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The Meezers on these pages have been adopted and are now in their new homes. These pages allow the adopters to provide updates and pictures of their new cats for their friends and our volunteers to see.
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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GOOSE
Goose, Goose, What a silly little Goose.
Goose is curious and outgoing. He checks out the situation and reassures Maverick it's ok to join in the fun.
Goose loves to be carried around and talks up a storm. At a petite little 8 pounds, this fellow is a conquering hero.
If you're going to beat the competition, you'd better be quick to click if you want this pair to conquer your heart.
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Got my tracking device, weighed in just fine, ticker's ok - all ready to go home. Now if Maverick would get his act together, we could be outta here and living the life of Riley with our new mum. Get those treats and toys ready, we're on the way home to be her boys.
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Goose
ID#: VA9085
Location:  Massachusetts
Sex: male
Current Age: 9 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Chocolate
DateIn: 02/22/13
Adopted: 03/16/13
Deceased: 04/03/14
Congrats: Nancy
Foster: Bonnie


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
Goose is just beautiful, and has put on a little weight. His fur has just started to get a shine, he was the shyer of the 2 and still will jump when surprised, He will let you carry him around and purrs nicely when he is snuggled in his bed but is way more nervous than Maverick. We took a few days vacation and the neighbors with kids from 8 to 14 came every day and played with them and fed them and they had a blast with him, jumping high and playing with the toys. I must say I don't think he ever saw canned food, and I am sure he can read the clock because he knows when the good stuff is going to hit his dish, I give the 2 one can at night and one can in the morning and split it between the 2 dished and He is sure this place must be heaven because he loves his fancy feast. and sometimes Mavericks too

St, Patrick's Day 2014 their one year anniversary of us finding each other. We are doing great, his vet apt said his heart murmur is still about the same and he appears healthy and fine. He is about 11 pounds now and looks great. He likes chicken and treats and will let you carry him around now and not be so nervous. He loves sitting by the fire and on top of the cable box where it is extra warm. They have each had their first mousing experience and left me a gift or two, I think he wonders if we brought them in in as toys.


April 3rd a very sad day in this house. Goose Gave us an emergency scare last week when in the middle of the night he filled with fluid and was rushed to the ER, they suspected his heart, we decided to give him a fighting change so they put him in oxygen and gave him Lasix, brought him home Thursday, he was not eating and was acting very strange, like he had no idea who we were or even recognize his brother. we tried everything and he was in very poor shape so we made the decision to put him at peace. possibly a stroke but the decision was very easy knowing he was suffering in his condition. Now Maverick is an only child and he seems to be fine with it more affectionate that ever before, Pray for his peace, and I am still crying from his loss. they are so important to our lives, like children, I will miss his very soft shiny fur and his head butting and fluffing.

(Last update: Mar 16th, 2017 7pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Tybee

(FKA Priscilla (Prissy))

ID#: VA8925
Location:  Indiana
Sex: female
Current Age: 4 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Lynx
Date In: 11/15/12
Adopted: 12/22/12
Congrats: Jackie
Foster: Katie


TYBEE
Hello - Miss Priscilla here greetin all of you Meezer lovers out there. I just arrived, but I've already shown foster mom what a cute, sweet and happy little girl I am. I already have a winter coat and am as fluffy and round as can be so I could survive the outdoor winter. BUT, I am SO lucky, someone found me and someone else got me into rescue. I won't have to be cold this winter, so I guess I'll have to shed my "winter coat". When the vet clinic did my "test" so I could get into rescue, they said they couldn't decide which end of me was the cutest - front or back. Look at my gallery pictures and my videos. You'll see why they said that. When I run, I "hop", so with my special tail I sorta look like a bunny from the back. My fur is bunny soft, too. If you like blue lynx kittens, I could be THE one for you. Can you figure out which end of me is the cutest? Can yiou figure out why I have my name? Better click on that "ask about me: button and learn moire and maybe even take me home. Purrs, headbutts, foot flops and lots and lots of love, Priscilla
Notes from Home
Little "Tybee' is about the most adorable little creature we have ever seen. Not only is she just about the cutest little kitten we have ever seen she is also a real love bug and real snuggler. She has met her 2 feline brothers and doggy brother only from a distance so far since she has the sniffles and our vet advised us to keep the introductions on hold until she is over her cold. Having a cold does not seem to bother her energy level though and she loves playing with all of her toys and running circles under the bed and around the room. With her little stubby tail she really does look like a little bunny rabbit when she runs.

