January 29, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Cinnamon Raspberries :)

We're not sure why sweet and adoptable Cinnamon's tongue was out when we visited...

...but it sure did make us smile. :)


P.S. - No news yet about Moosey's blood test results, but he still seems comfortable and happy here at home.  In fact, he's eating some wet food with gusto as I type this.

January 25, 2014

Quick Moosey Update, and Snoozing Holly

Whew!  What an exhausting week it's been around here.  We're still waiting for the blood test results that will (hopefully) bring us closer to figuring out what's going on with Moosey, but he IS home, and that makes us all happy.  He's been terrific when it comes to taking his meds (especially when his dad administers them), and seems to be feeling a lot better. And his appetite and sunny personality are (mostly) back, too.   Please keep those purrs, prayers and good thoughts coming ... they are such great encouragements!

Anyway ... with the weekend upon us, we're going to volunteer at the shelter, and attempt to catch up on a few things.  We'll also try to follow our adoptable friend Holly's example by doing some serious "relaxamicating":

We hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend.

January 19, 2014

Home, Sweet Home (Update on Moosey)

We're happy to report that Moosey said goodbye to his fans at the veterinary clinic this afternoon, and that he is resting comfortably here at home.  It's been a pretty taxing few days for our sweet boy, and he's understandably exhausted.  He's definitely glad to be home, and we're overjoyed to have him here where he belongs. :)

We appreciate you all so very much, and are so grateful for your continued love, support, purrs and prayers, and positive energy.  Please keep all those things coming, as we must now wait for the results of the specialized blood tests (which take 7-10 days) to help confirm or rule out diagnoses for what's ailing Moosey.

Hugs and headbonks,

Dad Kevin, Mom Tracey, Moosey, Gracie, and Zoe

January 18, 2014

An Update on Moosey

Hi everyone.  Thank you all so much for your thoughts, purrs, prayers, energy, and love for our sweet boy Moosey.  They are all greatly appreciated, and they are helping!

Tracey and I got to visit Moosey twice today, and he was really happy to see us.  He is noticeably stronger and more himself.  The clinic staff have fallen in love with Moosey, and they told us he already has "lots of fans" there.  His doctor said the clinic sometimes gets sexy cats and dogs as patients. But only sometimes.  "Moosey," he said, "is definitely a sexy cat." MOL!

Moosey looking sexy!
Moosey's still at the clinic for now. The specialized blood test results won't come back for at least a week, but IF his potassium levels come up a little and stabilize, he can come home tomorrow! So that is what we are hoping, purring and praying for.

It's still too early to know what is going on with Moosey, but they believe it may be an issue with his adrenal gland.  We'll have some decisions to make at some point, but we will ALWAYS make them with Moosey's best interests and quality of life in mind.  We love our little guy so much.

As Moosey would say ... hugs and headbonks to you all.

Dad Kevin, Mom Tracey, Gracie and Zoe

January 17, 2014

Purrs and Prayers for Moosey, Please

Hi, everybody. We wanted to let you know that we're going to be a bit scarce for a while...

Will you please purr and pray for our sweet Moosey?

Our beloved boy was admitted to the emergency veterinary/specialty clinic this afternoon, and he will be there through at least Sunday. The tests they've run so far have shown some anomalies that have the specialists closer to figuring out what's going on with Moosey. They have some suspicions, but further testing will be required to confirm those, and to determine next steps. For now, Moosey's alert, getting fluid therapy and antibiotics, and being closely monitored.  We (Tracey and Kevin) will be visiting him tomorrow, but as you can imagine, we feel horrible about having to leave him there. :(

Tracey and I (and sisfurs Gracie and Zoe) are very sad, and very worried. We love our Moosey SO much.

Hugs, headbonks and abundant gratitude,

Dad Kevin (aka "meowmeowmans"), Mom Tracey, Gracie and Zoe

P.S. - We will try to provide updates on how Moosey is doing as we get more information.

FURever Home Friday! :)

We're always happy whenever Friday rolls around.  But we're even happier when it's a FURever Home Friday (and today just happens to be one of those ... yippee)!  Since our last adoption update, PAWS kitties of all shapes and sizes have found their very own forever families.  Check out this latest list of graduates!

BIG: Handsome gentle giant Kipper

MEDIUM: Sweet and beautiful Skylar

SMALL-MEDIUM: Super snuggly special needs teenager Nubbins

Kittens Jingle Bell and Rudolph (together); Ricki and Roo (together); Bart; and Bernie and Barry (together)

Congratulations and much love to all the adoptees and their new families.  Enjoy your happily ever afters!

Oh, and speaking of happily ever afters, here's a "happy tail" from Finn and Piper's (formerly Fry and Scruffy) new family:

"Fry and Scruffy (now Finn and Piper, respectively) are doing great! (Here's) a recent picture. Finn is a champion purrer who loves to play fetch with his toys, and Piper is the queen of giving loving "headbutts" and adores any toy with feathers on it. They are both good little eaters and have been using the litter box as they should.  We are happy to have been able to give them a good home!"

Have a great weekend, everybody!

January 15, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Jeremy

Tiger tabby Jeremy is one of the official "greeters" in PAWS Cat Room 5.  This handsome and friendly guy loves people and other cats, and is always sure to welcome volunteers, staff and visitors alike as they come through the door.  Jeremy is very bonded with his sister, Julia, so they must be adopted together.  Come meet them today!

January 12, 2014

Sisters on Sunday (and every other day)

Morticia and Elvira ended up at the shelter after being abandoned by their former owners. As sad as we are that someone would just abandon their animals, we're glad Morticia and Elvira are safe and loved at PAWS until they find a forever home of their own.

Gorgeous tuxie Morticia is about 2 years old, while her beautiful ginger tabby sister Elvira is about 6.

These ladycats are sweet, playful and friendly. We'd all love for them to be adopted together. They'd do best in a quieter home, without other animals or small children. Elvira and Morticia are spayed, microchipped, up to date on their vaccinations, and have tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

January 8, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Sandy

Here's beautiful and adoptable Sandy, watching her favorite video in Cat Room 3.

And here she is, waiting for some playing and lap time. We're always happy to oblige her. :)

January 6, 2014

Mancat Monday - Noel

Super handsome Noel is still pretty new around here. But with his sweet and gentle nature, he's already become a favorite of the shelter volunteers and staff. And what a great model he is!

Noel is about 11 years old, neutered, microchipped, and current on his vaccinations. He has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. He also has lots of love and affection for whoever is lucky enough to adopt him. So ... do YOU feel lucky? :)

January 1, 2014

A New Year, New Homes, and a New Look!

The New Year is such a time of hope, promise and optimism, and we all got a little extra jolt of those things when some lucky PAWS kitties found forever homes this week - right before the end of 2013!  Joining the ranks of PAWS graduates mentioned in our earlier December adoption reports (here and here) were Angel and Yule (together), Belanna and Goblin (together), Cisco, Kojak, Raven, and Yancy.  Happy New Year, indeed! :)

Speaking of NEW, you may have noticed our blog has a beautiful new look, courtesy of our dear and talented friend Ann Adamus at Zoolatry.  (Thank you, Ann!)  We hope you all like it as much as we do!  The new header has so much meaning for us.  In addition to Moosey, Gracie, Zoe, Angel Sammy and Angel Maggie, the header features kitties who are currently waiting at PAWS for their own happily ever afters.

From all of us here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life ... Happy New Year, and thank you for being our friends.  May your 2014 be filled with love, peace, joy and all good things!

Hugs and headbonks,

Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe (and the PAWS Cats)