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November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

 “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” - A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
 
Thanksgiving Throwback (2013): Gracie, Angel Zoe and Angel Moosey helping Chef Julia Child

We have so much for which to be grateful. We are thankful for the special people who adopt shelter animals and/or take in homeless pets, for those who help animals in need, donate time and resources, serve as fosters, care for feral cats, and/or participate in trap-neuter-return programs.

Thanksgiving Throwback (2012): Angels Moosey and Sammy at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

We're thankful for wonderful and amazing friends both near and around the world. Thank you for sharing your animals and lives with us, for your love and support, and for sharing in our joys (and our sorrows when stories have less than happy endings).

Thanksgiving Throwback (2015): Angel Zoe, Angel Moosey and Gracie

There are, of course, so many other things in our lives for which we are grateful. But because we love animals so much, the things we listed above are high on our list.

Thanksgiving Throwback (2011): Angel Sammy, Angel Moosey and an elusive turkey

Thank you all. And for everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving ... we hope yours is happy.
 
Hugs and headbonks,
Tracey, Kevin (meowmeowmans) and Gracie

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November 18, 2017

Oreo's Sunday Selfies (and one from a Famous Guest)

It's Sunday, and as is the case almost every week, we're taking part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our dear pals at the Cat On My Head. When we asked the PAWS cats who'd like to represent this week, up stepped spunky and beautiful Oreo


Oreo has the coolest markings. Her fancy tuxedo is one of a kind! 

Oreo is about 2 1/2 years old. She likes humans, and gets along with other nice cats. She's friendly and playful (she loves the mouse on a string toy and the laser), but she is also good at letting you know when she's had enough. Oreo is spayed, micro-chipped, current on her vaccinations, and negative for FIV and FeLV. Oreo is so ready to find her happily ever after. Is it with you? 

And now, for that guest selfie from a famous friend...

It's the stunning one herself, Cathy Keisha!


You're probably wondering how we ended up with a genuine selfie of CK. As it turns out, she, TW and Pop had a whole bunch of awesome stuff to donate to the PAWS cats ... scratchers, track balls, valerian toys, a water fountain, collars, toys, a catnip toy marinater, litter boxes, PTUs and more! So Tracey and I took a drive down the interstate for a visit and to pick up all the goodies. We had a great time, even if CK did hiss and throw a major asthma attack when she first saw us (sorry for surprising you like that, pal). In all seriousness, THANK YOU for your kind donations, which we know will be well-used and well-loved by the cats waiting at PAWS for their forever homes. You, TW and Pop rock!

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November 15, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Van Zant

This is our handsome and gentle buddy, Van Zant. He's such a good (and good-natured) boy. And just look at that adorable face! 

Van Zant is only about 1 1/2 years old. He's super friendly and gets along with other nice cats. He's also curious and playful, and loves getting pets and snuggles. And with the colder months now upon us, what could be better than snuggles from a soft, warm kitty? Van Zant is neutered, micro-chipped, current on his vaccinations and negative for FIV and FeLV. He's waiting at PAWS to find his happily ever after. Come meet Van Zant today!

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http://www.create-with-joy.com/2017/11/wordless-wednesday-what-being-a-royal-taste-tester-is-really-like.html
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November 12, 2017

Cece's Sunday Selfies

Beautiful and adoptable Cece can be a little reserved with strangers, but she's sweet as pie with people she knows. We know this for a fact, since she loves spending time with all of her human friends at the shelter. As you can see, she also takes a pretty awesome selfie. :)

Cece is about 7 years old, spayed, micro-chipped and current on her vaccinations. She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Cece's wonderful purr-sonality is more and more evident with each passing day, and we know she'll positively blossom in a forever home. Come and meet her today! 

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 We're taking part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our pals at The Cat on My Head. Be sure to check out who else is hopping this week, and if you're so inclined ... join in on the fun!

November 8, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Sylvester

Our adoptable pal Sylvester is more than just a super handsome face. He's also got enough purrsonality to fill a room (and your heart)!

Sylvester is neutered, micro-chipped, current on his vaccinations and negative for FIV and FeLV. He loves being pet, hanging out with his friends, and making conversation (he can be quite a talkative dude when the mood strikes). At 11 years old, he's what some humans might call "mature." But you shouldn't let his age prevent you from finding your new best friend ... Sylvester qualifies for the PAWS Senior Pension Plan, which includes: no adoption fee, an annual wellness exam, vaccinations and blood work analysis for free for the rest of his life. Sylvester is seriously awesome. Come meet him today, and fall in love! 

http://www.create-with-joy.com/2017/11/wordless-wednesday-when-daylight-savings-time-ends.html
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November 4, 2017

Dona Nobis Pacem* #blog4peace

Today, we’re taking part in “BlogBlast for Peace.” Since Mimi Lenox started it in 2006, this day of peace has grown to include thousands of bloggers in 214 countries and counting, all blogging about one thing ... PEACE.