We'd like to thank Katie Smith and Kathy Hutchinson for helping make little Tybee a part of our family. She has brightened our lives so much at a time when we needed it. We lost our 4-year old cat, Beans, on Thanksgiving Day this year to sudden cardiac arrest. We thought we might wait until after the holidays to adopt again, but then we saw little Tybee on SCRC's website and we fell in love! Tybee was just the medicine our hearts needed.

January 11. 2013 - Tybee is doing GREAT! She has been a little trooper about all of her medications and she is getting better every day, very few sniffles and just a bundle of energy. She is so full of spunk and even isn't afraid of our big lug of a dog Gabe. She and our other cats, Rudy and our other SCR alumni, Baxter are fast friends. Her favorite place is under Gabes food and water bowls - we have a great photo of her sticking her head up from under his bowls watching him eat. It is a classic. We are so thankful she is a part of our lives and can't thank Siamese Rescue enough for doing all of the wonderful things you do to save so many lives that wind up brightening the lives of people like us.

January 22, 2013 - It's been a month since we brought little Tybee into our home & family. She continues to get cuter everyday and has made herself right at home. She is fascinated with shoes and loves to hide her toys in them and sometimes she will stick her head all the way into the shoe - her sense of smell must not be that good. :) She looks like she is going to be a very petite little girl, but what she may lack in size she makes up for in spunk. The only thing we have found she is afraid of is the vacuum sweeper, but other than that nothing bothers her. She goes back to the vet on Feb. 2nd, but she is doing much better with her UR and only coughs once and awhile. She is just one bundle of cuteness and we love her to pieces!

May 14, 2013: Tybee is just so darn cute, so full of life and personality plus. She loves running up and down all 3 flights of stairs at break neck speed and then either running up to the window to chase away the birds at the feeder or she's pouncing on either Rudy or Baxter (her feline brothers). These poor guys haven't had a minutes peace in the last 5 months since she arrived. We love her so much and she has brightened our lives more than we could ever have imagined.

September 25, 2013: Our little Tybee will be turning 1 year old next week on Oct. 1st. It's hard to believe she has only been in our lives for 9 short months. She truly is the happiest cat we have ever seen - she just loves life to the fullest and she makes us smile everyday with her antics. She is still a very petite little girl with that stubby tail, but she has more spunk than a cat 3 times her size and she is just so darn loving, you just want to hug her to pieces when you pick her up. She certainly has strung a set of lights around our hearts and brightened our lives so much. We couldn't imagine our lives and home without her. Many thanks to Katie Smith and the rest of the SCRC volunteers for saving all of the little souls like Tybee so people like us can make them a part of our family!

December 22, 2014: It's been 2 years since Tybee joined our family and she continues to be a source of absolute joy. She is so darn cute we are always checking people's pockets when they leave our house to make sure they aren't stealing her. She wound up being a very small little girl with a HUGE personality. Since adopting Tybee and Baxter (in 2009) we have been doing Meezer Express runs to help others share the joy of adopting. SCRC does amazing work!!!

March 16, 2017: It's been 4 years since we adopted Tybee and everyday we love her more and more. She is a hoot to watch run down the hall, she does it sort of sideways and is in constant motion. She is just too adorable for words. She makes us smile everyday. We can't imagine our home without her.

