Saturday, February 28, 2009

Turbo and Angus Have New Homes!

Everybody here is happy to announce that Turbo and Angus have new families! Rudolph misses Turbo terribly, and Taffy is sad that her big gentle giant is gone, but we keep telling them their turn will come.

Congratulations to Meliss and Anthony who added Turbo to their home.

And congratulations to Dorianne who fell in love with Angus and took him home today.

Thank you to both of these adopters who chose rescue cats. We appreciate their kind and caring hearts!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

There's Something in the Bathroom! by Rudolph, Menow, Taffy, Cosmo, Astro, George, Angus, and Henry

"Psst! George! Go in and there and see what's in the bathroom!"

"You go, Rudolph! You're the nosy one. Besides, I'll bet it's nothing. What's the big deal?"

"George! You know good and well that's where they put the new cats! They've brought another one in here, and I can tell you right now, it better be a girl! I'm tired of being the only one around here with a lick of sense. You boys need etiquette lessons, and I need a friend."

"Taffy, I love you. I think you are just peachy keen!"

"Angus, I thank you for that. At least you have some ability to appreciate the finer things in life. The rest of these heathens, well, maybe not George, but the rest of them just make me want to pack my bags and walk out that door!"

"Listen! Someone said something in the bathroom. Are there TWO cats in there? What were the Mom People thinking about? We don't need more cats! Astro, come here and listen. How many cats do you think there are in there?"

"Cosmo, I can't see through the door. Move out of the way, and I'll lay down and try to see under the door. Ugh. I can't see a thing."

"I know what's in there?"

"You do? Menow, tell us! Who's in there? Is it another cat? Come on, Menow!"

"You won't like the answer. Are you ready?"

"Menow, quit teasing us! Who's in there? How do you know? Menowwwwwwwwww!"

"Okay, brace yourself.

I think it's kittens!"

"Hey, I told you you wouldn't like the answer. What happened to all the chatter? What's wrong with all of you? Hey, come on guys, how bad can it be? What's with all the long faces? Well, my goodness! You would think all of you were heading back to the shelter! Get over it and stop sulking!

Bunch of weanies."

Saturday, February 21, 2009

We Just Arrived!

Hi, I'm Cosmo, and this is Astro, my brother. We just got here a few days ago, and we are happy to be out of the very bad place. Life has been tough for awhile for us, and we're not sure why. We loved our first home, but then we found out that Dad was going to Iraq. But we knew he loved us, so we weren't too worried. We moved over to one of his friend's house, and things were okay at first. But then the baby came, and suddenly, we were in a little cage in a place where people were not always nice to us. We thought maybe Dad would come and get us, but instead, someone brought us here, and I have to say, this is pretty okay. There are other cats here: Rudolph is a mess, but I think he just wants to be friends. He needs to stop following me around and hitting my butt. Menow is just weird. He looks weird, he acts weird, and he walks weird. Angus is one big boy! He's okay, but he sure is big and fluffy. George is big too, but he's a cream puff. Henry, George's brother is all right, and Taffy, well she is as cute as a button, but she don't take nothing off nobody! Me and Astro spent two days hiding in the bathroom cabinet, but I've given him the all clear sign now, so we are moving on out and casing the joint. We're taking over just as soon as we get the lay of the land. Too bad we don't have front claws, or we would stage a coup right now. Okay, we'll get back to you later. I see that sunny perch is open and it's going to be mine, mine, mine!

I Miss Turbo by Rudolph

He left! He left me! I'm so sad. Who will I play with? First the kittens left. Then Hemingway left. Now Turbo. These Mom people keep telling me my day will come, and someone will see me and I'll be the one leaving, but right now, I'm just sad. He was my bestest buddy. He would chase me and let me chase him. He never got mad, and he was always up for some fun. I miss him, but I'm happy his special people came along. I thought for a few minutes they might take me too, but it didn't happen. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer. Maybe I'll check out these two new cats, these orange and white guys. They look pretty cool. They're big like me, too, and I think we could be friends. Hmm-mm. I think I'll start with Cosmo. He seems a little more friendly than Astro. My Mom people tell me that I need to be a little more patient and quit following them around and jumping from behind things and scaring them. They say that's not the way to make friends, but hey! It worked with Hemmie and Turbo, so you know what they say: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" Shhhhh. Here comes Cosmo... I'm going to hide in this cabinet, and when he comes close, I'm going to jump out and SURPRISE! Oh dear! I think I scared him. I wonder what that crashing sound was?

