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Abby, Adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Ask Abby, Day 8


This week has been great for seniors. We welcomed a new kitty to Cat Depot: Charles, the 10 year-old Maine Coon. He visited us once before when he was six, but he was adopted so quickly we didn't even snap a photo of him.

Chunk, the big and mushy lap cat was adopted to a family with two kids and a dog. He will be their first cat, and I just know he'll be a great ambassador.

Belinda Carlisle went home just this morning. The elegant diva will finally be able to have her human's undivided attention.

And Charles, who just joined us, is going home right now.

Minky, Winston, and I are very happy for Charles, Belinda, and Chunk. I just know the right adopter for each one of us is out there. I'll help as many senior kitties as I can before my perfect purrson arrives.

Love,
Abby

 

Abby, Adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Ask Abby, Day 1


My name is Abby. I'm the new Senior Affairs Adviser to the Meow Mayor. There was a big discussion on who it would be after Santara was 'dopted, because we had a lot of new faces arrive recently.

Like Cora, who most people don't even realize is a senior kitty. She came in with three kittens, and being small and friendly herself, most people assume she's a kitten too. Surprise - at twelve years young she's the most experienced of us all.

I accepted the position due to my additional qualifications. I've been at Cat Depot the longest of all the senior kitties, and I live full time in the Operations' Office. That makes me basically a staff member.

I've been practicing by reading paperwork, but I might have put it back out of order... on the floor...

I must confess, I'm a bit of an introvert and I shine best in small groups. That's why I live in an office - large crowds make me nervous. Luckily, writing a blog doesn't require me to meow in front of a crowd.

I think I've found my niche as the Senior Affairs Adviser, and now when Dapper Dan was 'dopted, I hope to welcome the new Meow Mayor with open paws.

Love,
Abby

 


Santara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Santara's Scribbles - Day 8


Hi everyone!

I've had the best day. Okay, maybe not the best day, because that would be being 'dopted, but the most interesting day I can remember.

Guess what I did? No, wait, I can't keep it in, I have to tell you. I've been in a TV studio. Yes, a real studio with cameras and lights and people. 

Maybe I will be a star. Imagine all the goodwill I can spread if people like my purrformance. I can give pawtographs. I would be really good at that.

And I'm cute, right? I have a boopable nose, and my face is just assymetric enough to be pretty and memorable, if I may say so myself.

Don't worry, I didn't just talk about me. November is Adopt a Senior Cat month, so of course I mentioned the Save Our Seniors program and all my friends. And I purred about all the other cats too - being Senior Affairs Adviser is a big responsibility and I can't just think of myself.

Now I have to run and meow with Belinda Carlisle. She's named after a singer, so I'm sure she has a lot of experience with media. Maybe we can have an act together.

Lovingly yours,
Santara

 

Senior Adviser to Dapper Dan - Meow Mayor

Santara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Santara's Scribbles - Day 1


Greetings!

My name is Santara, and I am eight years young. I am so excited to announce I have been picked to be the new Senior Affairs Adviser to the Meow Mayor. I am thrilled over being picked, and I will do my best in my new role.

I came to Cat Depot when my human mom passed away. I really miss her. My younger step-sister Blue who also came to Cat Depot has already been 'dopted.

I am a mellow girl and I like to have my ears rubbed. I also like head-rubs and ear scratches. I would love to cuddle with you, and play. Humans here say I'm pretty with beautiful green eyes, but I'll let you be the judge.

The people here at Cat Depot are getting ready for Halloween. You might have seen me with a Fish hat. I'm hoping they'll dress me like a movie star - maybe Jennifer Aniston. I hear that humans dress up on Halloween and get candy treats. Maybe we will get some treats too.

I have talked with all my fellow SOS kitties about my new role. Belinda Carlisle (that's an artist's name) is new to Cat Depot. She is nine years old and has the softest fur. Sandie, 11, is a sweet girl who loves attention and chin scratches. Abby is also 11 and loves head-rubs. She gets along with everyone. All of us long for furever homes.

That's all for now. Come visit us!

Lovingly yours,
Santara

 

Senior Adviser to Dapper Dan - Meow Mayor

 


Luke, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Luke's Ledger, Day 32

 

Hi Everyone and Happy Monday!

Mondays can be rough for some folks, because the weekend is over and it's back to reality, but this is the best Monday I've ever had!

Want to know why?

I got 'dopted on Saturday, and today is my first Monday in my new furever home. I have a feeling I'll never have a case of the Mondays ever again.

Many thanks to all of you who supported me during my (short) tenure as the Senior Affairs Adviser. I have to go now, as I have a lot of exploring to do around my new digs.

Head-boops to all,

Luke

Former Senior Adviser to Boston, Meow Mayor of Cat Depot


Luke, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Luke's Ledger, Day 29

 

Hi Everyone,

I need to confess something. I tried to make a getaway yesterday and sneak off to the snack room, but no luck.

I had the purr-fect opportunity to make it too... The pod door opened, a visitor walked in, and I darted and dashed as fast as I could between their legs, making my way to the hallway. But alas, that was as far as I got. A diligent volunteer spotted me, picked me up - and oh, the horrors - carried me back to my pod. I was so embarrassed.

Anymeows, what better way to take your mind off life's troubles than diving into work? Stay tuned for news on a special fall adoption event coming up next month. Boston and I have been working out the details with the humans and typist says they'll be announced very soon.

In the meantime, don't forget to come visit us all this weekend. You never know, you may just fall in love with one, or two, or five of us!

Sincerely,

Luke

Senior Adviser to Boston, Meow Mayor of Cat Depot

Luke, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Luke's Ledger, Day 22

 

Hope everyone "weathered" Hurricane Irma. Here at Cat Depot, we're getting back to normal with our new friends from Jacksonville Humane Society. We have two new SOS kitties who came with that group of evacuees.

Cookie is a gorgeous 10-year-old girl. She is sweet and affectionate, and when I meowed with her, she told me she has gone through enough excitement for one lifetime and would love to settle down with a family.

Jade is a friendly 8-year-old. She loves having her ears rubbed and would be a wonderful addition to any family.

I also have excellent news! Maverick, an 8-year-old gentleman whose owner moved and couldn't bring him, found his new furrever home. Happy purrs to him!

Maverick and I meowed on his way out. He said I shouldn't give up hope and that someone nice will find me too. I've noticed that many of the little ones - kittens - have gone home. He said to put in a meow for us "aged to purrfection" kitties. The little ones are so cute, but we are sweet and affectionate, and know how to be part of a family. You won't have to change your lifestyle and we will bring you lots of love in return.

Please consider 'dopting us. (Me. Please consider adopting me.)

Would you like to hear about my harem? Did you know that besides the new Jacksonville kitties, we have Abby, Chachi, and Santara? Chachi is nine years old and famous. She was on TV and is quite the love bug who will give head-boops. She likes being held and petted. Santara is eight years old and came to Cat Depot when her owner died. She likes attention and loves being petted. Abby is a sweet and loving eleven-year-old who likes to chat. She purrs that she gets along well with others, and that she would enjoy a home with plenty of head rubs.

That's all for now. I hope you will come visit us (me), and maybe even bring me, I mean us, home. I would love... I mean to say, We would love to be part of your family.

Love to all,

Luke

Senior Adviser to Boston, Meow Mayor of Cat Depot

Luke, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Luke's Ledger, Day 18

 

Good Meows, Everyone!

As you can imagine, it has been a crazy week here, from hurricane clean-up to helping all the cats and kittens affected by the storm. But, don't worry, I've helped Boston keep an eye on things.

I was meowing with Gandalf, one of the cats evacuated from Jacksonville, and he is so thankful for being here. He cannot wait to meet you all! He really is a good chap and has the most wonderful purrsonality.

