Friday, October 5, 2018


Through my presence on Twitter, I follow alot of other cat, dog and animal lovers as well as several rescues both of an individual nature and larger organizations.

One that I recently learned about is Mr.Frisky - a rescue group down in Austin, Texas who do amazing stuff to try and help the kitties in their area. They have a bonded male pair (Paddy & Linus) that I have fallen madly in love with. Two gorgeous hunk of orange tabbies who have been in this rescue's care for 1.5 years believe it or not! They were rescued out of a local shelter after their owner moved and left them behind. The rescue has had afew enquiries since they came into their care but the large majority have been from people who want to make them barn cats or have them live outside on their land - neither of which works for Paddy & Linus) as they need and crave human interaction.

Below is the information that the rescue has posted for them and of course, some beautiful pictures of them. This rescue will pay for transport for the right adopter/s and clearly is very thorough in their care of these two boys. I know my network is small on here but if you could please take a moment and share this with anyone in your circle who could in turn perhaps share in theirs, who knows how many potential serious adopters we could make aware!

Thank you in advance for any thing you can do (big or small) to help these two sweet boys find their loving forever home..............

Please read ENTIRE post; be prepared to answer initial questions when contacting regarding adoption. Veterinary and pet sitter references required in addition to home check.

We rescued Paddy and Linus when their owner moved and left them behind and they were at risk of being killed. The local shelters in Austin would not guarantee they'd be adopted together due to limited space and since they are a lifelong bonded pair (7.5 years now, I have had them since they were 6) and cannot be split up so I took them in until a home can be found (I already have 2 dogs and 3 cats and 3 of the pets are special needs)

Paddy and Linus were previously indoor outdoor cats so they prefer to be outdoors unless it's raining or cold. We built them a covered Catio but they are not as happy as if they had a safe area to be indoor/outdoor cats via a pet door they can freely come and go through. No busy streets, no anti-pet HOAs, big yard required.

They are good around our dogs and cats. They have never been around children.

They are friendly and talk when I feed them and enjoy it when I sit with them and play with them. They are not lap cats (neither is my Garth cat who I adopted at 7 months and he's 5 now and still refuses to be picked up but loves to interact and play) They ARE social, domesticated, and are in NO WAY barn cats nor Feral. They enjoy playing on their cat towers, with their toys, and eating lots of Fancy Feast wet food, (they get dry food too), snuggling together and lazing in the sun.

They are up to date on vaccinations - no vaccinations will be due until 2021, are healthy, and are NEGATIVE on FeLuk and FIV (I had full physicals including lab work and tests when I took them in). They are also microchipped. Veterinary records are available for review to potential adopter.

Sunday, August 26, 2018


No this isn't Silk relaxing here with's Sully now - exactly 48 hrs post adoption, clearly totally loving his new home.

This is why we do this. This is why we rescue senior kitties from the shelter. This is why our home will always be a refuge for those who are abandoned for as long as we are able. This is why everyone should adopt and not shop.


Monday, August 20, 2018


We are so happy to be able to say that Silk has his forever family! The couple came on Saturday and although Silk didn't put his best welcoming self on (he was abit cranky), they loved him and very much want to welcome him into their home. They are very experienced cat owners and his new Dad showed me countless video's of their former kitties that he had on his phone - too sweet. Clearly they love kitties and Silk will be very well looked after by them.

He's not actually leaving us until this coming Friday so we have afew more days together which I'm secretly thrilled about. This is truly a happy ending for this senior boy who really needs a home without other kitties where he can truly be happy.

Thank you to everyone who leaves lovely comments - every single one is read and we are so grateful for the support.

Saturday, August 18, 2018


We have a couple coming in a couple of hours to meet Silk. As always, it remains to be seen whether this is his forever family having finally found him but leading up to these meet n' greets one just never knows so we remain hopeful. I know I'm going to sound like a broken record here but I will so miss him. So cuddly and loving, he's gravitated toward me since I've spoiled and fussed over him (as I tend to do with fosters) but this is the nature of foster work and as I've said before, it remains a role that has both positives and difficulties.

What remains most important however is that he have his forever home and that we are able to then offer this same safe space to another who also needs that second chance. I remind myself of this constantly and also that nothing worth having is ever completely easy.

Friday, July 27, 2018


I ask you, does the handsome factor get any higher - would you just look at that gorgeous face and lush coat? His color is also really beautiful when you see it up close and personal. But alas, he is still waiting for his family to find him. Likely due to his age and the fact that he also has to go as an only pet...............those two requirements can be abit of a challenge. He continues to do great but he's constantly butting heads with Rocky & Silly so there's abit of refereeing required with the current living situation at the Safe Haven! *L*

As I type this entry, Silk is on my lap, Rocky is laying on the desk directly in front of me fast asleep and Silly is curled up in his favorite bed (also on the desk).............good thing I don't need alot of space to work! The pics included in today's post are all ones I just submitted to the rescue to be updated to his profile - hopeful that these help to at the very least, get afew more inquiries adoption wise.

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Summer!

Friday, June 22, 2018


Silk is not anything if not off the charts sweet! In fact he's so affectionate, we need two more laps, two more sets of arms, and surely the ability to spend way more time with him just to be able to even touch the level of attention and affection that he craves. Although he's really not happy about sharing his space with Rocky and Silly, otherwise he's a little sweetheart.

No inquiries for him as of yet but it's okay because I personally love having another little fur friend that wants nothing more than to sit in my lap while I read.

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Silk has been with us two weeks tomorrow, which in addition to showing just how fast time flies, also means that he can be added to the rescue site's adoption page because his two weeks of quarantine are officially up.

The great news is that he's taken on the nickname of Cuddle Bug and it fits him to a tee. The bad news is that he can't stand either of our boys and is super jealous sooooooo the quicker his forever home finds him, the happier everyone will be.

So this cutie is up for adoption as of tomorrow - anyone who passes him over because he's a senior is downright nuts; because he's off the charts loving and wants to spend all his time on your lap!

See for yourself...........