Happy Tails: Meet Opossum

Author’s Note: I want to thank Opossums mom for letting me pepper her with questions about this little girl. She’s such a cutie! According to the about section on her facebook page she was found at a four way intersection starving and terrified. Pictures were used with permission, please visit her official page The Abandoned Opossum


Meet Opossum


Where did her name come from?

We called her Opossum because the first time I touched her she played dead. She weighed less than a pound. Someone had dumped her at a local intersection and she had been scavenging for food. My oldest daughter and I persistently followed her until we could pick her up. With her coloring, she kinda resembled a young opossum


How old is she?

She is between 3 and 4 months old by the vet’s estimate, but also small for her age

How many fur siblings does she have?  

She lives with a husky service dog in training and a saint Bernard service dog in training. To be honest, both pups adore her. It actually took her longer to adjust to them. I think she had previously been attacked by a dog or dogs. She also lives with Watson who has taken to her.


Was she on a special diet when you first found her? 

The vets did  suggest small meals multiple times a day instead of leaving out a large supply because she would inhale it like it was going to run away. She was on wet food and regular food.


Is she easily scared of new things?


It depends on the thing. For example, she has embraced the children from the moment she joined the family. The dogs she bullied until she had them dominated. I forgot to mention my tomcat as her sibling. Watson took her under his wing. I have rescued many cats over the years and many kitten litters and Watson embraces newcomers. Halloween, she didn’t bat an eye at costumes or decorations. She loves to be around water, never had a problem with toys, the broom, or anything really bothering her. She is fearless for most things. She is not big on strangers. She personally despises the UPS man.


Why the UPS man?


I don’t know why she distrusted the ups man. I know he’s here because she is in the window growling at him with her ears pinned. When I open the door she runs under the bed immediately, she wants no confrontation.


Do the pups try to play with her?

The pups love to play with her but she is usually not interested. I let Banner play with her to a point before I separate them. Aponi is too big and I’m afraid would hurt her by accident so I don’t let those two play much.


Does she get to go outside often?


Not often, only while being supervised. I had to flea bomb the house the other day and it was her first day out since we brought her home. She enjoyed it but was ready to go back in. She is very clingy, where the other pets are exploring and playing, she was within ten feet of me at all times.
What is her favorite things to do?

Her favorite thing to do would be finding a lap to curl up in. Any of the kids laps, my lap, or my fiance’s lap. We are all reserved seats. She rather curl up and purr than do anything else.

A fleece blanket works too. She has claimed an old Christmas blanket at this time


Does she have any favorite toys?


She has a catnip toy she is extremely fond of. She hides it under the dresser so no one else can play with it.


Does she talk a lot?


She is very talkative. Usually when I am sleeping or am not currently petting her. If I shut the bathroom door she protests. She prefers to bathe with me. She gets in the tub and lays on me.


What’s her favorite food?


She loves baked chicken and she was introduced to a little Turkey breast this week. She enjoyed it tremendously. She always tries to steal whatever we are eating. It was a little difficult to introduce her to actual cat food, but we reached success with Meow Mix




Opossum has an odd fascination with Rick from The Walking Dead. She watches Netflix with me but during that show she actually sits on my laptop and is completely immersed. I have never had a cat like television before.




Happy Tails: Meet Billybobcat Thorton

May I ask how you found your forever home?
Well, Mom had a neighbor that had adopted me from a rescue when I was about 1 and had me for about 3 years. That neighbor had to move and could not take me with her so mom said she would take me. That was 14 years ago!
What is your secret to remaining youthful and handsome?
*blushing* Oh stop, you are too kind
Oh hehehe, *blush* Thank you. I guess it is due to the delicious food mom feeds me and she brushes me everyday! I do so love being brushed! Plus Plenty of rest!

Can you tell me about your girlfriend Snakey, how did you two meet?
My beautiful Snakey *dreamy eyes* I am so lucky to have her. We met at a fundraiser at my dear friend, FatBoy Babushka’s! He was having a bachelor auction and I was one of the bachelors! A lovely ladycat named Tashi the rescue cat won me in the auction. It was then learned that Snakey was very interested in me, so I went on 2 dates! Tashi had a boyfriend already, but we had a lovely dinner and night out. Then Snakey and I went out and we just hit it off!! We have been together ever since!

