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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Success Faster Than Good Intentions!

David and I went to Paws and Whiskers yesterday. Lacey found a home and it was time to sponsor a new furbaby to try to help it find a home. “One cat at a time,” that’s our usual motto. We sponsor and I blog, post on Facebook and we bring our sponsored kitty up whenever appropriate, whenever we can. Yesterday there were two that we liked and I guess David would tell you I gave him “that look,” when I said, “Can we do two?”

There was a reason to sponsor two, a great reason!

Let me tell you about Cami.

Isn’t she just beautiful? She’s a classic tabby with the colors of just about all the tabby cats! Cami is estimated at between 1 and 2 years old and was in a home for a while, but the little boy there developed and allergy to her. She is a pretty new addition to the Paws family and is a shy girl. When we opened her cage to pet her, she let us, but only after reaching in because her first reaction was to cower away. With the right person, she likes to be held and her motor does get running if she’s held close.

I got a phone call earlier this afternoon. Cami was adopted today! Imagine the smile on my face, just the day after we sponsored her! The Paws volunteer told me it was oddest thing with Cami because she’s so standoffish, but when her new parent held her, she nestled in right away and stared purring right there in the shelter. THAT was a match that was just intended to happen, huh?

We also met an sponsored Mittens yesterday.

Mittens was brought to Paws at 6 months old last October. When David entered into the cat cages area at Paws, Mittens started calling him right away. He wanted David’s attention. He had something to tell the man who he saw eye to eye with from his top level cage. Now I’ve said before that shelter cats don’t purr, and for the most part that’s true, but Mittens purrs! David scritched him between the bars and he purred and cuddled.

When we opened the cage, hoping to maybe hold him, he backed off. He was a little leery, but he still purred when we pet him. Mittens was born to a stray, but he was very friendly and he could be picked up and petted. The people at the home where he lived outside thought he could adjust well to being an indoor cat and brought him to Paws to find a family and a home. He craves the attention of humans, but is still a little skittish outside of the cage around the other cats. He may be a good candidate for a one cat home, but that’s what they thought about Carla at first too. Integrating her was NOT automatic, but she and Kaline chase all over the house now and all three of our kids sack out together on the bed upstairs. Some cats take a little more special care to integrate than others.

If you are in the Toledo area, or not a far drive from Toledo, and looking for a furry companion to give you love, won’t you consider this handsome, neutered and friendly young man?

1 comment:

Edna B said...

Gosh, what beautiful cats. We used to have a tiger cat that looked just like Mittens. I surely hope he finds a forever home soon. You're a very special person, you know, to care so for the shelter cats.

I'm glad to have you for a friend. Have a great night, hugs, Edna B.