(Last update: Mar 16th, 2017 5pm)

CHULA
I've been settling in and so far I am not happy when any of the other cats come near my playpen. I have excellent litter box habits and have learned to like wet food, along with the kibble meowmy give me.

I like it when she pets me, but am unsure about this "lap" thing she's trying to get me to sit on. My isolation time will be up on February 2, so then maybe I'll give up some more of my secrets and then you can ask about me.

So, for now, I'm going to chill out for a few more day.

Chulla
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Chula

(FKA Chulla)

ID#: VA10580
Location:  Virginia
Sex: female
Current Age: 7 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 01/23/15
Adopted: 03/08/15
Congrats: Kylan
Foster: Reid


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
New update 3/15/2017--- has it been two years already? Every day with Chula is a treasure in my memory. She is so beautiful, her soft fur is darkening more and more, you would hardly recognize her. I planted an apple seed some weeks ago and it grew to about 3 inches tall and had 7 leaves before she snacked on the leaves and pulled the little tree out of the pot. I have planted some catnip seeds in little pots for her this week. I am doing some spring cleaning, moving some furniture around and changing things up a bit. Doesn't bother her a bit. She is a happy, healthy cat and I love her so much. God bless you all and thank you for all you do. Kylan
(Last update: Mar 15th, 2017 7pm)

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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Miso

(FKA Miso Kitty)

ID#: VA11361
Location:  Pennsylvania
Sex: male
Current Age: 4 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Snowshoe
Date In: 02/28/16
Adopted: 03/13/16
Congrats: Christina
Foster: Jackie

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
MISO
I am a handsome hunk of snowshoe. And friendly - I was purring within an hour of getting to my new foster mom's. Right now I'm very curious about the cats that I know are outside my door - I have started meeting them (through the baby gates) and I trill and chirp to them, and reach out my paws. I think I'd like to play with them and we will find out soon. I am very friendly with people though - that we know for sure. Better pictures of me coming very soon.
Notes from Home
3/13/16: Miso's first day in our home. He's in his foster room acclimating well. He pranced out of the cat carrier, explored, but shied away from human interaction for 10 minutes. He is all sniffs, head butts, and purrs now. He was alone in the room a few times and made himself comfortable on our bed, played with some toys, ate and drank like a champ. So far so good. Our other cat Aubree seems to know another cat is in the house. After a family meeting we decided to go with Miso. More updates soon.

3/14/16: Miso is settling in to his room. Very comfortable on the bed and playing with toys. He is so quiet--no meowing yet and quiet little purrs. He is very interested in the door but has not "darted." His vet exam is scheduled for 3/16. He follows us around the room and insists on pets frequently. Doesn't really like to be held though. Seems very happy.

4/18/16: A little over a month since we brought Miso home. He is still a loving happy cat. We have had some challenges though with barfing and diarrhea. We think he ate a plant, but after a few trips to the vet, antibiotics, and blood and stool work, we think it may be irritable bowel syndrome. We switched food a couple of times, which didn't work so we went back to the food he had originally. Still diarrhea but no barfing. Through this all Miso is having a great time with our family and super-cat, Aubree. Next step: sprinkle probiotics on his food. . .

3/14/17: Miso has been with us for a year. He is a handsome and active boy! The main mom in the family is "Miso's person." He follows me around like a dog. Miso likes to swat with his paws and can scratch sometimes. I think he was used to being outside and it took him a while to adjust to indoors only. He is a lovely cat although our other Siamese, Aubree, is truly not that thrilled with him. Sometimes they get along, but she really liked being the queen. Miso tries to snuggle and clean Aubree, but Aubree prefers her human interaction.

About 8 months ago, Miso was diagnosed with small cell leukemia. He had horrible bouts of diarrhea and vomiting. He has had two courses of prednisone and some chemo pills. So far so good. He gained weight, started to have normal poops, and the vomiting is sporadic.
Miso enjoys people--family members and strangers. He is not timid and he really likes to play with cat toys and people. All is well!

