Our Cats Find Us

Today’s heartwarming tail tale comes from Jo Singer, the “two-legged furless one” behind the wonderful site Purrabula – A Feline’s Search for Meaning. But before you mosey on over to read the musings of Jo’s three cats, why not learn about how the gang of three came to be and how Jo became their chosen one.

Our Cats find us: Don’t you agree?

My name is Jo Singer. My husband Marty and I live in Central Florida; after we transplanted ourselves to the Sunshine State in 2001. Kitties have captured our hearts forever. Continue reading “Our Cats Find Us”

Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Bones

Fellow blogger, Luca, lives in the countryside near Rome, Italy and has rescued many cats. Luca shares with us how his cat Bones came to live with him in April 2006.

Where did you find Bones?
On the terrace of my in-laws.

How did you come up with the name Bones? 
I gave him this name because when I found him, he was sick, malnourished and dehydrated. He was very thin. He had severe rhinotracheitis and an intestinal hernia. He was in serious danger of losing his life. Continue reading “Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Bones”

Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Sophie

You may remember our profile on The Zoo Rescue in Southern Alabama, featuring Jennifer and her husband Tony, who rescue cats and dogs in hopes of finding them homes, but with the understanding that they’ll stay forever unless a good home is found.

Here is the story of one of their rescues – Sophie, who came to live with them in September 2015 and has made herself quite at home.

Jennifer shares Sophie’s story

How did Sophie come to live with you?
A friend of mine, Heather, who feeds stray/feral cats in her neighborhood, mentioned she’d been feeding a cat who she felt to be special. She could tell the cat had been in fights and that she seemed older because she moved very slowly and carefully and didn’t jump or play. Continue reading “Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Sophie”

Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Oliver

I first “met” Leigh Farmer on the Catastic app (which every cat lover should check out – really!). It was apparent to me right away that Leigh is such a huge supporter of cats, rescues, fosters – anything to spread the word of helping cats in need. I greatly admire her passion for cats and dedication to supporting rescue groups all over. She has also been a wonderful supporter of my own little blog here. I asked Leigh to share one of her cat’s stories with us, and she so graciously obliged.

Leigh’s story of Oliver is a good example of if you see something, say something. And then if it’s still not right – do something more! Oliver, aka Ollie-Bear, was rescued in August 2010 by Leigh, who currently lives in Southern California. While Oliver may live in sunny California now, his story started all the way on the other side of the country in Maryland.

Leigh Shares Oliver’s Story

Oliver Continue reading “Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Oliver”

Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Tommy

Found outside Rome, Italy, Tommy started life off in a rough way. But thanks to his rescuer Luca, Tommy is now one happy and loved cat. Touching and heartwarming – it’s a story about love.

This is the story of Tommy, as told so beautifully by Luca.


One morning in May, while my partner and I were in the car, she saw on the street – on the white line at center – a small clear spot. As we approached, we realized that it was a curled little kitten. My partner told me that it was alive. We passed near. A second later, I think I shouted something and stopped the car on the side of the road. Continue reading “Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Tommy”

Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Vesper

Waiting to be adopted (before surgery)

Fourteen-week-old Vesper started her journey in Mexico, where it appeared that she had been bitten by a dog. While in Mexico, her leg was put in a sling, but she was a very active kitten – as they usually are – and she would not keep the sling on, making the healing process all the more difficult. Before coming to a cat rescue in Orange County, California, Vesper needed her paw to heal and also to get over an upper respiratory infection. Once she was healthy enough, arrangements were made for her transportation up to Orange County.

When foster mom, Val B., received Vesper, she noticed that the kitten’s paw was twisted outward. She also had a limp, which didn’t seem to bother her much. But after a short time, her limp became more severe and it was clear that she would need additional medical attention. Continue reading “Happy Tails – A Rescue Story: Vesper”