May 11, 2013

It's Transport Weekend! We're Saving Cats by the Carload! #15catcaravan

Hurray! It's another transport day! This weekend we have such a diverse and special bunch of cats we're helping get to homes and rescues... From cats from a hoarder situation to our favorite cat Lestat's sister to bunches of kittens and more!

First up, we have two sets of kittens that were still a little sick the last time we transported cats up to Maine, so they stayed behind for a few extra weeks to get healthy (only healthy kitties on the road!). They are the Spice Pack and the Potters.

The Spice Pack are Pepper, Cayenne, Chili and Cinnamon. They also have a mom named Sage, but she found a wonderful home down here already!

The Spice Pack! Pepper, Cayenne, Chili and Cinnamon (That's Cayenne looking at us!)
The Potters are Ron Weasley, Ginny, Hermoine and Harry Potter. Harry Potter is apparently the most ridiculous lovebug ever, according to his foster moms (they had two foster homes!).

Ron Weasley, the lovebug. 
Then we have a very special VIP in our transport. I didn't tell you guys this before, but guess what? We have Lestat's sister! Remember how there were originally four in that family that were surrendered together, and one got adopted straight from the shelter before we rescued the rest? Her name is Bella. We had no idea how she was doing or if she was well or anything... and then I got a message a few weeks ago that she'd been returned to the shelter.

Returned? How does one return a cat this gorgeous?

Bella's original shelter photo.
But she was back, and we knew immediately we had to get her out of there ASAP and find her a real forever home. One that we would always know how she is doing and who would keep her forever and ever and give her the love she deserves. This family is very special to us all.

And so we found her a great home! She is going to Cutehead Danielle B.'s mom (who adopted Hagrid earlier!).

Bella after she was returned... and after we busted her out for good!
Next up are a few of the kitties we saved from a hoarder situation in Tampa. Adele, Aurora and Amelia are going up to HART of Maine (one of our favorite rescue partners!). They are also getting the Potters and the Spice Pack. A great group and we're so thankful to them for helping us save all these kitties!

Adele, Amelia and Aurora.
Then comes Luigi. Luigi has a little bit of a story behind him. He was lost a couple months ago during a transport (NOT one of ours!), and many dedicated people worked and searched and didn't give up. A couple weeks ago, he was found! And now we get to escort him home for real this time. Believe me, we're duct-taping his carrier shut! We're so happy he finally gets to go home (and that he was found!).

Oh hai. I'm Luigi!
We also have Buddy coming along. Buddy is 24 pounds of cat awesomeness. He is FIV+ and was rescued by one of our Cutehead drivers a little while ago. She wasn't able to keep him, so she reached out for help in finding him a place to go and Rikki's Refuge is going to give him a wonderful place to live! So he is hopping onboard on Cutehead Shirley G.'s leg (she rescued him!) and coming along for part of the ride!

Big-boy Buddy. He's a sweetie.
And last but not least, we have Suki. Suki was surrendered by her owner to animal control and was getting very depressed. She was rescued and now she's going home!

Pretty Suki.
Follow Along!
You can follow along with their transport today and tomorrow on Your Daily Cute's Facebook page and on Twitter using the hashtag #15catcaravan. I'll be tweeting as @YourDailyCute, of course! Help us cheer these kitties on!

We kick off at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow!

Help Future Transports!
Want to help transport rescue kitties in the future? Sign up to be one of our volunteer drivers by filling out this form so we can contact you if a cat needs to go through your area! The more drivers we have, the more cats we can help! Thank you all!

Tremendous Thank You!
These cats are all safe and headed home thanks to some amazing work by many amazing people. We couldn't do any of it without our super partner in rescue, Stacey of Good Karma Pet Rescue of South Florida. Our super rescue friend, Maribel M. helped Suki and is also driving! Cutehead Shirley G. for rescuing Buddy. Our fabulous fosters: Cuteheads Colleen M., Stacy H., Tara R. and her daughter and Nicole D. My parents, Cuteheads Bob and Maraly, for helping out at the kitty condo. An incredible amount of gratitude is owed to our amazing vet, Dr. Seskus of East Oakland Animal Hospital.

