Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ivy and the Faulls

“Although my husband, Parker, had cats growing up, I only remember briefly hosting a stray for awhile when I was in elementary school,” admits Stephanie. “Ivy is the first cat we’ve adopted together. And while Ivy is still her ‘official’ name, we hardly ever call her that. It’s usually Baby Kidden, Little Miss, Potato Head, […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jorgé and Kristen Runvik

“While I grew up surrounded by cats, Jorgé (formerly George) was my first adopted cat,” says Kristen. “I’d been volunteering at Furry Friends for almost a year and had met dozens of cats and kittens. I knew I wanted an adult cat since they generally aren’t adopted as quickly as kittens, but I just hadn’t […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cassie and the Crandalls

“I’ve had many cats in my life,” says Kathryn. “My mother adored them and so do I. Unfortunately, for ten years, my husband, Walter, and I couldn’t have any because Buster, our terrific Rottweiler, couldn’t tolerate them. When our Buster died last October, we were devastated and depressed by his loss. But it was always […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Peetie, Punkin and the Achenbachs

“My husband, Lary and I became empty nesters last fall when our two youngest children moved to Seattle to finish college,” explains Cathy. “When they left, they took their two cats with them and so we found ourselves childless and cat-less all at once! “Because I’ve always had cats in my life, after a few […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Shiloh, Sawyer and the Haigs

“This summer I had to put down my 20-year-old Annie,” explains Jan. “I cherished that cat, and I’ve had cats in my life since the age of six. “I would only go through rescue groups to adopt, and knew once I looked for a cat, it wouldn’t take me long to find one. I was […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Merry, Pippin and the Roses

“I’ve always had cats,” explains Sally. “And while we may have two dogs, we (my husband, son, daughter and me) consider ourselves ‘cat people.’ “We changed the kitties’ names from Skittles and Simon to Merry and Pippin. In case you don’t recognize them, Merry (Meredoc Brandybuck) and Pippin (Peregrin Took) are two beloved, best friends […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Keanu and the Belshers

The Belshers, who had previously adopted Sophia (formerly Maggie) from Furry Friends, recently added another furry friend, Keanu (formerly Ricky Bobbie) to their happy feline family. “We met him when he was 4 weeks old and it was meant to be,” Miranda explains. “Since he was so playful and had a very similar personality to Sophia, […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Callie and the Petersens

Having lost their last furry friend several years ago, the Petersens were more than ready to feel a feline’s love and warmth again. “When we were taken into the room where Callie (then named Bernie) resided,” says Richard, “she was right there to greet us, and appeared extremely friendly. Not to mention exceedingly attractive! “To […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Happy Cat and Julie Marks

“I’ve had many pets through the years,” says Julie. “Horses, dogs, cats. All took a piece of my heart when we parted due basically to old age and the illnesses that go with it. “After I laid my last kitty to rest in July 2016, I told myself that I’d fulfill my need for purrs […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Levi, Lorax and Kate and Max

“I’ve had cats most of my life and was so happy to adopt these two caramel and cream cuties after several years without any,” explains Kate. “My son Max and I were torn over whether to adopt kittens (we wanted long term companions) or adults (we wanted to know their temperaments). We also needed a […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Teal’c and the Thompsons

“Teal’c (formerly Truffles), named after a warrior in one of our favorite sci-fi series, has been a good addition to our family,” says Clayre. “And while we have another Siamese mix named Tiger Lily, they’re not ‘besties’, nor did we expect them to be. “After seeing him posted on the Furry Friends web site, I […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Una, Lada and the Davies family

“Where do I begin?” asks Stephanie. “It’s an examination of a kitten’s daily life and the unquantifiable joy each brings us. And yet I’m convinced that whatever cat paradise awaits the two new additions to our family, we are the lucky ones. “Una (formerly Daisy) the tabby, and Lada (formerly Delilah), the black DLH, arrived […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Frank, Charlotte and Laurie Wells

