amelia; Amos; Creole; Eleanor; Emmanuel; Esmee and Dundee (together); Hadley; Iris; Lola; Louisiana; Marco, Indy, Bindi, Summer and Cordelia (yes, someone adopted FIVE kitties together!); Mary and Brett (together); Marty and Jake (together); Mew Bear; Opal; Pedro; Q; Quincy and Jada (together); Rolf; Sam III and Diane (together); Tippy; and Widget.

As always, we'll miss our shelter cat buddies who've been adopted.  But any sadness is eclipsed by the joy of knowing they've found their very own forever families. :)

Be well, kitty friends.  We love you!

July 19, 2011

Maggie Two on Tuesday

Maggie 2 is one of the shelter's newest residents.  This petite girl has already proven to be super sweet and incredibly photogenic.  Just look at those cute paws.  And that adorable face! :)

July 14, 2011

Thankful Thursday and 200 Posts

Hi, it's me, Moosey!  Mom, Dad, Sammy and I just realized this is our 200th post!  As we look back (and look forward), we have so very much for which to be thankful.

We are thankful to have this blog to share a bit of our lives, and about mom and dad's volunteer experiences with the wonderful and adoptable PAWS cats.  We're thankful for all of the volunteers and staff at PAWS and places like it, where animals can stay as long as it takes to find their forever homes.  And we're grateful to have made so many dear blogging friends from all over the globe ... your kind and encouraging words and continued friendship mean more to us than you can ever know.

Speaking of blogging friends, we wanted to give BIG purrs and thanks to our pals Ann, Maggy and Zoey at Zoolatry for our fantastic new blog header and template.  We hope you all love our new look as much as we do!

Hugs, purrs and THANKS to you all. :)

July 9, 2011

Sam and Tiger: Love Heals

For anyone who has ever wondered if they can really make a difference...

Tiger and Sam
were absolutely terrified when they first came to the shelter. Our hearts ached each time we saw them cower in the back of their shared cage, shying away from our touch and afraid to make eye contact with us. :(

But after weeks of being consistently showered by volunteers with gentle, patient and consistent kindness, these boys are coming out of their shells in a big way. Handsome house panther Sam is the more outgoing of the pair, and is quick to cruise around the room during "out time." As for Tiger, well ... I'll let this video of him (and my hand) speak for itself. :)

Tiger and Sam are very attached, and must be adopted together. They are neutered, up to date on all their vaccinations, and have tested negative for FeLV and FIV. They would do best in a quieter home with no other pets or small children.

July 5, 2011

Toes on Tuesday

Just a few toes (and the adoptable cats to whom they belong) for your Tuesday viewing pleasure. :)