Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Truman is really in the Christmas spirit!  He wanted me to pass along a message from him and the rest of the kitties at StreetCats.  As I was hard at work translating and taking down every word he said, he soon interrupted me saying that I was too slowHe then said that we had better make it short and sweet.  

" Merry Christmas, everybody!"

From Truman, Vanna, Gentleman Jack, Cammie, Smokey, Momo, Rainy Day, Tiki, and human bloggers Rita Woodall, and Vickie Sanborn.

P. S. He said that we could add our names (Rita and Vickie) since we were such good helpers.  He also said that we apologize to any kitties we failed to mention here.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Have a Holly Jolly!

I, Vanna, could not let this most wonderful time of the year go by without sending you Seasons Greetings!  So here you go . . . HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!  I hope everyone heard that!  I meowed it as loud as I could!

Now I want to tell you that the holidays at StreetCats of Tulsa have been very special.  So special, in fact, that I'm reconsidering firing all my humans.  I think they must have figured out that I was displeased with them because we have had a Christmas tree, and cookies and stockings and tinsel and, most important of all, ADOPTIONS!  Now, of course, I do take some credit for the adoptions of AJ, Sweet Boy, Reba, Gentleman Jack, Sammie, Dot . . . there have been so many I've forgotten who else! Why would I take credit?  Well, as I told you in my last blog entry I recused myself from the adoption competitions.  That means that when someone came in wanting a kitty, I hid.  If I hadn't, all the people who took the cats I mentioned would have wanted me.  And I can tell you that each and everyone of those kitties thanked me as they went out the door.  At first I did that because I knew that StreetCats needed me to stay around and get things under control after that awful remodel.  But then . . . well, tis the season, it's more blessed to give than to receive, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah!

Now I want to show you pictures of how much fun we have here during the holidays.  The kitty I will show you is Cammie and I have picked pictures taken by my own personal photographer, Vickie Sanborn.  She wanted to take pictures of only me, of course, but I convinced her to give someone else the limelight.  And well, Cammie, she was more than willing to take it!  I was only going to show you one picture, but there was just no way to pick just one.  But in these pictures you can see her stocking, her toys that were in her stocking, her tinsel and just how much fun we have here at StreetCats!  Here you go!

Well, I think you can tell how much fun Cammie is having!  She loves her stocking!  I bet Cammie is the very next kitty at StreetCats to be adopted because she is a very sweet, cuddly girl!

Okay, just two more things to tell you before I go dig into MY stocking.  First, just because we've had a lot of kitties adopted doesn't mean we don't have more.  So if you are looking for someone to keep you warm this winter don't hesitate to come see us!  Our kitties are the best cared for, most spoiled kitties in town!

And second, let's be careful during theses holidays.  If you are burning Christmas candles, you might want to put your kitty in another room.  Some cats don't seem to notice where their tails are going!  And ditto if it's a menorah you have . . . at least if it's got real candles.  Hey, if you have battery operated candles you don't have to worry!  I'm so smart!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Feline Friday - Cammie!

Cammie is a cutie!  Playful and happy describes her pretty well!


She is a beautiful all black short haired kitty who is almost a year and a half old.  She is friendly and affectionate and always wants to be a part of the action.

In her foster home she lived with other cats and dogs and probably will do well in a new home that has other friendly animals.  She likes laps, and purrs a lot!  Toys are a must with her, as she loves to play.  Water from a faucet fascinates her!  She may have ideas of drinking it or simply playing with it.

Cammie is very healthy!  She has had the V.I.P. (Very Important Pet) treatment with a local veterinarian and has passed with flying colors.  She came to us having already had her front paws declawed.  She has also been microchipped!  The new owners contact information will be put on it when she is adopted.  Also, when adopted, she will have her first year’s registration paid for by StreetCats!

If you are interested in meeting Cammie, feel free to come by StreetCats at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to Cammie and I’m sure that she would love to meet you, too!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Feline Friday - Kia part II

A few days ago I went to the shop and all of the kitties were sleeping, which is not unusual.  I looked around, and Kia was close by on the hall cat tree sound asleep, but in such a great place for me to photograph her.  So I woke her up and asked her she would like to play.

