oinky and lemmy got adopted!

8 Apr

Good News! Lemmy and Oinky were adopted this past Saturday!

They went to an excellent couple that had been looking for a pair of orange tabby brothers since last year. When they saw their pictures, they had to have them. It was quite a “journey” to get their place though.

I posted an ad on CL early in the day on Thursday and got a reply that same night. We exchanged a bunch of emails getting to know each other and before deciding to do a home visit. We finally agreed to do a home visit on Saturday. So before that we had to get ready to go meet them, which meant getting Lemmy out of the adoption center and back home for the night. We had to wait quite a long time for the adoption coordinator to meet up with so we could scan their microchips, but it all got done. Saturday morning, we were very excited to get to their place. They live about 35 minutes away and up in the hills. So, anyone that knows me knows that I am pretty scared of heights, but what most people don’t know is that I’m also scared of ramps; I have this fear that I will one day drive off the ramp. Anyway, when we got there, we met the adopter at the gate and were instructed to follow her all the way to the top and we did, little did we know it was really all the way to the top.  It was windy, it was rampy, and the road had gotten smaller due to the rains. Needless to say I was petrified. But, once we got to their home I was okay, until it was time to come back down.

So we got to their place, very nice house. The couple breeds German Shepherds and a couple were out, so they put them away and we continued on to the house. We opened the carrier and let both kitties out. Oinky was the first one out, but he just wanted to go hide somewhere. Lemmy on the other hand was quite the explorer. He went all over the house and even managed to squeeze under the china cabinet and came out with a toy, typical. Oinky hid the whole time and even tried to get under the couch, unsuccessfully. They decided to adopt both right then and there, we did all the paper work and just like that, Lemmy and Oinky were adopted.

We miss them still, we had them for over nine month and it’s been less than a week, but we know they are in a good home and now we can open our home to foster and help more kitties. I took this picture of them on the morning of their home visit. BF will kill me, but it was too cute.

sleepy time

brother time

 

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foster kitten needs :)

25 Mar

Hello All,

Kitten season has officially started and I was inspired to post this since Addie posted one like it.

We’re looking for help with some items you might have laying around that you’re willing to part with or that you might come across when doing spring cleaning.

I have an amazon wishlist so you can get a better picture of the items we need.
Amazon Wishlist

We would be most appreciative for the following:

  • Baby blankets
  • Playpen or play yard
  • Lap pads
  • Hooded towels
  • Bottle warmer – home &/or travel
  • Baby play gym
  • Baby/pet gate
  • Cloth diapers
  • Portable heater/fan
  • Waterproof portable crib pad
  • Heating blanket
  • Thanks! We really appreciate it, especially the kittens!!

    thank you for your help 🙂

    Adopt the Internet Day

    6 Mar

    Adopt the Internet Day is brought to you by PetFinder

    PetFinder is celebrating their 15h birthday all year long and have decided to kick it off on March 15 with Adopt the Internet Day. Please join us as we ask all our friends and partners to spend the day promoting pet adoption and your adoptable pets! By going to Petfinder.com/adopttheinternet,  you can find a list list of things that you can do and ask your friends and supporters to do as well as Petfinder stages an internet take-over to help adoptable pets find homes. Spread the word and help Petfinder to prepare to Adopt the Internet on March 15.

    Petfinder Adopt-the-Internet DayPetfinder Adopt-the-Internet Day

    What YOU can do to help:

    • Add the Petfinder badge to your Web site to show your support.
    • Take the pledge to help pets and that you will tell one person about pet adoption on March 15. By pledging, you’ll enter for a chance to win one of 10 Pet Hair Eraser® Vacuums from BISSELL.
    • Caption a Petfinder adoptable-pet photo on ICanHasCheezburger! The photos with the best captions will be featured on the ICanHasCheezburger.com homepage on March 15.
    • On March 15, donate your Facebook status and photo to an adoptable Petfinder pet. Simply replace your photo with one from the Adopt-the-Internet All-Stars gallery and post one of these messages:
      • More than 320,000 pets are waiting for homes on Petfinder.com. Help Petfinder Adopt the Internet today and find forever homes for as many as possible!
      • I adopted my pet from Petfinder and now I want to help get this pet adopted! If you want to help pets in need of forever homes, please repost this!
    • On March 15, share an adoptable Petfinder pet on Twitter with the hashtag #adopttheinternet.
    • Add a link to your blog, Facebook or Twitter post to Petfinder’s Adopt the Internet Day ! (Come back on March 15 to find out how.)