Thank you to all who cared...

We are all devastated that this story had such an unhappy ending, especially when we had such great hopes for the rest of Farley's life. In my mind, I already had him well, sunning on the cat perch beside the window and just waiting for the perfect home. What hurts the most is that the chance was there.
It was not to be however, and the thing I am most grateful for was to see what kind of people are out there looking out for the animals. What an amazing group, and I just know that the next time such a situation arises, this group will ride to the rescue again - and the ending will be better!
At Purr Partners, we truly believe that every cat has value. As stated in our mission statement, we believe that every cat has value far beyond just their value to humans.
Again, thank you to everyone who cared about Farley. We know we did the right thing in making the decision to have him euthanized, but it doesn't make it any easier. I am just so thankful that he didn't have to continue to suffer, and that at the end, he was surrounded by love. Yes, he was just a cat, but he had such value! All of these "just cats" should be treasured by someone, and for those who do not have that someone, we hope to be their voice.
We don't have a website yet, but you can contact us here or at
Again, to all of you who responded, and to all of you cared and may have cried just a little for Farley, we did good. We did real good.

Friday, February 20, 2009

In Memory of Farley

We don't know where you came from. We don't know your story. At some time, we hope, someone loved you. For some reason, you touched so many hearts, Farley, and while most of the people who were there for you at the end never even saw you, you WERE loved. You brought people together who don't really know each other, but we were united in trying to save you. When you cross the Rainbow Bridge, know that many people are crying a little tonight because you had a second chance at having a wonderful life and that was snatched away. We mourn you, Farley, and we celebrate you not only because you were you, but because you are a symbol of everything we are trying to change. Whatever happened to you along the way, we will believe that you once had a home, that you had a sunny window to sit in, a loving hand to rub you, and a warm bed to sleep in. You will make all of us try a little harder to save those cats out there who are struggling everyday to survive, who may be hurt and alone, and those who just need a second chance. For just a little while this week, you made us all feel good about doing something that mattered. We were a part of something that has great meaning to all of us, and it was because we looked at your picture, and our hearts broke.
We know you are at peace now, Farley. The pain is gone, and we will see you again across the Rainbow Bridge.
From all those who loved you and tried so hard to help you:
Lawanna, Dianne, Donna, Jeannie, Maryanne, Mary, Tia, Kim, Viv, Susan , Jennifer, Marie, Stella, Erica, Beverly, Kate, Talena, and Dr. Nicky Young and her staff. Bon Voyage!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Turbo Arrives

There are some strange cats here. I just arrived here last night, and I'm not sure what to think. That cat over there, I think they called him Menow, well, he made fun of the tufts on my ears. Like he can talk! What is with his eyes? Then there's that big fluffy red cat that walks around like he might own the place. He acts tough, but he's really an okay kinda guy. I wonder if he knows that torti has a crush on him? She's always sashaying by him with her little stump tail. I thought she might play with me, but I'm gonna have to rethink that a little. She just popped me, and it hurt! Hey though, I really like George. He's kind to everybody, and he's always got something nice to say. His brother, Henry, is a little shy, but he and George are a team. It must be nice to always be with someone who's got your back. But, I saved the good news for last. Rudolph is going to be my bestest buddy! He likes to run and play and climb and be silly and do all kinds of cool things, just like me! I think I'm going to like it here after all.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I Had a Bath! Submitted by Angus

Guess what happened to me? I had a bath! It was terrible, but I have to say my fur feels much better, and I must look pretty good, too because I'm sure getting all kinds of compliments. I'm just so happy to feel safe again that I didn't even mind the bath all that much. I guess that's the price you pay for long fur - beautiful fur if I do say so myself.
There are some crazy cats here. Rudolph has more energy than a locomotive, and Menow is such a con artist. Everybody knows about him but the humans. He has got them snowed! I like that Taffy cat, but I'm too shy to let her know. I really like the humans, and I love to be rubbed. Sometimes I get a little scared, but just because I'm big doesn't mean I have to be brave! One of the Mom persons says I make eye contact like no other cat she has ever met; well, that may be true, but I'm just so happy to be here, and thankful that I got out of that very scary place. I don't understand why my family didn't want me any more because I always tried to be a very good cat. I never scratched furniture, I got along with my sister, I loved being cuddled. I don't know what I did wrong, but maybe my next family will love me forever.
I think I'll go take a nap in the sun and wait to see if there is anybody out there who might like to give an older boy a home. I'm not old - I'm just mature!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Girls Rule! (Taffy Speaks)

