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November 24, 2016

Giving Thanks for FURever Homes :)

With Thanksgiving Weekend upon us, we have a lot for which to be grateful. One of the things we're most thankful for is seeing so many of our shelter friends find their forever homes. And while all gotcha stories are wonderful, some tug extra hard at the ol' heartstrings...

Like our sweet and gentle friend, Swizzle. Adored by all of the volunteers and staff (and our wonderful friends at The Cat on My Head, who sponsored her every month for the past 2 1/2 years!), Swizzle waited for nearly six years at the shelter, until she went home last weekend with fellow PAWS volunteer, Chris.
 The two of them have a very special connection, and we're all over the moon that Swizzle is now living it up with Chris and his two other cats, Tumble and (PAWS graduate) Truffle. Be sure to check out the "Happy Tails" section at the bottom of this post to read Chris' account of Swizzle's first week home!

And then, there's our handsome 16 year-old housepanther buddy, Clyde, who was first adopted from PAWS as a kitten, only to be returned recently when his human had to go into assisted living. Clyde is the nicest boy ever, so we know he was well-loved in his first forever home. As you can guess, the chances of a senior black cat with age-related health issues being adopted aren't exactly promising. But miracles do come true. And this one came courtesy of our friend Layla, from Cat Wisdom 101.
From what we hear, Clyde's transition to living with Layla, husband Joe, and cats Domino, Odin and Nou Nou went off without a hitch. Check out Layla's post about it here!

Do you remember senior lapcat, Mischief, who found herself at PAWS after her elderly owner could no longer care for her? Well, she found her happily ever after, and boy, is she ever loved.
Her new family says, "Mischief is awesome ... she's super mellow ... the kids love her ... we are all so happy! ... thank you for Mischief! ... things are perfect ... Mischief has no problem with anyone!"

Check out the full list of graduates since our last FURever Friday report (alphabetical, by month)!

SEPTEMBER: Angora; Boots; Casablanca, Rio and Sugarloaf (together); Cheezy Chaz; Clark; Cloudy; Cove; Cucumber and Bailey (together); Douglas and Maxwell (together); Giada and Julia (together); Ipanema; Jeekers; Joelle; Kossack; Loca and Luna (together); Louie; Meow-Wow; Millie; Milo; Mischief; Mr. Paws; Norman; Quantum and Quasar (together); Quark; Rascal; Robin; Scarlet; Seaside; Stanley and Lois (together); Stella and Samba (together); Storm and Nutmeg (together); Yibby
Top (L to R) Swizzle, Marshall, Hubbell, Clyde, Miss Kitty; Bottom (L to R) Mikan, Fifi, Nashibee, Greyrock, Dina

OCTOBER: Celexa; Cobbler; Columbus and Laura (together); Dina; Ezri and Cisco (together); Fifi; Figaro (long-term foster); Grace; Greyrock; Hijinx; Honey; Jasper; Kayla; Kibby; Kira and Keiko (together); Mikan; Miss Deed; Moo Cat; Mufasa; Omega; Sadie (from foster); Scalzi (from foster); Shenanigans; Shirley; Sterling Silver; Tom Foolery; Zoloft

Top (L to R) Mischief, Sadie, Jeekers, Seaside, Boots; Bottom (L to R): Cove, Honey, Cheezy Chaz; Kossack, Meow-Wow

NOVEMBER (TO DATE): Alpha; August; Battleship; Callie Mae; Cider and Spice (together); Clyde (permanent foster); Crookshanks and Hedwig (together); David Hasslehof and Pamela Anderson (together, from foster); Hopper and Tigger (from foster); Jo Jo and Parcheesi (together); Katy; Marshall and Hubbell (together); Miss Kitty; Mungo; Nashibee; Paxil; Rambo; Riland; Scrabble and Boggle (together); Solo; Swizzle (permanent foster); Tau; Tilton; Twinkie; Wordsworth; Zsa Zsa

ConCATulations to all of the graduates, and their new forever families! We're sending purrs, prayers and wishes for you all to enjoy long, happy, love-filled lives together! :)
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What would a FURever Home Friday post be without some happy tails tales?