And huge thanks to all our Cutehead drivers! YOU all make this possible. Maribel M., Kd P., Vicki O, Deb S., Shirley G., Melanie M., Desiree B., Amanda D., Donna S., Andrea D., Keely F., Linda G., Carol K., Barbara T., Danielle B., Danielle G. and Hannah D.! Extra thanks to Desiree and Amanda for being the sleepover spots in Raleigh, NC! What a wonderful group!

And best of all, thanks to the adopters and rescues: Andrea and Ed for adopting Suki, Danielle and Tina B. for adopting Bella and Danielle G. for adopting Luigi, HART of Maine for taking the kittens and the hoarder cats and Rikki's Refuge for taking Buddy!

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May 10, 2013

Cat Answers Phone

Luna has a very important job in the house. She is in charge of answering the phone when telemarketers call.

Because who better to field those call than the cat, right?

P.S. Tomorrow kicks off another transport weekend! Whoo hoo! I'll do a post about all the kitties (of course!) and we can watch them travel all weekend!

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May 9, 2013

Treadmill Cushion Kitten!

Round and round that cushion goes... Where it stops, only the kitten knows!

Who needs a treadmill when you can just use a good cushion and rotate it round and round? Exercise and fun!

P.S. Guess what? We busted out four gorgeous kittens from animal control yesterday! My parents are going to foster them for a couple weeks, and we're going to send them and a few other kitties up to Forever Home Feline Ranch in Illinois soon! Who's up for another transport?

This is the four pretty kitties saved yesterday! (Click to biggify!)
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May 8, 2013

Baby Goat Hops and Plays on Giant Pig

Two of my favorite animals (besides cats, of course!) are goats and sloths. Bonus points if either one of them is a baby.

Extra bonus points if there is a baby goat hopping around on a giant pig who couldn't possibly care less that the little goat is having the absolute time of his life! Hop on, little goatie!

Thanks to Cutehead Lauren G. for this cute baby goats plays on a giant pig video!

BONUS CUTE: Here is a pig rescuing a baby goat.

P.S. This weekend is another transport weekend! We need a driver in Jacksonville, FL. I am asking a couple people, but if you live there and can help, please fill out our transport volunteer driver form here!

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May 7, 2013

Two Cats Tuesday: Pimp's Brown Belly and Moo's Workout Plans

Happy Two Cats Tuesday, Cuteheads! Today we get to see Pimp's brown belly (although he would rather us not!) and Moo has decided that he is going to work out.

Pimp is not a brown tabby, really... except his belly. When he was fat, this belly was huge! And it was brown and it kind of lied next to him when he would lie on the couch. Now it's still brown and it still lies next time, but not as much. It's kind of just an accent color!

My belly is my buddy. It lies with me. 
You guys aren't talking bad about my belly are you?!
Sigh. I can't help that it's brown. 
Moo on the other hand, I guess he's decided he's going to do something about his belly because his new favorite spot is in my boyfriend's gym bag.

I'm practically a 15-lb weight. Just lift me!
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May 6, 2013

Kitten Sounds Like a Goat

Pickles the kitten chatters at birds like any cat does, but she does it a little bit differently. She sounds like a goat while doing it!

I think she's a fine goat impressionist! If I had my eyes closed, I'd for sure think she was actually a maaaaaa-ing goat.

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May 5, 2013

STOP EVERYTHING! Sloth and Cat Are Best Friends

Fair warning: There is a sloth in this video and he is loving on a cat. Your head might explode from the cute.

There, now that we have the disclaimer out of the way, let's get down to business: Prince the sloth loves Daisy, his best kitty friend. Prince loves to give Daisy chin skrithces and ear scratches and hug her and love her. Daisy isn't exactly sure how she feels about it, but it feels pretty good, so it seems like she's going with it.

Also, there is a cute sloth AND a cute cat together in this video. Just had to say that again. It's almost too much to comprehend, even for me.

BONUS CUTE: A bucket of baby sloths. You're welcome.

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