(Last update: Mar 14th, 2017 3pm)

ERASMO
Hello! I am so glad to be in Siamese Rescue, I am getting a new start in life, including learning how to walk and jump again since I now have had my leg amputated and now I can be free of the cumbersome limb. I am outgoing and loving, the whole package if I do say so myself.

Love & Purrs,

Matty
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Erasmo

(FKA Matty)

ID#: VA10644
Location:  Kentucky
Sex: male
Current Age: 5 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 03/01/15
Adopted: 03/14/15
Congrats: Andrea
Foster: Jennifer



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Notes from Home
March 16, 2017: Happy Two Year Anniversary to Erasmo! He is doing fabulous. He is absolutely gorgeous and has a thick beautiful coat. He loves his human brother and sleeps on his pillow every night. We adore home!!

March 16, 2016: Erasmo is a a wonderful part of our family. He is definitely a quirky cat but he is very smart and loves looking out the window chirping at birds. He is very bonded to our son and runs and crashes into him while he is playing on the floor. He has turned into an absolutely gorgeous cat. He has much longer fur than when he arrived and a beautiful fluffy tail! He purrs and loves to be held like a baby. I call him Kramer because he runs into a room like him and has that same crazed look on his face. We love him dearly and are so glad he is part of our family!!

September 14, 2015: Wow! It has been 6 months since this crazy cat entered our lives. Erasmo is a terrific cat. He is nuttier than a fruitcake but he has been an amazing companion for our autistic son. They are two peas in a pod and love each other. He has become a gorgeous cat with the must thick luxurious coat. He gets into all sorts of mischief and begs to go into the sun room to look at the birds and squirrels. We love him so much and enjoy is silly quirky ways.

April 17, 2015: Erasmo is fully integrated into our family. He is sweeter than we could have imagined. He loves his human brother and sleeps in his room with him. Erasmo and Shrimpycat are still trying to work things about but they are slowly getting there. 99% of the time, they are fine but once in a while, they talk at each other and let each other know what's what. He is extremely playful and loves to bat around his ball. He loves to watch birds out the window . Whenever someone comes to the door, he readily greets them with a meow and the expectation that they will pick him up. Because he had all of his rear leg and part of his pelvis removed, he as an interesting way of running. He almost uses the back leg like a paddle and pushes himself along. He almost reminds me of a beaver. It does not slow him down at all. We love him so much. He is a fabulous family cat: social, talkative, playful, loving, and sweet. He definitely has a frisky side and is pretty silly. He has taken over Sven's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/svenvikingcat?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

I feel that I should write in all caps because ERASMO IS SO SWEET AND AWESOME!!! He is settling in well in the guestroom and is eating, drinking, etc. He loves to snuggle and seems to purr nonstop. If one of us tries to leave the room, he attempts to trip us so that we stay with him. With three legs, he still likes to play with toys. He jumps on the bed with ease and gets around fine. He is not fully coordinated when he tries to move quickly but he is figuring it out. We love him so much already!

(Last update: Mar 14th, 2017 9am)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Coco

(FKA Bootsie)

ID#: VA11341
Location:  Virginia
Sex: female
Current Age: 5 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Lynx
Date In: 02/13/16
Adopted: 03/12/16
Congrats: Laura
Foster: Kay


COCO
Just arrived. More information soon.
Notes from Home
3/13/17
In just a year's time, Coco has become completely comfortable in her new home and seems to be very happy! She still loves cuddling and grooming Spike, and now he even does it back to her! They even play with each other and chase each other, which is not something Spike would do on his own (he's more of a lounger :) ). She now loves being picked up and held for a long time and is always on our laps when we're sitting on the couch. Health-wise, she just got her yearly physical and got her 3-year boosters. She has continued to have issues getting rid of the roundworms, but we have her on a 6-month regimen of Revolution now which we hope will take care of it once and for all. Overall, she seems to be doing very well and is a super happy/playful/cuddly kitty :)

