Happy Beginnings

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Ron and Beverly writes,  Rex fit right into our household of two adults and three adult cats. Lady is a Tortie & is 17; she sniffed him and went her own way. Phoebe is a longhaired Siamese, 8 years old. She is delighted to have a playmate. They follow each other everywhere and have already provided a wealth of entertainment for us. Smokey is about 4 and is a very small silver gray cat--she is very shy and usually hides from Rex. All of those three adopted us at various stages of their lives.
Rex is still investigating all the nooks and crannies of our home. He plays very hard and then flops down and sleeps. He falls asleep on a stack of quilts during the day and in daddy's arms at night. He makes funny little chirping and barking noises when playing. We love him, and I think he is very happy here.

phoebe31dJanell writes, Phoebe has quickly become an important part of the family. She is a lovable dog who brings joy to our life. Fi (as we call her) has us exercising regularly with her daily walks and keeps us on schedule better than ever. She loves to burrow under the covers and snuggle up at night in bed (she quickly abandon her own). Fi has already had a sleepover with our niece who puppy-sat one day/night for us. It's only been a few short weeks but we can't imagine life without Phoebe.

lucyrosie31cCindy writes, we adopted Rosie aka Sister Rose and Lucy aka prissy in January. We took Rosie home the same day and Lucy the next day. We were advised to keep them separated for a couple of days, but that was not about to happen. Lucy jumped out of her box, hissed at Rosie and they have been running and chasing each other ever since. They are the best of friends and both get into as much trouble as possible. They have been a wonderful addition to our family.

jazzy2-1cChris and Kathryn write,  "We were looking for an older cat to adopt.  When we saw Jazzy it was love at first sight.  We adopted her on Feb. 5, 2011.  She is 6-1/2 years old and the sweetest girl.  She loves to be petted and sit on your lap.  She is just what we were looking for and now she is Queen of our home."

baxter2-1d2baxter2-1ds1Jordan wrote, My boyfriend and I both made an agreement that if we ever saw a Beagle we would adopt it! On Feb. 11 we walked in and saw Baxter(formerly known as BeeBop) lying there, staring at us with those adorable droopy eyes! We immediately took him to one of the rooms to play with him...and it's all history from there! Baxter is enjoying his new life with his 3 doggie siblings! Baxter plays very well with our lab mixes Zoe and Jäger, and has an extra special connection with our other beagle Beamer! He has already learned to sit(only took about 20 minutes!!) and we are working on "down" and "stay". He snuggles with us every night before we put him in his kennel with all of his stuffed animals. We are truly blessed to have found him!  Beagle Info.

ninanici4mo2csCathy writes, Nici and Nina, commonly known in our household as “The Girls”.  Their former names were “Squirt” and “Sweet Pea” We adopted these sisters on 2-12-11, and they have adjusted wonderfully.  Picture attached is of them lounging in their cat hammock on their cat tree, they love it! They are healthy, happy, and spunky little 4 month old kittens, and we are enjoying them every day.

jake2-1cSarah wrote,  Jake is the newest addition to our family and he is definitely loved! He has earned the nickname "Snuggly Bear". He sleeps at the bottom of our bed every night and if he isn't sleeping you can find him sitting on the window ledge gazing out the window. He is such a sweet cat; every time he sees me he greats me with a "prrr". He loves to be rubbed and pet.  So glad I made the choice I did - he is a wonderful addition to our family.

fluffy2-1c1 Brenda writes. Fluffy, aka Sugar, was brought in along with Smokey. When I got to see her on Jan 30th, 2011, her companion had already been adopted so she was a sad, shy girl. I figured that she must be affectionate because of her name, Sugar. She is probably a Turkish Angora and had already been in a home setting. I urge people to consider older cats. She has adjusted well to bothmy dog Fritz and a 10 yr. old tabby Franny. She loves attention but when under the bed, she wants to be alone. fluffy21c2Older cats don't have the growing antics of younger ones and girls like Fluffy just want a safe home and love.

chloesuzytiko1_2-1dschloesuzytiko2_2-1dsIvette writes,  We adopted Chloe aka Suzy, she's the one in the pink collar, and it's been the best decision we've made. We've had her brother Tico for about a year and I've been hemming and hawing about getting another dog.  We've always had a dog in our lives but never too so I wasn't sure how it would be for me. I am thrilled to have these  two in our lives, we laugh twice as much and we love twice as much- and most importantly the dogs are happier.  They got along immediately, and after just 10 days they sometimes share the same bed. They love to play tug -0-war, chase, catch, fetch and wrestling.  I use to be Tico's main toy - now he has his sister to play with.


cocoa20ccocoasnowie21sVince and Tong write, "Cocoa" is the brown kitty, previously called "Princess Leia". The other kitty is "Snowie" who we adopted elsewhere at about 5 months old. We decided to have a two cat house and that's when we adopted Cocoa. Our thanks go to Cocoa's foster mother for raising Cocoa after finding her abandoned at her farm at only 4 weeks old!  Cocoa is now strong and after only a few days of being somewhat resistant, she made great friends with Snowie - now they just play, play, play and play! Cocoa's even grown fully accustomed to the premium canned and dry foods we feed Snowie. Cocoa had a rough start in life and we're earning her trust by fully respecting her. Now Cocoa sleeps on my lap along with Snowie as I watch TV and they both sleep on top of our bed every night. Cocoa really has come a long way in the two short weeks that we've had her.