Do you have anything special planned for Valentine’s Day?
*shy giggle*  Well I definitely do. But I can’t tell you because Snakey will likely be reading this!

What is your favorite thing to do?
Besides sleeping? .. I love looking at the squirrels… The frustratingly unattainable squirrels! in the back yard. I sit in the bedroom window and watch them. Sometimes mom puts on the squirrel channel for me on the computer, but it is equally frustrating!

Where do you like to sleep?
Sometimes on mom’s face. But usually right next to her on a pillow with my soft blanket, wedged in her armpit. When it is cold I like to get under the covers and if I can be on mom at the same time, that is especially awesome.
I love being near my mom

What would you like to say to people who are scared to adopt an older cat?
What is there to be afraid of? There are many advantages to adopting us more mature kitties. We are more calm, we like to cuddle and we keep the zoomies to a minimum!

Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself?
I feel the need to confess my love of nip. But I drool so much when I get it, mom doesn’t give it to me too often. But I love my mom so much. I will cry if she leaves for too long. She says my crys sound like I am saying MAWWWWWM. But I have a really cushy life and I am grateful!
This is how I type
May I borrow pictures of you and your beautiful girlfriend for the article?
Oh Yes!!! Please do!   Her page is “Snakehead for president 2012

Author’s Note: Many thanks to Mr. BillyBob Cat Thorton for letting me interview him. Pictures were used with permission. You can find him on his facebook page –BillybobCat Thorton.

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Happy Tails: Meet Eleanor & Her Hairies

Miss Eleanor, let’s start with you, may I ask how you came to your forever home?

(Tap Tap)

Is this thingy on.. testing 1,47,15..
Well, I lived with some dude that took in my pregnant mommy, he didn’t know we were in there, when we were born, he was trying to find houses for us. Daddy found the dude, drove a big much time and TADA!!! Mommy was surprised after Tabby’s cheer practice with ME!


How many clothes do you have in your wardrobe?

I have a lot of clothes, I can’t count that big much yet, but a lot are too big much on me. I do donate my little much ones to a Sphynx rescue.

 Sugar Skull shirt
Do you have a favorite outfit?

I have 2 favorites, they were custom made for me, one has daisies on it, the other has sugar skulls. I love them so much, I am a model for the etsy page thingy that makes them.


Do you have a daily beauty routine?

I start off by making sure that I getted big much wrinkle sleeps. I get my cardio in by running and climbing anything and everyone. I don’t even want to think of all the stuff that the Crazy Mommy Lady does to me… my ears hurt just thinking of those evil Qtips!!!

I gots a boxie!
I gots a boxie!


Sir Francois Xavier LeFlufferbutte King of Tacos, how did you get such a glorious name?

Whaa, whaaaat is she saying? I can have tacos? Oh, she likes my name?



Are you really the King of Tacos?

(Now paying attention) YES! I am the King of EVERYTHING! The God Father, really.

Does any one treat you different because you are deaf?

The Mother figure does signs at me with her hands, other than that, no, not really, they all pretty much worship me.

Francois looking chic


Carlisle, can you explain what a flame point meeze is?

It depends on who you ask, Flame point Meeze, is a flame point, red point, some say we have an Albino trait Siamese.

Carlisle, the handsome
Carlisle, the handsome


Where did your name come from?

Well, the tiny human was obsessed with Twilight, before I came to live here, they had another flamer Meeze, named Jasper that passed away from Wet FIP, she wanted me to have a vampire name too.


Where is your favorite place to sleep?

I LOVE to sleep on top of the big plasma TV.


Miss Serefina
Miss Serefina
Miss Serefina, I love your name it’s so lovely.

You will really LOVE my full name then, Serefina Fiona LeFluffer the Queen of all Evil (I cut the Butte off my last name after Francois’ and my divorce.. LOOONNNG story)


What is your favorite thing to do?

I love to just be a total, um, Queen of Evil.


I'm fabulous!
I’m fabulous!

