Miss Aurora Adams

aurora a great kitty rescue cat gets adopted

Miss Aurora Adams is going to a home tomorrow and I have to admit to having mixed feelings…

You see, Bob and I have always planned on adopting Aurora – when and if – all those things that make you pause before you add another feline to your family.

For us it was a combination of how many cats are currently members of our family, how many cats we are fostering, do we need to leave a spot for an emergency and finally – for how many cats can we and our living space make a good loving home.

Every visit to Best Friends everyone would ask, “Are you taking Aurora home this time?”

“No, not yet,” was our reply.

And now it is too late, leaving me with a hole in my heart that won’t let the tears stop. I know they will, but for the moment I am allowing myself this small token of sadness.

On the flip side, I am a glass half full person and in that spirit I have to send out positive energy to Aurora on her travels tomorrow and on her new home. I want her to like it, to be happy there, to adjust quickly, to make it her own.

There was some question as to whether or not Aurora was leaving tomorrow and when I finally found out she was leaving, it was too late for me to say goodbye. She is safely secured in an enclosure at Hope House in preparation for her journey that starts early tomorrow morning and it was the end of the day with no way for me to see her.

But, I have had a good week visiting with Aurora and that helps – at least I got to spend time with her before she left. In my quiet despair, I went up to the Labyrinth at Angel’s Overlook. I walked the labyrinth, sat where angels gather, thought of Aurora and made peace with the situation.

I then walked over to the cliffs behind the labyrinth where from one corner you can see the Pahrump Lion guarding the cats from the Great Kitty Rescue that have crossed. Looking down at his calm and strong presence, I felt some peace. I have drawn on that many times before and I will again in the future as I do tonight.

I will always love you Miss Aurora Adams and you will always have a place in my heart!

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Mitzi an Update

Mitzi a cat from the Great Kitty RescueWe’ve just had a wonderful update from Mitzi’s mom Katie Jorgenson.

Katie adopted Mitzi with the help of Shari Timberlake and Stephanie Timberlake when they brought some of the GKR cats to MN through SW Metro Animal Rescue.

Katie – who in her own words – “Loves Mitzi to pieces!” has this to say about Mitzi:

Mitzi lives with my two other indoor ONLY cats, and spends most of her time purring, sleeping (with me most times!) and asking to be fed :)

Mitzi just had a full dental cleaning a week ago, and had a few more extractions. She’s now down to just a few teeth.

We just love hearing updates about the cats and thank Katie for sharing this with us!

PS If you live in the Plymouth, MN area, stop by the Timberlake’s new adoption center – The Adopt a Pet Shop.

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Bogart, Agent and Friends

Some of the cats from the Great Kitty Rescue have been enrolled in the The Lone Star “Outlaws” program at Best Friends.

I have met most of the cats enrolled in this program and have them to be as sweet as they appear in this video.

I also believe that some of them do get along with other cats (I’ve seen it in action) and that they just are tired of dormitory living.

Every cat blossoms when they brought into their loving forever home and the same would be true of these cats.

With some of the, they get over excited or over stimulated and that is when they act up a little. Once you get to know them, (as with any cat), you will learn their “signals” and prevent their little mishaps.

Are you ready to adopt a special cat?

Purrs,

Hugo a Rescue Cat

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Sultan and Quinn, his seeing eye cat

Anyone who has worked in cat rescue knows that many cats bond to another cat, sometimes more than one. They form close friendships to one another that can last for many years if they are allowed to stay together.

They will be seen playing together, sleeping together and grooming each other.

Such is the case with Sultan and Quinn. But their relationship has an extra special facet because Sultan is vision impaired and Quinn looks out for him.

Sultan in the Sun

To what extent Sultan can see, we don’t know since you can’t really give a cat an eye test. His right eye is cloudy and while his left eye is clear, it doesn’t seem as if he can see clearly out of it.

You need to approach him slowly so you don’t startle him, and he tilts his head a bit to get a better sense of you. Once he realizes you are there to pet him, he relaxes and enjoys the pets or brushing – or baby food or treats!

Sultan’s feline friend, Quinn used to hide a lot. Especially under the table, crouching down behind the big pillow beds on the floor. Gradually, he became less afraid and joined Sultan on top of the table by the window. They now spend their days side by side, trying out the various cat beds.

Quinn seems to sense that Sultan has a bit of a disadvantage and he nuzzles him frequently to let him know everything is okay. When anyone goes up to them, both welcome pets and rub each other and the petting hands.

The power of Quinn’s friendship has given Sultan more confidence and courage. He ventures out to both the front and back areas of the yurt to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

And I don’t believe it has been a one way street. Sultan’s friendship and his reliance on Quinn have given Quinn more confidence and courage.

Their friendship is mutually beneficial and we are hoping that they can be adopted together so that they can continue their wonderful friendship.

Do you have room in your home and heart for these two handsome boys, or do you know someone who would love to give them their forever home?

Purrs,
Hugo a Rescue Cat

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Jim – A Cat For Adoption

Jim a rescue cat

Meet Jim, a Siamese-looking cat without the yowl. Can you believe that someone abandoned this handsome boy?

Jim is a sweet tempered fellow who loves pets. When he does elevator butt, he ends up flopping on his side and moving in circles on the floor as you continue to pet him.

Jim gets along well with other cats and is very even tempered and easy going. The only time he is in the least demanding is when he wants pets, sometimes he just can’t enough of them!

And yet, he can be quite content on his own lounging in the sun or just enjoying the fresh air.

Below is a video recently made of Jim during a petting session that he solicited from a caregiver.

Do you have room in your heart and home for an abandoned Siamese looking cat with a sweet disposition? Please contact the Cat Adoption Department at Best Friend’s at catadoptions@bestfriends.org or use the Contact Form for information on how you can bring Jim home with you.

Purrs,

Hugo a Rescue Cat

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Take a Cat Home for Christmas

Kendra a Great Kitty Rescue cat

Come meet some of my feline friends looking to be adopted or fostered. I know each of these cats personally and have for quite some time now. They are all very special cats, with unique personalities and I and their caregivers have a delightful relationship with each of them.

These cats are survivors of the Great Kitty Rescue ~ resilient, loving and really ready to come home. I have and continue to work with hundreds of cats and while each cat is looking for their forever home, you sense when one cat is “beyond ready” to go home. While they are well cared for, petted and loved, they tire of what we call dormitory living. They get along with other cats, but want a home, a bed, a person of their own. They want to stop living with 20 to 30 other cats so they can get some real quality one on one attention.

Are you ready to fulfill one of these cats dreams? Can you give one of them their forever homes?

Contact us if you want to adopt one of these orphaned cats or have any questions. These cats will love you, I promise!

Hugo a Rescue Cat

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