Happy Tails

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Puddles

Puddles

December 24, 2013

Our happy story began right around the time my fiancé and I became engaged. We are both animal lovers and had a particular soft spot for cats and were thinking about adopting.

At our engagement party we received some money and we thought it would be well spent at the humane society where we could add a little cat or kitten to our family in the making. Sure enough we walk in and there is an abundance of darling kittens and cats. Initially we had wanted a cat… After meeting a few different cats and kittens we came across Puddles (a kitten) ... And when we picked her up she just started to purr and we thought, she’s the one!!

We took her home.. And she wasn’t shy at all… Her first plan of action was a nice big poop… Hello! Once business was taken care of she came and cuddled in between the two of us on the couch and let us pet her….. And then she saw the Christmas tree… Oh boy does she love the Christmas tree! It was her favourite thing from the get go.. She loves to climb and perch on the branches and knock the ornaments (shatterproof) off the tree then jump out and chase after them!

She’s also a huge fan of her scratching post! Huge fan! Ever meet a kitty with an aversion to scratching furniture? No? Me either… That is until I met Puddles!

She’s the cuddliest, sweetest kitty who loves to play, kiss and nuzzle and sleep on our laps!
Needless to say we love her very much..


Sherane

Sherane

December 22, 2013

Hello to everyone at the THS,

We are so happy to have Destiny - now Sherane - sharing our home with us. She loves going for long walks and games of catch at Trinity Bellwoods Park, where she gets along famously with the other dogs. By day she is perfectly content to play on her own or relax, or go do errands with us around the neighbourhood. The other day she even ran into an old volunteer friend, to whom she showed much love and appreciation! She is very sweet and very affectionate. As you probably remember she has a skin condition, but she is very good about taking her medication and most of the time she doesn’t seem too itchy. We will follow up with her new vet this week.

She made our home her own right away, and it’s strange to think that only a week ago she wasn’t in our lives. Thank you for taking such good care of her before we found her at the THS. We are so grateful to you all.

Happy Holidays,

Maya, Darby & Sherane


Clarence

Clarence

December 22, 2013

Charcoal is adjusting amazingly in our home. Already acts like he owns the place. Thanks again, he was exactly what we were looking for. A real sweat heart.

Thanks the Downie Family, the girls deciding on naming him Clarence from It’s a Wonderful Life being so close to Christmas smile Also was my fathers name, and believe it or not, Charcoals d.o.b. is Sept 19th so was my Dad’s.


Rosie

Rosie

December 21, 2013

This past August we decided it was time to get a cat so we drove to the THS to look at the cats. We walked through the whole cat section and the last cat we looked at was Rosie. Right away we could tell she was the one. We spent the rest of the day (it was too late to adopt that day) by her cage and the next day we came back to adopt her.

She was nervous at first in our home but was always eager to get pet. In less than 3 days she was running around the house and was so eager to explore everything. She built a relationship with everyone in the house especially my sister who is 4 (and absolutely adores Rosie). As I write this she is lying by my feet sleeping, as she has spent the whole morning running around, which I could say is what she does and enjoys the most.

We would like to thank everyone at the THS for everything they do for all of the animals, and for helping us find Rosie.


Miro and Drago

Miro and Drago

December 19, 2013

We adopted Clayton and Fenton last February. They captured our hearts when we met them and we were so happy to bring them home. They had a name change and are now called Miro and Drago but they didn’t mind even a little bit about this.

At first they were very wary of their new home, hiding under the bed and behind furniture for most of the day but as time went on they have become very affectionate and a real part of our family. They were very tiny when we met them but have grown into real big boys.

They loved being brushed and they love their “bird” toy - a plush toy that they insist on having after after meal. And while they do like running all around the house at night it is fun to hear them playing. Yes, we have to vacuum the couch everyday to remove all the hair but it is a small price to pay to see their beautiful faces everyday.

They really like to ensure we wake up early - they love breakfast at 7 am. These two brothers are very opposite of each other - Drago is a morning kit tie - he loves morning snuggles and always wants to be playful early. Miro is sour night imd boy - he will sit with us for hours and even wants to always sleep in the bed with us.

Miro and Drago are very happy now - and sound most of their day sleeping and playing. We recently got a new home and they are really looking forward to spring so they can play outside on the terrace.

Thank you THS for making them and us happy by bringing us together.

