Saturday, January 30, 2010

TODAY! Foster Program Adoption Event, Jan 30th

Our foster kitties will be meeting potential adopters at the Roseville Petco this Saturday, Jan. 30th from 11-2.  Pictured below are some of the cats and kittens that will be attending:  Rupert, Dundar, Emma, Nanny, Samantha, Twyla, Kanga, Pippi, and Tiana.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Snickers and the Shy Cats

The quiet corner room at the Feline Rescue Adoption Center, sometimes called the library, houses a group of cats known affectionately as “the shy cats”. Some of these cats have lived at Feline Rescue for many years because they aren’t as adoptable as our more social cats. Most visitors don’t get a chance to interact with these cats, since they are pretty shy and can take a few visits to warm up to a new person. But Feline Rescue volunteers have developed close relationships with this great group of loving cats.

When I first met Snickers, she would hiss at me when I tried to play with her and swat my hand away if I tried to pet her. She was scared, and I learned that you just can’t move too fast with Snickers.

Today Snickers is one of my favorites at the adoption center (and I like to think that I’m one of her favorites, too)! She purrs and kneads her bed when I pet her. She loves to be brushed and likes to play.

Although Snickers is happy and well-adjusted to life at the adoption center, I think that she would be happy to go to a home someday. What friendly cat wouldn’t love a little more space to run around and some people to call her very own? She would just need patient, trustworthy humans and a little extra time to get familiar with new surroundings. And of course, she would want to bring along one or two of her best buds from Feline Rescue. Snickers thrives on the companionship of other cats.

In fact, most of "the shy cats" would probably not do well going to a new home all alone. Because they are bonded with each other and used to living with other cats, they would do better adopted in groups of two (or three). Once you have spent some time with these shy cats, you discover how wonderful and loving they can be. These cats would do well with quiet, patient, experienced cat-people who are willing to invest some time in making them feel safe. Earning these cats' trust is so rewarding!

To get to know these great cats, stop by the Feline Rescue Adoption Center. You can also support them by donating to Feline Rescue's sponsorship program. Click here to sponsor Frasier, Isaiah, Rachel, or one of their friends.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Nannie and her adopted kids

Awhile back we posted about Nannie and her charges Ruppert, Emily, & Olivia. They've been in foster care for awhile now and are ready for adoption!
First up is Nannie herself. This beautiful girl gets along with all cats and kittens, and is VERY loving and playful!
Not only is he handsome, Ruppert is the most outgoing of his siblings.

And then there's Olivia, who is super cute!

And finally we have Emily. She is a little shy but beautiful and with the right home she will blossom!

If you are interested in learning more about any of these kitties, please call Cathy at 651-230-3263.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

BayLee & Nickie's Big Interview

In anticipation of the upcoming winter olympics, Kittie Couric interviews two athletic sisters, Baylee & Nickie:

KC: Hello, Girls! You’re attracting lots of attention from sports-lovers because you’re training for the Olympics and competing in so many sports!! How did all this come about?

B&N: Well, we grew up in a big family and we were all very active from the time we were born (last summer). Our Mom encouraged us, and our Foster Mom gives us a lot of space to practice.

KC: What are some of your favorite sports?

B&N: We both love soccer (especially if the ball is Red and Fuzzy). Of course, gymnastics is probably our best event. We’re great on the balance beam (we work out on window sills, and can both reverse direction without falling off). And we’re into vaulting and floor exercise -- we do both of those in tandem!

KC: Tandem?! ! You mean like the synchronized diving and swimming events?

B&N: Like them, yes -- although swimming is out of the question since we both hate getting wet… And unlike the swimmers, we don’t look alike at all. (Baylee: I’m a calico. Nickie: I’m a gray/black tabby). But our Coach (Foster Mom) says it’s teamwork that counts.

KC: What are your biggest challenges when it comes to competing?

B&N: Well, our bio-rhythms are off sometimes -- one of us will be napping with Coach when the other is full of energy and wants to practice. But our Biggest handicap is that we’re Shy, and we get intimidated in front of an audience. Actually, sometimes we run and hide from just one or two people. But, hey! Sometimes all a girl needs is a little encouragement!! Everything’s fine at Home!! We’ve set some new World Records there!!

KC: What’s next for you two?

B&N: We’re working on a tandem aerial act – a whole new event for the Olympics!! We got the idea one day when Nickie fell out of the Cat Tree….

KC: So that’s the story of these two intrepid sisters! By the way, they’re looking for a Very Special Person who would take over their training program.

For more information on these beautiful girls, please call Cathy at 651.230.3263.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kaye & her kittens

In early September mama cat Kaye was brought to our shelter (see a video of her with her newborn kittens here). We knew she was pregnant so she was brought to the vet for a check up soon after arriving. What we didn't know was that she had given birth in her kennel in a little cubby hiding spot! When volunteers were cleaning her cage four baby kittens were found! Not to worry, the kittens were rushed to the vet where they were reunited with their mama. They went to a foster home for lots of love and TLC. Two of the kittens were recently adopted, however, Kaye, Rollie Pollie and The Big Twin are still looking. They are all very sweet, playful, and loving cats.Please call Cathy at 651.230.3263 if you are interested in hearing more about this lovely family!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Big Orange Ozzie

Do you love big orange cats like I do? Ozzie is positively irresistible! He looks extra cute here in his fuzzy orange suit with his extra big mitts.

