Monday, April 1, 2013

Welcome Buttons & Boots!

Emailed the Shelter on Saturday about kittens, and asked if there was any kitties that I would be interested in, as they know I prefer to rescue medium/long haired kitties, and they said "yes."  These two angels came in and needed to be rescued.  I told them that I would pick them up that day.  They described them as uber adorable!  Since they were barely over 1lb, they qualified to be part of the KARE program.  I will foster them, bring them back every two weeks for health checks, and once they get 2lbs, they can be fixed, and then they can be adopted out.  My goal is to adopt them out together.  Once home, they were a little cautious, as they stayed in their heated cubby hole.  They are eating well, and using the litter box perfectly.  Each day, they become cuter and cuter.  Even though they aren't completely sure footed, they bounce around and are now starting to show interest in playing.  They are so tiny and so adorable.  They need to be picked up more, as they aren't use to it right now.  My friend, said look at that "button" nose, about the gray girl, so her name is Buttons and the boy is called Boots.  Since Cadbury had her babies around Easter time, I figured I needed some kittens this year for Easter.  Welcome Buttons and Boots!  Will update, as they grow and develop their personalities!  They should be up for adoption in about 4-5 weeks..

Boots' Intake Photo

Button's Intake Photo

Buttons: Just got home!
Boots: Just got home!

Happy Easter!

Eating on their own!

Happy April Fools Day!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


3/27/13: UPDATE: I received a call today from Pippa's Mom.  Pippa had an accident, wandered out and fell down the stairs.  She had major spinal cord injuries, and would need a wheel chair if she were to be able to survive the fall.  Being blind and with these injuries didn't seem fair to Pippa to keep her going.  So she was put to rest.  Very sad for all that she had touched.  As one said, "her fearlessness got the best of her."  She will be greatly missed.  Once rescued and in her home, she was much loved, adored and pampered.  She truly was a gift from God.  Rest in Peace, my Angel, thanks for touching our lives with your wagging tail and smile.  Will love you forever...

Here's her story:
In February, I was looking for a dog to rescue and possibly keep for myself.  I had a few to pick from, as I like the white, fluffy doggies.  There was one that captured my heart, 12 year old, BLIND, 7lb, little Maltese.  My heart went out to her.  She was definitely going to be put down.  We took her out to walk around, and she seemed fine with being blind.  She was a happy little doggie.  She was going to need major dental work.  Since I am inexperienced with dogs, I was unaware of the possible costs for her dental.  I rescued her and picked her up in Los Altos from my dedicated transport friend and took her to the ranch.  Had a dog crate in the back and was all ready to have her around.  Within a few minutes of introducing her around to a few people at the ranch, this retired woman, Carol, fell in love with her and said that she would take her.  I only had her for about an hour or less and she had found a great home!  Carol has a HUGE heart, she has two Aussie dogs, three cats, 3 miniature horses, one pony, and a horse, and she wanted to take on a Senior, Blind Maltese!  God bless you Carol!  Pippa spent the night with me, and my cats weren't the nicest to her, but the next afternoon, she was picked up and has been loved and well taken care of every day since.  I see her all the time up at the ranch and she has the best home.

Thank you Carol for opening your home and heart to Pippa.  Carol got her while her husband was away for three weeks.  When her husband came home, he, as well, fell in love with this little magical creature!  Pippa has this quality, that when you see her, she just makes you smile! :)  Pippa will smile, with her tongue hanging out (since she now has no teeth) every day, embracing all that life has to offer, as she is much loved and cherished every day.  Once on death's door, she is now making everyone smile!

Love you Pippa!!!


It's been almost a year, since I saw beautiful Cadbury, pregnant at the shelter.  I couldn't leave her at the shelter, and didn't know what the fate of her babies would be, so I rescued her.  She had 5 precious kittens and was the best Mom ever!  Her babies got adopted and Cadbury was my roommate, sharing my bedroom for a long time.  We had our routines and she loved the luxury of life, sleeping, eating and playing.  The other kitties wanted to play with her, but she was unsure, but would play with the older foster kittens.  She was a pleasure to have around.  She would meow when you entered the room and liked to talk to you.

