Sunday, June 4, 2017

Peaches & Paprika at Marys Kitty Korner

This is the first picture I saw of Peaches - on the internet!
Who could NOT fall in love with this cat?

National Adopt-a-Shelter Month

This month we wanted to honor my kitties' previous shelter home, where I had the fortune to encounter Peaches & Paprika! 

Marys Kitty Korner, is a sunny no-kill "home-like" shelter  for cats where our human met us.  We had previously been "rescued from a kill shelter in New York & we ended up in this new place, a big white house with lots of sunny windows & dedicated volunteers.  But many other cats with whom to compete!


So here's how it went:  My human fell in love with me, Peaches, on the internet!  You saw the picture (above) on "Petfinder." She was immediately smitten with me!  Immediately she said to herself: 

 "I must have that cat!"

That's  me on TOP!
Mary's Kitty Korner - where I and Paprika were living
She then made inquiries about me, got directions and found I was living in a big white house in Granby, Connecticut with 50 other cats!    

When my owner first laid eyes on me, I had the best spot in the cat house - a spot on a high window in the sun.  However, to tell you the truth, when she walked into the room I was flirting with another customer!  

That's MY Cat!

Flirting and posing on the window for my admirers

My human was crushed, thinking another customer had scooped me up. She immediately announced, to the shocked onlookers:  "Hey that's MY cat!" - even though she'd never met me before!

 Mary's Kitty Korner's manager, Miss Lisa, DID tell the other customer that Carol had "first dibs" on me, much to her great relief.
Sad Paprika--thinking she might get left behind!

And then there's Paprika...

Well here's the deal, I have this sisfur, Paprika, and let me tell you we're a Package deal - ain't going nowhere without my sisfur!  That was fine with the human.  She WANTED two cats!  So she met  shy Paprika  who was hanging out in another room.

Paprika is transfixed by "the feather"

The human, Carol, was not bothered by Paprika's shyness, (I've cautioned Paprika to look more "upbeat" like ME!) She started to play with Paprika & her eyes actually danced!

The Sunny Rooms at Marys Kitty Korner:

There were many neat rooms at Marys Kitty Korner that the human visited - where cats could play and sun themselves. Most have a grand ole time but who wants to live in a dorm?
Another sun and playroom at Marys Kitty Korner

We state our case

We decided to "state our case." After all, we did not wanther to get tempted by "other cats!"

For good measure, I tried one more "window maneuver" and Paprika tried to look particularly Beseeching!

Wouldn't YOU like a playful cat with such PURRsonality? about it?  Deal is sealed?
SNIFF! Pawleeeez..

Goodbye Marys Kitty Korner...
thank you for letting us stay here!

The human did not have to think about it long....she opted for BOTH of us....a wise decision!  White House:  Goodbye.
Check us out below in our "new" home...

Our New Digs

Here we've just arrived! The first few hours in our room we were given the "executive suite" - well actually, it was her bathroom, decorated with a plush blue rug, food & water, toys, a cool scratching post and lots of hiding places. Soon we were allowed to explore other rooms!

We love our home and being able to "prowl around" without bumping into 50 other cats!
We did wonder...
Will we be STAYING here?


Thank you to Marys Kitty Korner for sheltering these delightful fur did a great job!


Roby Sweet said...

Your human made a really good choice! I'm glad she took you both home :)

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U! She made a grrreat choice...he he..

Angel Prancer Pie said...

What a great story AND a great selfie!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely story. It was impossible for your human to resist you.

Erin the Cat said...

That is a most wonderful account, and you were clearly ALL meant to be together. These things happen for a reason and good things come to pass when they do. You guys look wonderful, and its wonderful that you are sharing different shelters this month.
Purrs, ERin

Bionic Basil said...

Awwwww Peaches and Paprika what a lovely story, thank mew so much fur sharing!

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox

Collie222 said...

How sweet! I'm so glad you were adopted together. Peaches looks a lot like my Pumpkin kitty, except Pumpy as green eyes. :)

Mary McNeil said...

What a happy story ! And what a great shelter !

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so glad you two beautiful girls found such a wonderful Mom. XO

The Island Cats said...

Mary's Kitty Korner looks like a nice place, but we're so glad you girls found the purrfect furever home.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

What a sweet story! Mary's Kitty Korner looks like such a darling place. We're so happy you all found each other.

Jean Neilson said...

What a heart lifting story of the girls, Carol. Bet you were delighted with 2 gorgeous girls coming home with you.

Shoko and Kali

Lone Star Cats said...

Pawsome y'all got adopted together!

Anonymous said...

What a GREAT "Forever Found" story....some things were just meant to be right????

Hugs, Teddy

Marie Symeou said...

Great story! We are so pleased you found such a loving forever home and mum!

I found and fell in love with Athena on the internet too :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are glad ya were claimed by yer Mom quick!

Jean Dion said...

I love hearing origin stories! And this one is a real tear-jerker. I'm so glad that you took both sweeties home with you, including the shy lady that might have been overlooked otherwise. They needed you!

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie