About the Cats - Page 2

The cats love to snooze on top of the deep freeze.
From left: Fuzz, Tuffy, and Peaches.

Samson showed up in our yard
one day and has been here ever since.
He's a love bug, and we were happy to keep him!

We named this one Marble, because she
has a marbled statue look with shades of gray
throughout her fur. She's incredibly friendly!

Blue Eyes ended up with us after a divorce and
her people couldn't keep her. She's quite young
and very playful, but also very affectionate.

ChaCha came from the same home as Blue
Eyes. However, he is a "CH cat," a victim
of the parvo virus before birth that
causes cerebellar hypoplasia, which results
in a lack of muscular coordination. Affected
cats often have trouble walking. ChaCha
is severely disabled but don't tell him. He
thinks he's just fine and has a great time
playing and chasing the other cats!

Buttercup was rescued from the street as his family decided to
move, leaving him behind to make his own way.
A kind neighbor brought him to us.

Sable and her kitten, Leo. Dumped off in my
yard in the heat of the summer, 2013, Sable was
ready to have kittens any minute. Leo was born
a few days later, but was the only one of 3 that

Sonny came from a farm rescue during the summer
of 2004. It was an abuse situation and we got 18
cats that day.

Holly is most likely about 25 years old now. She
had been rescued by a nice lady who was forced
by the city to relinquish all but a few of the cats she
had in her home. You can see Holly was treated
well, as she is a very loving, cooperative kitty!

Panther was trapped at the top
of a tree, with a dog at the bottom.
Her family had moved away and left her in the yard.
A neighbor lured her down so I could take her away.

Sox came in as a kitten from a deteriorating
neighborhood where she was being abused
and harassed. She's very affectionate with
people, surprisingly, but not other cats.

Mystery showed up, well, mysteriously, one day.
I was gone for a while, but there he was
when I came home, relaxing in a cage in one of the
buildings on our place. He's neutered (we can tell),
and is obviously a well kept cat. Of course, his
collar was gone, so we put another one on him.

Bootsie is about 13, surrendered due to allergies in the
family. She has adapted quickly and is a happy member
of our family here!

Chrissie was rescued from a business in town after
she had been trying for a week to get inside.
There had been a blizzard that week and
she was cold, hungry and apparently unable to get home.
We advertised, but no one claimed her. She's welcome to stay here.

These two came in as kittens and are growing fast!

Shadow is like a wild cat, but loves people.
He is a 'late-neuter-tom' that is still aggressive.
We think his people thought neutering would tame
him down. But it didn't, and they took him to the
pound, where we found him. (Some people don't
neuter soon enough, when it would be more effective
for behavior issues.)

Georgia came from...yep, Georgia! She was rescued
from an inevitable fate at many shelters, being put
down because they need the room for the next wave
of rescued cats with no place to go. She has grown
very large but is a real pussycat with a playful streak!

Hover your mouse over each picture for their names.

    Read about other cats we have right now:
    About the Cats, Page One
    About the Cats, Page Three

Posted 2016 - Dr. RJ Peters 
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