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SASSY
Well that took long enough to get my portfolio completed! I'm settling in very well, a quiet gal, looking for a deep relationship with someones!
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Sassy

(FKA Ms. Sassy)

ID#: VA10690
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 7 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 04/04/15
Adopted: 04/18/15
Congrats: Jane M.
Foster: Siri


This cat will not tolerate being with a female cat. This is usually a female cat.Not with Female Cats

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Notes from Home
Tomorrow (5/16/15) will be Sassy’s four-week anniversary as a member of our family and she is settling in nicely, albeit with some valleys to go with the hills.

On 5/12/15, Sass had her wellness visit with her new vet and she is in great shape. She was a perfect patient during the visit, received her rabies shot, and will return in a year for her annual check-up.

In 25 years of having Siamese cats in our lives, Sassy is the only cat to come to us as an adult (she turned five on May 1) and we were not sure how this would affect her initial adjustment. We’ve found that the only discernable difference is in accepting (or not) a periodic claw trim. The cats who started life with us as kittens, quickly grew accustomed to a skillful (if I do say so, myself) claw clip but so far, I’ve had to bide my time (hopefully to when she’s dozing), then clip a single claw (not always possible), then wait until the next opportunity.

In other areas, Sass has come along very well, eating (she’s switched herself to dry-only Wilderness duck), drinking appropriate amounts of water, using her two litter boxes and her hundred-and-two scratching posts. She sleeps in our bed almost every night, for at least part of the night, as she wishes. Strangely, she is not partial to any of a variety of cat beds (fleece, Millie, ‘other’), preferring to doze either on our bed or on a carpeted floor. We’re fairly certain that eventually, when she is no longer at all nervous about anything in her surroundings, she’ll enjoy sleeping on our living room sofa and may even decide to give one or another of the beds a second try. She has also stayed away from the tall, multi-cradle cat tree but here, again, we’re fairly confident that one day, when her environment is no long scary in any way, we will find her ensconced there. Our other cats loved the tree so much that they tried to climb up while we were removing the wrapping! Sassy has done a bit of lap-sitting but was too nervous to pursue it. From Day One, she’s enjoyed lots and lots of looking out of windows and in the last few days, has shown a continuing interest in a variety of toys, mainly catnip mice and other toy hapless creatures, which she disembowels, dominates, and carries from room to room in her mouth. Until yesterday, no toy interested her in the slightest. Progress!

She is becoming more and more relaxed with me, frequently coming to me when I offer my hand to sniff or even call her name; head-butting and winding herself around my legs. She welcomes attention from me, purring as I hold her head and even stretches out for the occasional tummy rub. She is far less social with David (who always had a fine relationship with our other cats) and more often than not, runs for cover when he comes near. We doubt that Sassy was ever ‘abused,’ but we suspect that she had a frightening encounter with a male at some time in her past. This, too, will pass – eventually. Meanwhile, David continues to talk to her, pat her when permitted, and generally act as though he knows all’s well between them.

Pictures to follow (when I learn how to upload them).
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A day over six weeks with us and Sassy’s making wonderful progress in settling in – baby steps but lots of them.

Our bedroom, which started out being home base, is now just one base of several for her and she’s more and more at ease as she trots into various rooms, finds a window to look out of, a food bowl to snack from with water as a chaser, a scratching board to work with, or -- as of just three days ago -- a tall cat tree with three commodious cradles at different levels. In the past few weeks, we saw her noticing it (and perhaps recognizing it for what it is) but not yet nearly brave enough to do more than sharpen her claws on the sisal/carpet portions of its ‘trunk,’ at floor level. We never pressured her to go further and a few nights ago, there she was, in the lowest cradle, sniffing it hesitantly, then standing on it, and finally, gingerly settling down and staying there for an hour or more, changing positions on and off but obviously comfortable. It’s now a regular part of her day and we’re waiting for her to discover the higher cradles which all our previous (now ‘late’) cats loved.

Sass is increasingly social with me and, especially if I show her her brush, will come trotting over for brushing, head-holding, and tummy-rubbing (and of course, lots of talk from me). The brush isn’t a hard-and-fast requirement and more and more often, when she sees me coming near, she’ll stretch herself into a hugely long kitty, expose her tum and meow or purr for “The Usual,” which I’m always happy to supply. I’m still working on getting those claws trimmed but even this is somewhat easier, although still a ‘one-claw-and-done’ event. By the time I get them all done, it’ll be time to start over again but I can see that she finds the process to be annoying but not terrifying.

And she is coming to see that David is really not very scary at all. She’ll let him walk past her without scampering away, and has taken to coming to him, head- or body-bumping him, then retreating to sit just a few inches off. Very brave; more successful baby steps.

