Sweet Success: Trixie

Trixie 2Written by loving adopter, Mark K.

Twix and I are doing very well. In fact, she now goes by the name of Trixie. It is just her and I in my home. No other humans or pets. She had very big shoes to fill as Molly, my companion of 16 years sadly passed away recently. She was also a black cat. I am very happy to say that Trixie is more than filling Molly’s shoes. She is an amazing cat. If you remember her, you probably already know that. When I first met her at the shelter, she allowed me to pet her belly. That really impressed me as most cats don’t seem to like or allow that. She loves people and loves attention. And man does she like to play! She’ll chase a little cat toy;  clear plastic ball with mini balls inside it for hours or until it gets stuck under furniture. The only small issue we are dealing with is her habit of clawing the carpet. Otherwise there are no complaints. I really enjoy coming home from work each day and having her there at the door waiting to greet me. She has become very vocal over the last few weeks and has a lot to say when I get home. She has a HUGE appetite for a cat her size and eats two bowls of food a day! I truly could not have envisioned ending up with a better cat.

Sweet Success: Cali

IMG_9870Written by intern, loving foster, adopter’s roommate Cassie T.

Cali, who was previously Delta, was the last of the 14 “Alphabet Puppies” at BHS in Spring of 2018. My roommates and I fostered 7 puppies at various times, and fell in love with each and every one of them. Many of them were quickly adopted, and Cali was the first to find a home. Unfortunately, her adopter was unable to keep her and she was returned shortly after being adopted. My roommates and I weren’t opposed to adopting (and who wouldn’t want a sweet puppy), but we knew this was a sign that she belonged with us.

Cali, who is almost 6 months old, has made herself at home in our house and our hearts. She still has lots to learn, but is the warmest welcome to come home to every day! While she is a great cuddle buddy, she has so much puppy energy that she loves to get rid of on walks and playing with other furry friends! We occasionally see some of her siblings around Chico, and she loves being reunited with her brothers and sisters.

Thank you BHS for bringing this sweet girl into our lives. As always, Adopt Don’t Shop!

Sweet Success: Maya

IMG_8984Written by loving adopters, the Geiger family

Maya allowed us to adopt her from BHS in the Fall of 2016.  We were only at BHS to “look” at the kitties, but my kids immediately fell in love with Maya.  After we spent just a few minutes with her we decided we couldn’t leave without her. Maya came home to join our cat, Sunshine, and our basset hound, Bella.  She adapted and made friends quickly.

Maya is full of personality and has a great sense of humor.  Occasionally she will entertain us by chasing her tail, playing hide and seek or attempting acrobatics beyond her skill level.  She believes in positive reinforcement, and rewards us with nose kisses when we refill her food bowl.  Some of her other favorite past times include:  belly rubs, staring contests, squirrel watching, attacking legos, and plotting world domination.

Maya is definitely one of those cats that makes herself known and we are all happy to know her!

Sweet Success: Nova

IMG_3326Written by loving adopter Megan H.

Hi, my name is Nova. Formerly known as Claire. A few months ago, I was adopted by my wonderful parents Megan and Alex and what can I say, it was the best decision they could have ever made. My humans have the best time taking me outside to smell all the things. Its my favorite activity. My other favorite activity is watching all the dogs play at the dog park. I would play with them, but I can get a little shy so I just sit on the bench with mom and watch. Sometimes I run to meet a new dog and smell all the new smells, but I mostly like hanging out with my parents and just watching all the other dogs have fun.

Oh! My other favorite activity is playing with all my aunts at home. They are quite clumsy and often lose their grip on the tennis ball, but it’s okay. I love them enough to go pick it up for them. Silly humans. My other other favorite activity is cuddling with my parents. Their bed is so soft I can’t help but spread out all the way and take it all up. They don’t seem to mind though because I just have to give them my puppy dog eyes then they are putty in my paws. I have made so many new friends. Making new friends is my favorite. I love dog friends, human friends, cat friends, not so much squirrel friends but that’s okay they don’t seem to like me very much either. Overall, I love my new home and my family seems to love me just as much. I can’t wait to find new favorite things.

Love, Nova (written by owner Megan H. because Nova does not have thumbs)

 

 

Sweet Success: Mr. Kitty

IMAG1635_1_1Written by loving adopter, Jennifer S.

I found Mr. Kitty wandering alone in my apartment complex. He was skinny, dirty and covered in fleas but extremely friendly and started purring the minute I picked him up. After asking around, it became apparent that someone had left him behind or dumped him here. My boyfriend and I had never owned a cat but we knew he needed some help. We would leave food and water outside our door and let him in when he came by.

We set up an appointment with Butte Humane to get him adopted into a permanent home. But when the time came to say goodbye, it was harder than we thought. We only lasted two days before going back to get him. I was surprised that he had already been neutered, vaccinated and tested by the vet staff. I immediately signed the paper work and made things official.

Now Mr. Kitty is adjusting to life as an indoor cat. He sleeps in between our heads at night and loves to be rocked like a baby. It is crazy to think someone could just abandon such a sweet boy but we feel so lucky to have him in our lives.

While Mr. Kitty was only there for two days, I am so thankful to the staff at Butte Humane for caring got him and getting him healthy again. Everyone was so nice and helpful.