Tag: cats

Dominique

Dominique has been one of my favorite cats at Good Mews from the time I started volunteering there. She’s a cute, friendly little cancer survivor — she had a tumor removed from the top of her head, and the vet was not sure they could get it all so she has to be carefully monitored …

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Educable after all

Donovan, our “security guard” cat, had been finding himself banished to the bedroom when I was torching. He kept distracting me by yowling constantly to be let out onto the patio, and even trying to sneak out the window where the propane line comes in and the extension cord for the kiln goes out (the …

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Rinky’s happy ending

Rinky was adopted from Good Mews as a kitten. Nine years later, she was returned because Grandma was moving in with the family and Grandma is highly allergic to cats. However, Rinky’s human brother, who had grown up with her, now is a law student in Miami and does not live with the rest of …

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I love mankind…but I sure do hate people!

(Cross-posted on The Angry Mandrel lampworking board) We had to pick up cat food and litter this afternoon, so we stopped at PetsMart. The rescue societies were out in full force — so many adorable dogs and cats, puppies and kittens…each with a story more heartwrenching than the one before. The boxer mix whose family …

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Bye-bye, Reesee!

What a wonderful surprise when I popped into Good Mews after the gym.  Leigh Ann said, “Guess who was adopted?” and when I looked at the board my jaw dropped. Reesee, our beloved senior citizen girl, who we all figured was unadoptable because of kidney problems, headed off to her forever home this morning with …

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Tricky’s “Street Name”

Another Good Mews volunteer gave Tricky a “street name” after seeing her roaming the shelter on her new wheels: T-Mobile (apologies to the cell phone company — but they should really be flattered). Nancy also says she discovered the shelter television today, and is utterly fascinated by “Kitty TV.” Just where DO those birds and …

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A Great Day for Tricky

Tricky came to Good Mews last fall, a victim of domestic violence. A bullet to the spine left her paralyzed, but her spirit has remained indomitable through her trauma. She has become one of the favorite residents at Good Mews, loving both people and her fellow felines. Unfortunately, she has been kept in one of …

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A Happy Ending

Finally, after nine months of training and waiting, I did my first Good Mews adoption today. A somewhat older couple came in looking for a pair of cats. They had already been to our web site, downloaded and filled in an application, and browsed the cat-alog. I knew right away I had to introduce them …

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Kitty Buddies

The Good Mews Kitty Buddy program is starting up again. That, of course, is the program that is the most fun — you commit to spending 30 minutes a week with your “kitty buddy,” a particular feline friend in need of special attention or human/feline socialization. I signed up for the program and picked out …

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The Ghost of Sara Tokars???

The legend of the Tokars house just won’t quit. I found out at dinner tonight (parents, sister & her family, uncle and aunt up from Talla) that the guy that Dad sold the Tokars house to turned around and re-listed it as soon as he found out (well after the closing) about Sara Tokars’ kidnapping …

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