Happy Tails

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Oliver

Oliver

August 30, 2019

(formerly Bronx)

I met Oliver on Boxing Day 2006. I had been looking at his picture for many days prior as I eagerly awaited the day I would become a cat owner. As I scrolled through the many pages of cats waiting for homes on your website, I remember passing his picture and immediately stopping. HE was the ONE. He was MY OLIVER. I have loved the name Oliver since I was a child watching Oliver and Company, a story about a lonely cat needing a family. I knew that when I was able to become a family to a cat, I would adopt one and name it Oliver.

Even with all the love and excitement I felt, we got off to a rough start. He was food aggressive and wouldn’t eat the (very expensive and super healthy) cat food I had purchased but was desperate to eat people food. I ended up seeking council from the THS veterinarians and they gave me great advice. Oliver was eating now and we seemed to find our rhyme together.

I will never forget bringing pizza home with a friend, leaving the living room to get plates and drinks, and returning to find a slice missing. Then of course, after realizing that the delivery man didn’t take one for the road, chasing a happy cat around the apartment with a huge slice of pizza in his mouth. We moved around a lot and lost a few favourite toys along the way. Oliver loved to go for walks on his red leash and learned to sit for treats. He was also my protector when dates would come over - he would always find a way to sit right in between us (and honestly, I always let him).

However, I heard somewhere that “beauty and harmony are governed by one eternal rule - all that begins must end” and this is true of Olivers and my story. Oliver passed away today surrounded by lots of love at the vet, he was about 15 years old. He was my first cat, I got him when I was 21 years old. I am now 34. We had a wonderful 13 years together. I loved him beyond measure and I will miss him terribly. Thank you for the work that you do bringing families together. They are family. And they leave the THS loved and cherished.


Tulip

Tulip

August 23, 2019

I adopted Tulip back in February and I just wanted to share how well she’s doing and how happy we are. She’s back to being healthy and happy and has the sweetest personality anyone can ask for.

She’s spunky, fun and perfect. Thank you to everyone at the Humane Society. Keep up your good work because I wouldn’t have Tulip without it.


Thank You

August 21, 2019

I want to sincerely thank all of you who responded to my request regarding my emotions in the loss of my two little doggies - Benji and Tammy.

12 days ago I had to make a very sad decision to have my golden retriever, sweet Rosie O’Grady put to sleep. If I had three words to describe Rosie they would be quiet, clean and low maintenance - you wouldn’t even know she was in the apartment. She had not walked since June 9th because of a problem with her back legs. I wanted to share this story with you all to say thank you.

Sincerely and with love, Dorothy


Luca

Luca

August 09, 2019

I originally brought Luca home as a foster for medical treatment, but after spending our first weekend together I knew he was going to be mine forever.

He’s my one and only foster fail, for which I couldn’t be more proud. Luca is loving, gentle yet protective, quirky, and fun.

He loves eating snacks, going for car rides, belly scratches, and taking naps. He’s an old man but he gets bursts of puppy energy which is the cutest thing ever. His wonky smile is one of those signature qualities which I adore. He loves to give paw in exchange for treats and will ask for pets from anyone who’s willing (or not). I can’t imagine my life without Luca. We celebrated our year of adventures with whipped cream and snuggles!


Charlie

Charlie

August 01, 2019

Miney who we adopted at the end of May was part of the foursome of brothers from New Jersey.

We have named him Charleston but affectionately call him Charlie. He is so incredibly adorable and loving, full of life and spunk and quite a healthy dose of curiosity! He currently thinks he is Superman and likes to climb and jump.

Thanks so much for all of the incredible work you do caring and finding homes for all these beautiful creatures. We are super happy that Charlie is part of our family! ​


Cooper

Cooper

August 01, 2019

Cooper has nearly been with us for 9 months now and we have just got back from our longest canoe trip to date! He has turned into a great hiker and canoe partner.

He needs to build his confidence in the swimming department but that is well under way!