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Only cats with updates are listed below. If you are an adopter and would like to make an Update, visit your Application Status page and look in the Previously Adopted section for the Update button.

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Ohhhhh don't stop rubbing my belly .. I luv it, I luv it, I LUV it.... Ohhhh give me rubs, purrrrr purrrr purrrr! Ohhhh can I get closer purrr purrr purrrr.
Name: Cosmos

(FKA Cosmos Charlie)

ID#: VA6711
Location:  Georgia
Sex: male
Current Age: 8 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
DateIn: 11/04/09
Adopted: 12/22/09
Congrats: Cyndy
Foster: Jo

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


Notes from Home
Cosmo is doing really well. He is the love of my life. He is such a nut, he still loves his crocheted snake that he came with and brings it to me in the bathtub every night. He is so proud of it and himself. He loves to sit on the edge of my tub and usually ends up getting his paws wet and his tail. He loves to get in my tub and sit there.
He has a lazer pointer and he is obsessed with this, every night before bed we have to play with it and before I spend my quiet time in the morning he has to have his play time. He still has his house that he came with and loves to get inside and go after the light when I shine it on his house he jumps all over my room in the house. Such a nut.
I have to say I think he is the best cat I have ever had. I am so grateful to have found him. Attached are some pictures of him.

(Last update: Dec 22nd, 2016 5pm)

Name:   Persia
ID#: VA11027
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 1 Yr
Declawed: no
Points: Blue
Date In: 08/26/15
Adopted: 09/12/15
Congrats: Barbara
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
Pretty shy at first, I'm a fast learner and while I'm not so sure about things because I was trapped outside and brought inside, I'm figuring out this thing called laps and loving very fast! I LOVE other cats so please be sure I have another cat to love me!
Notes from Home
Persia (Bella) is adapting slower than Peanut (Yoda) and much more shy & skittish than he is. She likes to hide under my bed when she is nervous but daily is getting better about coming out and wants to play. She will play with me if we're alone and I sometimes just spend time with her and keep Peanut separate for awhile so she can be herself without him being his little boy self with her. He loves to run up to her 50 MPH, jump on her back and try to play, which she tolerates up to a point but eventually gets him to back off.

She is underneath a very affectionate and friendly cat until she gets spooked by something. She has bonded very nicely with me and sleeps up over my head every night on my pillow. She had her first vet visit 9/17, to be checked out and to make sure that since Peanut (Yoda) had a minor "cold" that she was ok. The vet noticed bad breath and checked out her mouth & teeth. She had very red gums and seems to have some tooth issues. The vet wasn't too concerned , as some of those teeth will come out anyway (one came out in his hand), but he did say that she was likely very uncomfortable and might not eat the dry food as much until they get better. He did not feel that she needed any treatment at this time.

I am working with her some every evening to get her more sure of herself and her surroundings. I am confident that she will come around before too long and as Peanut grows out of his kitten madness, I believe they will be a great pair.
Thanks to everyone who helped me get her, pictures soon.

Bella is making great strides in adopting to me & her new home. She spends much less tie under the bed and much more out in the other rooms with me and with Peanut (Yoda). He is not so crazy with her now and they play together frequently and chase each other all over the house. They are into everything, (as I expected, but maybe didn't remember how intense they can be!) She sleeps with me at night and likes to be petted when she comes over to my lap for a few minutes. Still gets spooked when I walk toward her and/or when any unexpected noise or commotion occurs. I have a nice cat tree now and she has gotten up on that and seems to like it. Health-wise, she is all good, no problems--likes to eat! she is a wonderful, affectionate cat, much loved!

Am attaching some pictures of her--cannot get the red eye fixed on her, works on Peanut, but not her.

4/24.16--Bella (Persia) has turned into a lovely, affectionate cat. She is still a "scaredy-cat" and goes into hiding whenever anyone comes to the house. I can't seem to get her past this point. My grandchildren are gentle with cats, but she won't even give them a chance. Otherwise she is a friendly, personable lady who frequently talks to herself as she goes about her business. She and Peanut (Yoda) are good friends and play with toys and share the cat tree willingly. She and Peanut are both VERY picky eaters and I have gone through 20+ flavors/brands from the information sheet on this site. Now trying Fancy Feast, hoping some of their varieties will do the trick and prevent so much cat food from going in the garbage.
I am very happy with her!

12.22.16--Bella is a sweet, beautiful cat. She is still very shy and disappears quickly when people come, although she has ventured out a few times to meet company when it's relatively quiet. Even the phone ringing is enough to send her running. She has just had her one year check up/vaccinations and got a pretty good report--she has some teeth/gum issues and is supposed to lose a pound. (she is 10.2 lbs). Peanut leaves some of his food frequently hoping to hold out for some dry food and she is quick to eat his too. Will keep working with her to hopefully ease her nervous nature.


(Last update: Dec 22nd, 2016 2pm)

Meowmy says I need to gain a little more weight before being put on adopt me. She'll keep you posted on my progress here, and when big enough, let you know when I'm on going on Adopt Me, so you don't have to get up in the middle of the night to check my status.