Daniel Thompson and Luben Blagoev


Jessie

Jessie

December 19, 2013

Hello THS

It is been exactly 1 year for today since we brought our beloved “Jessie” home from THS. She was 2 months when we brought her home and was called “Yumi” and now she is grown to be a very big girl of 80lbs. She is the most intelligent and lovable dog I have ever seen and she loves me, my husband and my two kids so dearly. She was so easy to train and she instantly knew how to fit into our family and our schedule. As small as she was when she first came home it seemed like in a few weeks she understood every word we said to her. I just want to thank everyone who helped us in the process and I must say that the last year that went by was one of the happiest years for our family and we cannot imagine our life without her around.

Thank you again

Ilanka, Nishan, Melissa and Ryan


Luigi

Luigi

December 19, 2013

I would like to reach out to the Toronto Humane Society and say a big thank you! I adopted “Reece” on October 31st 2013 in a random visit to your adoption area and fell in love with him right away.

He has adjusted very well to our household, and by that I mean he has calmed down significantly. He is very obedient and well trained, we absolutely love having him in our home.

Since the adoption we renamed him “Luigi”, after Anne Hathaways cat “Louie” in the movie Princess Diaries.

Luigi is very much a boy! He loves to climb, run, jump and eat! Boy, does he love to eat. He’s not afraid of water either, he loves watching the tap run and sitting in the bath tub after we shower.

We spend as much time playing with him as possible and can tell he enjoys our company too. I am looking forward to many more years with Luigi and the love he had brought into our home.

Thank You Toronto Humane Society!

Roberto Spalierno


Maeby

Maeby

December 16, 2013

Hi THS!

Every holiday season I look around and count my blessings, and every year I think about that fateful day in 2009 when I came to the River Street THS to fill the void of furriness in my life!|

After being advised against adopting the first 4 cats I liked (dietary issues, anxiety problems) I asked someone to suggest who might fit in well with three young students. Then I met Wendy (now Maeby!) - she was really vocal about wanting to get out of that box! She fit right in at home, and instantly started showing her sweet, friendly, cuddly personality. She just loves her human and cat friends!

When I first met my life partner Ben, the big test was whether or not he’d get along with Maeby. She fell in love with him instantly, and he with her. Since 2009, Ben, Maeby and I have welcomed Abby cat into the family as well. She was part of a litter at our local pet store looking for a good home. Maeby has turned into a great older sister.

Soon we moved from Toronto to Tobermory, Ontario, and then to Vancouver, British Columbia. The cats were well-behaved throughout the 50-hour drive, and we are so glad we brought them with us. They stayed in pet-friendly motels in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Dryden, ON, Regina, SK, and Banff, AB. Every night, we cuddled up and were glad to be together.

Maeby is so happy in her little apartment in Vancouver, British Columbia. She loves belly rubs, meeting new people, and watching birds and squirrels from her many perches. Everyone who meets her considers turning into a cat person smile

Happy Holidays!
Faye


Buster

Buster

December 16, 2013

Hello everyone -

Thought you’d like to hear from Buster (a.k.a. Peppy). He’s been with us for over 4 weeks now and we couldn’t be happier. He’s settled in quite nicely in his new forever home. He’d like to wish you all a very happy holiday season!!! Thanks for all your help.

Michael and John


Scarface

December 10, 2013

Toronto Humane Society,

We are giving you an update on how our little guy Scarface is doing, we changed his name from Fellow. His first month was a bit hectic being introduced to his older sister. Once my female cat finally realized her new little brother wasn’t going away she had to accept him. He has lots of toys he enjoys playing with, hiding spots he thinks we don’t know about. Scarface and Ounce (his sister) love playing chase tag with each other usually early in the morning sometimes it ends up in a little cat spat that’s when they decide it’s sleep time.

He is used to his routine soft food feeding times which is twice a day, (there is always a full dish of hard food) he lets us know if we happen to be late. He loves his cat treats, if you’ve seen the commercial on TV for Temptations cat treats that’s Scarface’s reaction.

Even though Scarface had various medical problems when he was a kitten to this day he basically only has his eye infection which we give medical treatment for. We know he is partially blind, near sighted but other than that nothing holds him back, he is one active healthy little guy, well not so little anymore.

We thank you for letting us adopt Scarface, he is loved very much, gets lots of attention, he is never alone his sister always near by when we are both out.

We look forward to many, many happy years with Scarface.

Thanks again THS,

Ron, Yvonne and Ounce