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These are courtesy listings. These cats are not in my care but I've agreed to list them on my site as a courtesy to their fosters or current owners. Listings wil be dated and wil remain on the website for one month at a time.
Ti-Gris
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2004
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Semi Long hair
Date of Post: 2006/09/23
   

September 17, 2006 This handsome fellow was rescued from outdoors  by an animal health technician who has a big heart and a full home (there are already eight cats in it, hence the need to place this one).  Here is what she says about him:  "While Ti-Gris is not a cuddly cat, he sure loves to have his ears scratched.  He seems to get along with other cats, though he is a little afraid of my gang (but who can blame him, with the odds being eight to one?).  He always has a lot to talk about and isn't easily spooked (he even sleeps through my vacuuming).  I don't think he should go into a family with small children, as he does have a bad habit of slapping or biting when something is not to his liking (like my clipping his claws), but other than that he would make a great house cat.  He sensibly shows no sign of wanting to go back outside."

 
 
SWEETPEA
 
(adopted together with PeaPod)

December 6, 2006: Sweetpea gave birth to her litter on October 21st, and unfortunately all but one died. The lone survivor is Pea Pod (below), to whom she is devoted, and he listed below.

September 17, 2006  Newsflash: Sweetpea's rescuer took her to the vet's for a routine check-up and was told that this small creature, barely out of kittenhood herself, will deliver kittens in about four weeks' time!  This of course alters things somewhat on the adoption front, as Sweetpea must complete her gestation and then spend two months raising her kittens before going to a new home.  I will add her kittens to the web site once they are born (and once they are photogenic, as newborns do bear rather a resemblance to rats until their eyes open...), and I urge anyone seriously interested in adopting her to contact me anyway, as it should be possible to arrange a visit even before she is ready to leave her kittens.
September 15, 2006:  
It's hard to credit that a kitten so cute, so trusting and so loving could be simply tossed away on the street, but that is exactly what befell Sweetpea.  She wandered around getting skinnier and skinnier until she was lucky enough to attract the attention of a cat lover who took her in, got rid of her flea infestation and plied her with kitten food.  Said cat lover, however, already has all the pets she can manage, so she can only offer our little charmer a temporary home.  She reports that Sweetpea is getting along swimmingly with the other animals - yes, including the dog - and is altogether as lovable an animal as one could wish to find.  Sweetpea submits readily to having her claws clipped, and strikes one cute pose after another.  Please note her gorgeous tail, which she must have stolen from a long haired cat!  She was probably taken too young from her mum, because she delights in suckling on portions of her rescuer's anatomy (chin, arm, hand and neck are preferred spots, no doubt because they are so conveniently within reach).  Sorry to be corny, but why not let her blossom in your home?

   
coming soon
PEA POD
 

(adopted together with SweatPea)

December 6, 2006:This little charmer is the single survivor of a litter born to Sweetpea, who is barely out of babyhood herself. Despite her inexperience, she has been a devoted mother to her little son, and he has also been lovingly raised by his humans, so he is a little piece of perfection.

 
 
TONY SOPRANO
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2005
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/08/01
   

August 01, 2006: More handsome and well mannered than his TV namesake, Tony is a relaxed boy who is relishing the comforts of a proper (foster) home after the turmoil of his early life on the rough streets of the East end.  Without being clingy, he loves attention from humans and is also not shy about telling his caregiver when it is time for him to be fed or entertained.  Tony has discovered the pleasures of lying in a lap and eagerly presents his tough guy head for prolonged scratching sessions.  He would love to be adopted together with his great friend Ebony, but we are realistic enough to know that this may not happen and are willing to split the boys up.

 
EBONY
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2004
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/08/01
   

August 01 , 2006: Ebony has gained a lot of confidence from his great buddy Tony Soprano, although he is still very submissive towards other cats.  He, too, had a rough start to life and was sporting an enormous abscess when he was rescued by his present foster mum.  No sooner had that cleared up than he came down with an inner ear infection which caused him to stumble around the place.  That infection has cleared up well, but Ebby has been left with a minutely altered gait and a slightly goofy gaze that has him staring at you, eyes wide, as though you held the secret to life.  He lives his life flat out, leaping over the bed like a gazelle, tumbling with Tony and generally pursuing his motto "I'll get there, my way".  He is sweetness itself and is described by his foster mum as "a lovebucket".  He would love to be adopted with Tony, but we are willing to split them up if a good home comes along for just one.

