When I saw this pretty girl, I thought it was Sweetie who was with us last weekend (scroll down to the last photo) but went back to see the vet. Without a log book I couldn’t compare numbers, so I had to just go with her name. Even her personality seemed similar. I’m pretty sure it was the same cat.
Same chin spots, same little caps over her ears… either way, she’s a sweet cat.
This guy has all the sleek shine of a jungle creature, but the disposition of a friendly kitty. When you reach out and pet him, he humps his back up happily and looks so delighted.
Despite his skeptical look, he didn’t mind being held. Doesn’t he have pretty eyes?
He inspected our facilities thoroughly.
You can just see the edge of his white bow tie.
Big name for a little guy.
About five months old and as friendly as anything. And with wonderful spotted legs. And a spotted belly.
“What are you doing? You pet me too?”
This guy’s going to make somebody happy.
Sweetie and the shy white cat (someone named him Marzipan) and Jenni all went back to see the vet. Big week for runny noses, evidently. A sweet longhaired grey tabby girl came in and went out before we even got to meet her.
It was a pretty diverse population this week. This grey boy was so outgoing – he sat on the floor or the shelf and yelled at us to pet him, or wrapped himself up in our feet. His name was Shadow. If he’s not already adopted by Saturday, we’ll get more pictures of him.
This guy, on the other hand, seemed a bit shocked to find himself in a cage. It’s hard to see in these pictures, but he had one green eye and one blue eye. In the third photo you can just see the colors.
This girl was shy. Her name was Bella, she had floofy long tabby hair and accepted petting, just didn’t choose to come out and socialize.
This little calico was named Sweetie. She didn’t run away from petting, but she was so still that you had to put your hand in the right place to feel she was purring madly.
This slim tabby girl LOVED attention. She REALLY did not want to be picked up, however – I tried twice to hold her for the sake of some annoying lady* who liked her but wasn’t interested in a cat that didn’t want to be held, and both times she growled and struggled, and took five minutes or so to forgive me. I’m not sure whether something hurt her, or if she’s not accustomed to her surroundings yet, or what, but she DID NOT WANT. I think she was a mom this year, so she’s earned her peace and quiet. She was really fun to pet as it made her so happy.
A little tail action there – that makes me think perhaps her tummy was still a bit sensitive, as she laid her tail right up over her little spay incision.
*Annoying lady first asked if we had any kittens. Then she insisted she still wanted to come in and meet the cats to see if she was interested. Then she made me pick up Jenni. Then she announced that she’d never have a calico or tortie because they were “mean.” I hope this lady does not come back.
The tummy troubles in the cat room last week seemed serious enough that a large group of cats went back to see the vet. Besides Joyce who clearly was not well, they took back Lady, Mittens, Howie, and Cali. Maximus must have teflon tummy because he stayed on, and was adopted.
So we had all new cats this week. This big big boy was as calm and easygoing as you could want. When we arrived, he was belly-up having a rest.
It was hard to capture through the bars, but so cute that I had to try.
When he came out, he was happy to show off again.
“Hello ladies!” His name seems very apropos. He’s a bit overweight and dusty but so calm and friendly. When he got snarled at by another inmate, he just moved off to the side, and then retired to his cage to watch the world go by.