Happy Tails

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Story

Story

February 26, 2015

Hi everyone,

We went to the Toronto Humane Society back in October 2014 looking for a cat. We must have spent about an hour walking around all the cages looking at all the beautiful cats. We finally thought we had narrowed it down between 2 cats, but then we suddenly saw Story, and she was meowing and purring, and we couldn’t resist having a cuddle with her! She was immediately so friendly towards us and was very sweet. We knew we had to take her home!

Story took a couple of days to settle in, but now she is very happy in her new home. She loves to communicate by making little “mrrp” sounds and loves her belly being tickled! Her favourite thing to do is play with my hair ties, and she also has a collection of Disney toys that she carries around with her! Story is such a wonderful cat, and we are so happy to have her!

Vikki and Kyle


Moose

Moose

February 23, 2015

I hope your staff and volunteers remember Moose, who was at the THS for four months before she adopted me on July 2, 2014. Moose is 12 years old and is the most beautiful of all the black cats. I’d been without kitties since losing two senior furbags in recent years. But the day after Canada Day seemed like the right time. I wanted to bring home a senior cat as I know they don’t always get picked first. Moose caught my eye - I am a pushover for black cats - although the staff said she might be a bit stressed at first. She ate well right from the start but took some time finding her favourite spots and allowing me to pet her. Now she loves her very own white couch and the windowsill where she can watch birdies. And my bed. And the step at the top of the stairs.

Moose loves the little blue toy mouse she brought with her from the THS. At night she sings to it. Each morning, it is in a new mystery location. Our vet says she’s in very good shape for her age and she’s settled in well. She’s a sweetheart, always happy to curl up for cuddles and friendly with visitors. We can’t wait to celebrate her 13th birthday in March.

Annie


Kit Kat

Kit Kat

February 18, 2015

Cybelle (now Kit Kat) became really friendly with the family much faster then we expected. She spends most of the day sleeping in various place around the house (our beds, the chairs, under beds, her cat tree, her bed, the couch, the list goes on and on). She loves to play with anything that rolls like ping pong balls and a bunch of other stuff. On the first day she made it her mission to explore the house and was walking around like she already owned the place, which she now does! wink She like to play with a finger puppet and sometimes walks around with it, sleeps with it or tries to rip it apart. She wasn’t eating much and was sneezing a lot when she moved in but, she’s in great shape now. She’s very energetic and loves to run and play so we play with her toys (lazer light, balls, toy mice) a lot but, she plays by herself too. She like to be held, brushed and petted and holds peoples hands when she sleeps. All in all, Kit Kat is the perfect cat for us and this is her forever home.


Marchesa

Marchesa

February 13, 2015

Hello everybody at THS,

Marchesa, (formerly known as Padme) has been doing amazing ever since we brought her home a few weeks ago. She was a little shy at first, but accustomed quickly and is very affectionate. She loves laying down with us while we watch tv and is very friendly and loyal. We are so happy that we adopted her, she is an amazing addition to our family!


Luna

Luna

February 11, 2015

My name is Luna, I was adopted on the Jan 17th, 2015. Just in one month I got alone very well with my daddies, I love my apartment. Every day in the mornings after my breakfast I used to watch the birds through the window then I take a nap and then when my daddies get home I like to play with my toys. They bought me a bed but I love to sleep with them! I feel very loved in my new home.

Luna, Chris and Nelson.


Cuddles and Monkey Moo

Cuddles and Monkey Moo

February 06, 2015

Cuddles and big brother, Monkey Moo, were adopted in November, 2014. I would like to send out a big “thank you” to all the staff at the River Street shelter for being so dedicated and helpful. Adoption can be stressful—-not only for the cats but us people too! The shelter was amazing and I so impressed with the warm caring that is so abundant there.

Monkey Moo came home pretty sick but recovered steadily. He’s gone from a shy recluse to an active curious guy. Cuddles is a holy terror. My home is bursting with their antics and affections. I’m a lucky person to have been adopted by this great pair of felines!

Thanks again,
Arlene


Fran

Fran

February 05, 2015

Hi there,

I hope this email finds you well. I want to leave a note on Fran’s progress now that it’s been four months since he joined my little family. I was told he would take months, perhaps years, to warm up to me. Because he’s a puppy-mill dog, I was prepared for the possibility that it would never happen. Upon bringing him home, however, we bonded immediately. Four months later, he’s a completely different dog than the one I adopted. He sleeps in the crux of my arm, takes treats, follows me everywhere and plays with toys. His new found freedom is most evident at the dog park. The first day I had him, we went straight to an open field and he ran LAPS around the entire park. He continues to do so and it’s truly both beautiful and heart breaking. My family loves him, but not as much as I do. I’m very lucky to have such an incredible little companion. Please find attached a few photographs of him. Thank you for taking such good care of him and all of his other canine friends at the Humane Society. The adoption process was seamless and easy.

Warm regards,

Tessa Gordon


Layla

Layla

February 05, 2015

We adopted Layla from you in November 2004. She was to be sister to my 2 year old female German Shepherd. She was a young lady, apparently a purebred Alaskan Malamute, just 5 or 6 months old. She had been surrendered to you because she was “nippy” (and I asked the gentleman working in adoptions “What puppy isn’t nippy”). I met Layla, I played with her, I fell hard for her sweet disposition, fluffy coat and soft brown eyes that begged me to love her. We had some bumps along the way but Layla fit in well and we loved her. Layla loved everyone and thought that strangers on the street were put there to give her love as we passed by.

This past August, less than 72 hours after we said goodbye to our GSD (who had bravely fought a degenerative disease for over two years) Layla slipped on the floor and broke her leg. X-rays revealed the break and hollow bones – bone cancer I was told. The vet advised me to let her go and she slipped away wrapped in my arms. I guess that makes this not so much of a “Happy Tail”, but it was ten great years of walks and cuddles. Thank you so much for trusting me with her and giving us and Layla almost ten wonderful years together. She was a fantastic dog!


Sunshine

Sunshine

February 03, 2015

After adopting Sunshine as a palliative foster with progressive liver damage back in mid-November, she has improved so much she is no longer considered ‘palliative’ and her liver levels are right there in the ‘normal’ realm, so she was healthy enough to be adopted – by me! YAY!


Bambi and Mandy

Bambi and Mandy

February 03, 2015

I adopted a female pair of guinea pigs, Bambi and Mandy, back in January. Originally I was planning to get younger guinea pigs but these two were already so tame and used to contact that I had to bring them home. Already they’ve settled in, love being scratched on the head, and even the sound of a plastic bag is enough to get them wheeking for their veggies.

-Elyse