December 31, 2011

Happy MEW Year! :)

Question: What could possibly be happier than a formerly homeless PAWS cat beginning the New Year in its very own forever home?

Answer: A WHOLE BUNCH of formerly homeless PAWS cats beginning the New Year in forever homes.  And that’s exactly what’s happened since our last adoption update! Among the end-of-the-year graduates you may remember from our blog are sweet Calico Manx Marmalade and handsome cow cat Puck.

Here’s the entire list of exciting adoptions:

Adele and Bruno
Divine and Knick Knack
Kramer and Kosmo
Trinket and Tchochke

Congratulations to all of the recent adoptees and their new families! And to all of you – our friends and blog followers, both new and old – Happy New Year! May your coming year be filled with peace, love and much happiness. :)

Purrs and head bonks,


December 28, 2011

A new fave, and a new award :)

A little more than two weeks ago, we were selected as the winners of KC & the Sherwood Bunch's PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge contest. Thank you Mom ML, KC, and the rest of the Sherwood Kitties from all of us. Especially Moosey, who has made it clear that it is his new favorite piece of furniture AND his scratcher of choice. He took to it immediately, and as you can see from this picture, can often be found on top of it. :)

Then, a week ago, we were incredibly honored when our friend Sparkle the Designer Cat gave us the Liebster Blog Award (Liebster is German for "favorite" or "beloved").  This is an award for "up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers." Apparently, the bloggers who gave the Liebster to Sparkle bent the "less than 200" part of that rule for her, and Sparkle made an exception for us, too. We're actually glad, since it gives us the chance to pass it along to five of OUR favorite up-and-coming blogs.  So here's our list (in no particular order) ... we had such a difficult time choosing just five.  If you haven't already done so, please visit them ... you'll be glad you did!

Have a great day, everyone! :)

December 23, 2011

Happy Meow-lidays! :)

All of us here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life wish you the happiest of holidays, and a blessed new year. We'll be taking it easy for the next few days, but want to thank you all for your continued support and friendship!


Kevin, Tracey, Sammy, Moosey, and all the PAWS cats :)

December 21, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Jack and Jet

Cute boys Jet and Jack are definitely on Santa's "good" list. We're hoping their wishes for forever homes come true for the holidays. :)

Jet and Jack (foreground)
And for all of you last-minute holiday shoppers who live in and around Norwalk, Connecticut ... come check out all of the great stuff for sale at the PAWS store (located at the shelter)!

December 17, 2011

Moosey's Quest for a Christmas Hat

Hi there, everybuddy!  It's me, Moosey!  Sammy and I have been very good boys this year, so we have high hopes that Santa Claws will be visiting our house on Christmas Eve.  I'm hoping to stay up to greet him, and want to look extra special when he comes down the chimney.  So I've been trying to find just the right hat for the occasion.  Since today is my dad's birthday (Happy Birthday, Dad!), I let him pick HIS three favorite hats on me.  Here are the ones he chose:

What's that I hear?  Is that you, Santa?
Have a great weekend! :)

December 13, 2011

Tri-Color Tuesday

Looking to add some color (and sweetness) to your holiday season? Then Callie may be just the cat for you!

Just look at my beautiful furs! :)
This gorgeous ladycat is 10 years young. Callie enjoys being pet, getting scritches, and giving headbonks to her favorite staff members and volunteers. She is on the reserved side, so she's looking to be an only pet in a quieter home. Callie is spayed, microchipped, current on her vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  Won't you consider giving this gentle girl the forever home she so deserves?

December 9, 2011

FURever Home Friday :)

Carter: (A) Home for the Holidays! :)
Even though some PAWS cats are still waiting for their forever homes, it warms our hearts to think of some of our "graduates" enjoying their first holiday seasons with their new families. Check out this list of recent adoptions that's sure to provide you with some holiday cheer...

Blanche and Moorehouse (together)
Grier and Sol (together)
Rhyme and Reason (together)
Sugar Ray
Sam and Tiger (to foster)
Remember our pal Kessa, who in October, finally found her very own forever home after waiting for 2 1/2 years? Well, her new mommy wrote us to say:

Cassie (formerly Kessa) is "a wonderful addition to (our) family."
"I just wanted to let you know that Kessa (now known as Cassie) is doing great. She enjoys naps in a variety of places and enjoys a spirited game of tag every morning with the other girls. Zoom, zoom up and down the stairs. She also likes to surprise me by getting on top on the refrigerator. She is very cuddly and has a tongue like a wire brush, which she loves to use on my face. Thank you for taking such good care of her. She is a wonderful addition to our family."

Now that's what we call a happily ever after!

Have a great weekend, everybody! :)

December 7, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Doris and Dae

This is Dae.

Here's Dae with her sister Doris. They love each other very much, and MUST be adopted together.

They are extremely friendly, sweet, and available for adoption.

Doris and Dae would make somebody's holidays very happy indeed! :)

For more about these adorable sisters, visit "Sundays at the Shelter," a great blog written by our friend (and fellow PAWS volunteer) Maggie. :) 

December 4, 2011

Easy Like Sunday - Maribelle

Maribelle is one of the lucky cats who live in the Meeting Room. As you can see, she's decided to take it easy today. How about you?

Have a great (and easy) Sunday, everybody! :)