Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mr. Floofmeister and Laura Pelayo

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mr. Floofmeister and Laura Pelayo

“Mr. Floofmeister is our third kitty,” says Laura. “We have two female kitties named Catmeat and Diva. We had no plans to get a third cat, but we were browsing the Furry Friends website (as one does) and instantly fell in love with Mr. Floofmeister. We kept his original name so we wouldn’t give him an identity crisis. While his name is Mr. Floofmeister, he likes to go by Floofy for short.

Volunteer Spotlight: Aly Benson

Volunteer Spotlight: Aly Benson

Although she’s been a Furry Friends volunteer for less than a year, Aly Benson is already involved in working at the Halfway House, fostering difficult to place kitties and adopting. At the house, Aly is part of the “awesome Monday morning crew.” “I really enjoy getting to know these ladies and hanging out with them each week,” she said.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Francis and the Aalviks

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Francis and the Aalviks

“I had lost my special Jack Jack last year,” explains Tracy. “A handsome black and white tuxedo, adopted at two, he was 16 when we had to say goodbye. It took some time for me to open up to adopting again. When I was finally ready, I searched and searched to find a special boy in need of a home. My search was specific: a young male black and white tuxedo.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Zelda and Jessica Blodgett

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Zelda and Jessica Blodgett

“I grew up around cats, but Zelda is the first one I adopted on my own,” Jessica says. “I kept her original name because it’s so unique. When people ask if she was named after the character in the Legend of Zelda video games, I say ‘yes’ but that I don’t play the games. I was won over by her beautiful eyes!

“She adjusted gradually to living with me and although she didn’t like my roommate’s cat at first, they tolerate each other now. She’s definitely made me feel less lonely since my move to Portland, and while I’ve been trying to harness train her, it’s not going well.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ella and the Scotts

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Ella and the Scotts

“Ella is kitty number 10 for us,” Julia says. “We were told that she was 8 years old and we figured that she was used to her name — it seemed to fit her.

“We wanted an older cat (12 + years), but we didn’t click with any of those available at the time. We’d been without a cat for seven months and we always try to adopt one who’s often overlooked. My husband chose Ella because of her cute features. And she really IS a cutie.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Duncan and Karina Gress

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Duncan and Karina Gress

“I recently had to put down one of my two cats due to a progressive nerve injury,” says Karina. “I was devastated at losing my fun, affectionate seven-year-old Miles, and my other cat, Victor, showed signs of depression, such as hiding and not eating. I live alone, and I’ve always had pets in pairs, and it seemed so quiet with just one cat.

“After about six weeks, I decided it was time for a new friend, and began looking at rescue websites for a kitten. I wanted a kitten with lots of energy, lots of love to give, and who was good around other cats. I was looking at the Furry Friends website and saw a litter of black kittens, all with names that started with G. As soon as I saw Gunther, I knew that I had to fill out an application. I had had two black cats in college, and I have a soft spot for the mini-panthers (Victor is a tuxedo).

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Nori and Blair

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Nori and Blair

“Nori, formerly called Cutie at Furry Friends, is my very first fur baby,” says Blair.

“She’s been with us for four months now and we’re utterly in love. I chose Nori because she was friendly and wanted to snuggle, but I could never have imagined what a cuddle bug she truly was. Not only did she adjust to her new home right off the bat but in a matter of days it felt as if she had lived here forever.

“Although she’s extremely playful and has a lot of energy, she simply ADORES people and wants to be with us all of the time. She greets strangers with ‘open arms’ and always manages to finds a chest to lie on whenever we’re watching movies on TV.

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