She played, and played, and then played some more!


Although I hadn't seen them yet, I came home happy with the photographs that I had taken.  

It wasn't until the next day that I experienced a "deja vue" moment.   Then I remembered that a few weeks ago, for Feline Friday, I had featured Kia!  With no time to go back to the shop, I decided that she is such a terrific kitty that she deserves to be mentioned twice!

So I here she is....again!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures, but as a reminder I will tell you that Kia is 3-4 years old and we believe that she is part Abyssinian.  She has a lot of personality, is playful, and ready for her new forever home.  Her new owner needs to be a person that enjoys talking to cats, as Kia is quite the talker!

If you are interested in meeting Kia, feel free to come by StreetCats at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to Kia and I’m sure that she would love to meet you and visit with you for while.  She'll probably do most of the talking, but that's because she really is excited!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Help Wanted

It is with a heavy, heavy . . . VERY heavy (can you feel the weight of it?) heart that I write this blog entry.  Now I am a nice cat.  Just ask anyone!  I only nip the humans when they are clearly not getting what I am telling them.  I sit on some laps when the cleaning is finished!  I purr!  I wait nicely for my food!  I do all the things a cat should do in order to get along with humans, but there are some things that cannot be tolerated.  And I'm sure you're going to understand and agree with me when I explain.  So here I go!

A few weeks ago, things started getting crazy at StreetCats.  Here is a picture to show you just how crazy they got.

See?!!!!  This is my room . . . MY special room!  And look what a mess it was!  Of course I gave the humans who made this mess the benefit of the doubt.  There was no question in my mind but that a disaster of some kind was coming.  A hurricane??  No, wait, we don't have hurricanes here.  A tornado?  No, you can't predict that ahead of time.  So what???  I didn't know but I had faith that there was a good reason for this mess.  I looked out into the shop and here is what I saw.

Well, as you can imagine, I was getting just a bit freaked!!  Never before has anything like this happened at StreetCats!  And there seemed to be nothing I could do to control it!  Many of the cats were very upset, scared even.  Is it the end of the world????

Then this happened!

YES, I was put behind bars!  Me, Vanna, the StreetCats blogger!  I kept asking what was going on?  The humans just scurried around as if they knew what they were doing.  And then strange people came in with strange tools.  And they made strange noises!  I heard repeated words that have been spoken fairly frequently in the last several weeks, words like redo, redecorate, remodel.  They obsessed about colors!  I frankly didn't know what these discussions meant, but I could tell by what was happening that it was serious.  Then magically one day we were released from our captivity and things went back to normal.  Really!  I guess whatever disaster they were preparing for didn't happen.  Whew!  What a relief!  And how fortunate we cats are to have humans who take such good care of us!

And then the November newsletter was published.  And the humans were unable to hide it from me.  I learned that all this activity was what they were talking about when they said "redecorate."  And I learned that the humans were not protecting us from some kind of disaster.  They did this on purpose!  For no better reason than that they wanted to!!!  Don't expect me to understand this ridiculous behavior!  Things were perfectly fine here!  Did they just think this was really fun or something?

Well, you can clearly see how this type of behavior is beyond anything that I can tolerate.  Therefore, I am firing all human volunteers who work at StreetCats of Tulsa.  But before I can fire them, I need new human helpers.  So this is my call for all you human heroes out there who want a really great job here at StreetCats!  It is a really fun job where you have the privilege of cleaning litter boxes, washing cat beds, cleaning cages, feeding kitties, sweeping and mopping floors EVERY SINGLE DAY!!  Isn't that great?!  And when you've done all that, we will allow you to play with us!  Really!  And we'll sometimes sit on your laps and we might even purr for you!  What more could any human want?!

Now I've got to figure out exactly how to do this.  Come in and see me and I'll sign you up.  But don't tell the humans you meet what you are doing.  That will be just between you and me.  Then when I get enough new helpers I'll tell the old ones to hit the road!  Oh, and one more thing.  I will be hiding from all potential adopters.  If they saw me, they would want me.  And clearly I cannot be adopted right now.  I have responsibilities!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Feline Friday Flashbacks!

