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!