 
Little Bill
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2002
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/08/01
   

August 01 , 2006:  This boy may not be conventionally pretty - his foster mum describes him as "joli-laid" - but his laid-back debonair personality is very special.  He quietly dreams of a home of his own, preferably without other cats, as two of his current feline housemates are giving him a hard time and he often has to retire to the safety of the bathroom if he wants any peace.  He is too proud to beg for a game or a belly rub when the mood is on him, but if you can read the desire on his benign mug and give him what he quietly yearns for, he will express his pleasure with a range of eloquent chuckles and grunts.  He is a treasure and his foster mum says he will "reward his human with sweetness and intelligence and fidelity until his last breath".

 
SIMBA
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2005
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/06/26
   

June 26, 2006:  You have to admire this boy for initiative: one fine spring day, he latched on to what seemed to him a nice pair of humans out for a walk and followed them all the way home.  They did their best to dissuade him from joining them, but he had clearly been homeless for long enough to have developed an imperviousness to such suggestions.  Imagine his thrill when he arrived at his new home and discovered that it featured a patio on which he could sprawl by the pool, awaiting the meals that his rescuers duly provided.  No sensible cat would leave such comfortable quarters, but Simba cannot stay permanently, as his rescuers have a cat who does not wish to chare her home with him.  This means that some other lucky home can adopt this very handsome cat, who is described as incredibly well tempered. He does appear to have reservations about large dogs, but so do many cats at first, and he may have been chased by one while he was a stray and before finding his present safe billet.

 
Frankie (WITHDRAWN)
   
Approx. Date of Birth: April 2005
Declawed: Front Paws
Sex: Male
Breed: Lilac Point Siamese
Date of Post: 2006/06/14
   
July 17, 2006: Frankie and his older companion have signed a peace pact, so his owner has decided to keep him.

June 12, 2006:  Is this boy not a stunner?  Imagine waking up to Young Blue Eyes every day - it's enough to liven up the dreariest Monday!  Even though he is lolling around like a soft pudding in this picture, Frankie is actually a very energetic young chap and, being Siamese, he needs stimulation and plenty of human companionship.  He has recently taken to pestering the daylights out of the older cats in his owner's home, which is why he is up for adoption (the oldies' life has become hell, and it is not fair on them).  Interestingly, he gets along swimmingly with the younger cats as well as with the two small dogs, and loves humans regardless of age, size, sex or political affiliation.  He would do well in a home with children (ages 7 and up) and/or a couple of cats similar in age and temperament to himself.  He could also live as a single cat, as long as his human were not a hermit and were able to provide plenty of action.  In fact, he would be an asset at parties, as he is a brilliant entertainer, doing the rounds of guests' laps, keeping the social gears well oiled and generally raising the tone of the gathering.

 

 
SOPHIE
   
Approx. Date of Birth: October 2005
Declawed: No
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/05/24
   

May 24, 2006: This cute little madam was found trembling in a downtown park, hemmed in by traffic on all sides.  Her rescuer fed her some yoghurt (the remains of her picnic lunch) which Sophy fell upon with relish, after which it was child's play to tuck her under an arm and carry her home.  As you can see, she has fallen for the resident dog, an elegant and sweet tempered creature, and is described by her caregiver as very vocal about her need for love and attention.  Sophy is very tame and trusting and was obviously never mistreated, but if her previous owners thought it was wise to let her out in the heart of downtown Montreal, they need their heads examined.

 
Phinneas
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2004
Sex: Male
Declawed: No
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/04/14

September 14, 2006:  Lovely Phinneas came back from his adoptive home because his adopter's latent allergy to cats simply exploded and, despite her best efforts (pills for her and a shaving for him), she could not draw a normal breath.  She was very sad to have to part with him and said that he was a truly wonderful companion, so now he is back with his rescuer and hoping someone else will look favourably upon his funny face.