I went back to 2013 to find some more of our furry friends who have gone on to their forever homes.

This is Daphne from May 31, 2013.  I thought that she was the most gorgeous orange  tabby that I had ever seen!

 This is Gabe, our good friend Connie Hutchinson's kitty.  This was taken on May 31, 2013.

Does anyone remember Lovey?  I do!  I think her name was fitting for her personality.  This was from July 30, 2013

 And here is our Lulu.  Former blogger and queen of the office!  Lulu did like her meals!  September 10, 2013.

Please feel free to leave your comments about your memories of these kitties or to request a picture of one of your favorites.  I have a lot of pictures and I may just have the ones that you want.

If you are new to our blog please check back with us frequently to see some of kitties that we have currently available in our shop.

If you are interested in meeting our kitties, feel free to come by StreetCats at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to them and I’m sure that they would love to meet you, too!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Feline Friday - Kia!

Kia is a cutie!

Kia came to us via the parking lot at the Primeaux Kia car dealership!   (Hence her name)
She is about 3 - 4 years old and has not been declawed.

We believe her to be a brown Abyssinian mix.  Her fur is sooooo.... smooth and soft!
It looks like, with her interest in soft fur, she is checking out Barbara's "fur".  She is a delightful little kitty that is very vocal and is known for her ability to carry on lengthy conversations.

She seems to be "ok" with the other cats in the shop, but we don't have any information about how she feels about kids or dogs.  However we do know that she's affectionate and friendly, and loves to be around people.

She's had the V.I.P. treatment at the veterinary clinic and passed all of her tests with flying colors!  She has been spayed and micro-chipped!  When she's adopted the new owner's information will be put on it and the first year's registration with Home Again will be paid by StreetCats.

If you are interested in meeting Kia, feel free to come by StreetCats at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to Kia and I’m sure that she would love to meet you, too!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

How Old is Old???

Oh my gosh!  I haven't written on this blog in one whole month!  I bet you thought I got adopted, didn't you?!  Well, I would have been, of course, if I'd wanted to.  But right now I'm in the middle of rethinking the adoption scenario.  And when I've made a decision about adoption, I'll let you know!

But today I wanted to talk to you about our oldest cat in the shop.  Her name is Miss Molly and she is 12 years old.  Wow, that's old!  Or is it?  Really?!  Just so you'll know who I'm talking about, I'll show you a picture.  Here she is and, yes, she is truly beautiful!  Doesn't look old, does she?!

Now I suppose it's because she is the oldest cat in the shop, but she gets the VIP treatment!  She isn't given as special care as I am, of course, but she does have her own suite, her very own litter box and she is fed in special little bowls in her suite.  And, of course, she comes and goes as she pleases!

Now Miss Molly limps a bit, I think she has arthritis or something, but she is pretty darn spry!  She can jump up on the cabinet even!  And she jumps on the humans' laps, so she's not exactly disabled!  And here is the story that prompted me to write about this critter and made me realize that 12 is maybe not that old.  A couple of weeks ago, I decided to go visit Molly in her suite.  I innocently walked over there with nothing but good intentions, just wanting to talk for a while, and she chased me away!  I'm not kidding!  She got up out of her bed (oh yeah, she has her own favorite beds!) and chased me!  At first I thought it was because I had dared to enter her space.  And I thought that for a long time until I saw the picture that was posted Friday of AJ visiting in Molly's suite.  And she was just fine with that!  If you don't believe me, look at the blog right before this one and you will see.  And if AJ is allowed in there, surely I would be!

I do think I've figured it out now, though.  You see when I strolled up to the suite, I innocently said, "Hey, Molly!"  And even though I had a smile on my face when I said it, the problem must have been that I didn't address my elder by her rightful name . . . MISS Molly.  At least that's the only thing I can think of!  Because she got up and ran me right out of there.  I wasn't afraid, of course, just a little shocked.  And I haven't been back since!

