Feeling nostalgic. After the loss of our precious Willow, I've decided to share with you guys all the cats from our lives, even the cats from before smart phones! These cats (and our dogs too) have been such an inspiration to me and have helped shape my career path. They have provided me with photos, videos and most importantly unique experiences that have helped make me a better vet tech, behaviorist, groomer and educator. Each month I’ll attempt to feature a different cat! This will take me more than two years so please, meet our family in the stories below. I hope these stories inspire you to adopt, foster, donate or reach out for help to ensure your cat is living their best life!
Rescue one until there are none!
Wallace looking terrified during the professional photo shoot. Mr. Wallace came to us under some pretty challenging circumstances. This story is a delicate one to tell. I will start by saying that not everyone in this profession is capable of rescuing and managing a lot of cats/animals. I sit here and share all of these […]
The story of Lefty’s injuries, strife, rescue, and life after tragedy is no more unique or special than the stories of so many other cats you have heard about. In fact, his is an all too common tale. But Lefty was special to me, to us, to this family. He helped shape me into the […]
Charcoal was a beefy, thick unneutered male. He had those giant, hammerhead shark, intact male cheeks and was very well muscled throughout his body. I called him the “Pitbull of cats” because he was so muscular. He likely spent his days perusing the countryside wooing the lady kitties and then found himself caught and thrown […]
A thoughtful pose taken during our professional photo shoot! Kodiak was brought into the practice where I was employed at the time. His original name was Issac. He had been abandoned outside of an apartment complex and brought in by a local cat rescue. He was a stunning cat, but Kodiak had some baggage. He […]
Probably about 16 or 17 years old here! Freyja was honestly one of the kittens that drew the urge to keep the whole litter, I just thought she was so scrumptious. She grew up to be, what I think, was our most beautiful cat we have ever had. She lived up the goddess’s name we […]
Simon during professional photo shoot reaching for lure toy. Baby Simon and family. Simon the “sci-fi guy” was another one of Asia’s four kittens and littermate to Vader, Wick and Freyja. Having a seal point Siamese was certainly on my “dream cat” list. I thought I could never have one without purchasing one, which I […]
Wiccas was another one of Asia’s beautiful kittens. We were so lucky to not only get cats loaded with personality, super smart, chatty talkers but they were all stunning too! Well, they are cats, so hard for them to not be beautiful, I suppose. We named her Wick because of the little orange flame on […]
Vader was an ordinary domestic short hair black cat. He was one of 4 kittens in his litter and we decided to keep the whole family including his mother, Asia. At the age of six he had started showing some asthmatic type symptoms and was brought into the vet for a chest x-ray. He did […]
Her classic disgruntled look, but this is just her cute muzzle regular style! (a.k.a. Mammas, Mother, Mother Gers, Gers, Codger (because she looked old and wise long before she ever was senior) What do I say about this cat? These stories are getting harder to share as they stir up so much emotion. Asia was […]
Hi-five everybody! Oh, Miss Maple D! Maple was our very first rescued dog. I found her in Buckhead on Maple St (this became the name theme for the first three dogs) on my way to class when I was in college. She was living in a construction site and the workers were feeding her their […]