Saturday, February 5, 2011

Help Find A Forever Home For Avon!

Mom has posted about Avon twice before but she wants to make her our special project - feel free to copy the picture and link to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC and post on your blog, Facebook or Twitter.  Avon has gone thru so much - she deserves a loving forever home! Let's all do what we can and help find the perfect home for Avon - pass this on, purr for her or just link others to her site.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Formerly Feral and Forever Friday

Hey everybody - Ivy here today to focus on formerly feral and forever homes.  Mom thinks I am about 12 years old.  Even tho I am a mushball lap cat, I have only been indoors for 5 of those years.  Ferals can be tamed and I am proof! I wouldn't let nobody near me when I lived outdoors! Boy have I changed with lots of love.

Did you know us cats are all descended from tabbies?  Experts think that black cats were the first color variety to arise from the ancestral tabby genes.  Since we are all really tabbies, sometimes under our apparent color, the tabby markings show up as ghost markings in kittens ands some adult black cats. 

Not all black is the same  - some black cats with age and sun turn to a rust color like me!  And black is not always called black.  Oriental cats are called ebony or in color points, seal.  OK - enough info - let me get back to my nap in the sun and I will turn you over to Tux!

Last week we mentioned that one of our local shelters was featuring black cats for the month of February as part of their Black Tie Affair. Black cats get a bad rep and they don't deserve it! Meet Tux here from Animal Compassion Network in Asheville, NC.

According to the Black Tie Affair promotion Tux qualifies for a collarship where a local business assists with the adoption fee.  Tux is a black and white gentleman from a family of 7 cats. He is about 3 years old. His person lost her home, so Tux is out scouting for a new one. He has been around cats and dogs, and is quite friendly. Young enough to have some play, but old enough to not be a silly kitten, Tux will make a great family pet, and qualifies for the Black Cat Blitz adoption gift!  Call 828 274-3647 or visit Animal Compassion Network online.

(Mom got all the cat info from a book called Cat Biz by Amanda O'Neill)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Whitester Mancat Monday

Sam here.  Since so many of our white cats are mancats, we thought we would feature them on our Monday posts.  Al (pictured above) is our resident deaf cat.  His magnificent blue eyes and long fur give him movie star presence but he does have a lot of personality issues being deaf.  He doesn't hear us coming and gets easily startled and attacks - not much fun but we don't seem to have figured out how not to sneak up on him.

This is me, Sam - I am a shy guy and don't like it when Mom gets that flashy box out. I am the only one with a tipped ear. Mom asked the vet to do this when I got fixed to help her tell us apart and to know that I had been neutered when we were still outside.  I don't mind - it gives me a rakish look.

This is Two Spot.  Some white cats are born with light black or grey markings on their heads that fade with age.  He had two so Mom named him Two Spot never thinking they would fade.  Now every asks how he got the the name and she has to explain.....

Hope you enjoyed visiting with us - we will bring the other whitesters out next Monday!



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