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")