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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Maddox and Dooley (a.k.a. Phantom)

It has been exactly 2 weeks since Maddox and Dooley went home. Dooley is now named Phantom due to the neat coloration of his face, he looked a bit like Phantom of the Opera mask. In the 2 weeks such an enormous change is seen in both cats and they are adjusting to our home life wonderfully.  
They started out a bit rough with Maddox not wanting to even have Phantom near him or walk near him. Phantom was very nonchalant about it all and just did whatever he wanted. Maddox was equally as shy and would hiss at myself and the children if they came up too close to him. However...in just 2 weeks time, they are currently sleeping aside each other as they have each night this week on top of my bed. They play with each other, Maddox instigating it as often as Phantom. Maddox is truly a mushy kitty cat. He licks us and talks to us all the time and wants to be patted and rubbed constantly. Phantom lays in our laps quietly purring. They both are warming up to the children more and more each day. No longer do we have incidents of hissing or scratching. Maddox is beginning to trust in us and our routine and that he will be here forever. He believes he's hit the jackpot. 
They both would rather our dogs didn't exist and they have let our dogs know this several times by swatting them and hissing at them. Our dogs are finally getting the lesson. Hopefully over time they will be on a bit warmer terms but they've got loads of time for that. I cannot tell you enough how happy we were to have found such wonderful pets for our family.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Pacino and Milo

Pacino is amazing, I love him, he loves me, Milo loves him and he tolerates Milo. 
Chino cuddles with me in bed almost every night. He’s so adorable. I’m going to attempt his first Christmas picture over the weekend. Hope he likes Santa hats and scarfs.  
Merry Christmas to all of you there at POA. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


It has been 3 days since Forest was adopted and he is such a sweet boy! We were all a little unsure of his temperament when we were looking at him but he has made humongous strides in just this short period of time. The first two hours we had him, he staked out a spot under our oil tank and hid. We managed to coax him out and show him his litter box, food and get some belly rubs in! We were sure it was going to take longer for him to get comfortable with us but he slept in our bed that same evening! He has made amazing improvements already and loves lying in his cat tower and playing with his new toys and
brushing against his bristle stand! He follows me around like a dog and is always ready for treats or to get some loving.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Chino (a.k.a. Pacino)

Pacino , who I am calling Chino now, is transitioning just fine. Considering the long ride home we had, he only spoke when I spoke to him.  I think the cat treats he gobbled up helped. As soon as I opened the cat carrier inside my room, he was purring. He ate and drank water and used the liter box I had set up with no problems. He could hear my cat Milo at the door so I showed him a peak, no response, but I could tell Milo was happy. I swapped rooms with the cats and Chino was very busy sniffing and walking around discovery all the nooks and crannies of each room. I stayed with him and he gave me lots of head bumps and leg rubs. He used Milo’s liter box as well. Even had a drink and a snack at his food station too. The purring was constant which made me happy as well.His first night, I had his new bed at the bottom of mine but when I crawled in myself, he immediately joined me by my side and pretty much stayed there until he got up for a midnight snack and potty run and then went to his bed. He has spent time in each room and doesn’t like it when I lock him in but it needs to be a slow process. He’s been playing with his new toys and some of Milo’s as well. When both my boys are sleeping I leave the all the doors open and let Chino walk around while Milo sleeps. Every now and then Chino and Milo would spot each other. Milo surprised him (and me) by meeting him at the water bowl. Chino growled which Milo then walked away. I explained to Milo that food time, sleep time and bathroom time is sacred time. Milo has slept in Chino’s bed and Chino has slept in Milo’s basket. Let the male dominance begin….Last night, they both spent time with me in bed. This morning they both played in the kitchen with toys but not each other. Milo makes sounds like he wants to play with Chino but Chino is not ready for it yet. They spent their day separated today and will the rest of the week when I go to work. Saturday all doors are open and we’ll see what happens. I will be there to officiate over any disputes of course. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


It's only been a day, but I was very excited when Andre spent some time out of the closet to hang out with me -- he has been enjoying lots of head butting and pets. He has been purring, which is a good sign!!
He has hung out in the closet mostly, but I think that's what he's used to. He comes out when he sees me and i sit on the floor.  He is very skittish with unfamiliar noises. But good progress in the last 24 hours! Yes, it's been slow, but I'm learning his ways. I am hoping he will be able to hang outside the closet on his own at some point!