Still not confident about uploading pix so must resort to 'text, only.' As a sidebar to the general subject of pictures, Sass’ one problem in all photos is that because her eyes are somewhat hooded, she comes off looking quite dour and unfriendly. Not at all the case. If only we could tell her to say, ‘Cheese.’

Happy June, everyone!
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Sassy's ten-week anniversary with us,this past Saturday, June 27, '15, and she's making steady progress in adjustment. Baby steps but lots and lots of them. She now uses the cat tree regularly (and it took her several weeks to overcome her fear of it). Recently, she's been lumbering up on my lap and settling down there for an hour or more, each evening and also enjoying lounging on the sofa, between David and me. Panics if we pick her up -- so we don't -- but comes over when offered a hand to sniff (to remind her who we are). She loves looking out any open window (secure screens in place on all) and is wild about being brushed! Amazingly, as she lolled on the couch, one evening, last week, I calmly picked up a rear foot and, talking to her the while, clipped all the claws!

She is less 'sassy' than any cat we have ever known and I'm still tempted to change her name to Cookie but she's had two names (that we know of), already ('Ms. Sassy' at the shelter and Siamese Rescue, then, 'Sassy,' with us) and 'Sassy' is now on all her documentation (Siamese Rescue's; her vet's office; Reunite, the microchip data base). The fact that she isn't sassy shouldn't bother me any more than the fact that Vandy, our long-ago, late domestic longhair, wasn't a Vandal.

She has had a recurrence of the chin acne that afflicted her when she came to Siamese Rescue but we contacted our vet as soon as we noticed it and he has prescribed for it.

We are delighted with this pussy cat who has had a rough time of it, watching her gain confidence in her environment and trust in her humans.

Thanks to the huge Siamese Rescue team who brought her to us, in Brookline, Mass. Later in the summer, she'll spend a week with us on Cape Cod.

Finally, some pix to attach, with hopes that I've got the upload process right

More news when there is some.
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At six months with us, five year old Sassy’s adjustment continues. Her progress was initially hindered by the necessity of medicating her for the reoccurrence of the feline acne which plagued her when she first came to Siamese Rescue from a public shelter. She was clear at the time we adopted her. As we knew it might, within a month, the problem reappeared and for several months, our vet at Angell Animal Medical Center (the medical arm of MSPCA), treated her, first with Duoxo Spot On, later with Tresaderm. He also had us eliminate as much plastic as possible from her life (changing her water and food bowls to china), and changed her diet to Royal Canin Rabbit and Peas, both moist and dry (she loves both versions). The acne improved but was still present and at our vet’s suggestion, we made an appointment for a consultation with the feline dermatologist at Angell.

Ultimately, the strain of being given meds twice a day, every day was affecting Sass’ adjustment so adversely that we asked whether it would be medically safe to give her prednisone, in the very short term, to allow us to halt the daily medications which were having such a bad effect on her adjustment to life with us -- just until her dermatology appointment, scheduled for six weeks later. (We know how dangerous prednisone is, in the long term.) Our vet prescribed a two-week course of oral prednisone, the last dose of which was given one month before Sass’ dermatology appointment.

At this writing, one month after the last oral prednisone dose, Sass has been clear for quite a while, so clear, in fact, that we re-scheduled her appointment with the dermatologist to December, as she is presently asymptomatic. We know it might return and are prepared to deal with whatever comes.

We have read that stress can be a factor in feline acne. In the weeks since we ceased medicating Sass – with a stressful chase twice a day -- her adjustment has improved to the point where we can almost say that she has begun to blossom, starting to become the cat she was meant to be.

As to her social/emotional adjustment: First and foremost, she has never struck a blow in anger. Initially, when she first came to us, she almost phobic of being picked up – and to this day, I almost never do so, however, on the rare occasions when I do lift her up, she has now come to the point where she will object with her almost inaudible non-Siamese voice but for a few seconds, will refrain from struggling, looking around at the view from the human. After those few seconds have passed, she will not bite or scratch (except accidentally, as she pushes off from my arms) but she will struggle strenuously to get down. As with all other ‘problems,’ we never press her. We see improvement here and it’s now quite obvious that although she continues to dislike being picked up and/or carried, she is no longer terrified. Our attempts at claw-trimming are so stressful for her that we now have the trimming done at a tech appointment at Angell, approximately once a month. Sass behaves perfectly at these sessions. All of our previous cats came to us as kittens and so were totally accustomed to manicures with me.

