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April 4, 2014

Flashback Friday Friends

Check out this picture our friend (and fellow longtime volunteer), Maggie, found recently in her files.  She took it at PAWS about nine years ago.  The big kitty is our (Mom Tracey and Dad Kevin's) angel Lady Madonna.  The image brought back a flood of memories, including the fact that these kittens were NOT Lady Madonna's.  One of our favorite things about Lady is that she loved all cats and kittens.  And she was more than happy to play the role of cuddly auntie to these two babies (Dipsy and Doodle) whose biological mommy wasn't really into the more tender aspects of motherhood.


Flash forward to about 1 1/2 weeks ago.  Maggie (who many of you know through her awesome Sundays at the Shelter blog) saw something that gave her pause when she looked at the faces of PAWS newcomers Roxy and Tripper.  When she asked us what we thought, Tracey and I saw it, too.  Do you?

Roxy
Tripper
Yep, you guessed it ... Roxy and Tripper are Dipsy and Doodle, all grown up.  We don't know why they've ended up back at PAWS after all these years, but we know they are friendly, gentle and still very attached to each other.  While it sort of breaks our hearts to see them back, we're glad our long lost friends will be safe, warm and loved until they find their new happily ever after.

Another baby picture of Roxy (left) and Tripper
Maybe you, or somebody you know, can give these sweet siblings the second chance they so deserve?

49 comments:

Life with Ragdolls said...

They are beautiful!

AnnStaub said...

Aw how sweet! What a beauty that Lady Madonna was and she does sound like a real sweetheart!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I didn't remember the kittens' names! It's fun to reminisce about the cats we fell in love with, but sad when we encounter them again at the shelter. They were lovely kittens and now they are sweet and beautiful adults.
xxoo
Maggie

White Dog Blog said...

While it IS sad to see them back, we are grateful that they ended up where they will be cared for and safe until their second chance family comes along. The thought of them being turned loose in the woods or left at animal control or worse make us shudder. We ask the Universe to send someone who will understand and keep them both together...and love them for the rest of their days.

Photo Cache said...

what a nice post. kitties are always bootiful. unlike humans, they don't need to undergo any botox therapy.

emma and buster

Julia Williams said...

How sad that their forever home was not forever. Breaks my heart. Purrs that they do not stay long and can go to a good home together.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

While it is sad they came back, I'm just glad they are safe with you!

The Florida Furkids said...

Wow, it's amazing that they came back to you and we sure hope they find their REAL forever home soon.

The Florida Furkids

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

OMG, what an incredible coincidence and story. Purrs to Maggie and we're sharing.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

How sad that their forever home was not forever :(
Keep my paws crossed that they will find a new foreverhome that last´s forever soon !!

XOXO

Fur Everywhere said...

You know, it's so sad when kitties are returned after years in a home. The other day, I was visiting Cat Care and saw a kitty come back after three years, too. It's sad. At the same time, I'm glad the owners bring them back because we know they'll be safe and cared for while they await a new home.

Good luck to Roxie and Tipper. We hope someone can give you a real forever home. <3

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're sorry the kitties were returned and hope they will soon have a new furever home which will really be for ever.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

san said...

It's good to see how marvelous they've grown but we're a little sad that they are back. But they know they're in a good place.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Lady Madonna was beautiful, and really must have been a wonderful cat, to play auntie like that. :-)

We're very sorry to see the cats returned, but know that's better than just abandoning them or turning them out on the street. Purrs to them that they find their real forever home sooner than later.

The Island Cats said...

We're a little sad that Tripper and Roxy are back at the shelter, but they did end up at one of the best shelters. We purr that they find a home together soon. They're adorable.

The Whiskeratti said...

It's good that they had a safe place to return to - but heartbreaking indeed.

Tamago said...

What lovely pictures. Lady Madonna sounds she was such a sweet girl to take care of Roxy and Tripper. It is sad that they were back to shelter, but I'm glad they are at PAWS. I hope they'll find wonderful forever home very soon!

Unknown said...

It's a shame they're back at the shelter, but at least they will be on familiar ground and let's hope they find that forever home soon.

GLOGIRLY said...

Oh, they're so beautiful!
So sad that they are back at the shelter, but wonderful they are together. Purring for a wonderful forever home for them both!
XO

The Furries of Whisppy said...

It's sad that they have been returned to PAWs but we're glad they are in good condition. We're purring for them to be adopted together quickly.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

roxy & tripper...we iz veree sorree stuff dinna werk out at yur other for evers home; heerz hopin ewe will be ree ceevin yur graduationz papers again... & by months end......♥♥

heerz two a wild whitefish week oh end ◄► two everee one !!

Brian said...

