Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Belz, Baph and Aurora Maziarka

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Belz, Baph and Aurora Maziarka

“I’m so grateful for Furry Friends,” Aurora says. “I had cats growing up but never on my own, although I’d always wanted one. “My boyfriend and I would go to pet stores to see what kitties were up for adoption with the intention of eventually getting one. Then we saw Pinot and Phoenix, the cutest brothers ever. (We renamed them Belz and Baph). I’d always loved black cats and seeing these two black kitties with their gorgeous eyes pulled at my heartstrings.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bumble and Charlie and Christy Martin

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bumble and Charlie and Christy Martin

“Bumble and Charlie, two of the Cowlitz kittens, are my ninth and tenth cats,” Christy explains. “I chose Bumble because of his coloration and inquisitive face, and he transitioned very easily to living with me. Nothing phases him. Charlie, on the other hand, hid for two days before venturing out from under the bed. He’s still tentative especially if we have company. But when it’s just the three of us, he wanders around and plays throughout the house.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mr. M and the Reises

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Mr. M and the Reises

“While my husband Dan and I had several cats prior to adopting Mr. M, he’s our first non-Siamese and the first from a shelter,” Betsy explains. “The reason we chose him was twofold: his pure beauty and his ‘curious look’. After having spent seven months in the shelter, he had a reputation for finding it difficult to adjust to his environment. We were certain he just needed a quiet and loving home that would allow him to calm down and express his own loving side.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Snow White, Eliza Doolittle and the Marks

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Snow White, Eliza Doolittle and the Marks

“I previously had two long term kitties named Molly and Poppi,” explains Cassia, “and I didn’t really choose Snow White and Eliza Doolittle. They chose me! “As soon as I saw them online, my husband and I went in to meet them and bring them home, where their adjustment to us was instantaneous. I had prepared multiple comfy hiding spots for the two of them but they ignored them all and immediately chose our family couch, located front and center, to lounge on.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jiji and the Morrises

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jiji and the Morrises

“Jiji, originally called Tally, is the third kitty we’ve adopted from Furry Friends,” says Jennifer. “We adopted Jack and Ashe in 2016. “Jiji is a nickname for ‘grandpa’ in Japanese, and our Jiji looks like a wise older man even though he’s only five. We chose him because he was so cute and loving at the Halfway House. Super mellow, he instantly let us hold him and pet him. We wanted one of the older cats since we know they get adopted more slowly, and while five isn’t old, he wasn’t exactly a kitten.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Chester and Cosmo and Aron and Joey

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Chester and Cosmo and Aron and Joey

“Chester and Cosmo are our fifth kitties,” explains Aron. “My partner, Joey, converted me from a non-cat person to a ‘marginally obsessed’ cat person early on in our relationship. “In 2018, we lost both of our cats due to health reasons. One was very sudden and unexpected while one wasn’t that surprising. We took some time to heal, and as we began discussing the possibility of getting new cats, we decided we definitely wanted two because they’re better in pairs.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Khoshekh and the Swifts

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Khoshekh and the Swifts

“This isn’t my first kitty, but it’s been eighteen years since I’ve owned one,” Meghan explains. “Over the years, we’ve had a rescue husky, bird, lizards and fish. My kids have pets at their dad’s house as well. “His name was Boomer at Furry Friends, and although we changed it to Khoshekh, everyone will remember this friendly dude by his old name. We were looking for a black cat on purpose. And bingo! We feel lucky to have found Khoshekh because he’s so sweet, playful and soft. It’s perfect that he needed to be the only cat in the house since this is my guarantee that the kids won’t bring more animals home. Sneaky, eh?

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bean and the Madys

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Bean and the Madys

Bean is a special cat. He was one of ten kittens rescued from a hoarding situation in Cowlitz County,WA. He was one of the smallest kittens, infested with all sorts of parasites, infection and disease. He was near death. Yet after eight months of constant care he emerged healthy, happy and full of energy. He was the first of the Cowlitz Kittens to be adopted. See what his new family has to say about him.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Lalo and the Gierers

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Lalo and the Gierers

“We just couldn’t love our Furry Friends adoptee, Lalo, more,” says Jesse. “I grew up in a family headed by the most delightful, loving, big-hearted and cheerful grandma. Gram loved her family and our many weird and wonderful furry friends — as long as they weren’t cats. Gram, like Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great had a terrible fear of cats (she couldn’t even watch commercials with cats in them) and so her children and grandchildren avoided them for her sake.

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jimmie and the Mirandas

Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: Jimmie and the Mirandas

“I grew up having cats my entire life,” admits Gabrielle. “In fact there are photos of me crawling for the first time after spotting a family cat! “When I moved to Portland for nursing school, my husband stayed behind to attend to business matters before joining me and our beloved cat, Emerson. But before he could, Emerson, whom I had adopted as a stray six years earlier, suddenly and tragically died.

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