Sunday, December 31, 2023

Easy Like Sunday: all Good things...



We're at the end of 2023, a year in which the 20th anniversary of Tabby's Place was commemorated and the opening of Quinn's Corner was celebrated.  This blog helped remember some of the cats, those who live there now and those who lived there over the years.  As it wraps up, I want to thank you for stopping by.  It's been fun keeping it, and I learned some more that I can put to use in the future.  Starting in January, I'll be the correspondent for the Kitten Fund, and will continue taking pictures of cats and loving on them whenever possible.  

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Friday, December 29, 2023

Forever Home Friday: Geoff

Geoff's story begins:  "Long ago and far away, Geoff‘s biggest worry was people mispronouncing his name (Gee-hoff, anyone?).  Nowadays, you can call him Geoff or Gee-hoff or Gumby for all he cares. Things like that have a way of losing their importance once you’ve become a striped miracle."... continue reading here.




Thursday, December 28, 2023

Tabby's Place at 20 - Throwback Thursday: Sonora

In early 2015, this little cat was rescued from the outdoors and brought to Tabby's Place.  Alone, she had somehow survived one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memory.  She was a survivor. 

She also had a chronic upper respiratory infection, and she trusted no one.  The animal control officer who rescued her said that she was so wild, she could never be anyone's pet.  

The name given to her was Sonora.  





My wife Pat and I brought her home as a foster on April 4, 2015.  


We both worked to socialize her over the following month.  As an intelligent survivor cat, she quickly learned to trust us, faster than anyone could have expected.  

By now, you may have guessed that we adopted her.  We renamed her Nora, and nearly nine years later, she is an important part of our family, content and well-loved.  We're thankful that she was rescued and that Tabby's Place gave her a place to get better.


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Tabby's Place at 20 - Throwback Thursday: A day in the kitten room

All the images below are from July 2, 2010.  At that time, these kittens were in a room originally used as an apartment, and which is now part of the Medical Center.  


Atlas  and  Guppy
Looks to me like Atlas is saying, "See what I have to put up with from her every day?"


Minerva is in this picture and the next three, along with the last one on this page.  I have pictures of her only from this day, and I believe she was adopted before my next visit.




 

Minnow (shown here), along with her siblings Guppy (seen above) and Flounder, came to Tabby's Place with their mother Beta.  It should come as no surprise that all four of them were adopted before very long.  


Near the end of an afternoon of good Quality Time.  Good night, Minerva, wherever you are.  (Folks of a certain age will recognize the source of that one.)