I was born to a stray mom, who was being cared for by a nice lady trying to make friends with her. When she finally did and was going to take her to the vet for a checkup, she got hit my a car and killed. The kind lady brought me and my brother to Meowmy at Angels of Assisi because she didn't know how to care for us. Assisi took us in and Meowmy brought us home and got us accepted into Siamese Cat Rescue. We aren't quite eating on our own yet, but Meowmy makes sure we get plenty of yummy food so we can grow big and strong.

Update 7/24: I've now learned to eat on my own and gobble up my wet food every day, but I still love it when Meowmy feeds me kitten milk from a syringe. I've gained a little but am till a bit smaller than my brother, Yoshi.

8/8/15 I'm gaining weight and am almost as big as my brother now. I'm going on adopt me, soon!
Name:   Yoda
ID#: VA10929
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 1 Yr
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 07/18/15
Adopted: 09/12/15
Congrats: Barbara
Foster: Jeanne


Notes from Home
Yoda (Peanut) has adapted very well & very quickly! He is a ball of energy and can't get enough playtime & petting. He is a very happy little guy, always purring, tail waving, looking something and/or someone to play with. He has bonded very well with me and greets me and follows me everywhere, mostly between my feet...

He had his first vet visit Thursday, 9/17, when he had developed some sneezing and a little mucus from the nose. He had an exam and got a shot of antibiotics. He is eating well, making biscuits, etc all good!

My sons and grandkids are absolutely in love with him and get in line to play with him. He is not afraid of anybody, if anything he is pretty forward and enthusiastic. The only issue with him at all is that he is too "enthusiastic" with Persia (Bella) who came home with him. She tolerates him but gets annoyed with his antics, speeding up to her, jumping on her, trying to get her to play with him. Every so often she hisses at him but mostly is friendly & tolerant. Overall Peanut is blending right in here and is much loved. Will send pictures soon.
My thanks to all who were involved in helping me get him (& Persia).
Peanut has continued to grow and adapt to his his new home. He is still an "action man" and still wants to play most of the day but has settled down a bit in his approach with Bella (Persia). They are much closer now and gallop around the house together, playing with all the toys, my plants, my clothes, shoes, (Peanut likes to shred rolls of toilet paper if he can get the one off the roller...

In any event they are bonding together more and more. Both cats sleep with me at least part of each night.
Peanut had another visit to the vet, with another eye / nose infection. Got liquid antibiotics and eye ointment this time, which was an experience. He seems to be all better now. He now likes for me to pet him and gets on my lap for short periods of time. At least I can get a picture of him now that's not a blur!

4.24.16 Peanut is not a peanut anymore...He is a full size, very solid guy. Still the same lovable, happy cat who loves everybody (and everybody loves him). He wakes me up most days at about 3:30 AM with vigorous nuzzling and purring in my face, laying on my head, etc. I got a cat tree for him and Bella (Persia) and they (mostly Peanut) have destroyed it in 6 months. It only has one perch now, but Bella can lay on the shelf below him. It was part of their race track and couldn't endure the daily flying leaps and pounding he was giving it... All in all he is a wonderful companion and a great personality. I love him to death! He & Bella are both VERY picky eaters and I have probably tried 20+ flavors, brands, etc, wiping out most of the brands on the information sheet on the site. I have settled in on Fancy Feast now, trying to find one or two that they will eat and not leave most for the garbage! I am updating Bella today too.

Thanks again,


12.22.16--Peanut is no longer a "peanut"!.. He is 12.2 lbs and has a very long body. He had a great one year check up and is doing very well. He is more affectionate all the time and follows me all over the house when I'm home. He and Bella (AKA Persia) are working their way to demolishing a second cat tree...makes me wonder what goes on when I'm not home, but I can see the skid marks across my kitchen table where they launch onto the tree...I'm very happy with him!

(Last update: Dec 22nd, 2016 1pm)

Name:   Wade
ID#: VA6621
Location:  North Carolina
Sex: male
Current Age: 8 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Flame
Date In: 09/18/09
Adopted: 12/22/09
Congrats: Carol
Foster: Kathy

Foster Notes

Thanksgiving has come and gone and I'm still here. I have a lot to be thankful for even though I'm not in my forever home yet. I'm out of that shelter and I'm safe and warm and well fed in my foster home but I really want a home of my own. How about in time for Christmas? I can help you wrap presents, I can help decorate the tree and I can snuggle in front of the fire place with you.

Please ask about me?

Notes from Home
December 22, 2016

Hey, everybody! It’s my 7th anniversary today, and Meowm and “sister” Molly say I can have anything I want. Maybe I’ll ask for a couple extra treats this afternoon — and maybe the prime snoozing spot on Meowm’s pillow tonight. Decisions, decisions.

Dr. Lisa Deaton, my vet, says I’m in good health and my weight is fine. Meowm brushes me every day to keep away nasty tangles in my long fur. And since I stopped chewing on the Christmas tree, I’m not hacking up pine needles any more. 😋

Well, got to go keep an eye on the goldfinches on the feeder outside the patio door, but before I do, I want to thank SCRC and particularly my Foster Meowm, Kathy Marcheselli, for rescuing me and making sure I found a great home. If not for you, I wouldn’t be the happy little furball I am. Lots of love and purrs,

Wadie ❤️

December 22, 2015

Wade here, celebrating my six-year anniversary in my forever home! Seems like I shouldn’t have had to get my daily dose of prednisone today, but Mom always follows it with my favorite treat, so I don’t mind.