Gandalf meowed about how he overheard our Emergency Response Team. They talked about helping other rescues, and something called the Help Meowt Matching Gift Challenge. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity for those wanting to help the humans to take care of us while we look for our furever homes. He heard donations are being matched dollar for dollar. I'm not sure what a dollar is, but it sounds really impurrtant.

Would you consider helping the humans help us? You can donate right meow at www.catdepot.org.

Thank you, and we'll meow with each other soon!

Luke

Senior Adviser to Boston, Meow Mayor of Cat Depot

Luke, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Luke, New Senior Adviser to the Meow Mayor

 

Greetings! I would like to introduce myself. I am excited to have been appointed the new Senior Adviser to Cat Depot's Meow Mayor, Boston. My name is Luke, and I am a nine-year-old gentleman who is "aged to purrfection."

I am sweet and outgoing and I am a fan of attention. I love getting head rubs and I am happy to sit on your lap. As you can see from this photo, I love boxes. Any box will do.

Milo meowed with me on his way out and gave me all the tips I need to do the job well. I have set up lunch with Boston so we can meow about how to help all the kitties. First, I would like to introduce you to the rest of my SOS friends.

Abby is a sweet 11-year-old black and white kitty. She loves to chat and get head rubs.

Chachi is nine and came to Cat Depot because her owner couldn't care for her. She loves to be held and petted.

Santara is eight and is here because his owner died. He misses having a family. He is very sweet and loves attention.

Finally, Maverick is eight and was brought here because his owner moved. He is an affectionate lap cat who gets along with everyone. I hope you will visit us all and maybe even 'dopt us.

It has come to my attention that some people think black cats are bad luck. Being a black cat myself, that doesn't sound good. I want to use my new position as Senior Adviser to say: us black cats are very loving and want homes just as much as kitties with other colors.

That's it for now. I have to go back to my responsibilities and make sure everyone puts their best paw forward when the 'dopters come by.

Much Love,
Luke

Senior Adviser to Boston, Meow Mayor of Cat Depot

 


Milo, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Milo Meows - Senior Affairs Adviser to the Meow Mayor


Hi Everyone!

You will never believe what just happened!

As I was helping our TNVR specialist schedule her meetings for the week, the most wonderful couple came in to meet me. And, guess what? We hit it off right away and I am going home with them!

I am frantically looking around for my things as Typist writes this up for me... I think I saw my green mouse by the desk a few minutes ago and now it's not there. I need to keep a better eye on my things.

Luke stopped by to say good-bye and we had a chance to chat. He really is a good chap and I've put a good word with Typist for him to take over for me as Senior Affairs Adviser. Paws crossed I still have some pull to make that happen.

Anymeows, I'm off with my new family. Thank you everyone for your love and support!

Milo

 

 

Milo, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Milo Meows - Senior Affairs Adviser to the Meow Mayor


Greetings, Milo here!

I'm pleased to announce I was offered the position of Senior Adviser to the new Meow Mayor, succeeding Shumara. I am honored to do this on behalf of my fellow SOS kitties.

As you know, there was a big adoption event in July for us "aged to purrfection" kitties. Hetty, who is 15, and I were the only ones who didn't go home. I don't know why we weren't picked - I am a happy-go-lucky cat of eight who loves head rubs and to play. I think I'm a cute guy. At least Shumara said so...

There are only three of us now in the SOS program, but I heard more are coming. Let me tell you about my friends.

Hetty is 15 years young, but doesn't look her age at all. She is also an orange kitty and a bit shy, but very affectionate and social once she gets to know you.

Luke is a sweet 9-year-old gentleman who came to Cat Depot hoping to get 'dopted to feel secure in his retirement years, so he doesn't' have to worry about food and a place to live. He likes attention and for you to pet him.

When the humans leave at night, we hope to use Shumara's secret to opening doors, so we can hang out in the break room where there is food.

I'd be remiss if I neglected to tell you about the big Think Positive FIV event this weekend. Zahara and Coalson found their furever homes, and I hope the rest go home too. FIV cats are not contagious and can live long and happy lives. Please give them a second chance.

That's all for now. Come visit me and the other SOS kitties. I'm all the way in the back pod, but worth the trip. Cats can live long lives, and we're just waiting for the purrfect home to call our own.

Cheerio!

Milo

 

 

 


Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat DepotGoing home!


Greetings fellow cat lovers…

I believe! I believe! I found my forever home. I’m beyond happy. I have to make this quick as I’m on my way out. Thank you everyone at Cat Depot for taking care of me and for all the volunteers who worked to help get me ‘dopted. I meowed with my friends that their time will come soon – maybe even next weekend!

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Former senior Affairs Adviser to Zahara, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 154

 

Greetings fellow cat lovers,

Yup, still here. I was hoping and praying for someone to take me on my birthday though no one came. But - there is some hope! Next weekend (July 14th -16th) we are hosting a special event called Cat Depot Classics, an exciting adoption event for all the kitties ages 8+! We are paying homage to the movies so we will all be actors and actresses for the weekend, showing our talents as loving and loyal furever companions.

We have two really nice sponsors, including typist, who are reducing the adoption fee for the event to $25. All Cat Depot Classics adopters will also receive a $30 gift certificate to be used for a wellness exam in our care clinic and a Kitty Care Package that includes a comfy cat bed, treats and toys! How can anyone pass that up?

I am pawsitive someone will cast me as the lead furever friend. Or, if you prefer action movies, I can be the stunt performer and you can be the stunt coordinator – oh the fun we will have doing tricks together! I can be the comic relief during the times when your life goes a little off script.

Call time is 11:00 am on July 14th and we will be on set until curtain call at 5:00 pm on July 16th. Come see us in action that weekend and you will see what great companions we can be! I’ll be meowing with my friends and we hope to see you soon!

In honor of that event, here is an acrostic poem I wrote:

A is for adopt us!
D is for dedicated, which is what we are to our humans!
O is for the outstanding companions we will be if you adopt us!
P is for aged to perfection with wisdom and sweetness!
T is for terrific, which of course we all are!
U is for understanding, which we all have for our humans!
S is for sweetness, which is what we will bring to you!

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Zahara, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 147

 

Greetings fellow cat fans,

Yup, still here. Don't know why.

It's my birthday this week. I'm turning 11. I am not so old, and I can be with you for many years to come. Also, I've been told I look younger than my years (with no plastic surgery!) I'd love someone to be my birthday present.

I have some exciting news for you. Hops got 'dopted! He was so sad because his owner passed away, like mine did, and his brother who came in with him was 'dopted right away. I'm happy for him and he meowed to me on his way out not to lose hope. That's hard to do when you have been the longest one in the SOS program. I'm one of the longest in the whole building. But, as senior adviser I am always happy for my kitties getting 'dopted.

We also have a new arrival in the SOS program. Her name is Patty Cakes (isn't that a game humans play) and she is a very pretty tortie. I have been meowing with her, because she's sad. Her human mom went to a nursing home, and Patty Cakes thinks Cat Depot is a strange place. You may have seen her on Facebook. I have decided to take her under my wing, and I even invited her on my nightly adventures when the humans go home.

I'm getting very excited about the SOS adoption event during the weekend of July 14-16. It's called Cat Depot Classics, and we all get to be movie stars. I wonder who they will pick for me. Maybe it will be Jennifer Lawrence. I think she is pretty, sweet, and smart, like me. I hope they dress me appropriately for the event, because I am so ready to go home. Maybe I'll get to go home this weekend. I hear it's Fourth of July weekend, when humans celebrate the birth of our country. Feel free to invite me to your party.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and Fourth of July.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Zahara, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 140

 

Greetings fellow cat fans,

Yup, still here. Again, I don't understand it, but I keep hoping.

Typist says I should clarify something: I like lying on the Catio, but that doesn't mean I won't like going to a home without one. I like looking at the outside, whether it's a window or a Catio. I just want to go home and be loved.