 "Mikan is great! He's settled in and has commandeered our bed as his own! He's eating well, playing, especially with his scratching post) and loves lounging about. Thank you for checking up on him and, even more so, for letting us adopt him. He's part of our family now and we just love our chubby little dude!"

 "Swizzle arrived home Saturday afternoon. She was greeted by my other two cats, Tumble and Truffle. Truffle is a PAWS alumni. They checked out the carrier but were otherwise cool and collected with the new roommate. Although I was prepared to separate the cats for a time being, that wasn't necessary. My cats gave Swizzle her space. Over the next few days she stayed by herself and didn't explore much. There was probably some sniffing around along the way to and from the litter box but other than that I don't think she wandered around. She still doesn't, but that's okay with me if that's okay with her. This Saturday I thought it was time to get her a personal lounge area like I have for Tumble and Truffle. So I found something that reminds me of her previous wicker hut. And she gravitated towards the new lounge immediately. She loves it! So far, so good, Swizzle! Keep it up."

"I just love Nashibee! She is even better than I could have hoped for. She settled in right away and has such a sweet personality. We are both very lucky. Thank you!"

Happy Thanksgiving, everybuddy!
And happy FURever Home Friday, too. :)

44 comments:

Colehaus Cats said...

Wonderful news! And so many together adoptions! Those make our hearts swell. Thank you for these updates. Congratulations, kitties!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What great adoption news - especially Swizzle! You made my and my human's Thanksgiving.

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

Wow, my heart is full to bursting with your bounty of adoptions! Thanks for including our dear Clyde who is sitting beside me and waves hello to his fellow alumni. We're thrilled about Swizzle. It's give hope to all. Thanks for all your giving xoxo

The Menagerie Mom said...

What a purrfect Thanksgiving post this is! A huge concatulations to Swizzle (!!!), Clyde, and Mischief, and to all of the kitties who are living it up in their new furever homes! Hooray, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, what a wonderful post for your Thanksgiving! We didn't know Layla had adopted Clyde, that's just awesome. And Mischief too, found her forever home? And Swizzle? Amazing! Our purrs to them all, for happiness in their forever homes, and purrs to all those still waiting. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I love hearing about adoptions!! And hearing updates! Yay for all the kitties!

Marg said...

Wow , that is all such good news about all the adoptions. We sure are thankful for all of you at PAWS that find all the cats such good homes. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
That long happy list is due to our wonderful adoption counselors, the PAWS Pension Plan and our devoted cat co-ordinator Ellen. I'm grateful for you and all the caring people who work and volunteer for cat welfare!
xxoo
Maggie

2browndawgs said...

Good news and Happy Thanksgiving to you.

CATachresis said...

So many happy kitties!! Wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Brian said...

My goodness, so many happy stories that my whiskers got weepy wet. I am so happy for each and every one of them. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

The Island Cats said...

These are the posts that we LOVE to see! Hooray for Swizzle and Clyde...and all the others that have found their forever homes!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy Thanksgiving. We luff hearing these happy stories.

Anonymous said...

Guess who has tears in her eyes after reading this positive news :) We're so Happy they all found a furrever home. Good Luck to them all :) Pawkisses for a Wonderful Thanksgiving :) <3

Deb Barnes said...

What a beautiful post! Thanksgiving blessings from all of us at Zee and Zoey’s!

pilch92 said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for people like you and those like Layla and The Cat on My Head. I love to see all these happy endings, I wish all kitties were so lucky.

wildcatwoods said...

Thank you for caring for these wonderful cats and for posting about them on your blog. Happy Thanksgiving.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

This is the BEST Thanksgiving post! We are thankful for people like you who advocate for cats, and for people who adopt them. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

Kitties Blue said...

I absolutely love seeing our sweet girl in her new home. She was so special to all of us. We can't wait to make the arrangements for Pumpkin and Miss Piggy. Loved their photos on the PAWS site. I hope Chris will continue to provide Swizzle updates. Sending all our love and wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. We are so grateful to you for everything you do for the PAWS kitties. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

NCSue said...