At the other end of the sociability spectrum, she sometimes sleeps in our bed with us and some evenings, as the two of us sit on the living room sofa, she quite often appears, jumps up and carefully settles down on my lap. At times, she will stretch herself out to her full length, asking for a tummy rub, and she hugely enjoys gentle under-chin and jaw line massages. She gives signs that she wants to socialize and generally feels good about her life with us. Head butts are now routine and we’ll simply follow her lead as we go along.

Sass greatly enjoys looking out of any of the many windows and on occasion seats herself next to a closed Venetian blind. We take the hint and open it for her. She has generally paid little or no attention to any toys, although this has improved somewhat and she has one favorite BFF white mouse which she sometimes carries around with her.

Sadly, after ‘discovering’ the wonderful cat tree in our living room, close to a window, and spending several days enjoying it in June, she hasn’t used the tree in easily four months, a pity, as it provided so much pleasure to our previous cats. As with all other things, we do not press her. It may happen, yet.

We’ve seen slow but definite improvement on all fronts and will continue to let Sass progress at her own pace. She’s our girl and has had a rough time of it. We wish we knew what her pre-shelter life was like but that won’t happen. Somewhere along the way, someone destroyed most of her self-confidence and courage. We want to help her get them back.

Thanks to everyone at SCRC for giving us this wonderful lady with the incredibly soft shiny brown fur.
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February 20, 2016:
We celebrated Sass’ ten-month adoption anniversary two days ago, on February 18 and it’s been a memorable ten months, filled with a million baby steps toward becoming the happy, healthy, confident and sociable cat she was meant to be. Sass was a bundle of miscellaneous fears when she came to us and throughout, we’ve proceeded on a ‘Go-Slow’ basis which is paying off beautifully. Within the last two months, especially, she has made wonderful interpersonal progress with both David and me and now spends large portions of most evenings on the living room sofa with us, on my lap, or David’s lap, or in the fleece bed (on the sofa) which she rejected for virtually nine of the ten months that she’s been with us. When she first came to us, she was flat-out terrified of being picked up – so for the most part, we didn’t, while very slowly picking her up on rare occasions for very brief periods (measured in seconds). One day, I picked her up and was astounded to find that, rather than struggle to get away, she purred and rubbed her head against my arms as I held her. The door bell with send her scampering for cover but when our (adult) elder son, Rog, stops by, rather than ring, he calls us when he’s at our door, we open the door for him, with no scary bell (guess telephones don’t count), Sass doesn’t feel compelled to flee, and he greets her as he enters. So far, she has become brave enough to allow him to approach her and give her his hand to sniff. Her acne never completely goes away – and we suspect that it will always be with her to some extent – but she does well on and enjoys her diet of Hill’s z/d and is being well cared for by the feline dermatologist at Angell Animal Medical Center (fka Angell Memorial), the medical arm of MSPCA, in Boston, just ten minutes or so from our home in Brookline. Her General Medicine vet is also in practice there.

Finally, I must report the most terrifying 24 hours we have ever experienced: In our condo’s large parking lot, just about to load Sass’ SCRC carrier (with her in it) into the back of our Honda, to drive to her appointment with her vet, we set the carrier on the ground, preparatory to clearing one last bit of space on the back seat. In a millisecond, the hinge side of the carrier’s grill door came open and the last thing we saw was Sass, in warp drive, running this way and that in the lot in 20º temperature with snow and ice on the ground! In 26 years of cat ownership, we have never, ever lost a cat, as all our cats are indoor-only (as Sass is). An army of friends/neighbors helped in the search; our son, Rog, drove in from his home in the suburbs and he and our dear friend and neighbor-across-the-hall, Linda, must have covered half of Brookline (slight exaggeration) with flyers; we contacted all the appropriate agencies and institutions, and I searched the single-car garages which ring the parking lot, over and over again, in the wee hours and before I left for work, early the next morning. No snow that night but temps in the single digits; the coldest night of the year. Sass has no collar but is microchipped.

WE GOT HER BACK! Linda, who has never owned a cat, suggested (naively, we were sure) that we leave the door to our building’s outer vestibule open and place food, water, and a bed in the vestibule. I told Linda that Sass was an indoor-only cat and surely had no cognitive map which would help her get home from the parking lot, two blocks from our building, having seen the outdoors only through the bars of her carrier. Nevertheless, almost to humor Linda, we did as she suggested. The next morning: nothing The following afternoon, as David and I were sitting in the waiting room of the Honda dealership, waiting for an oil change, my cell phone rang and there was a picture of a cool, calm, and collected Sassy, lounging in the fleece bed in the vestibule of our building. Linda had found her there, a few minutes earlier and brought the bed – with Sass in it – into the secure inner vestibule – and Sass had not shied away from her whom she knew only slightly. Linda’s husband, Richard, came to pick us up from Honda (our own car was still being serviced) and ten minutes later Sass walked into her home and settled down as though she’d never been away. We’ll never know, of course, but we wonder whether she might have been an indoor-outdoor cat in her first five years, before she came to us, and so might have developed some outdoor cognitive mapping skills. We don’t ascribe the happy ending to anything ‘woo-woo’ and just consider ourselves (and Sass) to have been darned lucky. We had offered a $100 reward for Sass’ safe return and, of course Linda would not accept it so sometime soon, David and I will take the four of us out to dinner at Boston’s Top of the Hub, instead.

