November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gracie, Zoe and Moosey are thankful for turkey

We are thankful for so many things.

We are thankful for those who adopt shelter animals and/or take in homeless pets ... you recognize just how special these wonderful creatures are, and you've opened up your hearts and homes to them.  Thank you also to those who help shelter animals, donate time and resources, serve as fosters, care for feral cats, and/or participate in trap-neuter-return programs.  You are all saving lives.

We're also incredibly thankful for the many friends -- around the globe -- we've made through blogging.  Thank you for sharing your lives and your animals with us, for your constant support, and for sharing in our joys (and even in our sorrows when stories have less than happy endings).

There are, of course, many other things in our lives for which we are grateful. But because we love animals so much, the things above are high on our list.

Thank you all again, and for everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving ... we hope yours is happy.

Hugs and headbonks,

Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and Tracey and Kevin (meowmeowmans)

November 24, 2013

Easy Like SUNday - Moosey :)

Here's our sweet boy Moosey, taking it easy and enjoying a Sunday sunpuddle. 

Here's hoping happiness finds you today, too. :)

November 22, 2013

Photobomb Friday :)

It's time for a Friday Photo Shoot with our pretty calico friend, Patches...

Patches: Okay, I'm ready!  How's this pose?
Patches: Hey!
Patches: Excuse YOU, Snow White!
Snow White: WHAT?
Beautiful Patches and silly Snow White are both waiting at PAWS for forever homes.  Wouldn't it be great if these wonderful girls could find their own happily ever afters in time for the upcoming holidays? :)

November 19, 2013

Truffle on Tuesday

We always enjoy visiting our pal Truffle, but she's been at PAWS for way too long.  We first posted about her in January of 2009, so you can do the math.  Like we said, she's been waiting (patiently) for way too long.

Truffle isn't exactly a lapcat, but she IS affectionate.  All of the volunteers and staff have to be careful not to trip as she weaves happily in and out of our legs.  She also enjoys being pet on the head and behind her ears, but will let you know when she's had enough.  Her coloring and markings are strikingly unique, and her fur is extra downy soft.  And she enjoys sunpuddles and playing! 

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention that Truffle does have a condition called stomatitis - inflammation in her gums that flares up every so often.  But she hasn't been on medication for a while, and is doing very well.  She is also on a wet food only diet (but that's a good thing, as it helps her maintain her girlish figure ... MOL).  Truffle is 10 years old, up to date on vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  She's also microchipped.

Won't you please give Truffle the happily ever after she's been waiting for?  And even if you can't, perhaps you can help us find her a forever home by sharing her story on Facebook, Twitter and/or other social media?  Thanks (from Truffle and all of her pals)!

November 15, 2013

FURever Home Friday! :)

We don't know about you, but it's been a long week for all of us at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life, and we're glad it's finally Friday.  What makes it even better is that it's time for another installment of FURever Friday, when we celebrate the lucky PAWS cats who have recently found their very own happily ever afters!

Do you remember handsome, playful Igor?  How about beautiful calico Kit-E?  And who could forget pretty Pewter?  They've all been adopted!

Clockwise from upper left: Pewter, Igor and Kit-E

And that's not all.  Here's the full list of PAWS cat graduates since our last adoption update:

Oona and Kip (together)
Ooshie Ooshie
Oui Oui
Patrick and Bunny (together)
Simba II

ConCATulations to all of these kitties and their new forever families!
And just to make you smile even more, here's a terrific "happy tail" from PAWS alumni Peanut and her family:

Peanut has adjusted extremely well and we could not have chosen a more loving cat. Below is a photo of her right now curled up on a blanket snoozing the day away! She uses the kitty litter with no problem. Although she loves to eat and she tends to be my alarm clock in the am! Thanks for checking in on her. She is loved by all who enters our home.

Have a great weekend, everybody! :)

November 10, 2013

Easy Like Sunday - Lt. Uhura

Here's beautiful and adoptable Lt. Uhura, enjoying an easy Sunday and dreaming of exploring the frontiers of a forever home. :)

November 7, 2013

Three (Friends) on Thankful Thursday

Each and every cat - like Wee Willie Winky, Pewter and Marcy - has its own unique look, personality and story.  But every shelter cat also has a common wish ... to find a forever family of their very own.

Wee Willie Winky
We're thankful that there are places like PAWS, where cats and dogs are given as long as it takes to find their own happily ever afters. And where they can be loved and cared for while they're waiting.

We're also thankful for our friends The Florida Furkids at the awesome Friends FurEver blog! A few weeks ago, they had a commentathon to celebrate Mom Sharon's birthday. And guess what? OUR comment was randomly selected, so the proceeds from the commentathon went to the rescue of our choice! As you would imagine, we chose PAWS. So the Florida Furkids made a donation to the PAWS Cosmo Fund, which helps pay for medical expenses for very sick or injured pets in the shelter's care. How cool is that?  Thank you Allie, Ellie, Raz and Cubby, for being such great friends (and Mom Sharon, for having a birthday).  We love you, pals! :)

November 4, 2013

Dona Nobis Pacem

Today, we’re taking part in “BlogBlast for Peace.” Since Mimi Lenox started it in 2006, this day of peace has grown to include tens of thousands of bloggers in more than 200 countries on six continents.   Our globe features our beautiful friend Holly.  Her spirit is one of the gentlest, most peaceful ones we've ever beheld. 

Wishing peace for all beings, today and every day,

Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe

November 3, 2013

Easy Like Sunday - Tug

Here's everybody's buddy Tug, leading the Sunday snooze-fest in Cat Room 5.

Happy Sunday, everyone! :)