9/13/16
Coco has gone from a scared little kitty who wouldn't come out from under the bed in her isolation room to a playful, loving, and happy cat! She's still a little skittish and hides when there are loud noises (thunder, fireworks, vacuum cleaners), but comes out quickly with little coaxing after it stops. She used the litter box very well from the beginning and continues to do so, though she has a bad habit of playing in and around them, scattering litter all around! Fortunately a broom solves that problem :) She's the most playful cat we've ever had but is more than able to entertain herself if we aren't around.

Health wise she had some issues a month or so after we took her in. She continued to butt-scoot for longer than we expected, and eventually we found out she still had roundworms despite being treated for them at Siamese Rescue. We went through 2 rounds of deworming and now it seems she's worm free. Otherwise her health is super and the vets love her! She's also getting better about having her nails cut, though she still doesn't love it; we give her treats afterwards so it gets a little better each time :)

Coco has gotten along very well with our older male Balinese (Spike) from the beginning. She almost loves him TOO much! She sometimes grooms him to the point where he growls at her to leave him alone, but if he's really had enough he'll let her know with a little swat and then he'll just leave. Most of the time now they groom each other. She also loves to do whatever he is doing; if he's eating, she would like to eat too. If he's drinking, she'll try to drink out of the same bowl. She's even started being more vocal with us and I think it's because he's an extremely vocal kitty and she doesn't want to be left out of the conversation :)

At first Coco didn't really like cuddling with us on the couch or being picked up, but even that has turned around in the last 6 months. She now comes up almost every time we're on the couch to lap sit or just sit near us on a blanket. She likes being picked up, but only for a short amount of time usually. She's a huge cuddle bug now, and we love it!

Overall we're so happy to have Coco in our lives and very grateful to Siamese Rescue for pairing us with her. She's a great companion for Spike and brings energy and joy to our home. Thank you all again for the great work you do helping animals and people!

(Last update: Mar 13th, 2017 1pm)

SIMONE
I thought I had found my forever home but a stray kitty came along and now there is no place for me. I am a loving cat who will sit by you and be your friend.

I came to rescue with two of my kittens and they have found their forever homes a long time ago. I love the kittens here and I am very protective of them. If I hear them squeal or thing they are in distress I run to see what is wrong and if another adult cat is nearby I am fierce in defending the kittens. That is why foster mom thinks I will be happier as an only cat.

I am a good eater and love, love, love, to play. I will find a piece of paper on the floor and play with it. I will play all by myself and have a great time.

I need a home that will be my forever home. Thank you, Simone
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Simone
ID#: VA9253
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 10 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 05/16/13
Adopted: 12/28/13
Congrats: Mary
Foster: Siri

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 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
3/13/17 Simone is doing well,Vet exam was good except she's a little overwight.After 3 yrs. she is finally cuddling and sitting on my lap. She still runs and hides if anyone comes to the house including my family.
(Last update: Mar 13th, 2017 11am)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Yara Greyjoy
ID#: VA11425
Location:  Pennsylvania
Sex: female
Current Age: 11 Yrs
Declawed: 2paw
Points: Blue
Date In: 04/18/16
Adopted: 01/28/17
Congrats: Roger
Foster: Huey


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
YARA GREYJOY
Yara is a super scared girl that is going to need a lot of time and patience from my potential adopter. I have been shifted around quite a bit and really do not know why I lost my home of many years to begin with.

