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Meg

Meg and Ellie

Meg is a lovely short haired tortie tabby and is the oldest kitten from the kittens born to the four feral mamas in April 2010.   She is all energy and personality.  She is very opinionated and does not shy away from adjusting attitudes of other cats much larger than her.   Meg delights in sleeping in the bed and on the human whenever possible.   When a younger kitten appeared, Meg was the first one to deliver regular head taps to the baby to separate her from the human.

Her hair is full of spots of red and the very tip of her tail is red.

  • 1.5 year old neutered domestic short haired female
  • tortie tabby
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • spicy personality
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Sam

 Sam is a straw colored Abyssinian wannabe.   He is one of three barn kittens who came to me in July 2009.   He is one of the most affectionate boys.   He is quite large and sleek. He epitomizes grace in action. 

 Sam is very affectionate and is quite happy to be picked up, petted, or taken to bed for sleeping.   He is good with the other cat companions and does not break the peace.   He loves to steal into the kitchen or into the bedroom at every opportunity.

 

  • 2.5 year old neutered domestic short haired male
  • Straw colored
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • feisty personality, affectionate to people
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

 


Ellie

Ellie is a lovely quiet gray and white girl.   She was born to one of the four feral mamas in April 2010.  Ellie has spent the majority of her life in the kitchen.  The kitchen is normally the “hospital” room for cats with special needs for either food, medication or just a bit of extra attention.  Ellie was very smart and realized quite early that she could get extra tidbits of food if she lived in the kitchen!

Ellie is a great bed companion and likes to cuddle close for warmth.   Ellie is a cat with great boundaries and simply has to issue a soft whine for others to leave her alone. 

 

  • 1.5 year old spayed domestic short haired female
  • Sleek gray with white accents
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • feisty personality, affectionate to people
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

B&W Mama

B&W Mama is a small black and white short haired cat.   She is approximately two years old and she and her three female nursed and cared for five litters of kittens during the spring and summer of 2010.   So feral I had to lock her into a cage to insure she did her nursing rotation, I am pleased to say she is quite willing to be touched and petted now.   She prefers air conditioning to the heat of drought ridden Texas.

I have no doubt that B&W Mama will find a suitable name in her new home and that she will no doubt end up being a veritable lap kitty.

  • 2.5 year old spayed domestic short haired female
  • black and white tuxedo
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy but willing to be tamed
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • behavioral or medical concerns –none

Lisbeth

Lisbeth is a petite yearling brindle girl.  Lisbeth was one of five kittens born to B&W Mama.   Five litters of kittens shared each feral mama and kittens and mamas were interchangeable.   One among many, she developed a little peppery personality – keeping her larger companion cats away from her with the tip of her paw.   She enjoys sneaking into the kitchen at every opening of the door in the hopes of finding a little tidbit just for her. 

Lisbeth delights in quick running romps in the cat yard and in the house.   Her nights are spent high on the platform bed on the special back wedge pillow.  Beware all comers, including the human who rests her legs there.  When she is relaxed in her spot, everyone else must move!

 

  • 1.5 year old spayed domestic short haired female
  • brindle
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • affectionate; extrovert
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Sarah

Sarah is a feisty calico girl.  She is part of the orphaned kittens who nursed their surrogate feral mamas.   She and her brothers were born in April 2010.  She has nothing but attitude and routinely gives human and cats alike, paw taps to adjust their attitudes.  Sarah has a great way to reach out of the way places by taking a leap onto the vertical surface nearby as she ricochets her body to the destination. 

As a kitten, Sarah loved the large ten gallon feeder and spent hours hiding inside it, not realizing others could see her through the heavy plastic.   Likewise she loved to climb into every bowl that presented her with the opportunity.

 

  • 1.5 year old spayed domestic short haired female
  • calico
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • feisty personality
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs

Tilt

Tilt is a lovely gray tabby with white under belly.  He was living in Mississippi when his owner went into the hospital for testing and never returned.   He had a bout of  vestibular disease at some time in his life which left him with a permanent head tilt.   Although he holds his head in an odd way from time to time, he is not incapacitated in any way.   He is approximately 7 years old.

Tilt loves to spend all his time in the kitchen and must be prodded to leave the kitchen so that he has access to the outside pen.   Tilt has a very healthy appetite and he knows he is likely to be spoiled if remains in the kitchen.  He does not seek my lap out on his own; however, he responds well to petting.