We have three new pix assuming I can upload them. Apologies if they don't accompany this report; I'll re-learn and include with my next one...

Best to all of you,
Jane and David and Sass
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4/18/17
Today is Sass’ two-year anniversary with us and when she first arrived at age five, we determined to give her all the time she needed to grow into her new life. She’s made great progress, greatly accelerated in the past six months. More often than not, she spends part of the night sleeping next to me in bed. In the evenings, she joins me, on my lap or next to me on the sofa, to help me watch TV or read and she’s generally up for tummy rubs and walking on the coffee table. She is not a player with toys and has only occasionally used the tall, commodious cat tree at the living room window (once every six months has been her average, so far). I have hope that she’ll eventually understand what fun it can be to get comfortable in tree’s large cradles (as our other, now late, cats did for decades), to watch the action in our condo’s beautiful front garden, with trees and flowers, people, birds, squirrels, and, yes, some dogs, all doing their respective things. Now that the weather is warming, I open the (screened) windows and she comes running in an instant to jump up on the broad window sill (ignoring the tree!), where she’ll sit or lie for hours, enjoying a sun beam.

One of the most dramatic indicators of her becoming more and more at ease is her willingness to allow me to trim her claws, a total impossibility during her first 18 months here. She’s not crazy about manicures and complains as I talk to her and clip away, but she’s quite obviously no longer afraid of me and submits, knowing that I never, ever hurt her.

During the past year, Sass has continued to have feline acne issues which are now fairly well controlled with a diet (which she mostly enjoys) of Hill’s z/d, both canned and dry.

For several months, she suffered from a serious lesion in her left eye, successfully treated with repeated applications of antibiotic and antiviral medications. Surgery would have been the next step, had not the treatment with medication succeeded. The sight in her left eye may, ultimately, be somewhat diminished but the lesion has healed and not returned. She still has sight in the eye, and never gives any indication that it is bothering her. We are hugely grateful for the skill and compassion of Martin Coster, DVM, her feline ophthalmologist, at MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.

My husband, David, has been in increasingly poor health for several years and is now a cancer patient in long-term care at a good nursing facility not far from our home. I’m fortunate to have a fine support group composed of family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where I work part-time in a job that I love, editing various documents for the unit. Sass is a key member of my team (indeed, she was a key player in my life, even before David’s illness). She has perfect litter box habits, scratches appropriately, and has never bitten or scratched. She continues to run from anyone but me and I don’t see this changing, except, perhaps in her relationship with my adult sons. No matter; she’s my girl and I’m her human and I sometimes think she senses this very comfortable arrangement. Thanks beyond the telling to SCRC for making all this happen!

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Two-year anniversary report ADDENDUM: Sass is seven years old today (exact)! Almost immediately after I had filed the two-year report above, noting that she has used her cat tree only once every six months (or so), I came into the living room to find her in the tree's top cradle, watching the bird action in the condo's front garden. In the days which followed, I've found her in each of the three cradles sometimes observing the passing scene, sometimes snoozing. I'm so delighted at the prospect that this will be a continuing source of entertainment for her. Hopefully, I'll be able to upload the two pix I took of her tree 'interactions.'




(Last update: May 1st, 2017 1pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Millie
ID#: VA11738
Location:  Virginia
Sex: female
Current Age: 1 Yr
Declawed: no
Points: Lynx
Date In: 10/09/16
Adopted: 10/29/16
Congrats: Rebecca
Foster: Kay


MILLIE
Life started out a bit rough for me and my siblings and we just had one another to cling to for support. My brother, Milo, and I are bonded and rely on one another for moral support, so we need to find a home that will take us as a pair. We are a bit timid but gradually coming out of our shells. We need a little time and patience which will be rewarded with a lot of love and purrs.
Millie
Notes from Home
Millie is doing great, She is active, becoming more and more talkative and a bit of a ringleader with her sibling, Milo. She loves treats and has a favorite toy that she carries around with her.

May 1, 2017. Millie is doing so well. She is very active - my little acrobat who climbs shelves and "tightrope" walks across the heaboard. She has a healthy appetite and good litter box manners. She is very affectionate - will come and get me when it is time for a good petting. Plays well with her brother - all is well.

