Archive for July, 2011
My two cats, Turtle and Mango, were raised together since they were kittens and truly inseparable. When Turtle died of lymphoma earlier this year at just six years of age, Mango was just not his old self. I was determined to find a friendly, playful kitty to keep Mango company and begin to fill the void that Turtle’s passing had left for all of us.
As soon as I saw Milkshake at Kittykind’s outpost at the Petco on Union Square, I was smitten. His white fur and large round black markings made him look just like a Holstein! When a volunteer took him out of his cage, he immediately crawled on my shoulder and purred like a motorboat.
Three months later, Milkshake and Mango are great friends.
Together, they snooze, wrestle, play chase, and keep watch.
Thank you Kittykind for bringing Milkshake–and joy–back into our lives!
I adopted Kung Pao from Kitty Kind in 2008 when he was around nine months old. He now is about four years old, he loves to play as well as torment his adversary General Tso in a playful manner. My experience experience with Kitty Kind has certainly been a positive one, while dealing with cats from all different situations and trying to get them adopted. I have met some good people and been committed to the cause of getting as many cats adopted as possible. While in our care I try to give the cats the attention and the good treatment that they deserve.
Congratulations to Rebecca J, our July Volunteer of the Month, Rebecca is such a hard worker and does a great job as a cleaner for KittyKind, she has been with us for about a year. Rebecca is currently a pre-vet student at Barnard College majoring in Chemistry and she wanted to put her love for animals to good use by volunteering at an animal shelter, so she started at KK. Her favourite part about volunteering is getting to interact with the cats and learning their individual and unique personalities. She adds: “I love volunteering because it gives me an excuse to socialize with the cats; it also makes me happy to know I am helping to give an animal a second chance at finding a loving home.” Rebecca also volunteers at another shelter, at Bernard College, and also at Columbia University. Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, Rebecca has owned cats her whole life; she currently has just one who was rescued from the MSPCA back in Massachusetts named Cali. Thank you for all your hard work Rebecca, you do a terrific job at KittyKind, well done!
***Winners are chosen at random from all nominees.
Kramer first caught my attention when I cleaned his cage one Sunday morning. He was just a big lump who wanted to have his head rubbed. I absolutely loved his chill attitude and beautiful coloring. When my boyfriend and I met with Miriam about fostering, she asked the best question: “Have you bonded with any cats here?” The next night Kramer came home with us.
The first few days he lived primarily on top of our kitchen cabinets, coming down only to eat and do his business. Soon, though, we found him lying in other places, like an old flower box that we use for mail. He would stroll by occasionally for his patented head rub. Then one night he crawled into bed, and since then, has spent almost every night there. It didn’t take much discussion for us to realize that we could never give him up.
Kramer has big, saucer eyes that stare at you with the saddest look sometimes. He drools. A lot. If he’s asleep, there is no moving him for anything. He squeaks instead of meowing. And we love him and can’t imagine a day without him.