December 18, 2010 · 12:10 pm
Hi, I'm Santy Claws! I'd love to go home with you for Christmas and stay there forever! I've been very, very nice this year.
Santy Claws is a two-month-old kitten available for adoption at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City. You can read more about animals available for adoption and the work of this wonderful no-kill animal shelter on its website at Wayside Waifs.
Here’s what Wayside Waifs has to say about little Miss Santy Claws.
My name is Santy Claws, but you can call me Santy for short! 🙂 I am a curious kitten who likes to check and see what is behind open doors. At my foster home, I once climbed the lower branches of the tree and perched there, looking like a live ornament, which brought laughter to the household! Mostly, I am a snuggly cat-my favorite thing is to snuggle up in a lap or next to you in bed. I am very comfortable with dogs and often tried to play with the black lab in my foster home, but I also play well with cats. Oh yeah, there was a guitar player in my foster home, and I really enjoyed snuggling up next to him while he played his acoustic guitar (not all the cats were as comfortable with this.)
Here’s one of my previous posts about Wayside Waifs. I’m Adorable. Take Me Home! You can find more of my posts about Wayside Waifs by entering Wayside Waifs in my blog search box.
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July 1, 2010 · 7:28 am
Penelope is just too cute to be limited to only one photograph! She's one of the many kittens and cats available at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, Missouri.
My weekly volunteer assignment: Photograph cats and kittens available for adoption for the website of Wayside Waifs, Inc., an independent, not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.
Serino stretches out. Some cats are allowed to roam the cat area.
I’ve owned cats for almost twenty years (I should say that cats have owned me), so I knew it wouldn’t be easy to get most cats to pose. There’s a reason for the old saying about how hard it is to “herd cats.” Even cats who like to hang out and sit pretty will spring into action when you aim a camera at them. Other cats withdraw into their cubbyholes.
As expected, the kittens were the hardest. Open the cage, and the kitten explode out like jacks in a box. The staff laughed, when I kept saying “sit,” which is what I say to Loki (dog at home) fifty times a day. I should know better!
Awww. A group hug. A second later, this trio was alert and trying to escape!
I got my first cat, Malcolm, at Wayside Waifs almost twenty years ago, so I have a special connection to the place. When I first visited Wayside Waifs, it was housed in a small building. Now, it has a very nice building, run completely by donations. It has some heavy hitter donors, too, like Hallmark, which is headquartered in Kansas City. It has a paid staff, but hundreds of volunteers keep it running, too. In fact, I had a hard time getting in! In the future, you can be sure you’ll be reading more about Wayside Waifs and seeing a lot more photographs of adorable cats. I may be taking dog photographs, too.
Wayside Waifs website.
Centaurus and Gemini.
The very beautiful Grace Kelly is camera-shy. She wasn't ready for her close-up. When she saw my camera she moved back into her box. I'll try again next week, although hopefully someone will take home this adorable girl by then.
Mackie struts her stuff in the community room. In the background is the original sign for Wayside Waifs, Inc., an independent, not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.
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