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Rudolph’s Fur-ever Family! (2 Updates!)

“Just want to let you guys know that Rudolph seems to be doing well. He seems to be getting more relaxed and comfy each day. I am getting him into the habit of going on a walk every afternoon after the puppy’s outing.  I’m hoping once Rudolph gets more comfortable in the neighborhood (the cars on the street make him a bit nervous right now) I can take him and the pup out together.  The neighborhood kids like petting him when we are out and he enjoys it too. And him and the dog are quite a pair. He muscles in on the water dish and her bed then she comes to me to tattling. Wimpy dog won’t tell him to move it!  And when I come home in the evenings they both come to greet me together. It’s sooooo cute They really seem to like each other’s company. I think he is turning into a settled happy little cat! Here are a few pics of him and the two relaxing after their exercise and meals!” - 3/16/2014

“Hi! Just wanted to send ya a couple more pix and to let ya know Rudolph is doing great. He likes to hang out on the back of the couch and look out the window, or just lounge around.  He likes his walks and socializing with the neighbors in my complex.  He sleeps on my shoulder at night time or snuggles up to my head. He sleeps fine but I don’t hahaha.  It’s great having him as part of the fam bam.  I love this not so little guy soooo much. Him and the dog even are playing together and he lets my pup give him kisses. They also eat together. It’s really cute. What’s funny though is if the dog drinks out of his dish he gets upset and makes me change the water! Here are a couple more pix. Have a great day!” - 4/20/2014

Success for Brooke (formerly Duchess!)

Brooke is doing absolutely wonderful!  We are madly in love with her!  She is beautiful and lots of fun.  She is getting along very well with the other cats.  Her and Reese have become quite close!  Her and Poindexter, our resident brat cat, get along great!  We have two cat beds in front of the back window and they both will lay there together looking out at the birds and squirrels.  Brooke is eating good, playing and she is just an absolute pleasure!  She reminds me so much of our Little Bob who died in December at age 17 from diabetes and I just know in my heart that he sent her to us!  She lays on Little Bob’s blanket next to the computer when I am working, just like he did!  For some reason, she has decided her place is on the flat top stove so she is posing there quite often.  No worries, it is an induction stove and will not come on without the proper pan on it!!!  Everyone who has met her thinks she is absolutely beautiful! 

I tell people all the time how wonderful Simply Cats is.  It makes me feel good that if a cat is unfortunate enough to lose their current home, if they are taken in at Simply Cats, they are in great hands until they are adopted and they will go to a great home because you guys take great pride in making sure they are never adopted by “moment people” who think they want a cat but really do not, plus going to a home that works out for them. 

We took Brooke to our vet on May 19th to get her booster shots that she was due for and she got to meet her namesake, the vet tech we named her after because she loved our Little Bob so much and he loved her.  She did great in the car in her carrier on the trip there and she was very good at the vet.  She didn’t cry and let them examine her and give her the shot, and even check her temperature, which no cat ever likes, and she didn’t make a sound!  They loved her! 

Bob and I are still going to buy a brick in memory of our precious Little Bob.  We just haven’t gotten around to taking care of it yet.  And, of course, we will be coming in some day to buy a cat stand for all the kitties, possibly one that goes to the ceiling as our Little Brooke likes to jump up high!

Thanks for checking in!  I’ll send some pictures later.  Brooke is in her forever home and we love her very, very much!

Donna & Bob

Carnation Update!

Just wanted to share that Carnation has adapted well and is very comfortable in her new house. She so funny, when one of us is showering she hates not being in there and she sits outside the door and meows until we come out, we love her.

Thanks, Jan

The Purrr-fect Fit for Freckles!

You helped us the day after Christmas when we came in looking for a cat and I just thought I’d update you and send you a few photos.

We adopted Freckles, and kept her name. She is a DOLL! So sweet and loving and her tiny little meows are so cute! She absolutely cracks us up when she lays with her legs out flat. I call it her ‘yoga pose’. As I had mentioned when there - I had a cat that I had recently lost who was 17.5 years old and she was my baby. I waited quite a few months before I thought I could open my heart again - as losing her was so difficult. Freckles has helped so much!! My sweet girl (Cecily) was a feral cat, and never really warmed up to anyone except me, the love my husband got from her was well earned, even after the years we were together as a family.  Freckles has taken to both of us really well, and she has quickly turned into a Daddy’s girl, which I know makes my husband very happy. (I’m only slightly jealous -LOL)  She will drag her fishing pole toy out into the middle of the room when she wants to play, and we oblige right away! She is a darling and we already can’t imagine life without her.

The work you all do there is awesome. I loved SimplyCats even before I ever visited - just for what it is. After I lost Cecily, it was so helpful to go and visit the cats and just give loves to the beautiful cats and enjoy their company. Since adopting Freckles I have a whole new view of the facility - we are so lucky to have something like this in Boise. I will always be a fan and supporter! Thank you for our new addition - she is a gem.

Julie & Ron C.

Success for Belvedere!

