Archive for September, 2011

Bea (Beatrice) the “affectionate sweetheart” & Bess (Trixie) the “firecracker”

September 26, 2011

It’s been two weeks since Beatrice and Trixie (now Bea and Bess) have entered my life and I can’t imagine life without them. They have truly made my “house” a “home.” Bea is a beautiful and affectionate sweetheart who always finds time for a long belly rub. Bea’s daughter, Bess, is a firecracker who loves her catnip toys and gives out a little chirps whenever she wants extra attention. Together, Bea and Bess, enjoy chasing each other around the apartment, gazing out at the city from the apartment window and making me laugh with their irresistible antics. Thank you so much for pairing me with two perfect kitties. I feel so lucky to have found them…




Pippa, a cutie who loves to do the “tunneling”

September 25, 2011

Pippa is doing really well and has had a lot of activity in the past few weeks.  We were in the evacuation zone during the “hurricane” so we had to spend a weekend at my friend’s place.  We also had a visit to the vet – nothing wrong with her, just establishing a first visit so if anything does happen, we know where to go.  Pippa also had her photo shoot for the calendar and it was fun – she is such a little ham these days.  It’s all ok with me though – I’m a pageant mom now!!!  When will the calendar be available?  I can’t wait to purchase them for my friends and family, they’ll make such great gifts!

  Pippa has been doing this new thing that I call “tunneling.”  Basically she crawls under blankets and peeks her head out from underneath – it’s totally hysterical.  She also continues to like jumping in boxes…and bags!!

Very best,


The playful duo, Tiger & Belle

September 25, 2011

Things are great with Tiger and Belle.  They’re doing so well and we really love them.  They’re sleeping right next to me on the sofa as I write this.  They’re both eating very well now and gradually continuing to get along better. Last night for the first time, both of them slept in the bed at the same time (on either side of my head).  They’re pretty playful and have already reduced a toy mouse to shreds.


The inseparable Sagna and Clichy!

September 25, 2011

Sagna and Clichy are a brother and sister who we adopted from KittyKind in June. They are inseparable but also wonderful companions to their human roommates. When they aren’t tearing around after their toys they are curled up together or on the couch with us. They love to sleep on the bed at night, but are usually asked to kindly leave early in the morning when they start to play at the crack of dawn before the rest of the household is up.

Adopting from KittyKind was a great experience and it becomes very clear that they truly care about the well being and happiness of cats and owners alike, and actively search out and promote environments where those two things are both assured.

Eli & Karina

Affectionate Max May: “He let me pet his stomach & shower him with kisses…”

September 25, 2011

When I held Max May on my lap outside his cage and he let me pet his stomach and shower him with kisses despite being a 3-month-old, I suspected that he might be the right sibling for my cat Snowflake, and the right kitten for me. I brought him home and he adjusted fabulously, becoming best friends with Snowflake and sleeping right next to my pillow at night, waking me up with nuzzles and sometimes teething-bites to let me know that it’s breakfast time! Snowflake and I are thrilled to have Max May as part of the family, and we can’t imagine going back to a time when he wasn’t part of the family. Thank you, Kitty Kind!


(Just want to remind you that Max May is the black and white cat–I know you see a LOT of cats!)




Sunny: “Beautiful sweet cat”

September 25, 2011

This is Sunny, my beautiful sweet cat that I adopted from Kitty Kind almost a year ago.  He loves to play hide and seek.  He’s easy to find because he gets so happy when we’re playing that he starts purring really loud.  But if I don’t find him right away, he pops out and says MEOW!  Really loud.  He makes me laugh. I am so happy with him; I love him so much. I am very grateful to Kitty Kind for providing such great kitties.

Thank you.