Oh my goodness! These boys are just so annoying! They really need to get another girl in here to help me put these guys in their place. You just can't imagine some of the things they do. Take Menow. He's the worst. He sits over there in his heated bed and tries to look all pitiful when he is really such a snob. He chases me all the time, but just let him hear someone coming, and he dashes back to his chair and somehow manages to look like he might die at any moment. I can't STAND him! Rudolph is such a child. He goes everywhere at ninety miles an hour! I swear his feet have wings, but he does have a good heart. He never bothers me, not any more. He knows his place now. Angus is such a handsome dude, I can hardly stand it. I've got to figure out a way to get him to notice me. I can't wiggle my butt much more, or it might fall off! Hmm-mm. I do think that fluffy boy is gorgeous! And those eyes! To die for!
I'm glad Hemmie is gone. His feet were too big. Now, my feet are perfect. They're dainty and cute, just like the rest of me. I have the most luxurious fur! I have to say, I prefer people. I am just purrrrfect for rubbing, and if you forget, I'll remind you with a gentle tap. Maybe I could be therapy cat? I'd be really good at it!

Hemingway is Gone! by Rudolph

I'm so sad! Hemingway left today, and he was my bestest buddy. Now who's going to play with me? They say he got "adopted," but I'm not sure what that means. Whatever it is, I hope he's happy. Darn it! All the fun cats leave. First, the kittens left and now Hemmie. Maybe I'll get "dopted" too one day. My two Mom People say I have kitty ADHD which I think means they love me best. They laugh at me all the time and pick me up and kiss me, and I really really like that. I like Menow, but he just wants to sit in his warm bed. Taffy is a silly girl, and if I aggravate her too much, she'll slap me. But George is pretty cool. He's just a big ole boy that lets me do whatever I want, and don't tell anybody, but sometimes he encourages me to "Go for it, youngun!" Angus is okay, too, but he hates it when I run at him, and at the last minute, I jump WAY high and go over him!
Maybe another kitty will come that wants to play. Until then, I guess I'll have to play with toys, but they're not nearly as much fun. I miss Hemmie.

Monday, February 9, 2009

George and Henry

Talk about a gentle giant! That description fits George to a T. There has never been a sweeter, more loving boy, and he shows it every time he sees you. If you're not careful, he'll head butt you so hard it hurts. But he never means to. He craves attention and gives it in return. George may be a really big boy, but in his heart, he's a very gentle soul. He has no trouble with any other cat, male or female. He likes to play and adores finding a sunny window to curl up in. Henry is also a big boy, but he needs George's confidence to help him along. They sleep together, eat together, play together, and who knows what they talk about at night! George and brother Henry were sad for a long time, but they're happy now and waiting for someone to come along and fall in love with them. Their mom had to go into a homeless shelter, and they couldn't go. It looked bad for them, but then we decided they were just too special to end up in a kill shelter, and we were right! They are special! Henry is shy, but George takes care of him, and he manages the other cats as well...
"Here comes Rudolph...again. Good, he got distracted by the toy... again. Whoops! He's coming this way... again. Ah... a detour into the bathroom. Good thing he's got ADHD 'cause I'm headed into the front room to get that perch in the sun. Come on, Henry! Don't be a baby! "
"Wait, George! Wait! I'm coming! Let me stay beside you. Don't let Hemmie pounce on me with his big feet! I think he's got boxing gloves on. "
"Watch it, Hemmie. We're coming through. Hi there, Miss Taffy. You sure are lookin' good today. Henry, tell Taffy hi. She's a babe!"
"Hi, Taffy. Where did Hemmie go? I don't like his big feet, and he jumps so high! Look out, George! Here he comes! Ha! Rudolph got him. Look at them go!"
"Henry, look! Here come the people! Good, good, good! I can't wait! I LOVE people! Let me get ready for a kiss and a smooch. Come on, Henry! Let's get ready. We'll be first to get picked up and kissed. I LOVE people! "