Please meet Meow-Wow, but be very gentle and quiet. He is shy when first meeting new people. Rub his head, scratch his back, and he’s a purring happy cat.
Twelve year old Kossack will be marking his one year anniversary at PAWS next month. He was abandoned and was declawed at some time in his life. Despite all that bad luck, he’s a friendly, laid-back sort of cat.
Handsome young Catsby is pretty Great! He was a stray until he was brought to PAWS. The Great Catsby is friendly, but a little shy. The first week I met him, he was hiding under and behind furniture. Now he’s looking much more relaxed.
Terrell came to the shelter recently. This is a cat who loves attention and loves being brushed.
Sometimes there’s that moment when you know a cat has had enough.
Or you accidentally find that area on a cat’s body that is off limits…
Well, that doesn’t happen with Terrell! He is so happy to be handled and brushed.
When there is so much playing that needs to be accomplished, it’s no wonder that posing for pictures falls to the bottom of a kitten’s to-do list.
Orange tabby Tucker is a busy happy cat. He loves to chase the mouse-on-a-string toy, and stretch his muscles running up and down cat trees.
Yes, that picture was taken on the first official day of Spring, not that Mother Nature pays any attention to the calendar…
By the way, that’s a garden ornament in the background – not a real cat!
Sometimes progress comes in tiny steps. Take Rudy, (please take Rudy!) he was a cat who preferred to be invisible. Hiding in corners, behind furniture, down low inside cat trees – anywhere, anyway, that he could avoid contact.
Looking at Rudy’s photograph, you wouldn’t think that this shows a giant breakthrough. But, he’s out in the open these days and allowing us to gently pet his head. Rudy is ready to go home, as soon as the right patient person comes for him.