Did you know it's my birthday next week, and my one-year anniversary? I hope I don't have to be here for that, even though everyone is so nice. Imagine if I could go home, what a wonderful birthday present that would be!

I have some exciting news. There is a special adoption event for the senior kitties the weekend of July 14. They will be reducing our adoption fee and add things that will make adopting one of us special. We need all the help we can get. Tell all your friends about it, and come with them. I also heard a rumor that Chong, our oldest resident who was adopted at Cat Depot 12 years ago, will be on TV. I was on TV too! It's so exciting.

There are three new kitties in our program: Azalea, Mattie, and Lilly. Azalea is a beautiful Tortie, a little shy, but very affectionate once you get to know her. Mattie is a sweet girl in Maloney's who loves attention. Lilly is sweet and pretty. They hope you will drop by to welcome them. I have meowed with them to discuss all the benefits of being in the Save Our Seniors (SOS) program.

I also meowed with Zahara, the new Meow Mayor. Have you seen her blog? She's going to be great and I love working with her. She has also been here a long time. We hope to sneak out together at night and visit with the other kitties.

That's all for this week. Hope you have a great weekend.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Zahara, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 133


Yup, I'm still here. Don't know why. I can't understand it, but I keep hoping someone will take me home. I am a sweet, loveable cat, who is just looking for a place to call my own.

This week my friend Trickster was 'dopted. She and I hung out on the Catio together. I am very happy for her and saw some pictures of her in her new home. She looks happy. Also, Harley who just came in a few weeks ago got 'dopted. I waved my paws at her when she left.

Since Trickster left I had to find a new "buddy in crime" to sneak out with me at night. I decided it would be Torrie, who lives in an office. More on that later.

Did you hear that Sally, the Meow Mayor, went home? I'm really happy for her. She left so quickly we didn't get to have lunch. Since Sally has gone, I was appointed, "Acting Meow Mayor." I was so excited to be promoted, even if it's just for a little while. Maybe I will get noticed more.

And, Critter Camp has started. Listen to this; there are all these young kids wandering around, wanting to hang out with us kitties! Since I'm the Acting Meow Mayor I was asked to help in the investigation of our missing mascot, Petunia.

How could a cat that big disappear?

Seriously???

Since I have my day job to do, I asked Torrie to help me. She's the detective and has already seen some clues. There was even a ransom note. Who could be doing that?

We will keep you posted.

Anymeows, Torrie and I snuck out to visit Milo the other night. He is in a pod way in the back and sometimes the humans don't get that far - they're distracted by all the kittens. He's so sweet and loves to play and just hang out. He's an orange cat, so you can't miss him. Maybe we can convince him to go visit some of the other kitties with us. I know Chong, the new SOS kitty, would love a visit. He's such a love.

This weekend is Father's Day. I don't remember my father, or even if I had a "human father" at some point in time. If I did, I'm sure he was nice. I know the humans celebrate this, so Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there.

Meow with you next week.


Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser and Acting Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 126


Greetings fellow cat fans,

Yup, I'm still here.

I was hoping after my clever top ten list last week, that someone would come see me and 'dopt me. There was someone who came, but when they found out how old I am they didn't want me. Most people don't understand that at 10 or 11, we're still young. Most cats live into their 20s now.

Typist came to see me today and I meowed that it's been almost a year and no one wants me. She told me again to hang in there, and someone special will come along and take me home. I hope she is right. My one-year-anniversary is next month and while they take good care of me, a year here is too long for any of us.

I have some good news to report: Eli was adopted. He was a beautiful Egyptian cat and we meowed on his way out. We also have two new cats in the program.

Chong is a bit older than I am, but he has been at Cat Depot before. His owner adopted him when he was a kitten, but she recently passed away, so now he is back. He meowed that things are very different and hopes someone will come soon to take him home. He is sad that his owner died.

He is very cute and looks younger than his years. Maybe we can hang out together sometime...

We also have a new kitty named Harley who just came into a pod today. She is a very pretty 10-year-old Bengal cat. Even though she is a Bengal and likes to play, she also loves to get head rubs and purrs when you pet her. She was in a home with too many cats so I think she will get acclimated pretty well, but she'd love to be in a home.

Trickster and I snuck out again last night using our secret powers. We visited with Grace. Have you seen her resume? She has extensive experience as office cat. Sometimes people forget we have kitties in office, so stop by to see her and give her a head rub.

We also stopped in to see Torrie, who is a beautiful Manx cat. Her fur is very soft. She doesn't really have a tail. She is very sweet and meowed that she would like some visitors too. She loves to get head rubs.

We also went to meow with Sally, the Meow Mayor. But you know what? She was 'dopted! I am so happy for her!

By the way, Trickster and I hang out on the Catio. Make sure you come and visit both of us - we aren't always in the pod and some people don't go out on the Catio. We like the fresh air, and to sleep in the sun.

Please come visit us and maybe even take me home. You won't regret it. I have a lot of love to give.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 119


Greetings fellow cat fans,

Yup, I'm still here. Did you know that out of all the senior cats I have been here the longest (close to a year)? I've decided to do something different this week. Do you remember David Letterman and his top 10 list? Today I'm going to list the top ten reasons to adopt me (and the other senior cats in the SOS program.)

10. Family loyalty

I know how to be part of a family, because I've already been part of a family.

9. Companionship

We make great pets for everyone.

8. Cool, calm, and collected

I am calm, satisfied with toys, and will play for a short period of time. I love to be cuddled and just be your furrever friend.

7. Wisdom

I have acquired wisdom over the years (and am senior adviser in the SOS program.) I won't scratch up your home, I know how to use a litter box, and will hang out with you and your family.

6. What you see is what you get

I am fully grown and my personality is completely developed. Come meet me and see what a sweet cat I am. It's true that some of us will change once we leave the shelter environment and come to a home, but if anything, we'll be even better.

5. Stress reducers

If you have a busy life and/or experience life stress, research shows like someone like me can reduce blood pressure and stress just by petting me!

4. No change in lifestyle

Your lifestyle can remain the same with me in your family. You don't have to train me, or "kitten proof" your home. Once I get settled in I will sleep more than younger cats and you can have a good night's sleep.

3. Love has no age limit

By saving someone like me, who has less of a chance of adoption, you will be doing a kindness by making sure I get to spend the twilight years of my life surrounded by love and a family.

2. Loyalty

If someone comes to adopt a cat like me, you will be saving my life. We know when this happens, and we will be forever loyal because you saved us. Cats live into their twenties now, so we can have many years together.

And finally, drum roll please... The number one reason to adopt me (us)

1. We are aged to purrfection

I am mellow, relaxed, and would welcome a place in your home. I can sit on your lap, sleep with you, and give you lots of love and affection

Please consider adopting me and/or another senior cat. 

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 112


Greetings fellow cat fans,

Yup, I'm still here.

I was hoping some nice 'dopter would see my last blog and picture and come take me home.

No one came.

I was meowing with Sally, the Meow Mayor, who also was feeling sad about not getting 'dopted. I told her what typist always tells me - someone special will come and bring you home.

I'm hoping I don't have to wait for the adoption event for us in July. There is an article in the Jewish News that just came out about the SOS program and event, and it has MY picture in it! Maybe I'll be famous.

There is good news this week. Delilah, who is 15, got 'dopted. I meowed with her as she left and wished her happy paws in her new home. She gets to share her home with a dog her age. Barley was 'dopted as well. He was a sweet tuxedo kitty who hung out on the Catio, like I do.

Trickster and I did our usual run last night and we met the new SOS kitty. His name is Hops and he is a very sweet, shy tuxedo cat. He came in with Barley who was 'dopted pretty quickly. He has a sad story because his owner was unable to take care of him and now his old roommate Barley is gone too. I meowed with him that this is a good place to be, and that I know someone special will come to pick him too.