So that leads me to the title of my blog.  If MISS Molly can jump up on the cabinets and on laps and can chase me out of her suite, is she old??  So I did some checking on the magic machine and here is what I learned.  Let's say a cat is 13 to 17 years old.  Well, that corresponds, roughly, in human years, to 65-85 years old.  I bet you know some pretty spry humans in that age range, huh?!  Maybe their senses are less acute and their internal organs don't function quite as efficiently, but they are often active and young looking and even play!  So what if a cat is 17 to 22 years old???  Yes, it happens!  Like the older humans they are maybe frailer you think?  And did you know that there are cats who get VERY OLD, older than 22?!  We cannot promise you how long any cat you adopt from StreetCats will live, but since you'll be keeping them inside away from danger and since they'll be seeing your veterinarian regularly, well, maybe they'll live to reach this very old, ancient age!

So don't dismiss Miss Molly as an adoption prospect just because she is 12 years old.  She could still give you years of love!  At least as long as you address her by her proper name!  Don't forget the MISS!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Feline Friday!

We have a "new kid on the block"!  His name is Bubba! 

We can't say enough about Bubba to truly describe how friendly and lovable he is!  He rubs ankles, an being held is fine with him, but what really gets our attention is the way he rolls over to have his tummy rubbed! 

He's a big boy, and is certainly an arm full of kitty to hold.  He's about 6 yrs. old and still likes to play, but interacting with people seems to be his favorite thing to do.  He is truly a companion who will never leave your side should you decide to take him home.  For anyone considering adopting Bubba you may want to know that he has been front paw declawed.  He is healthy, neutered, micro-chipped and and ready to go to a new home. 

P. S. Although it doesn't show in the photograph, Bubba does have a front right paw.  He just prefers to keep it tucked under his body and nothing that I said or did could change his mind. 

On another note.....

While I was at StreetCats today I noticed that our Miss Molly had allowed a roommate into her "suite". 

A. J. joined Miss Molly today and they got along fine.  Who knows, they might become best of friends!

If you are interested in meeting Bubba, Miss Molly or A.J., feel free to come by StreetCats at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to our kitties and I’m sure that they would love to meet you, too!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Feline Friday - Dot!

This is our little Dot!   When you see her "in person" she looks like an older kitten, but she’s actually just over a year old and full grown.  She is a brown Tabby with longish fur and beautiful green eyes!

She was very shy when she first came to the shop a few weeks ago, and  because of her shyness I found it difficult to photograph her. As you can see she seems quite relaxed now.

She came to us from a rescuer who adopted the mother, but was unable to keep the kittens.  Dot has a sibling, Blue, who is also in the shop.

She’s as healthy as can be!  She has had the V.I.P. treatment at the vet and is ready for a forever home.  When cats are adopted from StreetCats they are microchipped. Upon adoption the new owners contact information is put on it and the first year’s registration fee is paid for by StreetCats.

If you are interested in meeting Dot, feel free to come by StreetCats at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to Dot and I’m sure that she would love to meet you, too!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Diversity to the Manx!!!!

Hi, everyone!  Vanna, here!  Have each of you decided which kind of cat you would like to have as a friend?  Well, of course there's the tailless manx.  That's a great choice because their tail never gets in your way!  My favorite, of course, is the Turkish Van.  That's how I got my name!!  What's really funny about the Turkish Van is that it was developed in Great Britain!  But they got their kitties from Turkey and I'm pretty sure I am one of the most royal Van Cats there is!  Just because I don't have papers does not mean I'm not royal.  I'm pretty darn sure of that!

But wait!  Did you know that there is actually a breed of cat called Sphynx?  He looks like the statue! But I guess you have to buy cat clothes for him because he has no hair!  Poor thing!  Wow, there seem to be a lot of cats named after places!  Let's see, there's the Turkish Angora (am I related to her?), The Ukrainian Levkoy (again, no hair!), the American Curl, Bobtail, Shorthair and Wirehair . . . all American!   Oh, and how about the Asian Semi-longhair?  Oh, that's funny!  Or just the plain Asian!  Okay, those aren't countries, but sort of, maybe.  We've got Balinese, Bengal, Bombay, Brazilian Shorthair, British Semi-longhair, British Shorthair, British Longhair, Burmese, Burmilla . . . and that's just the B's!

