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LAYLA
If you are looking for a smart, cute, interactive, talkative, and busy girl look no more! Just hit that Ask About Me Paw for Layla:) You won't be sorry!
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Layla
ID#: VA8513
Location:  Maryland
Sex: female
Current Age: 7 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
DateIn: 05/01/12
Adopted: 05/19/12
Congrats: Diane
Foster: Christine

Foster Notes


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Notes from Home
June 2: Well here I am in my furever home for 2 weeks and am being treated like a Princess. I came out of my crate tail high, looked around, used my new scratcher, drank some bottled water, ate a plateful of food. I investigated every corner and cranny of my new room. I cannot go out into the rest of the place because there is a Sam out there and we have to take our time getting acquainted.

My ears got a bit inflamed again probably from the stress of that long ride in a car. I was sort of okay with the trip. Meowmy went right away to get some stuff for my ears. I was not too fond of having it put in but since I know she is helping me i settled down and even purr on her lap while she does it to let her know I understand. My ears feel way better now since two weeks. I don't even notice the stuff going in.

I saw a new vet too and she says I am great and is impressed that Rescue did my dental. I was good for the new vet and all the techs had to come meet me. They think I am purrty. I think I am too.

I love my toys and Meowmy is amazed at how playful I am. She has had a lot of kitties in her lifetime but she says I have an inner kitten even though I am three years old! My Foster Meowm Christine and grand Meowm sent toys home with me and every day I go in the basket and choose a favorite to play with.

I love my kitty cube. Rock and roll! and spend the rest of my hanging out time on the cat tree Meowm made. The view from the second floor window is great.

I have had a few chances to explore the second floor because the Sam was downstairs.
the Sam and I have sniffed noses through the crack a few times. Sometimes the Sam hisses at me and sometimes not.

I have to confess that one day I did my business outside the pan. Meowm finally saw why. I was having a bit of a hard time and
as I turned around some went over the edge. Now I have some pumpkin in my food to help me go easier and all is well.
I am fastidious in my habits. So many changes and you might have a tiny bit of trouble going too!

Meowm is well trained as I said. Each morning she brings my breakfast and cleans my facilities and we have a massage and brushing. We chat and I play with my favorite Red Spikey Ball. At night I get my ear medicine and eat right after. I get venison and other yummies, my favorites, just in case my ears are from grain allergy.

Then after she cleans, we play with the Dangler. And I rock and roll and pounce through my kitty cube.
Sometimes I get an evening massage and brush too!

But whenever I want I go pick a toy from my basket and play Rug Soccer and Wall Pong.
One of Meowm's friends came and met me. I rubbed all over her and twirled.
I like beans.

Now that I am getting used to being here and my ears feel better and all these adjustment details are happening, I feel even more playful and confident than ever!

Today I got to go out in the rest of this place. The Sam was taking a nap in another room by himself. Gave me a chance to runnnnn! and of course track the chipmunks, squirrel and birds out the back slider. But first I checked everything several times.
A girl can't be too thorough you know.

After a few hours I went back in my own room. Meowm says not long and me and the Sam will be together in the whole place.
I am okay with that. I don't mind the Sam but he has to get used to me more.

Meowm took three months to choose me. Karen helped a lot and so did foster Meowm---
and we all think I am the purrfect match here.
I think I am the cat's meow.

More soon!
Layla
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June 4 Today Layla and Sam were out together for the first time after two weeks of sniffing noses in the cracks.
It was cautious and some hissing and a poofy tail but no aggression or posturing.

Eventually Layla settled in the front windowsill while Sam played with a dangly toy.
They each allowed me to approach and pet them. No tension there.

Today was proof that the cautious progressive approach to integration works!

Sam has a cranky streak which showed up some years ago with some humans and it took a long time to find the keys to
tame it.
So I was being very conservative about integration and keeping my Interviewer and Foster involved like is recommended.

Layla has the ideal purrsonality for coming into my home. Taking three months of careful inquiry and lots of bypassing was worth it--even though a bit emotional at times.
This has been so very helpful and downright important. And I have decades with cats but teamwork has been such an essential ingredient of the whole process.

