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BONNIE
Total cuteness and affection at 7#. Just arrived and already flopping on her side for belly rubs.

Shall I leave her bags packed?


PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Bonnie
ID#: VA8993
Location:  Delaware
Sex: female
Current Age: 9 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 12/22/12
Adopted: 01/06/13
Congrats: Rebecca
Foster: Diane

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Notes from Home
Bonnie is making herself at home. She explored and let us hold her. I put her bed on my bed, put her there and pet her. She stayed there for a while and was purring away. Put her food next to her and she ate a good portion. I could hear her exploring in the middle of the night. I woke up this morning and she was laying by my legs. I finally got to hear her meow for the first time while I was getting ready for work this morning. Loving her!!!:)
(Last update: Jan 7th, 2013 9pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Mackenzie

(FKA Tootsie)

ID#: VA8370
Location:  Virginia
Sex: female
Current Age: 11 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 02/18/12
Adopted: 04/19/12
Congrats: Lynn
Foster: Belinda

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
MACKENZIE
I'm recovering from surgery and trauma from a less than friendly rumble with the family bulldogs. I just had a wire and staples removed from my poor broken jaw, and my left eye may always be a little smooshy, but my doctor expects I'll make a full recovery. And just like people, I'm having a hard time this allergy season and am a little itchy-scratch right now, so foster-mom is also working on that! Once I get past these little obstacles, I'll be ready to go home! I am sweet, loving, playful, and very laidback, but if you have a doggie, please go ahead and bypass me - a girl's gotta draw the line somewhere.

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Notes from Home
Tootsie has been renamed: Mckenzie Anne. We call her Kenzie. From the day she came to live with me, she was given my bedroom/bathroom for her "personal" area. I keep a baby gate in the doorway. when she wants to venture out or in, she jumps the gate. My daughters two cats respect this and do not attempt to enter her domain. She considers this her private area. She is getting friendly with my daugher"s Siamese. She has begun sleeping during the day in another bedroom where she has a clear view of the bird feeder and squirrels. She only will eat dry food and has turned her nose up at any of the healthy canned food options. However, she loves junk food. Hmmm. She is still scratching at one side of her neck. The fur is growing back slowly, but she has 2 pin size areas she keeps clipping with her back nails. I have clipped the nails, usually one at a time. Aquafour skin care seems to do the best job stopping her from bothering this area. I have checked in with my vet twice and we both agree she is making progress and are just watching and not doing any other kind of intervention. She has perfect litter box habits. Daily, she is getting more accustomed to being handled. She is sweet and loving,and we call her sassy pants. But obviously, she has had a lot of harsh treatment, apart from the multiple dog attacks. Every day, she is getting more comfortable and joining the everyday life in this household. She is beginning to come downstairs when she hears me come home from work to greet me. Strangers come into the house and she goes over to sniff and get a few pets. . I will update with pictures in the near future.


`/07/13

Kenizie continues to be a sassy girl and has developed an absolutely gorgeous coat. It absolutely shines. Her neck has completely healed and is snowy white. Her eye is almost normal. If you did not know she once had horners syndrome, you would never know by looking at her. She is the official door greeter and does not know a stranger. She loves attention on her terms and follows me everywhere in the house. However, she does not tolerate a lot of handling and is not wild about being picked up.
we are still working on pedicures, one of her least favorite activities. We are also still trying to break the table habit as she thinks this is her personal place to sleep, that and the laptop if left open. She is finally broken of jumping on the counter ( at least when I am around). Kenzie has learned about quality food and enjoys weruva food packets, and no longer is the junk food addict. She will sit on command for a cat treat. Her litter box habits are pristine. She tolerates the other cats in the house but would probably be perfectly happy being the only cat. She supervises all my showers and then wants to have her brushing time which she absolutely adores. She continues to show signs of a "rough upbringing" but is slowly improving and evolving. She is the princess in the house and the boys treat her with respect.

(Last update: Jan 7th, 2013 8pm)

NAHLA
GREAT CAT ALERT!!!!! AND CHECK OUT MY NEW PICTURES!!!!

Are you in the market for a beautiful, seal snowshoe?