I’m as spunky as ever, and at my annual check-up this year, the vet gave me a clean bill of health. She also updated my vaccinations and told me what a gorgeous boy I am. (Well, I already knew that!)

Molly (my tortie “sister”) and I have been tearing around the house a lot now that winter is here; we like the cooler temps, especially for snuggling. We also spend a lot of time watching the birds at the feeder on the deck. A few weeks ago Mom put up the Christmas tree, and I keep tabs on the all the goings-on from my new favorite spot on the tree mat underneath it. And this year I don’t chew on the pine needles (Mom is happy about that!)

We keep up to date on the happenings at SCRC and are ever grateful at having been rescued by the priceless volunteers, especially Kathy Marcheselli, our foster mom. Words can’t express how we feel, so I’ll just say we love you all!



December 22, 2014

Wadie is the most unusual cat I’ve ever known, and I’ve known lots. He’s like having a perpetual two-year-old around—always into everything and talking constantly. He’s also the most affectionate kitty ever: love the way he hops into my lap and puts his front legs around my neck and gazes into my eyes. Melt, melt, melt.

At his yearly exam, the vet proclaimed him fit as a fiddle. Because of his long hair, he gets brushed every day and loves it. He’s still on a maintenance dose of prednisone for his asthma, which hasn’t bothered him since he went on the meds. He and “sister” Molly are as tight as ever, and now that winter is here, I wake up at night with Molly snuggled up against my chest and Wadie on the top half of my pillow, like a furry nightcap.

Thank you, SCRC, for bringing this special boy into our lives!

December 22, 2013

Hard to believe Wadie's been with us for four whole years. When he's in an affectionate mood, he's more demonstrative than any other cat I've known. He just jumps in my lap (without invitation) and makes himself quite comfortable, then grooms himself before tucking his nose into his luxurious fur for a nap. Occasionally he'll place his front legs around my neck and gaze at me (probably thinking, Don't I look cute? How about a treat?).

A few weeks ago he had bit of colitis, which the vet treated with Fortiflora. Seems to have worked, and he'll continue to get that (it's a probiotic) sprinkled on his food every other day.

We have our daily brushing session, which he likes. You should see him raise his chin and wait for me to brush the fur there.

Wadie still has his rambunctious moments, and when the weather is good, he practically lives on the screened porch, carefully observing the wildlife or conked out in a pool of sunshine.

Wadie, Molly, and Uncle Albert are best buddies, and I love it when they all curl up together on the biggest kitty cushion in my office. I'm so grateful for the outstanding efforts of everybody at the SCRC. It's a wonderful network of dedicated volunteers. Blessings on you, everyone!

December 22, 2012

Wadie is one unique cat! Not a day goes by that he doesn’t reveal a new part of himself. He truly is one of a kind. He loves to sit on and hide behind crinkly paper and playing with Uncle Albert’s tail when it twitches.

This little guy has an amazing repertoire of sounds, the likes of which I’ve never heard from any other kitty. My favorite is the one that’s just like the noise that Curly of the Three Stooges used to make: “Woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo!” Cracks me up every time.

Wadie’s still doing very well on a maintenance course of Prednisone, and you’d never know he has asthma. He’s a picky eater, too. He’s still as gregarious as ever—everybody’s his friend. And he is just so beautiful to look at: flame ears, nose, forehead, and tail. A big ball of fluff.

We love him, and he loves us. Thank you, SCRC and Kathy Marcheselli, for this precious addition to our family!

December 22, 2011

Hard to believe that Wadie’s been a part of our family for 2 years already! He’s blended in seamlessly, and we can’t imaging life without him.

Several months ago Wade developed asthma, but he’s responded very well to prednisone and is now on just a maintenance dosage. Easiest cat I’ve ever had to pill. Of course, he likes the treat afterward. : ) Dr. Thompson said last week that, if he hadn’t x-rayed Wade when I first brought him in, he wouldn’t now know he has asthma just by listening to his lungs. Yaaay!! Wade’s foster mom, Kathy Marcheselli, gave me lots of good information about asthma treatments. She’s my support “group.” Every day I’m so thankful for the love and dedication she has for all homeless kitties.

Since the cold weather moved in, Wade has started sleeping on the top half of my pillow
at night. He kneads, purrs, and then settles in. It’s like wearing a fur hat to bed.

We’re grateful to SCRC for making it possible for us to share our home and our life with Wade, who is 8.6 pounds of fluff, love, and mischief.

December 24, 2010: This year has FLOWN by!

When Wade first got here, there really wasn’t much of an adjustment period. He made himself at home right away, and since he loves everybody without reserve, Molly and Albert accepted him as soon as they got used to seeing him around. There was never any hissing or growling by anybody.

Maybe all flames are like this. He’s my first, so I don’t know. If he were a person, he’d be a diplomat or a politician; he just naturally gregarious.

One of the cutest things he does is to jump in my lap, lean against my chest, and wrap his front legs around my neck. Awww . . . : )

The goofiest thing he does is carry on a running commentary about everything. He makes the funniest little noises whenever he’s doing things, and I wish I knew what he was saying!

We have a great family, and I just can’t say enough good things about SCRC! You're the BEST!

