Whiskers on kittens…


A few of our charming shelter cats
Clockwise from top left – Minnie and Ginger, Ava, Charlie, Max

For a few hours a week, my daughter and I volunteer at an animal shelter. It’s not funded by large donors and no one works there for pay. Although, as an animal lover, I’d have to say the pay is in the kisses and full body rubs these kitties often give. Of course, a couple of our shelter cats would sooner dice you like a cross shredder than rub against or kiss you, but they’ve had difficult lives, so we… give them their space.

There are so many different personalities among cats. Getting to know them all is like getting to know a whole group of people. They have different desires and different needs. In the end, however, they all just want the basics – security and love. Teddy is one of the tougher cats. Don’t pet Teddy. Don’t talk to Teddy. Come to think of it… don’t even LOOK at Teddy. 🙂 Actually, he’s just a big boy who wants to be left alone. Then there’s his polar opposite – Twister. He’s a big boy, too. Solid and heavy. But he’s got the squeakiest meow you’ll ever hear. His big size makes him appear intimidating, but manly Twister wants only to be held like a baby, with his paws resting on your shoulders, his head nestled into your neck, and your arms supporting his furry little butt.

I could go on and on about our beautiful shelter cats, and I probably will one day. But for today, I’ll let them speak for themselves… (check your volume, some videos have music)

Nutmeg

Clyde

If you’re interested, and how could you not be… 😉 …here’s a link to more short videos of these precious babies (including Twister!)…

More Videos!

When I first started volunteering there, I thought it would be sad. All those big, bright eyes looking into mine, hoping for a home. But you know what? They’re content. They play, eat, sleep and are safely indoors. The only thing they’re missing is a warm human to snuggle up to in the wee hours of the night and to nudge awake just before dawn. They each need a home of their own, but we give them all we can while they’re in the place they, temporarily, call home.

Check out more of these beauties…

Bios and pictures!

Don’t forget to click the ‘back’ button so you can return to me and tell me what you think… and which cat or kitten you’d like to adopt! 🙂

13 Responses to Whiskers on kittens…

  • They’re adorable!

  • I’m a sucker for cats! I have two who don’t like each other and we need to keep them apart most of the time. If not for that, I’d have a bunch more. My Skittles is my mascot and is sleeping right in front of me by the computer as we speak. Snickers is older and resents the newer cat. I agree, cats have more personality than most give them credit for. Great pics! I hope they find good homes.

  • Okay, Clyde is my kind of cat–lots of attitude. Good work you’re doing at the shelter.

    Linda

  • Awww, are they cute, or what?

  • I so miss having a cat in the house. I especially love big Toms like Twister. But my husband is dead set against any pets especially since we remodeled out house and everything is new even the furniture. Oh but a miss them… Maybe if I talk nice he’ll cave and let me get one or two because you can’t just have one cat!

  • Thank you everyone! Y’all have great taste in cats! LOL. And Beth, you are so right. Cats are like potato chips, you can never have just one!
    btw – I have four of my own. 🙂

    ~Debbie

  • Great pictures. It’s so good of you and your daughter to volunteer at the shelter, but I can see why you do it. The cats are darling.

    Lyndi

  • The second picture (Ava?) is a twin to my cat Zipper.

    Zipper was sitting on my lap when I played your Clyde video and she watched the video with me. 🙂

  • You have some GREAT photos and videos on here!

  • Hey there — welcome to WordPress. The blog and the kitties look great over here.

    Rhonda/remlane

  • Thanks, ladies!! It was hard to pick just a couple of pictures – all the cats are so photogenic. 🙂
    And Sandy, how funny that is about Zipper. Clyde is certainly a handsome cat, I bet she LOVED watching him. 😉
    ~Debbie

  • Hmmm, I couldn’t get the videos to play – it said they were no longer available. But, I think it’s great that you volunteer at the shelter. And despite what anyone says, animals – like people – all have their own personalities. Gotta love them. 🙂

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