Only the ones that are too large on her, she’s usually picky about our hair, Mommy seriously uses a lint remover to get out hair off of Nor’s clothes… SPOILED MUCH?.. I mean, oh how I love my beautiful naked sister!


Who is your favorite playmate in the house?

I know it may sound like I am sucking up to her, but Eleanor. I felt like a loner before she came into our home. The other cats think that my markings are mean, Eleanor doesn’t care what anyone looks like, she was so sweet to me and we bonded instantly!


Sir Edward, what is it like living in a house with mostly ladycats?

The real question would be, what’s it like for all the ladies, living with big sexy me?!

Meow there ladies
Meow there ladies


May I ask if you are the biggest mancat in the house?

(Flexes his biceps & winks) ..


Is it true you are single?

For you, doll face, I’m whatever you wish for me to be.

What are you looking for in a nice ladycat?

She has to be attractive, well groomed, bury her own in the litterbox.


Tucker, what breed are you?

The vet THINKS that I am Pitbull/Great Dane.. I personally KNOW that I am just a really tall CAT!

Tucker, the really tall cat
Tucker, the really tall cat


How do you handle all the cats in the house?

Very carefully.

Bella Shanaynay:

Me! After a fur cut
Bella Shanaynay, I adore that name! Where did it come from?

I swing my arms and slap like the old TV character from the 90’s. My full name is Bella Shanaynay LaBousche Johnson III


What breed are you ma’am?

I am a “Toy” Schnauzer.. even though a Toy breed doesn’t really exist. 

What is your favorite to do?

I LOVE to dig in the trash and hoard the lovely half eaten things that I find, especially banana peels and Styrofoam containers!… 


Author’s Note: Many thanks to Miss Eleanor and Her Hairies for answering the interview questions. It’s always a pleasure to do a group interview. You can find Miss Eleanor on her facebook page- Eleanor the Sphynx and her Hairies on their faceboook page- Eleanor’s Hairies. Pictures were used with permission.


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Happy Tails: Meet Bo’sun

Hi Miss Christina … you can call me Bailey.

May I borrow pictures of you for the article?
Bailey, may I ask how old you are?
I just turned 6 in November. I had a cool party with 3 of my wheaten buddies. We have play dates … well I think it’s really our Mom’s play dates. BOL
Oh great, she found a hat
I read you are a soft coated Wheaton Terrier, can you explain what that is?
Mom told me that I’m an Irish breed of dog. We were farm dogs way back 200 years ago. Wow that’s a long time ago!  She said we were the poor man’s farm dog and we would chase vermin – I think that means mousies. Some of us would herd sheep and go hunting with our Dads. Our coat is really soft and we don’t shed. And we’re all some sort of wheat colored. That’s why we spell wheaten with an “e” not an “o”.
How did you come to your forever home?
Mom & Dad got me from a nice lady …. well they thought she was but they found out later that she got me from a puppy mill. I don’t remember that place and I’m glad I don’t. It must a been horrible.  And Mom says if I get a sister, she will rescue her or find a good breeder for a puppy.
My birthday bone.. it was huge!
Do you live with any fursiblings?
I don’t have a sister yet but I think it would be fun. Mom says maybe some day.
I read you really like cheese, do you have a favorite kind of cheese?
My favorite cheese is string cheese but I’ll eat any kind. I just tried Camembert cheese and it was yummy. It’s funny too cuz Mom sometimes hurries me along on our walks by saying “COME ON BEAR” in a funny voice then she says “that’s cheese.” BOL
How many boat rides have you been on? Do you  wear a life jacket?
Wow, I don’t know how many boat rides. I’ve been on our boat since I was 5 months old. We have a catamaran power boat so it’s real smooth and I can nap and watch duckies and seagulls and supervise everybody when they fish. I don’t bark on the boat so I don’t scare the fishies.  When I was little, I wore my life vest all the time cuz they wanted to be sure I didn’t jump off the boat.  The sides of our boat are real high and I don’t try to jump off so if it’s nice and I’m napping in the cockpit or if we’re fishing I don’t have to wear it. But it’s always right there so I can have Mom put it on. Oh and I am the Bo’sun on the boat. That’s short for boatswain.  He’s the dude that is in charge of the deck.
Whatcha doing dad?
Where is your favorite place to go for a walk?
I love walking anywhere but I think I like the times we walk around my neighborhood and up to the little shopping center. I always meet lots of people and they always smile and talk to me. I also like going to Annapolis and walk around but it’s a special trip because we have to take a kinda long car ride to get there. But it’s real cool and we can sit outside at restaurants and eat. And we meet lots of people.
What else would you like people to know about you?
I guess I would just want people to know that I really like meeting them. And I like other dogs if they are friendly. I go to daycare and lots of times I show the new dogs how to play there so they have a buddy.
Thanks for interviewing me. It was fun.
Boating tip: Always wear a life jacket