June 22, 2010: Wade (aka Wadie, Mr. Clean, the Puffball) is a love bug. Probably the sweetest thing he does is lie on my chest and put his front legs around my neck -- and then lift his chin up for scratchies. : )

In the 6 months he’s been part of the family, he’s become a very FLUFFY kitty. His tail is now a PLUME! With all that fluff, he gets thoroughly brushed every day.

Wade and Molly have become best buddies. They tear around the house -- up and down the stairs -- and roll and tumble on the floor. Once in a while things get a little too rambunctious for Molly’s liking, and she screeches -- and five minutes later they're back at it again. : )

Wadie still keeps up his running commentary on everything and nothing. I’ve gotten used to his constant asides. : )

I’m so glad Foster Mom Kathy Marcheselli rescued him from the animal shelter! She showered him with TLC, and I hope she can come visit her fuzzy little sweetie pie some day. THANK YOU, KATHY!!!!!

(Last update: Dec 22nd, 2016 11am)

Just arrived. More information soon. Well, not real soon. I got a really bad cold at the shelter and don't looks so handsome right now, so this picture will have to whet your appetite for the very "handsome" me until I get a little better. Even though I feel awful, I still purr and cuddle and knead with Mama Katie as much as I can - I love to be in her arms. Purrs and headbutts, Harvey
Name: Morgan

(FKA Harvey)

ID#: VA8213
Location:  Indiana
Sex: male
Current Age: 5 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
DateIn: 11/24/11
Adopted: 12/22/11
Congrats: Harold
Foster: Katie


Notes from Home
Harvey was renamed Morgan a year ago and has grown into a very loving and curious young man! We just can't imagine our home without him and he receives lots of love and attention! He fits right in as one of the family!!!

12/25/13: We celebrated two years with Morgan on December 22 and his vet appt is Dec 27. He is such a joy, we love him very much. Today he is spending most of the day at a window watching birds in the feeder and, of course, cat napping.

12/22/2014: We are celebrating three years with Morgan today. He is going to the doc this week for his check up. Today he will most likely spend the morning playing and then will watch birds and catnap. He gets lots of attention and love.

12/22/2015: Morgan continues to do very well. He received a perfect report from the vet this morning. He is certainly king of the castle in our home and enjoys playtime each morning, watching birds, and of course, napping...

12/22/2016: Morgan is just fine. He has grown into quite a wonderful young man. His two favorite activities continue to be bird watching and napping.

(Last update: Dec 22nd, 2016 9am)

Name:   Isis
ID#: VA8954
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 8 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 12/01/12
Adopted: 12/16/12
Congrats: Roslyn
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 being with a female cat. This is usually a female cat.Not with Female Cats
Not as high strung as some of my seal female counterparts, I'm still very outgoing, friendly and tentatively curious!

No new pictures yet
Notes from Home
Isis has become a part of our family. She still has her room for sleeping and for her personal items: food, litter and some toys, but during the day when we are home she has the run of the house. Isis and Pacifico are developing a relationship. They stare at each other a lot and Pacifico in the last couple of days sniffs her bottom and her nose- sometimes still hissing but not always. He no longer hisses and hides, he now sometimes hisses and goes to his prefered places or they just stay at some distance and occasionally stare at each other. He is still rejecting her efforts to play. She has been respectful of the furniture- using her scratching post, and allowed us to cut her nails.We are getting hopeful that they will at some point become companions. No pictures yet but hopefully sometime soon.
(Last update: Dec 21st, 2016 1pm)

I am super sweet and cuddly. I LOVE to get in laps! I get along with other kitties and with doggies too.
Name:   Paley
ID#: VA11730
Location:  South Carolina
Sex: male
Current Age: 1 Yr
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
DateIn: 10/07/16
Adopted: 12/03/16
Congrats: Tracy
Foster: Debra


Notes from Home
12/20 - Hi everyone! Paley has been doing great and is settling into his new home. He's been with us for 2 weeks now and has been just adorable, cuddly and a joy to have from his first day here! He's super sweet and just has such a great personality. He loves to play fetch with his favorite ball and carries it in his mouth back to me and will meow at me until I throw it again. He's become very demanding and let's me know without a doubt when he wants to play, eat, or snuggle!

The big news this week is that Paley has begun a slow introduction to Maxi, my 10 year old tabby, and I'm happy and relieved to report so far so good. Maxi will hiss at Paley when he gets too close, but Maxi will just sit and watch Paley explore the house and hasn't shown any signs of aggression toward Paley other than the warning hisses when Paley tries to get too close to him. It's early days yet and Maxi is still wondering who this new cat on the block is invading his territory, especially when Paley went right over and laid down on his favorite spot under the Christmas tree! For now Paley is still separated in the bedroom but each day is spending a little more time freely roaming the house. I still want to give it a few more days of observing my two kitties together without any major incidents until I feel comfortable leaving them together unsupervised.

I've uploaded a few pictures to share with everyone. Paley has been hard to take good pictures of because he doesn't like to stay still whenever I have my camera out!

Happy Holidays!