We also visited Milo who is now in a pod instead of Joe Bob's caboose. He is very happy in his new digs. Milo is a sweet eight-year-old orange tabby. We played a bit too.

I hope you have a nice Memorial Day weekend. I hear it's considered the start of summer and that people have barbecues. I wouldn't mind being invited to a barbecue, especially if food is involved. You can come visit me, except on Monday when Cat Depot is closed for Memorial Day. Maybe you will even 'dopt me? I can help you clean up the mess from your celebrations this weekend!

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 105


Greetings fellow cat fans,

I'm still here.

Did you see my post on Facebook yesterday? I have now taken to being at the door of my pod, looking through the bars, begging to have someone take me home.

I am so desperate to have a home of my own.

We had a new kitty, Barley, who I just met the other night when Trickster and I did our rounds, and he has already gone home. I am very happy for him as he also had a sad story, but I still don't understand why no one has picked me yet.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but if anyone has any ideas how I can get my own home, please feel free to let me know. I'm fresh out of ideas.

Trickster and I are noticing how many kittens we have. They are very cute.

What I also notice is, the 'dopters seem to want them more than us older cats.

Often, kittens get 'dopted, and when they grow up, they are returned to the shelter. That doesn't seem right. Older cats are aged to purrfection and part of the family. It hurts when we are turned back in. I hope 'dopters will stop by and see adult kitties too, so we can have a family of our own again. We know how to behave and have much love to give.

By the way, I heard a rumor that there will be some kind of special event for the SOS (Save Our Seniors) kitties in July. I also heard a rumor that there will be some publicity, and maybe a picture of me in the newspaper! When I get more information I will share it with you all.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and maybe come visit us. And me. We all want homes of our own, and you may be our only chance.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 98


Greetings cat fans,

I have lots of news this week. First, I have new pod mates. Trickster is back, and there's a new kitty. His name is Eli. His owner passed away, so he's a bit sad. He's a very sweet eight-year-old, new to the SOS program, and a special type of kitty called an Egyptian something. He's white with some markings. Trickster and I have been meowing with him that this is a good place and that he will hopefully find a new home soon.

Also, I meowed with Milo a bit. They put him in a pod by himself while they were waiting for some kitties to be put back in. He loved roaming around, and even started to learn to leash walk. Milo is a beautiful orange kitty, eight years old, and very affectionate. Now he's back in Joe Bob's Caboose.

Trickster and I decided to use our secret escape from the pod and went to visit our friends in offices. First, we stopped by and saw Grace who loved having a visit. Sometimes people don't know that some cats have a special place in an office.

We also stopped to see Torrie, who is a Manx cat. She has beautiful long fur, but she doesn't have a tail. When you come to Cat Depot, you should check her out.

We loved our adventure and made sure to sneak back in before the humans saw we were gone.

Something interesting happened to me this week. I met a dog! Her name was Mimi.

I was a little surprised at first as she didn't look like any cat I know. We got along just fine and they told me that being good with dogs may help me get 'dopted. Do you think so?

It is mother's day this weekend. I hear it is a special day for all the moms out there. I don't remember my cat mom, but I did have a human mom for four years, and then she passed away. This weekend makes me think of her. I loved her so much and miss her terribly. Maybe some day soon I can find another human mom and family to call my own. Maybe this weekend? Who knows?

That's all for now. I'm wishing my mom friends a happy Mother's day and I hope you come visit me and my friends. Maybe even take me home.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 91


Greetings fellow cat fans,

Have you ever heard the expression, "Good things come to those who wait?"

Well, I'm still here, and patiently waiting for the best thing for me... a home.

Speaking of home, did you hear the story about Virgil? He was reunited with his former owner and went home the other day. I even got to meow goodbye and best wishes. His real name is Carlton, and he was actually 17, not 15 like we thought. He looked 15! I hope he is doing well.

Also, the new kid on the block, Arnie, a sweet black kitty I meowed about last week, was 'dopted. I'm very happy for him. Maybe some of my advice helped him.

I keep watching all my friends get 'dopted and wonder when it will be my turn. Typist says to "hang in there," whatever that means. Am I supposed to hang from my perch and that will help me get 'dopted? Sometimes I wonder what she's thinking.

Since Beyonce got 'dopted, I have a new pod mate. Her name is Macey. She is clicker trained to do some tricks. I'm just starting to get trained, but haven't done it for a little while. I'm hoping she can show me. Anymeows, I taught her my secret to busting out of the pod and we visited with Milo last night. He's very sweet and in Joe Bob's Caboose. I'm hoping he can join us in our pod, we'd have a blast.

I also visited with Trickster who used to be my buddy in the pod and meowed that we should be together again soon. Don't you love reunions?

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'll be out on the Catio with Macey, so I'm hoping you'll come out to visit and maybe even take me home. You may be my last chance!

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 84


Greetings Cat Fans,

Yup, I'm still here.

However, I have great mews to report. Milton, Banu, and Zailey all found their furever homes. I am very happy for them, but so wish someone else could be meowing about me finding my home too. I'm mostly hanging out on the Catio with my bags packed, waiting for someone to say I'm special.

I love to sit on your lap and I have a lot of love to give. Please come visit me and maybe even 'dopt me. I have been here a long time. I love the staff and all the good care I get, but I just want to go home.

On the bright side, I've had some fun adventures here recently. I used my secret "escape artist" routine last night to visit a new kitty. He's small, black, eight years old, and called Arnie. Sweet as can be. We meowed together about what to expect and the hopes for adoption. I will go back and visit him tonight, once the humans have gone home.

I visited with Virgil again too. He's such a mellow guy with lots of love to give. He doesn't act his 15 years of age.

I heard we're having a kitten shower here this weekend. The poor babies need lots of stuff. While you're here, come visit us kitties in the Save Our Seniors program too. We are kittens who aged to purrfection!

Have a great weekend.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

 

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 77


Greetings Cat Fans,

Hope you all had a nice Easter. We were closed, so the humans could have some time off. And we got a chance to hunt for Easter treats while they weren't around. Using my new secret technique for opening the pod, I visited with two new kitties in the SOS program: Banu and Milton. They are both Siamese, very sweet, and beautiful. Both just had dental work done, so they are in Joe-Bob's Caboose, eating soft food for a while. They love the lanai, and enjoy spending time out there.

I also stopped by to visit Zailey, who is a beautiful tortie. She's pretty new also, and I am impressed with her eye contact. She follows you with her eyes.

I had to visit Virgil too, of course. Did you see him on TV? He said he had a good time with the crew and enjoyed his five minutes of fame. He's a true gentleman.

My year anniversary is coming up. I keep wishing and hoping that someone will come see me on the Catio and 'dopt me, but it hasn't happened yet. I keep telling Typist how I yearn for the forever home that others seem to get and I haven't had. I am really sweet and loving and I wish I knew why no one has come for me.

I hope you will visit me and maybe even consider taking me home. If I were to be 'dopted one of the other deserving SOS kitties could be promoted to Senior Affairs Adviser.  I love my role and everyone at Cat Depot is very nice, but it doesn't take the place of being that special cat to someone.

Hope to see you soon. Enjoy your weekend. Come visit us!

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

Shumara Speaks - Day 70

 

Greetings cat fans,

I heard it is Easter this weekend and I want to wish everyone a happy holiday, and a happy holiday to my Jewish friends observing Passover. The staff hid Easter eggs here and I heard they even hid a matzah. So, since there was all this going on, I decided it was time to hang out with my buddies in the Save Our Seniors program.