Hubby and I purchased some rather expensive purebreds with mixed results. We then picked up a rescue kitty - a "Heinz 57" - and will never go the more expensive route again. Louie has a wonderful personality, and he looks like no other kitty anywhere in the world.
Thanks for the work you do in finding homes for these beautiful kitties.
And thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/11/cana.html

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! *tears* I am so happy to hear this good news! Clyde reminds me of an elderly tom that we took in. You guys are blessings to so many. Thank you! A very happy Thanksgiving, indeed.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Wow that is so wonderful and a great day to post your good news. Concatulations to all of you!!!

Cathy Keisha said...

We had happy tears reading about Swizzle. Janet and crew must be thrilled. Knew about Clyde but are doing a happy dance about Mischief and the others. Our wish is that love be bountiful this Thanksgiving for you and your's from La Condo Keisha.

The Swiss Cats said...

Yay ! Wonderful news ! Purrs

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It is wonderful to see so many adoptions. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and all my US friends.

Katie and The Katz said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all the wonderful adopted kitties!!!
That's the kind of Mewracles that call for a happy dance! Purrz from Katie Kitty Too

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Such fantastic news!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I couldn't be happier that Swizzle is now living with "my" Truffle!

We couldn't be for thankful for friends such as you! Hope you're having a purrfect Thanksgiving!!!

The Florida Furkids said...

So much to be thankful for!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Florida Furkids

M. K. Clinton said...

This post filled my heart with joy and thanks. We appreciate all of the work you do to find amazing families for these amazing cats. Happy Thanksgiving. ♥

Unknown said...

What a fabulishious post! So many wonderful furrever homes for very special cats!
And for yous-- yous all is in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping this day holds all the warmth, contentment, and love of a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving.
Kisses
Nellie (& Kozmo & Jo Jo & Cinnamon & Mommy)

Tamago said...

Awwww this is the purrfect post for Thanksgiving. (Well, any day, actually, haha :-) ) We are so happy these sweethearts have found wonderful forever homes! And we are very thankful for all you do for homeless kitties. Happy Thanksgiving xoxo

Sasha said...

we are really happy that these kitties have found wonderful forever homes. We hope they continue to be loved for the rest of their lives and that they have all found trainable and obedient humans.

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

I just love these posts! We are so happy to have special friends like you both in our lives. You both are true blessings. We adore you! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Anonymous said...

OMC We're all bawlin' like babies here. Dat's so wonderful. We're most happy fur Swizzle, and all da kitties who found there furever. We're sendin' hugs and purrayers fur all. Have a blest Fanksgivin' weekend.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Awwwwwwwwww how much good news, so much!!!! Love this post, happy happy happy and more happies, thank mew fur sharing all this beautifulness 💖💖💖

purrs

Basil & co XOX

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

WOW! You made my week! What a super roundup of wonderful news!! It's good to know there are good people out there willing to give all cats a chance! hairballsandhissyfits.com

Mr Puddy said...

I do happy dance here !
Sooooo happy with this good news
and thanks for the team who works hard and make it happens =^x^=

Sandee said...

I love happy endings.

Thanks for linking up to Feline Friday. Have a purrfect day. ☺

Kathe W. said...

Swizzle looks a lot like our Lucy! So happy Swizzle is in a furr ever home!

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Why do I end up in happy tears when I see Swizzle, and Clyde in forever homes. I know Kitties Blue mentioned Swizzle as their sponsored cat and their pride in their sponsorship. Clyde is a beauty. What is NOT to love about a senior black cat even with a few issues.

We hope PAWS has a good Thanksgiving.

Suzy said...

Your Fur babies look lovely. I have a friend who also fosters kittens for the RSPCA
dropping by from WW

LP said...

We are always so impressed by how may cats are adopted from your shelter! Well done to all your volunteers and employees! :D Great news about Swizzle , Clyde and Mischief...well great news all around! :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Three Chatty Cats said...

This is just awesome! I love hearing how happy and well the cats are doing after being adopted.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I love the Furever Home posts! And it's so nice to hear about so many senior kitties being adopted.