Throughout the year, I had many inquiries about her.  I had always been protective of her to make sure she went to the right home that would understand her.  She could be crabby sometimes and would definitely be vocal if she didn't like something.

In March, I received an email, inquiring about her.  Since I had emailed many people about her, I had pictures, and videos to exchange.  This man seemed to love everything about her.  They had lost their Maine Coon to medical problems and had taken months to be able to move on and have another Maine Coon to love.  Since Cadbury was most comfortable in my bedroom, I showed her in there.  He came and met her, and instantly fell in love with her.  She is being spoiled, as an only cat, and lives in Capitola, where she is definitely well taken care of.

I had her for just about a year, and I never gave up on finding her the perfect home.  She is definitely a very special, very beautiful kitty.  I love you so much Cadbury and am very pleased to have found you the perfect home!  Miss you all the time, and love getting email updates from your Daddy.

I have learned that there is a home for all, just be patient and the perfect adopter will come along!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Nicky came into the shelter and was scared as most are.  He has the appearance of being mean, and didn't act friendly while at the shelter.  As a Maine Coon lover, I had to check him out.  Visited with him once and passed him over.  Later, saw that he was on the PTS (put to sleep) list for a broken tooth.  (Really?)  So I sent an email and my friend, Georgia, helped with the transport.  As I unloaded him, I asked her if he was friendly...opened the crate and he jumped right into his double kennel.  He had caught a cold while at the shelter, and was snotty and couldn't breathe.  Once on meds, he felt better, and started showing signs of wanting to know me.  He has a flat face, which makes me think he is of a Maine Coon / Persian Mix.  Very STUNNING!  Long, soft fur, which shows that he has been trimmed before.  He didn't like being held much, so he has been my project.  I have held him every day, as he loves being petted.  He is doing really well now.  He likes to play, and loves attention.  He is very cute and very young still at 1.5 years old.  He has stolen my heart, so I haven't put him up for adoption yet, as I say to myself, he still needs work.  He is just a love bug!  It's amazing to see their progression, what a little LOVE can do! 

Meet Nicky (named after "Just in the NICK of time")

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Lucca is a Flame Point / Tortie Mix kitten that I saved at the high-kill shelter.  She was going to get put down for no hair on her ears, which could have meant that she had ring worm.  I rescued her and she ended up NOT having ring worm.  Just a week after she got spayed, she got adopted into a great, loving family.  Here is Lucca's update from adopter:

I/we just wanted to reconnect and give you a quick update on Lucca. We are loving her and she is seeming to (slowly) love us back.

First off she is indeed the sweet kitty you said she was! It's been almost 2 weeks now and she purrs the minute she see us and is very gentle when we hold her - and she loves to play. What has surprised me is to date she rarely meows or cry; which I thought for sure any kitty might do in the beginning. She now has a sweet collar and lots of new toys to play with. I've fed her a bit of wet food on my finger, held her lots, and she really seems very comfortable with our 3 year old who is loving having 'her own kitty'... it's really cute.
Every night she is between myself and my daughter for our bedtime stories, purring, and snuggled between us. Her personality is cat-like, but clearly a love and slowly she is getting to trust us more and more and know she has a home with us.

Thank you for match-making us... I'll most likely send you another update in a couple of months once she really has realized that she has the rome of the house for her home.

This is Lucca's intake picture and pictures with her new little girl!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