Last night, Trickster and I snuck out of our pod after the humans left. I won’t give away my secret on opening the door. First, we visited with Delilah. She’s a Maine Coon cat. She’s on a diet because she wants to fit into a size 8 this summer. Anyway, she wants people to know that she is friendly and hoping that someone will look beyond her years and see she is very special. Next we went to visit Francine who is very playful and doesn’t look her age. They say she is deaf but she had no trouble communicating with us. Finally, we went to see Virgil who is a 15-year-old gentleman and is the best cuddle bunny (get it - it’s Easter!). He told me he is going to be on TV today (ABC channel 7 news) at noon. I can’t wait to see him. I told him to meow about all of us here at Cat Depot. Just when we were going to visit Milo, a sweet orange tabby in JoeBob’s Caboose, we heard some noise. It was one of the humans checking on us so we went back to the pod as quickly as we could. Phew.

Even though Cat Depot is closed on Sunday, we hope you will come visit us on Saturday. I have been here almost a year. I would love that someone would take me home instead of a bunny! Happy Easter and Passover to all.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

Shumara Speaks - Day 63

 

Greetings cat fans,

I have some exciting news to tell you. Three S.O.S. kitties were adopted this week: Bow, Stig and Jasmine. So happy for them. They all went to loving homes. Also, we have two new kitties in the program: Francine and Grace. Francine is deaf but incredibly sweet and affectionate. I hear she loves to play. I will be meowing with them later to help them learn the ropes. That’s my job as Senior Affairs Advisor in this program. I hope that someday the new Senior Affairs Advisor will be happy for me when I finally go home. I’ve been Senior Affairs Advisor for over 60 days and here almost a year. I hope I don’t have to celebrate my one year anniversary at Cat Depot. I love all the staff here but I would love to have my fur-ever home too.

There is also some exciting news about a special promotion for the S.O.S. kitties that will happen July 14-16. I heard it’s like the Subaru challenge that Cat Depot holds have at Christmas time. There will be all sorts of goodies for ‘dopters and hopefully all of us get to go to a good home. Maybe I will even be ‘dopted by then and I can come cheer everyone on.

Sally meowed about the Cat Pawsitive program here. Virgil and I are also working on clicker-training. I meowed with Sally that my Cat Pawsitive friend/trainer has been playing with me and bringing all sorts of things for motivation however I have to say that attention is the one that works the best. I think they are trying to get me to leave the Catio more but it’s so nice out there. Virgil has learned the “come” command and to even make a circle! His Cat Pawsitive friend/trainer also loves cuddling with him and giving him kisses. How lucky are we?

I hope you come visit me and all my friends in the S.O.S. program. We are “aged to perfection” and have lots of love to give. Happy weekend to all!

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

Shumara, Senior Affairs Adviser

Shumara Speaks - Day 56

 

Greetings cat fans,

There is a lot of news this week. Sally, our Meow Mayor, and I have been meowing between ourselves and with other kitties about our lives here at Cat Depot and what we can do to get 'dopted. Sally is one of the last "Desoto Kitties." She has been a wise confidante.

I was also rescued from a hoarding situation, found a home but my owner passed away and I ended up coming back to Cat Depot. I've been here a long time and am hoping someone will come visit me and 'dopt me soon. Typist says I should remain hopeful as someone out there will love me like my former owner. I promise to love them right back!

We have some new friends in our S.O.S. program. First, there is Milo, a beautiful orange eight-year-old tabby. In addition, there is Stig. He is also eight years old and has three legs but gets around just fine. He is a gorgeous Seal Point Siamese. They are both very loving and friendly. Come visit them in Joe Bob's Caboose.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. Please come visit me and my friends. I'm sweet, affectionate and just waiting for a home to call my own.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Senior Affairs Adviser to Sally, Meow Mayor

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 49


Greetings cat fans,

Happy spring! Everyone around here loves this season. It was a little warmer for me this week when I was out on the catio.

We have a new mayor again. Her name is Sally. We did get to have lunch and meow together. She is very sweet and I'm teaching her the ropes. Sally and I have both be here a while and we are hoping someone will 'dopt us soon. Any ideas for us, cat fans?

We also have two new kitties in the Save Our Seniors program. Come meet Zailey. She is a very sweet and affectionate tortie who will meow at you to join her in the pod, loves head-rubs, and is known for making biscuts. She is waiting to meet you.

Also, Jasmine has joined us. She is a beautiful, loving, black and white kitty. Jasmine had a stroke, so her head tilts a bit, but she will spend hours on your lap. She is cleared by medical and ready for a home.

I am hearing rumors of a special event for us senior cats. I'm not sure of any of the details yet, but everyone around here seems to be meowing bout it. I hope food is involved.

Wishing you a good weekend and hope you will come visit me and my friends, and maybe even 'dopt us. I will be on the catio, sunning myself, and dreaming of my fur-ever home.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 42


Greetings fellow cat fans,

Top o'the morning and happy St. Patrick's Day to all. I just know some human will put something green on me today!

Why green?

Do I look good in green?

I'm not sure what this holiday is about, but I heard it's something about luck. I'm hoping for some luck to get 'dopted. I'm still here, wishing someone will love me so much they take me home.

I'm a good listener, affectionate, and will talk with you about anything.

Typist came by today to rub my head and told me not to give up hope.

Have you heard the good mews? Momma got 'dopted. I never got to meow with her, because she was 'dopted so quickly. Maybe one day I will get a promotion and become Meow Mayor. I am very wise.

I don't know who the new Mayor is, but I take my duties seriously and will set up a meow-lunch as soon as possible.

I have more good news: we have two new kitties in the S.O.S. program. Come meet Bow. He is a shy and very sweet kitty in Joe Bob's Caboose. I don't know yet who the other one is, but I can't wait to meet them both.

Come visit me on the catio, and my friends. Maybe we can look for a four-leaf clover together?

Have a great weekend.

Lovingly yours,

Shumara
Senior Affairs Adviser to the Meow Mayor

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 35


Greetings fellow cat fans,

It's me again. It has been an exciting week and I hear it will get even more exciting tomorrow. First, we have a new Meow Mayor: Momma. I hear she is very nice. She reminds me a lot of Bernard. We have been trying to meet, but our secretaries have been unable to schedule lunch. Hopefully this will happen soon - we have a lot to meow about.

Also, we have a new cat in the S.O.S. program. You may have seen him on Facebook. His name is Virgil and he is quite handsome. He is 15 years young and very much a gentleman. I have been meowing with him regarding our program and teaching him the "ropes." I hope you will visit him and all my friends.

I hear that tomorrow is Cat Depot's Gala, "Stop in the Name of Love." It should be quite fun with food, dancing, raffles, and a silent auction. Why wasn't I invited? I could have been the DJ. I love Motowon songs like Baby Kitty, Stop in the Name of Kitties, and more. Maybe someone can sneak me in. Just put a boa around me and I'm all set.

I'm still hanging out on the Catio, wishing for my fur-ever home. Please stop by and give me head-rubs and maybe even think about 'dopting. me. I have a lot of love to give. 

Lovingly yours,

Shumara
Senior Affairs Adviser to Momma, Meow Mayor

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 28


Greetings fellow cat fans,

I'm sure you have all heard the good news. Crinkle, our Meow Mayor, found his fur-ever home over the weekend. I am very happy for him as he has been waiting a long time. We meowed before he left. He told me to keep my spirits up and that someone will come along and pick me too. He also meowed that maybe I should come inside sometimes instead of being on the Catio. 

I love the Catio. That's why we live in Florida. But maybe he's right. I am sweet, lovable, and just want someone who can love me back.

I also have other good news. We have three new cats in the S.O.S. program: Luke, Virgil, and Delilah. Luke is eight and quite regal looking. He's also very sweet. Delilah is a beautiful 15-year-old with a sweet disposition. She is also very affectionate. Virgil is a docile 15-year-old gentleman. 

I meowed with them and am helping them acclimatize to Cat Depot. I hope you will come visit them.

