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.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Indigo and Sarah Davidson

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Indigo and Sarah Davidson

“I had many cats growing up,” Sarah says, “but Indigo is the first kitty of my own. When I adopted her, her name was India, but being a graphic designer who loves color, I changed it!
“In my search for a low-shedding cat, I learned that not only are Siamese low shedders but they’re also very smart and social, and so I inquired about India. A Furry Friends volunteer told me that she had been returned more than once for being too chatty and for sometimes biting. ‘She just needs to find someone who wants to talk to her all day,’ the volunteer said.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Annie and Nicole Lygo

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Annie and Nicole Lygo

“After the death of my beloved senior cat, Adelaide, I decided I needed a new friend,” says Nicole. “When I saw Annie’s picture on Petfinder, she was exactly what I was looking for: a younger cat with short hair and plenty of time left. When we met at her foster home, she immediately came up to me and demanded pets, and once her carrier was put out, she hopped right in, ready to go!

Hercules & Starsky Hit the Jackpot

Hercules & Starsky Hit the Jackpot

Hercules (now Henry) and Starsky (now Eddie) hit the “Jackpot of Homes” when they were adopted by Chris & Diane in September 2020.  When released from their carriers, the first thing Henry and Eddie did was run about the house.  They ran around all night as if to say, “We’re free!  We’re safe!  We’re home!” 

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tecate and Sara Kirk

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Tecate and Sara Kirk

“Tecate (formerly Cognac) is my first cat and I love him so much,” says Sara. “He’s made me happier than I could ever have imagined and I’m lucky to have him in my life.
“We recently celebrated his first birthday and I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with this little cutie. He’s also been leash/harness trained, allowing us to go on walks together outside, which is so much fun!

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Lucy and Kathleen Martin

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Lucy and Kathleen Martin

“I’ve had fur babies my entire life, having grown up with both cats and dogs. As an adult, I’ve always been partial to feline friends, finding their personalities much like my own. Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs should relax and get used to it.

“Lucy already knew her name and because it suited her, I didn’t change it. Plus, it’s fun to call out ‘LUCY, I’m HOME!’ and hear her thunder down the hallway to greet me. Despite being quite standoffish when we first met, she got over her shyness quickly, revealing her true sweet and gentle nature.

Tiger Lily finds her perfect home

Tiger Lily finds her perfect home

Beautiful Tiger Lily came to Furry Friends as an extremely introverted kitty.  This beautiful gray kitty with the marmalade dipped tail had a hard time adjusting to her new routine at the house.  So, we put her in her own cage and made her off limits to everyone except the feeding/cleaning crew and a couple of socializers.  Restricting her care to just a few people seemed to be what she needed. 

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