(Last update: Dec 20th, 2016 9pm)

Name: Sammie

(FKA Jazzy)

ID#: VA11117
Location:  Maryland
Sex: male
Current Age: 2 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
Date In: 10/07/15
Adopted: 11/07/15
Congrats: Henry
Foster: Carol

Are you ready for a new circus leader to move into your house? Well that's me!
I like to do stunts like sitting on top of your head, riding on your shoulder and even getting RIGHT in your face to rub noses. Mine is wet, by the way.
Sometimes I nip at your chin. I just get carried away. Sorry.
I like to play, play, play. I like to run up and down stairs.
AND... I like to EAT!!
I am a Jazzy kind of guy!
Ask about me.
Notes from Home
Henry wrote a very detailed update on Sammy yesterday, but it doesn't seem to be showing up any place. Can you help? Did anyone see it? June
12/14/15. Sammy is a love! He has made himself right at home here and I think he is really happy. He and Simon have so much fun racing around the house. He has inspected every corner, closet and drawer in the house. He and Jackson are also buddies. I love the way he runs to the door and greets me when I come in from outside. He fetches and amuses himself endlessly with his toys. Then, when he is all tuckeredout he sleeps so soundly. We just love him. I will share some pictures.

6/9/16. Sammy continues to be a love. What a character! He zooms around the house like a tornado and crashes around noon. Then he sleeps the rest of the day. He also is the only one that sleeps with us at night. He is very social and greets everyone who comes to the house. He is very affectionate, loves attention but does not like being held. Like our other guys, he enjoys getting brushed every morning. He has a very plush coat. I am not sure if anyone reads this. Can you let me know?
While I was writing this, he woke up and came and is sitting on my lap. He has never done this before! Too funny.

12/20/16. All the above is still true. Sammy is so much fun. Sammy and I (June) have bonded. He sleeps cuddled up with me and likes to sit on my lap. Jackson and Simon sometimes pick on Harley, but Sammy has become good friends with him, which is nice. However, Sammys best friend is Simon. They wash each other and play with much exuberance. Here are pictures of them. Sammy went to the vet in October for his checkup and required shots.

(Last update: Dec 20th, 2016 6pm)

I'm the other half of the pair! I'm a bit more reserved at first, but I follow Lewis's lead. I love to be held, and I talk a bit more than he does. But we are a fabulous pair - doesn't get any better than us! He's dark and handsome, and I'm red and handsome. And like Lewis, my bloodwork is good although I'm painfully thin right now. Turns out that I'm hyperthyroid, but I take my pill like a good boy and should be back up to a good weight soon. And I will come home with a bottle of my medicine (Methimazole if you're curious). Just like my brother there is nothing wrong with us that some time, love, and good food won't cure. Want a ready made family? Ask about us!
Name: Boyd

(FKA Clark)

ID#: VA10600
Location:  Pennsylvania
Sex: male
Current Age: 10 Yrs
Declawed: 2paw
Points: Flame
DateIn: 01/29/15
Adopted: 02/21/15
Congrats: Elizabeth
Foster: Jackie

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


Notes from Home
Boyd Crowder Cremesicle Digger Blonde Bombshell Punkin’ Crispy Creme Love Bug began his life in his forever home as a bedraggled kitty who was all skin and bones. He developed bronchitis and had to be treated for that right after he moved in. Remarkably, even though he was severely neglected, he never lost his ability to trust humans. Boyd is, by far, the most demonstrative loving kitty we’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. He loves cuddling, nuzzling and especially enjoys having his belly held and gently massaged.
Boyd is missing several teeth and has difficulty grabbing food. After much trial and error we have found that cat bowls with the rubber on the bottom work best. Boyd’s nose will probably never completely be covered by fur since he has to push his food against the side of the dish to eat, but he’s such a handsome boy no one really notices the missing fur (except for Mom and she just wants him to be totally healthy).
Boyd’s hyperthyroidism is completely under control with medicine which is taken twice a day. He takes his medicine without any difficulty as long as the pill is completely crushed and mixed with Philadelphia brand cream cheese (no cheap cream cheese – he knows the difference and won’t eat it!). We’ve found that serving his cream cheese smeared on a plate so he can lick it off has been the best delivery “method”. Boyd is a very strong kitty who now has a beautiful fur coat.
Boyd’s strength is readily apparent at two particular times. When he scratches himself, he scratches so hard that he makes a “knocking” sound on the floor. He wears the tips off his nails from scratching so hard. He is allergic to catnip and has had to receive vet attention for this allergy. The other time his strength is very apparent is when he has decided to absolutely, positively bury all trace that he left a deposit in the litter box. He has thrown clean litter as far away as 8 feet! We now are attuned to his habits and assure him that a small amount of digging is sufficient and encourage him to leave the box so we can “finish the job” for him. Luckily this behavior isn’t exhibited daily and seems to be more evident if Boyd is stressed.
Boyd loves being an indoor kitty and never wants to be outside again. Boyd gets along well with Bum, Amigo and Shadow. We are lucky to have such a wonderful kitty in our family!
27 October 2016
Boyd is doing well, however we've received some really bad news. Boys id highly allergic to most food we've been feeding him. He's allergic to beef, pork, chicken, turkey, peas, white potatoes, oats, rabbit, soy bean. So we bought lamb and cooked it for him - he wouldn't eat it. We bought duck - he really likes it ($9.75 for 6 meals - not financially reasonable). We bought fish, cook it (poached) and use a very small amount of butter (not allergic to dairy) he eats it some times. We have found some canned foods that have no grain added and low allergens which we give to him. Boyd is doing well and his nose is finally healing. We thought his nose was raw because of pushing food against the side of the food bowl, but we were wrong. His nose is raw because he has been allergic to what we were feeding him. Boyd does not need any additional medication for addressing the allergy issues.
Boyd is also a very needy kitty. He must have direct human contact for several hours each day. He loves to be held, have belly rubs and nuzzles me. Currently he is a Momma's boy and I'm loving it!