Typist came to see me. She gave me head rubs and I was in heaven. I heard that humans like head rubs too. Are there cat massage therapists? She could be one if there ever were. We cats love our head rubs.

I hope you will come visit me and maybe even 'dopt me. I am more than ready for my fur-ever home.

Have a great weekend.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara
Senior Adviser to the former Meow Mayor, Crinkle

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 21


Greetings fellow cat fans,

This Sunday is the Academy Awards. Typist explained to me that movie actors, actresses, and directors will be acknowledged and rewarded with a gold statue. I think gold is something people want. I hear the statues are very pretty.

Anyhow, Typist told me I was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in Cat Depot's A-CAT-emy Awards, and I won! I do love to sing and meow. Come visit me and I'll show you my talents!

I heard Crinkle won Best Actor in a Leading Role. I saw his picture on Facebook. He was wearing the cutest bow tie. I have quite the accessory myself.

It has been a very quiet week. Typist tells to keep my spirits up and that someone will come along soon. Maybe since I won the award and am dressing up someone will be curious and come see me - and Crinkle too. We make quite a pair.

When it comes to the other senior kitties, Trickster was off her perch the other day. She is quite pretty. Torrie is our new gal, in JoeBob's Caboose. You can take her out on the porch and she'll sit on your lap.

I hope you enjoy the Academy Awards. I will probably be sleeping and dreaming of my forever home on Sunday night.

Lovingly yours,

Shumara
Senior Affairs Adviser

Shumara with toys

Shumara Speaks - Day 14


Greetings cat fans,

It has been quite a week. First, I hope you all had a happy Valentine's Day. Crinkle did ask me to be his Valentine. Although the holiday doesn't involve treats (or chocolates) for us, we still had a great time. He is a great Meow Mayor.

We were both excited to see Shadow and Gizmo find their fur-ever homes. Crinkle and I hope they are happy, but still wonder why no one picked us. We are friendly, loving, sweet, and have so much love to give. Cat Depot takes good care of us, but we hope it happens soon.

Have you visited the other two S.O.S. kitties lately? 

Torrie is new. I hear she is a Manx cat with a beautiful coat. She is in JoeBob's Caboose.

Trickster is with me in Jack and Lucy's Place.

I was so excited to receive a package of goodies from our good friend Mike in Texas. He sent some to Crinkle too. They package included treats, a mouse with catnip, many balls and balls with bells, a vibrating mouse, and a wand. He is so thoughtful and I am so grateful he thought of me. Of course I'll share the goodies with my buddies, we all love to play.

Thank you so much, Mike!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Come visit me. I'm usually on the Catio, but I love company.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara
Senior Affairs Adviser

Shumara, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Shumara Speaks - Day 7


Greetings fellow cat lovers,

Shumara here. I finished my first full week as Senior Cat Advisor and met with all the kitties in my program.

Trickster is very sweet and tends to be up on one of the perches. We meowed quite a bit, she isn't sure why people don't stop to see her. I suggested she move down a bit so people can see her more. What do you think?

Shadow was running around when I caught up with him. He's a love.

Gizmo is fun and likes head rubs.

As for Crinkle, we meow all the time. He was so welcoming to me in my new position.

I heard there is a holiday when you have a sweetie who is your Valentine. Treats may be involved. Maybe Crinkle will be my Valentine, I hope he asks me. And, I hope someone will 'dopt me this Valentine's day, so I will have someone to be my special human Valentine.

My "typist" came to see me and talked with me, or should I say I meowed with her? (I like to talk.) I was being held by one of my favorite volunteers and purring up a storm. I told her I love being held and cuddled. I also like to dine "al fresco" on the Catio.

Hope to see you soon. All head rubs and cuddles will be most appreciated.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lovingly yours,
Shumara

Shumara Soeaks

Shumara Speaks - New Senior Advisor to Crinkle, Meow Mayor


Greetings cat lovers,

Let me introduce myself. Drum roll, please...

My name is Shumara, and I am the new Senior Affairs Adviser to Crinkle, the Meow Mayor. People tell me I'm pretty, but I will let you be the judge. I am a ten-year-old friendly girl who loves to be held and cuddled. I also talk, and if you come visit, maybe we can chat. Sometimes you can find me hanging out on the patio.

I have a bit of a sad story. I was rescued in 2012 from a hoarding situation and was originally adopted in one of Cat Depot's adoption events. I lived with a wonderful lady - she was the only real home I ever had. Sadly, she died from cancer and I came back to Cat Depot in September 2016.

I loved her so much and miss her. But, she's gone, and I can only hope to find another good home.

I meowed with Honey before she left and she thinks I will be a good advisor. I'm going to do my best. Crinkle and I are good friends. I hope good things will happen for me, like Honey and Mystery before me. I hear they love their new homes. I do have a sponsor who tells me to hang on to hope; she thinks I will find my new home soon.

I hope you will come visit me, and maybe even 'dopt me.

Lovingly yours,
Shumara
Senior Affairs Advisor to Crinkle, Meow Mayor
 


 

Honey going home

Departure!

 

Greetings to all my cat fans,

I believe!!!! I finally found my furever home. Just when I was giving up hope, someone chose me. My sponsor was right. I did find a home before my one year anniversary.

I want to thank Cat Depot (and my sponsor) for taking such good care of me, and all of you for believing in me. I hope they choose a new senior advisor soon. Crinkle needs it!

Happily yours,

Honey Former Senior Advisor to Crinkle, Meow Mayor

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Honey welcomes Crinkle


Greetings fellow cat lovers and fans,

By now you know my good friend and colleague Crinkle has been appointed Meow Mayor. As I said before, if I didn't get promoted, I'd be very happy if Crinkle was chosen. He is an old (love my puns) and dear friend.

Crinkle is part of my club, S.O.S., which stands for Save Our Seniors. He is a sweet and gentle boy who loves head-rubs and cuddles. 

Please come visit him. And if you do, come see me too. I also like visitors and head rubs! 

Looking forward to working with Crinkle and getting us kitties adopted!

Lovingly yours,

Honey

Senior Advisor to Crinkle, Meow Mayor

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

A Home for Honey


Greetings fellow cat lovers,

I heard we have a new President. Is that the same as a Meow Mayor?

I also meowed with Bailey and Shadow, who are new to the program. Bailey loves to cuddle and Shadow will rub up against you as soon as he meets you. They are curious about this new place but I’m helping them get adjusted.

I must admit I am disappointed that I’m still here. My one year anniversary is soon and I really really hope I get ‘dopted before that. I don’t think any cat should be in a shelter this long, do you? Since I moved to the head honcho’s office I have been told I am a different cat, and people still come to visit me, but no one takes me home. I think people just don’t understand that how a cat behaves in the shelter is not necessarily how they would be behave at their furrever home. It’s stressful being here even though we get such good care.

My sponsor went to a lecture at Cat Depot by a famous veterinarian and she said that very thing in her lecture. Maybe someone who went heard that and will come meet me. So, if I happen to have a grumpy moment if you visit, please give me another chance. I don’t have them all the time and I would behave differently if only I had my own home.

I think it’s time to get off my soapbox and wander around and see if I can find someone to rub my head or better yet, give me a treat! I also have to find a TV so I can watch the football championships. I enjoy watching you humans bang into each other all to get a ball down a field! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

Lovingly yours,
Honey

Senior Affairs Advisor

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

A Home for Honey


Greetings fellow cat lovers,

I'm still here. Yup. Did you know that I am now the longest resident at Cat Depot? I've been here for almost a year. I'm still wandering the halls searching for food and my potential furever 'dopters. I don't understand why no one has chosen me. I love wandering around and meowing at the other kitties. There is so much to see and do, but it's nothing like having your own family.

