April 18, 2014

FURever Home Friday :)

Those of you who've been following Animal Shelter Volunteer Life for a while probably remember our gorgeous and petite friend, Tessa.  She's the long-haired, grey and white tuxedo cat who is nearly smack dab in the middle of our blog header. We've also featured her in posts a number of times.  Tessa first came to PAWS in January of 2011, and she's come very close to being adopted more than once.  Well, guess what?  (You kind of know what's coming, don't you?) Tessa has been...

Tessa's new mommy recently had to say goodbye to her beloved kitty (whose time it was to go to the Rainbow Bridge).  When her heart was ready to love and adopt another, she met Tessa.  And the rest, as they say, is history. :)

Look who else found forever homes since our last FURever Home Friday post!

Also joining the adoption parade were:
Dame Judi Dench (aka DJD)

 Congratulations to all of the graduates and their new families!

And to close this post, here's an update from the family of PAWS graduate Benny (formerly Bender) that's sure to give you even more smiles...

  We adopted "Bender" who is now Benny in Sept. He is doing fantastic!! He
adjusted great and got so big and tall from then until now.  I absolutely love
him.  You will see below he is very comfortable and loves his home.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

April 16, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Grover

Looking for love? Then look no further than our handsome and sweet pal, Grover, 'cause he's FULL of love.  We're not sure how Grover ended up on the streets (he was found as a stray), but it's clear he learned about love from someone who adored him very much.

Grover loves laps, snuggles and being pet.  He's about 10 years old, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all of his vaccinations.  He gets along with other kitties, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  Oh, and he's waiting to meet you. :)

April 13, 2014

Easy Like Sunday - Moosey (with an update)

Hi everybuddy!  It's me, Moosey!  So many of you have been purring and praying for me, and asking about how I'm doing, so we thought this would be a great time to give you all an update.

Last weekend, Mom and Dad took me to the v-e-t.  The nice technicians weighed me, stole my bloods (!) and took my blood pressure.  I was cool, calm and sweet during all of that, but I can tell you I sure was happy we got to come home right afterwards.  On Monday, Dr. L. called to say that my test results had came back, and that they were good!  The medicine (spironolactone) and the potassium supplement I am taking every day are working to keep my potassium levels where they should be.  She said my potassium levels are perfect for now!  My blood pressure is (on the high side of) normal, and my kidney levels are staying steady, too.  Oh, and I'm also maintaining my weight. :)

With such a positive report, we're all sleeping a little easier these days...

Thank you, everybuddy, for your love, concern and continued friendship.  Have a peaceful, snoozy and EASY Sunday.

Big hugs and headbonks,

Moosey (and Gracie and Zoe, and Mom and Dad, too) 

April 9, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday Whiskers - Nassau

Gentle and petite Nassau is sweet, gentle, friendly, and WHISKERY! :)

This beautiful ladycat really enjoys spending time with her volunteer pals, and gets along with the other cats in her room, too.

Nassau would do best in a quieter home, and promises to give whoever is lucky enough to adopt her lots and lots of love.  She's about 7 years-old, spayed, up-to-date on her vaccinations, and microchipped.  She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

April 4, 2014

Flashback Friday Friends

Check out this picture our friend (and fellow longtime volunteer), Maggie, found recently in her files.  She took it at PAWS about nine years ago.  The big kitty is our (Mom Tracey and Dad Kevin's) angel Lady Madonna.  The image brought back a flood of memories, including the fact that these kittens were NOT Lady Madonna's.  One of our favorite things about Lady is that she loved all cats and kittens.  And she was more than happy to play the role of cuddly auntie to these two babies (Dipsy and Doodle) whose biological mommy wasn't really into the more tender aspects of motherhood.

Flash forward to about 1 1/2 weeks ago.  Maggie (who many of you know through her awesome Sundays at the Shelter blog) saw something that gave her pause when she looked at the faces of PAWS newcomers Roxy and Tripper.  When she asked us what we thought, Tracey and I saw it, too.  Do you?

Yep, you guessed it ... Roxy and Tripper are Dipsy and Doodle, all grown up.  We don't know why they've ended up back at PAWS after all these years, but we know they are friendly, gentle and still very attached to each other.  While it sort of breaks our hearts to see them back, we're glad our long lost friends will be safe, warm and loved until they find their new happily ever after.

Another baby picture of Roxy (left) and Tripper
Maybe you, or somebody you know, can give these sweet siblings the second chance they so deserve?

March 30, 2014

Easy Like Sunday - Mikan

Hi, everybuddy.  I'm Mikan, one of the kitties waiting at PAWS for forever homes.  As you can see, I'm hanging out today in this big 'ol cat tree in the meeting room.  It's the perfect place for a mancat like me to explore, scratch, play and take it easy.  Sometimes I like sitting on top of the platforms, like this...