I bet you're getting the point here.  We felines are a very diverse group, even if you don't count the large ones among us, like lions and tigers!  Here's one I bet you've never heard of . . . Lace Kitten Irish!  Ha!  Got you, didn't I?!  Okay, it's a new breed, not like the familiar Siamese, Persian, Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Himalayan, Russian Blue or Scottish Fold.  Oh wait, did you know there's also a Russian White, Black and Tabby!  Take your pick humans!  Whatever you humans want, we felines can provide it!

You know what I could do???  I could write a song, don't you think?!  It would just name all the breeds of cats!  With it being to a catchy tune, I bet everyone could memorize it!  Here you go:  Colorpoint, Siberian, Egyptian Mau, Abyssinian, Ocicat, Balinese, Serengeti, Snowshoe, Sokoke, Highlander, Dragon Li.  Now which of you would like to take on the task of writing this song?!  I could, of course, but I'm a little busy right now.

And that reminds me, have you heard the human term "remodel?"  How about "redecorate" or "redo?"  These are NOT feline words and I don't like them at all!!!  More about that later!  But for now, after mentioning the Donskoy, the Devon Rex, the Kurilian Bobtail and the Minskin, I'll stop.  Okay, just one more because it's so cute . . . the Munchkin!  I think I want one of those . . . a little kitty for big Vanna!!

Okay, I'll stop.  I think there are at least 20 more breeds that I didn't even mention!  If none of these strike your fancy, get on that machine that knows everything and I bet you'll find something you like! HOWEVER, if you want the very best cat anyone could ever hope to have, come to StreetCats of Tulsa to pick out one of our beauties.  If you want me, you'll have to hurry, because I'm pretty sure my new family will come to find me today!  Or maybe tomorrow!  Oh how lucky they'll be!!!

Feline Friday - Mya!

Our special girl today is little Mya!  She's about 9 months old and full of energy! 

We are really enjoying having her in the shop!  She is going non stop most of the day.
She came to us after being abandoned by her owner, so we don't know her background.  We do know that she gets along with other cats and enjoys having playmates. 

Mya has been to the vet and given the V.I.P. (Very Important Pet) treatment.  She has had all of the tests and vaccinations that she needs.  She has also been spayed!  StreetCats microchips all of our cats and when adopted the new owners information is put on the chip.  The first year's registration fee is paid by StreetCats, as well!

 After a very busy photo shoot she found a spot to relax.  She managed to keep her eyes open for one more photograph and then she went fast asleep.

 If you are interested in meeting Mya, feel free to come by StreetCats at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to Mya and I’m sure that she would love to meet you, too!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I've been going through my photographs and came across some of our kitties that I think most of us thought were memorable kitties!  I decided to publish some of my personal favorites and hope you will enjoy reminiscing!

First up is our ever so sweet and fragile Janie.  

Our playful pal Rupert!

Sadie, our woman of mystery and intrigue!

Adorable little Spencie!

And for today, last but certainly not least, our tough on the outside sweet on the inside -

Wherever our little furry angels are now I wish them all the kitty happiness in the  world!

If you like my StreetCats memorable kitties post, let me know and I'll publish more.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Catching Some ZZZZZ's

Hi, everyone!  This is Vanna!  First I'd like to tell you why I haven't written in so long.  Well, Ive been sleeping!  Okay, not all the time, but a lot of the time.  And then I did some studying!  Yep, Vanna's my name and teaching's my game!  Hee, hee!  And then there's all the time I have to spend following the humans around to be sure they are doing what they're supposed to do.  That can be stressful when they are in different rooms at the same time, and I get really tired.  And we cats aren't supposed to go in the back room, which is only for humans, but sometimes I need to sneak back there just to be sure all is well.  And then, of course, I need to sleep!  And so I decided to go to the spa for a while, get a massage, some extra rest.  And still I sleep!  Hey, this is just an example of why cats are the best.  Humans are always short of sleep.  We're smarter than that!  (Humans don't get enough exercise, either.  Just sayin'.)