Author’s Note: Many thanks to Bo’Sun and his parents for letting me interview him. Pictures were used with permission. Please visit him on his Facebook page – Bo’sun Bailey’s Wheaton Adventures (try saying that three times as fast!)

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Happy Tails: Meet Twiggy & Onyx

Onyx & Twiggy in the snow
Onyx & Twiggy in the snow
Twiggy & Onyx, how old are you both?
I turned 6 on October 26th and Onyx will be 4 on July 15th.
How did you end up at your forever home?
I was 10 1/2 weeks old when we they brought me home. I was an accidental litter that they were trying to prevent from ending up at the track. Onyx was adopted from the Boulder Valley Humane Society at 10 weeks old. I visited him there before he came home. It smelled funny. He had parvo as a puppy and he was a black Pit Bull mix, so he actually sat at the shelter for 2 weeks before we knew we had to be his new family.
Onyx, can you explain what a groupie is?
I sure can! Twiggy is basically the boss. She’s much pickier than me, so I follow her lead. I’m her groupie. I still get my way sometimes though!
Twiggy, is it true greyhounds have a lot of energy?
Actually, I would say us greyhounds most like sleeping. We do have a burst or two of energy each day, but a good 10 minutes of zoomies around the back yard and we’re ready for a nap again. Us greyhounds are really just big couch potatoes!
All smiles
What are your favorite things to do?
Twiggy: “I like sleeping. Especially on the couch after I dig in it for a bit. The people don’t seem to like that much, but it’s important for my napping places to be comfortable. I also like to play chase. It’s my most favorite game. I’ll play inside or outside, and I always win.”
Onyx: “I like treats, and my duck. I like to eat and chase my duck. Carrots are one of my favorite treats. I don’t share my treats with my duck though. The treats are for me.”
Where do you two like to sleep?
Twiggy: “We sleep on the couch mostly. Mom likes to snuggle with us. Dad never used to, but recently we’ve been allowed up there a lot more and he even he seems to enjoy it.” Onyx: “I also like to sleep under the bed. I like to hide.”
Can you explain why you are against greyhound racing?
Twiggy: “Yes. Us greyhounds love to run and we love to chase, but when people have us just so they can make money, they are often not very nice to us. I’m sure there are some racing greyhounds who are treated real well, but there are so many that aren’t that we don’t think it should be allowed at all. There are thousands of racing greyhounds that compete each year, but only hundreds end up in adoption programs. Where do the rest go? No one likes to talk about that. And many that do end up in adoption programs have never really known love. They don’t get to hang out with their people and get loved every day like we do. I often hear people telling my Mom that I’m different for a greyhound, but I’m not. I’m how greyhounds would be if they all got the chance to be raised by loving families.”
Onyx: “What she said.”
Where can people go to raise awareness?
Twiggy: “There are many rescue groups. We support Colorado Greyhound Adoption. They bring in greyhounds on a big truck from out of state. CO does not allow racing anymore so they work with tracks in places like Iowa and Kansas. I’m always so happy when they bring new greyhounds to CO, but I also wonder where the rest of them went. We encourage everyone to find a local rescue and help support them. The rescues have to stay neutral about racing so that they can continue to rescue retired racers, but they can teach you what it’s like for the greyhounds. There is no better way to learn than to learn from those who are doing.”
Tug of war in the backyard
I see you are also anti-BSL, can you tell me why?
Onyx: “Oh, I got this one! BSL or Breed Specific Legislation is not an effective way to control aggressive dogs. I think there should be some rules about aggressive dogs. I’ve met a few and they really scared me, but Twiggy says I scare easily. Anyway, BSL prevents my family from living in certain places just because of who I am. But if you want to know the truth, I wouldn’t hurt a fly. I love everyone. Twiggy on the other hand, well she’s the picky one! BSL just keeps people believing that certain dogs are bad. We should be focusing our attention on educating pet owners to treat their dogs better, and how to train their dogs. We should be doing things that help all dogs and only punish those who do something to deserve a punishment.”
Is there anything else you would like to share?
Twiggy: “We also like to bring attention to black pets. Dogs and cats. They tend to get looked over at shelters. Black pets are just as loving as any other pet. Please give a black pet a chance.”

