October 31, 2015

Happy Meow-loween! :)

Moosey, as "The Lion"

Gracie, as "The Tiger"

Zoe, as "The Bear"
Lions, tigers, bears, oh my! Have a happy and safe Halloween, everybuddy! :)

October 28, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Sophie

Isn't she lovely? This is our sweet, playful and outgoing new friend, Sophie.

Sophie is super friendly with people, gets along with some other kitties, and would be a wonderful addition to almost any home. And we're pretty sure that look on her face means, "please come sit down next to me, so I can give you some snuggles." Because that's exactly what happened right after these photos were taken. :)

Sophie is about 8 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and current on her vaccinations.  She is negative for FIV and FeLV. She also has a nice smile. See?

Come meet Sophie today, and fall in love.

October 25, 2015

Easy Like Selfie Sunday :)

Our strikingly beautiful friend, Cookie, is aptly named. She's as sweet as they come! She also takes a great SELFIE, don't you think? :)

Cookie is about 4 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and current on her vaccinations. She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. She loves people, gets along with other kitties, and she's waiting to meet you!

As for the EASY part of today's post, that's being handled by our handsome, lovable and gentle friends, Ryker and Patch. As you can see, they've both perfected the "hangover" relaxation technique. :)
Ryker (at left) and Patch are very good boys!
You can see more pictures of our buddy Patch here, and our pal Ryker here.


As we do most every week, we're taking part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our awesome pals at The Cat On My Head. Click here to visit them, and to see who else is participating (and/or to join in the fun)! :)

October 23, 2015

FURever Home Friday! :)

Hip hip hooray! It's Friday! And what better way to celebrate than by making this a FURever Home Friday, our periodic update about the lucky PAWS cats who've found their forever homes? There's lots of happiness to share, so let's get this celebration started!

Longtime PAWS residents Jazmin, Izzy and Marlee have finally found their happily ever afters. Jazmin and Izzy had been waiting for about 4 years!

Mariah, Lincoln (the cat who lays like a frog), and Creamsicle were all adopted, too! We are especially happy for our pal Creamsicle, who originally came to PAWS after he was found wandering around in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy (in November of 2012). 

Here's the full list of kitties, in alphabetical order, who have graduated since our last adoption update:

Archie and Mindy (together); Asia and Luna (together); Bean Bag, Bean Pole, and Bean Sprout (together); Bisou; Burglar and Domino (together); Bell; Cali; Cannoli; Cassiopeia; Churro; Cinder; Cookie and Cream (together); Creamsicle; Delphine LaLaurie; DJ; Dulcinea; Don Fernando; Flan; Izzy; Jazmin; Lincoln; Louis Leakey; Mariah; Marie Laveau; Marlee; Misu; Olga; Orion; Papa and Baron S. (together); Pixie; PJ; Sbarro; Strega; Thing-a-ma-jig; Toledo and Holly (together); Willy; Zahara

And what FURever Home Friday would be complete without some Happy Tails (er, TALES)? 

"BeeBee is doing great! She loves her new home and we love her. It's a big difference since December- she has completely adapted and is a very active cat. She's a beautiful playful and fun cat-not shy at all. She uses the litter box well and is eating great. She has a vet she goes to regularly and according to her veterinarian, she seems to be in great health."

"Today marks 3 months of being blessed with Oreo added to our family. there's plenty of love and fun in our home with the two buddies, Oreo & Diego. Thanks again, PAWS, for all your service."

Happy Weekend, everybuddy!

October 21, 2015

(Almost) Wordless - Our Pal Swizzle

Do you remember our beautiful, sweet and super gentle friend, Swizzle? She's still waiting patiently at PAWS for her forever home. 

She's also still getting lots of love and attention from all of her human pals. This picture - taken this past Sunday - shows Swizzle enjoying some lap time with yours truly. :)

We love you, Swizzle!

Swizzle is spayed, micro-chipped and current on her vaccinations. She's about 8 1/2 years old, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. She tolerates other cats, but does not do well with dogs. Swizzle would do best in a quieter home, with a human who is around most of the time. Won't you please give her the chance she so wants and deserves?

October 18, 2015

Easy Like Sunday Selfie - Zoe! :)

This week's selfie duties are being handled by our super-sweet, gentle and adoptable friend, Zoe. We LOVE this kitty. Isn't she adorable? :)

When Zoe was done taking her selfie, she settled in for a nice sun-shiny easy...


