September 30, 2012

Easy Like SUNday

(from left) Gracie, Milo and Maggie

Us: Hey Gracie, what are you kittehs up to?

Gracie: As you can see, Milo, Maggie and I found a nice sunpuddle to relax in.  Wanna join us?

Us: :)

September 28, 2012

FURever Home Friday, Again!

We don't usually do "FURever Home Friday" posts on consecutive Fridays, but we have such exciting news that we just couldn't wait to share it with all of you!  While we celebrate each and every adoption, our spirits absolutely soar when any of our "long-timers" finally find their forever families.  So who, you ask, was gotcha'd in the last week?

Let's lead things off with Kurt, who is going to a home of his very own after one and a half years at PAWS!  His new forever human came in looking for a "younger" special needs cat, but fell in love with Kurt, instead.  (In case you're wondering, Kurt is 9 years young, and has asthma.)  :)

Kurt has been adopted!
Next up are sweet 12 year old brothers Derek and Andy, who are now in a loving permanent foster home, where we know they'll flourish!  These boys had been at PAWS for more than two years.

Derek and Andy are in permanent foster!
Also joining the ranks of PAWS graduates were:

Ming and Beijing (together)
Pan and Persephone (together)

 Congratulations, purrs and love to all of these kitties and their new families!

And finally, here's a really quick “happy tale” to make you smile:

Our fellow volunteer Pam R. says beautiful house panther Morticia (who was adopted from PAWS) is “…happy, frisky, and super cute…”  Sounds like a “happily ever after,” if you ask us.

Morticia, looking adorable in her forever home. :)
Have a great weekend, everybody!

September 25, 2012

Tuxie Tuesday

Just a few of the amazingly adoptable tuxedo cats waiting at PAWS for their forever homes...




September 21, 2012

FURever Home Friday :)

We love Fridays.  Especially when they're FURever Home Fridays!

Do you remember our big, gentle, and oh-so-handsome friend, Goldie?

And our sweet, talkative and head-bonky pal, Gulliver?

These two adult mancats were adopted TOGETHER!  How cool is that?!

Here's the full list of PAWS cat graduates since our last FURever Friday post:

Frankie and Paul (together)
Gulliver and Goldie (together)
Honeycrisp and Nalina (together)
Minnie (the Disney kitten)
Sprout and Martha (together)

Walter We're so happy for you, kitty friends, and love you always. Enjoy your new forever homes! :)

Have a great weekend, everybody!

September 19, 2012

Arrrgh! It Be Meow Like a Pirate Day!

(from left) Captain Sammy, Mate Elmer, Commander Moosey, and Mate Virginia

Ahoy there, mateys!  Today be "Meow Like a Pirate Day" on Ye Olde Cat Blogosphere!  We (Captain Sammy and Commander Moosey) be sailing the high seas in search of forever homes for all of our adoptable PAWS pirate buddies, including our shipmates Elmer and Virginia.  There be plenty of provisions -- tuna, chick-hen, cheese, catnip, cat milk, temptations, and lots of toys -- for the journey, so come along as we set sail!

September 17, 2012

Look what we got!

Check it out!  The folks at 1-800-PetMeds generously gave us a $50 credit to try out their site.  Look at what we found there!  Our sweet senior, Sammy, loves laying on our comfy living room furniture.  But because of his arthritis, it's been a while since he has been able to jump up on the sofa, chair, or ottoman without our help.  But thanks to these nifty pet steps, now he can.  As you can see, he figured out how to use them fairly quickly.

Sammy: "That was easy."

Sammy: "I love this ottoman."

Moosey: "Me, too.  I'll just wait here on the steps for my turn on the ottoman."
Shipping was fast; the pet steps arrived just a few days after we placed our order.  We were so excited to find them.  We always thought PetMeds only carried medications, but it turns out they also sell cat treats, food, crates, catnip, pet health supplements, and some toys.  Oh, and of course, pet steps. :)

The nice people there also gave us a $50 credit to buy something for PAWS.  We ordered some Advantage II flea preventative for treating cats who are new to the shelter.  Ordering was easy, and there was quite a selection.  As with the steps, the shipment arrived in just a few days.  Here are PAWS "Showcase Room" cats Anime, Bobby and Junior helping show off the goods. :)

Anime: "I sure hope you're not planning to use this stuff on me."
Junior (L) and Bobby: "The same goes for us ... we're already flea-free."
 Special thanks to Dana, Abby and all the other great people at 1-800-PetMeds.

Have a great day, everybody!

September 12, 2012

September 9, 2012

Mo' Cats Day 2012, and Thank You

Hooray!  It's MO' CATS DAY on the Internet!  As we did last year, we're celebrating this special day by posting some MO' pictures of some amazing and adoptable PAWS kittehs! :)







Happy Mo' Cats Day, everybody! :) 

Thank you all for your purrs, prayers and beautiful, caring comments about our Auntie Kathy's passing.  We are truly blessed by your love and friendship.

Thank you to our friends at Zoolatry for this wonderful memorial badge.

September 6, 2012

Farewell, Auntie Kathy.

Back in July, many of you began helping us purr and pray for our amazing Auntie Kathy (who had been diagnosed with cancer in April).  Your friendship, love and support was -- and is -- a great source of encouragement and strength, and we are so very grateful for all of you. :)

We wanted you to know that Auntie Kathy lost her battle with cancer this past Sunday night.  She was at home, and her passing was peaceful, with her two beloved daughters, my sister and other loved ones by her side.  We miss her already, but know that she is now at peace and in a much better place.

To know Auntie Kathy was to love her.  And everyone who met her did just that.  She had a smile that lit up every room she entered, and she was a source of peace, kindness, wisdom and hope to all with whom she came in contact.  She was also a huge animal advocate, who along with her daughters (my cousins) Mari and Alysa, fostered many a kitten for their local animal shelter.  Oh, and she was an awesome Scrabble player (everyone -- and I mean everyone -- in our extended family knows well the bitter taste of Scrabble defeat at her hands). ;)

Auntie Kathy was truly exceptional and remarkable.  The world, and all of us in it -- humans and animals alike -- are better because of her.  Here's a wonderful collage of her, through the years, that our Uncle Eugene (her brother) put together:

Godspeed, Auntie Kathy.  We love you always.

September 5, 2012

Queen of the Castle :)

Hey, was that you who knocked on the door of my carpeted castle?  It was?  Well, come on in for a  visit, because to know me (Swizzle) is to love me!  We can sit together and play some track ball, and you can pet me and give some brushing.  Doesn't that sound fun?

Our sweet friend Swizzle is available for adoption at PAWS.  She is about 6 years old, spayed, current on all of her vaccinations, and has tested negative for both FIV and FeLV.  She is tolerant of some other cats, but does not like dogs.  She would do best in a quieter home. Come meet Swizzle today! :)

September 3, 2012

Max on Monday

Here's our friend Max, posing handsomely on this chair...

... and showing the proper technique for drinking from the faucet.

Happy Labor Day to all of our friends here in the States. Of course, we also wish all of our other friends a most magnificent start to the week. :)