I have an update on a cat I adopted back in July! I took home Belvedere, but have since given him a new name, Cooper! Cooper has adjusted to his new home quite well and I am so happy he is my fur child. He is so energetic and full of life! Thank you so much Simply Cats for introducing me to my four legged best friend! :)

Judy Garland’s New Family!

Hello my name is Natalie Britan and I adopted Judy Garland from Simply Cats last saturday from room 4. I have changed her name to Gracie. I just wanted to let yall know she is doing great and adjusting well. Her and my dog Toby are already best friends :) thankyou for allowing me to adopt her. She has completed our family!

Thanks again!

Natalie, Gracie, and Toby

Success for Sweet Bellflower!

I just thought I’d let you know how Bellflower is doing after her first few days with us.  My husband and I can’t believe no one adopted this sweet little girl sooner.  She is such a mellow and laid back cat.  We kept her in our bedroom with us the first night.  She figured out where the litter box and food were, sniffed everything for about 10 minutes, then proceeded to find a nice spot on the foot of the bed and slept there all night.  She starts purring the second you pet her. 

I’ve also never had such a quick introductions between new kitties.  Our younger cat Luna is already loving on her (Luna likes to groom everyone) which Bellflower doesn’t seem to mind.  We are still keeping her separate from our older more cantankerous cat Sasha because she’s not a big fan of other cats, but even meeting through a closed door, Sasha just hissed a little.  Hopefully that introduction will continue to go smoothly.

We’ve also discovered that although Bellflower (or Bell-bell as I’ve already started calling her) loves the horizontal scratchers.  We’ve got one in the living room that she’s claimed as her own.  She loves to lay on it (and scratch it of course).  I’ve had many cats own me in my life, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen one adapt so quickly.  We are just in love with this little sweetheart and we are lucky to have her.

Thanks for taking such good care of her!

Mary Howe

Success for Gatsby!


I just wanted to give you an update on Gatsby, renamed Hapuna but better known as King Kong.  He looks like a silverback gorilla next to my little chocolate point girl.  The two of them are getting along nicely.  They even groom each other!  Hapuna now goes outside for short jaunts. I am pleased with the adoption, he is a great cat.  Probably should have named him Lucky or Lotto!


Kirby’s Second Chance!

Hello New Friends at Simply Cats,

Just a brief note to let you know that Kirby is fitting into our family nicely. On Dec 24th our dear, sweet cat, Velcro, died of a blood clot in his brain. My husband and I brought him home as an infant cat, separated from his mother prematurely because of rejection and we bottle fed him and cared for him while we grew as a couple and family. We now have 2 children and Velcro was just part of our family. He was 15 when he passed.

In January we started to really miss him and that feeling you get when a cat jumps up on you and just loves on you. So we started to cautiously look around at shelters. We knew we wanted a rescue cat. Simply Cats was the perfect place for us. We had come into the shelter 3 times after viewing Kirby online and sat with him and visited. However, we just were not ready to adopt at that point. Still too much pain with losing Velcro.

A few weeks ago we noticed Kirby was no longer on the website and we were sad but felt happy that he found a home. So we decided to make a trip to the shelter to maybe fall in love with a different cat this past Saturday (March 16th). To our surprise there he was, more handsome in person than online. Our connection was instant and we knew that we could provide him with a forever home and he could help us fill that void that was missing in our family.

He is a little shy, but to be expected and every day he comes out and explores a little more. He and our 9 year old Lab, Bosco have made friends. Bosco provides many licks to his face and Kirby rubs around Bosco’s legs so I’m sure they each give something to one another. Our smaller dog Roxi is more cautious but interested in meeting her new playmate as well and I can see they will be great friends soon.

A funny little thing we notices is that when Kirby is happy and getting attention and being loved on he drools. We find that endearing and think that will be his “thing” everyone has something that makes them unique and so that’s our Kirby!

I know the woman who adopted him and had to bring him back was very sad to do so and I know she’s now away serving our country so had to return him due to her deployment. If there is any way to get a message to her letting her know that he has found a home with a husband, wife, an 11 year old very loving and responsible girl and a 7 year old silly, caring, boy and 2 goofy dogs and a bunny and that we’ll be loving him for many, many years to come we would appreciate it.

I will send pictures soon, need to figure how to get them off of my phone. Thanks again for the service you provide. Best of luck finding homes for the other well-deserving cats.

The Olivas Family
Omar, Adriana, Sydney, Simon, Bosco, Roxi, Popcorn and newly added Kirby

Bennigan’s Success Story!

Hello Simply Cats Staff!

It’s been 6 months since we adopted Bennigan (now known as “Rafi”) and we just wanted to let you know that he has adjusted to us and we to him very nicely.  Although it took him a while to get used to his new “staff”, he has become very comfortable and loving.  While he is definitely not a lap cat, he loves to be close by, enjoys having company, likes being brushed, and loves to play.  We’ve learned to love his sweet trilling and his “Maneki Neko” pose (see attached). He’s gentle with his paws and often pats us on the head in the morning!  In short, we adore him! 