I decided to end this first meeting on a happy note...after they came within inches sniffing the air between them while I petted and praised both with a happy voice.
More tomorrow! But I could not have asked for a more encouraging first meeting.
Diane, Sam and Layla

June 19th
One month anniversary! So much has changed. Layla has full run of the house and she and Sam have worked it out.
The only restriction I still make is she has to sleep in her Millie bed in her room at night. Sam is used to sleeping on my bed since my Geezer Meezer died. She was the dominant pussy and did not share.
Layla is a strong purrsonality and she took over the bed leaving him to sleep on the floor. So I want Layla to share.
It is a bit too soon for that but it is definitely moving in that direction. Layla is a wonderful kitty. She dashes and leaps and plays with her favorite toys throughout the day. The evening routine includes being brushed and a time with her dangling toy.
She has adopted my lap now too when I sit at the laptop. More and more she is looking in my eyes instead of just at me.
we are still working on settling down the ear itchies. It is not yeast or infection right now...just a lot of wax according to the vet so we will patiently persist with management. Once that is clear again then we will work on selectively eliminating possible food allergies. She eats high quality food but sometimes an ingredient is the culprit. We shall see. Layla lets me put the drop in her ear without a fuss so it is really no bother to have this in her nightly routine. And so smart! She opens cupboards but I have no toxic things under there anyway. She learned quickly to let me put Sam's food down first and not go for it herself.
She sits and waits and then goes over to where I feed her a few feet away. right now she is sitting between my arms with her chin resting on my arm as I type.
Did I say happy affectionate wonderful kitty?! have I gushed enough? LOL. I will say again that if you have circumstances to accommodate with an existing cat...it is worth the time and effort to choose just the right one. Your interviewer and fosters are such important resources.
I will get some photos up now.
Diane Sam and Layla

Nov 1, 2016--Layla says "I have been here four years and recently lost my brother Sam. Meowm knows I need friends and action even though I am devoted to her. So she adopted Finn! (Infiniti) It's only a month and we are so good together we even share Meowm's bed. And take turns sleeping on her... Now Meowm says there is even another brother coming named Higgins...She says it will be like the Indy 500 here. I don't know what that means but we sure do like the Mad Dash through the house now and then. Meezer Rescue is the best!"



(Last update: Nov 1st, 2016 9pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Peaches

(FKA Mango)

ID#: VA11662
Location:  Virginia
Sex: female
Current Age: 4 Yrs
Declawed: 4paw
Points: Flame
Date In: 08/23/16
Adopted: 09/24/16
Congrats: Anna
Foster: Kay


This cat is either scared or, or has had bad experiences with dogs.Not with Dogs
PEACHES
You know they say don't judge a book by its cover - well, I'm a bit of a mess right now but foster mom says I will be beautiful in a few weeks. I've got red puffy eyes and chin acne and someone chopped off my whiskers. Geez!!!!! My bath has me looking much better already and foster mom says my whiskers will start to grow back so there will be a new look for me with a little time. And a few days of washing my face will help get rid of the kitty acne. The good news is that all of my little problems are little and will soon be gone.
Amazing what two weeks can do for a girl. My whiskers are growing back, my chin acne is almost gone and only a little bit of puffy eyes.
Mango
Notes from Home
This may a repeat of my entry on another page, but now everyone involved can read it!

Mango has been given the new name of Peaches! She's doing great! She is out of her safe room, exploring the house up & down. She is interacting well with Vinny (1 yr. old male) & his mom, Cici (3 year old) My other 2, Lily, the 16 yr old, & Sutty, (12 yr old) accept her presence, but not much interaction, but nose touching often.

She is a very nocturnal kitty, romping all over in the wee hours. Last night she came & slept on my chest for a couple of hours, between romps. She likes to sit in my lap for long periods of time, purring away. She loves her wand toys & plays well with Vinny & Cici. She has a funny little ma-ma doll-like yip, rather than a meow or yowl. Too funny.

Her whiskers look like they've grown a tad. She has put on a wee bit of weight I think, because she doesn't feel as bony as when she 1st arrived. She has a little pinkness to her gums at the edges, so she will have annual dental works-ups, & cleanings as necessary. I do add a dental additive in the water, so hopefully that will aid in improving her gums.

Here's a photo of her with Vinny, playing on the bed in her safe room. Enjoy......




10/11/16 am Peaches has had some coughing episodes & difficulty with breathing over the weekend, so I got her to the vet as soon as I could. Temp is normal. She had 3 x-ray views taken of her lungs. No tumors, thankfully, but her vet thinks she my have asthma. The x-rays will be read by a radiologist later today, with results coming back today or tomorrow. No meds given at this time. Once the results of her films are back, her treatment will be planned. If it is asthma, she may be on steroids. Doc says that might help with her excessive rubbing & scratching. I'll keep you all posted.

10/11/16 evening: The diagnoses came back Lower Airway Disease. Bronchial Asthma would be another term. Here's the x-ray reading:

"The cardiac silhouette is normal in size & shape.
Specific cardiac chamber enlargement is not identified.
The pulmonary vasculature is normal in size, with no evidence of cardiac decompensation.
The trachea is normal in size.
There is an increase in the bronchial opacities.
Peribronchial thickening is identified.
Air bronchograms to suggest alveolar lung disease are not present.
There is flattening of the diaphragm caudally & increased distance between the cardiac silhouette & diaphragm suggesting air trapping. The lungs extend beyond the 13th rib further suggesting air trapping.
No mass lesions are identified in the thorax.
Liver volume is increased with margins of the liver extending further caudally than normal.
The spleen & kidneys are normal in size.
heterogenous material consistent with ingesta is present in the stomach. The stomach is mildly distended by the ingesta.
The small bowel is gas & fluid filled, but normal in diameter.
A radio frequency identification chip is seen along the dorsal thoracic wall. (We knew that.)