  • Approximately 7 year old neutered domestic short haired male
  • Gray tabby with white belly
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns, except has a vestibular head tilt

Connor

Connor and Captain Jack

Connor is a short haired orange tabby.  He was one of the many kittens born in April 2010 to the four feral mamas.  Although I spent many weeks nursing him with KDR to supplement the mamas’ milk for so many, he forgot all the cuddling time.   He is very affectionate with other cats; however, he runs whenever I approach.  He delights in waiting for me to bring him a token taste of wet food, which he eats in the small mini-house which serves as the cat yard tunnel from the house.   It is my hope that one day he might remember all the care and affection I have given him and stop looking at me like I am an ogre!

 I have no doubt that Connor would be a great companion if he were in a smaller population of cats.  I have a particular fondness for orange tabby boys and I hope that someone will welcome him into their home and their hearts.

 

  • 1.5 year old neutered domestic short haired male
  • orange tabby
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • timid
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

 

 


Crookshank

Crookshank is a spunky little black and white boy.  He was born in May 2011 along with his two sisters, Eliza and Sophie.  Crookshank  enjoyed the attentions of his surrogate semi-feral mama, but he was not ready to give up his comforting moments napping at the milk bar.  When the kittens were moved to the sanctuary, he found a new milk bar provider in Beckett.  Although there was no milk to be obtained there, he was happily connected  to Beckett each night and submitted gladly to the baths that were a part of the ritual.

Somewhere along the way from being abandoned by his mother, and being delivered to me to raise, his tail was crimped into almost a right angle.   This slight imperfection is the obvious inspiration of his name.   He loves to play with his bigger kitty companions and spends most of his time in the outside pens. 

  • 3 month old neutered domestic short haired male
  • calico
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • affectionate; extrovert
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Eliza

Eliza is a beautiful miniature “dalmation” black and white spotted kitten.  She and her siblings, Sophie and Crookshank were born in May 2011.   Although I “nursed” the kittens several times daily with a syringe and KDR, the semi-feral surrogate mama cat taught her to run when I approached.   It has taken several weeks for me to demonstrate to the kitten I was a “safe” giantess who would care for her every need.

Along with Sophie, Eliza is an explorer.  She darts for the door between my feet at every opportunity.  Two days ago, she managed to reach “outside” without the benefit of the enclosed pens, and I was hard pressed to catch her up.   What a toot! 

  • 3 month old spayed domestic short haired female
  • Black and white spotted “dalmation”
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • affectionate; extrovert
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Sophie

Sophie is a very petite calico kitten.  She and her siblings, Eliza and Crookshank were born in May 2011.   Her mother left the kittens on the porch of a friend, and he quickly scooped  them up and brought them to me.   Thankfully, I had a semi feral mama nursing her own five kittens and so she took over their early days of grooming and some sporadic nursing.  The kittens thought they had two mamas as I was feeding them syringes of KDR.   The other milk bar was more for comfort than for actual nourishment.  

Sophie prefers not to be picked up, but who can resist a small bundle of beauty like her?   She loves to sleep in the bedroom with the big cats and is still small enough to slip through small openings.  I had to rethink my outside pens when I realized she was “popping” through just to follow me around in my chores.

  • 3 month old spayed domestic short haired female
  • calico
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • affectionate; extrovert
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Beckett

Beckett is a long haired muted orange tabby boy (also known as a creamsicle).  He was born in April 2010 to one of the four feral mamas.   He is affectionate with other cats and occasionally with his interim human.   He often plays the role of surrogate mother to the kittens who joined the sanctuary in May.   Although they are now growing out of it, when they first arrived, Sophie, Eliza and Crookshank, all up for adoption, were always seen snuggled into his belly while kneading and nursing him. 

 I am not sure who was more comforted by this behavior; I loved watching and laughing over it.

  • 1.5 year old neutered domestic long haired female
  • muted orange tabby or creamsicle
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • very affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Casey

Casey is a short haired solid black girl with a very small bit of white hairs on her chest.  She was born sometime in May 2008.  She was abandoned right in front of me on June 17, 2008 at the Fort Bend County parking lot, as I pulled back into my office driveway from a trip to the vet. 

Casey is an extremely affectionate lap girl.  She gladly follows me around while I perform daily tasks.  She is particularly happy to seek out a second helping of wet food whenever she sneaks into the kitchen.  She is also an expert at clinging to the kitchen shelf as I try to escort her from the kitchen.  She is very affectionate with other cats. 

  • 3 year old spayed domestic short haired female
  • Sleek black fur with a small patch of white hairs on her chest
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • very affectionate; extrovert
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

 


Louisa

Louisa is a delightful orange tabby with white girl.  She was born in April 2010 and was raised with a large number of other kittens.  From an orphaned litter, Louisa and her siblings nursed four feral mamas who had babies a few weeks younger.   Louisa is very attentive and often paws on legs, hands or whatever is in range to get attention, especially for choice foodie tidbits.