Both kittens are doing well and have adapted to a very workable routine.

(Last update: May 1st, 2017 11am)

MILO
I am bonded to my sister, Millie, so we need to find a home together. We are both scared of our new situation but foster mom says we will come out of our shells with a little time and TLC. Very sweet personalities and affectionate when being held.
Milo
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Milo
ID#: VA11739
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 1 Yr
Declawed: no
Points: Lynx
DateIn: 10/10/16
Adopted: 10/29/16
Congrats: Rebecca
Foster: Kay



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Notes from Home
Milo is doing so well - growing, playing, exploring. He especially enjoys water - not just for drinking! A wet sink is an invitation to play!

May 1, 2017. Milo is just fine. After starting out as a picky eater (think rotisserie chicken) he has become quite happy with cat food! He is active, plays well with Millie, has wonderful litter box habits. Loves to snooze in the guest bedroom - head on the pillow! Shy around strangers but getting more outgoing all the time. A happy, healthy almost 10 months old kitten with a wonderful deep purr.

(Last update: May 1st, 2017 11am)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Finley (Finn)

(FKA Clyde)

ID#: VA11986
Location:  Tennessee
Sex: male
Current Age: 8mon
Declawed: no
Points: Lynx
Date In: 03/20/17
Adopted: 04/08/17
Congrats: Meghan
Foster: Michelle

Foster Notes

FINLEY (FINN)
Just arrived and a bit unsure, Clyde warms up quickly when petted and has a wonderful purr. He loves laps! Check back as I learn more about him.

A couple of new pics - check them out!
Notes from Home
4/12/2017 We brought Finley (Clyde) Saturday. He was very calm on the drive home and did not seem very disturbed that he was in a new home. He warmed up very quickly and has shown both Les and me love and sweetness and is such a cutie! He talks a lot, especially when he tells you that he needs more play time. We give him lots of play time and he naps! I have many pics of him sleeping. We also have a video of Les and Finn playing with the curly worm. He loves to be cuddled and he likes to nap on his own. We adore Finn and are so happy we have him! We will introduce the kitties Friday and we hope it all goes well.

Finn likes to watch TV, too!

4/21/17 We have arrived! Kitties have begun to follow Mommie around. Even when I'm in the ladies room. They followed me downstairs and watched me make coffee. They were being too rough on each other last night so I slept in the guest bedroom to keep an eye on them. They watched me get ready for bed and settled down once I turned off the light. They slept through the night, Finn on the bed and Miette on her blankie on the floor. Wow. They are now napping. Sorry for bad photo; using iPad. Pics to follow.

4/29/17 We all went to meet the vet Thursday and they were very good kitties. They got their nails clipped and were very good about it! It took Les and I about 1/2 hour to capture Miette to put her in her carrier! She's a stealthy one! Finley was not happy in his carrier and really panicked and went in circles backwards, but as soon as we got Miette in her carrier, he calmed down. We had them face each other in the car so they could see each other. I wondered if they thought they were going somewhere else. The vet gave them a great bill of health and was quite smitten with them and thought we got some good kitties! Finley is now over 6 lbs and Miette a little over 4 lbs! Getting so big! They were very happy once they got home.

They are playing together better, but there is the occasional too rough play. Finley does show some jealousy signs, but once you play more wand toy with him he does get better, but he did hiss at Miette last night when she wanted to play. I put the toy away and told Finley that he does not behave that way. He looked for the toy and looked a bit forlorn, but he is much better today. Both Les and I work on giving equal amounts of attention to both kitties, but Finn does tend to steal the show! He is a very funny cat! We are delighted.

Miette is also getting better about being in the room with us and for awhile she followed Finn around, but now she is showing a bit of independence and likes to hang out in the family room and sit on her kitty house to look out the window. When she wants company, she comes back. She still runs away if you try to pick her up or are standing and try to pet her. She's good when she's in her bed and sleepy. Then I get my pets and kisses in. Les thinks she'll come around. I do agree that she gets better every day.

They both have big appetites and I love to feed them in the mornings. They know what the kitchen is for and when we are in there they come and ask for something to eat. Even if they just had breakfast!! They love treats.

More pics!
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(Last update: Apr 29th, 2017 11am)

MIETTE
I am really shy until I settle in so, just a wee bit of a project. I really like other cats so, would love to have a gentle natured and outgoing male kitty buddy that way he can show me everything and I won't be scared. I like to play with kitty toys especially when you're not watching and have good habits in the box and cleaning my plate.

If you have some patience and time as well as a kitten proofed house, then I would love to make a new friend.