    I have taken the pledge and by posting this have fulfilled my pledge, but i will be sharing an adoptable pet on facebook and adding a link to Petfinder’s Adopt the Internet Day page.

    too cute

    4 Feb

    So, I take a lot of pictures of my cats and fosters and these past few weeks have been no different. So, here is a short summary of the cuteness of my cats since my last post. Some of these are phone camera pictures, so excuse the grainy-ness.

    I woke up and I saw them sleeping together in their beds, I just had to take a picture.

    Kitty cats sleeping in bed, yes even boxes count as beds. It has a blanket and all.

    I had just woken up and gone to the bathroom and this is what I found when I came back.

    Can I help you?

    Lemmy staring at nothing

    Lemmy looking at something on the floor

    My foster kitty loves me

    Cute Flakey

    More cute Flakey, excuse the dirty floor. It has been taken care of.

    Ashy and I

    Oinky-monster

    home and garden show overview

    27 Jan

    This past weekend was the South Bay’s Home and Garden Show. It was fun and tiring! Three consecutive days is a little much for us and the kitties. There was a total of four adoptions this weekend and left with quite a few leads for other possible adoptions in the coming weeks. We were hoping for more, but anytime a kitty goes to a furever home it’s considered a success.  We will be at the Milpitas PetSmart again this Saturday and hope to find a furever home for our foster kitties.

    Below you will see a slideshow of all the kitties that were available for adoption this weekend.

    Vodpod videos no longer available.

     

    south bay home and garden show

    17 Jan

    We will be at the South Bay Home and Garden Show (HGS) this weekend (01.21-01.23) and will be showcasing our loveable pets. We will have cats and will be featuring a few dogs from the San Martin Animal Shelter.  You can visit this flickr stream to view images from the HGS that took place September 2010.

    We will be featured all three days as the only animal rescue organization to participate in this huge show.

    The dates and times are as follows:

    DAYS: Jan 21-23rd
    PLACE: Santa Clara Convention Center. 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara 95054
    HOURS: Friday 12 noon to 7pm; Sat 10am to 7pm; Sun 10am to 5pm.
    TICKETS: Adults $10 at door( $7 online);  Seniors (65+) $6 at door ($6 online); Children 12 and under Free when accompanied by an Adult; All Active Military, Fire and Police are always Free with Identification:
    FREE PARKING will be available. Enter on Bunker Hill and proceed to the 3rd floor convention center entrance.

    new phone..yay!

    16 Jan

    Well, as of wednesday, the boyfriend and I finally got the much deserved and needed phone upgrade.

    Introducing our new babies! the samsung focus,  it’s a wp7 phone. and I gotta say I do love it.
    we were thinking of getting the iphone4, but after much research, visiting stores, and seeing them in action, we settled on the focus.
    the screen is bright and vibrant (SAMOLED screen), it fits nicely in your hand, it’s thin and sleek and light, it’s pretty to look at, the UI is very user friendly, it has an uber nice camera, overall, very happy with this phone. the only cons i see right now is the copy paste function is lacking and it’s not possible to have custom ringtones, but that should all be fixed with the update to be release this month, tentatively.

    To sweeten the deal, we got it while on special at costco and it came with free goodies and I’ve already ordered our cases and screen protectors. check out the link above for complete specs and these links from Engadget and CNET for a complete review. It’s a beaut.

    samsung focus