I've had Maeby for 2 weeks now and we have been really settling in well together. She's so cuddly but getting very playful. She really just tried to be in as much contact with me as possible. I'm totally in love.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Heathcliff and Smokey


Konfetti (A.K.A Nefertiti)

Konfetti is loving her furever home. We celebrated her 3 monthiversary last week with cookies for dinner! She also took a beautiful fall photo to share with you all at the shelter!
Konfetti is so happy and I'm so happy to have her! It was an awesome fit.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hunter and Hershey

 It's been a week since I adopted my new Pals Hunter and Hershey. We are all adjusting quite well.  

Buddy (Royal)

 Here are some pictures of Buddy (Royal).  We love his so much.  He has been the best addition to our family we could ever ask for.  He is a wonderful kitten and has brought us so much joy.

Nikolai (Niki) formerly Walter

Things are going great with Niki .His foster mom know she did a fabulous job..he is so affectionate & well adjusted. He has a new buddy , they are fast friends and are exactly the same age. It was meant to be. Niki has a silly side  and  loves to play with water. I cant keep the water bowls filled and  he comes running when he hears the shower!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nina (aka Eleanor)

Nina (aka Eleanor) is still a petite girl but has filled out weight-wise. She is a playful, energetic lady with a mind of her own. She is independent but will still let me rub her belly and kiss her nose. She loves to watch the birds on the feeder from the window or from the deck (I have a harness/leash for her so she can't go far). She runs to greet me at the door every day when I get home from work.

Apache a.k.a Phoenix

We adopted Apache, a little black kitten, in June. Apache is now named Phoenix and he has settled into his new home very well.  He was part of the family from the minute we brought him home.  He gets along very well with his big sister Misty (2 year old cat) and they play together all the time. He loves my kids and has decided my 11 year old is his mommy.  We love him very much and are so happy we added him to our family


I adopted Lily back in June of this year, she's now 6 almost 7 months. Her family and I ADORE her so much. She's brought so much joy to our house and she's just exactly what we needed ever since our cat, Manola, who we had for 15 happy year with before she passed away. Lily is a very happy cat, she's extremely crazy, she's loveable, and a purry purr machine.

Friday, September 16, 2016


Just wanted to let you know how Ivy is doing. We adopted her back in July and she has been a perfect addition to our family. She is fantastic with my kids and will sit with them  and never scratches. She is the perfect mix of play and cuddles. She loves our dog and tries to attack her bushy tail. Her and our other female cat get along well. Recently she has started sleeping with me every night. Where ever you are in the house she comes to visit. Thank you for caring for her. We love her!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Jack and Jill

These two cats have been great in transitioning into their new home and family. They are very much a part of the family and are such great pets for these two little girls- Very loving and very tolerant of children's hands. 
They play great together and are wonderful company for each other. They are especially loving and cuddly with us at bedtime and when they wake us up in the morning
We've also renamed them 'Jack and Jill' which our oldest daughter proudly came up with... 
Jill still quite a bit smaller than Jack but she is often found trying to eat his food portion after hers is gone. I think she'll catch up to him! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016


King is quite the bratty little cat :D.  He nibbles exposed toes, and if he is in playful mood - watch out!  It's been years since we have had a young cat in the house.  He seemingly loves to play with my toddler.  Nathan shakes the fishing toy for him, and he loves to attack it.  But like a typical 2 year old, Nathan forgets they are playing and walks off dragging the toy, and the game continues.  When I work from home he spends the day curled up under my desk.  If everyone leaves the house, he sleeps on the doormat waiting for us to come home.  We have learned to open the door really slowly upon coming home.  He has found his own sleeping spots, and honestly, is just like any other cat.  My existing cats fully ignored him for a bit, but now they eat side by side with no issues.  Although sometimes he will randomly swat at them.  I think he wants to play with them. My guys are so lazy they just look perplexed and walk away.  He is seemingly happy here.  

On my older son's chair. The green below him would be my younger boy's stuffed turtle binky.  He found it unattended on the floor and stole it!