Hello my fans!! I must tell you that it is sometimes tough finding an opportunity where I can get in front of the computer to write my post because shelter staff are often busy using it. No, no, I’m not complaining. (Hiss!) I’m sure they realize how important my work here is. See…I’m smiling. 🙂 Honestly though, I know that I am very well-loved and I truly believe that our customers would be completely lost if I didn’t jump up on the counter to help them fill out their paperwork. And it’s just a job perk for me that the pen used by our clientele makes for a wonderful face and neck scratcher! Oh, yeah! *shaking head up and down*
Don't I look handsome waiting for my turn to use the PC?
We’ve had lots of kittens adopted the last few days, including Betty, Diva, Calvin, Hobbes, Stinky (I know that just doesn’t seem right for a name…I’m just sayin’), Spider, Iggy and Duke. Meow-zah! And as for adult kitties, well, “Joonie” who originally came in with her kittens and was fostered with one of our officers went home. “Scooby” the kitty that was once returned because he bullied his original adopter’s dog (for shame!) went to a new home without dogs (and never will there be as long as he has any say-so). There was also the adoption of “Snowflake,” and, kitty-roll…PLEEEAAASE… “Peaches” AND “Baby!” Woo-hoo! Doin’ the kitty-jig now! – Meow-zah!! Finally after being here since way back in May! Peaches and Baby have found their forever homes!! I am so thrilled to see that there is always hope if we are but patient. *Sigh* I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now. *sniffle*
We now have two bunnies up for adoption, “Bugsy” the one I spoke of in an earlier post and now a brown, lop-eared bunny (both of which have alluring, twitchy noses). Also adopted the last few days were “Casey” a young brindle pitbull, “Beau” and “Suzie” a couple of lab/corgi mixes, “Lola” AKA “Inky” another pitbull with some very striking eyes and seven other dogs. Personally, I would call the last week a pretty successful week!
Meow-zah! Look at all this sunshine! I can feel the warmth on my back from all the sun coming through the window as I’m curled up on this chair. Uh-oh. Woops, gotta move. Here comes one of our staff to pull down the shades. Guess that means it’s gonna be a very warm day. I hope it doesn’t get too hot for our animals, especially the dogs. Unlike us cats, those dogs need to get some time to go outside for potty breaks and walks or play time with the volunteers. We have very few shady spots for them outside and the asphalt can get VERY hot! I heard some of the PAWED members and volunteers talking about their concern with the heat we’re supposed to get this weekend. This makes me worried. I’m keeping my paws crossed we come up with some ideas. Yikes!
Four kittens were adopted, Cali, Kerfuffle, Manny and Charget. Hooray! “Penny” the petite Chihuahua got adopted the first day she was put up for adoption. Wow, that was quick! “Lil Tyke” finally got adopted after being here a couple of weeks. His new name is “Nico” and he now has two brothers to play fetch with. 🙂 How cat-cool is that?!
I forgot to mention earlier this week we picked up a cat from the animal emergency clinic. Meow-zah! Apparently he got hit by a car and ended up with a broken tooth and a tongue that doesn’t look so good. We have him on antibiotics and will be taking care of his tooth once the infection goes down. I met him and he is a very cool cat too. I have to admit…also very brave! 🙂 I’m definitely keeping my paws crossed for him.
We also had a dog come in that has unfortunately been here quite a few times already with no current license or proof of current rabies vaccination. Yikes! And this time this poor fella is being left here because the owner stated he didn’t want to pay the recently increased fees. And in the case specifically because the dog is not neutered, it’s quite a bit more. We charge extra money to have a dog returned if it isn’t spayed or neutered. We already have so many unwanted pets that come into our shelter. All we really want to do is help save and improve the lives of those that are already here. One way to do that is to prevent more unwanted pets from being born and spare them any possible emotional or physical pain from neglect or abuse. *sniffles* I get really emotional about this subject. I’m keeping my paws crossed that this could be a blessing in disguise for this guy.
And our adult cats, well, they are barely being looked at right now. 😦 They all have such wonderful personalities too! Just check out Peaches. She is an absolute doll if I say so myself. 😉 And boy, is she soft! Great for long time petting from a human hand.
"Peaches" the Cat
People forget that there are advantages of getting an adult cat. Adopting an adult cat means you know the personality you are getting and it’s easier to find a good temperament match. Their personalities are already formed. Oh, and let’s not forget that they can be less destructive to things like draperies, electrical cords, etc. since they tend not to get into as much as the youngsters. There are many other reasons too, so if you know someone who could benefit from owning a cat, be sure to take a look at our adult kitties and come talk to our staff to find out more about them.
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