It's been a great week for our Meow Mayor, Stardust. Finally, after all this time at Cat Depot, she found her furever home. I am so happy for her! She is an awesome kitty. I heard they are looking for another Meow Mayor. I am hoping for a promotion but if I don't get it, I will continue to be the Senior Affairs Advisor. If it's not me, I hope they pick Crinkle. He's one of us older cats. He's such a sweet boy. I have been taking him under my paws lately. I also hears a rumor that there will be four more kitties coming into the S.O.S. program. I can't wait to meet them and share some advice with them as newbies.

My sponsor was in today and she gave me a pep talk. She keeps reminding me that my time will come. I keep asking her when. It's hard not to get discouraged but I try to keep a positive attitude. After I meowed to her, I curled up in my chair and she gave me some nice head rubs. I feel asleep and dreamed of my furever home.

I hope you will come visit me and my friends over the weekend. It gets a little lonely on the weekends when the human staff are gone. Wishing you all a nice weekend and hope to see you soon!

Lovingly yours.

Honey

Senior Affairs Advisor to the Next Meow Mayor

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

A Home for Honey - Post New Years


Greetings fellow cat fans,

Happy new year to everyone! It’s 2017 and I’m still here and ready to go home. I have been meowing with the new meow mayor Stardust and teaching her the important aspects of her job. I told her not to get discouraged that she is here still as it took some time for Bernard to get ‘dopted and now he has a really nice home. We just have to remain positive.

My sponsor stopped by to see me. She snuck some treats in because I was really feeling hungry. She’s good that way. She also followed me to the break room where she stopped me from taking some beef jerky. Why can’t I have it? It’s just meat. I went on her lap and she explained that it has some stuff in it that will make me sick. Oh well. Can’t blame a kitty for trying.

Now that I am wandering the halls, I stopped by to meow with some of my "Save Our Seniors" friends. Azalea, who is 8, is very sweet and friendly. She is called a tortie which I guess is short for tortoise. I don’t get that name at all. Then I meowed with Xena who is 10 and is a friendly girl who is also loveable and just wants to be ‘dopted and loved. She is usually on the catio so she doesn’t get many visitors but would like some. Lastly, I meowed with Noche who is also 10 and loves head and belly rubs and will charm you when you visit her. Stop by and see these sweet kitties as they don’t get many visitors and would love to have a home.

Finally, we have a new kitty who I haven’t met yet. Her name is Trickster and she is 10. I hear she has long hair and is grey and white.

Come visit me and my friends soon. We would love to go home with you.

Lovingly yours,

Honey

Senior Affairs Advisor to Stardust, Meow Mayor

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

A Home for Honey - Post Christmas


Greetings fellow cat friends,

I hope you all had a nice Christmas/Chanukah and holiday weekend. I am sure by now you have all heard that we have a new Meow Mayor. Her name is Stardust and she is a love. She is asking many questions about how to be a Meow Mayor and get ‘dopted like Bernard. As one of the longest residents she needs all the help she can get. I told her to patient like I am trying to be as I have been here almost a year. Being the Meow Mayor is a great responsibility but also will get her some publicity. She is now a STAR. Get it, STARdust… I love when I tell jokes.

I have been having many adventures now that I am in the head honcho’s office. I get to wander the halls and see where I can find new things. The other day I happened to wander into the staff break room. They had many Christmas goodies on the table. I sat quietly and patiently waited for someone to give me a treat. They took a picture but did I get any treats – NO! That is so unfair. They get to eat it all and I get no human treats. What’s up with that?

This year is almost up. I was hoping that 2016 would be my year and my fellow SOS cats to find a furever home but that seems to be fading fast. Maybe in 2017? I am so ready to be part of a family again and to give and get love.

Happy New Year and stop by to see me, play with me and maybe even ‘dopt me. I love visitors and especially potential adopters.

Lovingly yours,

Honey

Senior Affairs Advisor to Stardust, Meow Mayor

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

A Home for Honey - Wishes and Pre-Xmas


Happy Holidays! I have some mews.

I dressed up as a fairy and tried to grant my own wish for a home for the holiday. It didn't really work, but kind of; I moved into the head honcho's office. How lucky am I to be picked to hang out with this awesome lady?

I heard Jimi hung out here before he was 'dopted. I always wondered what the person in charge did, and now I know. They work very hard and have meetings all day long.

Why do they meet all the time? The meetings are about getting us 'dopted and making sure we have everything we need.

Sometimes they think I'm sleeping, but I'm really just listening to everything that's going on here. Now that I'm in the office I get to wander the building a bit too. I like it, but it's still not my forever home.

Come visit me in my new digs, give me head rubs, and maybe even think about 'dopting me or my friends in the SOS program. We would be forever grateful!

With Love,
Honey

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

A Home for Honey - Letter to Santa Paws


Hi all my cat lover friends,

My sponsor came to see me today. I was a little lonely. Not only did I get head rubs, but I let her rub my belly. She says someone will be very lucky to have me. Anymeows, she helped me paw this letter to Santa Paws. I thought I would share it with you.

Dear Santa Paws,

My name is Honey and I live at Cat Depot, a home for homeless cats. I am 11 years young and have been here a little less than a year. Everyone here is very nice, but this Christmas I would like a home of my own. My two pod-mates, Oscar and Cupo, who have been here longer than me, got 'dopted the other day. I am so happy for them and I know they will love their new homes.

We had a big adoption event last weekend and still no one picked me. I am very sweet and lovable, and have been a good kitty all year long. Can you help me get a home for the holidays?

Thank you so much.

XXXOO Honey

What do you think? Do you think someone will come for me, and for other "aged to purrfection" kitties here at Cat Depot?

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas/Happy Chanukah, and hope you will consider taking me home, or at least keep me company and rub my head.

Lovingly yours,
Honey

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

A Home for Honey, Week 4


Greetings fans, 

Did you see my holiday picture on Facebook? These silly humans dressed me in a Santa hat. Do I look like Santa? Who is this Santa and what does he do? I hear he likes cookies and milk, kind of like me who likes treats.

This past weekend was our Home for the Holidays event. Over 80 kitties were adopted, but sadly I wasn't one of them. I am writing to this Santa fellow, asking if he can please send me a forever home. That's all I really want for the holidays.

I was meowing with my buddy Oscar yesterday while my sponsor was here. We are both trying to figure out why no one adopts us. Oscar lives in my pod and is a beautiful grey gentleman who loves to rub against your leg and purrs when you brush him. He has been here over a year, and I'm approaching a year.

We are sweet, loyal, and aged to purrfection. I know we aren't kittens, but we will fit right into any family. Even though Cat Depot staff treats us so well, we want to have our furever homes where we can be loved and give love back. My sponsor told us both not to be discouraged .Just like our friends Bernard, Boomer, Amber, and Jimi, there is someone special out there for us too. Like I said in my Facebook post, come visit me. If you can't adopt me, please give me head rubs. They are the best.

Hope your holiday season is going well. Stop by and say hello to your senior advisor to the Meow Mayor, and to all the cats here at Cat Depot.

Lovingly  yours,
Honey

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

A Home for Honey, Week 3


Greetings Cat Lovers,

Big doings here this weekend. We had something called the Subaru Challenge Home for the Holidays event, where cats were $10 to adopt and kittens $20. We had a big crowd and many of my good friends were adopted.

I'm still here, though. It has been a long time since I had my own home - almost a year - and I miss my owner. He had to give me up, because he couldn't care for me anymore. I was meowing with my sponsor today and told her not many people stop by to say hello to me.

I sit on the top of my condo, waiting for someone to give me head rubs. I am a bit introverted, but I really would love some extra head rubs. Like I've said before, I close my eyes, purr, and dream of my forever home.

I miss Bernard, because we would meow about the state of affairs and ways to get ourselves and our friends 'dopted. I hope they choose a new Meow Mayor soon.

