December 30, 2012

Easy Like (Elmer) Sunday

Our handsome and adoptable pal Elmer has decided to spend this cold and snowy Sunday relaxing in one of the Room 3 cat trees. :)

Happy Sunday, everybody! :)

December 23, 2012

Meow-y Christmas! :)

All of us here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life wish you the happiest of holidays, and a new year filled with love, laughter and peace. We'll be taking it easy for the next few days, but wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued friendship and support.  We appreciate you!

Purrs, hugs and head bonks,

Kevin (aka meowmeowmans), Tracey, Sammy, and Moosey, and all the cats at PAWS

December 21, 2012

FURever Home (for the Holidays) Friday, part 2

Two weeks ago, we joyously posted about a bunch of PAWS kitties who would be spending their very first holidays with their new families.  Guess what?  The holiday adoptions (35 so far in November and December!) have continued to happen!  Just get a load of the cats who have graduated since that last update - just in time to see if reindeer really do know how to fly! :)

Here's the full list of recent adoptions:

Boone and Logan (together)
Kosmo and Kramer (together)

Congratulations, and happy holidays to all of our graduating kitties and their forever families! :)

Have a wonderful weekend, everybody!

December 19, 2012

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Adoptables

Sweet and handsome Bailey is a little shy with people he doesn't know, but give him a chance and you'll see that he is a snuggly lapcat through and through.  And he has one of the loudest purrs we've ever heard! :)
Toni has beautiful fur and a melodious voice.  She enjoys rubbing against the legs of the PAWS staff and volunteers, and LOVES being pet.  She is a big fan of catnip, and loves to play, especially with crinkly toys. :)

This is the second time at PAWS for Sparky and his handsome, all gray brother, Shadow.  They were adopted years ago, but returned recently when their owner was no longer able to keep them.  It was a tough transition back to life at the shelter for these handsome guys, but they are really starting to make strides, especially Sparky, who now loves being pet, and sitting next to his favorite volunteers.  Shadow and Sparky must be adopted together. 

All of these amazing adoptables are currently at PAWS.  Come meet them today! :)    

December 16, 2012

Easy Like Sunday - Oscar

Our sweet and adoptable pal Oscar is taking it easy this weekend.  Anyone care to join him? :)

December 14, 2012

Roamer - Cat of the Month

Hi!  My name is Roamer, and I'm the PAWS "December Cat of the Month."  Do you know what that means?  You don't?  Well, let me tell you, okay?

It means that my adoption fee is just $75 this month!  And that whoever adopts my handsome, playful self gets a special bag of goodies!  Talk about a bargain!  A lower adoption fee, a new best friend who will love you forever, and free stuff.  Just in time for the holidays! :)

I'm only about 1 1/2 years old, active, SUPER PLAYFUL, and affectionate.  I'm also neutered, microchipped, current on all my vaccinations, and I've tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

Come meet me soon at PAWS.  I promise you won't be sorry. :)

December 11, 2012

Seven Things and Stars

Hi everybody.  It's me, Moosey!  Guess what?  I got an award!  Our sweet friends at Twinkletoe Tails gave ME the "7 Things About Me" award.  Thank you Oui Oui, Mica Minnie Moo, Julie and Carlos! The rules for this award are pretty simple: I'm supposed to tell seven things about ME. But I'm going to be creative, and tell you TWO things about me, TWO things about my brother Sammy, and about THREE of the adoptable cats at PAWS (my and Sammy's alma mater). :)

1. One of my most favorite treats is plain lettuce!  Oh, and by the way ... for all of you kittehs who just read that with horror and disbelief, I also like more traditional treats like tuna, chick-hen, Temptations, cheese and cereal milk. :)

2. I sleep between the mom and the dad every night.  Right after I go on patrol to make sure everything is locked down and secure in our house!

Sammy and me
3. Sammy loves being brushed, BUT he thinks he knows how to do it better than the mom and the dad.  He takes the brush from them, holds it down with his front paws, and tries to brush his own face!

4. Sammy is a great older brother, and a very good boy (and so am I).  We do NOT climb the Christmas tree, and we do NOT try to play with the ornaments.  (Sammy and I sure hope Santa Claws is reading this, by the way.)

5. Our friend Patch is a sweet and gentle mancat in search of a forever home.  He loves treats and gentle pets, and would do great in a quieter home.

6. Allie is a super-nice house panther, and she is a total lapcat! She has the softest furs ever, and is waiting at PAWS for a home of her very own.

7. Tessa is gentle and beautiful, and she is a the most graceful jumper ever!  She loves catnip and the laser toy.  Oh, and she is looking for a forever home, too!

I'm having a hard time choosing just seven friends with whom to share this award, so I'm giving it with hugs and headbonks to anyone who does not have it yet! :)


In other award news ... THANKS to our wonderful blogging pals, we now have ALL of the STARS for our Blog of the Year Award!  We got them from Dawn (Shubunkin) of the Pond Fish (who are now blogging at our angel friend Diamond's blog), Nellie and Kozmo from the Cat From Hell's blog (who made us the special star below, which we LOVE), Gorogoro and Nikoniko, Pip, Smidgen, Minnie and Hollie at Fraidy Cats, da tabbies of trout towne, Katie Isabella, Spitty-the-Kitty, the Twinkletoe Tails gang, and Sherlock, Ash and Traveler at Feline Purr-Spective.  We sure hope we didn't leave anybody off!

Thanks, Nellie and Kozmo!
 Have a great day, everybuddy!

