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Hidey is a very beautiful 8-year-old snowshoe Siamese cat with a shy but very loving demeanor. She was given her name by her previous owner because when he first took her home, she liked to hide. Unfortunately her owner passed away last year. She will require a calm home where she can socialize, given plenty of tender, loving care and slowly introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs.
I received a mystery package recently, opened it up, and discovered a popular appetite suppressant inside. Sprinkle this magic powder on your food, the included literature instructed, and allegedly it would cooperate with your sense of smell to curb your cravings. And here it was in my hands — a whole box of the stuff. But I didn’t order it.
Hidey is a very beautiful 8-year-old Snowshoe Siamese cat with a shy but very loving demeanor. She was given her name by her previous owner because when he first took her home, she liked to hide. Unfortunately her owner passed away last year, and we were able to take Hidey and her other siblings into the rescue. She will require a calm home where she can be socialized, given plenty of tender loving care, and slowly be introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
I have a very low tolerance for temperatures above 85 degrees, so living in Arizona in summertime is a challenge. I have friends who love heat, the hotter the better, and it’s hard to understand that I’m not just complaining. Some days I really do feel like I am struggling to survive.
Golf courses don’t simply grow grass and trees — they also grow attachments between the land and the residents who live along the course’s borders.
Nella is a 5-month-old black kitten with a shy but very loving and playful demeanor. She will require a calm home where she can be socialized, given plenty of tender loving care, and slowly introduced to her new surroundings. She is good with other cats and maybe dogs. She was born with a deformed tail and had to have it surgically removed because it kept getting in her way. Her cute little nub does not require any special care; it just gives her more character. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK — "Excuse me, coming through, sorry, thank you!" I kept repeating loudly and urgently as I hiked up Picacho Peak, which rises like a Western saddle from the endless desert just off I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.
Ha Ha Kitty, a beautiful 2-year-old Calico is a very sweet and loving cat. As unique as her name, she is the perfect combination of affectionate and independent. Being a Calico with a very quiet, very well mannered, very unassuming personality, she is the essence of what cat lovers say about an adorable Calico cat. For entertainment, she loves to find the perfect spot where she can climb high and take long naps between surveys of her surroundings. When she is awake, she loves looking out the window in her cat room and playing with toys. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
I had my suspicions about this and now I know that I was correct. By living here in the desert where we have had a particularly nice winter, we miss some of seasonal symbolism of Easter. I visited my old homeland in Indiana last week where rebirth was evident. Although I had the coldest day of my winter there, family and friends I visited were speaking in cheerful, optimistic tones about the end of winter finally coming and the joy of warm spring days.
Sugar is a fitting name for this affectionate, energetic, 4-year-old Boxer with the big, brown eye patch. Forget about proper introductions because as soon as she sees you she can barely contain her excitement that she has just found her long lost friend and someone who will most certainly become her life-long friend. Sugar is very friendly with people and absolutely loves attention, sitting and leaning against people until they acknowledge her with a pet or a hug. Sugar is quite the lap dog and is always happy to lounge on your lap; don’t be surprised if she rolls over on her back — it’s her way of inviting you to give her a good satisfying chest and belly rub. Sugar will show her gratitude for your petting, hugging, and belly rubs by giving you big, sloppy kisses with her lightning fast tongue for as long as you’ll accept them. Sometimes she’ll place her paws on each side of your shoulders to give you a hug back. Sugar loves rawhide bones, tug-of-war, playing with your shoestrings, and engaging in a good game of fetch. She has a look of such pride when she carries a tennis ball around in her mouth. Sugar loves being outside where she can walk, run, play tag, wrestle, explore, roll around in the grass, and inspect all bushes and trees. Sugar rides well in the car but is still fine-tuning her leash manners. Since she is such a strong, energetic gal, Sugar needs a person who will guide her and lead her. Sugar is also looking for a workout buddy who she can regularly walk, jog, or hike with. She loves playing with dogs her size or larger, engaging them in games of chase, wrestling matches, and even sharing a stick or a ball. Sugar isn’t quite sure how to play with smaller dogs and can be a bit too much for them at times. If you’re just as excited to meet Sugar as she is to meet you, please fill out an application for her today at www.azrescue.org.
Ollie is a beautiful boy, estimated to be about 4 years old. He’s got sparkling gold eyes and jet black fur. He is good with other cats, but isn’t too thrilled about dogs. Ollie is very a friendly and social guy. He enjoys being the center of attention and most of the time you can find him purring away. He enjoys playing with toys, but just as much enjoys snuggling up with his people. Ollie did have to undergo a dental due to a common tooth issue found in cats called “tooth resorption disease.” All but his front incisors and bottom canines had to be removed. He feels great now and more than ready to find his forever home.