Well, look no further because I am your girl!

I am young, healthy,beautiful, sweet, well socialized, and gorgeous. I love people, can tolerate other cats, and will even put up with a woofer as long as it doesn't chase me.

I will be ready to go home really soon too.

So please, please, please......ask about ME - Nahla!!
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Nahla
ID#: VA7742
Location:  Maryland
Sex: female
Current Age: 8 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
DateIn: 05/24/11
Adopted: 06/11/11
Deceased: 11/01/17
Congrats: Susan
Foster: Christine

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

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Notes from Home
Nahla is everything i hoped for and so much more! She's very loving . She loves to be held and everynight cuddles up to me and loves to sleep under my blankets. When i go to feed her in the morning she prefers to eat with her buddy blue and does not like it if i make any noise at all. Usually i'll have to leave the room so she can eat in private!!
(Last update: Jan 4th, 2013 11pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Pepper
ID#: VA8853
Location:  Virginia
Sex: female
Current Age: 18 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 10/17/12
Adopted: 12/01/12
Congrats: Dawn
Foster: Jeanne

Foster Notes

PEPPER
I had a good, loving home with other cats, a dog, and a toddler that I loved to sleep with, but then grandma moved in. It turned out she was alergic to us kitties and we had to go, so here I am.

I was a a bit bewildered at first, but now that I comfortable here, I've become Meowmy's meet and greet kitty. I love everyone who comes to visit, especially the men! I can't get enout petting and I can hold a good conversation with you too!

Now all I need is my very own forever home! Maybe that is yours?????

Pepper

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Notes from Home
Hello SCRC!

Pepper is doing VERY well! She has easily adjusted to her new home, made friends with DC and Josie (sort of), and the Collie boys. Josie is nonplussed about Pepper and doesn't interact much. One thing notable about her, she is vocal and BOSSY! Exactly what I wanted :-) She sleeps in my bed along with DC and makes her wants and needs well known. She will investigate ANY open door or drawer for comfortable napping quarters. Kept her in the office for first 10 days which I believe helped with her adjustment, and with DC and Josie getting used to her sounds and smells. She never seemed to miss her former home or be sad in any way. She took over my household quickly. The collies bark sometimes when she vocalizes, but this doesn't bother her. She is perfect and exactly the type of Meezer I was looking for. She is very active and plays alot. Thanks to Jeanne for her great care package! She has been a delightful addition to the home and family. I still can't believe her former family gave her up. She is a joy, absolutely nothing wrong with her, health or behavior. Friends that have met her love her and rave about how delightful and beautiful she is. She lets me trim her nails without resistance. Many have commented they thought Siamese were "one person" cats. Pepper doesn't know a stranger. She happily greets and socializes with everybody, albeit a bit reserved with dogs but not fearful or aggressive. 2 picture uploaded. It's been a wonderful adoption :-) Thank you for all you do!!

1/4/2013

Pepper met Max and Marley tonight! (the Collies). I carried her downstairs into "dogdom". She hissed a few times and growled alot, but never struggled to get out of my hold. Max barked incessantly at her and found himself outside due to ill manners. Marley barked a few times but mostly stared at her. She had a bit of difficultly appreciating the charms of the saltwater fish tank due to new downstairs environment and barking. I waited 1 month before introducing her to the dogs face-to-face. She has been able to view and hear them from upstairs since she arrived. I will continue her gradual acclimation to the dogs. Now she knows what is downstairs and no danger exists, except the occasional auditory assault. All in all, I think it went very well :-)



(Last update: Jan 4th, 2013 7pm)

RUMMY
I'm a great guy & there are no politics with me. I love everyone & even had a brief encounter with my foster mom's cat. I really wanted to stay with him, but she snatched me back up & put me in my playpen cause I'm in isolation. Anyway...I have no ties to politics, but I could be the swing vote in your household if need be!

Come on...ask about me...my foster mom thinks I'm one terrific guy!

