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 […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cassie and the McMahones

What a difference a name makes! Originally called Powder, a name this fabulous feline didn’t quite like, the moment her adoring adopters renamed her Cassie (“the little black spots on her nose reminded me of the constellation, Cassiopeia, ‘The Seated Queen’,” explains Kelly), she was in kitty cat heaven. “My husband and I knew that […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tallulah and David Hicks

From Kahlulu to Tallulah may not seem so great a change, but for one fabulous feline, having waited oh-so-long for her Prince Charming, it changed her entire cat world. From the shelter of Furry Friends to the sanctuary of a fur-ever home, this kiss-able kitty’s dream had finally come true. “I saw her on Pet […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Theodore and the Duecks

Welcome to the warm and wonderful world of Theodore (formerly Isadore) whose dramatically striped outer beauty is matched only by his dear and darling inner beauty. “We absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theodore,” says Russel. “He’s the sweetest and gentlest cat ever, and he’s brought such tremendous joy and comfort to our family. “We’re deeply grateful […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Kai, Willow and the Johnsons

The Johnson family was in for two treats not one when they adopted their first felines ever. “At first, we considered adopting the two kittens because they were available,” explains Tara. “But when we learned more about their history, our kids felt they would be good for Kai and Willow (previously called Kali) by loving […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Panko and the Bartholomews

“Our 8-year-old cat, Bartleby, left a huge hole in our hearts when he passed unexpectedly last September,” recounts Jay, “and his older companion, Whiskey, was sad and confused as well. Although we wanted to get another cat almost immediately for all our sakes, we waited until it became clear from Whiskey’s behavior that he was […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Cinder and the Huttulas

“Thank you so much for giving us this amazing lifelong friend!” The words are Lauren’s, and her family’s lifelong friend is Cinder, formerly known as Tiger Lilly, who recently joined them and their rag doll mix kitten, Athena, known for her coat of “marvelously swirled colors.” “We chose Cinder, not only because she was the […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Merlin and Victoria Styer

While Victoria has owned several cats in her life, she was drawn to Merlin (originally named Vladimir) for a variety of reasons. “I specifically wanted a black cat,” she says, “because I had one growing up and think they’re the sweetest. I also feel passionate about the fact that they’re less likely to be adopted. […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Beebs and Mildred Chamberlain

Meow about the purr-fect picture of feline and human contentment, a mutual admiration society made for two. Meet beautiful Beebs (formerly named Sasha) and marvelous Mildred who are both clearly head over paws in love. “The reason I chose Beebs,” Mildred says, “was because of her personality, and the reason I changed her name was […]

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Finn and Camille

When Camille welcomed Finn (formerly called Ike, and short for Finnegan) into her home, little did she know that she had opened her door to a kitty cat whirlwind! “I’d originally gone to the shelter to see two of Finn’s sisters,” Camille explains, “but the moment I sat down on the floor, Finn climbed in […]