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Name: KoKo

(FKA Petey)

ID#: VA11358
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: male
Current Age: 11 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 02/27/16
Adopted: 03/12/16
Congrats: Barbara
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
Just arrived. More information soon.
Notes from Home
A month with KoKo. I wish he could talk. He likes to move around the ceramic water bowls downstairs at night. One heavy bowl has been moved 3 feet several times, and it's next to the food. The vet said it may just be a quirk of his. He keeps on moving the other one 6 inches or a foot each night prowl. He saw the vet today, and his ears are clean. He also got another B-12 shot. He's put on a pound since the last visit. He keeps dropping niblets into the water bowl. The vet said I could try moistening the niblets a little. He may prefer a semi-moist food. He likes all canned cat food, but seems to share LouLou's preference for those with gravy and they never finish it. Sometimes they seem to just eat the gravy. He is still skittish with me outside of his room. When he jumps up on the bed to join me, there's still a glimmer of fear in his eyes. I mentioned at the vet's office that I seldom see his eyes, and they said that is common with a cat who's scared -- to have their head down. They only thing he has to fear is being petted and brushed to death. He and LouLou co-exist without much contact, but do 5 licks to each other when I am petting them both (I swear my hands are sore from so much petting). KoKo licked me while waiting on the table for the vet to come. I've been taking him downstairs some nights and petting him on the couch for ten minutes till he escapes. But he is now stopping for a drink of water before going upstairs. I don't know what else I can do to make him relax and stop being worried. I was reassured by his escort Jessica's note about her cat's journey to normal. Just have to be patient.

I keep accidentally deleting my notes. Just wanted to say that KoKo is running out of his corner hide-out as soon as I come in the room as well as when he hears the chair scrape when I'm leaving. Each time I leave the bed, he reaches out with his left paw and tries to pull my hand back (w/o claws). The last 5 days, he has been coming out to the bed and hanging out, stretched out, for 5 to 15 minutes while I'm at the computer. Sometimes I go and pet him, others I talk to him. He's been on the bed for a while now. Everywhere else he runs like the dickens if he sees me.

I was used to having a full bowl of niblets round the clock for the cats to eat. I've realized that he must have been hungry at some point in his life and will eat everything he sees (except for half the canned food). LouLou was hungry at 4:30 a.m. the other day (and licking my face to tell me), because the bowl had been emptied by KoKo. I don't want to starve him, but he's put on a pound since he's been here. They still co-exist peacefully and it's 5 licks and a head bump from KoKo when they meet at least daily.

I read some articles on socializing rescue cats and got a calming spray that seems to help a bit. Also learned it's best to let the cat come to you.

Slow progress so far. He loves to play and purrs like a tiger when I toss the triangle toys to him and he bats them back hard. I found one of them on the stairs the other morning. Also loves the Cat Dancer toy and will now play with it on the floor and away from the bed. They both immediately wrapped themselves around the Yeowwy banana when it arrived the other day. I started measuring out his food and he apparently was hungry at 5:20 a.m. the Saturday. He meows like a kitten. I have only heard a few meows from him since I got him and only in the car. I went to see him and he was at the cat room door. The next day it was at 6:30 and he was in the middle of the short hallway. Finally, he was at my bedroom door. I left a handful of niblets in the downstairs bowl, and I know it was him because I found some in the water. KoKo & LouLou are both gravy lickers and don't eat much of the canned food except tuna and beef flavors. I started finding food on the ground next to the bowl, so apparently, he likes to suck on it. He gets along fine with LouLou when they meet on the bed. He licks her more than she licks back. But they have no issues. I just wish they'd curl up together, but he likes the floor and she likes beds and sofas. He has never not licked me when I pet him. Sometimes he likes to take a chomp, but so does LouLou. I call it tenderizing the meet. Neither draws blood.

Another month, and slow progress. This morning he came 2 feet inside my bedroom and meowed for me to get up and feed him so he moved from the doorway. However, he runs when I call him. A few times during the night in the past, he howled oooooh. Like a ghost. His nickname is Cocoanut as he's still moving ceramic water bowls at night. His record is 5 feet. I've also heard him galloping back and forth for 4 times during the day, and was glad he's getting some exercise. I'm mostly feeding both of them pate type cat foods as they both seem to mostly lick the gravy off and I want them to get more protein. They are both eating more of the meat now.

Meanwhile, he and LouLou are making progress. They are both on the bed sleeping 6 inches apart as I write. I wish they'd cuddle up together -- maybe if I turned up the air conditioner? I check the computer in the cat room before going down to prepare their food. They both watch me intently, and come over and sit by me. Yesterday morning, I saw the two of them playing with a toy together. There's a kitten in the heart of all Geezers. This morning LouLou touched his nose in greeting and he licked her a lot.

