Thursday, April 14, 2011

Harvest Update

Harvest is happily living with a nice family in the area. While staff here at the Center misses her, we know she is happy in her new life.
She made a great decision to come to us when she needed help and we are so glad she did! Her kittens were born safely, she had her shots and (much to her displeasure) was fixed.
Unfortunately, she is so busy chasing mice and bossing dogs around she has had to give up on her blog.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

I have a home!

... More details later... There is a chihuahua looking for me to torment.... :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm Still Here.... For Now...

I really love the Center and all the people who work here, but I am a bit restless. I get lonely on the weekend (even though my Nana visits me...) and I would love a fun family to live with.

So far, my efforts to be adopted by Mrs. Libby have been dashed... maybe someone else will take me home and keep me updated as to the doings of the Center.

But for now, it is busy! Christmas assistance is starting up (Mrs. Kelley explained Christmas to me and I think it is awesome!) More and more people are visiting the Center seeking assistance for their children during Christmastime. Maybe I can fill out an application--- if only I had opposable thumbs--I like kitty treats!

If you or someone you know needs help with Christmas, go to our website for more information.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ok... so maybe I was a bit over emotional

Ok, so when someone I love is out I might get a little out of sorts. Two weeks ago, Jessica was out sick. I missed her, and (I am a bit embarrassed to say this but-) I showed this by being a terror. I basically got my emotions out on Jessica's office (not good since Jessica's office is the main office in the building). Everyone is now concerned about my actions when Jessica is out for maternity leave-whatever that is...
So, as sad as it is- I find I need a home. I would LOVE my Nana to take me home, I do love her too! Maybe you can let her know that I want to live with her. Jessica said she would love to take me, but with a baby on the way-she will not be able to give me the attention a codependent kitty like me needs!

I love people and I really would like to still visit the Center and be the star I know I can be!

The Pitch:
I would be a GREAT addition to your household! I am talkative, love to walk next to you, I use my litter box, love to play (give me a piece of crumpled paper and I am set!), I have had my all my shots, and even been fixed (no more babies for me!). I do blog, so I need to stay in contact with Mrs. Jessica so she can help me write and share the good news of the Center.

If you are interested in seeing me, or adopting me please call the Center or stop by! (864) 578-1379

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I absolutely love to play! I have so many toys in my office (well... Jessica's office) that I can entertain myself to my heart's content.
I practice my hunting and attack skills. I also enjoy exploring and learning about my environment.

My playtime reminds me of what Jessica told me about the importance of play. I did a little research of my own last weekend (I do my computer work over the weekend when no one is here-it is quieter) and found information on play from some guy who goes by Mister Rogers. His picture seems to be of a very nice man, and seems to know about playing...

He said this about playtime: "For children, play is both a serious and necessary business: a way for them to try on different roles, pretend to be bigger than they really are, stronger than they really are, or even, at times, smaller than they really are. And playing gives children a chance to rehearse for events that may be worrisome to them - a visit to the doctor, a first haircut, or the first day of school. By pretending about such things, children can find out how they feel about them.

Young children who are just learning language often use a variety of other ways to “talk about” things that concern them. Playing or drawing may be an easier way for them to “tell” us what’s on their minds. Giving children many opportunities for pretend play can set the stage for them to work on their feelings and to communicate their thoughts and ideas to others."

...sad news Jessica just told me that Mister Rogers passed away... too bad anyone who has a character named Henreitta Pussycat is ok in my book.

You can read more about this cool guy, Mister Rogers and about playtime at:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Surgery, school supplies, and codependence

It has been a few weeks since I could log onto my blog-- seems there were some computer issues. But we seem to be up and running!

My surgery went well. I was not happy when I was dropped off at the Spartanburg Humane Society the night BEFORE my surgery (I did hear Jessica say that she did not want to get up early to drop me off there at 7:30 am -thanks Jessica.) So I had to spend a restless night in a strange place, with strange smells, and strange noises. I was a nervous wreck when Jessica picked me up the next day! And to top it all off- I looked like I had udders!!!!! Maybe I should have started mooing instead of mewing.

Me post-surgery

It was SUPER crazy here last week and over the weekend. The Center hosted a Back to School and Wellness Day. I think the entire TOWN came- children got needed school supplies (lucky them!--They get to learn, and color, and stuff. Maybe they would let a kitty in the classroom too?) and the families learned cool stuff about other helping places in the area. I was not too happy though that the SC Search and Rescue Dogs were right outside my door, but they behaved themselves. Jessica kept me in her office, since she was afraid I would get lost- or worse stepped on!

Kelley had said that this Fair was a success and we are almost out of backpacks, since the families who missed the festivities last Saturday can still come to get supplies.

Me helping Jessica work

So after the surgery, the Fair, and all the excitement I am all about having my adopted family near me. I mainly follow Jessica or Libby, since they tend to give me food and attention. But I LOVE going into Kelley's office! There are so many neat shelves to explore and she has some nice chairs that are super comfy! Unfortunately, Kelley is afraid I will mess up her mess, so generally I have to leave her office.

Oh! I almost forgot! Gus-Gus has a nice new home! So now I get all the attention I want. :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Things have been busy at the Center lately. Everyone is talking about school supplies and needing donations. I think human children need supplies to help them learn. Something called "bookbags" are needed, and so are those things with metal rings that hold paper. (<--my favorite! I loooooovvvee to eat and sit on paper!) It seems children need lots of things when their new school year starts, and it can be difficult for humans to get the necessary items. If you have some of the needed items, please bring them to help the children out.

My son, Gus-Gus, is too young for school but he sure is trying to learn about new stuff!

I have had quite a time keeping him out of trouble!

There were a lot of people at the Center the last few days for food and utility assistance. There seem to be a lot of people not able to find work, so I feel very lucky to have my position as greeter here. I get food, water, and nice people come to visit me. I am truely blessed.