Zoe is about 7 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on her vaccinations. She is negative for FIV and FeLV. And she will love you forever, if you'll just give her the chance she needs and deserves. Come meet Zoe, and fall in love!

We're taking part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our beloved pals at The Cat On My Head. Click here to see who else is participating (and/or to join in the fun)!

October 16, 2015

National Feral Cat Day 2015

Did you know that feral cats (also called community or outdoor cats) are the same species as pet cats? Or that they live in groups called colonies and can thrive in every landscape? Or that they can be as healthy as pet cats, even though they are (in most cases) unadoptable because they are not socialized to humans? Or that there is a special day to raise awareness about them?

Today is National Feral Cat Day! Now in its 15th year, National Feral Cat Day was launched in 2001 by Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for feral and stray cats and a recognized authority on Trap-Neuter-Return (T-N-R) — the program wherein cats who live outdoors are humanely trapped and brought to a veterinarian to be evaluated, spayed or neutered and vaccinated.

Friendly cats and kittens are put up for adoption. Feral cats that have been spayed, neutered and checked are released back into the areas from which they came, with volunteer caregivers providing a managed food source and monitoring the colony to aid sick or injured cats. Because they are spayed and neutered, the feral cats don't have to deal with stuff like territorial fighting, mating and pregnancy, and no new kittens are born.

A feral kitty I met in Jerusalem, Israel.
Sadly, in many municipalities, cats are still caught and taken to animal pounds and shelters where they are killed. The shelter system is the number one cause of death for cats in the United States. That’s why it’s so important for people to consider feral kitties today and every day, to help change society and create compassionate communities for cats.

October 14, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Life Imitating Art :)

Cartoon art by Bernard Kliban. Real life by Merritt. Photobomb by Marshall. :)

Fun fact: Merritt, Marshall and Kliban were all born in Norwalk, Connecticut (home of PAWS)!

Read more about beautiful and adoptable Merritt HERE.
And more about handsome tuxie Marshall (and his brother, Hubbell) HERE.

October 11, 2015

Easy Like Selfie Sunday :)

It's Sunday, and around here, that almost always means a little bit of selfie, and a whole lot of easy. Let's start things off with a stunning selfie by our beautiful, quiet and reserved friend, Pumpkin.

As a female long-haired orange tabby, Pumpkin is a pretty rare kitty. She's still waiting to be adopted, and just needs a patient someone who will give her a chance. We are confident that she will blossom, and be a loving and loyal companion once she finds her forever home.

And now, let's get on with that easy stuff. This week's professional relaxation demonstration is brought to you by our silly, full-of-personality housepanther pal, Elmer. If there was an Easy Like Sunday competition, he'd be getting some serious style points with his technique. :) 

We're participating in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our awesome pals at The Cat On My Head. Be sure to visit them to see all of the other participants (and/or to join in the fun)! 

Happy Sunday, everybuddy!

October 7, 2015

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Gabe! :)

This is our handsome, funny and adoptable friend, Gabe. Just look at that adorable face.

And that belly.

And that tongue! Nice raspberry, Gabe. ;)

Gabe is about 5 1/2 years old, and as has a personality that absolutely fills a room. He loves to play, is a catnip addict aficionado, and gets along with some other cats. Gabe is neutered, micro-chipped, and current on his vaccinations. He does get eye drops daily for an issue with chronic dry eyes, but he, as they say, "will work for food." Want a reason to laugh and smile every day? Then Gabe is the cat for you! Come meet him at PAWS today. :)

October 4, 2015

Easy Like Selfie Sunday :)

Around here, we always try to get in at least a little bit of rest and relaxation on Sundays. Here's our own sweet Gracie showing off her easy skills, amidst some of the wonderful toys made by our sweet pals at 15 and Meowing, before we took them to PAWS for the kitties there. :)

Sundays are also a great day for taking selfies, and for participating in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our awesome friends, the Kitties Blue, at The Cat on My Head. Today, our guest selfie is taken by a handsome mancat named Kipling.
This super friendly guy was living on the streets of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was hanging out near a VERY busy road, and getting food from kindhearted construction workers who would share bits of their lunches with him. But with autumn already upon us, and winter on its coattails, Kipling needs a safe, warm and loving forever home.

Kipling is neutered and current on his vaccinations. He has tested positive for FIV+, but please don't let that stop you from adopting this special dude. After all, "...FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration," even though "...they do take special care in terms of monitoring them for signs of infection..." (source: Kipling is currently in a loving foster home, where he is being totally spoiled. Read more about Kipling HERE. To meet Kipling, contact Ilona at