May 27, 2012

Easy Like Sunday - Truffle

Pretty (and adoptable) Truffle is taking it easy this Memorial Day Weekend.
 How about you? :) 

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
(Joseph Campbell)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

May 23, 2012

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Minnie

Beautiful and floofy Minnie is new at PAWS. Even though she's still getting used to the place, we can already tell that she's very, very sweet. I spent some time with her on Sunday afternoon, and learned that she likes when people talk with her, and loves being pet. She also gives head bonks. :)

May 20, 2012

Easy (and Thankful) Like Sunday

Kitten season has officially started, and as these little ones can attest...
... being adorable is tiring! :)

We also wanted to take the opportunity to thank our awesome pals over at Meezer Tails.  When they learned about Oui Oui's amazing birthday commentathon to benefit PAWS, they made a very generous offer.  Since Miles Meezer's birthday fell on the same weekend as Oui Oui's, they decided that they, too, would make a donation to PAWS for each comment they received!  To Miles, Sammy, Nicky, Billy SweetFeets, and Mom Mary ... THANK YOU.  We're deeply touched by your generosity and kindness, and proud to be your friends.  As we did with the donation from the Twinkletoe Tails Gang, the Meezers' money will be designated for the PAWS Cosmo Fund, which helps pay for medical expenses for very sick or injured pets in the shelter's care.

Have an easy Sunday, everyone! :)

May 18, 2012

FURever Home Friday

Oh, happy day!  We have some exciting adoption news to share!

We love ALL of the cats at PAWS, but every so often, one touches our hearts in a special way.  When Praline first came to the shelter, Tracey and I were reminded of our sweet Maggie, who went to the Bridge in March 2011. (We even nicknamed her “Little Maggie.”)  It made us sad that Praline had already been a mommy, even though she was less than two years old.  We were also sad that even though all her kittens had been adopted, this little cutie was still looking for her forever home. With her volunteer pals, she loved cuddles, nice warm laps, and playing.  When, we often wondered, would an adopter come and see what we saw, and fall in love with her (just as we had)?

Hooray! I've been adopted!
Well, “when” finally happened last week!  Yes, sweet Praline has officially been adopted!  We don’t yet have a lot of details, but will share any follow up information with you all. :)

Do you remember Pete, the super-sweet, 7-year old mancat who loves snuggles, petting and playing like a kitten?  Well, he’s been adopted by our fellow volunteer Maria and her family!  Maria recently shared this picture of Pete on his new favorite counter top perch. She says Pete “…is a real character, and we’re crazy about him already!” Yay, Pete! :)
Me, too!

Here’s the full list of the most recent PAWS graduates:
Carolina and Dakota (together)
Chickie and Peeps (together)
Connie and Yoli (together)

And what adoption update would be complete without some “Happy Tails?”

You probably remember Pepper, the cat who won “Best Picture” in the 2010 “Whisker Awards.”  She’s doing SO well in her forever home.  Here's a picture her mom shared with us.  As you can see, Pepper likes pancakes!  We’re told her mom and dad are utterly in love with her, and that she is pampered like the queen we always knew she was.  Pepper’s mom “combs her all the time, and rubs her belly, too.” She also says that Pepper wants nothing more than to be in her lap.

Maguire, adopted in October, is now named Wexler.  His family reports that he is “…doing really well, and that he sleeps in bed every night with mom and dad.  He is very sweet, and a real lap cat. He likes to play, and is good with our children.  If they get to be too much, Wexler just walks away.”

Let the happy dancing begin, and have a great weekend, everybody! :)

May 15, 2012

So Very Grateful

Most of you know that our friends over at Twinkletoe Tails celebrated sweet Oui Oui's sixth birthday over the weekend with a commentathon party to benefit PAWS.  Those of you who attended know the gathering was of the "party-of-the-century" variety!  What fun, and how exciting to see so many of you there.  And NOW, we've been informed by Oui Oui and her family that the commentathon raised a whopping $101 for PAWS!*  (*We're going to designate the money for the Cosmo Fund, which helps pay for medical expenses for very sick or injured pets in the shelter's care.)

We are so very grateful.  Grateful to Oui Oui, Mica Minnie Moo, Carlos, Julie, Angel Leia, Mom Paula, and "the Girl" for their kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity.  And grateful for all of you who took the time to comment and help Oui Oui celebrate her special day.  Big hugs and thanks to you all.

And while we're on the topic of things for which we're GRATEFUL ... please be sure to come back Friday for some very exciting adoption news!  Here are just a couple of hints to hold you over...

Have a great week, everybody! :)

May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day Weekend

 Wishing the happiest of weekends to all moms everywhere!

PLEASE be sure to stop by Twinkletoe Tails for our pal Oui Oui's birthday party, which lasts all day Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th (Mother's Day)!  To celebrate the special occasion, Oui Oui and her family are generously hosting a commentathon to benefit PAWS, the no-kill shelter whose cats are featured here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life!  Isn't that amazing?  Thank you Oui Oui, Mica Minnie Moo, Carlos, Julie, Angel Leia and Mom Paula. We love you! :)

Happy Mother's Day weekend, everybody!

May 8, 2012

Such Amazing Friends

Holy Cat!  Our dear friends at Twinkletoe Tails have made an incredible announcement!  To celebrate sweet Oui Oui's 6th birthday (which along with Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13th), they're holding a commentathon to benefit PAWS, the no-kill animal shelter whose cats are featured here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life!
Birthday Girl Oui Oui
Oui Oui, Mica Minnie Moo, Carlos, Julie, Angel Leia, and Mom Paula will generously be making a donation to PAWS for every comment they receive at their blog on Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th.  We are so honored by their ongoing friendship, and sincerely moved by their decision to help us on Oui Oui's special weekend. :)

We hope you'll visit Twinkletoe Tails to wish our pal Oui Oui the happiest of birthdays this coming weekend (while helping PAWS at the same time).  We have a feeling it will be quite the party!

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day! :)

May 5, 2012

Happy Cinco de Mayo :)

On behalf of all of us here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life,
here are Moosey and Sammy, wishing everybody a festive Cinco de Mayo! :)

May 4, 2012

Words with Jazmin :)

Sometimes we find something fun among the donated towels used at PAWS.  Last week, for instance, we came across this whimsical Scrabble-themed towel... 

As you can see, our super sweet buddy Jazmin had a good time playing on it! 

Hey Jazmin, what's that you've spelled with your tiles? 

"A-D-O-P-T    M-E    P-L-E-A-S-E" :)

May 1, 2012

May Day is Tongue Tuesday

Last week, our pal Katie (from the wonderful blog Glogirly: Tails of a Cat and Her Girl) gave a wonderful lesson on how to create simple animations known as .GIF files. Under Katie's excellent tutelage, we thought we'd have some fun with two pictures of our own Moosey in his crown bed. :)
Happy May Day, everybody!