COMMENTS: Radiographic changes would be consistent with allergic lung disease & could result in the clinical signs. An infectious bronchitis cannot be completely excluded. Treatment for airway disease with antibiotics, bronchdialators, & corticosteroids in varying combination would be indicated. Follow-up x-rays can be used to monitor the response to the treatment. the clinical responses to treatment will determine if a transtracheal wash to obtain material for analysis & culture would be necessary. because of the hepatomegaly, assessment of liver function with cliniccopathological data is recommended."


So there could be some liver issues perhaps. Right now her treatment is Clavamox (antibiotic), for 10 days, along with Prednisone for about a month. She'll be re-evaluated at that time & depending on how she does, she'll either be ok, or have to have a preventative steroid treatment. Poor baby.

She's just been given her 1st dose of meds, & it went well. I'm doing liquids, as I feel pills can be so easily spit out. She ate along side Vinny & enjoyed her after dinner chicken treat.

10/16/16 Peaches has been on her meds for 5 days now, & she is doing great!

11/1/16 Peaches is out & about regularly now. Her chin acne flared up, so the vet gave her some ointment & it seems to be helping. I think her whisker have grown a smidgen, as she isn't rubbing her chin as hard & as often as when she 1st got here. She's a skittish girl & spooks easily. She also likes to tear around the house as if she was set on fire. She continues to sit up on her hind legs & with her 2 front paws together, wave them in the air, begging when she's hungry. I gotta get a picture of it.It's so darn cute. I wonder if she had a dog or 2 as companions in her last home. We'll never know, but I bet she did. She continues to find my lap, while I'm online, & cuddles & purrs to her content, & mine too. Getting along really well with the others. Vinnie tends to mow her over, as he does with the others, & she is learning to tell him to knock it off, LOL. She is a pure joy, 7 I am so grateful & thankful that she found her way to me.

(Last update: Nov 1st, 2016 7pm)

SAM JONES
Do you speak head butts?
Do you speak fluently in purrs?
Do you speak laps, licks & happiness?

If so, you just might want to inquire on me cause I'm a great dude!!

Purrs & Purrs,
Carson

PERSONAL INFO
Name: Sam Jones

(FKA Carson)

ID#: VA10313
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 2 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Flame
DateIn: 09/13/14
Adopted: 11/01/14
Congrats: Faye
Foster: Debi


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
Nov. 2, 2016
Sam Jones is fine. He's a happy, healthy, playful, rambunctious, sweet rascal. He is my alarm clock. He sits on the nightstand and mews very softly, but persistently every morning. Sometimes a little nip is needed to get my attention. Alas, he is an early riser.
He is still afraid of people, but has become best buds with Ted, who comes to help clean the house. He hides from other people.
He likes to play. I've included pictures of his chair. We play his version of hide and seek....impossible to describe. He also likes to run at me, veering away at the last minute. He's chatty....and often comes to me to visit. He sits in the lavatory while I put makeup on.
His favorite perch is on the hood over the stove. I'm waiting for it to fall down.
Time has gone quickly. Hardly seems Sam has been here 2 years. Many thanks to Siamese Rescue. Hugs and kisses from Sam Jones.


Sam Jones is doing well. He is growing like a weed. He's always hungry and purrs when he eats his food or 13 year old Jasmine's.

He and I have bonded. He's a sweet boy, meets me at the door and follows me around the house. He really responds to "come on, Sam," and runs every where I go. He loves to settle down next to me and snuggle. He watches tv and was especially interested in the recent dog show and in Dancing With The Stars. He's very curious about the kitchen....I have pictures of him in the dishwasher, refrigerator, and upper kitchen cabinets. All this to say, I always check before I start a machine or close a cabinet or closet door.

His coloring is changing. In his pictures, he still looks mostly white except for his tail, nose,and ears. But, his feet and legs are more the pale color of his tail, except for the bit of color around his heels. His pp
Oomask is beginning to have streaks of the dark stripe in his tail. He also has a bit of a pale golden sheen on his back. He's a real


contrast to Jasmine's darker coloring.

Our only problem continues to be with Jasmine. I think Sam would like to make friends, but Jasmine seems to want him to disappear. He comes hear and she hisses and growls and slaps. He responds by chasing her, and trying to tackle her. I put him in his room when he does that. I have tried closing them off from each other, though I have only 2 bedroom doors to close. He still sleeps in his room; his food and box are in his large bathroom. I try to have some time at night with Jassy in my lap and Sam on his pad cuddled up next to me. I also try to play with both with a wand toy. Unfortunately, this is my busiest time of the year and my time is limited.

