Archive for February, 2012

Jay Jay: “He is a wonderful addition to our family…”

February 27, 2012

Jay Jay is doing great! He is a wonderful addition to our family, and as for Winston, he was hesitant on the first day – not being the center of attention anymore. But by day two you would never have guessed it, they are now best friends! Which is exactly what we were hoping for for him. Jay Jay has transformed Winston in such a youthful way! My husband and I couldn’t believe how much of a difference Jay Jay’s presence makes to Winston. Winston is a 7 year old cat who has transformed into a kitten again! He has so much more energy and playfulness now. He has even trimmed down on his weight, too! The two run around wrestling and chasing one another like brothers, it’s truly a great sight. My husband and I couldn’t be any happier with the pairing. Jay Jay follows Winston around making sure he gets his exercise. The two keeps us on our toes for sure!

We have relocated to sunny California! My husband and I drove cross country from NYC to San Diego with Jay Jay and Winston. We had been told Jay Jay loves traveling … but we were worried for Winston, because he hates to travel.  But to our surprise with Jay Jay in the car, he was the calmest we ever saw! He didn’t make a peep.  (When we got here we took Winston for a check up and we left Jay Jay at home – the howling in the car was apparent immediately. When we took him back two weeks later for his follow up, we brought Jay Jay along, and as we thought not a peep!)

Jay Jay took to the cross country trip immediately. And he seems to be enjoying southern California just as much as we are. They have more room to run and play, and definitely more sun bathing time!

Thanks again for all your help and the great work you and your volunteers do! We Love Jay Jay and so does Winston!

-Stephanie

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“Elton is as lovely as ever…”

February 27, 2012

Elton is as lovely as ever, and being a good boy.  He has been doing a great job eating and playing. He has sooooo much energy, and is very excited and happy.

His social skills have improved more each day. He follows Calvin around the house a lot and they wrestle and run around (we call it stampeding lol).  He and Calvin are so sweet, playing together, sleeping together and Calvin often cleans Elton’s ears. He also has been playing a lot with the little snowman toy that he brought home with him, he seems to really love that toy.

He has gotten more comfortable with Adam and I as well. In fact, last night he slept at the foot of our bed the whole night. He also spent the day, yesterday, snoozing next to me, while I worked on the computer.  I would say we’ve made huge strides with him, and based on the patterns I have seen, I am positive he will continue to be more comfortable. He is less skittish, and has been exploring more freely…. I think he may have just been nervous before.  He loves being pet and even sitting in our lap. We hope he will continue to be more comfortable with us.

Hope you are well!

Claire

Are you busy March 10, 2012? If not check out our KittyKoncert!

February 16, 2012

Our Cat of the Month for February 2012: Tiger

February 16, 2012

Our Foster Care Favorite for February 2012: Cascabel

February 16, 2012

Volunteer of the Month: February 2012

February 16, 2012

Congratulations to Anna P, our February Volunteer of the Month!! Anna works hard every Friday morning on the cleaning shift, and has only been doing so for about 6 months. Anna adopted 2 cats from KittyKind in 2009, ever since she had always made a point to go and visit the other cats when she could, it was then she finally decided to volunteer so she would have an excuse to visit all the time. Anna loves volunteering, she also volunteers at St. Luke’s Roosevelt. She feels needed and really appreciated at KK and adds: “Every week I have a chance to make these cats’ lives better; I have always felt grateful to the volunteers who provided my cats with love and care whilst they were there”. When Anna can make a grumpy cat feel better, it makes her day. She loves the Friday morning crew and always looks forward to volunteering each week, “everyone is always so cheerful”. Her 2 cats she adds are “awesome”, and really prove that a cat’s behaviour in the cage is not necessarily how they will act once adopted into a home. Thank you Anna for all your hard work, you are a great member of the team!

***Winners are chosen at random from all nominees.