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Home2Cats.org - Winter, 2006

THE  SCRATCHING  POST
~ Happy 2006 - The Chinese "Year of the Dog" ~

Issue #26, by Barbara Stanley, home2cats@aol.com
Home 2 Cats, P. O. Box 752671, Memphis, TN  38175-2671

 

*** Please Note ***
We are changing our website address to
http://www.home2cats.org
as we feel that it is more appropriate.

Both the old ".com" & the new ".org" names
will find us here for the next few months,
until our old name registration expires.

 

Our mission is:

To provide food, medical care, love and sanctuary for injured, disabled or abused animals

To educate the public in what constitutes responsible cat care and ownership.

To engage in other activities related to animal rescue and public education about cat care and responsibilities.


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Cat Tails

Riley P. Maxwell
aka Riley P.
aka RPM's

Riley P. Maxwell came into our lives this past October. This special boy has already put his little paw print on our hearts. Apparently this active little teenager has a knack for that, with humans and cats!

Riley P. Maxwell’s problems began when he was abandoned on a doorstep of a house. He was left in a box with a few of his belongings. Unfortunately, the owners were away and the house was unoccupied at the time. This could have had fatal consequences, but I think Riley P Maxwell’s saving grace was being an extremely active teenager who wasn’t about to sit still in an enclosed box waiting to be discovered. Riley P. went into action, and made his getaway.

Eventually a neighbor discovered the empty box, but there was no kitten to be found. Riley P. was discovered days later under the hood of a car thanks to the watchful eye of this Good Neighbor. Luckily the Good Samaritan took him to Dr. Pam Chandler at Kirby Gate Animal Hospital. Riley P. was very thin and also had both urinary and respiratory infections. Riley P. Maxwell’s troubles didn’t stop there, he tested positive for feline leukemia.

Riley P. was in the perfect place in the best of hands. His little paw print was already stamped on Dr. Chandler’s heart and on those of his rescuers, also. Even though his rescuers could not keep a positive feline leukemia cat in their household permanently, they took him on temporarily. This not only allowed Riley P. a chance to recover from his infection, but also gave everyone the time and opportunity to find him a permanent home.

We had lost a few feline leukemia cats within the last year, and one was Rhudy, who lost his battle in November of 2004 at the age of 1 year. Even though Rhudy’s life was short, he had a great one-year. Rhudy was Ringo’s best friend, and with Rhudy’s passing, Ringo was left with a huge void to fill.

We had always questioned whether another active cat might help Ringo, so when Dr Chandler’s office called to see if we would have room for Riley P. Maxwell, it was easy to say yes. We are always a little nervous introducing a new cat to the Feline Leukemia group, as we worry about what any stress may cause. Well, we need not to have been worried.

Riley P. Maxwell didn’t walk out of the kennel but came out running. I guess since the older cats were not moving; Riley thought they would be more fun. They became his priority and immediate targets, and he pounced, rolled and attacked. An amazing event was taking place before our eyes. There was something about this little furry tornado RPM that the other cats sensed. Some of the cats in this group had been loners, and the older cats spent most of their days eating and sleeping, but before our eyes, this room was filled with cats in motion.

There was no hissing or swatting, just cats having fun. All the cats, senior and young adults think Riley P. Maxwell is the cats meow! Best of all; Ringo has a new best friend!

 

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Animal and People Recognition

While losing a companion is one of life's greatest sorrows, never having one is to miss out on years of loving companionship.


 

In Memory Of Animals

India
--George & Linda Bond

Joanna
9 yr. old kitty of Gary & Jodi Rupp.
--Kay Joest

Barney
--Don & Brenda Hargrove

Tinker Bell
--Don & Brenda Hargrove

Molly
of Home 2 Cats.
--Larry & Barbara Stanley

Matilda
of Home 2 Cats.
--Larry & Barbara Stanley

In Honor Of Animals

Phoebe & Holle
--Phoebe & Holle

In Memory Of People

Ted Cartledge
in remembrance of Ted's 67th birthday.
--Ruth Blann Cartledge

Jim Walkner
in remembrance of Jim's 57th birthday.
--Ruth Blann Cartledge

In Honor of People

Hal, Suzanne, Elyse & Andrew Pate
Mike & Marlene Mauk
Sandy, Gary, Nicole & Michael Albrecht
Meredith McDonald
Misty Bogle
Larry & Barbara Stanley

--Bob & Dody Cordes

Bob & Dody Cordes, and Guinness, Ozzie & Harriett
Mike & Marlene Mauk, and Scraps & Milo
Sandy, Gary, Nicole & Mike Albrecht, and Tiger & Snickers

--Hal, Suzanne, Elyse & Andrew Pate

Bob & Dody Cordes
Hal, Suzanne, Elyse & Andrew Pate

--Mike, Marlene, Scraps & Milo Mauk

George & Linda Bond
--Kay Joest

 

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Paws To Think

"There is something about the presence of a cat ... that takes the bite out of being alone."  --Louis J. Camuti, D.V.M.

 

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More Mews You Can Use

Sweets

Probably the only one in your household that survived the holidays without gaining weight from all the sweets was your cat. Studies are showing that cats may lack one of two vital proteins needed to form a sweet receptor on their tongue.

Researchers found a dysfunctional feline gene that probably prevents cats from tasting sweets, a sensation nearly every other mammal experiences to varying degrees.

If true, this study could help finicky felines and sick cats by helping companies to manufacture a more palatable cat food.

 

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Ongoing Projects

Home (2 Cats) On www.petfinder.com

Looking to adopt a cat or kitten? Check out our current pet list and our adoption day calendar on Home 2 Cats home page on www.petfinder.com under shelters/organizations. You may also access our home page directly by http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/TN159.html

 

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