Sunday, May 31, 2015


This past week we've received some lovely photos of recently adopted guests who are always missed here at the Safe Haven.....

Bumble & Ziggy

Don't they look right at home?

Fisher (now lovingly known as Kingston)

I think it's safe to say he's found the easy life as King of the Castle.

We always love getting these kinds of emails.It warms our hearts to know our former houseguests and sweet little friends are being well cared for and loved!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


We realized that Quincy's two quarantine as per the rescue's guidelines is almost up with us (Friday is the official date) and that means that he can be added to the website as "available for adoption", anytime now.

It's hard to believe really that he's only been here not quite two weeks. His integration into our home, with the boys, and our routine, has been practically seamless. Oh there's been the odd hiss or growl if the boys have ventured too close and Quincy wasn't sure what they wanted, but just yesterday I caught him and Silly racing around playing hide n' seek together like a couple of kittens! In addition, he decided that it was high time to come for snuggles once we'd gone to bed and so he slept between us most of last night, so I'd saying he's doing great!!

Him and hubby are bonding quite abit which is bittersweet because hubby really takes it hard when the ones that seek him out for love and reassurance, find their forever homes. It's a see saw of emotions for both of us really and thank goodness we can help the other through it as we take turns feeling tender about a particular foster and blue at their initial departure.

Quincy is a terrific kitty and again we're grateful that we've had the chance to make his acquaintance.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Quincy has been our guest officially 1 week tomorrow, but we hope you won't mind us showcasing his handsome little face abit early.

Yes that is Silly's bed and yes, Quincy has discovered why it's such a favourite. He's explored every crevice of the house at this point we're sure, and although he's still quite skittish at noises and sudden movements, he's loving the windows to look out and enjoys settling down to lay against one of us in the evenings.

Hubby and I were discussing last night how Quincy is the first foster in quite some time that we'd like to put some weight on versus take off! It's obvious the way he reacts to the sound of a package opening or when we sit down to eat that he's been accustomed to rummaging in things to find his next meal. Heartbreaking such a realization but then we have to remind ourselves that his days of walking the streets hungry are truly over.

Monday, May 11, 2015


We've called our new houseguest, Quincy.

Painfully thin and quite nervous with all the new sounds and sights, he's already out of his guestroom and has explored the house thoroughly. Although he looks quite fragile looking physically, it's been quickly apparent that he's a survivor and was not interested in any kind of soft food just a couple of days after his dental (he had three teeth removed), holding out instead for dry!

His meeting Rocky & Silly has gone remarkably well so far. Very little hissing or growling and Rocky isn't stalking him as he normally would new arrivals. We often think that when Rocky acts this way, it's because he realizes quite quickly that the quiet, subdued ones that have lived it rough would beat the snot out of him and so he keeps his nastiness to a dull roar. *L*

Saturday, May 9, 2015


We've been in fairly regular contact with Bumble & Ziggy's new Mom. Things are going well, although it would appear that Ziggy has become the shyer of the two upon moving to their new home. Not unheard of, the dynamics changing between two kitties in a stressful change, but intersting given what a TOTAL Mr. Social was upon arriving with us. It just goes to show that even when you think you might know a may not necessairily KNOW everything about him/her; they can still surprise you.

Regardless, we're positive that Ziggy just needs abit more time to settle in and Bumble - well it sounds as though he has fallen head over heels in love with his new Mom - which is just so adorable!

Friday, May 8, 2015


Hubby went to pick up our new foster earlier this afternoon......

At 8 years of age, this poor boy found himself wandering into a feral colony where thankfully yet another cat smart rescue worker and colony caretaker, realizing in very short order that he was not feral, took him to Animal Services in the hopes of having him saved - and saved he was.

We have yet to name him but so far we can say that he's been a complete sweetheart. He wants nothing more than to cuddle up beside you, making sure he's touching you, purring up a storm. He also appears to like suckling on our clothing while kneading his paws. Normally a sign that a cat has been weaned from it's Mommy too soon, we've never had a cat this mature doing it so we suspect it may just be a comfort thing for the moment.

It's obvious due to his skinny frame and unhealthy coat, that finding himself living outdoors was not a fun experience and one in which he was suffering for who knows how long. Someone, somewhere loved him at one point that much is plain to see. Then, someone, somewhere tossed him outside like a piece of garbage - and for that I hope they feel the wrath of God.