  • 1.2 year old spayed domestic short haired female
  • Orange tabby with white accents
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • very affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • behavioral or medical concerns — one eye tears up and is reddened.  She is on drops to try to clear this up.
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Gretchen

Gretchen came to me in June 25, 2009 as a foster placement.   She was found by a man walking his dogs and had been hit by a car.   Gretchen is a delightful muted tortie who is very affectionate.  Although her “would be” family made semi regular contacts for the first year, they have not expressed any interest in her for over a year.   Gretchen deserves a family of her own and as a result, she is on the adoption list.

Although she seems very healthy, Gretchen does have a problem with constipation from time to time.   She was incontinent for approximately six months after being hit.  She is no longer incontinent but she frequently visits the litter box and does not always produce a bowel movement.

  • 4 year old spayed domestic short haired female
  • Muted tortie
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • very affectionate; extrovert
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • behavioral or medical concerns – as a result of accident, she sometimes has issues with regular bowel movements.  She was incontinent at first; that disappeared once her body fully healed.  She now has issues from time to time with constipation.   A tablespoon of pure pumpkin added into her food resolves the problem.

Red Mama

Red Mama is a beautiful long haired red tabby.   She is approximately two years old and she and her three female companions appeared at my elderly neighbor’s house in the spring of 2010.  They were all pregnant when I caught them  in humane traps to prevent an epidemic of unaltered cats.     I have never renamed  her with the hopes that her new family would give her a name as well as a home.

Although feral  last year, she became very tame once she joined  the rest of the cats in the main pen.   She does not seek out my companionship, but she is no longer resistant when being petted or even being held.   I have no doubt that given a place of her own, or with only one or two companions, she would bond well with her new family.

  • 2.5 year old spayed domestic long haired female
  • Red Tabby
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • frisky and extroverted
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • behavioral or medical concerns –none

 


Roarke

Roarke is a large, sleek panther.  He is solid black and does not shy away from any opportunity to eat.   He is very affectionate and insists on being on the bed every night to sleep as close to me as possible.   He and his siblings were given to me in the fall of 2010 in the hopes they might find homes.   He has a very comfortable attitude towards other cats and is not aggressive.   He is a complete extrovert and loves to play chase and roll on the ground.

His response to new kittens added into the mix, is to give them occasional head taps when they need a bit more discipline.  He does this with a velveted paw and he follows it up by serious kitten grooming.

Roarke would make a delightful companion for someone with other cats or on his own.

  • 2 year old neutered domestic short haired male
  • sleek black fur
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • frisky and extroverted
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • behavioral or medical concerns –none

 


Sydney

Sydney was born along with siblings Lance and Reese, also for adoption, on April 10, 2004.  He is a long haired black and white boy.  He is a large boy and a bundle of energy.  He is shy, but is okay to pet on his own terms.

Sydney has spent a lot of time practicing handsome and he loves to be admired.

  • 7 year old neutered domestic long haired male
  • black and white
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy but can be very affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

 


Roman

Roman was born on May 31, 2004 along with sister Gabby, and brother Ben who are also adoption candidates.  His hair is medium length but his tail is a long plume.  I swear in all my years of cat admiration, I have never seen such a long tail on a domestic cat.

Roman is very sweet natured boy.  He is also handy with litter box supervision.

  • 7 year old neutered domestic medium haired male
  • Gray tabby with white under belly
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy but can be very affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

 


Reese

Reese was born April 10, 2004 to one of two feral pregnant mamas I took in to help find homes for the kittens.    She was the runt of the litter.  She and her siblings shuttled back and forth between the two mama cats, and nursed whichever one had milk to offer.
  • 7 year old neutered domestic short haired female
  • black and white
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy but can be very affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

As a baby, I recorded two Reese escapades:

Reese, the Water Girl  —   January 15, 2005

… This a.m., I was madly searching for something, and I looked down to find the warm water I had installed for the day, was filled with little Miss Reese.   Not just her front paws, but her whole body was in the little box.   And she was madly diving her paws in for the corners, and playing happily in the water.

It isn’t too terribly cold here, compared to the rest of the country, but wet is wet, and she has a tendency to catch cold, so I scooped her out and dried her off and left her to sit in front of the heater vent.

I went back to search and a few minutes later, realized, she was back.   Yes, in the water.   Completely soaked.   And very happy.

She is a very tiny, petite black and white kitty.  Doesn’t look like a real tiger at all.

 

Reese, the Second Act – January 16, 2005

…Little Reese was dry and happy and just needing some of her mama’s attention.

