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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.


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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.

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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.

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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

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O’Malley of Kitty Motel, Room #2 at Best Friends

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People tell me this is a Grackle. Rather unfortunate name IMO.

Whenever there was an pet adoption event at the Tempe Petsmart, we’d have a crowd of these in the trees nearby.

Another print available at Rocking V

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Baby from Kitty Motel, Room #5

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.

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