Why Senior Cats Make Amazing Pets

Why Senior Cats Make Amazing Pets

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Why Senior Cats Make Amazing Pets Written by Reanne Rodrigues Looking for a lazy nap companion? A playful, toy-loving hunter? Or a pet that loves children and other animals? An adult cat can be all this and more.  I met a lovely seven-pound, a ten-year-old senior cat named Toots last week. Toots was adopted by my friend Jane after many months of being overlooked by other adopters due to her age. Jane, however, just couldn’t resist Toots’ delightful purring and endearing sneer (due to an extracted tooth). It was the best decision Jane ever made. Toots is super friendly, very easy to care for, and even endures the dog’s kisses. But most of all, she makes Jane incredibly happy.  Toots’ adoption story isn’t uncommon. Many people who visit shelters usually…
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As A Community, We Thrive

As A Community, We Thrive

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As A Community, We Thrive Written by Jose Parra As 2020 draws to a unique conclusion, with all of its afflictions currently abetting all of our hampered plans for the short term, It’s that time of the season again. Late November is the prime time for reflecting and forming aspirations for future progress in our pursuits, so let’s do just that!  After almost a full year of uncertainty, Town Cats has held itself together stronger than ever before. As a staff member of over a year with plenty of volunteer time before that, I’ve witnessed how we, as a staff, can coalesce during trying times and charge forwards towards the obscurity of 2020. However, nothing on earth can ever halt the annual procession of events that keep a shelter as…
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National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

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National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month Written by Town Cats This year has surprised us all! From the uncertainty all around us to our loved ones' safety, this year has been challenging for all of us in some form. However, as we move forward together, we arrive at the most selfless time of November. This month, most of us think back to what or who we appreciate in our lives the most. In conjunction with National Adopt-A-Senior Month, we would love to take the time to talk about Town Cats' senior population and how we work to socialize them and match them to their forever homes!  Our beautiful Ginger is a Siamese / Mix female senior of eleven years and five months. This queen is a caramel mocha royalty who has come a…
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Safe Halloween Kitty Cats

Safe Halloween Kitty Cats

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Safe Halloween Kitty Cats Written by Jose Parra This day has come once again! Halloween is here, on a unique year of uncertainty nonetheless, but the spirit of the Fall season is at its peak by Halloween day. Regardless of your neighborhood is participating in the Halloween practice of Trick or Treating, there is another factor to worry about; our beloved pets! Pets, but more specifically, cats, are often the most bothered and harmed during Halloween night. Other than the harms from the outside, there are many other little infractions to look out for this Halloween night! Let’s start with the obvious, there may be many people roaming the streets in funky outfits looking to fright, but receive a treat! However, if there's anyone that wouldn’t appreciate the night of mysterious…
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Sheet Day – Time To Play!

Sheet Day – Time To Play!

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Sheet Day - Time To Play! By C. M. Saracco Sometimes, I wonder why it takes me so long to make the bed on Saturdays.  But one look at Little Lizzie, our 3-year-old rescue cat, and I have my answer. You see, Saturday is “sheet day” in our house — the day I change the bedsheets.  It’s also the day Lizzie likes to exercise her predatory instincts. As soon as I strip the bed, she jumps on it, wide-eyed and enthusiastic.  She braces herself for the unfurling of the fitted sheet, attacking each corner as I attempt to tuck it around the mattress. This can take several minutes, as adjusting the sheet with a 12-pound cat running across it is no quick task. Next, I slip the pillows into their…
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Cats and Classical Music

Cats and Classical Music

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Cats and Classical Music by Giselle Stancic As a cat adopter and classical musician, I’ve long been intrigued by the influence of our feline friends on composers and their music. Cats hold a special place in keyboard, vocal, orchestral, and contemporary music.  Going back in history, one of the earliest cat-inspired compositions was Domenico Scarlatti’s “Cat’s Fugue” from 1739. As the story goes, the composer’s cat wrote the melody as she walked across the harpsichord keyboard. Here’s a piano version. Can you hear the kitty on the keys? Moving into the 19th century, Gioachino Rossini’s “Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti” consists of one word —   you guessed it —  “meow.” Check out this performance by opera sopranos Kiri Te Kanawa and Norma Burrows, complete with a little playful purring. …
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