Author’s Note: Many thanks to their wonderful mom Miss Chloe for answering the questions. You can find them on Facebook under Greyhound Groupie, their blog Snotface & Twiggy  or on Twitter as Twiggy & Onyx

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Happy Tails: Meet Asha

How old are you?
I will be 2 in May
Where did your name come from?
Asha was the name I was given at the shelter, and mommy and daddy liked it and thought it was unique, so it stuck.  We have since learned that it means hope in Hindi.
How did you come to your forever home?
Mommy saw me on petfinder.com and thought I was adorable.  Daddy ended up surprising mommy with me for her birthday =) Someone dropped off my entire fur family (mom, dad, and all of my siblings) at the shelter.  Luckily, we all ended up finding forever homes =)
Look deep into my eyes..
I read you have an adopted brother Baen who is deaf, how do you help him?
I help him with his separation anxiety, when he can see me and see that I am fine then he realizes that he is fine.  He also follows my lead for clues as to what or how he should react in certain situations. (ex. when he notices that I am barking he barks too)
How did he come to live with you? I was looking online at dogs, I had been wanting another one, but wasn’t seriously looking.  I found a picture of Baen with 2 of his brothers and actually went to look at one of his brothers.  His brother was adopted before I could get there and Baen was the only one left.  He was adorable and I fell in love with him when I saw him.
Was he born deaf?
Yes, as far as I know.
Did you know when you adopted him he was deaf or did you realize it after?
It’s actually a funny story.  When I went to go see him he kept running off and we would try to call him back and he wouldn’t come back we had to physically go get him.  The first time my fiancé and I took him to Florida to visit our families my mom mentioned she thought he was deaf because he wouldn’t come when you called his name, or ever respond to his name, and Asha and my parent’s dog would react to things that he wouldn’t.  When we got back home we took him to the vet and the vet tried different things like clapping and making various noises that Asha would respond to, but Baen paid no attention.
Asha & Baen
Did you train him with sign language?
We are attempting to.  He has learned sit, lay down, no, and to come (when you have his attention).  It is still a work in progress.  We have also learned that since you can’t call his name to get his attention that we have to stomp to get his attention.
Is there anything you would like to tell others about deaf dogs that they might not know?
They take a little more patience, but they are just as sweet and lovable as any other dog.  It has been amazing to watch Baen’s transformation the more we have been able to “communicate” with him.
Asha, do you know hand signals too?
I know some, sit (when I’m not overexcited), high five and shake.  Mommy taught me with words and hand signals, so I learned to associate the signals with the “trick.”
How long will it take to get the training/certification to be a therapy dog?
There isn’t a set amount of time, it will take as long as I need to be able to pass the various sections of the test. (which in my case may be a while =) I’m a chihuahua who is protective of my family and likes to bark 😉 )  Mommy is trying to socialize me more to help me become more comfortable being around strangers and in new novel situations.
May I ask what exactly therapy dogs do?
Therapy dogs can serve a variety of purposes, such as visiting patients in nursing homes, hospitals, and schools, or in my case can be used in counseling sessions.  Mommy is in school to become a psychologist and wants me to help her work with Veterans.
What are you favorite things to do?
I love chewing things (nylabones, deer antlers, the occasional shoe, squeaky toys, frisbees), eating veggies, I love playing with Baen, “swimming” on the floor, cuddling, going on walks, and traveling to see my grandparents in Florida.
Watching & barking at cars .. we do that too
Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself or your family?
Although I get annoyed when Baen can’t hear my warning growls, or realize that he is annoying me, I love him and wouldn’t trade him for anything.  Special needs dogs need homes too, and just require a little more attention, so don’t be so quick to overlook an animal because they are a little bit different =)

