This is pretty Minnie Mouse.
She’s a playful, happy young cat who has adjusted beautifully to her temporary home at PAWS. Minnie Mouse likes the other cats in her room, people, food, toys, and her sister Tinkerbell.
We hope her stay at the shelter will be short, but meanwhile, she’s a joy to be around!
The girl kittens, calico Gumball and torti Juicyfruit, have already been adopted.
Wrigley, shown above, is a perfect cat for all moods. Show him a feather toy and he leaps amazing heights with focus and wild abandon. Sit down, and he’ll crawl into your lap purring with joy.
So, why hasn’t he been adopted yet?
Brother Bazooka Joe is slightly more quiet, but just as affectionate.
They are healthy young cats and ready to make some family very happy.
Meet Oscar, a playful new resident of the PAWS Meeting Room.
While we were busy cleaning, we noticed Roamer watching us… this picture gives you a clue to his fun loving, quirky personality!
Some weeks when I get home from the shelter and look at my photographs,
I have a hard time deciding what to share on the blog.
Maybe a beautiful tabby kitten like little Vea?
Looking through the window at the cats in Room #4 who are waiting for a visit
(they’ve been redecorating).
You’ve seen Kosmo and Kramer before on the blog, but what a sweet pose!
For more kitten cuteness, visit my friends at Animal Shelter Volunteer life. They have some adorable action shots of Bobble, Vea’s gray brother.
Clicker training is a way to have fun, positive interactions with cats. This is especially important in a shelter where some cats don’t view humans in a very positive light. It reminds the cats that nice things happen when people are around. Eventually cats become less fearful and more interested in potential adopters.
PAWS volunteer Gail has been teaching clicker training to other volunteers, and working with a number of cats at the shelter.
Here’s a session with Roamer, one of her star pupils.
“Good job, Roamer!” Gail gives him a little reward.
For a very good short video that shows the benefits of clicker training CLICK HERE.
Patch is surveying the room from a very well worn cat perch. That’s Brenna, an active young girlcat, below him. Shy Junior is in the background.
Another week, another hammock.
Roamer has a pink one to match his nose.