Purrs & headbutts,
Rummy
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Rummy
ID#: VA8456
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 7 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Flame
DateIn: 04/02/12
Adopted: 07/04/12
Deceased: 04/19/14
Congrats: Jo
Foster: Debi

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Rummy is doing very well & has won the hearts of many! He loves everyone including any new fosters that arrive & any dogs that have visited. He's very loving & a nice match for our family. We are fortunate to have had him come into our lives!
(Last update: Jan 4th, 2013 10am)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Tephra (aka TP)

(FKA Mr. Tiz)

ID#: VA7393
Location:  New Hampshire
Sex: male
Current Age: 12 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Blue
Date In: 11/06/10
Adopted: 11/26/10
Congrats: Kaari
Foster: Mary


TEPHRA (AKA TP)
Want cuddles? I'm your man
Want snuggles? I'm your man
Want a good conversation? I'm your man
Want unconditional love, loyalty and adoration? I'm your man
I was lost but now I'm found, I was hungry but now I'm fed. I was intact, but now I'm not (hello...I don't recall agreeing to that one).
Someone once said "if you love something set it free".....didn't work for me. Apparently the person that set me free didn't love me enough to come looking for me.
Foster Mary says I am the sweetest thing on 4 legs (with double paws). I love to snuggle, lay on my back for belly rubs, headbutt, ask how your day went.
Whomever lost me lost a lot. Whomever adopts me adopts a whole lot of love.

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Notes from Home
Tephra (tephra is any solid matter that is ejected from a volcano when it explodes), is doing swell. He and Hobbes are beginning to play, though there is a bit of testing going on. He is still finding his way with geezer Maia, but that too, is blossoming. His vet check up went fine and all results were good. We've trimmed his nails. Teph can be a bit of a naughty climber and counter walker, but we're introducing manners to him; He see's it as avid interest in helping me when I'm at the counter, and high peaks exploration which keeps us all safe from raging dust rhino's. He continues to bond with Forrest and it's fun to watch them playing. When Forrest gets home from where ever, he steps through the door and calls for Tephra, who comes racing.
January 13, 2011
Teph continues to delight and grow. He's still a bit nervous around Steve, but all is all, has adjusted very well. He's a slightly obsessive-compulsive retriever; his favorite toy is pipe cleaners bent into a circle. He'll fetch for as long a you will throw, and then play solo. When done playing, he stashes his toys in his food bowl. If he puts them into Hobbes (flame point/mix) dish, Hobbes refuses to eat. Too funny. They have turned into good buddies. The Boys are usually in close proximity to each other, and love to go racing through the house. Maia, the chocolate geezer, loves Teph too. They like to curl up together and bake on our old steam radiators, or right next to it. Poor Hobbes is left out as he just doesn't have that slim, wedgie build that likes to be as warm as possible, so he'll sit close, but not bake. Teph has learned his manners. I kind of miss him "helping" at the counter, but it sure is easier to keep the peace with my husband! The table continues to serve as a runway/springboard for cat races, and the other two have joined Teph in using it. Sigh. Will keep working on that one. Teph is still a bit sniffy/wheezy, and has smelly biscuits. Am going to try a no corn food to see if that is the problem. Vet says all is well, and he acts fine, so not worrying about it too much. We love our Tephra, and he is a super addition to our family.
Jan 27
All swell. Tephra continues to delight and make us laugh. He gets along with the other cats, sleeping, grooming, playing, and snuggling. Forrest continues to be his favorite, but he enjoys everyone. Have treated him for the sniffles, and after a round of antibiotics, seems to have shaken them. Had to treat Maia as well, though not sure if related. The switch to non-grain food seems to have helped his gassy issue. Hurray. Met my sister's little dog. Wasn't thrilled, but after initial hissy fit, just sat and watched. Hobbes, did not care. We try to play fetch with Teph several times a day. It's funny to see him search, and sniff his toy out if he is not sure where it has gone. The persistence is terrific. We think he's the smartest cat we've ever had....
March 6
All good. Tephra continues to be a delight and has completely settled in. He and Hobbes have reached a friendly agreement and love to play, eat, and snuggle together. It's funny to see slim Teph knock Hobbes down and pin him, and then in another instant, the roles are reversed. Teph continues to be obsessive about his pipe cleaner toys. If we will not play fetch with him, he has learned to launch them off an elevated area (stairs, chairs, beds) and then fly after it to do it all again. He does get crabby when we won't play, and will be merciless with Hobbes to blow off steam. He is impressive in his speed, agility, and determination to find THE TOY. Have to clean out under the couch etc. as he likes to make it hard on himself playing, and then will lose them under the furniture. He gets a crazy look in his eye when he realizes we are moving the furniture to get THE TOYS. He continues to stash them (when not lost) in his food bowl, and on the tray. Teph looks out for the other cats, and comes running if they cry. He is tender and loving to Maia who is thrilled that she isn't being chased, pinned, or otherwise boy-handled. He continues to yell at us for attention, and will thump us with his prodigious feet if we don't take the hint. He begs to have his belly rubbed, and sometimes forgets and grabs and gnaws. None of it hurts as he is very gentle. We are continuing to have an issue with the sneezey, weepy eye. Am going back to the vet this week to see what is up. They guessed feline herpes, but I'm in doubt as it does not seem to follow the pattern; It is confined to his left ear, eye, and nostril, and if he were a kid, I'd say he'd shoved something in where it didn't belong. Will keep you posted. We love our boy, and his name really suits him.

