Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ORANGE IS STILL THE SWEETEST!

This post is simply going to tell you what an absolute little darling our Dooley is being (I've even started calling him DooleyBean) - I am totally and helplessly in love with this little jar of marmalade, and he was just what I needed to help me get over losing Beaumont.


He has been so good and after a full week with us, the only thing I'm hoping for is that the 2nd week goes slowly so that I don't have to put him on the website too soon.


Anyone who can resist him once he's up for adoption has some serious issues me thinks *L*

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BACK IN BUSINESS

Tonight after getting home from work, we went right over to the shelter and picked up this cutiepie.............we're going to call him Dooley.


Approximately 6 yrs of age, evidently someone had been feeding him outside for the past two years. So far, except for abit of talking on the way home in the car, he's been very calm. We'll have much better pictures shortly, but for now trust us when we say he's got the SWEETEST face!!!

Monday, July 3, 2017

CHANGING DIRECTION

When we welcomed Beaumont into our home several weeks ago, he had been located by a feral feeder from the rescue as a stray that she came upon and had been feeding for a number of weeks prior to his being rescued. Lost and found posters went up for him just prior to him joining us here at Safe Haven and we could tell immediately from the beautiful condition of his coat and his super friendly nature, that he hadn't been homeless long.

Fast forward to this past Wednesday when we got a call from the feral feeder that had originally rescued him, that she had received a call from someone that day indicating that they thought Beaumont was their lost cat. I have to say that in rescue there are instances where people looking for a beloved pet who has been lost will reach out to us, but rarely do those calls ever result in reuniting pets with owners because 9 times out of 10, it doesn't turn out to be their pet after all.

After a initial discussion with this owner (where she provided abit of information that led us to believe that Beaumont may very well be hers), we arranged for her to come by and meet him so we could all know for sure. The long and short of it is that he is hers and apparently escaped his home after she had become ill and was hospitalized. Beaumont was pretty stressed when she came as there were a number of people in the house and he doesn't do well with alot of commotion, but picture comparison as well as her describing some of his quirky habits, all confirmed that he was indeed hers.

There is another part to this whole situation in that the rescue has not only paid for vaccinations, defleaing and deworming for Beaumont but he also had to have some dental work done so there are vet expenses that will have to be recouped from the owner prior to reuniting them permanently. This aspect hasn't really gone over very well with the owner but as explained to her, the costs are at a huge discount AND we are not running a vetting service. It's been extremely stressful dealing with all of this, and of course now that we know Beaumont has a home, this has turned into feeling more like a cat sitting situation than real rescue of this darling boy.

This will have to be resolved this coming week as we have another homeless boy (who is truly homeless this time), who is in need of saving and we need to get back to the business of proper rescue. Still, there's mixed feelings on our part over how things have unfolded - we're just trying to remember that everything happens for a reason and we helped Beaumont when he needed it.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

MUFF UPDATE

We've been keeping in pretty close contact with Muff's new Mom since she took him home a couple of weeks ago and we're thrilled to report that everything is going great! He and his new feline roommate Dipsy (geez how I love that name for a kitty!) have been getting to know one another slowly but all indications are that they will be friends in no time. True to fashion, Muff has been on his best behavior and "A" his Mom just sounds more and more smitten with him every time she emails us!

So without further adieu, here is a picture of our gorgeous fella in his new digs - looking pretty happy I'd say......

Sunday, June 4, 2017

FRESH STARTS

Tonight is a fresh start for our Muff who went to his new forever home earlier today. It feels so strange without him in the house tonight, but his new Mom was so excited to be taking him home, and we take comfort in knowing that she's going to take great care of him.

This is also a fresh start for our new houseguest, whom we decided to name Beaumont.....


Young, handsome, and VERY sweet!, this little guy is all about love, love, love! Within afew hours of being here, he was already reaching out with his two front paws for around the neck, with head butts to the face for affection. He is without a doubt, ridiculously friendly and I'm so glad that he's been able to escape the harsh life of the streets. We don't suspect that he was out there long based upon how gorgeous his coat still is and how uber friendly he is, and we also don't suspect that we'll have him very long once he goes up on the adoption website.


Tonight we are so thankful and feel so blessed to be involved in this work of rescue.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

AMAZING

After afew not so good meet n' greet's - we're delighted to say that Muff met his new Mom last Saturday and will be going home this coming Sunday!!


Muff was a little standoffish at first but by the end of the visit, he was letting his "A" brush him and he melted like butter in a hot pan which caused her to melt as well! *L* I knew right then that it was a match made in heaven and she's looking so forward to taking him home. He'll have an older girl to show him around "Dipsy" is "A"s other kitty, a gorgeous 17 yr old Forest or Himlayan with the most gorgeous eyes and colouring (there may be some competition there about whose prettier *L*).

We will miss him so much, but we're so incredibly grateful that someone saw him for the lovely, sweet boy that he is and didn't allow a number to stand in the way of that. A has promised to send updates complete with photos, so I'll sure we'll all get to see this happily ever after unfolding.

PS: We already have a new guest waiting in the wings - another handsome boy; stay tuned!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

INTEREST - NO BITE

To date we've had 6 adoption inquiries for Muff but as of right this minute, none of them have been the right fit. The first person to meet him had a senior kitty at home (16 to be exact) and although she seemed nice enough, her referring to Muff as "rickety" (and that's a direct quote), kind of turned me right off. So I gave her the "out" which is basically where I give them a gentle nudge in the backing up direction, and she took it hook, line and sinker.

The second interested party was a woman that had two small children. I'll be honest in saying that I was very skeptical before I even spoke to her; two small kids with a senior kitty - not on my watch I said to myself. But I was humbled right away after that big declaration because upon speaking to her, she was the LOVELIEST person and it was quickly evident that not only would her home be an awesome one for any kitty lucky enough to land there, her wee ones sounded equally as awesome and I don't doubt that they would be wonderful friends to a feline companion! We mutually agreed however that Muff might be just abit too senior for her family............

The current interested party has no other pets and lives alone. May work out, however, I just got an email earlier and by the sounds of it, she's in no hurry to come and meet our cream colored King because she's asking about a meet n' greet appointment for "next week sometime" - hmmmmmmmmmm.

Aside from the flurry of activity since his adoption posting went up, here back at the ranch Muff himself is doing fabulous. He's settled in so well now and has started wanting to have a cuddle with me in bed at night before my light goes out. Of course at 20 Ibs, I have to help him onto the bed but the real trick is that Rocky has to be up on the bed first and wants the primo spot before he'll even consider letting Muff infringe on his territory!