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September 7, 2013

The Big Reveal!

Here it is!  The big announcement you've all (especially Moosey) been waiting for...

We're excited to welcome not just one, but TWO new kitties - Zoe and Gracie - into our loving home!  You've seen these sweet and beautiful sisters here on our blog before, as they've been waiting patiently at PAWS for nearly three years.  Why so long?  Maybe it's because they're older (about 12 years old).  Or maybe because they're black.  Or maybe because they don't always "show well" to potential adopters (they can be sort of reserved around people they don't know).  Or maybe because they needed to be placed together.  We're not really sure, but we know they are wonderful cats, who are greatly loved by the shelter staff and volunteers alike.

We also know they sang a MIGHTY kitty song the whole ride home.  And that they are adjusting brilliantly to living here after just one day - especially Gracie, who confidently walked out of the carrier like she's been here her whole life:


Moosey, Gracie and Zoe have already seen each other through the cat door window we have on the guest bedroom door.  In fact, you can see Moosey's cute face as he peeks at his new sisfurs through said cat door at the beginning of the video.  Their collective reactions have ranged from "meh" to "hmm, that's a cat ... sort of interesting."  We think this bodes well...

Here are some pictures of the girls, taken this morning. They look pretty relaxed, don't they?

Gracie

Gracie relaxing while Zoe looks outside

Zoe, sporting her new pink zebra collar :)
So now you know ... the surprise behind door number one is DOUBLY wonderful!  And when you combine that with yesterday's Petties announcement, it's been a very exciting weekend around here so far.  We hope you're having a good one, too. :)

79 comments:

Beth said...

Wonderful news for you, and for the kitties! I think it is wonderful that you have opened your home and hearts to these beautiful girls!

The Whiskeratti said...

That is amazing news! Such beautiful girls. We hope everyone will be very happy together.

Random Felines said...

YEAH!!! we are so excited for all of you - especially the girls. sometimes the perfect home is worth the wait (though that is a long time....) CONCATS!!!

Cara n Crew said...

Pawsome!!! Just...pawsome!!!!
we can't stop smiling :D

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Chrissykat said...

Yay Zoe & Gracie!!! What beautiful girls. Their three year wait was because the family they were meant to be a part of...was yours.

san said...

What great news to wake our Sunday up. Congratulations Zoe and Gracie. You found the best home!

The Island Cats said...

OMC! We couldn't be happier for all of you!!!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

PAWS UP! What awesome news! I am sure everyone will adjust in record time.

Debra Taylor said...

I like this - "Mighty kitty song" - I know what that is for sure. And two wonderful kitties!!!

Sebastian said...

How wonderful! Those are two lucky lady cats!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy day after your Gotcha Day Zoe and Gracie! You've found a wonderful home.

Katnip Lounge said...

We're SO excited...now two more kitties can find a waystation at the shelter! HURRAH and well done for adopting Zoe and Gracie!!!

Unknown said...

Oh those girls are SO lucky! Congratulations to them on finding such a great home. Hope Moosey is a nice big brother for them.

Cat said...

Welcome, welcome beautiful girls!!! You are going to have the best life ever in your wonderful forever home :-) PS - we think black cats are great!!!!

Clooney said...

Oh this made us cry! We are so happy for all of you! Welcome to the gorgeous panther Ladycats Gracie and Zoe and we are so happy they ended up with you in your fantastic, loving home! (And that is so cute about Moosey in the cat window, how adorbs is that!)

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

YAY, we're doing a happy dance for you!!!! This made my day. Older cats and black cats that no one wanted and now the BEST home. And they know it! I think the introduction will go very well and don't be surprised if it's quicker than usual. Email me if you have any questions.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh, we're all LEAKY, whether because we're so happy for y'all or because Moosey is now outnumbered 2-to-1 by those GIRLCATS, we can't really say--HA!!

Congrats all around!

The Chair Speaks said...

Zoe and Gracie are beautiful. We are so happy for them Purrs!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are so happy for all of you. Welcome, Gracie and Zoe! You couldn't have chosen a better home. x

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're thrilled for you all, especially Zoe and Gracie who have waited so long! :-)

*Happy dance*!

Marg said...

Oh that is so exciting for all of you. Love Moosie peeking in. I bet they all get along really well. That is so terrific that you got those two that have been waiting so long. Black cats are the very best. We have three and they are all great. Congrats and I am so glad for all of you. Take care.

Sandra said...

This news absolutely made my week! I have a big grin on my face and teary eyes. Thank you for adopting these two beauties!They will make your home an even happier one for sure. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Florida Furkids said...

What fantastic news!! We're so happy for you and for Gracie and Zoe! We're sure everyone will adjust quickly!!