A furr-ever friend.
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Miette

(FKA Bentley)

ID#: VA11976
Location:  Maryland
Sex: female
Current Age: 8mon
Declawed: no
Points: Blue
DateIn: 03/13/17
Adopted: 04/05/17
Congrats: Meghan
Foster: Chelsea

Foster Notes

This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
This cat is either scared or, or has had bad experiences with dogs.Not with Dogs

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Notes from Home
4/5/2017 Brought Miette (Bentley) home. She is very frightened and seems to feel comforted in a blanket. We are trying to reassure her that all is well. I will sleep in her room with her tonight.

4/6/17 Miette Update: well, we did bond a bit last night, but she is still a bit scared and unsure. Of course, that is expected. When we got home I held for about an hour or so. She seemed quiet and content but no purring. She's also a little furnace!! Les got home and she laid on his chest. You saw the pics❤️️I then put her in her playpen hotel and she scurried into her litterbox and stayed. During the night she scratched around the litter, used it-PU!, played with her toys and this morning I found her sitting in her bed, blinking. She ate her breakfast. Progress!

Later today: Miette Update: Miette is sprawled across my chest on a pillow with her blanket zonked out. When I pet her she stretches her little arms and touches my arm. Not quite relaxed but better. I don't have to hold her but let her just lie peacefully.

Miette is exploring the room and, yes, hiding a bit. She gobbled up her chicken treat!

So, Miette spent most of the day in the corner of the room under the victrola. I'm now sitting on the bed watching TV. I get up to leave the room for a minute and I notice little Mimi sitting under the bed right where I'm sitting.

4/7/2017 Got to pet Miette. (Yes, the rhyming is not lost on me.) Very gently she accepted some pets. She then rolled on her side and held my fingers with all of her paws. I left my hand there and did not touch her belly. Les had the same reaction earlier but he tried to rub her belly and she wasn't ready. She did accept treats from him. Yummy! She really likes it when we call her Miette, Mimi, Sweet Girl, Sweetie. Get lots of blinks. Of course all this is just within reach under the bed. #progress

Miette has not stopped playing since my last post. Still skittish, but not as freaked when I stand up or walk around.

4/11/2017 Went into Miette's room and could not find her! 😳 I had her plate of wet food and I called her, rather panicked. Suddenly there was a scuffle from the closet and she pulled her fat little body under and through the crack in the door simultaneously. Then when I showed her the treats, she hissed twice at me.

THEN: Miette Breakthrough: Went into Miette's room, put a pillow on the floor and laid there talking softly to her and gently petting her. She took a bath and then rolled to face me and we had some purr time while I petted her little paws. She slowly closed her eyes, still purring and I petted the top of her head for a few seconds and just hung out with her for about 10 minutes. It was nice, peaceful, and quiet. No attack on my hands, no hissing, lots of blinking and purrs. She is such a little doll! #win #babysteps

Miette watches TV. :)

4/21/17 We have arrived! Kitties have begun to follow Mommie around. Even when I'm in the ladies room. They followed me downstairs and watched me make coffee. They were being too rough on each other last night so I slept in the guest bedroom to keep an eye on them. They watched me get ready for bed and settled down once I turned off the light. They slept through the night, Finn on the bed and Miette on her blankie on the floor. Wow. They are now napping. Sorry for bad photo; using iPad. I have some great pictures!

4/29/17 We all went to meet the vet Thursday and they were very good kitties. They got their nails clipped and were very good about it! It took Les and I about 1/2 hour to capture Miette to put her in her carrier! She's a stealthy one! Finley was not happy in his carrier and really panicked and went in circles backwards, but as soon as we got Miette in her carrier, he calmed down. We had them face each other in the car so they could see each other. I wondered if they thought they were going somewhere else. The vet gave them a great bill of health and was quite smitten with them and thought we got some good kitties! Finley is now over 6 lbs and Miette a little over 4 lbs! Getting so big! They were very happy once they got home.

They are playing together better, but there is the occasional too rough play. Finley does show some jealousy signs, but once you play more wand toy with him he does get better, but he did hiss at Miette last night when she wanted to play. I put the toy away and told Finley that he does not behave that way. He looked for the toy and looked a bit forlorn, but he is much better today. Both Les and I work on giving equal amounts of attention to both kitties, but Finn does tend to steal the show! He is a very funny cat! We are delighted.

Miette is also getting better about being in the room with us and for awhile she followed Finn around, but now she is showing a bit of independence and likes to hang out in the family room and sit on her kitty house to look out the window. When she wants company, she comes back. She still runs away if you try to pick her up or are standing and try to pet her. She's good when she's in her bed and sleepy. Then I get my pets and kisses in. Les thinks she'll come around. I do agree that she gets better every day.

