I just wanted to send you an update on Barney (aka Saffron) who was adopted by my Mom from your shelter several weeks ago. Barney is a wonderful dog and has settled in to life with my Mom very well. He loves to explore the yard and the neighbourhood on his walks and has made good friends with my dog Sasha. I’ve attached a couple photos of Barney with Sasha, relaxing on the bed and after his visit to the groomers.
My step daughter and I have been volunteering at RAPS since September 2011. One day a kitten named Ralphie just won our hearts. Every Sunday when we would come to volunteer we would always look for Ralphie.
We already had a cat (and she’s still with us), so we never thought about adopting another. Darcy (my partner) said we weren’t a 2 cat household and that was that.
Maia the cat got really sick and was on the verge of death and that all scared us a little. While we were sad about her getting sick, we were excited also that we could potentially adopt another cat when she left this world. We didn’t even have Ralphie in mind, but a black kitten!
Fast forward to a week ago when we all decided that Ralphie was going to come home with us. We all discussed it as a family and decided on Ralphie. The girls needed a cat that could play with them. Maia is almost 15 and is very much into sleeping and eating and that’s it! She’s my baby and has no interest in anyone else really.
Ralphie is amazing. We were so shocked that no one ever adopted him. They have missed out and we have won.
We took him home and he adapted within 2 hours. He has all these little quirks. His personality is fit for a family. All he wants to do is be your friend & play. He is always in the room with us wherever we go (I can’t even use the bathroom alone anymore!) He makes us laugh all the time. He is such a good boy, but still has the mischievous kitten inside of him.. He sleeps between our feet at night and we call him the watch dog. He very much acts more like a dog than a cat. The most shocking thing in all of this is that Darcy loves him too. He has converted a non cat person.. that’s how great of a cat he is.
Maia and him tolerate each other. Ralphie wants nothing more than to love her, and he keeps his distance. She, however, still reigns queen in our household. When it’s catnip time, you better watch out!
I wanted to give you a brief update on Daisy’s first 3 days in her new home. She’s getting cuddled in bed, spoiled and loved. She’s a very smart pup and she’s learning all kinds of things very quickly. She’s a bit shy of new people and a bit awkward when meeting our neighbour-dogs, but she’s getting more comfortable with each day!
At first, Daisy and Chili the Chihuahua did not see eye-to-eye on many things at all! (a bit of an understatement!).
However, today…things have taken a sudden and amazing upturn towards doggy-bliss!! How exciting!!!