April 14, 2006:  Here is what his rescuer says about Phinneas: "Phinneas was abandoned about a year and a half ago, appearing on the street completely panicked and disoriented. Over time, he found food, and managed though a winter, and although his survival instinct kept him alive, one could see, sadly, that his spirit was broken. An injury, namely an abscess that required surgery led to Phinneas being taken inside his present foster home, where he has regained his spirit and health, and is perhaps the softest big lug you could imagine. Truly adorable. Phinneas is a big boy, strong but soft – he nearly takes your knees out when he rubs up against your legs – and loves to lie on your tummy or lap. He also has a purr that a rivals a tractor, especially when his ears are stroked. Phinneas has the best sleeping positions of any cat I have ever seen. He also shows quite a bit of intelligence - who says beauty and brawn don’t go with brains? Phinneas is about two/three years old, is neutered and vaccinated, and is great with other cats. He is still a slightly edgy when it comes to people’s feet walking by, and to being touched on his back where his injury was, so he would probably be best in a house with adults. Since his stint here, he has not been outside, (mostly because his backside has yet to grow all the fur back), and seems to have adjusted well, although I suspect he would be happiest as an indoor/outdoor cat." (March 14, 2006)

 
MARGARET
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2002
Declawed: No
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Long Hair
Date of Post: 2006/04/26
   

Coming soon

 
BAGHEERA
   
Approx. Date of Birth: April 2005
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/04/25
   

Coming soon

 
EBENE
   
Approx. Date of Birth: Auly 2005
Declawed: No
Sex: Feale
Breed: Domestic Long Hair
Date of Post: 2006/04/25
   

April 21, 2006: Ebène was found wandering in the courtyard of an apartment building and was taken in on a temporary basis by a kind lady, who also had her vaccinated and spayed.  She is a pocket Venus, pretty, slender, small boned and brimming with affection.  As she is young, I expect she would adapt well to other cats, even though at present she is the only feline in the home.  She is in good health and has no flaws that might account for the fact that her owners abandoned her, so it is clear that they were among the countless uncaring louts with which Montreal is blessed and did not deserve this poppet.

 
SPARKS and JERSEY 
   
Approx. Date of Birth: October 2005 (Sparks), September 2005 (Jersey)
Declawed: No
Sex: Female (Sparks, tabby and white), Male (Jersey, grey and white)
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/04/25
   
April 21, 2006:  These two charming buddies found themselves at a municipal pound on their way to an uncertain fate at the SPCA when a kind soul rescued them.  They were so relieved at finding themselves at the vet's, in a comfortable cage with food and soft bedding, that they rewarded their rescuer by falling asleep, as is often the case with newly rescued animals.  Jersey was in good shape and only required the basics (parasite treatment, which we give as a matter of course, vaccinations and the removal of a modest set of testicles).  Sparks on the other hand had a nasty wound on the pads of one hind foot, as well as ingrown dewclaws, so her recovery is requiring a few extra days at the vet's.  Meanwhile, the boy is off in his foster home, no doubt finding outlets for his regained energy.  As these pictures show, these two creatures are very bonded and so we are aiming to have them be adopted together.  It is perhaps only their friendship that has allowed them to weather their recent rough patch, and it would be a shame to sever these ties.

 

 
Grand Galop
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 1998
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/04/14
   

October 6, 2005: Just look at the sweetness and serenity radiating from this boy. His rescuer describes him as “the most easy going creature I know”, which is all the more surprising when you hear of the neglect that has been his lot for much of his life. Luckily for GG, he developed a nasty abscess from a cut, which brought him to the attention of a neighbour, and now he has landed in clover with his new rescuer. His wound has healed, thanks to antibiotics, and he finally has security and regular meals. Described as a “warm, squishy, good-natured teddy bear of a cat”, GG gets along with cats and humans of all ages. He likes all the good things in life, like chasing a ball and having his belly rubbed, and does like to go outside, but never wanders far. He would make a very good cat for almost any kind of household. Born around 1998, GG is castrated and has all his claws.