But for true relaxamicating, I prefer the security and comfort of being (sort of) inside one of the cat tree's cubbyholes...


March 28, 2014

FURever Home Friday!

Holy Cat!  When we looked at the official PAWS adoption board the other day, we noticed LOTS of names written on it.  Which is pawsome, because lots of NAMES means that LOTS OF CATS found forever homes!  Members of the new graduating class include...

Merritt 2
Snow White
Tinker Belle
Here's an alphabetical list of all the happy graduates.  ConCATulations to them all, and their families!

Letizia and Marlo (together)

And as we always do, we'll leave you with a very happy tail (er, tale); this one's about our pal Kit-E, who has been renamed Tessa by her new family. Here's what they wrote:
Tessa (formerly Kit-E)
We have re-named "Kit-E" to "Tessa" and she definitely knows her name.  When we call her she comes running to us, unless she is bird watching from the living room window :).   And, yes, she has completely adapted to our home (eating and using her litter box appropriately).  She follows us around, loves to eat, play, and sleep.  She interacts in everything we do and loves being the "center of attention." We love her so much and so glad we have her!

Tessa (formerly Kit-E)

Have a great weekend, everybody! :)

March 25, 2014

Happy Birthday to Mom Tracey!

Happy birthday to our Mom!  We may be a teeny bit biased, but we think you are the best cat mom in the whole world.  And word on the street has it that Dad thinks you're the cat's meow, too. (Ed. note from meowmeowmans: Very, very true!)

Thank you for loving us all so much, and so well. And for your kind and compassionate heart, and for all you do for so many.

Now ... let's get this pawty started!  Bring on the catnip and snacks! :)


Moosey, Gracie and Zoe (and Dad meowmeowmans, too)

March 23, 2014

Easy Like Sunday - Tessa

Here's our sweet, petite and beautiful friend, Tessa, enjoying an extra-comfy easy on her favorite perch.  We bet she's dreaming about finding a loving forever home, with a lap of her very own.  Maybe you can make her dream come true?

March 21, 2014

Catching Up on Awards, Again

Shoot.  We're behind -- way behind -- on posting about the awards we've received from some of our beloved blogging friends.  THANK YOU to those who were thoughtful and kind enough to give us awards: we are grateful, honored and humbled, all rolled up into one!

Just as we did the (ahem) last time we fell behind, we've created a collage to display these beautiful awards, and written a little something about our pals who gave them to us.  If you aren't already familiar with the bloggers mentioned below, you should get to know them.  They're all terrific!

The Friends & Followers Award, from our friends at The Cat on My Head.  We love Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo, and their Mom Janet.  It's always a treat to read about their antics and adventures, and the photography at their blog is wonderful.  They also gave us these other pawsome awards:

Because You're Fantabulous Award
The Lighthouse Award
One Lovely Blog Award

The Shine On Award, from the J-Cats -- Trixie the Black Panther and her little brother Caspurr -- and their Mum, Shimona.  Their really great blog, Purr-sonally Speaking, was started by Angels Possum and Pixie.  Trixie, Caspurr and Mum Shimona live in Jerusalem, IsraelWe just teleported to their house this past weekend for a totally fun Purim party! :)

The Mouses Award, from our pals at Cat Tales.  Bujang, Rocket Tanaka (who is the most orange-y cat we have ever seen), and Ms. Akira live with san in Singapore.  They always have such interesting stories to tell, and it always gives us great joy to see pictures of beautiful Ms. Akira enjoying time by her favorite window.  We also really like seeing Bujang and Tanaka walking outside in their harnesses.

The Field of Flowers Award, from the gang at Life with Dogs and Cats.  These dogs (Lilah, Jasper and Tucker) and cats (Dawn, Athena, Calvin, and Elsa Clair) are creative, funny and multi-talented -- they write haiku, text, and (along with their human, Susan) are even finalists in the "Best Blog Post" category of the 2014 BlogPaws Nose to Nose Awards!  ConCATulations and good luck, friends!

The Sunshine Award, from our friends at Life With Ragdolls, who just celebrated their 8-month blogoversary. The Ragdolls in the title -- Nico and Anya -- are gorgeous.  And Star and Saphira (the two other cats who live with them) may not be Ragdolls, but they, too, are absolutely beautiful.  The posts at this blog, written by Ragdoll Mommy, almost always make us smile. (Note: Anya has been feeling poorly the last couple of days, so please purr and pray for her to get better.)

Thank you again to all of our wonderfully thoughtful friends for these awards.  Please forgive us for taking so long to share about them (but thank COD we finally did)!

Have a great weekend, everybody!