Saturday, December 24, 2016

Twas the Night Before Christmas - Sensi and Tiger

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.  (of course if there had been a mouse I'm sure Sensi would not be so calm)

The stockings were hung on the cat house with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The cats were nestled all snug in the beds, while visions of catnip toys danced in their heads.

Santa really was here!  I saw him just as he was leaving.  "He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle: But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight-
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night".

I thought you all might want to see how the kitties prepared for Santa Claus.  They were all on their best behavior.....except Gypsy, who stole Santa's hat right off of the top of his head!

Despite the strong claw hold, she had on the hat, Santa was able to wrestle it away from her and continue his mission to deliver toys to all the the good little kitties.  Gypsy only thought Santa was wearing a cat toy on his head and she followed her instincts to attack.  Santa understood and I'm almost certain that he left something for her, too.

Image 1 - Sensi
Image 2 - Tiger, who was adopted soon after the photographs were made.
Image 3 - Sensi
Image 4 - Gypsy

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!
Vickie Sanborn

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Say "Hello" to Mary!  Mary is a short hair black and white tuxedo kitty with an estimated  birthday of 12-3-2008. 

Mary was rescued as a kitten.  The woman who raised her got married and learned that the household would have a dog that might do her harm, so she brought her to StreetCats.

She is a playful, affectionate and friendly kitty.  She likes to sleep in an out of the way place where she can enjoy some peace and quiet.  That place is in the lower cabinets in the cats'
large room.  She has learned to unlatch the doors and let herself inside for nap time.

She is rather independent, but does like to play and be petted.  She doesn't like my camera, though.  If I stand way back away from her she doesn't run and lets me photograph her.  

She is healthy!  She has been to the vet and thoroughly checked out.  She has had all of the tests and vaccinations needed and has been given a clean bill of health!  She has been spayed, and micro-chipped, too.  When the new owner comes along we will update it with the new owner’s contact information.  The chip is invaluable in helping lost pets be returned to their owners.  StreetCats will register her for her first year.  

If you are interested in meeting Mary, 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 Mary and I’m sure that she would love to meet you, too!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Hi everyone!  This is Smokey.  Remember me?  I'm the gray girl who lives on top of the cages in my very own room.  And you guys are going to be happy for me because I have found my purpose as the kitty blogger for StreetCats!  Now you may or may not get that finding your purpose in life is a big deal, but I am just so happy right now!  And here is my picture just in case you don't remember me.
Do you want me to tell you my purpose?  Or would you rather guess?  Okay, I'll tell you.  My new purpose is to be an educator, an educator who specializes in things to know about cats.  Because I'm a cat.  And I'm getting this information from an incredible machine called a computer.  We have one of those machines at StreetCats!  Someone recently asked me how I'm getting to the computer.  Well, I'll tell you only one thing.  I do it at night.  I'm not going to tell you anything else, except the obvious, that I'm a cat and cats are amazing!

Now before I move on to the new information I have for you I need to give you an update on the last post I wrote, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.  That post was about how some people think cats are a problem.  Well, I just want to tell everyone to be vigilant and to put your thinking caps on!  I saw another article that referred to us cats as a problem!  The name of the article was The Case Against Cats and it is in the December issue of The Atlantic Monthly.  I'm not being paranoid, cats.  We need to come together to figure this out!  I'm sure glad I'm a StreetCats cat!!

Okay, now for the new things I've learned.  We have a kitty at StreetCats that is all white.  Her name is Cassie and she is very sweet . . . and available for adoption.  And she is all white.  Here is her picture.
Now, as I said, Cassie is all white.  Except sometimes when I look at her I think I see yellow.  And sometimes her tail looks . . . gray??  Well, I was so curious that I decided to do some investigating.  And here is what I learned.  There are three ways a cat can be white.  One is if they are albino.  We're not going to talk about that because it's very rare.  The second way is if the cat has the dominat white gene (W).  Those cats have blue eyes and are white all over.  But here is another way .  There is a dominate white spot gene (S).  Yeah, I know, it's confusing.  But if there is a tabby cat with white on him, he is really all tabby and the white spot gene (S) just masks the tabby part and makes it white.  And . . . one step further . . . the white spots can cover the whole cat and make a tabby cat look all white!!

So here's my question.  If Cassie's real color is being totally masked by this dominant (S) gene, I wonder what color she really is!  Confused?  Well, I'll study more!