Here is what his rescuer has to say about this fine boy:

"Grand Galop is truly a gentle giant who simply loves to be loved. Each morning, he will greet you with a few “good morning meows” as he rolls over signalling you to rub his very large and soft belly; purr, purr, purr. He is the only cat I have ever seen who simply decides that visitors to your home were clearly there to meet him, and so makes sure that he rushes over immediately to say hello, hello thank you for coming – rub, rub, purr, purr. He is great with kids, other cats, and basically anyone that will love him, but also has his quiet moments of sleep. An older cat, at about seven years, Grand Galop is a charmer who still chases a ball like a kitten. His most endearing feature, other than his affectionate temperament, are his slightly knock knees (in the back) that give him a sassy gait. A big bear.

Grand Galop is neutered, and needs to go outside for a little romp now and then. He never goes far, but takes great pleasure in his little excursions outside." (March 14, 2006)

 
Tobias
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2002
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Long Hair
Date of Post: 2006/04/14
   

Here is what his rescuer says about Tobias:

"Tobias is as near to perfect as one could imagine. He showed up in October, meowing at the window as if he had always lived here. But before the “cat found” posters were a week old, he disappeared for a mysterious ten days only to return skinny and depleted. He has since been nurtured back to health and proven himself to be the most amenable creature alive. He is affectionate and gentle, will sit on your lap and be beside you when you wake; is playful, especially with balls; is great with other cats; has the most beautiful slanted golden eyes, and loves to be brushed. Oddly, he is deathly afraid of the crinkle sound of plastic bags, and also of a toy mouse attached to a string. While the first fear remains a mystery, the latter has something to do with the fact that he ran into a wall while chasing the mouse, and remains convinced that somehow the mouse did this ‘hurt’ to him. Oh Tobias. Tobias is neutered (he came that way), and his age is likely around four. He would be great in any loving household. He has been inside since I took him in, and has adjusted well, although I suspect he might like some outdoor time come spring." (March 14, 2006)

 
Francis B
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2004
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2006/04/14
   

Here is what his rescuer says about Francis:

"Francis B. is all heart, and a little adventure. Indeed, Francis has the unique quality of possessing two hearts; the one inside his body, and the one that is marked in a splash of grey on his back; and he certainly lives up to his markings. Love, love, love, and lots of purring. Francis showed up at my door, and has simply never left; were it not for being overbooked, I would take him in a second. Even the vet who sees cats day-in and day-out, has fallen for Mr. Francis B. At the moment, Francis lives outside, in the deluxe accommodation of an insulated cat house, and is fed and watered twice a day. And while he gets lots of attention, it is clear from the way he tries to wriggle inside, that his real intention is to find a warm, loving home.

Francis would easily make the adjustment to a new home, but would probably always like to go outside for short periods; he is extremely street smart. He comes running at full gallop as soon as he is called. He’s a true gem. Francis is neutered, vaccinated, good with other cats, and is about two/three years old." (March 14, 2006)

 
Pandora
 
Approx. Date of Birth:
Declawed:
Sex:
Breed:
Date of Post: October 6, 2005
   
April 16, 2006:  Pandora's listing is being withdrawn because I have just discovered that her owner's contact information is no longer valid.  I have no idea when this woman moved, nor what has happened to the cat.  What I do know is that, once again, my help has been taken for granted and my web site has been allowed to feature a cat who is no longer up for adoption (and may, for all I know, no longer be alive).  This lack of consideration is what sometimes brings me close to pulling the plug on the whole venture.  It is Easter Sunday as I write this, and I should be filled with the spirit of forgiveness and tolerance, but I am, not to put too fine a point on it, mightily annoyed.   I give up most of my free time to answering people's emails and writing up decent descriptions of their cats.  This sometimes requires considerable feats of editorial imagination, as some owners are unable to come up with anything more original to say about their animal than that it's "friendly".   Then, once the animal is posted, I take on the job of screening applicants, promoting the cat, networking between the owner and potential adopters and setting up adoption appointments.  For this I ask very little.  Essentially, I expect owners to stay in touch and inform me of any changes in their cat's status.  Is this asking too much?  If it is, please feel free not  to list your cats with me.  I do not actually need more ways to erode what little time I have to walk my dogs, clean my house, read a good book, see my friends and earn a living.  I am not angling for sainthood and would cheerfully devote more time to myself and to the hedonistic pleasures of sitting around drinking coffee in the sunshine and going to the cinema more than once a season.  And my own pets would like to reconnect with the owner they used to know instead of the stressed out purveyor of food, water and litter that I have become.  I used to have the time to cuddle all my animals every day and see to their every physical and emotional need, and would welcome the chance to do so again without feeling the pressure of a thousand and one other demands on my time.  So please, if you do avail yourself of my help, live up to your end of the bargain.  It's the least you can do. 
October 6, 2005:
This stunning cat must absolutely be the only animal in her home. She was taken in by a kind-hearted woman who could no longer bear to see her wasting away in the alley, and has rewarded her rescuer by savagely attacking the four resident cats, gentle souls who cannot understand what has hit them. Fortunately, humans are high on her list of what makes life worthwhile, and her rescuer describes her as “une boule d’affection”, a bundle of love, with a particular affection for men. She sharpens her claws only on the scratching post, never on the furniture, and is happy to eat any food she is offered. In short, a stunner with a lot to give to someone who understands that she must be queen of all she surveys. Born around 1998, Pandora is spayed and has all her claws.