They both have big appetites and I love to feed them in the mornings. They know what the kitchen is for and when we are in there they come and ask for something to eat. Even if they just had breakfast!! They love treats.

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(Last update: Apr 29th, 2017 11am)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Bella

(FKA Bloom)

ID#: VA8433
Location:  Kentucky
Sex: female
Current Age: 9 Yrs
Declawed: 2paw
Points: Seal
Date In: 03/23/12
Adopted: 04/28/12
Congrats: Barbara J
Foster: Jennifer

Foster Notes

BELLA
Bloom where you are planted......right? Well I am taking up some space in Kentucky for the moment, but looking for a great home. It is spring and blossoms are blooming!

Love,

Bloom
Notes from Home
Bella is a wonderful cat. We both love her like family. She owns us. When she wants her toys turned on she will come in the room I am in & cry for me to follow her then goes to the toy she wants me to turn on. It has been 3 years this April 30th that she came into our life & we are all the better for it. She loves to sleep on my lap when we nap on our recliners. She has gotten a lot darker know so she stays out of our feet now after a couple brushes with her tail in the dark. Thank you Jennifer for being such a great foster mom. You had her habits all figured out before we adopted her. She has been staying healthy thank goodness. In fact she just received her yearly shots & physical & is very healthy. April 28, 2015
(Last update: Apr 28th, 2017 7am)

SCOOTER
I am over my cold so now exploring the foster room. Fine with other kitties and very laid back personality. No doggies for me. Affectionate and a little chatty with a little meowing voice.
Scooter
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Scooter
ID#: VA11640
Location:  Virginia
Sex: female
Current Age: 2 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
DateIn: 08/13/16
Adopted: 09/10/16
Congrats: Katherine
Foster: Kay


This cat is either scared or, or has had bad experiences with dogs.Not with Dogs

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Notes from Home
Scooter is such a sweet lovable girl!She weighed 6.15 lbs in September. Her and her brother both know their names and come when called! Her favorite treat is shrimp! She's a very clean cat who has never had an accident or scratched any price of furniture! She is always trying to clean Gus! Scooter loves laying in the sun however only when it fits Gus's schedule he enjoys being the little brother and biting her toes till she gets irritated and attacks him! These two and that crinkle tunnel are so funny! She weighed 8.5 lbs in November. Scooter is my cuddle baby who always sticks to cuddling when it's cuddle time! She's very patient when Gus goes between food bowls she just sits back and waits till he gets caught or chooses his little prince food bowl! April 25 2017 She sighs 7.85 lbs, we are moving to Washington State from North Carolina n=and the moving is stressing her out but I had my final vet visit to prove her in great health before her initial check up in our new home!
(Last update: Apr 27th, 2017 5pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Bella
ID#: VA9944
Location:  Florida
Sex: female
Current Age: 5 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
Date In: 03/29/14
Adopted: 04/27/14
Congrats: David
Foster: Teresa

Foster Notes

This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
This cat is either scared or, or has had bad experiences with dogs.Not with Dogs
This cat will not tolerate being with a female cat. This is usually a female cat.Not with Female Cats
BELLA
Hi there!

I'm starting to feel pretty darn good. Spring is here and the sun is finally shining bright...and now all I need is a home to top it all off. I'm small, love to be carried, use my scratching post, and would get on a-okay with a laidback brother kitty as long as you had PLENTY of attention for me...call me Bella or call my Baby...cause I really am one :)

Love,
Bella

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Notes from Home
Bella has reached her one month anniversary here in North Carolina and is doing just fine. She's healthy, happy, and sweet natured. She is smart, also, and quickly learns anything I try to 'explain' to her; very bright and eager to please!

She is also a beauty; such a great coat and wonderful condition; very happy with her at this point. And, most importantly, she seems very happy here and contented!

Sure appreciate all the efforts of everyone to bring Bella to her new home; she is a great example of why Rescue is so important. Thank you to all who helped this pretty girl!

best,
David Harris

Bella's six month report: all still doing very well. Bella happy, healthy, and SO full of energy yet she is behaving generally very well. She has good habits, including her scratching posts, and learns quickly if something is off limits; she is very, very smart. She and my older male Romulus are making progress each week and I am encouraged that they are building their relationship. Our rapidly cooling weather seems a surprise to her; since she is a 'Gator Girl' from Florida, I think chilly temps may be a new thing but she still LOVES her time on my big screened porch. Sweet little girl worth all the hard work needed to bring her to her home; SRescue is great.