October 19, 2011
Tephra is great! He is a very active and involved member of our family. We refer to him as NT: Needy Tephy or Naughty Tephy depending on his mood. He is fiercely devoted and will demand, loudly, for attention from all of us. He is a particular love pig when we have company to the point he embarrasses himself. Tephra has bonded solidly with our two other kitties,and they are often found in a 3 Siamese lump of soft fur. Tephra is the first to greet us when we come home, and while Forrest remains his favorite, makes his round of the bedrooms at night. He remains obsessive about fetching pipe cleaners, but will play with everything. While he and Hobbes are still rivals, it is clear that they love each other, and are often just referred to as The Boys; such as "What are the boys into now?", "The Boys are hiding because they were teasing Maia", and "The Boys are on top of the fridge". All in all, we are so thankful to Siamese Rescue and Mary et all. for helping us adopt.

November 26, 2011
We have had Tephra for a year. We celebrated his birthday by having a tea party, making a special kitty cake, and dressing him up handsome in a sweater. Yes, he gets to dress up all the time, and he gets to dance too. My kids just love it, not so sure about him, but he purrs and deals with it. He is the most patient cat ever, in spite of being rocket fast, incredibly nosey, whoops "inquisitive", slightly jumpy, and a consistent personal attendant. He loves everyone and remains a big helper no matter what the job is. Folding clothes? He's in the drawer to make sure they are placed properly. Sweeping? He's grabbing the extra off the broom. Making beds? He inspects every layer to be sure it's smooth. Cleaning the fish tank? He's checking the water temperature. Cleaning the bathroom? He's peering in the toilet to make sure nothing is missed. Too funny.
He continues to love his pipe cleaners and toys. He loves Forrest s train and will watch it for a long time, causing periodic train derailment disasters. He also will play "tag" with the kids, taking turns on tagging, and then running off or chasing depending on whose turn it is. We tell people we have a Siamese retriever, and invariably they ask if it is a new breed. Both he and Hobbes are the easiest cats ever to trim nails. They both just sit and purr, and look forward to a treat. Tephs yearly check up at the vet went great. We are going to monitor his weight as he is close to ten pounds. He tends to be a hoover when it comes to other cats food, so we try to keep him out of Maia's as she is on a wet food (geezer, no teeth) diet. Although his eye still runs once in a while, it was worse on Lysine, so we discontinued. I think that it was made worse due a possible grain source that Lysine comes from. He continues to do great on the grain free (Before Grain, by Merrick) food and it agrees with his brother Hobbes too. We love our spotted boy, and are thankful for his wonderful personality and how well he fits our quirky family.

