Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Sydney Cats and Dogs Home

In order to figure out where she will volunteer, mum has been going to various shelters in Sydney to get a feel for the place and work out travel times. She recently went to the . There were lots of adult kitties there, and these are some of them.

Mum came close to popping this little tortie in her handbag. She was fast asleep when mum got there, but once awake, was like a shadow. Mum has a soft spot for torties, and this little lady reminded her of Suey.
This big guy snoozed the entire time mum was there. He looked super comfy.
This young lady also came close to hitching a ride home with mum. She was a leg rubber, and very purry.
This ladycat stood for no silly business. She was chasing the other kitties around whapping them when they got too close. We think she will be very happy when she is finally sprung from the shelter, and is able to get a bit of quiet time.
This cutie pie was enjoying watching the birds on a washing line. She was very friendly. Mum loves the tabby stripes on her leg.
Look at this guy's eyes! He spent most of the time mum was there snoozing in his cave, but would occasionally call out, as if to say "don't forget me over here, k thnx!". He loved headrubs, and threw his whole body into it.
This ladycat was simply beautiful. She was very dainty and delicate, skipping around the boardwalks.
This little girl is a heart stealer. She was such a sweetie, and mum could tell she just wanted to be loved on. Mum couldn't resist her.
This guy was a real rascal. He has a bit of a reputation with the volunteers for suddenly putting the bitey on people. Mum thinks if she was a cat, she would want that reputation- keep the people guessing!
This is mum's favourite picture of the day. This lady cat stayed up on top of the doorway the whole time mum was there. She looked like SuperKitty!
Suey and I hope that these kitties find their Forever Homes really soon.

17 comments:

Cat with a Garden said...

Great portraits of these cats! It is amazing how an animal-loving eye immeadiately pulls out the cats from anonimity and catches their purrsonality. It is impawtant to describe the cats well to interested people so everyone finds the purrfect match.

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

What a wonderful bunch of cats! We will purr so that they may all find their Forever Homes very soon!

Tracey and Huffle said...

I thought that first photo was Suey! And the fourth one looks like Jeter Harris, and the long haired one looked like Fin...

Huffle Mawson

Poppy Q said...

Awww, my mum would have trouble leaving all those cuties behind. She would want to take each and every one home with her.

Thanks for going and giving them some love Lissa, we can tell you have a lot of love to share.

Cindy said...

Great pictures of the felines! I love the super cat picture for the fun of it, but all of the shots are great. It sounds like Mum wanted to bring them all home.

cindy

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Mom has the most awful time leaving animals behind, especially if they are in cages, like yesterday. She had to go to the pet store to pick us up some treats and litter. The kitties up for adoption in the cages always tug real hard at her heart strings.

Cory said...

I love that last picture of super kitty...something about warm kitty paws and noses that makes my mom melt. We will purr that all of these wonderful loving cats finds their forever home.

Mom always says hello to the kitties up for adoption at Petco (they offer their location for the local cat shelter). She always tells them she hopes they find their forever home soon.

Daisy said...

Some of the most amazing and beautiful cats can be found at shelters!

Christine and FAZ said...

Your mum has a big soft heart. We hope they all get forever homes too.

Angel and Kirby said...

THose are all very sweet kitties. We hope you Mom finds her place to volunteer

The Island Cats said...

All those kitties are wonderful! We are amazed that your mom didn't leave with one or two! Heehee! We hope they all find furever homes!

Thoughts said...

Boy do your Mom and I have a lot in common. Every time I go to a shelter I consider sticking a few kittehs in my handbag!! These guys are SO precious, all of them, and I wish them the best.

Thanks for sharing all these adorable pictures! Hey -- we are having a CAT PHOTO CONTEST this month at the blog so make sure you guys enter okay?

Purrs,
Theodore and Sasha

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh that is wonderful that your mom is going to volunteer - and I would have had a hard time not taking any of those kittys home too! They are all very cute and hopefully will have wonderful forever homes soon!

Reese =^..^= said...

That is such a nice thing for your mom to do. I hope those puddies all find forever homes very soon.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

What lovely photos and interesting tidbits about all those kitties! Thank you for sharing! We hope that they all get their forever homes too! That last photo is so cute!

Misha said...

I think wanting to take all the cats home with you is an occupational hazard of volunteering at places like that!

Fin said...

Mom thinks that one sweet girl looks like me.