Happy Tails

If you have a "Happy Tails" story you would like posted, please email story and photos to happytails@torontohumanesociety.com

Thyme

Thyme

July 31, 2014

Thyme has already settled in after a couple of hours here. He spent the first couple of hours running all over the place - he finally decided to take a nap with his new adopted pet, a lobster doll that Nancy had - picture attached!

Thanks Aisha for the amazing foster care and the Humane Society for all the great work you guys do !

Happy adopted parents,

Probal and Nancy


Clover

Clover

July 29, 2014

Hi there,

Please find attached a photo of Clover, a hamster I adopted from the Humane Society about 3 weeks ago. Clover has settled very well into her new home. We have spoiled her with toys, treats and lots of snuggles. She loves it here! She’s an excellent roommate. I hope I make her life as bright as she makes mine.

Kind regards,

Tessa Gordon


Squishy

Squishy

July 28, 2014

Hi, I’m Squishy! My family adopted me three years ago when I was only three years old. My “tale” is a long one of me being able to trust my “people-clan”! When my mom and sister first came to the shelter to visit me I was known to scratch people if they tried to pet me . Being that I was part Himalayan/ tortoiseshell I was living up to the reputation of having “torti-tude”! My sister brought Temptation Treats and these tasty morsels are still my favourite treats today! I didn’t scratch them and decided I would give them a chance to love me!

When I first arrived I wanted to explore right away to make sure I would be “Queen-cat”! However,my mom noticed that when i got to the basement stairs I bolted! Around this time my new Dad came in the house and I hissed at him and when he tried to go around me I scratched his leg (just trying out my manicure)! My mom has had 4 rescues before me so she realized I would need to have time to warm up to “bad-man”! It took me 16 months to get to the point of being able to let “him” pet me and 2 years to realize my dad actually was really a “nice man” and I dropped my “cattitude” and let him pick me up. However, sometimes I still play rough with him and have been known to bite his toes while he sleeps- I gotta keep him on his toes! His nickname for me is “Shark-bite”!

I didn’t like to be picked up until much later and if my people wanted to pet me I had to sniff their hands first- I would scratch people if I smelled smoke. So, my mom realized I was probably locked in a basement and abused by a man who smoked! If my family picked me up to go to the basement I wanted down because they realized the person who abused me must have thrown me down basement stairs! I think that person deserves a serious “cat-kicking”:) I go in the basement now though and I love getting in the laundry basket while my mom folds clothes and I enjoy when my sister plays her drums (I’m used to louder noises now and enjoy my “kitty-concerts”). I don’t hide in the closet when music plays anymore or when the vacuum is running! I did not know how to play with toys either and it took me 6 months to get the hang of strings,mice, bell-balls etc. My first Christmas with the ‘Fam” my mom had to remove all the ribbons and bows from my sisters gifts! Hee-hee, all things stringy are now “fair-game”:)

The great thing about my story is that i want other people to realize that when abused animals are brought home for a second chance at love it is not always an immediately smooth ride for us or our people wanting to care for us! However, with lots of patience, care, dedication and kitty-kisses it is possible to live the “life of Squishy”! I have to go take a cat-nap on my mom’s bed now. Thanks for reading my ‘kitty-tale’:)


George and Fred

George and Fred

July 28, 2014

In April, my husband, 12-year-old son and I adopted these two adorable brothers. As a tribute to their ginger coats we renamed them George (long hair) and Fred (short hair), after the red-headed Weasley twins in the Harry Potter series. They were nine months at adoption, and they just turned one. (Their previous names were Carver and Carson).

These are marvellous boys. They are sweet, kind and keep us continually amused with their antics. This is the first time our family has had two cats at once. We lost Maggie, our very independent 18-and-a-half year old cat in March, and she would not have welcomed another kitty into our home. My husband was the one who spotted Fred and George first at the Humane Society and I could tell from his expression that we would be going home with two cats! Fred and George are delightful and we feel so fortunate to have found such warm and loving kitties. They are best buddies who like to play together and chase each other throughout our house. Our son adores them.