26 November 2012 Can't believe that it's already been two years! Our Naughty Tephra as we affectionately call him is one of the best cats we've ever had! He continues to be smart, funny, annoying, loving, and all around fun guy. He still loves to play fetch, is still very helpful with any chore, is easily startled (but quick to recover), and loves to race around the place. His best friends continue to be the other cats who live here although his people are just as important.He and Hobbes are partners in crime on a regular basis.
I'm sure that when he was homeless he never imagined he'd get to live in a place where: He gets to dress up in doll clothes, chase electric trains, sing for attention, play fetch relentlessly, bake on old fashioned radiators, have special cardboard cat houses built for him, dance, snuggle on a whim, and be generally spoiled, kissed, belly rubbed, and given the warmest place available (as long as geezer Maia isn't in it). We love our Needy man, and he continues to delight us everyday.
PS. His manners are greatly improved, and we can do anything with him. He is a good, good boy.

(Last update: Jan 3rd, 2013 1pm)

BOB
Foster Mom named me Joe because she could tell that I'm just an all around good guy. Found as a stray - I've been living rough - my left ear is crinkled from a old injury, my fur is thick and dry as I've probably been living outside and nights are pretty cold already here in New England. I was just neutered so I've got that big round tom cat face that makes me look like a bear.

I may look like a bear but I'm a pussycat! I came out of my carrier here at Foster Mom's and started purring and head butting like crazy. I love to be petted and settled right down on the futon and let her brush me. I played a bit, had a snack and now I'm settling in for a good long nap.

I was sprung from the foster room this weekend and I've been busy exploring the house and schmoozing with the other cats that live here. Turns out I'm good with other cats - really good. The sealpoint Diva who rules the roost here chased me a few times but I just let her and didn't react. See...once again a good guy!

I'm waiting for you to ask about me. I'm looking for an adopter who'll spoil me silly and will let me forget all about my former life on the streets.

Sincerely...Good Guy Joe
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Bob

(FKA Joe)

ID#: VA8894
Location:  Massachusetts
Sex: male
Current Age: 12 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 11/03/12
Adopted: 12/14/12
Congrats: Robin
Foster: Diane


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

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Bob has settled in very nicely almost as if he has been here his whole life.
(Last update: Jan 3rd, 2013 12pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Aspen (fka Blossom)
ID#: VA6040
Location:  South Carolina
Sex: male
Current Age: 13 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
Date In: 11/29/08
Adopted: 01/03/09
Congrats: Brenda
Foster: Kay


ASPEN (FKA BLOSSOM)
One thing for sure, I definitely do not like being alone. I got into Siamese Rescue but at the same time got taken away from my mom and my sister. I want attention and I am very vocal about it. I like to be held and cuddled but am ready to get down and explore but foster mom says not yet :( I have a very loud motor and make the best biscuilts in town.
Aspen

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Notes from Home
Aspen is the King of our household. He came to us after Diamond, the little princess, that I adopted after she was found at my office and taken to my local vet. Diamond was not very happy when Aspen arrived on the scene. They were both kittens, only a few months in age apart, so the initial socializing took a bit of time. When I finally let them both free together, Diamond was definitely the dominant cat of the house. It did not take Aspen long to put her in her place as second in line behind the King! He is definitely the dominant cat of the house, but they get along great...playing all day and then they both curl up in bed with me at night. They will both be heading to the vet this month for their annual check ups. I will try to upload some pictures in the near future. He is so handsome these days! I thought when I lost my other Siamese, Niko, that I had for 21 1/2 years that I could never love another cat as much as her, and Aspen has proved me wrong. He had a very unique way of worming right into my heart. He has truly allowed me to heal from the loss of my first cat. I truly believe that Siamese cats are as close to being human as an animal can be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to have Aspen in my life. Thanks for all the great work that you all do! Sincerely, Brenda Crafton
(Last update: Jan 3rd, 2013 9am)

KATIE BEAR
Yes, I have a little cattitude, after all I'm a seal diva gal, what did you expect? Only experienced Siamese owners, who like that seal intensity, need inquire - I'm probably too smart for all the rest of ya :) Someone has been mean to me in the past, so while I'm not at all shy or retiring, and I am outgoing and exploring, I am a bit suspicious. I would do best in a quieter home one on one with someone who wants to enjoy a very smart cat with just a little baggage that needs unpacking! (The seal version of Nopale, another good candidate for those of you who like intense Siamese girls! )
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Katie Bear

(FKA Katie Lang)

