Monday, December 29, 2014

Evelyn's Gotcha Day

Today is Evelyn's second Gotcha Day. It feels like she's been with us much longer than that! She is acting more like the kitten we adopted two years ago since we have been keeping her in our room away from the boys.

She's relaxed, playful, and talkative. I love seeing her like this.

I look forward to many more years with my little housepanther.


Cat Quotables-A Cat Would Not Say Too Much

If animals could speak the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
~Mark Twain

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Featured Furries-Dora and Trixie

This week when I went to Great Plains SPCA to volunteer I didn't pet one single cat. Hard to believe, I know, but there were a couple of critters who needed me more than the kitties.

We have a pair of chinchillas who are desperately in need of socialization. I spent the whole evening sitting in front of their open cage talking to them and feeding them veggies. I even read Facebook posts to them.

The darker colored chinchilla is Dora. She seems a bit more tame.

The lighter colored one is Trixie. I got her to eat some lettuce, but she wasn't going to let me touch her.

Chinchillas should be handled from a young age in order to socialize them well. I don't know the story behind these girls, but I doubt they got the attention they needed when they were babies. That's where we volunteers come in! We are spending time with them, going slowly, and letting them learn that humans can be trusted. I hope that with time and attention from several different people, we can get them to the point where they don't hide from us and will let us pick them up.

I enjoyed my time with Dora and Trixie and I look forward to hanging out with them a lot more!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Whisker Wednesday-Whiskers in Front of the Window

My Harvey Monster has the most fabulous whiskers! Here he is napping in front of the window on a cold, cloudy day.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas in the Cattery

This being my first holiday season as a volunteer at Great Plains SPCA, I was thrilled when I heard the volunteers would be decorating Christmas trees for the shelter. They put out a request for donations of dog and cat toys to be used as ornaments and volunteers to help with the festivities.

Volunteers wrapped boxes for the kitties to lounge in:

Heather in her Christmas box.

And they hung cat toys on the tree in the cat adoption area:

A cat in a nearby colony room admires the tree.

There is also a tree in the lobby decorated with dog toys.

I love that the pets get to enjoy some holiday cheer while they're at the shelter. It would be even better if they could all find homes for the holidays!

Monday, December 1, 2014