February 27, 2013

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Three Amigos

Elmer, Lenny and Tony (from top to bottom) truly are best buddies.  Here they are, making good use of one of the shelter's nifty cat condos.

Speaking of the shelter, we were quite honored to be interviewed about PAWS by our friends over at Carmine's Orange Pages. (Thank you so much, Carmine, Milita and Jewel!)  Be sure to check out the interview here. :)

February 23, 2013

FURever Home Weekend - Happy Dance!

Got plans this weekend?  How about joining us for a big ol' happy dance?  Those of you who know us know that we LOVE celebrating when our kitty friends find forever homes.  And with February already shaping up to be been another amazing adoption month, we're planning to dance right into March! :)

While every adoption story is special, some kitties have stories that are EXTRA special.  Like Oracle, who had been waiting at PAWS for a loving home for FOUR YEARS.  And Roamer, who got his name after he was unceremoniously dumped at PAWS (we found him roaming in the hallway).  And Grey Mama, a semi-feral kitty found as stray after Hurricane Sandy.  And Toni (originally from Puerto Rico, and more recently, from Connecticut), who found herself at PAWS after her human mom sadly passed away.  We're so excited that all these kitties have found their happily-ever-afters.

Here's the full list of the newest PAWS graduates (and stay tuned, because we hear there may be more to come in the coming days!):

Derek and Andy (together, from foster)
Grey Mama
Jolie (from foster)
Oracle (after four years!)
Papa Bear and Shy (together, from foster)
Tommy and Millie (together)

Have a great weekend, everybody! :)

February 20, 2013

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Annabella

Beauty, a super sweet disposition and a great sense of humor ... our adoptable pal Annabella has them all!   Come meet her today, and fall in love. :)

February 17, 2013

Easy Like Sunday - Miles :)

We hope your Sunday is as easy as the one handsome,
gentle and adoptable Miles has planned. :)

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Sending love, hugs, headbonks, nosetaps and scritches to our friends near and far.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Sammy, Moosey, Tracey and Kevin

February 11, 2013

Sammy is Home! :)

Thank you, everybody!  Your purrs, prayers and good thoughts worked!  Our sweet senior kitty Sammy was discharged this afternoon, and is back home.  We're all relieved and overjoyed, even though Moosey's not sure why Sammy smells funny/different. :)

Sammy UTB
Sammy is understandably tired from his ordeal, and is currently sleeping in his mancat cave UTB (under the bed).  He has a bunch of meds (for nausea, upset stomach, an antibiotic, a pain med, etc.) to take for the next few days, but he's good about eating his pill pockets.  The mom and the dad will of course be watching like hawks to make sure he's still doing okay.  Generally, the vets are pleased at how his numbers improved once he got those fluids, and now we are just waiting for a few more test results.  Please purr and pray for Sammy as he continues his recovery, okay?

We are so grateful for all of you.  Your love, support and friendship have been -- and continue to be -- great sources of strength and encouragement.  Thank you!

Love and headbonks,

Dad Kevin, Mom Tracey, Sammy and Moosey

February 10, 2013

A Visit with Sammy

Can we go home now?  Please?
Tracey and I had a nice visit with Sammy at the emergency veterinary hospital today.  Overall, he seemed pretty alert and active, and it made us happy to watch him eat (KD, with pieces of real chick-hen mixed in!) with his normal enthusiasm.  Of course he got lots of hugs, pets, scritches, snuggles and smooches, too. :)

Nom nom nom...
The vet says Sammy is tolerating the fluid therapy well, his kidney levels are stable.  His blood work looks okay so far, but they will test it again tomorrow (they want to make sure they get accurate readings as he's getting more and more hydrated).  We plan to visit him again tomorrow, and he'll also be having his ultrasound done.  Please purr and pray that the results are "good."

Thank you, everyone.  We appreciate you all so much!

Hugs and headbonks,

Dad Kevin, Mom Tracey and Moosey

February 9, 2013

Purrs and Prayers for Sammy, Please

Please purr and pray for our own sweet 19 year-old cat Sammy, one of the two kitties who own the folks here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life.

We had to take Sammy at the emergency veterinary clinic tonight, and he will be there through at least Monday.  He's dehydrated, threw up a few times, and hasn't been eating as well as usual (those who know Sammy know that he is usually a very good eater).  He'll be getting fluid therapy, and they will be checking his bloodwork again in the morning.  We'll visit him tomorrow, but it absolutely broke our hearts to leave him there. :(

Tracey and I (and brother Moosey) love Sammy so very much, and we are very worried and sad.

Thanks, everybody,

Dad Kevin (aka "meowmeowmans"), Mom Tracey, and Moosey

February 8, 2013

Waiting for the Storm...

Like most everyone in the Northeast, our sweet, handsome and adoptable friend Bailey is on high alert for the arrival of Winter Storm Nemo.  The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for our area, and some models predict we could get between 18 and 24 inches of snow by 1 PM on Saturday.  Me-WOW!  Stay safe and warm, everyone! (* UPDATE - FRIDAY NIGHT: they just upped the amount of snow expected in our area ... now we are expecting between 20 and 36 inches.) 

February 5, 2013

Tabby Girls on Tuesday

It's Tabby Cat Tuesday, and here are three beautiful tabby ladycats waiting at PAWS for families to call their very own.  These three seniors all have personalities as distinct as their looks, but all are gentle, with lots of love to give. :)

Snuggly Maine Coon mix Penelope is a big and talkative lapcat.
Sweet Sandy is quiet and reserved, and enjoys company and being pet.

Sheba is still getting used to life at the shelter, but she loves being talked to, and being pet.

February 3, 2013

Easy Like Sunday - Scoots

Handsome, snuggly and adoptable mancat Scoots is taking it easy (with an assist from meowmeowmans). What about you? :)

Have a great Sunday, everybody!

February 1, 2013

FURever Home Friday :)

Looking to start your weekend with a BIG smile?  Well, you're in luck, because today is FURever Home Friday! :)

(from left) Mufasa, Leo and Maggie

After so many PAWS kitties found families in November and December, we all wondered what the new year would bring.  Well, guess what?  The January 2013 graduating class includes an amazing 21 cats!  Remember Leo And Mufasa?  They've both been adopted!  And what about volunteer favorite, sweet Maggie?  It turns out her new mommy was right under her nose ... Maggie has joined our fellow PAWS volunteer and friend Linda's kitty clan. :)

Here's the full list of January graduates (let the happy dancing commence):

Zoey and Mufasa (together)

ConCATulations and much love to all of the graduates and their families.  Have a great weekend, everyone!