ID#: VA8910
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 14 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 11/10/12
Adopted: 12/01/12
Congrats: Marie
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
The biggest news is that her name is back to Katie. She comes when I call her and gives me a soft brrr, to let me know she's there. She is a great pet. Yesterday she ate, drank and used her litter box.
She is a tad skittish about house sounds, creaks and such, and she did hiss at a "ghost" that I was unaware lived here. She has examined every inch of the house. You were right on about her batting my hand away, but just once and with absolutely no claws involved it's probably a good way to let me know that she wants her space. She does lie on my bed, and naps for a time. She uses her scratch pad and a simple NO stops her from scratching the carpet. She is still a bit nervous, but the tail swinging has lessened considerably. She hasn't played or purred yet, but she is too busy checking things out and getting used to the new environment. All in all an excellent first day. I couldn't have hoped for more. Thank you so much. As I type, a big basket of markers and pens goes tumbling to the floor as today she is starting to expand to higher levels. It's all good!!!

Yesteday I looked at Spring's profile. I noticed that she was a bit under weight and laughed because I think I know where that extra pound or so is residing. I wonder who was the dominant in that relationship!!!

Katie Bear has been here one month. She has been to the vet and there are no issues. She will go back in one year. She is settling in very well and we are bonding well. She talks and I can distinguish what each sound means, which makes me well trained to her every mood. She tells me what to do and I do it. We are very happy together!!!!!!!

(Last update: Jan 2nd, 2013 1pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Gilligan

(FKA Colby)

ID#: VA8163
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: male
Current Age: 10 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Flame
Date In: 10/30/11
Adopted: 12/29/11
Congrats: Melissa
Foster: Siri


GILLIGAN
I am a playing, loving, interacting, totally fine with everything and everyone guy! I've been put into more ladies' handbags as they try to sneak me out the door than you can imagine! I'm just 100% super in all areas, super loving, super silly, super playful, super fun.

So what's the catch? I mean, there's gotta be a catch, right?

Yup - of course. I have to eat a special diet.

A small price to pay for purrrfection if you ask me!

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Notes from Home
Our newest "little buddy" Gilligan, is doing great! We adore him! We've only had him a week and a half and he's settling in really well. Our 8 year old son DC is having so much fun playing, carrying and sleeping with him. To help integrate Gilligan with our other kitty, Kerbie, we've made DC's room, Gilligan's room, so he has a safe and comfy place to hang out. Kerbie, who we adopted from the SCRC 5 years ago, is still a bit put out by our new addition, but she's definitely making progress. She went from being the sweetest, calmest, low key little love bug to a puffy, slinky, stalking monster cat when she first sensed Gilligan's presence! Thanks to Siri and Paula's advice, we've been loading Kerbie up with extra hugs and snuggles and it's really made a difference. She's decided that she would rather be loved and happy than sulking and mad! We're now allowing them to roam a bit with the doors open so that they can discover each other's favorite places when we're around. Kerbie is beginning to lose interest in him, preferring to snooze on our bed instead! Gilligan is happily exploring and whe he gets a sighting of her, checks her out to sense her mood and takes off running if he thinks she's coming to get him! He's faster and smaller than her and knows it. A bright and brave little boy! Our third adoptee from the SCRC is a perfect fit for our fun and active home! Thanks to everyone at the SCRC for saving this very special little Meezer. More to come!.

January 30, 2012--Gilligan is such a doll! We are all just crazy about him! He loves to explore--his curiosity takes him to great heights--like the ledge of the loft at our cottage! Although my heart flutters every time I see him up there, he's discovered that he has quite a vantage point from this spot and can see all that is happening around him. He adores my son, DC, and DC is absolutely in love with him. They sleep together, play together and snuggle together (see the pic I took yesterday of them). Gilligan loves to be carried around over your shoulder and the moment you pick him up he purrs like a freight train! He'll also meow when he wants to be put down--but he's so gentle and easy going.

