Monday, February 23, 2015

Cat Quotables-Cats Got Style

Whether they be the musician cats in my band or the real cats of the world, they all got style.
~Ray Charles

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hello Heloise

We weren't planning to add a new family member when we went to PetCo last Tuesday. We were just shopping for pet food. We love to look at the adoptable animals though, so we stopped into the adoption center Kansas City Pet Project has in the store to visit the pets.

We went into one room of dogs where I spotted an old lady named Heloise. She was 11 years old and just broke my heart. I had to leave; it killed me to see her there. We went around to see the rest of the pets then finished our shopping.

Lee ran into her again while a volunteer was taking her out for a bathroom break. The volunteer told him what a sweet dog she was and that if he knew of anybody looking to adopt, to tell them about her. He came back to where I was shopping and said, "We have to adopt that dog." My response? "Okay."

We finished our shopping and took our stuff out to the car. On the way back in, the volunteer was outside with another dog. Lee told her we knew of someone who wanted to adopt the old dog: Us. She was so happy she started to cry. We went back to the KCPP adoption area, asked a few questions (Is she cat safe? Does she like other dogs?) and filled out the paperwork.

We then went shopping some more. This geriatric princess was about to be spoiled. We bought her a bed, a collar and leash, a bowl, some toys, and a pretty pink jacket. She was going home in style.

Freedom Ride

She has settled in nicely at home.

Look at me! I can sit on the furniture!
 She is getting along with the cats and they are accepting her. Stilwell keeps rubbing up against her.

Heloise and Stilwell helping Dad build a fire.

 Harvey is very interested in her, too.

Harvey getting a sniff of the new dog.

All of the cats love her bed.

There's a line to test out the dog bed.
We've already taken her shopping for some new clothes. What girl doesn't need a Hello Kitty hat?

We've all gotten quite comfortable with our new arrangement. Heloise is sweet and friendly. No matter what her life was like before, she will know love and what it's like to have a family for her senior years.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Featured Furry-DJ

This week's featured furry is a very special 4 month old kitten. His name is DJ and friend of mine saved him from the cold.

My friend Robert saw this tiny black kitten hanging around his yard. Being the awesome cat-man that he is, he started feeding the kitten. This wasn't his first rodeo; Robert already had one black cat, plus he had taken in another stray black cat last year. Still, he knew this little guy needed rescuing.

When the weather was about to turn brutally cold and snow was on the way, Robert saved the little black kitten from the harsh weather and brought him into his warm, safe bathroom.

Photo by Robert Tonchuk
He knew he couldn't stay though. With two cats already, he couldn't keep a third, even one as cute as a button. Not to mention very likely related to the stray he took in last year, now named Duke. Instead, after providing him with a name, DJ (Duke Jr.), and some cuddles, Robert took DJ to Great Plains SPCA.

Photo by Robert Tonchuk.
I've been waiting patiently for little DJ to come off his stray hold and make his way to the adoption center at Great Plains in Merriam. Yesterday was my lucky day!

I went right to his kennel and scooped him up. He is just the sweetest little thing! No squirming, no fussing. Just cuddles.

I think he might be a guy's cat though. When my hubby held him, the purr motor really started!

DJ is so magnificent that my hubby was ready to take him home. Can you believe that I was the one who had to put my foot down? After one last smooch, I wished DJ luck and put him back in his kennel.

I'm sure he'll be adopted in a heartbeat! Wherever he goes, he will make some family complete. If you think that family is yours, go meet him at Great Plains SPCA in Merriam. You'd better hurry!

Monday, February 2, 2015