Thursday, June 14, 2018

I had a very pleasant conversation with the person (Barbara) who adopted Katie. She told me that Katie is doing real well. Katie is trained to go downstairs around 10-10:30 p.m. every night and is let up after 6:00 a.m. the next day. Otherwise, Katie has been known to eat the dog’s food. Poor Lucy (their dog) doesn’t do anything about it, but then wasn’t getting her full meals while Katie was getting fatter. When Barbara first got Katie, she noticed that Katie had terrible gas and couldn’t figure out why it was so bad. They now think it was because Katie was eating dog food. Katie is about 5 years old and is definitely a Lynx Point Siamese cat - which I found most interesting because the cat I fostered through the winter was also a Lynx Point Siamese cat, and I didn’t know it till Barbara shared this information with me. I guess a Lynx Point Siamese cat is a mix of a Siamese and a light tabby, which makes sense if you see a picture of this type of cat. Barbara got Katie a toy the other day that has a pull string with a ring on it and then it moves across the floor. Katie watched Barbara once and now Katie pulls the ring on the string all by herself. In otherwords, she’s a smart cat and can entertain herself. She also loves her paper bags. She’s a very happy little kitty and likes to be on you, but ready to go downstairs at 10-10:30 p.m., partly because she wants to eat and partly because she likes her alone time. Sounds like Katie found herself the purrfect home! Thanks, Barbara, for taking the time to talk to me today; not to mention educate me on Lynx Point Siamese cats. You made my day!

Pam Cunningham, HSBC Volunteer

Ellie (aka Katniss) is adjusting quite well to her new family. She loves to show us how smart she is and knows that she needs to wash her feet in a tray of water before coming back in the house (so cute how she steps in and looks up at me for guidance). Here is a pic of her and her new sister enjoying their deer antlers. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

We fell in love with "Tipper" the first time I saw her on the site and immediately wrote - and called! - to find out about her.  We have renamed her Sonora (Nora).  She joined us a short time after we had adopted another rescue (Christina) from a private party and while we were thrilled with that kitten, we just felt like "someone was missing" so when we were approved for "Tipper" it was the end of our heart-search.   She is so funny!  While Christina was mellow and seldom got into things she shouldn't, Nora arrived and began to show her how much more fun it could be to investigate EVERYTHING and ANYTHING and if at all possible, tip it over, toss it around, hide it or eat it!  The two are so different in temperaments but they quickly adjusted and they get along really well.  While Christina is somewhat shy and hides when there is someone other than us here, Nora is feisty, independent and super curious about EVERYTHING; afraid of NOTHING!   

I'm enclosing two pictures.  The first one is before Nora realized she had a forever home.  The second one tells the whole story of how much she knows she is loved and accepted as a wonderful and perfect member of our family.  We just adore her spunky little spirit and are so thankful that we were allowed to adopt her!  (Thank you!)