Saturday, November 28, 2009

Adoption Event - Carol's Ferals

Today all three Buick, Tabitha, and Napoleon went to an adoption event held by CAROL'S FERALS at the Centerpointe Mall in Grand Rapids, MI. Sadly, none of them found their forever homes today - but there were a lot of people interested in them!

Tabitha and Napoleon adjusted to the bright, noisy mall very easily and greeted people through their cage, while Buick had a bit harder time and spent most of the time curled up sleeping!

Although Buick, Napoleon and Tabitha are still searching for the right homes for them, FOUR other cats and kittens were adopted today. Hooray!

Carol's Ferals will be holding another adoption event this upcoming Saturday (December 5) at the same location, from 10-5pm. Come see us and all the wonderful adoptable cats and kittens!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bye Bye, Buick!

Great news!

My girl Buick is over her upper respiratory infection, is round-worm free, and is heading to Carol's Ferals & Friendlies' adoption program today! She'll be in the kitten room with many other little furry friends to play with and keep her busy until she is adopted into her forever home.

Ironically enough, I ran into the gal who helped me rescue Buick that day a couple of months ago at a local coffee shop today! I gave her this blog address so she can see how well Buick is doing. Hi, Sierra! Thanks so much for helping give Buick a second chance!

Buick sure has come a long way since we first found her in the engine of a car... what a little ragamuffin she was!

For a couple of weeks there it was really hard to see her feeling so unwell. That upper respiratory infection really got her down and she'd just want to lay in your arms, purring her congested sounding purr all the while. Poor thing.

Now she's all better and has character for days. She's super active and LOVES people. She's the most vocal kitten I've ever known!

So with a little sadness I say good-bye to sweet Buick today - but know that she will be well-cared for, and (hopefully soon!) be a wonderful feline companion for someone. She is a special girl!

We love you, little Bu-ster! : ) We're so glad we were able to help give you a second chance!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A note from Ozzy (formerly Magnus) and his new humans!

Hey Joanne...

Lots of new stuff to tell you. Ozzy went to the vet for his first visit there. All of the nurses fell in love with him. He got a clean bill of health and found out that he weighs 4.2 pounds!! He's getting SOOO big!! He goes back to the vet on the 19th of this month to get his next shot :)

Ozzy now has run of the apartment when we are gone. The bedroom doors and bathroom doors are still closed, but the rest of the apartment is his. He's been such a good boy too. No problems, accidents or torn up carpet or furniture. It appears that he sleeps the majority of the day and keeps us up all night. We've let him have run on the bedroom at night as well, although this might change soon. He has this great game he plays at night called "pounce on Anthony's head". He does it because he can hear him snoring and Ozzy thinks that Anthony is playing with him. I got him a bed to sleep in, but he doesn't seem to want anything to do with it.

What else...OF COURSE!! Buddy and Ozzy. On the weekends, Ozzy goes to my parents house. Ozzy LOVES to pounce, bite, and paw at Buddy. At first, Buddy was not happy about Ozzy being in HIS house, but now they seem to play quite nice together. Ozzy has this game where he hides on my parents chairs at their kitchen table. Buddy will walk by and Ozzy jumps off of the chairs onto Buddy's back. He then rides the back of Buddy like he's a horse. He loves to go to Grandma and Grandpa's house and play with Buddy on the weekends :) Grandpa is so in love with little Ozzy too!!

Ozzy seems to have an OBSESSION with the bathroom. He was in one for the first few weeks that we had him when we were gone, and now he won't leave them. We have to close the door otherwise Ozzy will spend all day and night hanging out in the bathtub! He doesn't seem to mind water too much. He doesn't like to be IN water, but he loves to go and explore the bathtub after someone has gotten out of the shower. The other night I gave him his first bath here too. I got a wash cloth and got it wet with some soap and gave him a scrub down. He seemed to not mind it too much, but he did groom himself for at least an hour after trying to get himself dry.

He's been so much fun!! Never a dull moment with him and he loves to greet me when I come home buy jumping up on my leg until I pick him up. I'm 100% sure to get lots of Ozzy kisses first thing when I come home and I look forward to it every day!

-Nicole, Anthony and little Ozzy-

Ozzy loves to sit on our window and look at all the ducks outside. I'm going this week to get him a window perch (my parents have one for Buddy and Ozzy will sit on it for hours and look outside)

Ozzy thinking about how to pounce on Buddy :)

Ozzy and Buddy behind the couch. Ozzy looks like a boxer and is having a blast taunting Buddy.

Anthony and Oxzzy on the couch sleeping.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Spock Update

Spock, the first of my kittens to be adopted (by my parents, no less!) is doing WONDERFULLY!

Here he is (above) with new best friend Felix, just relaxing in my parents' living room.

My parents report that Spock and Felix are almost always together... and that Spock has an unbelievable amount of energy that wears 2 year old Felix out sometimes!
What a great match this was between my parents - Felix - and Spock! I can't wait to see Felix again for myself in just a couple of weeks!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Drumroll Please...

... Buick tested NEGATIVE for feline leukemia and FIV! Woo hoo! Her spay surgery went well and she recovered very quickly.

Unfortunately though, she has round worms. This isn't a huge deal, just means she needs to rehab with me a little longer until the worms are taken care of and she can be in contact with other kittens.

She is an incredible little girl - and I can't wait to find her to find her forever home! If you are interested in adopting Buick, feel free to e-mail me ( for more info.

Sorry it's taken me so long to update - and thanks for those of you who have been thinking about Buick! This week I hope to have updates on Spock and Ozzy (formerly known as Magnus) and some great news for Napoleon and Tabitha. Come back soon!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Buick Update #3

For real this time, Buick went for spay surgery and tests today. Here are a couple of shots of her as we were leaving. Fingers crossed all goes well and that she checks out okay. I'll be picking her up tonight!

PS) I swear I'll be back with Napoleon / Tabitha news soon. Those two crazy kittens! : )