Of course I understand that we cats do need a lot of sleep, and not just because we're so smart!  It's because of our physiology, how our bodies work.  We have the physiology of a predator and that means that we're made for the hunt, the chase.  Even though the fortunate among us have humans to hunt our food, we're still wired for hunting, pouncing, springing.  And that means we need lots of energy.  And that means lots of sleep!  My cousin Leo, who is king of the jungle, has a cool mane, and roars, is so much like us!  When you're related to the King of the Jungle you get to sleep!  I mean who's going to bother US while we sleep!  We are predators!

I decided to talk to my cat friends about this physiology, but what did I find?  They were sleeping!  Now I could have gotten the attention of many of them quite easily if I'd wanted because most of the time cats sleep very lightly.  Most of the time we just doze, so that if we hear the squeak of a mouse we can jump up and get it!  Our deep sleep only lasts about five minutes at a time and, even though humans may see little change in our sleep, we have a sleep/doze pattern that actually goes on and on until we decide to wake up.  Now here's a question for you.  Do you think Alfred is sleeping or dozing?

Well, that's an easy one!  He's dozing and he heard Vickie coming with her camera!  But since she isn't good to eat, he is going back to sleep.

What about Tiki?

Well, I don't know for sure, but I vote for dozing.  Look, she could jump up any second to catch that mouse, or bird, or whatever it is she needs to eat!

Now here is something interesting I learned in my studies.  We've talked about cats being nocturnal, right?  Well, guess what!  We're really crepuscular!  Yep!  That means we like to do our hunting during the hours of twilight and dawn!  I hear many of the humans who help us at StreetCats complaining that their kitties wake them up early in the morning.  Hey, keep in mind that we could play all night if we wanted to!  But we try, really we do, to adjust our sleep patterns to your feeding schedules.  So give us a break!  We're cats!  And we have cat physiology and nature!  We walk on the wild side with our cousins!

Now I'm going to show you AJ and Miss Molly.  They look to me like they might be sleeping rather than just dozing.  We don't know for sure, but we do know for sure that every one of these kitties I've shown you is a StreetCats cat and is available for adoption to the right human people.  Nonhuman people can't have us!

Note that AJ is sleeping in the cabinets.  What is it with these cats??  They love the cabinets!  The humans don't like us getting in there.  Well then why do they keep the beds up there?!  Duh!!

Here is the worse part of my being asleep so much.  My new forever humans were here to get me recently, I'm sure, but I must have been sleeping!  I mean why would they choose another cat over me if they met me???  I'm going to need to talk to my humans about this right away so that when they come this week I'll be paying attention.  Wake me up people!  I want to go home!  Do you think I'll have a basket like this one in my forever home??  I think I look pretty cute in that basket!

Feline Friday - Spud!

Spud is a friendly and laid back kitty.  He is a wonderful cat, a little on the mature side at 12 years old, but with many more great years to come.  He gets along with other cats, and probably would with kids, as well.  As for getting along with dogs, we just don’t know.  I think he would make a great member of any family!

 We have a policy here at StreetCats that every cat that we take in is always a StreetCats cat.  In Spud’s case he was adopted a couple of years ago, but due to a cross country move the owner was unable to take him along.  So of course we took him back in and want to help in find a forever home.

Spud doesn’t mind being photographed, although when I was last in the shop he kept reminding me that I was interrupting his nap time.  He feigned interest in playing for one shot and then went right back to his sleepy self.  In the playing photograph you may notice that his front paws have been declawed.  Eventually he was overcome with sleep and made himself comfortable for the duration of the afternoon. 

Spud is very healthy!  He has been neutered and has had all of his shots, as do all of StreetCat kitties.  He is also microchipped and will have the new owners contact information added to it when he is adopted.  The first year’s registration will be paid for by  StreetCats.