Author’s Note: Many thanks to Asha, Baen and their mom for letting me ask many questions about them. Pictures were used with permission. Please visit them on their Facebook pages Asha: Therapy Dog in Training and Baen: Living with Special Needs .

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Happy Tails: Meet Winnie Snookes

Winnie Snookes

 How old are you?

I am 6 and 5 months I will be 7 on 1st August

Where did your  name come from?

My name Winnie comes from me meowing at mam-mam when I first came to my furever home so she called me Winne winge bag mol but snookes is just a fun name my mam-mam calls me from a song she heard once in a film.

How did you find your forever family?

I found my furever home one very cold winter I had been alone for so long I was very cold and had not ate in so long I was managing to get some little bits of food but I never enough.  I found a barn to hide out in but it was so cold, I had been like this for a while and I kept seeing people that lived in the house next to the barn.

I did go up to the window a few times to look in making sure no one saw me and as I looked in I could see this happy family warm and snug inside out of the cold I wanted it but did not think I would ever get it.

Then one day I fell into a hole and I had no way of getting out, I was there for a long time when I heard this noise.  It was the puppies  I thought to myself that this was how my short life would end but the puppies did not try to hurt be they were trying to save me.

One puppies was barking and one ran away and came back with a person, she told them to go and lifted me up she seen how thin and frightened I was. so she took me inside.  She got me warm and gave me lots to eat and just when I thought she was going to make me leave she said to me that this was my furever home now and I would never have to worry about being cold hungry and alone again and this is where I have been ever since.

 How did Supreme Commandor Thor help you to be brave?

Supreme Commandor Thor on his outpost
Supreme Commandor Thor on his outpost

Supreme Commander Thor helped me to be brave by him not being afraid of the puppies. I only ever stayed in the bedroom until he came then I seen that he could go into any room he wanted to play or sleep and snuggle and the puppies didn’t  do a thing to him. so day day he talked me into  just coming down the hall and looking into the living room. so that’s what I did and he never left my side the whole time. 

I was so scared but after a few times doing it I seen the puppies did not even take any notice of me. Thor then brought me right into the room and  nothing happened from then on I would come in for a little while each day and now I am  in all the time but I would never have done it if Thor had not shown me it was safe.

Do you still play wild  wilder beasts in the house?

Yes, we still play wild wilder beasts it is our favourite game even more so now since Garfield and Leo came to live with us because now we have teams. 

 What would you like to say to other cats who are scared?

I would like to say to other kitties that are scared is believe in yourself you can do anything.  The outside world is a scary place but in our furever home you are safe and loved and for those waiting to get their furever home never give up it will happen one of these days.

 What do you really think about puppies now?

I love the puppies now they are still stupid but that’s one of the things I love most about them.  When I get up in the morning and after they have been out and got breakfast I go around each of them and give them a big rub all over I will even sit beside them.  I also have been very brave and lay sleeping beside  them.  I have also jumped on Patton a few times but I know they love me lots too.

Thor likes licking the empty puppy food cans
Thor likes licking the empty puppy food cans

Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself or your family?

would like to say a big thank mew to the puppies for finding me and getting mam-mam so she could save me. I would also like to say that I am so happy and thankful that mam-mam never gave up on me even at the start when I would run and hide from her or the time I knocked an oil burner off the window and it broke I got so scared  thinking she was going to hurt me so I ran into the corner to hide and when she came to get me I wet the floor but she didn’t do anything to hurt me all that she done was lift me up and give showed me love.  That is all I have ever known in my furever home and for this I am very thankful


Author’s Note: Many Thanks to Winnie and mam-mam for letting me ask so many questions. Pictures were used with permission. Please visit Winnie Snookes on facebook .

