Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Yay, it’s Furever Friday once again! This week my pal Giacomo (aka GiacTheCat) is sharing his story. And what a story it is too. I’m not really clear on whether he was placed by an angel or placed with one, but one thing is for certain; Giacomo had a very unique way of entering the lives of his furever family! But hey, it’s his story, so I’m going to let him tell it…
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
DO YOU REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR LIFE BEFORE FINDING YOUR FOREVER HOME?
JACK: I was dumped on the street a year ago with my 2 brothers and 2 sisters: we were 3 weeks old, so I don't remember anything. We were taken to a public shelter in Los Angeles, where we would have all been PTS because we were too young, if not for a fabulous rescue group that fostered us with a nice family until we were ready to be adopted. (My 2 sisters were adopted by a Beverly Hills family, and my 2 brothers by a Glendale family.)
JACK: Even though Frog works from home and gave Luna a lot of attention (as well the Dude whenever he was home), she needed more fun and interaction, so the family decided to find her a companion. After much research, they settled on finding a male kitten with sufficient mojo to fit with Luna's lap princess personality. At the same time, my foster mom posted information about my litter for adoption on Craigslist and Twitter, and that's how staff found me. My 2 sisters had already been adopted, and we were the 3 brothers left for adoption. I immediately took over the Dude, while my 2 brothers Mo and Louie stuck together out visitors' way (it's a good thing they were adopted together, as I was the most fearless and independent of all.) When my foster mom took me to my new home, I was 2 months old. The first few days were rough, as Luna was reluctant to share her palace, but Frog and Dude took the time to make the introduction to Luna, with lots of cuddles and attention to both of us. Within 2 days, Luna and I shared the same room (though at a safe distance,) but Frog had to sleep in a different room with Luna for 13 days, while I slept with the Dude in a different room, until we all felt safe about Luna's potential reaction.)
We get a lot of attention from Frog and Dude, and it's great to have Frog at home most of the time; nothing beats walking on her keyboard or in front of her computer screen when she's trying to work. She's also the biggest goofball of all when she plays with us. The Dude is, well, a Dude, but also the best cuddler on the planet... and the best to sleep on at night!
For Luna, it's fun not be alone anymore, and to have a little bro she can teach who's boss to, as well as the ropes of kitty life (staff calls her The Jedi.) For Jack, it's great to have a big sis from whom to learn all the kitty tricks and tips he didn't get to learn from his mommy. Our different personalities combine well for play and cuddlepiles, and we get to share and enjoy things together that only kitties can understand. Someone once said that cats come in pairs, and it's very true.
What else? Ah: our pantry is always full of yummy food and treats:
Last but not least: staff volunteers at a local, non-PTS rescue that helps homeless kitties find loving homes. Tough this means sharing their attention with furry strangers, we're happy those kitties get to enjoy tender love and care; plus we get to sniff all sorts of intriguing smells when staff comes home from the rescue! We may have turned into spoiled brats, but we will never forget that once, we were homeless kitties, too.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
I’m sooooo happy that it’s Furever Friday again. I was lucky enough to have a couple more pals tell me their furever stories. This week I am most proud to bring you the story of the the adorable ladies behind PiddleandPurr.
Do you remember your life before finding your forever home?
Nope not so much. I know I looks like our furry mom and that she was found in the ally behind the knit shop in our small town. The lady who own da shop let Mom come inside cuz she was going to has da babies.
Mom liked dat, cause she speshully liked ALL da boootimus yarns – she would take da balls of pretty threads and puts dem on top of da shelves way high up – she liked to hide dem for later. Den she had us right there in all dat yarn — we played and played and played.
Not such a glamorous story, but as fings turned out – it was a sweet happening. We was born on April 8th, 2004 - da very same day our would be forever Poppa went to Heaven. SO you see, we was born to fill dat great big hole in Momma’s heart.
..... we does a fine job too.
How did you find your forever home?
Well, our forever momma came into shop a couple weeks later to buy yarn. Her heart was breaking and her eyes were leaking and she told da knit shop lady dat she fawt she would get a kitty to love.
Dat knit shop lady was very smart and hugged her and said she had exactly what she needed. But she would have to wait for a few weeks.
In the meantime, our soon to be momma, went home and started getting ready for a kitty – she bought carrier (I hate that thing); toys, food, blankie and other stuffs.
Little did she know dat her very good friend would talk her into bringing TWO kitties home wif her – ha! Her friend knew it would take 8 paws to fill da hole in her heart cuz it was too big for just one kitty to handle.
Eight weeks later, Momma go to shop to get da kitties – we had 2 brofers too, but dems was spoken for — she gathered us up in da carrier and her life not been boring since – teehee.
When she get home wif us, all da neighbors came to see da kitties cuz dems glad to see momma smiling again. Wez climbed on everyfing and when it was time for bed, I hid in da sofa – Momma turned da sofa upside down trying to find me – I finally hopped out and not scared anymore.
Da neighbors brought prezzies to us - one even knitted blankies for us - pink wif white for me and white wif pink for Blossom.
What’s your favorite thing about your forever home?
What not to love at our forever home?
Momma don’t fuss when I brings little critters to her to play wif – I never hurts dem, just bring dem in, hop in da baftub and let them go. THEN da fun begins — I chases it around da tub and Momma squeals and chases both me and da critter. She usually catches da critter in a towel and take it back outside. She never let me keep it in da house — I doesn’t knows why. I never bring in da snakey – just chipmunks, mousies, baby birdies and bunnies.
Another fing is dat I has pearls. I wears dem when I has to go to da VET. Momma finks ladies should always looks da very bestest and besides, one never knows if a handsome mancat is at vet too.
At 6:30 every morning, I jumps off da bed and gets in the sink in da bafroom and meow loudly til Momma comes, turns on da water. Den I washes my face and paws while she put on her makeup. If I good girl, Momma put a little make up on my cheeks too — puuuurrrrrr, I just love it that we gots a girly home.
First let me say, I HATE DEMS PEARLS — I would rather be catching froggies, climbing on top of the fridge, walking across da puter keyboard, unplugging the puter modem, stalking Shadow, da big black dog next door, getting totally inside Momma’s pillow case when she sleeping, using da pansy flower bed for my bafroom (it smell good) - I love da garden.
I likes to get on top of Momma in da early morning and open her eyes wif my paws. I sit there and purr, give her headbutts and open her eyes. I has to remind her it brekky time — she always get me nom noms when I ask.
I like it when Rosie not in house and me and Momma snuggle and cuddle. I never biteys Momma, I always very kind to our friends and let dem give me belly scratches. Dems brings me lots of nip cause I JUST LOVE IT. I always show dem how much I loves it – I get into it as soon as they gives it to me – so glad Rosie is busy wif other stuff, cause I don’t share my nip wif anybody. I’m da boss of da house – just ask Rosie, I has to thwock her sometimes when she is sassy.
Our favorite fing about our forever home is our Momma – she so trainable!
*Wips leaky eyes with paw…* I think my heart just melted!
What a great furever story. Thank you so much Rosie and Blossom for sharing it with us. Furiends, if you haven’t met these two sweet Georgia peaches, I recommends you go to twitter ASAP and introduce yourself. It will be a win/win, trust me.
Thanks for stopping by!
Henry (aka Quadpawd)
(Editors note: Sorry about the funny formatting. I tried and tried and tried to fix it. Sometimes Blogger just has a mind of it's own...)