This beautiful, long-haired 5-year-old tuxedo cat is a loving, vocal, loyal sweetheart. His family lost their home to foreclosure and moved on, but no one thought to let him know, so he stayed in the front yard trying to get into the house whenever a real estate agent showed it. Unfortunately, he was waiting for his family to return. More than six weeks later he was rescued and has turned out to be extremely friendly, playful and loving to other cats and humans, and maybe dogs. One of his favorite activities is to sit on your lap to be brushed, which is definitely a priority due to his beautiful long fur. He also enjoys lounging on a cat tree or just sitting in a windowsill to watch birds. Lost our Home promised LB that we would find him a great forever home and that he would never be left behind again. Can you give LB a second chance at a new life?
Scarlett Johansson was given the best role of her career so far in Spike Jonze’s “Her,” a film in which she was off camera the entire running time. Where that performance solely revolved around her voice, Johansson’s performance in “Under the Skin” primarily revolves around her body. Johansson rarely speaks in this science fiction indie from Jonathan Glazer, conveying everything through nonverbal communication. Both of these stunning performances are true testaments to what a varied actress Miss Scarlett has evolved into. Her scene stealing work in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is also a nice bonus to her recent track record.
Jewel is a gorgeous domestic short-haired black cat estimated to be 1-3 years old. She is an active girl with events scheduled throughout the day such as playing with toys and laser lights, but her main goal is to give her humans as much love as possible. She is a great “companion” kitty. She loves to be pet and will “make biscuits” and help you “work.” Jewel CAN be competitive for attention if you have other cats so it probably is best she be the only love of your life. Jewel is also good with children.
Escapism is an underrated part of life, something devalued from a combination of cynicism and a lack of pragmatic purpose. But flights into fantasy are invaluable when coping with something large and frightful, or simply trying to stave off impending doom.
Daniel is a 7-month-old black cat with gorgeous gold eyes. He was recently rescued with his brother, Jack, from a backyard while looking for food. The brothers look identical and are very bonded so the “Jack and Daniel boys” will need to be adopted together. Both are extremely playful and affectionate kittens looking for their forever home. They are great around other cats, kids, and maybe dogs. They love to run around chasing toys, running up cat trees, hanging out in a window to watch birds, and sitting on your lap to enjoy some human companionship.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.
Starlight is a sweet domestic short-haired brown Tabby, about 6 years old. She is very snuggly and does OK with other cats. It isn’t known whether she’d like to share her life with a dog. She does like a quiet environment so probably no children in the home would be best for her. Starlight is up to date on vaccinations, tested for FELV/FIV, spayed and microchipped. She had a “dental” where she had to have her upper canine teeth removed, but she does well without them. Her adoption fee is $85.
The summer line up at Ahwatukee Children’s Theater (ACT) includes a brand new children’s musical, an educational classic and a high-energy rendition of “The Wedding Singer.”
Bud and Dud are 11-month-old orange and white cats who are known to be two peas in a pod. These brothers were facing possible euthanasia because they had ringworm as young kittens. Fortunately, Lost Our Home Pet Foundation was able to rescue and medically treat them — now they are looking for their forever home. Both cats are extremely friendly to humans and cats, love to play with toys while chasing each other up and down a cat tree, and like to sit on your lap. Can you give them a chance at a new life?
In 1986 my wife and I were attracted to Ahwatukee, partly because of the nearby mountain park and partly by the promise of recreational facilities and grassy open space.
LaFawnda is a short-haired Siamese cat mix, senior female. She is a bit shy at first, but given the time to get acquainted she may be the love of your life. If you scratch her ears she’ll purr and squint her eyes with happiness. LaFawnda is a loyal and loving kitty. She’s been FELV/FIV tested negative, altered, microchipped, up to date on vaccines and housetrained.
About this time of year, Lee Neiman walks outside to his backyard every morning and impatiently counts the days.
HERE: Bosom Buddies of Arizona support group
Kora was found in an abandoned house with several other cats. She is a somewhat shy, but quickly warms up after she gets to know you. She is an extremely sweet and calm cat who basically gets along with everyone. She recently lost her “sister” to an illness and could really use some extra love and support. She enjoys sleeping in a cubby within a cat tree and will always come out to greet other cats and people. She is very loving and needs that special person to give the patience and attention she desperately needs. Can you give Kora a chance at a new life?