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Tavish

Mr. Tavish
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Author:  Tavish’s Mom

Tavish came to us from a shelter in Portland.  My husband and I  went looking for a dog and ended up in the cat section.  We asked the volunteer to show us the sweetest cat and she said without hesitation, “He is in the sick ward”.   He was watching as we approached his cage and  reached his paw out and caressed my face.  It was “Love At First Sight”.

When he was first with us, he would steal items like rings, earrings, and anything else that was shiny and hide them in secret places.  His favorite hiding place was under rugs.Curious Tavish - Tabby Cat  He loves to jump to your shoulder and go for walks outside like that.

Surfing:   He is a very curious animal and a little accident prone.    One night he was up late with me and evidently leaning against the screen to hard, watching some racoons.  The screen popped out and he went  “surfing on the screen”,  flying down two stories.   Thankfully,  I heard something and went around to let him in,   unharmed.

He is a loving boy who is very simple in his needs.  Give him a little shoulder time, some treats, stand by him when he eats and he is happy.   He likes to hold hands and sleeps cheek to cheek for some of the night.  He has been with us 13 years and is still the sweetest boy.

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Tavish  "Hanging Out" with his paw hanging  over his bed

Tavish Loves To “Hang Out”

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Tavish Sitting In The Window - (inside of the house)

Tavish Sitting In Front Of The Window – “No Surfing Today”…

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Mr. Tavish Relaxing

Mr. Tavish Relaxing

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Tavish in Profile Watching Out of The Window

Tavish Watching For a Racoon

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"Sweet, And Loving Tavish"

“Sweet And Loving Tavish”

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Hopi (Or)

Sweet  Hopi
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Author:  Hopi’s Mom

Our “Sweet Little Hopi” was found by my husband, after he saw her run over by a car in front of him on a busy Portland street.  He took her to a veterinary emergency clinic  to save her.   She had a fractured hip, so they did emergency surgery and pinned her little hip.

Her New Home:   We brought her home to live with us, and believe that was the first time she had ever been inside a house.  We made her a  comfortable and cozy bed in a very  large kennel to keep her private.   We were so afraid the 6 weeks of confinement she would need  for healing, would be stressful for her.  She was such a good girl,  did really well  and loved her kennel…  She adored and bonded with our cat Tavish.

Hopi was the sweetest and happiest little cat I have ever seen.  She loved to  play, was quite a talker and talked to us all the time.  She had such a wonderful spirit…

She died at 4 years old after a short illness.  I have her picture by my meditation bench and she helps me persist in this world.  I can still feel “Her Spirit” and “Her Love”.  Hopi knows ” I love her” where ever she is.

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Sweet Hopi- beige and white cat

“Sweet Hopi”

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Sweet Hopi - beige and white cat

” Hopi was a Happy Little Girl”

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Pretty Boy

Mr. Pretty Boy
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Author: Pretty Boy’s Mom

Pretty Boy’s life began in Haysville, North Carolina, June 2008.  He was not the pick of the litter, but last to be chosen.  As fate would have it, he turned out to be the best.  He likes to make his compadre’s think bad stuff ,  but he’s a push over.picture of Pretty Boy playing with his foot ball

The highlight of his day is waiting for “The Cookie Truck”.  The Cookie Truck being  the mail truck.  He knows he will get a “Cookie” left in the mail box just for him!

Pretty Boy loves to travel and does extremely well.  He’s a “Go with the Flow” kind of dog.  Where ever the trail leads is OK with him, so long as he is in the car.

Pretty Boy’s travels have been from the East to the West Coast, North and South borders and everywhere in between.

Pretty Boy is an exceptionally sweet and loving boy.  He always has lots of kisses and hugs to give.

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Mr. Pretty Boy

Mr. Pretty Boy

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picture of Pretty Boy

Pretty Boy Posing

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Pretty Boy Watching  for "The Cookie Truck"

Pretty Boy Watching for “The Cookie Truck”

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Pretty Boy Howling like a Wolf

Pretty Boy Howling like a Wolf

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Pretty Boy saying his Prayers

Pretty Boy saying his Prayers

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Pretty Boy's Baby Picture

“My Baby Picture”

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Pretty Boy posing for his mom

“Did You Call Me Mom?”

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Pretty Boy looking Happy

” I Am a Happy Boy”…

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Toby

    Mr. Toby
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Author: Toby

Just a bit about me, Little Ole` Toby.   I was born in 1998 in N.C.   The first 11 years of my life was a happy and content one.  Listening to Classical Music was a favorite pastime for me and my dad.  All of that changed, though, when my dad became to sick to take care of me in the spring of 2009.   Although he lovingly  took me to a sanctuary shelter to await for adoption, it was never the same as “Home”.

Forward to  early fall  of 2009…    My future mom  lost her ” Beloved Alexander”  and was grieving.   I was still waiting in a cage, to be adopted.Toby Playing Tiger  (rolling around back and forth on the floor)  So where do you think we met?   You guessed it–we met through the internet. My new mom came to the shelter to meet me and made  all the arrangements for my adoption.  Wow, I sure was looking forward to having a “Home” again…

Fast forward three years later…  My mom and I are truly  happy together!  I get to play musical chairs all day, roll on the floor playing tiger and sleep with my mom at night.  I even have my own  “Toby Cubes” to sit on in front of the windows for my sunbathe  and watching the birds.

It’s really good to have my “Forever Home” again…


Update April 2015 – Author:  Toby’s Mom

My Sweet Toby lived to be 17 years and 2 months old.  He was a real sweetheart, smart as a whip, and a truly  wonderful bed buddy.  We were very bonded and communicated extremely well.  He was my best friend.  Toby knew I loved him and I know that he loved me.  That  is the comfort that helps us when we are parted from our pets.

His spirit lives and I know we will one day meet again.  Good nite my little darling…  I love you.

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Mr. Toby - Looking up

Mr. Toby

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Toby enjoying his Sunbathe

” I Enjoy Having My Sunbathe Every Day”

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Toby in Peek-A-B00 look

Peek-A-Boo

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Toby looking out of the window Watching The Birds

“Watching The Birds” Is A Favorite Part Of My Day

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Toby Grooming

” Grooming Is An Important Part Of The Day”

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Toby Rolling Around the Floor Playing Tiger

” I Love To Roll Around The Floor Playing Tiger”

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Toby Looking Up

“Looking Handsome As Always”

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picture of Toby, the gray long fur cat

“My Sweet Boy Toby”

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