This lovely little girl is another Best Friends cat that now lives with us. Back when I worked in the adoptions department, I would go to the Salt Lake Super adoption, that is sponsored by Petsmart nationally, but organized by No More Homeless Pets.
May of 2007, I was there and what the no-kill shelters would do at the end of the event, is divide up the animals from the kill shelters that had not been adopted. I had adopted out two cats, so two cats could come back to Best Friends with me. Two sisters of seven months old.
She and her sister hung out in Morgaine’s and I had taken them on a couple adoption runs, but they were older than a kitten, and younger than an adult.
At the time, one of our at home cats, Habibi was being a Butt to the other cats and we were thinking he needed a foil.
At an adoption event in July, I wound up adopting out Elizabeth’s sister near the end of the event. I knew Elizabeth would be able to handle Habibi and they were about the same age.
So I adopted her and since I was flying direct from Phoenix to New York, Lezlie delivered her home for me.
And my prediction was correct, Elizabeth stands up to Habibi very well.
Continuing with the cats at home, Maple our cat with the most seniority, though not our oldest.
Maple is a cat from Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, Oregon near Portland. We adopted her as a young mother. We had originally gone to CAT to meet a feline that had Cerebellar Hypoplasia, but there was no connection with her, but since we were there, we had to look around.
My wife, Jennifer, felt an immediate connection with Maple and she’s been with us ever since August 9, 2003.
And another in the series of shots today:
Continuing with the cats of the house.
Habibi came from Beirut in August of 2006 as a three month old kitten. BETA was the group that originally took him in after he was found in an engine block, by a woman named Nadia. He was named Nado at that time.
My wife and he fell in love, so he came to our home soon after.
Best Friends brought over 295 animals from BETA, Habibi was one of them. For that history, the magazine entry from the NOV/DEC Issue is a good source.
Occasionally, I should post one of the cats that shares my home. This is Zane.
Zane is a Katrina cat who came into Celebration Station in February of 2006. He had the ear tipped, was neutered, and had a huge goose egg of an abscess on top of his head between his ears. Right away, he was incredibly friendly to all he met, but he was only there for the night before we whisked him off to the vet to have his head looked at. The vets thought he may have been shot, but it could of been just having something jabbed as an accident. He quickly stole my heart and I brought him back to Kanab at the end of my deployment. Since then, he’s still a very loving cat with everyone he meets.
Annabelle is a survivor from The Great Kitty Rescue of 2007.
She currently resides in the lobby of Morgaine’s at Best Friends, the organization that undertook saving over 800 cats from horrific conditions.
Annabelle looks a bit shy in the photo, and at the time she was. She’s much friendlier now that she’s gotten comfortable with people she can trust.
Candy was brought over from Lebanon when Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals needed help in 2006 after their shelters had been hit by stray bombs. Best Friends was able to pull 295 animals, which allowed BETA to regain their footing.
Candy loves people, but she could be a little wild at times which hurt her adoption chances. However, a woman from Phoenix fell in love with her and is brought her home. The woman uses a towel wrapped around her neck so Candy can still have her shoulder rides.
Candy is another print available at Rocking V
O’Malley of Kitty Motel, Room #2 at Best Friends
One of the cats from the Incontinental Suite at Kitty Motel. My wife Jenn reads to the room weekly, and Baby is always the first in her lap. Her Blog is found at Readin’ with my Furries.
Tommy Too came right up to the camera while I was visiting his room up at Best Friends. More on Tommy Too can be followed in the face Book page for Kitty Motel.
Tommy Too as a print is available at 12×12 and 8×8.