“I decided to get a bonded pair of cats after my house got very quiet, very quickly,” explains Laurie. “I lost my 17-year-old cat last November and my 7-year-old dog in February. I found Furry Friends online and submitted an application. The reason I wanted two cats was so they could keep each other company […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Magnum and Tamara (Tillinghast) Haskett

Striking Seal Point Siamese, Magnum, may have caught Tamara’s eye in the cold of February, but he’s brought her only warmth since then, acting as her kitty security blanket while she adjusts to a new and different life. “After the death of my previous cat, Richard, I knew I needed another Siamese,” says Tamara, “and […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Rosie, Alice and the Zerwigs

Whereas Rachel had grown up around cats, Rosie and Alice (formerly Ruffles) were the first two she shared with her husband. “We kept Rosie’s name because it grew on us, and because she looks like a Rosie,” explains Rachel, “while Ruffles became Alice. I’ve always wanted a kitty named Alice due to my minor obsession […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Shadow and the Froebers

The first time Wendy and Jasen saw Shadow at Petsmart, they knew instantly that she was the one for them. “We filled out an application the same day,” says Wendy. “What really won our hearts was Shadow’s shyness and delicate demeanor. “She quickly adapted to her new home which includes our cat, Tigger, and two […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Lady Jane Grey Dudley, Queen Guinevere

Meow about a marvelous mouthful! As a long time cat lover, Mary Lou has long known that nothing makes life fuller or a home happier than the companionship of a kitty. But then, this long time cat lover doubled that pleasure by adopting two kiss-able kittens named Billie Jean and Bobbie Sue. Kittens she renamed, […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Riley and the Bichiers

As dedicated feline fanciers, the Bichiers were devastated by the loss of their kitty of fifteen long and loving years. To fill the void in their hearts and the emptiness in their home, they soon began searching for another purr-ecious pet to pamper. “Black Jack, now known as Riley has adjusted very well to his […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tails: Truffles, Jonah, Jackson and the Roses

“My wife and I first heard of Furry Friends after we lost our Dante to complications from urinary surgery,” explains James, “leaving then 19-year-old Tenchi without a companion. “After seeing a photo of Truffles on their web site, we decided she was the one we wanted. It seems we’re lucky in that we always choose […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Stevie Kitts and the Calverts

What do two ardent fans of legendary rock ‘n roller, Stevie Nicks, do when they adopt a “cool cat” called Fern? They swiftly change her name to Stevie Kitts … Stevie for short. “She was so fun and interactive when we met her,” explains Kristen. “We knew right then that she was for us. Surprisingly, […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Sophia and the Belshers

For Furry Friends’ volunteers, Miranda and Tyler, love came in the form of a sickly kitty with fire in her eyes and a spirit to match. Her name was Maggie, and although the couple waited several months before she was fully recovered and ready for adoption, the wait was paws-itively worth it. With her name […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: JoJo and Barbara Alderman

Happiness seldom looks sweeter than this. Not to mention companionable and contented, cozy and cute. A paws-itively purr-fect match made in kitty cat heaven. And yet, when it came time for Barbara to choose a fur-ever, furry friend, the choice was actually made for her — by her beloved granddaughter, Nyla. “The reason for Nyla’s […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Louie Louie and Briane Dotson

When Kahlua entered Briane and Heather’s world, he joined a household whose three other felines had the most wondrous and fanciful of names. There was Longshanks Longfellow, Tiger Tank Tillman and Roslyn Bridgette. And because he wasn’t especially enamored of his own name, he barely blinked when he was re-christened Louie Louie. “I’ve had cats […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Buttercup and the Stuarts

Never having owned pets before moving to the United States, Alastair suddenly found himself playing “father” to his wife’s two rescue cats, Lulu and Wiggles, whom she had saved years before from a dumpster. When Lulu died from complications caused by kidney failure last year, her loss struck him especially hard. Coupled with Wiggles’ grief […]