She is a beautiful apple headed blue point that at this point has pretty much given up on life. We are trying everything we can to make her learn to trust. She is going to need that special adopter that is willing to spend the time allowing her to adjust and learn that she has found a real home.
Notes from Home
It has been over a month and are so happy our sweet girl has joined our family. While it is likely she will always be a shy, quiet girl, she is making gains and learning to trust us more and more each day. It is exciting to see her settle into her new home and enjoy her quiet life.
We decided to change her name, although that was not our original intention. The 'ar' in Yara can be pronounced differently (this is Massachusetts) and we wanted her name to sound the same, regardless of who was speaking. We choose the name of another strong, fictional, female character, Korra. It is also has two syllables, with the same ending sound. She has made the adjustment and looks up when we say her name. She appears to be as fiercely independent as her namesake :-)
At this time Korra hasn't ventured beyond her home room, but the door is always open and she is often sitting up on the bed watching us down the hall. It is truly a joy to greet her every morning and talk with her throughout the day, or even sit in the room and have her stay and not run to hide. It may be a short chat, but it is wonderful.
In a few months we hope to write about her adventures outside of her room, but for now we enjoy our special gift.

(Last update: Mar 12th, 2017 3pm)

KOKO
Just arrived. More information soon.
PERSONAL INFO
Name: KoKo

(FKA Petey)

ID#: VA11358
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: male
Current Age: 11 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 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

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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!

One year with KoKo:

I was planning on writing today before I got the note from Peggy. You people are really efficient! KoKo aka KoKoKat, is doing great! Though he looks like a large Siamese, he is more a cross of a raccoon and a puppy. And though he still has foot fear issues, he forgets them at feeding time. I try to look at the bright side -- that I'm less likely to trip on him. He likes to play with water like a raccoon. I watch him each day dipping each paw into the living room water bowl and then licking them. Not a day goes by that he doesn't lick my hand numerous times (like a puppy). I can't count all the times he jumps up on the couch next to me each day now, and purrs when I pet and rub him. He also visits me at the computer for a rub on his way out the room, and licks me. He's on my bed with LouLou every morning to help get me up with licks and purrs. He also still brings a toy lion to the bedroom in the middle of the night every night, and announces it with little meows.

He had his vet checkup in January since he got his shots then last year. He is fine and a little lighter for his exercising more. My female, LouLou turned 17 then and has been taking thyroid meds. I thought she looked thinner and had her kidneys tested recently. She and KoKo are now on kidney diet food, which they both like a lot. I was unhappy with my vet for saying she should go on it in a couple of months (why wait?) and dislike the vet taking over the practice (LouLou howls when she sees him) and have switched to another vet nearby, who agreed LouLou should start the new diet now.

LouLou and KoKo get along fine. They hang out together and greet each other with face licks. They don't cuddle up together though. They want whatever the other cat has, be it food or brushing or petting.

I must admit I was getting worried I had made a mistake after 3 months of little progress. I figured wrongly, that it would only take a few months for KoKo to adjust. But I knew there was an affectionate cat in there, who was very scared. I just kept, petting, brushing and playing with KoKo, and it worked. KoKo seems to be a happy guy.



(Last update: Mar 12th, 2017 2pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: CoCo Sierra

(FKA Sierra)

ID#: VA11321
Location:  Maryland
Sex: female
Current Age: 9 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 01/30/16
Adopted: 03/12/16
Congrats: Karen
Foster: John


COCO SIERRA
Petite, little bundle of wedge headed elegance, reserved, dignified, sweet and really enjoys being petted. Would likely enjoy a home with another kitty.

If you have a cat that needs a friend, Sierra is ready!!!
Notes from Home
3/12/2017: Oh how the time flies. Coco Sierra (we just refer to her these days as Coco, Hoover (because she inhales her food), Rascal, Sweetness ... they all work!) has now been a member of this household for a year.