KoKo's stopped chewing on his front toenails. I used to hear him crunching them, but I had to clip them the other day. I've never heard of that before. Maybe a nervous habit? The only hard part in clipping his nails is that he keeps trying to lick me. He still flinches when I go to pet him, even when he's come rushing to join me, so I'm trying to let him make the first move, and he does. I've been able to play with the Cat Dancer on the floor. Playing on the bed, he couldn't move around very much and get some exercise. And he still licks me. I think he likes me!

Month 4. I was starting to feel discouraged. A few days after I last wrote, KoKo jumped up on my bed in the morning for the first time, but ran when I spoke to him. Another morning he was reclining on the big cat tree in my bedroom when I woke up. And he jumped on the bed and settled down another time, but ran off when I called to him. I take him to my bedroom to weigh him a couple of times a week. No big weight difference, but no increased weight at least. I pet him on the bed before getting on the scale without him. At first he'd run back to his bed, but later stuck around. I brought a wand toy with a fish toy on it, and played with him there many times. He loves to play and purrs like crazy. The other day, I was going to use it in the bedroom and had the brainstorm to drag it, rattling, to see if he'd follow me -- and he did!. He jumped up on the bed next to me like it happened all the time. He did the same the next time.

KoKo has very thick fur, which I brush a lot, but he still gives off hair when I pet him and leaves furry tumbleweeds on the stairs. I call him Fluffy because it sticks out so much. I had a friend who said her orange tabby wasn't fat, he was fluffy. I was at an estate sale last week and bought an unused wire pet brush (as well as a Bissell 3 in 1 vac that Amazon customers said was perfect for picking up litter from floors, also brand new). I couldn't believe how much sleeker he was. Trouble was that LouLou liked it too and would try to push between us while he kept licking me while I tried to brush him. They get along fine, but she wants whatever he has. She also lets me know vocally if he's eaten all the food. He now lets me pet him after I put his food down. But flinches. This doesn't sound that amazing, but he would run back before, even though he really wanted the food. And he comes running when I ask who wants a Greenie. He is well mannered too. LouLou gets a Greenie first, but he doesn't try to steal it if she takes her time like her former companion did. And he loves the new brush, and will sit there patiently waiting when I clean off all the hair.

Exciting news (for me)-- KoKo followed LouLou up on my bed this morning and came over to me and licked me and let me pet him. This is a first. Later, after petting him in the cat room I said "Who wants to be brushed?" as I left the room. He followed me to my room and jumped up on the bed for his brushing. Thanks to the magic brush and fishing rod, he now feels comfortable in another room. His vocabulary is now Greenies and brush.

And I think I found out what his problem is. I started to step into his corner last night, and he hissed at me. I think he is afraid of feet from being kicked in his past life. That's why he runs like the dickens downstairs when he sees me. And jumps on the bed to be petted and to lick me. No feet can kick him there. It's taken me a long time for him to not run up on the bed when I bring him his food and instead go to the food bowls. But hunger is a strong incentive. I've only recently been able to pet him when he starts eating, and he flinches when I touch him. I think I'll have to start playing with him and brushing him downstairs. I think this explains why he runs from me sometimes and to me others and licks me. He's not afraid of me. He's afraid of my big feet.

Life is good. KoKo no longer flinches when I touch him. He had come up on my bed on another morning and let me pet him. Then 2 days ago, he was lying at the foot of the bed for over an hour. Looking right at home. Around 8 a.m. LouLou started licking my arm, hoping I would get up, and KoKo joined her licking my arm. I was wondering when she was going to show him the ropes. Unfortunately, he thought chomping on my thumb would speed things up and got a no from me, and I put my head back on the pillow. At least LouLou didn't show him Plan B, which is licking my face and tapping my nose with her paw. She would do that at 3 a.m. when the food had been lifted because of a vet visit the next day for surgery. 11 lb. Mousse would assist her by doing the cha-cha on my chest. Anyhow, KoKo seems to have relaxed a noticeable notch down. Yeah!!!

Month 5 -- KoKo's definitely more relaxed. He hangs out on my bed each morning, and as soon as I sit up, he's there next to me licking me like crazy .. and LouLou too this morning. I know it's because food is coming soon, and he wants to encourage me to get up. He's still afraid of feet. I noticed last week that he was heading down the stairs as soon as I went in my bedroom at night. I figured he was getting a snack, but discovered he was also stretched out on the couch with LouLou on the other end. I made my bed a happy place for him by playing with him there and brushing him. So I started bringing him to the couch more often to give him a treat and brush him. He throws up a lot more hair downstairs. But no matter where I brush him, he sheds, which is a nervous sign, I know. But KoKo now sticks around longer on the couch and even stops for a sip of water or to lick himself on the bottom of the stairs instead of speeding away. I was brushing him the other day, and LouLou joined us for some brushing too. He has a habit of swatting at me (no claws) when I'm leaving him, stop brushing him or playing with him. Well, he swatted at me to keep brushing, missed me and hit LouLou. Her little mouth made an "o" and she went to the head of the bed. I swear she said "Omygod he hit me!." But no hissing or fighting went on. LouLou is half his size. He sits next to the water bowl each morning waiting for the food to come, and makes these little kitten meows. Meanwhile little LouLou is a dozen feet away from me in the kitchen and howling "RAWR!! -- as in hurry up and feed me. I finally put a collar on him, and he didn't mind at all. I know he has a chip. But just in case, I have a collar embroidered with his name and phone number. It has an elastic part so he can't be strangled by it. And no more flinching, just shedding.