The original Sam Jones, Methodist pastor and evangelist (d. 1911), was well known for saying "quit your meanness." I have had ample opportunity to say that to my little Sam.


Sam Jones has become part of the family. I think he is really happy. He follows me everywhere I go and has become very loving. He still lives dangerously.......he sits on top of a door and play with a ceiling fan. He has stopped biting me, except for nibbles on my feet when I'm getting his meals ready. He wants to rub noses, purring all the while. He's very possessive of his room and his bathroom. No one can use his bathroom without Sam in attendance.

Alas, he is still aggressive with Jasmine. He chases, jumps on top, and bites. BUT, Jasmine chased him out of the room last night. Yeah, Jasmine! They have begun to sit next to each other, close enough to wash each other. Jasmine even washed him a bit last night. I think we are making great progress. I hope to let Sam sleep in the sun room with Jasmine soon. The original plan was for Jasmine to have a companion and sleeping buddy.

I can tell that Sam Jones has not have some experiences that Jasmine had as a kitten....she slept with the teenage daughter where I got her....even played in the shower with her. But, he is coming along, wanting attention and love.

Many thanks to all the people who helped Sam. I think he is a happy little Georgia cracker. He went to the vet recently...feline acne...and was badly frightened, far more so than when I took him the first time. No cat likes to go to the vet, but Sam was truly pitiful. I am going to get him another carrier......the one he came from VA in really frightened him.

Love and kisses from Sam Jones.

3/10/15. little Sam Jones had luxation repair on both back legs on 2/23/15. The surgeon removed his kneecaps, reshaped them, reshaped the track his kneecaps move in. Recovery time is 12 weeks. His legs were collapsing under him. Without the surgery, Sam would have been crippled and had severe arthritis. Sam is now in his third week of recovery and is doing well. He can walk, though still rather stiffly, and use his big boy litter box. He can get off the sofa, but not back up. At night, he sleeps in the shower stall so I can know where he is. He's been playing this morning and just bit my toe as he walked past. He was really pitiful at first, but he's been a real trooper. He still weighs almost a lb. less that he did before the surgery. But, he eats often and his appetite is increasing. He has had 6 laser treatments that I am sure have helped his recovery. Please keep little Sam in your thoughts and prayers.

April 15, 2015
Sam is now in his 8th week of recovery. His surgeon says his kneecaps are right where they are supposed to be. He is pleased with Sam's recovery. Sam can run like the wind again, but still can't jump. He seems to tire easily and still sleeps a good bit, but he has longer periods of activity. His fur is growing out and he has almost gained his weight back. He's back to being a pest with his older sister, Jasmine. He's loving with me, deciding suddenly that he is a lap cat. He's impish, hiding behind doors to jump out at me when I come into a room. He's even begun to chatter with me a bit. He is frightened with visitors but curious enough to peep from under the sofa and eventually comes out to share in the petting. (Jasmine is
VERY social.) Sam is becoming a handsome fellow with beautiful streaks of orange color radiating from his nose and eyes that match his ears. His feet are creamy and his striped tail completes his look. He has a golden sheen on his back. He is long and lean. Truly a fine little fellow!

May 25, 2015
Sam Jones has finally completed his 12 week recovery from the knee surgery on both back legs. He is much improved and can run like the wind and does just that every morning all over the house. He can get in the refrigerator, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, the cabinets and can jump on the counters of all cabinets. So far, he still can't get on top of the doors. Before his surgery, he could get on top of doors and from one could turn on a ceiling fan. I guess we are lucky he still has his head attached. His legs are still a bit tender, but he's made great progress. he is still not quite as active as before, but he has been a real trooper the whole time with a serious surgery and painful recovery.

He's easily frightened by loud noises and sudden movement; he hides from visitors. He will eventually come out for company, but is distrustful. I even scare him if I move too quickly.

He loves his Millie bed and Fancy Feast. He acts rather silly when I say breakfast and supper time. He lolls on me now that his legs are not so tender. He checks in with me often for a snuggle and likes that kissing stuff. He will also give me the occasional bite. He greets me at the door and seems delighted I am home. He has even begun to meow when he checks in. I'm hoping he will become a talker.

He and Jasmine have their issues still. I have a water bottle at the ready. He bit me about 2 weeks ago......broke the skin...and it is still bruised and painful. But, I am hopeful our issues will eventually go away. I think sam's integration into the household was interrupted by his dramatic surgery. I think we will get there. He can be a really silly and funny guy.