Anymeows, in other news, we had two new senior cats enter the program. One was a Siamese called Chylde, and he was 'dopted during the event. I've never heard a name like Chylde, but I think it's cute. The other cat was Pete, and he was really cute. He too was 'dopted during the weekend. Chester was 'dopted too, last week. I was really happy for him, I think he felt lonely, and now he's enjoying his new home.

I hope you have a great holiday, I will write again soon. Maybe I will get lucky like Mystery and Bernard and find my own purrson.

Lovingly yours,
Honey

A Home for Honey, Week 2 

 

This has been quite a week.  First, Bernard, Meow Mayor got ‘dopted by his furever family.  Even though I only meowed with him a short time, I consider him a good friend and I will miss him.  Rumor has it that there are a few contenders for the new meow mayor and it will be announced after the Subaru challenge next week.  Also, Meatball, a good friend of Bernard’s also got ‘dopted.  I am very happy for them and hope that someday soon someone will ‘dopt me. Have you seen the photo of Mystery in her new home?  She is SO happy!  I pawed a letter to Santa Paws that I wished that I could find those special people to take me to my furever home, and that my fellow SOS friends find homes too. 

I have been getting to know my sponsor who comes to visit me.  She tells me that she thinks I’m a bit of an introvert which means I might not run up to meet you, but enjoy someone slowly getting to know me.  I particularly like to lie on one of the beds on the cat condos in the pod.  She has been taking her time and giving me head rubs.  When she rubs my head, I close my eyes, purr and dream of my furever home. Once I know you I love to play with wand toys.  Even though I am a “golden girl,” I still like to play with my friends.  I haven’t had many visitors but that may pick up as people get to know who I am.  Be patient and I will love you right back!

I look forward to learning who the new Meow Mayor will be so we can meow together and help get us all ‘dopted.  I look forward to meeting you and maybe going home with someone!

 

Honey, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

A Home for Honey, Week 1


Greetings fellow cat lovers,

I would like to introduce myself. I am the new Senior Adviser to Bernard, the Meow Mayor. My name is Honey and I am eleven years and five months young. I have been a resident at Cat Depot since February when my owner gave me up.

I am honored and humbled to take over where Mystery left off, and I hope to follow in her pawsteps to a new furever home. I am lucky to have the same sponsor as Mystery, and maybe she will bring me luck finding that home. I heard she likes to brush us, and I'm looking forward to my first brushing.

What else can I tell you about myself... I am gentle, sweet, and very loveable. I really like being with people and I am good with other cats and dogs. Bernard said I was cute in his blog, and that made me blush. I'll let you decide on that one.

Cats who are aged to purrfection like me are very loyal. I could fit right into your lifestyle, because I have already been part of a family and know what to do.

I hope you will come visit me and my friends, and perhaps think of taking me home with you. You won't regret it, I have a lot of love to give a special someone. All the other cats in the SOS program feel the same way - we just want a family.

This week is a human holiday called Thanksgiving. Mystery meowed I should mention some things I'm thankful for.

I am thankful for the good care I'm getting at Cat Depot. I am thankful for potential adopters like you, for reading my blog and visiting me and my friends.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I hope to see you soon.

Lovingly,
Honey

 


 

Mystery, recently adopted Cat Depot cat

Mystery's Musings, Week 5


Greetings cat lovers,

I have some very exciting news: I have a home!

My sponsor came to brush me this weekend. She told me my lucky day was coming, and after she left some very nice people came and took me home!

I am so happy.

It was a long time coming (383 days), but I finally have a home to call my own. I just meowed with Bernard, the Meow Mayor, told him the news, and not to give up hope. I know someone will come along and take him - and all my other cat friends - home one day. 

He's thinking about who he wants as senior advisor and I know he will pick someone awesome. He has been a good friend.

I want to thank all the nice people at Cat Depot who took good care of me, my sponsor, and fellow cat friends. Please consider adopting a senior cat. We have so much love to give, and you will get even more back than you give to us. We are aged to purrfection!

Lovingly yours,
Mystery

Mystery, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Mystery's Musings, Week 4


Hello my friends - and maybe one day family. Remember I told you there were some big doings coming up this week? Well, I have exciting news.

We have kicked off a program for cats like me (beautiful, sweet, adorable, you get the gist) who are aged to purrfection. It's called SOS - Save Our Seniors. There are seventeen of us here at Cat Depot, that's 22% of the adult cats here.

We are all wise, loyal, have already had homes, and can fit right in without changing your lifestyle. We know kittens are very cute, but they can be a bit rambunctious and unpredictable, don't you think? Adult cats know how to fit into anyone's routine, especially sitting on your lap and watching TV.

My sponsor comes to brush me - did I tell you I love brushing - and she tells me she can't believe I have been here the longest of all my friends in this group. I have been at Cat Depot for 383 days. 

Adult cats just want a home like we used to have, and to give back the love we know we can get from a good home.

I hear it's Thanksgiving next week. I really don't understand these human holidays. Are they giving us turkey too?

I remember my former human gave me some turkey once and it was good, but I fell asleep right away. Does turkey do that to humans too?

I am thankful for the good care I get here, and for anyone who visits and brushes me, and would really be thankful for a home to call my own.

Happy Turkey Day to you and yours!

Lovingly,
Mystery

Mystery helping with cat photos

Mystery's Musings, Week 3


Can you believe it's November? Last week was my one-year anniversary here at Cat Depot. My sponsor comes by to visit with me, gives me head-rubs, and tells me good things will happen. I hope she is right. She brought a friend with her who is supposedly some head honcho here. I was napping, but the friend decided to play with me.

I loved batting the toy at the end of the wand. My sponsor took a video of me, and I will share it. Maybe you can come play with me some time? I would love that.

Also, can you keep a secret? Our SOS - Save Our Seniors - program kicks off next week. Ladies don't like to tell their age, but I'm proud to be twelve. I'm pretty, loyal, sweet, lovable, and just waiting for my chance to love someone back. Come visit me and the other cats in the program!

On today's photo you can see me help one of our volunteers snap a cat photo. I'm an excellent helper.

More next week.

Until then, 
Meowingly Yours
Mystery

Mystery, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Mystery's Musings, Week 2


Greetings, cat lovers. I have exciting news: November is "Adopt a Senior Pet Month!"

I have been meowing with my buddy Bernard, the Meow Mayor, in my capacity as senior advisor. We've decided to launch a program called SOS. It means Save Our Seniors. (The humans are helping.)

I am honored to be the advisor for the program. 

Last week was my one-year anniversary here. Everyone's nice to me, but I would really love a furever home where I can cuddle up with my human guardian and relax. My sponsor stopped by to rub my head, and she told me someone out there will be lucky to have me. I agree!

Please come visit us, and consider adopting a senior cat. We are loyal and sweet, and will bring you much happiness.

Meow for now.

Mystery

Mystery, adoptable cat at Cat Depot

Mystery's Musings, Week 1


Let me formally introduce myself. My name is Mystery, and Bernard picked me to be his senior affairs' adviser and confidante. I am twelve years young and aged to purrfection. 

I've heard some humans call me a tuxedo cat, but tuxedos are worn by mails, and I can assure I am all woman. I have lived here at Cat Depot for a year, since my purrson fell ill and went into hospice. I miss him every day.

I don't know why I haven't been 'dopted yet, but now that I am senior adviser hope springs eternal. Bernard and I have meowed about it, and we think I'm still here because of people's perceptions of older cats.

I'm not old: I'm lovable. I am sweet, I love cuddling, I would enjoy sitting on your lap, and I am very loyal. I am here every day and I hope you will visit me, and maybe even take me home. There is no "mystery" to me, I promise. What you see is what you get.

Love, Mystery.

PS Thank you Linda for offering to help be my voice! 


 

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