Attached are a few photos of him…

Thank you for taking such good care of him and all his buddies.

Best Regards,
Valerie and Paul Hartl

Munchkin’s Forever Home!

The day after Thanksgiving we visited Simply Cats to look for a kitten for my daughter who lost her treasured cat in September. We were almost ready to leave empty handed when Lucy said, “can I just look in the one room we haven’t checked yet?” I said yes, and within moments of walking into the room, Lucy and “Munchkin” fell in love and we weren’t going to leave without her. Lucy had wanted to name a cat “Persnickety” since fourth or fifth grade, so “Munchkin” became Persnickety.

Persnickety is Lucy’s trusted homework buddy, and when she isn’t helping with homework, she is playing with our other cat, Jasper, or attacking my yarn while I’m knitting. When she is finally worn out, she finds a perch on the top of the sofa, so she can keep an eye on the dogs.

She is the perfect addition to our family,


Lindsay Is Fitting Right In!

Good Morning Patty,

I am especially grateful for your help in getting Miss Whimsey adopted and added to our household.  She is a very intelligent cat and has figured out a bunch of the new rules (not on the furniture or countertops), completely “cowed” the dog, and adapted to the washer, dryer, dishwasher, me using the stationery bike and treadmill.

But, she is not crazy about the television.  Perhaps she just didn’t like the movie Star Trek, too noisy.  She retreated to her special room in the combination laundry/bathroom and slept on the scratching post, ignoring me until I turned the television off!

I have included several photographs just for fun.  She got to meet my grandchildren via Skype last night and she has charmed visitors and clients alike.  She loves her new toys and especially likes the chase fish.  But a girl gets tuckered out so she is cuddled up right now with her bed buddy.  Enjoy!

Thank you so much!

Susan Wildwood
and….of course, Whimsey

Reese’s Happy Home!

Reese is Settling in, getting along with Bonsai,  Enjoying the Good Life, Napping in our laps,  Giving us joy, Making us Smile……..and Every Quilt Needs a Kitten/Cat….!  TKU Patty and Hope for helping me select this kitten…..he is PURRRRFECT….!

Carol n Ed

Perched on the stairs,  Every Quilt Needs a Cat…..

Daisy’s Forever Home!

I wanted to give you an update on Daisy (Iris) whom we adopted in July during your kitten adoptathon.  My 8 year old daughter, Grace, had been begging and begging for a kitten for TWO years.  We finally decided it was time and brought her to simply cats.  She thought she was there just to visit, but when we were in one of the kitten rooms we told her she could pick one out.  She was in total shock and disbelief! :) She picked Daisy right away—who didn’t stop purring for about 3 days! :)  All day long after we brought her home, Grace kept pinching herself saying that she was sure she would wake up from this dream any time now.  She was so happy that she finally got her kitten.  Daisy has been the best!  Sleeping on Grace’s bed, hanging out with her, playing etc.  I just wanted to say thank you for helping make a little girl’s dream come true!  Daisy is a great addition to our family!!

3 Years Later…Still a Happy Home!

December 16th I will officially have had my cat Gideon for 3 years now. He’s FIV and I love him so much now I can’t even imagine my life without him. Originally he meowed so much I almost took him back, but now I just talk back to him and he feels validated about his specific daily routine. He makes me laugh as he leads me around the house checking to see that all the daily rituals have been completed, then he curls up on his very own furry office chair in front of the window to watch the local wildlife. His newest trick is to wave at other cats by pawing the glass to try and get their attention.

He was originally bought by me to be a companion animal for my health and he has been a wonder at that too. He makes sure I get up on time and take my meds ( even though sometimes he gets confused betwee 5am and 8am, and I think because the bottles sound like treats ). He’s always at the door when I come home, and best of all he snuggles up with me at night after his evening rampage around the house. With my illness I need the extra company at night and he seems to know when to be snuggled under my arm or just be there between my feet. He’s very smart and understands a few hand signals and commands now, Including “Get out of the cabinet!” Just his presence in the house gives me peace and lowers my symptoms.

I found out also that he is very cold natured an there are blankets on all his favorite spots or you can find him snuggled up next to the heater sleeping the day away. Hope it doesn’t get any colder, I don’t know what he’d

One thing he has taught me over the past three years is not to take life to seriously. I’ve become a much more relaxed and social person than I was. I didn’t even know I was learning! And I think he’s teaching me to meow until I get what I want.  He’s my best friend. He’s also FIV so I watch over him as much as he watches over me. Never be scared to take a cat with FIV. They are the same as any other cat, and I don’t know what I’d do without mine. FIV is not a death sentence or anything scary, it’s just a diagnosis, like having any basic immune deficiency that you can pop a vitamin for. Easy! I just watch what he eats and take him in for his regular check ups. He has my heart between his fuzzy little paws ( and sharp claws.. lol).

Thank you Simply Cats for giving me the best Christmas gift ever. My life is more enriched each year he snuggles up to my side or meows for a treat.