Sam Jones continues to settle in with me and Jasmine. He seems to be completely recovered from his knee surgery. He runs and jumps everywhere. He has a quirky personality. He has a vocabulary of funny little sounds that he uses when he approaches me. He loves wand toys, and best of all, he loves to sit in a rocking chair, get it rocking, and have me flip the wand toy at him as he rocks. He also likes to be pulled on a towel around the house. He still jumps on Jasmine, but he then puts himself into time out by running into his bedroom!! Sometimes, Jasmine jumps on him and he's afraid of her. What a funny little fellow!

I can tell that Sam was abused, though I see him gradually being more confident and certainly comfortable with me. He used to bite but no more. He is less fearful when I move toward him, but I still cant run at him. He still hides from visitors, but eventually comes out for friends, but not for service people. Loud noises frighten him.....July 4 fireworks was a bad experience for him.

He's a big presence in the house. He greets me at the door, he keeps me in view when I'm in the house. If he thinks I'm going to bed, he usually beats me to the bedroom. When I work in the yard, I look up and he is watching from a window. He sits in my lap at some point every day. I think Sam is really content, and I am thankful to everyone who helped him get to me. What a journey my silly Sam has had!


Nov. 10, 2015
Greetings from Sam Jones! I've been in my forever home for a year now and, as you can see from my new pictures, I'm all grown up and quite handsome. I've recovered completely from my double knee surgery and I can run and jump better than ever. Dr. Pate says my knee caps are right where they are supposed to be. Dr. Fitz feels me all over and says I feel great...I'm all muscle! They both give me little mice for being such a good boy at the vet.

I have chores...I patrol the bathrooms and make sure all towels are in the floor and not on the towel racks; I guard Meowm while she puts on makeup by sitting in the sink; I help Meowm wash things in the kitchen sink by standing between her and the sink whenever she has the water running; I patrol the dishwasher, refrigerator, and all the cabinets. I keep watch on the birds and a rabbit from the sunroom. I go where Meowm goes.... I help put clothes in the washer and dryer, help clean the litter box. I even follow the roomba. I'm just busy, busy, busy!

I love to play. My favorite games are hide and seek....sometimes Meowm hides and I find her, and sometimes I hide and then jump out and scare Meowm. I love my wand toy. Best of all is when I get in the rocking chair and play with that feather while rocking. I also love fetch. Meowm throws my makeup brushes ( I took hers) or all our mice and I run and fetch. When I've had enough, I take my toy and go into the closet.

I love laps and being petted. I love breakfast and supper time...Fancy Feast, yum! Sometimes, I talk to Meowm in a sweet little voice.

I'm really a good boy. I quit biting a long time ago. I'm nice to my sister Jasmine most of the time. Jasmine's scary and jumps on me when I'm not nice. We sleep together now in the big leather chair. Whoever gets in the chair last licks the other cat's head before lying down. I like having a forever home. Thank everyone at Siamese Rescue for helping me find a happy home.
Purrs and kisses from Sam Jones


(Last update: Nov 1st, 2016 6pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Brooklyn
ID#: VA9339
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 17 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
Date In: 06/17/13
Adopted: 10/18/13
Congrats: Kimberly
Foster: Siri

Foster Notes

BROOKLYN
Looking for a hospice placement for nothing but sweet and gentle. Possible mammary cancer on top of everything else I've been battling, I have the sunniest attitude one could ask for. Just need a place to be loved and adored for the time I have left. No fees, just love please.
Notes from Home
Brooklyn is adjusting well to her new home. She was guarded (but hopeful) at first but has taken on confidence. She follows me around quite a bit and, as of last night, decided to sleep on me instead of on the other side of the bed.

She enjoys laying on the cat tree in my office or on the bed as both allow for her to bask in the sun. She makes rounds looking out the doors and windows too. She has pretty much the run of the house now except for the room Sunti (not sure his new name yet) will occupy on arrival for a few days of integration.

She is eating and drinking well and took to her litterbox the first day without issue. She continues to eat the Grain-free Wellness regular as she was not interested in the GrainFree Wellness Core. She is such a sweet little girl and it gives me great joy to see her relaxing into her new home. You can almost see her believe she is home as each day passes, especially when she is sleeping so peacefully.

She is playing with her toys and the kick-a-roo that Bailey left when he died in July. She seems to like those better than the new one I purchased for her. Perhaps his smell gives her comfort? She is such a sweetheart and I am so glad SCRC was there for her.

11/1/2013: Brooklyn has claimed her home. She has been to the vet with a positive check up. Everyone who meets her thinks she is the sweetest thing. She rides great in her Sleepypod (cat carrier) and loves using her cat trees to look out the windows. She has quit sleeping in her Millie since discovering she is permitted on my king-size bed and a rocker beside the window where she sleeps in the sun during the day. She is quite playful and loves to follow me around the house. She has been a great comfort to me as I mourn the loss of Yuri (Sunti). More photos will be posted soon. She is such a joy to care for. I am so fortunate to have her in my life.

