We'd like to say a huge "THANK YOU" to Skeezix the Cat, Maobert, Rocky the Gutter Cat, and Tripper the Psycho Stray Cat ... The four felinitarians sponsored a cat from Best Friends Animal Society in honor of Fudge Ripple.
Their gesture is immensely thoughtful and means a great deal to us, so we'd like to say "thanks" to the boys from Castro Valley near the big forest ... You're TERRIFIC and we love you! Thanks to the Food Lady and Mr. Tasty Face, too!
Your best friends,
DaisyMae Maus, Cocoa Puff, Sparky Fuzzypants, Pumpkin, and Lucky Charmz (Mom, too)
This is the cat that Skeezix the Cat, Maobert, Rocky the Gutter Cat, and Tripper sponsored ... His name is Oliver.
They call him "Oliver Bad Man" in the most affectionate way imaginable. Yes, he can be a bit of a devil. One minute this long-haired beauty with the face of a lion is snuggling and sleepy. The next, he's nipping excitedly and making a run for the door! It's hard to know what to make of this tabby and his moods, but people who work with him can't help loving him for his antics.
Oliver was born in 2000, and came from a rescue group in Phoenix. He can be adopted, but ... "no kids under 40" say his caregivers with a smile.
To Honor Fudgie's contributions in this life, we also made a donation to Best Friends Animal Society to benefit two cats: Baby and Scout.
This is Baby (isn't she cute?) ...
Anyone who loves frisky kittens will adore Baby! She bats at jingly things, and turns herself upside down in fits of playfulness. You'd almost think she knows how cute she is! This fur-baby looks a little bit like a bowling ball from a certain angle -- she's all fluff and roundness! She was born with a useless back leg that juts out strangely. But she is still able to walk and play.
Baby was born in mid-2002. Her family brought her to a vet, asking to have her birth defect fixed. (Along with the jutting leg, she is incontinent). When the vet said she could not be fully repaired, they requested that she be put down. The vet, enraptured by this happy, playful kitten, could not do it and called Best Friends instead. She now lives and plays here at Kitty Motel.
And this is Scout ... We think that he has a sweet face, doesn't he?
Scout was born with a neurological problem, so he can't walk straight. But he turns into an amazing athlete when you bring out a ping pong ball! He goes straight for it, no hesitation at all! It's incredible!
Scout once had a very loving person. She met Scout as a little kitten. But it wasn't long before she noticed that Scout was different. He couldn't walk right and he couldn't jump very well. He didn't groom himself like other cats. And when he watched birds outside the house, he would pounce for them, running into the sliding glass door. No matter how many times he ran into the door, he never understood. His person had to shut the curtains so he would stop ramming his head! One day, Scout went to the vet to get neutered. After a couple hours, his person got a call. The vet said that Scout wasn't pulling out of the anesthesia. He said he was going to keep Scout overnight. The next day he called back. He said that Scout hadn't had any problems with the anesthesia at all -- why hadn't she told him he's always like that? Whoops! Scout was special, and his person loved him very much. Unfortunately, Scout's person got married and had a baby. When the baby was born Scout was not happy. He would hiss and growl. So he came here to Best Friends.
Scout is 9 years old. When he first got to the sanctuary, he was so stressed out he would only walk in circles. But now he's settled down. He likes to explore his new home. And he's learned that he really likes the company of other cats. He's just not as sure about people, unless they have a ping pong ball! If you like table tennis and maybe aren't so fond of babies, you might be a perfect pen pal and sponsor for Scout!
It you'd like to, you can also sponsor a cat (or other type of animal: many different types make their homes at the sanctuary ... You can click this link and be instantly connected to Best Friends Animal Society.