If you are interested in meeting Spud, feel free to come by StreetCats at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to Spud and I’m sure that he would love to meet you, too!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Feline Friday - Adam!

Due to technical difficulties due to an operator error Feline Friday has become Feline Saturday or Sunday.  It works much better when I remember to hit the "Publish" button. :-)  Now here's Adam!

Adam is wonderfully handsome brown tabby with a unique marking on his face around his nose!  He is outgoing and likes being around people. He frequently comes out to greet visitors when they arrive.   He is also pretty laid back and gets along with the other cats in the shop.

He is about 4 years old, is healthy, and has been neutered and microchipped.   When he is adopted the new owners contact information will be registered with HomeAgain and his first year’s registration will be paid for by StreetCats. 

Adam was very cooperative while I took pictures of him.  This next one is my favorite.

I did a little research.  This is what I found out about how a cat's tongue functions while the cat is eating and drinking.  If you look at the picture closely you can see the details discussed in the quote below.

“Under a microscope a cat's tongue has papillae with tiny backward facing hooks that rasp like spines. Without these a cat would not be able to groom properly nor eat meat efficiently.”  Senior Cat Editor, Mike Laudner,  of the online magazine, The Pussington Post,

 He also goes on to explain how a cat drinks,  “Slow motion photography has revealed the remarkable way a cat drinks. The cat first simply touches its tongue against the surface of the water. The water sticks to the tongue by surface tension. The cat draws it into its mouth before gravity pulls it back down to the bowl. This action is quickly repeated to create what we recognise as lapping. Without very precise timing and a rough sticky tongue this would not work and the whiskers would get wet. It’s another reason to consider our cats the most extraordinary of creatures. “

I'll have to ask a scientist how the stream of water reforms itself even after being interrupted by the drinking cat's tongue.

Adam would be a great addition to anyone's home.  If you would like to meet him,  and our other cats,  please come by StreetCats anytime between 10:30 and 5:00 Tuesday through Saturday.  It's located at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa,  or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have about adoptions from StreeetCats.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Feline Friday - Vanna!

Recently while I was at the shop photographing our kitties I caught our Vanna sleeping on the job!   She acts as my photography assistant while I work and is usually very good with suggestions and keeping the other cats in line and cooperative.  But this day, while guarding my equipment, while I worked in another room,  she fell asleep on the job.  I'm sure that she'll be very unhappy if she finds out that I posted this, all be it adorable, picture of her caught in the act.

Normally she is right on top of things. As office manager, blogger and photographer's assistant she keeps very busy and really runs a very tight ship, so to speak.  But every one needs a nap now and then and this day she got hers a little early.

I think she might prefer this photograph that shows off her beautiful green eyes.

Vanna is sure that she will be adopted any minute, but just in case you are interested in meeting her first you can find her at StreetCats located at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to Vanna and I’m sure that she would love to meet you, too!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Feline Friday - Truman

Meet Truman!  Truman is a very sweet and affectionate male kitty.  He looks very distinguished with his long black and white coat.

Other words to describe Truman are laid back and friendly.  In his previous home and in his foster home he was friendly with other cats and dogs, too!

Like most kitties he might take some time to get used to a new home.  Often kitties hide when they first come to a new place.  His foster care taker said that he did just that, but after a few days he became accustomed to the new home and finally ventured out.  He then showed just how sweet and affectionate he really is.  His foster caretaker said that he wanted to be near her most of the time and that he loved to sleep on the bed with her. 

He is a healthy boy!  His birthday is approximately July 2005.  He has been to the vet, tested, and neutered.  When he is adopted his micro-chip will be loaded with the new owners contact information and the first year’s registration with HomeAgain will be paid by StreetCats.

If you are interested in meeting Truman, feel free to come by StreetCats at 6520 E. 60th St, in Tulsa, 10:30 - 5:00 Tuesday though Saturday, or call our message line, 918-298-0104 with any questions that you may have.  We would love to show you around and introduce you to Truman and I’m sure that he would love to meet you, too!