6/2/2014: It is hard to believe that it is a little over 6 months since Brooklyn came home. She is so set in her routines it is as if she has had them for years. We go monthly to get fluids at the vet and she is so good. Not a peep from her but don't try to clip her nails without towels to wrap her up with else you are wrestling with a tiger. Despite her feisty nail clipping response, she is a sweet girl that loves life and a sunbeam. I had three sets of custom made cat steps to help her get to and from the couch, her favorite rocker and the bed. She has good food and treats and she still loves her water fountain. I cannot believe someone threw her away. So thankful that Siamese Rescue and all the volunteers was there for her. She is a treasure.

11/25/2015: It has been just over 2 years since Brooklyn came home. She continues to make me smile and inspire me every day. She was diagnosed with CRF (renal failure) this year. We were going to have her mammary growth removed based on how it was acting but after the pre-surgery blood work that was cancelled. We began an aggressive fluid therapy (2 times per day) and then once a day. We have worked to find acceptable food for the princess's palate that will not overwhelm her kidneys. Her BUN fluctuates between 34-37 but her creatinine is now at 2.4. Her weight is holding steady. She is enjoying life and doesn't know her kidneys are bad. She plays with toys and is loving her new extra-long heating pad. She is in good shape for her age and what she had been through. Still doing the dance in front of the water bowl. Many thanks to all that rescued her. Love her to bits.

10/31/2016: Happy Anniversary to Brooklyn. This month we celebrated 3 years of Brooklyn's coming home. She remains the easiest cat to fall in love with. She is sweet, loving and doesn't ask for much. She is now about 17 and still gives my much younger oriental shorthair a butt-kicking if he bugs her. Which he doesn't do but just being in her heated bed will bug her and she will let him know. She continues to eat well and maintain her weight. Her vision and hearing are almost all gone unless you are right up to her or she sees motion. Even so, she gets around great thanks to night lights and LED candles that come on automatically and are on staggered timers. She loves to lay in the sun in my office while I work, lays on my lap at night and sleeps on the bed.

Our time, I am afraid, maybe starting to run out. We had a tumor removed in January 2016. It grew back and is growing faster. She has also been struggling with kidney issues. She takes her fluids so well. But her kidney values have been climbing despite fluid therapy. She has also been diagnosed with a grade 2 heart murmur.

No matter how much time is left she will be loved and receive the best medical care. I am so glad that she is in my life and I cherish every day.

(Last update: Oct 31st, 2016 8pm)

VIVIENNE
An opinionated and outgoing gal, tossed outside when someone didn't want me anymore, life has only made me stronger! I love people, am a great pal and a solid leg winder. Lots of interaction here!
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Vivienne
ID#: VA11713
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 1 Yr
Declawed: no
Points: Lynx
DateIn: 09/24/16
Adopted: 10/15/16
Congrats: Lori
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
Vivienne (now called Ellie) is doing great. She is quite sassy when she wants to be, loves to lay and rub against everyone and is a great addition to our family. She is pretty much used to the dogs and ignores them for the most part. She has a fondness for furry toys and feathers and loves to carry them in her mouth around the house. She is very inquisitive. Usually will come running to me when I call her. She also loves to curl up in her bed in my office while I work all day.
(Last update: Oct 31st, 2016 12pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Maya
ID#: VA10829
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 7 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Chocolate
Date In: 06/09/15
Adopted: 06/20/15
Deceased: 10/01/15
Congrats: Lauren
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
MAYA
Quieter home for loving me who has to diet just a little bit to get my figure back. My owner had to move and now here I am trying to find another home. I did nothing but purr through my vet exam, so that says something! And I can do a great lap sit!
Notes from Home
We are sorry to say that Maya passed away this afternoon after her year long battle with kidney disease. She was a kind gentle kitty and will be very missed, thank you SRC for bringing her into out lives and for all the help along the way.
(Last update: Oct 30th, 2016 7pm)

KIT KAT
Sweet, healthy, but a bit shy until he gets to know you. Wonderful boy!
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Kit Kat
ID#: VA11454
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 3 Yrs
Declawed: 2paw
Points: Seal
DateIn: 05/11/16
Adopted: 05/28/16
Congrats: Linda
Foster: Jeanne


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
Kit Kat's been here since @ 5:00 on Saturday. SO our plan was to set him up in the master bath, which is pretty big, with his litter in an open closet and food on opposite end. Put his carrier down near litter box, open door, and he immediately scurried behind the toilet in a corner and stayed there for HOURS. So I hung out by the toilet for quite a while sometimes calling to him and putting my finger toward him. All I could see were his bright blue eyes and his butt on the other side squeezed in by a wall. Hmmm. After a while I took food and put it around 6 inches from him. Nothing. Put my finger in food and under his nose. Nothing. Left again and came back. Food not touched so took it away. I scratched him under chin and behind ears. He purred. Thought I might be onto something. Gave up after half and hour and back to living room. He had access to master bedroom also. Came down again and no Kit Kat behind toilet! Progress! Where the heck is he? Under bed of course. We use that for lots of storage so he had to be really wedged in there.