The adoption experience was easy and we appreciated the follow up by the Humane Society. Thank you for taking such good care of Fred and George before we adopted them.

Alison, Jeff and Kye


Lydia

Lydia

July 22, 2014

Lydia has made herself right at home. She shows no sign of being afraid or apprehensive of anyone or anything. She loves to run with Chloe in the backyard.


Pickles

Pickles

July 20, 2014

Happy to report Pickles first day home was a success! He found his litter box and food trays immediately. We’re bonding very well. BTW we loved his name but just added to it, he will be forever known as Pickles Mamone! LOL!!!

Thank you for everything.


Eevee

Eevee

July 16, 2014

Hello,

We have been with Eevee (formerly named Madrid) for about two months now and she has completely come out of her shell! She loves her morning, afternoon, and evening cuddles and has even gained two pounds and is a healthy weight! She is so loving, compassionate, and curious and it is a delight to watch her blossom and play (with her tongue hanging out!). A giant success story for everyone involved!

Blake and Carolyn


Tobi

Tobi

July 09, 2014

Hi Everyone at the THS,

This is Sandi, Tobi’s new owner and I adopted this little boy on the weekend at the massive Adoption Event. I was well informed by Cathy, the canine behaviourist, that he was a handful and I gladly accepted the challenge because I train dogs and before my knee operation last year, I use to walk dogs for fun and as a living.

Let me tell you, Tobi has turned out to be an unexpected delight!!!!! He is one of the most comical dogs I have ever seen in my life! He was a bit nervous when we brought him home on Saturday morning but I spent the weekend with him, reassuring him that this was his new home and he didn’t have to worry about me sending him back. What we have discovered is that Tobi absolutely adores men! My friend is staying with me at the moment and Tobi is glued to George the minute he comes in the door. Poor George was trying to sleep and I found Tobi lying on George’s back.

Tobi is wonderful on his walks, gets along with my little Pomeranian, Roxy, and he is eating really well. He is Mr. Personality and then some.

Please tell Cathy that I send along our best wishes and thanks for hooking Tobi and I up for a lifetime of love and happiness!!!!!

Sandi Espinosa


Cleo

Cleo

July 08, 2014

To the amazing staff at THS,

I took Scrappy (now renamed Cleo), home through the foster-to-adopt program in January 2014. She had just had surgery to remove her teeth and was not eating. She was recommended to me by Loretta, and I can’t believe what a perfect fit she is for me. Less than 24 hours after arriving in my home, I was able to convince her to eat some food and she tentatively ventured out from under my bed to look around the apartment. Initially loud noises (on the street, and on tv) would scare her back under my bed.

But within a month, Cleo was completely comfortable. She is the most friendly and social cat, with kids and adults, she wants to chat with everyone that comes in the door and is willing to play if you are too! She always wants to be the center of attention, following me through the house, talking to me as she goes - if guests are over, she takes a spot in the middle of all the action. Sometimes she’ll go get her toys in hopes of convincing someone to play with her. She loves playing with lots of different toys, though she does have her favourites.

In her down time, Cleo likes to laze around in the sun, looking out the window at birds, people on the street and basking in the sun. She takes naps (mostly on or as near to me as possible), though once in awhile I will find her asleep on my bed on her back, full belly exposure for petting. She’s completely charming and quite photogenic. Attached are some of my favourite pictures (though its hard to pick just a few!).

Its hard to believe Cleo came from a feral colony in Missasauga. I didn’t even need to train her to use her litter box, it was easy to get her to stop scratching the furniture and use her scratching post, she likes to “fetch” her favourite ball, and she even comes running if you call her name. She loves being around people and they always love her! Thanks to everyone who was part of the foster-to-adopt program for being amazingly friendly and open to questions - everyone that I encountered, from adoption staff to volunteers, foster care specialists and veterinarians. Thanks so much for making our home so happy! In a short time, I know that my house wouldn’t feel complete if I hadn’t met her.

-Yvonne and Cleo