Bachelorette of the Week: Olive!

World,

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I’ve decided to spice up your life a bit today with a discussion of Olives.
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Some olives are green or brown, some black. Some are spicy and some mild and a few may have a hint of added flavor. This particular variety of olive is black with a touch of white, paraplegic, and with a definite dose of delicious. She also comes dressed up in a permanently classy tuxedo, sort of like a kitty version of Annie Lennox.
 Olive of the Varietal: Feistus Catus

Olive of the Varietal: Feistus Catus

Please officially meet Olive, a feisty little tuxedo kitty who was found at the age of five weeks and raised by fosters before finding her way to Tabby’s Place, where she now slides around the floors like a snazzy little broom, both lighting up rooms and shining surfaces with her fanny as she travels to greet people.
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Olive doesn’t have any health problems, save for missing the use of her back legs, and Tabby’s Place feels that her Sweet Dreams of finding a permanent home could be realized with just the right adopter. She does wear a diaper since she can’t seem to, um, contain her urine, but don’t tease her about it because, as the saying goes, You Don’t Mess With A Missionary Cat.
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The right home for Olive would be one that would admire her for her spunk, a home that would be able to change her little diapers daily, a home that’s clean and tidy because she doesn’t like Walking On Broken Glass. Is that home yours? Wonderful! Call Tabby’s Place ASAP. Is it not? That’s ok, you can still Put A Little Love Into Your Heart and sponsor this amazing kitty while she searches for her loving forever home. Don’t leave her Waiting In Vain because the love that she’s got and is waiting to share? Money Can’t Buy It.
Don't Touch My Diaper! - Olive.

Don’t Touch My Diaper! – Olive.

Olive shining the floors with her lovely behind.

Olive shining the floors with her lovely behind.

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Love,
Crepes.
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PS. Those were all song lyrics. You weren’t hallucinating.

Bachelorette of the Week: Tanzy!

You guys!

Oh, hey guys. Thanks for, you know, saving me. - Tanzy.

Oh, hey guys. Thanks for, you know, saving me. – Tanzy.

I have a very touching story to tell you today!

World, meet Tanzy (Tanzanite for long), a tiny kitten who was found barely alive only hours after her birth, drowning in parasites, with puncture wounds near her little back. (You can read her complete story here.) With lots of love, patience, and a small tube, Tabby’s Place was able to keep her alive. In fact, she is now more than alive. She is thriving in their care!

Unfortunately, now that she’s up and about, it has become obvious that the puncture wounds have caused damage to her spine, making her a lifelong paraplegic. Tabby’s Place has hope, however! They will begin physical therapy and hopefully, one day, she’ll be fitted with her own pair of wheels. She has to get her driver’s license first, though, so she has a few weeks to go.

In any case, Tanzy is making her way towards the adoption floor slowly but surely. If Tanzy is someone you’d like to have join your home, you’d best keep an eye on her! In the meantime, if you’d like to sponsor this tiny survivor, you can do so here. You also have my permission to print out her photo and wear it around your neck like the precious gem that she is.

Go, Tanzy, go!

Love,

Crepes.

Tanzy most recently. Either she's looking like a Siamese, or she's dipped her nose in something. Either way, she's still great.

Tanzy most recently. She’s turning Siamese, I think she’s turning Siamese, I really think so. (Do do do do do do- do do)

Hurray for Tabby's Place!!!! - Tanzy.

Hurray for Tabby’s Place!!!! – Tanzy.

 

 

 

Psi’s Transport with Frank: From New Jersey to Canada

You Guys!

Psi

Psi

Do you remember about a month ago I asked everyone for help to find a little kitten named Psi transport from New Jersey to an awaiting home with Bailey (mom to Little Meow and D’Artagnan ), the kind young lady who has already adopted two paraplegic cats? Well, we found someone! A wonderful man named Frank O. saw our post on Facebook and was kind enough to help Psi get from New Jersey to Calgary via airplane. He emailed me telling me that he might be able to help. I put him in contact with Bailey and just a few short weeks later, he brought Psi to her new home. I asked Frank a few questions about the trip. Here’s what he had to say:

Crepes: Did you have to go out of your way to pick Psi up?

Frank: No, Lisa from the shelter brought her to me at the airport.

C: What was the flight like? Did you have to carry certificates or papers?

F: The flight was entirely uneventful. Since it was an international flight, I needed certificates from Psi’s vet as well as proof of her vaccination status (specifically rabies).

C: How did the other passengers react?

F: I removed Psi three times from her carrier: once while waiting at the airport, twice on board the plane. Each time, people – whether male or female, tall or short, young or old – would do a double-take when they saw her and, in almost every case, smile. One huge man (at least 6’5″ and built like a barn) saw me holding Psi just after we had gone through security, and said, “That’s such a beautiful cat!”

C: How did Psi take to the flight? Was it stress free? Did she need any medications or special care during the trip or at the airport before?

F: She didn’t seem overly bothered by it. When I took her out of her carrier on board the plane, she was busy looking around, but made no attempt to get away. I don’t know if she was given any medications before I met her at the airport. Before Lisa gave Psi to me, she took her to a bathroom at the airport and expressed her urine and feces and changed her diaper.

F: Would you recommend that other people help out if they can with transporting special needs pets?

C: Absolutely – if you can help, why not do it?

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Frank was certainly very kind to speak up and help out when he was able. And, because of him, Psi was able to get to her new home with as little stress as possible. Bailey has provided me with a few photos to share of Psi enjoying her new surroundings and her new friends Little Meow and D’Art. Bailey tells me that Psi is doing well and is getting used to her new siblings.

From me to Frank, I’d like to express a big heartfelt thank you. I hope that others can learn from your kindness and see that, with a little extra effort, they can make a big difference. Frank gets two stumps up!

 

D'Art wonders who the baby is

D’Art wonders who the baby is

Nap time after a long trip!

Nap time after a long trip!

Kitties at play

Kitties at play

Bailey and Psi, post-transport

Bailey and Psi, post-transport