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Happy Tails: Teagan & Willow

Teagan & Willow, are you both still up for adoption?
 Our foster family actually adopted us.  Our foster daddy fell in love and so now we’re staying but we have other foster siblings in our home that really need a forever home!
Willow says hi! Teagan is busy looking out the window
Are you actual littermates? 
Yes, we are!
Who is the oldest?
 Mommy doesn’t know which of us came first, but me, (Teagan was the smallest).  We were found in a neighbor’s yard.  He didn’t like us being there so he was going to call pest control.  Mommy was working on a project with Care Feline Rescue, Inc.  She was TNRing all the cats in the neighborhood so she scooped up me and Willow and three of our littermates and brought us inside.  Then she trapped our mom and got her fixed.  Our biological mom is feral.  She still lives outside our house but our human Mommy feeds her and looks out for her every day!
Where did your names come from? 
Willow here!  Well, we were found right before Halloween so Mommy thought it would be cute to pick out some names that sound mystical.  We picked out about 15 and then she had her facebook friends vote on them.  MOL!  Our littermates, that have since been adopted were Sabrina, Matilda and Crowley. 
Willow and Frankie
Who is the leader? 
Me (Teagan)!  I might be small but I’m in charge!  Willow just THINKS I’m in charge but when she gets on my nerves I shows her who the boss is.  MOL!!
Teagan light watching is my specialty
How many foster siblings do live you with right now? 
We have five other foster siblings!!  We would love for them to find homes.  🙂
What are your favorite things to do?
 Me (Teagan) loves to chase the laser and hang out on the enclosed patio, sunning on a chair.  Willow is too scared to go on the patio.  Her favorite thing is to steal hair scrunchies from her human sister and sit on mommy’s belly and stare deep into her eyes.
Willow purr snoozing
Are you friendly with strangers or take a little while to warm up? 
We are super friendly!  We love every body.  Some of our foster siblings need time to warm up but when they do.  OH BOY.  They are super lovable.
Do you like getting petted or prefer to play?
 We love both!
Is there anything else you two want to add?
 We are soo honored to have been asked to do this interview.  I would also like to thank Care Feline Rescue, Inc, http://carefelinetnr.org/ for offering free and low cost spay/neuter, as well as loaning of traps so ferals can be caught and safely taken to get fixed and vaccinated.  We would also like to thank Spay The Strays, Inc.  When Mommy found all of us and a bunch of other feral cats and kittens she didn’t know what to do!  There were so many but Anita and the wonderful volunteers at this no-kill organization helped Mommy.  They gave her tons of advice and she became a foster volunteer!  They always need fosters and of course, donations to keep their group going.  Without them, Mommy wouldn’t have been able to rescue save so many of the kittens that were in her neighborhood! You can also adopt cats from Spay The Strays, Inc at Petco in Kissimmee.  http://spaythestrays.rescuegroups.org/
Willow & Teagan

Author’s Note: Many thanks to Teagan & Willow and their mom for answering interview questions. It was a pleasure to interviewing you both. Pictures were used with permission. Please visit them on their Facebook page Tortishell Twin Powers Activate.

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Happy Tails: Meet Venus De Meowlo