We're watching TV in living room. Suddenly I see his little face. He's come up the stairs! Tom loudly says Kit Kat! He shoots back downstairs. A sighting!

We went to bed. I'm reading and Tom's sleeping. All of a sudden Kit Kat jumps on the bed next to Tom. Scared the life out of me. Then he gives Tom a real good head butt! Not just once. There's loud purring going on. He goes on top of Tom's chest. Tom is now awake and they're face to face. He jumps - meaning both of them. However Tom has now declared that Kit Kat likes him best. Kit Kat is now down by Tom's feet licking his toes. Tom likes it. Do I have a pervert husband and cat?? Kit Kat is now all over Tom and there's lots of petting and purring. Should I really be witness to this.

ANYWAY, Kit Kat eventually comes over to me. I get head butts and some licking. Full disclosure: I've never been in a ménage a trois, but I think I'm now in a menagerie a trois. Kit Kat settles down and curls up beside me. Not for long though. He doesn't like that I'm reading so head butts the book to get to me.

He eventually goes into his cubby hole under the bed. Mind you I have two cat beds scattered around and a cat tree in there.

The next morning we're excited to see what happens. We're both calling Kit Kat. Nothing. We go into the kitchen/den. Every so often I go into bedroom calling for him. Nothing. BUT food has been eaten and he's used the litter. I stay in bedroom watching TV. Kit Kat jumps up and on with head butts and licking. I bring out some toys. He's chasing the feather and playing with toys! At least a little. He hasn't ventured upstairs again that afternoon/early evening.

Around 9:00 last night here he comes. We both say nothing at all. He's slinking around and sniffing. He spots Tom's bare feet. Love fest of toe licking and feet pets. He finally jumps up with me. Head bumps. Sits on me for ten seconds. Sits beside me for about 5 minutes. He's antsy and very curious. Surprise! He goes downstairs, then upstairs with us again a few times. He is skittish. Everything is on his own terms or else he beats it to his cubby hole. Progress though.

As soon as we went to bed he was all over us. Got bored and went back to his cubby under bed. At 3:12 a.m. he came to visit. Hmmm. Visited for quite a while. Tom never noticed despite having a cat sitting on his belly.

We are now awaiting King Kit Kat to appear. We'll be leaving him alone for a few hours to play in a bridge tournament. Hope he doesn't have a kegger like our sons did.

6/11/16 Not sure I uploaded picture properly. Kit Kat drug his feather toy up two flights. He loves to play and is very engergetic. He likes to be in our company. He's still schizo though. He'll get on your lap, stare at you and purr - and then take off flying up and down stairs. He's also been sleeping on top of bed AND underneath it, but still hasn't used any of his kitty beds or tree. He looks out the window a lot at the birds. He allows me to pick him up and give him cuddles and this is getting better and better. His appetite is very good and potty habits great. Yay

6/21/16 Kit Kat is doing great. We now call him Bear and he's answering to it. He wasn't really answering to Kit Kat so we tried it. He has a perch by the window which he loves and watches the birds. There are many places for him to look out and he's at them all. Now for his daytime sleep, he's in the open rather than in his original cubby under the bed. He's very playful and very curious. I'm glad we're up early because he has scratch time with my husband and while we watch TV at night they have foot scratches. He is now always where we are. He allows me to pick him up for cuddles and pets but not for long. I've wrestled him into fur grooming, and I think eventually he'll go for it. He's really quick! He's still antsy, but much less schizzo. Good appetite an good litter habits. Again Yay.
7/6/16 Kit kat's name is now Bear Bear. He loves to play. Unfortunately sometimes it's in the middle of the night when he jumps on Tom. He's very curious and into everything. He comes when called, or at least looks, and the eventual we will come over. He's getting better at being brushed. He's still a bit skittish. This morning he snuck up on his food bowl. Can someone tell me why he's taking lysine? There is none left should I get more. He seems happy and content. I just wish he would sleep in his cat beds instead of my underwear drawer when it's open. Not a lap cat yet, but likes to cuddle beside you.
8/31/2016Bear Bear is doing great. Very energetic. Plays with everything including a plastic bag and toes. He's not a lap sitter though but he's getting closer. Sometimes he climbs up and stares at me. this may be for 20 seconds and then WHOMP he jumps away. He's coming more and more when called. I sometimes see him lying on Tom in the middle of the night. This is his own personal water bed. He likes to be close to us. So glad we have him.
10/30/2016 Bear Bear aka Kit Kat is doing great. If my picture got through, he's dressing up as Donald Trump for Halloween. He's now allowing me to groom him for 30 seconds. At least I'm getting some exercise chasing him. Forget the teeth though. I'm giving him those dentatreats on a daily basis and hopefully that will do some good. Even though he's not a lap sitter, he's very affectionate. He sometimes sits on my head. If I'm on the couch and he's on the cushion above me, he rests his head and front paws on my head. Can make for a stiff neck since I don't want to move. He's always around us, playing with feet and rubbing against you. It's totally on his terms. When he cuddles beside me I feel honored. I've been tempting him onto my lap with treats. He doesn't fall for it for long though. He's fun and very energetic, especially around 5:00 a.m. He's galloping all over and sometimes over us. There are times when he climbs up on one of us. He particularly likes Tom's belly. He's got a loud purr and has become quite talkative, especially around ice cream. Uh oh, gotta go. Trump kitty lost his hairpiece.

