Hit a Home Run!

"Just like Stan Musial I'm an all star, widely considered to be one of the all time greatest snugglers of all time. I've compiled 3,630 purrs (the most in a career spent with only one team) 475 home runs for watching sporting events with my family, and was named the Most Valuable Pussycat by all my roommates."

Michelle Cour, volunteer at Wayside Waifs, interviews Stan, one of the new stars at the shelter.  Stan is looking for a grand slam into your home! Details on choosing Stan for your team are at the bottom of this post.

Stan the Man here! Just like Stan Musial I’m an all star, widely considered to be one of the all time greatest snugglers of all time. I’ve compiled 3,630 purrs (the most in a career spent with only one team) 475 home runs for watching sporting events with my family, and was named the Most Valuable Pussycat by all my roommates, I’d still be living there but the landlord in our new place allows only two pets and the dogs got to stay. I lived with only one family my whole life and I’m sad I had to go, but I just know I’ll find another family just as terrific. If you’re looking for a Hall of Fame Feline Friend, I’m your man!

You may have noticed I have only one eye. Kind of makes me look kind of rakish, like a pirate, I’m thinking Johnny Depp. Boy, is he hot! I hear the ladies really go for him. They go for me too! I have lots of fans here in the staff and volunteers at Wayside. I’m a people person and love to hang out with you, but do okay with small dogs. I lived with two small dogs for many years but I’m not good with big dogs as I’d been attacked by them in my past. Please don’t take me if you have a big dog. I’m very afraid. I shouldn’t go outside. I can’t defend myself well because I can’t see what’s coming on one side.

Inside I do great! I love to climb and my favorite place to perch is high up on the furniture. I respond well to my name, so please don’t change it when we go home. I’ve lost my people, my home and my dog brothers, so my name is all I have left that’s familiar and comfortable. I need something to hold on to, please. I’ve lived with a family the last 8 years so I’m having a little trouble adjusting to shelter life. I’m a bit shy and not as outgoing and friendly as I’d be with people I know and love. When we go home, I might go hide under a bed or in a closet until I feel comfortable joining the family. I’m affectionate and want to be buddies, but I’ll need a bit of time to adjust.

My family says I enjoy running water so if I can please have a kitty fountain or stick my head under the sink when you’re brushing your teeth or doing dishes sometimes, I’d like that. I have great hygiene habits and never have a litter box issue if you keep it clean for me. I eat dry food but shouldn’t have only dry food as it’s hard on my tummy. I need some wet food too. Thank you so much for honoring my requests. And don’t forget in these tough economic times, I’m a bargain, just $25 for a lifetime of friendship and affection. Such a deal I have for you!

I’m looking forward to joining your team and being your MVP. I’ll be at batting practice faithfully learning to swat my toy mice way, way out there… going going gone! Holy cow! See you around the ball park.

Stan

Stan can be found at Wayside Waifs, Inc., Kansas City’s largest no-kill shelter.  Wayside Waifs,  an independent, not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944, is located at 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64137.  The telephone number is 816-761-8151.  The website is Wayside Waifs.

Here’s a link to Sebastian The Sensitive Soul’s blog post about Bandit, another great cat in need of a home. He will steal your heart.  Bandit was fun to photograph!  Bandit.

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2 responses to “Hit a Home Run!

  1. Aaah… We were just talking baseball in my class today – Jackie Robinson that is. His number was 42, so we practiced saying 6×7=42 as we pretended we were hitting a home run. I hope this guy hits one a HOME run too. Our shelter dog is SO grateful to have a home at last. She had bloodshot eyes when we got her – looked a bit like a perpetual drunk. But we realized later that was due to the stress of being in the shelter. Even though it was one of the best, dogs and cats wants to be with their humans.

  2. I think it’s great how you visit that wonderful place and take such beautiful pictures. If I lived closer and didn’t already have two ferocious animals of my own, I’d certainly would invite Stan to come stay with us.

    Are there any community websites in your town? Or perhaps a weekly feature on your television stations? Perhaps you could set up a distribution network for your photos and posts to maximize the odds of hooking up locals with your friends at Wayside Waifs.

    Stan was adopted today (Oct. 23, 2011)! My “cats for adoption” photographs appear on the Wayside Waifs adoption website. Some also appear on television shows. There’s also an iphone app, so you can see them there. Even so, I wish they could be more widely seen so more people could fall in love with these lovely animals and give them a home. A “half-price” sale this weekend has found lots of cats a home. You get a lot for your adoption fee, including a microchip, spay or neutering and a month of free health care. The fee also supports operation that cares for these animals until they find a home.

    I wish you could visit! Maybe you could start a Wayside Waifs in your area. Cathy

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