Mew? Is this thing on?
How old are you?
I was born on June 7, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
How did you end up at your forever home?
My kitty mommy was a stray girl who was lucky to be taken in by two nice ladies. They gave her a safe place to have all seven of her babies.
I have five brothers and one sister. The nice ladies put up a camera so they could watch us when they weren’t home and put it on Ustream. We became very popular on the interwebs! That’s where my mama saw me and fell in love with me 🙂 The first human who said they wanted to adopt me decided they didn’t really want me so mama told the nice ladies that she wanted me! She flew all the way from Kentucky to get me and we rode in an airplane together. All seven of us got great furever homes because the nice ladies made sure we would be taken care of for the rest of our lives.
How did you get your name?
Venus was the name given to me by the people who watched me on Ustream. Mama added on de Meowlo because she thought I was beautiful!
Upside down doesn't work either.. hmmm
Do you live with any fursiblings?
I have a sister named Lizzie Boo. She is older, but we like to play and chase each other around the house. She is a gray and black tabby girl and very pretty. She was what mama calls a feral kitty because mama had to catch her in a trap to get her to come in the house. She isn’t wild anymore, though.
You are so very beautiful, would you mind sharing a beauty secret?
My best beauty secret is getting lots of brushings because I have so much fur! Mama helps with that and I love brush time with her. It makes me feel sooo fluffy!
Where is your favorite spot to lay?
My favorite spot to lay is in the living room on the back of the couch. That’s where I can see where Lizzie and mama go in the house.
Do you still lick your mom’s toes? May I ask why?
I do still lick mama’s toes when she lets me. It makes her laugh so that’s why I do it! I do lots of things to make her laugh.
Okay.. maybe I'm not good at the selfies..
What is your favorite thing to do?
My favorite thing to do is snuggle with mama. Hmm, but I do like to wrestle with Lizzie…and then there’s yummy foods…and watching birds…and playing with mousie…not sure what my favorite is 🙂
Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself or your family?
What I would like everyone to know is that lots of kitties need furever homes and lots of them would be perfect friends who would love them just like Lizzie and I love our mama. Please consider adopting a cat or if you can’t, help kitties by donating to locals shelters <3
There! Finally a good selfie

Author’s Note: Many Thanks to Miss Venus De Meowlo & her mama for answering the questions. Pictures were used with permission. Please visit her on her Facebook page Venus de Meowlo

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Happy Tails: Meet Doctor Mew

Not a Tardis, but it will do for now..
May I ask how old you are?
Since I am a Time Munchkin Kitty I can regenerate. I can only regenerate nine times. I am on my first regeneration. I am currently eight months old.
How did you get your name?
My Dad is from England so he watches BBC America a lot. One night he was watching a TV program called Doctor Who. He got my Meowmy addicted to this program. I mean really addicted. Henceforth my and my sisfurs names.
How did you find your mom & dad?
River and Amy were here first and Dad thought two cats, two ferrets and four fish tanks was enough. But My Meowmy has a huge heart and she saw a picture of this big eyed ginger kitty cat and showed Dad. Dad made the mistake of telling Meowmy ” if you can find him you can have him”. So she searched for a week and found me in Pennsylvania. They drove over twenty two hours round trip to bring me to home.
The trio are on "Dad Watch"
How do you, River Song & Amelia Pond get along?
River and I play a lot together. We cuddle and will help groom one another. Amy is a different story. She is a very private and refined feline. She does not put up with my shenanigans. She will however sleep with me well by me on occasion.
Where do you like to sleep?
We all sleep in our king size bed. It gets crowded when Dad and Meowmy lay down. They are very good to us so we let them sleep in our bed. I curl up against Dad’s tummy, River sleeps in the crook of Dad’s knees and Amy curls up next to Meowmy’s head.
River & Dr Mew
What is your favorite thing to play with?
I LOVE when Meowmy gets the red fluffy on the string and plays with me. I can jump so high I feel like I am flying.
What would you like to say to the cats looking for their forever homes?
There is someone out there searching for you. It may take time, you may have to endure horrible things, and you may want to give up hope but don’t. Never give up. Where there is Hope there is possibility. The best is yet to come.
Patiently waiting..
Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself or your furry family?
I love going for rides in the car with my Meowmy. I like riding with Dad too of course but when Meowmy and I go out it is special. We rock out to my favorite band Jackyl. Dad and Meowmy even took me to meet the lead singer and have my picture taken with him.
I love fish fingers and custard.
Oh and bowties are cool.
 May I do a dedication to Poppy Cat at the end of the article?
That would be very mice. I never met Poppy but she is the reason I am here. My Dad was not a cat lover until the day my Meowmy rescued Poppy from a drug addict. Meowmy said Dad fell in love with Poppy the first time he saw her big eyes. He’s been hooked on cats every since. She still holds a very special place in Dad’s heart.
River is bringing sexy back

Author’s Note: Many thanks to Doctor Mew & The Time Traveling Kittens and their meowmy for answering the interview questions. Pictures were used with permission. You can visit the entire furry bunch on Facebook.

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