 

 
Mimi
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2004
Declawed: No
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2005/10/05
   

October 5, 2005: Small and slender, Mimi is probably one of the many examples of what is known as an “abandon du 1er juillet”, a pet left behind by its loving owners when they moved on July 1st (Montreal’s biggest moving date). She suffered the usual fate of getting pregnant, but was fortunate to meet a very nice human when she really needed help. This kind person took her in late one night and is happy to foster her while she recovers from her abortion (sorry, a harsh but necessary reality of rescue, which we practice provided gestation is not too far advanced) and until she finds a permanent home. Despite her past abandonment, and subsequent period of starvation, Mimi bears no grudges against people and is a lovely little sweetheart. Born in 2004, she is spayed and has all her claws.

 
BILLIE JEAN
   
Approx. Date of Birth: May 2005
Declawed: No
Sex: Male and Female
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post: 2005/06/24
   

April 17, 2006:  Billie Jean has grown up into a handsome creature.  Since her brother Bobby Joe was adopted so long ago, she does tend to go around with a pensive "So what am I, chopped liver?" look on her face, but she is a generally cheerful creature and is whiling away the time until her adoption by mingling energetically with the rest of the menagerie in her foster home.
June 24, 2005:
Born around May 1st 2005, this brother and sister are now orphans, as their feral mother had to be euthanized. Yes, this is the grim fate of many such cats, but I don’t want to start ranting on about the waste and sadness, as I have vented enough about that elsewhere on this web site. I would rather rave instead about the sweetness of the kittens she raised. Bobby Joe and Billie Jean may have been born on the wrong side of the track, but they are every bit as sweet as the cosseted offspring of champion purebreds, and have not acquired any of their mother’s (no doubt fully justified) distrust of humans. They did look a bit doubtful at one point when we gave them both a half bath (from the “waist” down) with a brisk shampoo and rinsing under a lukewarm tap. This was not to test their mettle, but to clean them up after they had managed to step into their own poop, which was rather soft owing to their recent change in diet. Their faces were a treat to behold, wearing the resigned look of a small kitten who is being held down and thoroughly washed by mum when he would rather be bouncing around with his siblings. Once toweled and kissed and put back into their cage, they began the intense purring brought on by physical well-being, a happy sound very familiar to those of you who have bottle reared kittens and had to attend several times daily to their voiding and washing. Clean and content, the BJ’s look forward to a happy and secure future. As they are still very young, they have not been sterilized, and they have all their claws.


 
Mischa
   
Approx. Date of Birth: 2001
Declawed: No
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Post:  
   

Here is what his owner tells us about Mischa: Mischa was found as a small abandoned kitten in a barn in the Eastern Townships. As a kitten he was extremely malnourished and sickly. The only remaining sign of his shaky start to life are his slightly crooked hind legs, which make him a little clumsy but do not hinder his ability to run and jump. Mischa is very friendly, gentle and affectionate but not overly demanding. Once he gets over his initial shyness, he loves to be cuddled and petted which will bring forth purrs of pure delight. Happiness for Mischa is a warm lap and lots of love. He is a wonderful, easy-going companion and would get along with other cats. He is only being given away because the owner has developed severe allergies. Born in 2001, Mischa is castrated and has all his claws.

 
 
 
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