What would Coco say to you?
"Dear SRC - I hit the jackpot for sure. I am in a home that caters to my every need. My Meezer Mom is awesome, has plenty of toys for me to play with, caters to my food needs (yup, even giving me some people turkey to sweeten my wet food) and has given me the sweetest sister who puts up with my craziness! I love this place. I have 4 cat scratch towers attached to cat seats, I have 3 beds (one of which is a very special Milton Bed given to me by my Mom's really good volunteer friend Bonnie), I have lots of toys that I throw up in the air and then jump up to catch it, and I have lots of love and more love and more love and even more love! I've given Mom a few scares in the year that I've been with her, including consistent diarrhea which needed to be treated with panacur (something I didn't like very much), and recently had a very special emergency as a result of a ruptured anal gland that needed cleaning up. I hated the cone I had to wear on my head for almost a week, but I guess it did the trick. As they say, it's behind me now! Thank you for finding me this home. I'm a happy happy meezer girl, who just turned 9 in January (but I'm told by all my Mom's friends as well as Mom that I act like I'm still 2!)."


It's hard to believe that Coco Sierra a/k/a "The RASCAL" has only been here 5 days! Coco got her name because my great niece, Stella, decided she wanted to vote on her name and THAT was the name she wanted! Which works, because Coco (Chanel) is VERY regal, and the little white spots on her paws are her "mini marshmellows"! Sierra as her middle name is what I will use when I have to discipline her, which I imagine will be on a regular basis! (Read on...)

Coco and Cara are quickly getting used to each other and Cara, bless her sweet soul, has accepted her sister in record time. They are already sitting/sleeping side by side on the couch and this morning while I was lying in bed, with Cara on my lap, Coco jumped up, joined her on my lap for a 15 minute snooze before this little rascal burrowed her way under the covers and snuggled next to my leg. Bliss! I may even have my snuggler!

Coco has quickly realized this is her HOME. She owns everything, and uses her loud meezer voice when she needs me to pay attention to her, feed her, or just acknowledge that she is here to stay. It's very hard for me to believe that she has only known 8 years of living in a cage with other meezers, and being used as a female breeder cat. She has adapted beautifully to her human as well as her new home. She is learning that toys are fun, and got into Cara's toy bag a few days ago and went crazy taking all the toys, one by one, out of the bag, throwing them up in the air with her mouth, and then going on to the next one. Just too cute!

I forgot what it's like to have a REALLY REALLY smart meezer around here - and very pleased to say that this is the meezer personality that I absolutely adore. The imp, the little devil, but the one who does everything naughty with a purr and a sly look as if to say, you didn't really mean it when you said "NO" just then, did you?" She definitely has some of Nala in her...

Thought you'd appreciate a few pictures. Cara is doing great - she's 90% sure of her sister being here to stay and so far seems very content to have her around. It's funny, Cara is my 2 year old and Coco is my 8 year old, but if you saw them together, you'd wonder who the youngster really is...

My heart is full and my home is blessed... the luck of the Irish to all of you today! I've already got my pot of gold!!

Saturday, March 26th, 2016
It's very hard to believe that Coco has been with me for ONLY two weeks. She is a true member of the family. She definitely is a rascal, and enjoys getting her tiny little nose into everything. I can see she's going to force me to clean up my act around my apartment! Her latest trick is getting into her sister's (and now hers as well) bag of toys. She pulls toys out one by one with her teeth, throws them up in the air, and then goes to the next one. Occasionally I'll wake up at 2 or 3 in the morning to hear her batting one of her sparkly toys around, chasing after it and then bringing it back into the bedroom and starting all over again. Melatonin anyone? She definitely has gotten used to the pets and the hand; still squirms after about 5 seconds being held (but it's getting better, so just like Cara, it will take a while for them both to understand that holding is just all about more love...but it'll happen!)
Coco and Cara are also really starting to understand each other - they groom each other, chase each other, and sleep side by side when they're tuckered out. I do believe this tiny little meezer of a girl knows she's home for good! The next challenge - trying to clip her claws...we'll see how she does with that. All three of us (and Chloe and Nala before these 2) send SRC grateful thanks... as always!!

(Last update: Mar 12th, 2017 11am)

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