November 18, 2014

Tuxie-Tabby-Tortie Tuesday: Opt to Adopt

We thought we'd mix things up a bit by combining a few common Tuesday cat blogging memes.  So without further ado, here are four of the beautiful and adoptable "T" cats waiting at PAWS for forever homes of their very own...

Tabby Pumpkin has had a difficult time adjusting to life at the shelter, but is really gaining confidence. She enjoys being pet and giving head bonks to her favorite volunteers. In a quiet home, we know her sweet personality would come out even more. Pumpkin is about 9 1/2 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on her vaccinations. She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

Torbie Bella makes us laugh with her antics. She loves to play (ballpoint pens are her favorite!) and is a huge fan of catnip.  She's not especially happy living at the shelter, but is making progress. Bella is about 6 1/2 years old. She's spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

Gentle tuxie Mindy was found as a stray.  She is shy, but loves other kitties and people she trusts.  We're positive she'd do well in a quieter home with patient humans. Mindy is about 8 1/2 years old. She is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations, micro-chipped, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

Our sweet pal Truffle found herself at PAWS when her human was evicted.  This torbie loves rubbing against ankles, shoes and shins, and hanging out with her human buddies.  She's especially good at "helping" us read the newspaper.  Truffle is about 12 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on her vaccinations. She does have a condition known as feline stomatitis, a common and chronic inflammation and ulceration of the soft tissues in the mouth. She is being treated with medications, and has not had a flare-up in quite some time. Truffle has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

November 14, 2014

Sir Nigel Purrsworth!

Roll out the red carpet (or at the least the catnip-infused Boogie Mats) ... there's royalty in da (PAWS) house!

Sir Nigel Purrsworth's royal name might lead you to believe he thinks he's "above it all," but this handsome mancat is sweet, friendly, and gentle. He has a slight limp from an old anterior cruciate ligament injury, but he's not in any pain, and truth be told, it kind of adds a little character/swagger to his walk. ;)

Sir Nigel is about 4 years old, neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on all his vaccinations. He is negative for FIV and FeLV. Come meet him today, and fall in love.

November 9, 2014

Easy Like Sunday - Buddy :)

One of handsome and adoptable Buddy's favorite things in the world is relaxamicating with his favorite humans.  To give you an idea of what exactly that looks like, here he is enjoying some time on meowmeowmans' arm. :)

Buddy would positively blossom in a quieter home, and as an only pet.  He is neutered, micro-chipped, up-to-date on all his vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  With the winter months coming, don't YOU need a snuggle Buddy? :)

November 4, 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem

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 more than 200 countries, all blogging about one thing ... PEACE.

Our peace globe this year features our beautiful and adoptable friend, Sarah.  For a very long time after she came to PAWS, Sarah was frightened and confused by all of the strange sights, sounds and smells present at the shelter.  She was extremely cage dependent, rarely venturing out even when it was time for her "out" time.  It was clear that she had been let down by humans before, and she just wasn't sure she could trust the people or cats here.

While PAWS isn’t a “home,” it is a place where Sarah has experienced love and gentle care.  And those things have allowed her to come to a place of peace, born from knowing the humans here speak gently, move slowly, and offer encouragement, pets and food.  It's such a pleasure for us to watch as she learns to love and trust again, especially when she rushes to greet her favorite volunteers for some "together" time.

Sarah isn't a lap cat, but she loves human company. She is so ready to find her own forever family. She’s still 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 Sarah the home she deserves?

Wishing peace for all beings, today and every day,

Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe

November 2, 2014

Sunday Selfies Blog Hop - Athena

We're participating in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop! It's hosted by our good friends, the Kitties Blue and Mom Janet, at The Cat on My Head. Be sure to visit, so you can see all the other participants' awesome selfies.  Our selfie kitty this week is our adorable and adoptable friend Athena. :)

Athena is affectionate, sweet and gentle, and loves people. 

She's about 6 years old, micro-chipped, spayed, and up to date on all of her vaccinations.  Athena has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. And, as you can see, she's pretty good at taking pictures of her beautiful self. :)

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

The sweet little Animal Shelter Volunteer Life "monsters" Moosey, Gracie and Zoe (and Mom Tracey and Dad Kevin, too) wish everyone a safe, fun and happy Halloween.  Here's to lots of treats (and adoptions), and not so many tricks. :)


This just in: PAWS is holding a special Halloween Ball adoption event this weekend (October 31 through November 2), with scary low price adoption specials for black and orange cats!  Click HERE for more details!

October 29, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Bella

It was bittersweet for us to see our beautiful and funny friend Bella again, when she was returned to PAWS after nearly three years in a home of her own.  

We're told a human in the house developed allergies.  We're not crazy about this reasoning, but we think it's far better for Bella to be back at PAWS than on the street (or worse).

Bella isn't a lap cat, and she can be feisty, but she loves the company of people she trusts. And she will keep the humans lucky enough to adopt her smiling and laughing with her silly antics.  Won't you please give Bella the second chance she deserves?


You probably noticed the great carved pumpkin on our header! Isn't it COOL?  Big and hearty thanks to our sweet and fabulous blogging pal, Penelope, the Cat from Hell (and her cousin Ninja and awesome mom Barb, too). :)

October 26, 2014

Our 600th Post! :)

Holy Cat!  It seems we've reached another "milestone number" post.  Can it really be that we've reached 600 blog posts?

What a privilege it is to have all of you sharing in our lives, and in our experiences volunteering with the amazing, adoptable PAWS cats.  Thank you for celebrating with us whenever forever homes and happily ever afters are found.  And for your purrs, prayers and kindness when the going gets tough.  And for supporting our efforts through thick and thin.  And most of all, for the very real blessings of love and friendship - from across the nation and around the globe - that you've bestowed upon us.  When Tracey wrote the very first Animal Shelter Volunteer Life blog post ... who would have ever imagined all of this?

With much gratitude, and love, hugs and headbonks,

Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and all of the PAWS Cats

October 22, 2014

(Almost) Wordless in Black and White

Although they're totally opposite in color, Gem and Rosemary have a lot in common.

They're both sweet, gentle, and in search of their own happily ever afters.

Gem and Rosemary are just two of the adorable, adoptable PAWS cats.
Come meet your new best friend today! :)

October 19, 2014

Easy Like Selfie Sunday

From the looks of it, some of the adorable, adoptable PAWS cats have picked their favorite easy spots, and are settling in for some good old fashioned rest and relaxation.  Here's wishing YOU an easy Sunday, too. :)


Our blogging friends at The Cat on My Head have a weekly Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.  We thought it would be fun to participate, and who better to kick things off than our sweet friend Swizzle, since she is being sponsored by ... Mom Janet and the Kitties Blue at the Cat on My Head.  So without further ado, here's Swizzle's selfie!