Jul 27, 2013

#OscarTransport: Transport Day: Bobtail Oscar (Rescued from Animal Control!) is Going to Texas

Guess what today is? It's the first day of the rest of Oscar's forever life!

Cutie patootie Oscar was a favorite at our local animal control, but no one seemed to want to adopt him... Until Cutehead Paige W. -- all the way in Texas! -- took one look at his pouty, expressive face and just knew he belonged with her.

And the rest, as they say, is history!

Oscar's shelter photo. We had to turn that sad face to a happy one!
Now, four weeks later, we have a wonderful lineup of Cutehead drivers all set to help Oscar get from South Florida to Texas, and it all kicks off this morning! I even get to be his first driver!

Oscar is a very special cat. He has no tail, but we didn't know that until we got him out of the shelter and over to his foster daddy, Kyle S. His shelter photo didn't show his little butt, so it was a total surprise and made him even cuter!

Look at his cute butt!
Oscar is also a little chunker with short legs. He's compact, we're saying. And very cute!

He is also a bit of a character. Oscar may even be a little bit of a diva. You see, he wasn't eating on his own until recently. His foster daddy was syringe feeding him, and we all thought Oscar was a big faker. But after it had been over a week, Oscar went to the vet to find out for real.

The cone of shame! Oh, the indignity.
Turns out that poor Oscar had a toothache. So he got that tooth out and a full dental cleaning, and we thought he'd be good to go! And he even ate some cat food right after his tooth pulling! (I guess the pain drugs gave him the munchies.)

But the next day he was right back to not eating. Until someone decided to try dog food... And guess what? He devoured it!

So now we have a cat who will only eat dog food. I told you he was a character! We're sure he'll like cat food -- he just hasn't found one that quite fit his palate yet. Typical cat!

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 #oscartransport. I'll be tweeting as @YourDailyCute, of course! Help us cheer these kitties on!

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

Someone loves belly rubs!
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!
Oscar is 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 for helping get him out of the shelter and all vetted and ready. Our fabulous fosters Kyle S. for putting up with Oscar and taking such good care of him!

And huge thanks to all our Cutehead drivers! YOU all make this possible. Trish W., Janice B., Dana K., Dusti M., Cheri H., Tammy K., Vivian P., and Laura P.! Super huge thanks to Jan L. who is hosting a sleepover for Oscar tonight at her house!

And the biggest thanks of all to the Oscar's new mom, Paige W., who is the real reason Oscar is safe and on his way to the happiest life ever today!

Oh hai. Won't you cheer me on?
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Jul 26, 2013

Bad Kitten Climbs a Painting

Kittens scratch furniture and chew cords and sometimes climb walls... but have you ever heard of one climbing a painting? This might be the epitome of bad kitty.

Needless to say, kitty's daddy does not approve of her behavior. I'm guessing the painting will have to move... because that was way too fun for her to not try again!

P.S. We have a transport coming up that needs just one more driver! A bunch of kitties saved from our local animal control in Pompano are heading up to Forever Home Feline Ranch in Springfield, IL to find their forever homes and we need just one more leg covered!

If you can help, please fill out our transport driver form! And if you can't, ask your friends!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd - late afternoon/early evening
Auburn, GA to Atlanta, GA

Don't forget if you're in Atlanta, you can come south to meet the kitties and then head back north!

The "Big Bang Theory" babies would like a ride, please!
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Jul 25, 2013

Baby Raccoon vs. Big Dog

When Francis was just a baby raccoon, she sadly became and orphan. Some nice folks took her in and brought her back to their farm, to grow big and strong and be safe... and at the farm, she met her new best friend, Teddy the dog.

Francis thinks Teddy is her daddy, and the two of them like to play fight and wrestle all the time!

Thanks to Cutehead Lauren G. for sharing this cute raccoon vs. dog video with us!

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Jul 24, 2013

Cool Cat High-Fives His Daddy

Up high! Other paw! Both paws!

This kitty is skilled at high fiving, and he can go paw to hand with the best of them. Right paw? Sure. Left paw? Yup. Both paws? No doubt about it!

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Jul 23, 2013

Two Cats Tuesday: Pimp and Moo's New Cow Toy!

Happy Two Cats Tuesday, Cuteheads! Today Pimp and Moo want to show you their new toy! I bought it for Moo, technically, because it is a catnip-and-valerian-stuffed cow and I thought it would be perfect... but as it turns out, Pimp is the one who likes the new toy more!

Go figure!

Ooh, this smells fresh and stinky!
But not stinky enough for me to care. Meh.
Moo doesn't like it? OK by me! More intoxicating cow for me!
P.S. We got this super-stinky stuffed cow toy from our fabulous friend's store, Nip and Bones! There are other farm animals, but of course the cow is our favorite!

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Jul 22, 2013

Fat Cat Watches the News in a Cat Chair

Sometimes you just want to sit back in your favorite easy chair with a drink and just watch TV.

And sometimes your cat has exactly the same idea.

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Jul 21, 2013

Maine Coon and Cockatoo are Best Friends

Cali the cockatoo just wants a little affection from her Maine Coon cat friend. She's practically begging for a kiss... something, anything!

And so when Jackson the cat finally breaks down and gives her a hug, the look on the cockatoo's face is absolutely priceless.

P.S. Mimosa, Mojito and Martini are so excited for their upcoming transport that they can hardly stand still! Can you help give them a lift? They still need a few drivers... If you can help, please fill out our transport driver volunteer form!

Orlando to Ocala, FL - afternoon
Ocala to Lake City, FL - afternoon
Ashburn, GA to Atlanta, GA - evening

Their mom, Margarita, is just as excited, too!
And another kitty, Oscar, still needs one driver too:

Diamondhead, MS to Baton Rouge, LA - late morning/early afternoon

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