(Last update: Oct 30th, 2016 2pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Merlin

(FKA Elliott)

ID#: VA11091
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 1 Yr
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 09/21/15
Adopted: 10/25/15
Congrats: David
Foster: Kay


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
MERLIN
I am a sweet boy who will be fine with other cats. I was trapped with a feral colony so a little scared right now. Just need a little time to trust new people. Cuddly purr buddy once I get to know you.
Elliott
Notes from Home
Everything continues to be great! Merlin and Newton get along well and Merlin has even decided he likes being under the covers. He is a great mouser (we lost track at about 20) and runs everywhere. He is a busy guy with much to do! His favorite toys are two small stuffed teddy bears that he carries around although he still loves the pop-up cubes. He had his annual checkup recently and all was well (new vet: House Paws in Lovettsville, VA).
(Last update: Oct 30th, 2016 8am)

BENTLEY
Just arrived!!

Rolly polly, happy, loving hunk of love!

I am a friendly, headbutting, loving boy and my Foster Mom says I keep getting braver every day! I now sleeping curled up next to her at night. I am starring in my own video!!.........Feel free to ask about me, I can't wait to find my own home! Is it at your house??

Love & Purrs,

Duffy
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Bentley

(FKA Duffy)

ID#: VA9107
Location:  Kentucky
Sex: male
Current Age: 9 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 03/09/13
Adopted: 03/23/13
Congrats: Brigitte
Foster: Jennifer

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Notes from Home
3-29-13 Bentley has been with us for almost a week now. He had his first vet visit today and did great. His doctor loved him. She said he is very healthy and one of the most beautiful cats she has ever seen. He has been sleeping with us at night and hanging out with us during the day. He has a bed in front of our sliding glass door so he can watch the birds and squirrels at the feeders in the back yard. He is very playful and has such a sweet little guy. He is adjusting to his new home well and we already love him a bunch.

4-20-13 Bentley has been with us for a month already! He is such a wonderful kitty. He loves to play and explore. He wakes us up early every morning so we can open the blinds to our deck so he can watch the squirrels. Also he has slept with us every night. He has even let us pick him up a few times to be held. Bentley is a wonderful addition to our family.

5-18-13 We are celebrating Bentley's 2 month anniversary!! He follows us around the house and begs us to give him a good rub down. He even loves kisses from his mommy! He has tons of toys but prefers to play with his mice. He is a wonderful hunter. We love him so much.

9-23-13 Today is Bentley's 6 month anniversary! After 6 months Bentley has fit in perfect. We feel so very lucky to have him. He is the nicest, sweetest, most lovable kitty. He loves to take in the morning sun and watch the squirrels all day. He loves his nightly brushes before bed and sleeping at mommy's feet at night. Bentley has become a wonderful part of our family and wants to be with us all the time. He has stolen our hearts. :-)

10-29-16 Bentley has been with us for 3 years. The time is going by so fast. He is a big part of our family and it seems like he has always been with us. He sleeps in bed with his mommy and daddy and loves to cuddle at night. If he wakes up before us in the morning he paws at our covers until we wake up to give him some love! He has the best laid back personality and goes with the flow. We are so in live with him and still can't believe what a rare find we have. Bentley is a blessing!!

(Last update: Oct 29th, 2016 4pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Toby

(FKA Hugo)

ID#: VA11617
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 10 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 07/31/16
Adopted: 09/24/16
Congrats: Wendy
Foster: Jeanne


TOBY
Loving boy with some medical issues that are being addressed. Hopefully, we'll know more soon!

Loves attention and is a great lap/cuddle cat.

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Notes from Home
Hugo has adjusted really well! He loves to play with the other cats all the time. He loves to be petted and will come up to us for his pets. He has a big appetite though he is very picky about his wet food. I have tried a lot of different brands and the only thing he will eat is the Fancy Feast Pure. Salmon and chicken. Since I make fresh chicken for Simon he now demands fresh chicken to. He is such a joy and welcome addition to our home.
(Last update: Oct 28th, 2016 6pm)

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