Sunday, April 26, 2015


We had another potential adopter come out yesterday mid day to meet the boys. We were wondering how Ziggy would do with yet another stranger but funnily enough both he and his brother had layed down for naps when the appointed time came, so "C" (the interested party) met with them in their room here at Safe Haven and..................FELL IN LOVE!!!!

Ziggy did much better at this meet n' greet and they have been adopted. Another amazing and wonderful person who we are totally confidant will take top notch care of them. They are going to live in the lap of luxury in a 2 bdrm condo and have a view that overlooks Mt Pleasant Cemetary in which to bird and squirrel watch!

Next Saturday is the day they'll be picked up by their new Mom; we'll miss their sweet dispositions but are so grateful that we were able to keep them together and help them to find their 2nd chance at happiness.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Ziggy has just come back from an overnight stay at the vet. He had to have dental, and although all the teeth on the one side of his mouth are now gone (with the exception of his canine), the other side looks really good which was abit puzzling for the vet since rotten teeth usually affect both sides of the mouth. Regardless, he's absolutely ecstactic about being back home and has stopped rubbing on everything in sight while Rocky follows him around growling up a storm.

One of the rescue's other volunteers popped into the vet today and took a moment to say hi to our Zigster. He emailed me later to comment on what a handsome hunk our boy is and I thought it was so fitting. They are both gorgeous and so utterly sweet - hopefully their forever home finds them soon.

Here are new pics to keep you all going *L*........

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Shortly after Ziggy arrived and settled in with us, we caught him doing the dreaded "scoot" on the carpet - a sure sign that his anal glands needed expressing. A vet visit confirmed, and the whole process took about 5 minutes from start to finish once he was looked at. Fast forward to last weekend and we caught him scooting again more than once so back to the vet he went yesterday, and once again they were full and need expressing.

Long story short, some kitties suffer from anal gland issues and some don't. There is no diet or other remedy that will help to solve this issue but getting them expressed is important because they can become infected or worse, abcessed. There is surgery as an option to remove the glands entirely but it really is a last resort.

The vet also noticed that Ziggy is in serious need of a tooth extraction and a good cleaning so he's off to the vet again mid week next week (where he'll have to stay overnight unfortunately), to have his darling mouth attended to.

The added downside to these latest developments aside from the obvious, is that the boys have another potential adopter coming out on Saturday to meet them and the anal gland issue (since it may very well be an ongoing issue), could very likely be a deal breaker.

It's always an uncertain time when health issues arise and you wonder how it will affect a cat's adoptability but also you have to remember that every cat adopted seemingly totally healthy at the time (or not), is eventually going to get sick with something - that's apart of being alive.

We shall see how this one plays out.

Friday, April 3, 2015


I just literally took this shot of Bumble & Ziggy as they settled in for their mid morning naps, not surprisingly - together. What I couldn't catch on camera, was the fact that they just finished giving each other a little bath beforehand, which was just so sweet to witness.

They are both doing well and Bumble is really coming out of his shell more and more every day. We've had one adoption enquiry for them but unfortunately it wasn't the right fit. Funnily enough, it was Ziggy who was absolutely terrified of the visitor that came to meet them when all along we assumed given Bumble's more shy nature, it would be him. Added to that was the fact that Bumble was very friendly and affectionate when the potential adopter arrived so although we can't figure out at present what caused Ziggy to be so afraid, we were encouraged to see Bumble wasn't.

Both boys are so sweet and loving and we're loving having them with us.

Happy Easter!!