PAWS staff, volunteer and ladycat favorite Milo...
...also found his happily ever after!
Here's the full list of the latest PAWS graduating class. ConCATulations to all these kitties and their new families! :)
Peek-a-boo and Hopscotch
Princess Margaret Rose
And finally, here's part of a happy tail (er, tale) from Oracle's new mommy that we KNOW will make you smile. You may remember that Oracle lived at PAWS for FOUR YEARS before she was adopted!
"...If by 'adjusting' you mean, has she taken over, yes. Thank you for Oracle. I knew she was the one when I met her and she is a wonder. Is she sitting with me yet? No, she sits ON me. Sleeping with me? What do you think? She's very polite, doesn't wake me up, but immediately leads me out of the bedroom, sharp left, another sharp left, and goes behind her dish tray, which she has invariably pulled out into the middle of the kitchen. Once fed, she spends the morning playing, exploring and cuddling. The afternoon is spent sleeping in her special chair until around 4 or 4:30, then it's very broad hints to fed her ... She's affectionate, beautiful, funny, everything a cat should be. And I love her."
Happy birthday to the Mom (Tracey)! We and the Dad love you very much, and hope you have the bestest day (even though you and Dad have to work) today. Thank you for all you do for so many, and for your kind and caring heart. And for loving US so much and so well. We're so thankful and lucky that you are OUR mommy, and that you (and the Dad) gotcha'd us!
It looks as though pretty Minnie Mouse has made a new friend in the meeting room cat tree. That really doesn't surprise us, because this super adoptable sweetheart is a friend to everyone she meets. She loves humans, and gets along well with other cats, too. :)
We love our sweet tabby friend Holly SO much. She adores people, snuggling, being pet, and being talked to. This beautiful girl, who is about 10 years old, ended up at PAWS after she was found wandering outside an office building. Even though Tracey and I were sad to learn yesterday that Holly is in the first stages of kidney disease, it's clear that this darling kitty still has lots of love to give.
According to the Cornell Feline Health Center, "...it is quite common nowadays — thanks to innovative medical and surgical procedures — for some cats to live for one to three years or even longer following early diagnosis (of kidney disease)."
Do you have room in your heart and home for Holly? This special girl will fill your life with love and affection, and be the best friend you've ever had.
This is Princess Margaret Rose, a super sweet and snuggly kitty waiting at PAWS for her forever home. Hey Princess, what have you got planned for today?
Just taking it easy. It IS Sunday, after all.
Good plan, smart girl. Meanwhile, after Tracey and I are done volunteering at the shelter, we'll be driving one leg of an amazing multi-state transport of kitties, including Brutus and Marigold (of the Royals), from New Jersey to their new home in Massachusetts. We'll also be giving a ride to another cat named Kiera, who is traveling all the way from North Carolina to Maine! If you want to read about this tremendous and moving endeavor, click HERE.
When you're done with that, check out how PAWS is celebrating St. Patrick's Day! First up is a "St. Patrick's South of the Border-style" night at Rio Border Cafe (330 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT) on Thursday, March 14th. Rio is generously donating ALL profits (dine in AND take out) from 5PM until closing directly to PAWS. Click here to learn more.
Then there's PAWS' special "Erin Go Bark/St. Catrick's" adoption event, which takes place March 15-17. The event will feature special reduced adoption fees (cats will be $75 and dogs will be $160), and adopters will receive a free goody bag for their new best friends. And all adopters will have the chance to choose a lucky golden coin to get even lower adoption fees!
400 posts? Really? When Tracey first started Animal Shelter Volunteer Life back in December of 2008, we never imagined it would grow to become such a source of joy and encouragement for so many. Nor did we imagine this little blog would become a portal through which we would make so many amazing friends, and meet so many animal lovers from around the world.
On this occasion, we want to thank you all. Your love, support and encouragement are such sources of strength and joy, and we are so very fortunate to have you sharing in our adventures, and in the stories about the amazing, adoptable cats who pass through the doors of PAWS. We're also abundantly thankful for animal advocates everywhere, and places like PAWS that
provide safe and loving havens for animals while they wait to find their
very own forever homes.
Much love and gratitude, and hugs and headbonks to you all,
Kevin (meowmeowmans), Tracey, Sammy and Moosey, and all the PAWS Cats
Handsome and lovable Ashton is getting in some hammock time while he waits for his new family to pick him up. He's going home today! Congratulations to you and your new people, Ashton ... we love you, pal! :)
We thought we'd use the Dr. Seuss Day Challengeto let you know that our Sammy continues to do well after hisrecent health scare. He's eating well, he finished his antibiotics, his fur and skin are better, and he's ... well ... he's acting like the sweet senior we all know and love. Thank you for your love and concern, and Happy Dr. Seuss Day, everybody!
Hugs and headbonks,
SAMmy, Moosey, Mom Tracey and Dad Kevin (meowmeowmans)