Archive for May, 2009
When Steve and I first saw the cat formerly known as Ms. Cutie, we immediately knew she was the one for us. We pretended…and tried to look at the other cats, but when it came down to it, she was ours. We decided to name her Ellen Ripley, mostly because Steve and I are huge fans of scary movies. Ellen Ripley protects us from aliens. Ha ha!
From the moment we got her home, she has been hilarious! First off, we were a bit concerned that she would have trouble adjusting, but when we got her out of the crate she got out, took about 4 seconds and walked around our apartment and took everything in. And when I say everything, I truly mean it. When she was done, the apartment was hers.
The first time we left her alone, she hid under the couch, but since then she has adjusted perfectly. When I come home, she will run up to me, and we kiss (such a peculiar cat)…it is very cute! Then she will hang out with me for a bit, play with her many toys (one of which is actually a doggy toy…a ball with a bell on it…that actually seems to be her favorite (told you she was peculiar!) and then go to the spare bedroom, which is slowly becoming hers! Then at the end of the night she comes to bed. Just this morning, she didn’t want me to sleep in anymore, so she sat right on my head. Once I got up, she went straight to her room. Oh, Ellen!
On Saturday May 16th, KittyKind participated in two West Village Street Fairs. The Christopher Street Block Association Annual Fair and the Bedford, Barrow Commerce Street “Ye Olde Village” street fair. By late afternoon the sun was shining. There were a lot of people out on the streets and KK raised money from all the generous donations from people walking by.
We sold donated items such as jewelry (thank you Bev and Miriam), a hand-made stuffed animal and apron from Colorado Comfort (thank you Janette’s mom), high quality design products for the home (thank you Nancy), make-up (thank you Kiri), an artist’s print (thank you Coralie) and a handful of other items.
Daisy Dog Studio donated water bowls for us to sell to raise money- THANK YOU.
Many volunteers came out to help. Nancy, Safia, Lori, Coralie, Jessica, Billie, Claire, Cathy, Miriam, Janette and Ann.
One added benefit/delight was all the people who came over (there were probably nearly a dozen) who said, “Oh, I adopted my cat(s) from Kitty Kind” — some as long as 10 years ago — and every one reported how happy they were.
Thanks to Miriam, Davy and all the volunteers that took care of Bud and Tad while they were at the shelter; I can tell they received loads of lovin. I agree, they truly are sweet cats, and their individual personalities are extremely entertaining as we all undergo the transition of living together. Both are spoiled rotten to the core and have made themselves at home stretching and lounging on the bed, or where ever else they choose to explore. I’m glad I was able to rescue these two “kittykind” cats, and look forward to providing them a home for a long time to come.
When we were looking for a cat to adopt at Kitty Kind we saw a lot of great felines. Most were kittens, and full of energy and pep. As we were meeting the different cats, we came across Jenny. She was older than the rest at eight years and was not enjoying her time in the cage, She was sitting with her face smushed into the farthest corner of the cage and her back to anyone looking at her. She barely paid any attention to us when we tried to say hello. The people at Kitty Kind explained Jenny was actually a wonderful cat, but was sad at having had bad luck with foster owners who, for one reason or another, kept bringing her back.
We didn’t care. We couldn’t say no to her big sad green eyes.
We figured she just needed a stable, loving home, and that was something we could provide. Jenny immediately made herself comfortable in our apartment and staked out a few spots as her own.
A lot of people were surprised we picked a mature cat, but she is perfect for us. She is very low maintenance and knows what she likes and dislikes. She does not tear apart our furniture and rarely has to be told no more than once. If we need her to move, all it takes is the lightest tap on her side and she is fine with getting out of the way.
To be sure, she is not just a lump – she does have a playful streak. After a little bit of trial and error, we discovered she LOVES little toy mice and have gotten her a bunch to play with. She goes bonkers and often brings them to my wife and I. We, of course, shower her with praise and thanks when she does this. After three attempts, we found the kind of scratching post she likes. She has been tearing it apart and is really happy! We’ve also discovered her favorite foods and that she loves to be in the middle of the action. She also purrs like a motor. All she ever needs is a little bit of loving and she is in heaven.
Jenny is so much happier now than she was when we first met her. She no longer sleeps or sits with her head facing away from people and lets us pick her up for a hug.
We are so happy to have met Jenny and contrary to past experiences with other foster owners, we are never giving her up. She is part of the family!
I’m Bobbi (formerly known as Callie) and I’m home and happy! I eat premium cat food each day and even sometimes a nice treat. I sleep most of the day because it’s so comfortable here, I especially love it on top of my mommy’s vanity stool. It’s so soft and cozy! I meet mommy and daddy at the door every day when they come home from work and after I eat dinner we play with my catnip mouse, my dangling fun fish, and my red laser light. They keep me active and brush me everyday. They even let me lay on the couch! I show them my appreciation by not scratching the furniture, I think it’s a fair trade off. I couldn’t be happier or more spoiled.
Home & Happy “Bobbi Nooshka”