May 31, 2013

FURever Home Friday - Dottie :)

Do you remember Dottie, our beautiful 16-year old blind kitty friend who waited at PAWS for two years before she went into permanent foster with our friend, Maureen? Well, we thought you might enjoy a little update on how Dottie, Mo, Harvey the blind doggie, and Rosie the cat are doing. WE sure did! :)

Check out what Mo wrote (and the pictures she sent) when we asked her about Dottie!

Dottie loves her catnip toys! She's found toys that my other cat Rosie stowed under the bed and I haven't seen for quite some time. Dottie bats the toys around from one bedroom to another and when she runs, she sounds like a big dog :-) Dottie also has a funny "I'm crazy" meow when she plays with the toys.

I bought her a special, ritzy wand toy by Martha Stewart. It took me about 15 minutes to choose this one - it has 3 separate attachments and each has small jingle balls. Dottie loves it!

Some other factoids about this gal: She loves kisses on her head...loves being brushed around her head and learning some of the same phrases that I use with my eyeless dog Harvey - when I say "approach" Dottie lifts her head up to meet my hand because she knows she is going to get pet! She loves hanging out on her scratcher and happens to be a very messy eater :-)

It sounds to us like Dottie's making herself right at home. Thank you, Mo, for loving her so much and so well!

And finally, here's a video of Dottie, playing with that "special, ritzy wand toy" that Mo got her. :)

Happy Friday, everybody!  Oh, and be sure to come back on Sunday for a little tea and conversation with another ginger PAWS ladycat (Sophia). :)

May 29, 2013

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Moosey Loves Catnip

A few weeks ago, Moosey was chosen as the lucky winner of our pals Clooney and Neytiri's Cinco de Mayo Dance-a-Thon prize giveaway of B.C. Buddy Herbal Blendz MX.  It's an awesome blend that contains catnip, catmint, valerian and honeysuckle!  Thank you so much, Cloon, Neytiri and Mom Karyn.  As you can see from these pictures, Moosey LOVES his prize.  The little sachet is a huge hit, especially when we rub the Herbal Blendz MX on it :)

Ooooh, a package for ME?
I especially love this little sachet, Cloon and Neytiri.  Fank you!
Now for a little taste test!
Cloon, Neytiri and Mom Karyn are so thoughtful.  They also included a bag of Herbal Blendz MX for the PAWS cats!  How nice is that?  We bet we're going to be EXTRA popular at the shelter when the kitties get a whiff. :)

May 26, 2013

Easy Like Sunday - Patches II

New PAWS resident Patches II is a super-sweet and gorgeous dilute calico.  As you can see from this picture, she knows how to take it easy (and how to work the camera, too).  She's only about two years old, and must be placed with her handsome (but camera-shy) orange tabby brother, Rusty.  To see more of Patches, check out our friend Maggie's awesome "Sundays at the Shelter" blog. :)

May 24, 2013

Feed Me Friday :)

Us: Hi Biddy! What are you looking at?

Biddy: My cage card. Hey, Kevin and Tracey ... what's that written in marker,
right next to "Ideal for quieter home?"

Biddy: Well? What are you waiting for?

Our stunning (and adoptable) pal Biddy is another kitty who has had some difficulty adjusting to life at the shelter.  It turns out she DOES love treats and catnip, and lets her favorite volunteer friends pet her on the head.  She's definitely making progress.  Recently, she came out of her cage for the first time ever -- while we were in the room!  Check out this video of that historic moment:

Have a great weekend, everybody! :)

May 21, 2013

Tabby Girl Tuesday - Sheba

Meet our tabby friend, Sheba.  Isn't she beautiful?  Sheba came to PAWS after she had trouble adjusting to a new human baby in her house.  We can imagine that after years of being the child of the house, Sheba was confused and scared by the new little human's arrival. When we first met her, Sheba would literally sit with her back to us, staring at the back corner of her cage.  It made us so very sad.  But with love, patience and affection from the volunteers and staff, our "Sheebie" is starting to come out of her shell.  She now faces the front of the cage, loves catnip, and even gives cheek rubs to her favorite human friends. :)

Sheba is about 15 years old, spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all her vaccinations.  She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  She has lots of love to give, and would do best in a quiet home with no children or other animals.  Won't you give her the chance she so deserves?

May 15, 2013

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Oreo + Catnip

This is our handsome and adoptable friend Oreo.

And THIS is our handsome and adoptable friend Oreo on catnip! :)

And now for my next trick...


That was fun.

May 12, 2013

May 8, 2013

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Patches

This is our beautiful and adoptable friend, Patches.  She can be a little shy at first, but is friendly once she gets to know you.  Patches would do best in a quieter home, with no small children or other animals.  She's about 3 years old,  spayed, microchipped, current on all her vaccinations, and has tested negative for FeLV and FIV.

May 5, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de MEOW-YO, everybody!

Here's wishing you a day full of fun, and MEOWgaritas, tuna tacos, and catnip-filled pinatas!

Have you heard?  Our friend PepiSmartDog was there to welcome sweet Sammy when he arrived at the Rainbow Bridge.  Be sure to check it out here.

Pepi and Sammy in Pepi's golden pram

May 2, 2013

Thankful Thursday - The Love of Friends

Since it's Thankful Thursday, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you -- our amazing friends -- for your outpouring of sympathy, purrs and prayers since our sweet mancat Sammy departed for Rainbow Bridge.

Thank you Alasandra, the Cats and a Dog for this beautiful image of Sammy at the Bridge
The mom and the dad find the mornings and right before bedtime to be the most difficult, since these are the times when Sammy was always the most active.  Brofur Moosey, a very sensitive cat, is noticeably out of sorts.  He clearly misses Sammy, but we know he will be okay with time (just as we all will be).  Until we are, we take much comfort in the mantle of your care, compassion and love.  Thank you.  We appreciate you all.