December 7, 2012

FURever Home (for the Holidays) Friday

If you're looking for something to get you in the holiday spirit, you've definitely come to the right place.  Check out the following list of recent PAWS graduates who will be spending their very first holiday in their forever homes.  Talk about holiday cheer!

Best pals (and now brothers) Bobby and Junior
Bobby and Junior (together)
Silly, playful Edith
Sweet and beautiful Givenchy
Marshall and Charlie (together to permanent foster)
Gentle and snuggly Peach
Wrigley and Bazooka Joe (together)

We love you all, kitty friends!  We'll miss you, but are SO happy
for you and your new forever families. :)
Did you know Hanukkah starts on Saturday night?
Wishes for a HAPPY HANUKKAH to all of our Jewish friends,
and for a great weekend for EVERYBODY! :)

December 5, 2012

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Adoptables :)

Looking to spend the holidays -- and forever -- with a new best friend? All of these wonderful and amazing cats are available for adoption at PAWS.  Come meet them today! :)

Brothers Lenny and Tony

November 30, 2012

We Won an Award!

We're so excited!  Some of our wonderful blogging friends have given us an award! *

Thank you to our pals Oui Oui, Mica Minnie Moo, Julie and Carlos at Twinkletoe Tails and Sherlock, Ash and Traveler at Sherlock's Feline Purr-spective for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award!  To learn the rules about how the six stars on this unique award work, go here.  In short, this award is for blogs "you love to read" and that "you bookmark and follow."  We love ALL of our blogging friends so much, so this is really and truly an honor for us! :)

Here's our favorite part of the award: we get to pass it along to blogs WE love!  It's so difficult to choose less than, like, 250 of you.  So we'll cap our list of honorees at 16.  Otherwise we're never going to finish this post! :)  So, without further ado, we'd like to give the 2012 Blog of the Year Award to...

Have a great weekend, everybody!

(* We also received two other awards this week.  We promise we'll share about those in future posts.)

November 28, 2012

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Kitchen Cats

A funny thing happened recently in the PAWS kitchen...
Gracie: Zoey and I had nothing to do with this.  We've been up here the whole time.
Gracie: See?
Tracey and Kevin: Um, boys?  Does that bag belong to you?
Max: Oh, I love this catnip pillow!
Freddy: I wonder what else is in this bag?  Max: MEOW!
The bag, incidentally, did NOT belong to Max and Freddy.  But they sure had fun with its contents.  All of the sweet and friendly PAWS kitchen cats are available for adoption. Come meet them today! :)

November 25, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree!

Sammy loves his chair, and his tree...

Moosey is getting a jump on waiting for Santa under the tree

November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Moosey: Hi, everybuddy!  Sammy and I are having so much fun at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...

Sammy: Moosey, look!  It's HELLO KITTY! We LOVE Hello Kitty!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life!

We're so grateful for people involved with animal rescue. And for those who choose to adopt shelter animals and/or take in stray pets.  And for those who work with, or volunteer with, shelter animals; serve as foster families; care for feral cats and/or participate in trap-neuter-return programs; and raise awareness about animals in need.  And for animal lovers everywhere.

We also give big thanks for our families and friends (animal and human alike), including all of our blogging pals.  Thank you for sharing in our lives, and for allowing us to share in yours.  We love you all!

Kevin (meowmeowmans), Tracey, Sammy and Moosey

November 20, 2012

Happy Adoption News, and a Way to Support PAWS

You may recall that PAWS recently held a special adoption event called, "9 Lives for Nine Dollars," in which all cats nine months and older could be adopted for a super low fee of $9.  You're probably wondering how the nine-day event went, right?  Well, check out these exciting adoptions!

In all, nine adult cats were adopted during the "9 Lives for $9" event.  And here's the FULL list of adoptions since our last update: Anime, Barbra, Belle, Bobble, Caru, Chandler, Chino, Christina and Kyle (together), Cuddles, Fendi and Henrietta (together), and Hippity and Hoppity (together, to permanent foster), Imogene, Mercy, Ross, Sabre, Scooter, and Spooky.

We know you all love hearing about how the PAWS graduates are doing in their new homes, and we already have a happy report from Sabre's new family!  Here's what they wrote on the PAWS Facebook wall:

Sabre and his new BFF!
"We are in love with our newest family member, Sabre! He has already explored his new home, had something to eat & settled down in a cozy spot. We can see why he was so loved at PAWS. He's a wonderful cat. Now our family feels complete."

Here are a couple of other "happy tails" to make you smile.  First up is a picture of recent PAWS graduate Sierra in her new home (we're told that she's doing great!):

And little Bobble, now named Quinn, has also settled into his forever home quite nicely.  Here he is, hanging out in the cat tree with his new sibling!


Here's a neat way you can support PAWS.  A company named Social Pakt is offering a limited edition t-shirt, customized for PAWS! For every t-shirt sold between Monday, Nov. 19th and Sunday, Dec. 2nd, PAWS will receive a portion of the proceeds.  You get a great looking shirt and PAWS gets a generous donation! Please go here to learn more, and to see the T-shirt design.

Thanks for reading, everyone.  Have a great day! :)

November 18, 2012

Easy Like (Sammy) Sunday :)

Here's our very own PAWS graduate Sammy, taking it easy on his favorite chair and dreaming of the magical day when his Christmas tree makes its annual appearance.

Don't worry, Sammy, we'll be setting that tree up for you next weekend! :)

November 11, 2012

Easy Like Sunday/Veteran's Day- Bobby

Here's how our handsome manx mancat pal Bobby is spending his Veteran's Day...

"Oh!  I LOVE this part!"

Have an easy Sunday, everyone.  And thank you to veterans everywhere for their service!