For my birthday, I always like to rescue an animal.  Just a gift for myself to save a life.  Well this year, in July, I rescued two kittens, Patches and Smokey.  Both have been adopted.  I rescued a little long haired chi, named Huey, who with Kate's expertise and networking got adopted.  I was at the shelter every day from Thursday through Sunday.  I had my eye on these two little poodle mix puppies.  They were on the Needs Rescue List, and my heart broke when I saw them there.  I had to do something.  Since I normally rescue cats, dogs are more of a challenge for me.  I was there on Thursday with Kate and we looked at the puppies.  They were so scared to be there.  I learned about the process of intake of a dog.  From the counter to the cold cement kennel, with nothing to see but walls and only to hear the large dogs barking.  Very frightening for a 6 month old puppy.  Thank God the girls had each other.  When we went to go see them on Thursday, they were cowarding down and backing up into the corner.  We were able to bring them into the daylight and into a working area of the courtyard.  We let them walk around and they wanted nothing to do with the humans that were there.  The shelter supervisor said that sometimes, this makes them come around and warm up to people.  I took pictures and then posted on Facebook.  Luckily, my friend, Marissa shared the pictures and we worked the network.  In the mean time I went back on Friday and Saturday visiting the poodle mix puppies.  I had heard that there was a friend of friend that might be interested, her name is Maria.  Maria contacted me and we went to the shelter on Sunday, and brought home a puppy!  Real fun car ride home, the puppy peed on me, drooled all over me and finally threw up on me!  All the thanks for saving a puppy's life.  Puppy's name is Laniaki and is spoiled and has a friend, Lola.  She is in a great home with tons of love!  I found out later that her sister was also rescued!  Great birthday gifts to me!

Enjoy some pictures of Lanikai!  Thank you Maria for helping to save this little puppy's life!

Puppy's Intake Picture 

How cute are you both!!  

Which one do I pick?   

I think I chose you!!!  

New BFFs FUR-ever!!

After her first hair cut!  


Back in May/June, in preparation for Maddie's Fund, the rescue group that I was providing my kitties too was getting all the kitties vetted.  I gave them Bentley to adopt out.  After the vetting, they gave me Bentley back and said that they couldn't adopt him out, because he has Stomatitis.  What is that I asked.  They said that the only remedy was to pull out all his teeth.  How could this be, he's only 10 months old.  I then brought him to a nearby cat shelter that does teeth cleaning.  The doctor there, said the same thing.  I wasn't about to pull out all this kitten's teeth without doing more research.  So back home we go.  I eventually, brought him to Adobe Animal Hospital, after emailing the main kitty doctor, Dr. Boltz about his situation. She looked at him and told me that he has juvenal gingivitis and just needs teeth brushing and steroids.  Woooh!

During this visit, we met a summer intern named Michelle.  She is attending UC Davis.  She asked me questions about Bentley, as he looks just like one of her kitties that her grandmother had, that had just died recently.  I told her that Bentley is up for adoption.  She was going to check with her grandmother and let me know.  Days later, I received an email from Michelle, telling me that her grandmother wasn't ready, but that she was thinking of adopting Bentley.  This was music to my ears, as I have had Bentley since January.  I have grown to love this little guy, with all his little antics, his little grunts as he doesn't have a regular meow.  This was meant to be, as she is going to the best veterinary school in California and he can get the best care possible.  Michelle came by to visit Bentley before going off to France to go work at a cow farm and will be coming home end of September, where she will then bring Bentley up to Davis.  As I look at the date, he will be leaving me and going to his FUR-ever home in a week and a half.  Congrats Bentley, thanks for sharing your time with me.  I will miss you lots, but know that you will be in GREAT hands!

Here's a few pics of my cutie Bentley.  He has the best manners, truly a gentleman kitty! Love you Bentley!


Here are pictures of my recent KARE kittens that I have rescued.  They are part of the KARE program at the shelter, in which they go get check ups every 2 weeks, until they are 2lbs and then they can get fixed and get adopted.  They are all super cute and fluffy!  Elmo, Fossy, aka, Turbo and Lukas (named after Lucas who has passed away at the ranch) will be fixed this Friday and ready to be adopted!  They are fat little fluffies!


Then during the time that I was going back and forth for their health checks, I rescued this little one Pandora.  She is so adorable.  Just last week, she got sick and was really lethargic and wasn't eating.  My friends at Adobe Animal Hospital fixed her up and now she is feeling much better.  I need to take a new picture of her in all of her cuteness!

Then you have Puddy Tat!  Super cute, gray fuzzy kitten that just enjoys to cry out loud whenever he sees you.  Ughhh!  He is now rooming with Scooter, since Pandora got sick.  They seem to have fun together.  Puddy Tat and Pandora will be getting fixed soon, as they are still little.

7 kittens = BUSY!!

Tough life being rescued!!!

I almost forgot about CUBBY, how can I forget about his cuteness?  He's ready to be adopted!!