The Florida Furkids

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Well, now I understand why Zoe and Gracie were waiting at PAWS so long... They were waiting for their perfect forever home with you!
Congratulations to the best pet parents and Moosey.
xxoo
Maggie

SeaThreePeeO said...

What wonderful news, such a wonderful post.

The Paw Relations

Danielle L Zecher said...

That is wonderful! Congratulations to all of you! They do seem to be adjusting well. I love Moosey peeking in at them, that's so cute. Always happy to see older cats find a good home. :-)

Squeedunk Cats and Z-Girl said...

What wonderful news to read this morning! Two beautiful girls have their for-ever home. They are smart, cuz they knew EXACTLY who to impress and who to ward off--they made sure they ended up with the right family and big brother!
We are all so happy here at the warehouse apartment, we'll play a special session of Da Bird and dance around in jubilation!
Welcome Gracie and Zoe and we can't wait to read about your transition, and all the wonderful love you will get and give...
Hooray!
Z-Girl and the Squeedunk Cats

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so happy for all of you, especially for Gracie and Zoe as they now have a loving home.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

OMG..could they be any cuter??? I am so happy for you both and now Moosey has sisfurs and very sweet sisfurs, kitties you have known and I'm sure grown to love over the last three years there at PAWS.

The good thing about volunteering is you really get to know the kitties after awhile and they get to know you.. We know it was far too long for Gracie and Zoe, but you both are more than worth the wait!

We send our love and the best of luck to all of you!!

Hugs,
Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin and Angel Tom

Unknown said...

Awesome news.

Sheba.

Kitties Blue said...

Zoe and Gracie are so exquisitely beautiful, and we are over the moon that they now have their own forever home. Hope the actual meeting with Moosey goes well. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Anonymous said...

Screeeee!! PAWSOME!! Two more panfurs have a furrever home. Concats on all fronts ...paw hugs, Savannah

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, we love that little cat window in the door. It's so neat.

How exciting! Two new family members, sisters for Moosey. We know they will be very happy there.

A Tonk's Tail said...

We recognized them right off! Oh YAY for Gracie and Zoe!! And paws crossed that Moosey and the Girls get along famously!

Anonymous said...

This is the very best news! Zoe & Gracie are so blessed! But so is Moosey and parents! We are so happy for all of you! You know how we feel about black cats! Grizelda Zoe & Chloe Jo are wonderful blessings for us. (Yes, Maggie is, too! They all are.) ~xo~

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Yay! Congratulations! We are very happy for all of you! We are so glad that after waiting patiently for three years that Zoe and Gracie got such a awesome forever home.

Brian said...

That is just the most wonderful news and now we both have Gracie and Zoe to bring joy to our homes!!!

Oskar said...

What a wonderful development! Two beautiful sisfurs for Moosey.

Congratulations on a fantastic weekend!

Hugs,
Oskar & Pam

catsynth said...

Yay! This is great news! Congratulations to Zoe and a Gracey for what I know will be a wonderful new home for them. Always glad to see black cats coming home.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Welcome home Gracie and Zoe

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Ive always become close to certain cats at my shelter. It seems they always come out and are "themselves" when I walk in. While, I've not taken home those certain few, I do want them to realize not every person is a person to fear. Welcome home Gracie and Zoe, you've landed where you belong!

Mom Laure

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Welcome to your Forever Home you two beautiful girls.

Cory said...

::wiggles with excitement::

The only thing better than a house panther getting a loving home...is 2 house panthers getting a loving home!

purrr

xoxo Cory

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

That's the most wonderful news for both you and the two gorgeous girls.. Welcome to your new loving forever home. Hugs GJ x

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

The reason iz ...... cause dey were Alwayz ment to be wif you!!! ^.,^ x6 YEA!!!!!
Concatulashunz to 2 ov de mos Beautiful panfurz we've efur seen!

♥♥♥Zoe & Gracie Welcome to your Furefur Home ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Dis iz sooooo exciting da mom haz leaky eyez ov Happiness! hehehe..... ^.,^ x6
Purrz & Headbonkz to All~ xoxoxo

Swami Zoe said...

I had a sisfur named Gracie for a bit. Purrrrrfect names! Me-Ommmmmmm

Unknown said...

Aaaw! Looks like they're settling in well. Also congrats on the Petties Award.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

*darn*
The ipad ate my comments!
We are so happy about your news! Welcome Gracie and Zoe!
We are also thrilled for your win on the Petties.

Daisy said...

So much happy, happy news! Firstly, congrats on your well-deserved Pettie award. And secondly, hooray on the new additions to your family. The video made my eyes water a little bit.

Mickey's Musings said...

Oh boy!! This is really great news!Grace and Zoe are SO sweet too.
We are so happy for them (and Moosey)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Tamago said...