The official Blog Blast for Peace theme this year is "Finding Peace in Overwhelming Times." In a world where tumult and discord often take center stage, there's so much to be said for finding the kind of inner peace that grows and engenders peace, love and understanding. That's why we chose to feature our gorgeous and adoptable friend, Bella, on our peace globe. For a long time, Bella wasn't sure she could trust the people or cats at PAWS. But with love and care, and her own "suite," she's become a completely different cat, one who is confident and full of the peace that comes with being happy with where she is at. She loves spending time with her favorite volunteers, enjoys being pet, and is even up for some occasional lap time when the mood strikes.

With the transformation that inner peace has brought her, Bella is supremely ready to find her own forever family. She’s still a little cautious with new people and situations, so she would do best in a quiet home with folks who will be patient as she adjusts to her new surroundings. Won’t you please consider giving Bella the home she deserves?

Wishing peace for all beings, today and every day,

Kevin, Tracey, and Gracie

(*Dona Nobis Pacem is Latin for "grant us peace.")

November 1, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Minnie :)

Our pal Minnie is sweet, playful and ready to find her happily ever after. Just look at her awesome whiskers. Her pink nose with the little beauty mark. And those big round eyes! Is she not precious and adorable? 


Minnie is about 2 years old, spayed, micro-chipped and current on her vaccinations. She is negative for FIV and FeLV. She's still getting used to life at PAWS, and as such, is a little shy around people she doesn't know. But we can tell that this cutie will positively blossom in a forever home. All Minnie needs is a chance. Is it with you?

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http://www.create-with-joy.com/2017/10/wordless-wednesday-tricks-or-treats.html
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October 29, 2017

Aldo's Sunday Selfies

When we asked for Sunday Selfie volunteers among the PAWS cats, our stunningly handsome (and super duper friendly) pal Aldo stepped up. It's pretty safe to say he nailed it, huh?


Aldo is just one year old. He's a purebred Flamepoint Himalayan, whose owners moved and decided they could no longer keep him. Once again, this "moving without your pet" thing positively boggles our minds ... especially when the cat involved (i.e. Aldo) possesses the sweetest and most tolerant personality ever. He is confident, likes to explore his surroundings, loves people, and enjoys being pet and brushed. He's also neutered, micro-chipped, current on his vaccinations, and negative for FIV and FeLV. In a nutshell, Aldo is pretty much purrfect. Come meet him soon!

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We're taking part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, sponsored by our beloved friends at The Cat on My Head. Click here to see who else is hopping (or to join in on the fun)!

October 25, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Gabby

Meet our friend, Gabby. Doesn't she have the sweetest face? Well, we can attest to the fact that she's got a super sweet personality to match.

4 1/2 year old Gabby is spayed, micro-chipped, current on her vaccinations and negative for FIV and FeLV. She's friendly and outgoing, and loves attention from her human buddies here at the shelter. Gabby ended up at PAWS when her former owners moved, and could no longer keep her (editor's note: we always have such a hard time understanding this, as we could never give up our pets.). She has never lived with other cats, so we're not sure how she would do in a multi-kitty household. But she's more than good with people, and would love to be your new best friend. Come meet Gabby today!💖

http://www.create-with-joy.com/2017/10/wordless-wednesday-tsunami-taste-tests-tiki.html
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October 22, 2017

Mia's Sunday Selfie

This is our gentle and beautiful pal, Mia. Don't you just love her stylish whiskers, round eyes and white chin?


Sadly, Mia ended up at PAWS when her human passed away. We can only imagine how confusing it is for her to go from a safe and loving home to an unfamiliar place with other cats and strange sights, sounds and smells. 


Mia is understandably a little shy with strangers right now, but she's really starting to come out of her shell, and is becoming fast friends with the shelter volunteers and staff (she loves being pet!). She will undoubtedly flourish in a loving forever home.


Mia is about 8 years old, spayed, micro-chipped and current on her vaccinations. She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Mia would be fine in a quieter home with adults only, and would also be okay in one that includes older children. Won't you please consider giving this sweetheart her new happily ever after?


We're taking part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our buddies at the Cat on My Head. Be sure to visit, to see who else is hopping along, and to join in on the fun!

October 18, 2017

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Sassy

Have you ever seen a movie where a character's name is the opposite of what they actually are? You know, like the giant named "Tiny." Or the turtle whose name is "Speedy." That's kind of how it is with our adorable, adoptable friend Sassy. This sweet and sensitive ladycat has been waiting patiently for her forever home for quite some time, and she wants everyone to know that she's not really "sassy."

 That adjective may have been accurate when Sassy first arrived at PAWS, but who could blame her? She had been tormented by the children in her former home, so when she first came here, she wasn't sure who she could trust. Smart girl that she is, it didn't take her long to learn that her new human friends were sources of love and care (and food). And she went from a cat who was nervous about being pet to what you see above. Cute. Funny. Playful. Pet-able. And happy to hang with her peeps.

We're positive that 5 year-old Sassy will blossom in a forever family. Because of her past, she would do best in a quiet home, without rambunctious pets or small children. She gets along fine with other nice kitties, but would be just as happy as an only cat. Sassy is spayed, micro-chipped, current on her vaccinations, and negative for FIV and FeLV. She's ready to find her new BFF. Is it you? 💖
  
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http://www.create-with-joy.com/2017/10/wordless-wednesday-i-received-a-kitnipbox-filled-with-love.html
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