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Skittles plays

July 26, 2016

It turns out that once our Skittles gets out of her cage and about the room, she’s quite the player.  She found the ball track to be much to her liking.

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She’s thinking about something here…

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And there she goes!

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She and Lily Rose managed to get along just fine.

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She’s really a cool all-around cat, liking attention, getting along with other cats who treat her with proper respect, and playing too.

Adopted on Saturday morning: pretty white Whisper.  She will be going to live with two other cats and will get more choices of where to snooze.

Inmates get comfortable

July 22, 2016

After a few weeks, most cats relax a little and decide there is fun to be had in the cat room.  Nutella still wasn’t sure he wanted to be petted, but he came out and looked around.  He kept startling Lily Rose, so she had to give him the old hiss a few times.

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I finally made time to give Skittles some attention.  She doesn’t want to come out, but she loves to be petted.

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And Whisper woke up!  And came out!

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Well…  she came out, anyway…

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Sam is back

July 21, 2016

Sam was with us before and went back to see the vet.  He is still very hand shy – he wants to see what’s going on but he does not want us to approach him.  This is frustrating!

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“Whaddya want?”

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“No pictures.”

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“There’s gotta be a way out of here…”

Kitten Wednesday

July 20, 2016

We’re still having Kitten Wednesdays here at Catonsville Cats, because there are still kittens coming and going at the adoption center.  Here’s the latest crop.

These two boys are such a matched set, I hope they get to stay together.  They were friendly and wanted to be busy.

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Then there was this little group.  Besides the calico girl and the pretty tabby boy there was a black one who didn’t want to be photographed.

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I’m sure they’ve all moved on by now, we’ll find out on Saturday.

Lily Rose

July 19, 2016

Lily Rose is a young adult cat (a year or so) who has been through a lot in a short time.

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She has lost one eye, and lost most of the vision in the other due to cornea damage from an untreated respiratory infection.  It has not injured her disposition, however, she is the sweetest and most placid girl you’d want to meet.

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You have to alert her of your approach if she’s looking away or you are on her blind side, or else you will startle her.  When other cats startle her she hisses at them, but if they are where she can see their motion, she just looks and walks by.

She had no trouble walking up and down the room looking into kitten cages and poking into things.

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I think Bruno was in that cabinet at the time, but I heard no fussing.

She discovered that not only did we have a cardboard box, there was a toy mouse in it.  She appeared to love that.

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Starla was on the other side of the box when the fun began, and she was clearly befuddled by the sudden sounds.

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Lily Rose didn’t mind.

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Captain my Captain redux

July 18, 2016

Remember this guy?

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Look at him now:

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It turns out that this handsome boy is our neighbor.  We agreed to pet-sit for our neighbors two doors down, and when we went over to get the key and the rundown, they mentioned that he had come from PetSmart.  I asked if they remembered his cage name, and they said Captain Pawski!

It’s rare that we ever get any news of our cats, so to have him turn up practically next door was a very happy thing.  He is doing great – sleek and sturdy and totally coexisting with a dog.  We were very glad to see him.  His name is Piwo now but I can’t help calling him Captain Piwo.  Have to respect your officers…

In other adoption news, beautiful Keanu was adopted during the week, as well as the kittens from last weekend.  There was also a set of three that came in during the week, that were all adopted together.

 

Starla pokes around

July 15, 2016

Starla’s cage tag says she’s one year old, but she’s very petite, so I always assume she’s younger than that.  She also acts more like a kitten sometimes than any of our other adults.

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Skittles is nonplussed by Starla’s immaturity.

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