We kept Gilligan and Kerbie separated for about 3 1/2 weeks and finally opened the doors and let them roam the house together last week. Kerbie is doing much better with him--she's still not thrilled about his presence, but she's not stalking and terrorizing him like she did before, either. She checks out his favorite spots and if he's in there--she doesnt' charge after him but sits there and gives him a look. Gilligan will either run for cover or give a hiss and growl to stand his ground. Then, Kerbie just walks away. So, they are definitely making progress--he's getting more and more confident and she's not charging after him if he gives her a what for! This weekend, I began feeding them in the same room at the same time (different sides of the room, but within eyeshot of each other) and they did well! And at our cottage, she slept on our bed and he slept under our bed--and when I vacuumed, they both hid in the same closet! I cracked up when I found them both in there (the door was open)--she was in the corner, he was on the dresser. Too funny! So, we'll continue to reassure Kerbie and love Gilligan up and one day we'll all be sitting in a room together enjoying family life!

July 4,2012--We just celebrated our six month anniversry with Gilligan and I'm happy to report that he is as happy, healthy and lovable as ever! He's growing up to be a BIG boy--bigger than his older sister Kerbie now--and is a chow hound, so we have to monitor his eating a bit. He loves his Wilderness food, then polishes off Kerbie's if she doesn't finiish hers. We're feeding her Blue Weight control because she needed to lose a little weight--and has--partly, because of the higher protein, whole grain mix, but partly because Gilligan eats out of her bowl too! We'll have to continue working on how to manage that, but in the grand scheme of things, it's a minor issue, for sure.

Gilligan loves to play--he is very dog like--he talks, plays fetch, loves to be around his peeps and is super easy going. He'll be laying in the middle of the floor and you can step right over him and he just looks up at you and purrs. He's very trusting, hardly anything startles him and he loves attention, so even the sight of you coming turns his purr engine on. Too, too cute! He loves to be picked up and carried around, but is not a lap kitty at this point. He's much more interested in exploring and playing than relaxing on your lap.He's great with our son--they play together and watch the squirrels and birds together--so it's been a wonderful experience for us all.

One of the most interesting aspects of Gilligan is the affect he's had on Kerbie. While I wouldn't say she likes him or being around him, they are learning to coexist and he has definitely put a pep in her step. She is much more active than ever before, wants to be out in the open more interacting with us and others, talks more, plays more and wants to be with our son more. She looks fantastic--more alert, a little more svelte and little lighter on her feet. So, she's doing great. Her domain is our bedroom, so she still chases Gilligan out of the room most times when he tries to enter. But the big cat fights are gone and now it's just a punch and a hiss to warn him away. And as he's getting more and more confident, he's giving it back to her (usually behind her back which is pretty funny). So, with time, I know they'll continue to develop a better kind of companionship.

More to come...Happy 4th of July!

Happy New Year! We just celebrated our one year anniversary with our darling Gilligan on December 29, 2012 and he is one happy cat! We marvel at how well he has fit into our family dynamics Wow, what a year he's had! First, we had to get Kerbie acclimated to him, which thanks to her tortitude was no easy feat. But, love, persistence and patience prevailed and they are doing great. They eat together, hide together and have little brother sister hissy-spats when one is getting more attention than the other. When I took them to the vet together in separate carriers, they both got in the same carrier to hide from the vet. Kerbie followed Gilligan into HIS carrier, so in spite of herself, she can't help but love him too.

Then, in August we brought home an 8 week old border collie puppy, Skipper. On the few occasions Gilligan had seen another dog, he would arch his back, get puffy and his tail would explode into a huge tube of fur! Knowing his laid back personality, we knew that reaction was probably coming more from inexperience than anything else. So, as with Kerbie, we started the integration process slowly and before we knew it, they were running around chasing each other and playing with the same toys. Gilligan seeks Skipper out and then Skipper starts to herd him and the fun begins. While Kerbie is not wild about Skipper, she tolerates him pretty well and is continuing to check him out more and more. She realizes that Skipper takes the pressure off of her to play with Gilligan, so everybody is happy.

Gilligan is absolutely beautiful, fun and has a roaring purr that would melt anyone's heart. Our son DC has really bonded with him (as have I) and since Kerbie is somewhat a Daddy's girl, there's plenty of love to go around! We adore him and couldn't be happier with how things have worked out. Thanks VASRC for all that you did to help us find Mr. Perfect!


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