I sure hate that someone didn't love them just right, but I know the second time will be purrfect. They are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Awesome that they were remembered, but sad that they ended up back and not growing up in a loving home. Wonder what happened. ~Rascal and Rocco

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It is sad that they were returned after 9 years. Maybe it was a bereavement and there was no family to keep them in their home. It is hard to think someone would just tire of them after all that time. I am glad that they are safe and loved back at PAWS and hope they soon get another loving home.

Unknown said...

aww, so sad their furever home did not work out. But came back to for a good reason I imagine. Maybe it's a sign! Beautiful photos!
Thanks for linking up to the Pet Parade!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Anonymous said...

I love this. I am putting together stories of our past FurKids. Stories worth sharing. Hugs.

Unknown said...

What beautiful babies, err, kitties. If I didn't have five cats already, I'd take them. And every other cat in a shelter because I'm such a sucker. Hope they find a forever home soon.

A Tonl said...

oh that kind of breaks our hearts too...and we're purring extra hard for a forever home to find them SOON!

Kitties Blue said...

OMC, that breaks our hearts that they have somehow lost their home, but at least they were returned to a safe place. And that they are still together is so great! We will be purring and praying super hard that they soon have a new and wonderful forever home. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Clooney said...

Wow, what a coincidence that they ended up at PAWS again and that Maggie had just found the picture of them when they were kittens with your special Lady Madonna. We send huge purrs their way for them to find a loving home together very soon.

Just Mags said...

Amazing that Maggie remembered them and knew they had returned to the shelter. Bitter sweet but we are happy to know they are still, sweet, gentle and together. We hope they find a loving home soon that will be forever this time. We know they are safe and in loving hands and arms at the shelter. Hugs and nose kisses

Hilary said...

what cuties…

Good luck today!

Deb Barnes said...

Oh... so sorry they had to come back to the shelter but am very relieved that they will be under your caring and watchful eye. Prayers they find a good home soon. Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

Life with Dogs and Cats said...

Oh, it just makes me want to hold them and cuddle them. I hope they get find a together furever home soon!

--Purrs (and woofs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

Ann Boyajian said...

Aw, I'm sad they're back, but glad they're back at a good shelter. I wonder what happened to their family??

LP said...

Nine years is a long time to have kitties. We can never know what people have gone through/are going through , and I'd like to think these two were loved enough for their owners to ensure they ended up in a wonderful facility such as yours, rather than out on the street. We have our paws crossed that someone will fall in love with them , take them home and love them until their last days.

P.S. What an absolute treasure Lady Madonna was :)

the critters in the cottage xo

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

There had to be something very bad happen to these two beauties forever home for them to be returned 8-9 years later. Do you have any idea? We are so sorry but we know they will find forever homes please dear Lord find them a home together.

Jans Funny Farm said...

How sad they are back but we are glad they are not at a kill shelter. Hope they find a new home soon.

Unknown said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! How sad, but wes knows a furrend of my human brother's had to gives up his cat a month ago as the apartment he was living in decided that they no longer would lets peoples keeps their cats. They tried to finds a new home and they tried to finds a new home for their cat to no avail.
Wes is purraying that Roxy and Tripper (aka Dipsy and Doodle) finds a new forever home soon!
Kisses
Nellie

Gigi said...

That is furry sad, but we are furry happy that there is safe harbor for these sweet kitties till they find a new home. XOXOXOXO

2browndawgs said...

Oh hope they can find a good home!

Marty the Manx said...

Looks like Madonna had her paw in you finding that Picture of the girls. Hope they find a home soon. So very sad they made their way back to you guys, just heartbreaking....
Marty's Mom

Danielle L Zecher said...

Aww, that's so sweet that Lady Madonna cuddled with the babies when they needed her.

It is sad that they've ended up back in the shelter, but good to know they have a safe place to be. Paws crossed that their furever home comes along soon.

mog said...

Such beautiful cats, glad that they are back with you instead of another shelter. They will be well cared for and loved while awaiting their forever home. And hope this time it is forever.

Unknown said...

I know Ceiling Cat will find new homes for them very soon! {{{luv}}}

Gigi said...

Thanks for being ready to carry out your impawtant viceroy duties if it becomes necessary. It makes me feel very safe knowing you are at the ready!

Oui Oui said...

We are sorry that Disy & Doodle lost their home, but thankfully they are back at PAWS. We are purring that they find a new home very soon. Maggie is great! And what an artist! Hugs & kitty kisses, friends!

M Dawson said...

Lady sounds like our late CuzzWuzz more of a mum to Little In's kittens than Little Un was!!! Pictures like this catch at your heart.

Pawesome Cats said...

What lovely adults they turned out to be....whilst I'm sad they were returned I'm glad they will be safe and happy until they find their furrever home.