…She begs to go in to the kitchen, where kitties are not generally permitted. Then she screams for me to come and spend time with her.  When I arrive, she dashes and darts under the buffet; the stove, the table etc.   Cat and mouse
a la Reese.

Last night, I realized she had finally stopped yelling …I then noticed every kitty lined up looking through the door into the kitchen.  Still no hint of what I would find.

Finally, I went into the kitchen.  There I found a kitchen floor lined with cat litter, everywhere.  We had cat litter on the floor between the table and the stove.  Cat litter spread all over the tiles.  Cat litter and a darting little mouse of a Reese cat, showing me her handiwork.

I yelled “Bad girl.  Bad Reese.”  This was quite effective and just made her dart in and out of the litter more vehemently.  She would play, then dart under the furniture as another “bad” left my mouth.

You see, my little Reese has great taste.  The litter she spread around, and thankfully did not use, is the very expensive stuff to get cats that are going outside the box, to use the box.  So it is laced with something like
if not in actuality catnip.

I cleaned up.  I bundled her off to the other room as soon as she darted in
the right place for me to nab her.  Thankfully, she had hours to dry between her swims and the litter.  Can you imagine the paste I would still be cleaning up after?


Lance

Lance is a big loving hunk of a cat.  He was born on April 10, 2004 and is the littermate to Reese and Sidney also up for adoption.  Despite his size, he has a very sweet spirit.

He is my morning delight as he loves to cuddle at the foot of my bed and that is when he will sit long enough for me to stroke him repeatedly.   He is also a cat litter box helper, and spends his morning inspecting the boxes as I clean them, and adding to them as necessary.  It is a tough job, but he is willing to do this.

Lap cat potential.

  •  7 year old neutered domestic short haired male
  • black and white patchwork
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy but can be very affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Ki Mama

Ki-Mama is one of four feral pregnant females my elderly neighbor had camped out in her yard last summer.   She has come a long way in her interaction with humans.  She is shy when approached but is very touchable and likes to be petted.   She is completely subservient to other cats.   I believe with work, she would be inclined to be a lap cat.

  • 2 year old spayed domestic long haired female
  • muted orange tabby or creamsicle
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy but can be very affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Gabby

Gabby was born on May 31, 2004, along with brothers Ben and Roman, who are also adoption candidates.  She has grown into a large, long haired beauty with seal point, tabby markings and smoky blue eyes.   She has a very sweet squeak of a voice.    She likes to be petted, but can be skittish.  She stands her own well in the sanctuary, but I think if she were on her own, or in a smaller household, her personality would shine.
  • 7 year old spayed domestic medium haired female (plush hair)
  • sealpoint tabby with blue eyes
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy but can be very affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

First Mama

First Mama was one of the four feral females that were pregnant together last summer in my elderly neighbor’s yard.   She had the first litter in April and escaped for a day when I took her sister mother cats in for spaying.  That was long enough to become pregnant again.

Although very shy with humans and cats, she has learned exactly where to stand for her wet food breakfast offerings.   She is touchable and given time and less cats to compete with, I believe she would be a great companion cat.

  • 2 year old spayed domestic short haired female
  • muted gray tabby with partial tail
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Scout

Scout was born sometime in July 2000.  She came to live with me on September 18, 2000.  She was named in honor of a favorite cat I met online and my favorite book character from To Kill A Mockingbird.

Scout was the beginning of a long line of cats and kittens that would be presented to me as a result of my office being directly behind the courthouse in Richmond, Texas.    County employees began to bring me kittens and cat foundlings.  She appeared at my door in paper box, covered in fleas.

  • 11 year old neutered domestic short haired female
  • gray and white patchwork
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy but can be very affectionate with her human
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Clint Black

Clint Black is one of five kittens I took in from an unwanted litter born in April 2004.   He and three of his siblings have been with me since May 2004.  He is the sweetest of the bunch and likes to sleep with me either behind my knees or on top of them.   He kneads like crazy.

His siblings are also posted for adoption, Black Bart, Kennedy (f) and Reagan.

  • 7 year old neutered domestic short haired male
  • solid black
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • Very shy affectionate on his own terms
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns

Ben

Ben was born on May 31, 2004.  He is brother to Roman and Gabby.    He was named for his tiger striping which reminded me of a Bengal tiger.    He has grown into a long and lanky boy.    He is somewhat skittish if approached from a standing position, but once seated or prone, he likes to be petted.
  • 7 year old neutered domestic short haired male
  • gray tabby with spotted belly
  • FIV and FELEUK negative
  • vaccinated
  • shy but can be very affectionate
  • great with other cats, untested with kids or dogs
  • no behavioral or medical concerns