Kitsch for a Cause

September 25, 2011
Kitsch for a Cause
L.A.-Based Found Animals, Launches Unconventional Calendar to Promote Cat Adoption
LOS ANGELES, CA –– Not one, but 15 cool cats grace the pages of Found Animals Foundation’s innovative 12-month calendar  featuring a bevy of cat-loving men posing for a cause!
Striking a mix of risqué and tongue-in-cheek poses alongside the most camera-ready of nimble felines, the quirky 2012 calendar, aptly dubbed “6 Packs/9 Lives”, is the brainchild of Found Animals Foundation– the Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to decreasing animal shelter euthanasia.
The light-hearted calendar is aimed at breaking the cat-owner stereotype, as well as driving home a more profound message about the plight of cats in animal shelters across the state and nation.
The calendar is one of the foundation’s inventive cat campaigns designed to encourage animal lovers to help save a life by adopting a cat or two from their local animal shelter. Each year, 6-8 million cats and dogs enter U.S. shelters and 3-4 million animals are euthanized – 75 percent of those are cats.
Last year, Found Animals held a city-wide casting call seeking real cat-loving men to be featured in the calendar. The creative side of the project was spearheaded by celebrity photographer and creator of the “NoH8 Campaign”, Adam Bouska, of who shot images of men in various poses with cats – from riding a motorcycle to lifting weights.
“The calendar is an attention-grabbing tool to help homeless cats and our way of showing the public that cat owners consist of all types of people,” said Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director of Found Animals. “We know that cats make great pets for any life stage or style and we are confident this calendar will bring awareness to the cause of cat adoption in a fun way.”
Found Animals will be donating thousands of copies to local shelters, rescue groups and other cat-oriented organizations, which in turn will be sold as a fundraising tool for those respective organizations. The calendar is now available on Amazon; a generous portion of all sales will go towards Found Animals’ ongoing cat initiatives, including: spay and neuter, microchipping and licensing and adoption events and promotions
Bouska  is  a renowned photographer whose work has been recognized in the New York Times, Life & Style magazine, Guinness Book of World Records 2010, Chelsea Lately, the TODAY show, The View, and CNBC, to name a few.
The calendar is available to purchase on for $13.99 plus shipping and handling, as well as in select stores nationwide.
Found Animals Foundation is a privately funded Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare issues and led by business and medical professionals. The Found Animals team works directly within the animal welfare community to improve animal shelter processes, fund pet sterilization research, promote effective animal welfare policy, and provide funding to area shelters and spay/neutering clinics. The organization also sponsors and promotes pet adoption, pet spay and neutering, microchipping programs, and various animal and pet-related events.

Lucy’s blessing story…

September 25, 2011

This is Lucy, who was rescued by KittyKind from Brooklyn CACC the night before she was to be euthanized, in 2003.  She was found on the roof of a building, pregnant. CACC aborted the fetuses and was going to euthanize her, when KittyKind came and rescued her.  Then, I saw her at Astrida’s table on the corner of Union Square West and 16th Street, and fell in love and adopted her from KittyKind.  She is now a happy, 12-year-old cat!  Thanks for the Lucy, and the incredible work you do!


“A Celebration of Life”

September 25, 2011

 Our Sunday afternoon volunteer, Pam Udis-Kessler, hosted an afternoon party on June 5th in her spacious backyard to  celebrate her 5th  year of health after fighting a challenging personal battle.  Pam invited friends, family, neighbors and KK volunteers to relax in the serene setting and enjoy music, food and conversation with new and familiar faces.  Pam declined gifts but accepted donations in lieu of the gifts.  After an afternoon of fun, which featured her daughter Amanda on keyboard, the donations amounted to $470 in cash and included numerous tins of cat food, litter, toys and even some fresh towels for the cats.  Pam was thrilled that such a personal event could generate so much good will for KittyKind.  Not only does Pam throw a great party but she is pretty good at asking the public to make a donation on Sunday afternoons.  KittyKind thanks Pam for her thoughtfulness and hopes that she will be with us at Petco for many more years to come.

“The Sweetest Chubby Tummy” Dottie!

September 25, 2011

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Von Pearl McCerda (pictured sometimes with her big brother Oscar Bobcat McCerda).  Dottie is doing great.  She still has a little face and little legs, and the sweetest chubby tummy. She loves teasing her brother and giving hugs.  She really is the sweetest cat ever!  She gets scared by the silliest things (like her own shadow, literally), loves to sit in the window and watch squirrels and birds, and is a great hunter! She catches flies in midair! We are so grateful to have this sweet little lady in our lives.


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