Oh wow, Moosey has got not just one, but two sisfurs! What a wonderful news and how exciting!! Gracie and Zoe are so adorable. They spent long time at PAWS waiting for purrfect family, and it was totally worth the wait. They've found the very best home and family!

wildcatwoods said...

You guys are SUPER for taking in these two older cat. House Panthers are the BEST!

Cats of wildcat woods

Cat Tee Mission said...

Oh wow this is such amazing news! Congrats! :)

Just Ducky said...

Welcome to two lovely lady cats.

Ellen Whyte said...

Hello sweethearts! They are adorable!

Oui Oui said...

How sweet! We are excited you added to your family and are sure you will have kitty piles soon. And TWO house panthers!

I love how Tracey called the kitties by rubbing her fingers, that is how we do it here too!

We have an award for Moosey at our blog if you'd like to pick it up!

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

OMC OMC OMC what great news!! I didn't see the Petties announcement yet....I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Voted over and over again for you!! CONGRATULATIONS! Sooo well deserved!
xoxoxo

Photo Cache said...

the most wonderful news. two older kitties have found a forever home. thank you.

emma and buster

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

YAY !
I´m sure that Moosey will LOVE his new sisfur´s <3
XOXO

Anonymous said...

This is so exciting! Thank you for giving those ladies a wonderful forever home.

Anonymous said...

Yay for the girls! I hope Moosey loves his new sisters in short order. And congratulations on your Petty aware!

pibble said...

I love it when PAWS pets go to "family"! These are two very lucky, very special little ladies! Congratulations!

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

Oh wow! Welcome, Gracie and Zoe! You two are lovely! I bet you knew all along T&K were your family ;-)
Concats!
Purrs

Marilia said...

Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cherry City Kitties said...

Finally! We hads so much trouble getting on your comment thingy (dumb computer)...

Welcome to Zoe and Gracie! We want to introduce ourselves because you "technically" have more family than just Mom T & Dad K and your new bestest brother Moosey, but you have a whole honorary family with us here in Cherry City. We'll let you get good and settled and then we'll have to have you over for a "Welcome to the Family" party.

Love and purrs from Harry, Dexter, Tipp and Willow

Unknown said...

What terrierific news!!!!! I hope everyone adjusts to their new home and family members!
*high paws*
Oz

Julia Williams said...

What pawsome news! So, soooooooo happy for all of you!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

hay ewe gorgeous gurls.....welcome ta yur new for evers for ever home anda happee gotcha day two ewe both...best fishes two ewe N ya gotta noe yur brother moosey iz one awesum dood !!!
welcome home !! XOXO

Anonymous said...

Yippee for new family members! Welcome, Zoe and Gracie! You look right at home already. Purrs...

LP said...

We wanted to congratulate you a second time on your award :) (we left a comment on yesterday's post too!).And ...our hearts are soaring for you about your two sweet baby girls! They are gorgeous! And girls...Malou would love to start a house panther club with you. She thinks the three of you would be fierce together! Heehee.

Double Joy for all of you. :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Unknown said...

Yay! That is great news! What a beautiful big family you guys got there! I'm so happy for you all! :)
Hugs, Francesca

Cat Street Boyz said...

Nine years young girls, we know 'cause I, Tinker turned 9 today, Toy turned 9 in March and Setzer also turned 9 April 10 this year! How lucky to have 2 black panthers in your home.......CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulation on winning your award too!!!!!!!=^Y^=

Hannah and Lucy said...

We were so delighted when we saw you had won a Petties Prize and it was such great news. We always knew black cats were lucky - love Zoe looking so lovely with her new collar and Gracie's whiskers are so long.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Sorry about the late comment but have been occupies with Lucy.

Katie Isabella said...

Here's a lotta loves from me and mom for adopting these precious little house panthers. Oh thank you from the bottom of my heart. xoxoxoxox

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

So happy about this news about you!!

Unknown said...

Oh My Cod! Oh My Cod! Oh My Cod!!!
Mes just gots home from New Denver and 5 days of being unplugged and mes readed 2 (make that 3) great pieces of news!!!!
2 new kitties AND the Petties!!!
Mes KNEW yous would wins the Petties (1) but the bonus of Gracie and Zoe (2 & 3) !!!
Wowwzers!!!
Yous guys is extra blessed!!!
Kisses
Nellie

haopee said...

LOL. Moosey, you one lucky dog... errr cat... You got two gals two play with!

Congratulations on your new occupants. We look forward to hearing their many adventures.

Deb Barnes said...

Oh my gosh!!! Black cats who are older!!! Whoo Hoo for such wonderful news! We are so thrilled that Zoe and Gracie have found such a wonderful furever home and we wish you many happy years together!!! xoxo

Purrs from the Zee and Zoey gang!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Great news!
A wonderfur award and new kitties!
Wheeee