Ozzie is playful and loves attention. He’s happy to roll over and show you his big, white belly. He’s more reserved than the ladies he rooms with here at the Adoption Center. They all have plenty of attitude. But Ozzie’s not pushy or threatening (not at all!) so he seems to get along with pretty much everyone. He’s just a nice, quiet guy.

Ozzie came back to Feline Rescue when his family grew too big and complicated for such a mellow, uncomplicated guy. But Ozzie would get along just fine with people of any age, as long as they have lots of love to give him and understand that, while Ozzie craves attention most of the time, occasionally he just needs some quiet time to power-nap. After all, he is a cat—a super-cute, perfectly sweet and friendly, big, orange, extra-toed cat. That’s Ozzie!

To meet Ozzie, stop by the Feline Rescue Adoption Center, or call 651-642-5900, ext.3.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wild New Year's Eve Party

According to Alice's (fka Pixie) mom she had a blast at her New Year's Eve party.

What kitty doesn't love a bunch of newspaper and a big box to party with?
Alice's mom also reports:
I had a handyman guy over to do some odd jobs and I told him, "No matter where YOU are, Alice will be there, too." He said when he first came in the house, all 3 animals were so excited (2 dogs and Alice) and, after awhile, he had to build a barrier in the kitchen so he could get his work done.
Happy New Year!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Jilly is Silly!

This is Jilly—acting a little silly just to catch your eye.

See all that soft fur? You’ll want to take her home just to keep you warm!

If you’re interested in meeting Jilly, stop by the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call: 651-642-5900, ext.3

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Moxie's New Home

Moxie fka Posey is doing beautifully in her home. The cheerful photo we received with her update is the perfect antidote for a cold, snowy day.

From Moxie's family:

My husband and I adopted Posey the cat on December 27th. I just wanted to give you an update on how she’s doing.

Posey is now named Moxie, and she settled into her new home with amazing speed! She loves having so many windows to look out of and lots of comfy places to sleep. Her new favorite place is the window perch in my sunny office. She loves playing laser tag, cuddling, and being with her new family. We haven’t had any problems with her…although we had problems trimming her claws (that had to do more with our nervousness than anything to do with her). We ended up bringing her to the pet groomer right across the street from us and she gave us a mini lesson. Moxie was perfectly cooperative.

Moxie is very well behaved, loving, and content…she’s the ideal cat for our home and we’re beyond delighted to have adopted her!

Terri, Dave, and Moxie

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Foster home needed for a couple of shy kittens

These two kittens need some extra love and attention to turn them from scaredy cats into great companions. If you're looking for a couple kittens to hold in your lap while you read a book and to pet while you watch TV, look no further.

Neither of them struggles while being held; they sit calmly in your lap and try to avoid looking you in the eye. They've recently been spayed, and we really hope they'll find a good foster home soon so they don't have to grow up at the vet, living in a cage.

These sisters have been at the vet for a while waiting for a foster home to open up. If you have an extra room and some spare time to spend socializing, please contact Cathy at 651-230-3263.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Regular Cat Seeks a Regular Home

Keke is a typical cat. She’s soft and furry. She likes attention and purrs when you pet her. She loves sitting in laps. And even though Keke isn’t a kitten anymore, she still likes to play. Keke just does regular cat stuff. In other words, she does what she wants.

But there are some things that Keke wants to do that she can’t do here at the adoption center. She wants to sleep all day in a sunny window, curl up with you on the couch in the evening, and sleep on the bed with you at night. So Keke needs a home! Just a nice, run of the mill home will do for this nice, normal cat. As long as you have lots of love to give (and preferably no other cats or very small children), Keke will have no problem making herself right at home with you. She’s ready to get down to the business of doing regular cat stuff.

If you're interested in learning more about Keke, stop by the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call: 651-642-5900, ext.3

Monday, January 4, 2010

Carter's and Allie's Merry Catmas

Usually Feline Rescue kittens find their homes within one to three months once they are available for adoption.  Sometimes it can take longer to find that perfect home.  Carter and Allie had been looking for their forever home for almost a year before being adopted in November.  But as you can see from the letter we received from Allie and the photo's from their mom, it was well worth the wait.

Wow, did we have a great Christmas!  Mom brought us up to Grandma's for a week.  Grandma has a whole house so we could run from the second floor all the way to the basement and then upstairs again!  Carter was really great about catching cobwebs in the basement on his ears and whiskers and bringing them up to share with Mom.  I could never get the technique down as good as he did.  Mom gave us two new toys and lots of boxes and bags and wrapping and bows for Christmas.  We also got to meet a new cat, Kissa ( it means cat in Finn, we are told).  She acted like she didn't like us at all but Carter was sitting two feet away from her before we had to go back home.

I helped Mom decide to get rid of another of her plants today.  She said it would be safer for the furniture.  I am not sure exactly what she meant, but the plant almost got me (it almost landed on my head!) when I was playing with it.

Carter and I really hope you had a great Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year!  Mom says she is attaching some photos.  She will probably send them in a couple of batches. (She says happy new year, too.)


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