Month 6 -- KoKo is still afraid of feet. I've been taking him downstairs (no easy feat as he weighs 14 lbs.), but he never struggles while I'm on the stairs. I play with him, give him a treat, brush him and release him. He sticks around a little longer each time. But instead of running like a bat out of hell, he now stops and sits on the bottom of the stairs and licks himself a few times and then leisurely climbs the stairs. He is big and smart as his namesake literary cat. He knows his name, and will come to me when I call him when I'm at the computer or in bed. Not every time, but you know how cats are. A few weeks ago, I heard his little meow meow meow meow at 1:30 a.m. I wasn't going to feed him, but wanted to make sure he was okay. He ran when I went to the doorway but I found he had left a toy in the doorway. It's a lion face with a foot long tail. He brought it from the toy basket downstairs. Since then, the lion toy appears in my bed every morning. I figure he thinks I'll get up and play because I did finally get up when he brought it to bed the day before. He, LouLou and I have a party in my bed every morning, with the two of them licking and rubbing me till I get up. He's still shedding nervous hair, even after I brush him and pet him. But he doesn't flinch at all any more, and always licks me when I pet him. I've never had a cat who licked me when I was cutting its nails before. I don't think there's anything else I can do to make him relax. Just keep on being kind to him. Looking back, I see how much progress he's made.

Month 7 with KoKo -- if you feed him, he will come. The day after I last wrote, I decided to try something new. For the prior week, he had been at the top of the stairs, saying, meow meow meow as I was bringing up the food bowls, and then when he saw me, would run to sit next to the water bowl upstairs. So I started to feed him at the bottom of the stairs on the landing. The first few times he went 3 stairs up while I sat there with the food. A couple of whiffs of the canned food, and he came down to eat, while I petted him. After a few days, he was standing outside the kitchen doorway, 5 feet from me. This was momentus as I was standing and he was near me. Then he would lead me to the stair landing, looking back constantly to make sure I was following him. He helped himself to LouLou's food a few times, but she didn't mind sharing. I was getting tired of carrying his food bowls up and down, but LouLou thought it nice to have food available when she was upstairs.

A few times when he came downstairs for a snack and I was on the couch, I got him over to me playing with a mouse toy on a fishing rod. He loves to play! I then gave him a few treats and was able to pick him up. He has also started hanging out on my bed with LouLou during the day (almost touching sometimes). I have a faux Sherpa blanket the cats love. He runs when he hears me going up the stairs, but when I come from the cat room, he stays in the bed and lets me pet and brush him.

Mornings are still a party with the cats trying to get me up. KoKo has started to bring up other toys for me to play with during the night, announcing their arrival in the bed at 3 a.m. with his little meow meow meow. I have to wonder how he selects the toys he thinks I'll get up and play with. He's still afraid of feet, but is getting better all the time. Oh, and I figured out he must have been raised with a dog. That explains why he licks me so much and maybe why he doesn't curl up with LouLou, though they do lick each other. He's a big puppycat!

Month 8 with KoKo -- We're still having foot issues, but things are changing for the good. He sometimes leads down the stairs to get breakfast. He also doesn't seem to realize that he's walking next to my feet as I'm carrying his food to the stair landing. He's too busy meowing and keeping his eyes on the bowl. Moving his food bowls to the bottom of the stairs has been good for interaction. I can usually entice to come over near me and play with the wand toy when he comes down for a snack. Plus, he enjoys the treats from the jar on the coffee table. His weight was a new low of 12.8 the other day. I think that's from the extra stair exercise and wand play. He certainly is not a picky eater. My biggest surprise was last week. I was on the couch on the phone, and with no help from me, he jumped up on the couch next to me. Since then, he has done this regularly, sometimes twice a day. I've been waiting 8 months for him to join me and LouLou on the couch. My sister spent the night recently and was on the computer. He came and sat next to the chair, like he does with me and she could pet him, and he licked her.

Month 9 -- we still have foot issues. I'm hoping for a Christmas miracle. This month KoKo started visiting the cat bed at the window next to my computer table when I'm at the computer. Today he jumped in with LouLou for the first time. She didn't mind. I saw a cat wand toy in the supermarket by Jackson Galaxy, the guy from The Cat From Hell. It has a metal, expanding antenna rod with a long braided wire line and different toys you can attach. I first got the 2-part worm and later an iguana (enough with mice!). It has a much further reach and KoKo loves it. The first afternoon I showed it to him, he spent the whole afternoon downstairs. When he wasn't playing with it, he was on the couch, stretched out on the floor or sitting on the bottom step staring at me hoping it would come out again. He's certainly getting more exercise. He is the most playful old cat! I put up a small tree on a short table, which he's left alone. He just watched me hang ornaments. My former cat Mousse used to push on the string tied from the tree to the stair rail (to make sure it wasn't knocked down) and shake the tree. He loves playing with water so much, his Christmas present was a water fountain. He went right to it. Happy holidays to all!

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