Thanks!
David Harris

Bella's one year anniversary update. She's great, healthy, funny, sweet, and SMART! She's feisty, too, but doesn't get angry or hold a grudge; she has learned her do's and don'ts nearly perfectly and is a wonderful little friend. She and Romulous are finally thawing and almost snuggling; I can see they are both wanting to, but, Rommy is a man, so, he is slow and unsure ( ha ).
All in all, Bella is a wonderful addition and a positive source of good energy. Thanks again to all her transporters, her foster, and especially Shirley Bo who was a true friend and SR Volunteer in pulling out all the stops to get Bella from Florida to mid-North Carolina.
Bella is much loved, and is truly home.
Thanks, David Harris

Bella's two year anniversary update today 04272016. She is doing great and brings a great sense of fun and happiness every day in all that she does. Wonderful personality, very curious, very respectful of property, excellent litter and scratching habits and follows me like a shadow. She starts purring loudly if you speak to her and she can't get enough pets and pats; just a gem of a girl and still a beautiful snowshoe. She and my older rescue Romulus are getting along much better by now and everyone seems at home and content. Bella is a wonderful joy to have, and, as healthy as can be. My continued thank you to all who worked to find her this home! Love her very much!
David Harris

3 year update; Bella is happy and wonderful and still so smart. Love her to pieces! She had her annual vet visit last week and got all A's; excellent health, habits, and she loves her new roommate Willie FKA Garbanzo! thanks Rescue for all you do!
David Harris

(Last update: Apr 27th, 2017 1pm)

DIXIE
Active, energetic, outgoing, playful and overly confident in a 6 pound body! Oh,and did I say loud and lapsitting? Yes I have a little of each.
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Dixie
ID#: VA10704
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 4 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 04/11/15
Adopted: 04/26/15
Congrats: Toni
Foster: Siri


This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
This cat will not tolerate any other cats in the home. A dog may still be a possibility though.Must be Only Cat

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Notes from Home
4/27 (day after delivery): Wow, what a great cat! :) Real love-bug.

Dixie settled in immediately last night. She ate two small helpings of the wet food and nibbled the indoor through the evening. Drank water, used her litterbox for both functions.

Very funny: with three bed-choices, she slept on my pillow with her feet in my hair! I love her voice! She makes little chirping noises and her meow is very sweet.

May 7: Dixie is a Darling! She is happy, playful, and affectionate. She eats very well, both wet and dry food. Here are some pics. I've videoed her, but she's so fast she races off the screen all the time! LOL Will continue to try. :)

May 22: Dixie's passion is playing! Watch here here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLVoSnU_n0s&feature=em-upload_owner

June 16: Dixie continues to make herself right at home. She's gained a little weight and her coat is rich and glossy now. She takes very good care of it! Lovely voice and personality.

Dixie has now been with us for almost 5 months! Hard to believe - it feels as though she's always been here. :) She's gained some weight and filled out, now looking very grown up at age 2 and an eighth! Lost her skittishness (except once in a while) and only wants to play, play, play!

April 26, 2016: One year anniversary and this is the most beloved cat in the world! She is maturing beautifully, but still very playful and soooo loving!

April 27, 2017: Two years and we still adore her. She runs the household and is strictly a one-woman cat, although she will tolerate the man of the house, if she feels so inclined.

(Last update: Apr 27th, 2017 9am)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Mai
ID#: VA11961
Location:  Maryland
Sex: female
Current Age: 6 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 02/25/17
Adopted: 03/26/17
Congrats: Chris
Foster: Jane


This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
This cat is either scared or, or has had bad experiences with dogs.Not with Dogs
This cat will not tolerate any other cats in the home. A dog may still be a possibility though.Must be Only Cat
MAI
A beautiful pair of very petite and slender seal point sisters. Well mannered girls in the home.

Both shy at first, although Mai tends to be less reserved than her sister and warms up more quickly. She enjoys being a lap cat, sleeping on the end of the bed and likes to follow you everywhere in the home. She has an interest in furry toys, and likes to carry around her cat collar as a treasure.

They ride well in the car together. Tolerated their vet exam nicely and having their nails clipped.

They are very sensitive to change however and as a result will be looking for a quiet, loving and patient family to take care of them, especially in those first few weeks of transition. No other cats or pets please.

These girls are truly delightful in all ways. And will be smart, affectionate family members.

Notes from Home
Mai weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces at her first vet visit. No problem with her appetite! She loves to play, and jumps several feet off the floor trying to catch Da Bird. She's a sweetie, who is tolerating being held for longer periods (like 30 seconds!). and will sometimes climb onto our lap for brief periods. She's bold, and always tries new things first, and makes us laugh at her antics!
(Last update: Apr 26th, 2017 8pm)

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