cats

Extra Sweet Kitty Needs Your Help

Wubbzy needs your help. He showed up in a neighborhood that felt sorry for him and everyone was feeding him, then one day Wubbzy showed up with his chin hanging and couldn't eat. The community was unable to find the owner and unable to afford to take him to the vet so he was brought to me and I could not say no.

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Two Kittens are Not Twice as Much Fun

Kittens, we have so many great kittens!

And what is more fun than a kitten? Two kittens! You might think that two kittens would be twice as much fun, but that is not true at all. Two kittens are a full order of magnitude more fun, yes, 10 times as much fun as one kitten. They play together, sleep together, keep each other company while you are away, and keep you entertained when you are home.

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Sometimes Opposites Attract

Jennifer and Tuvak might seem like an odd couple, but here at Thundering Paws they are the best of friends.

Tuval and Jennifer
Tuvak and Jennifer sitting by the screen door, side by side

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Billy and Vincent need Special Homes

Billy is a handsome, robust, brown tabby, and one of the friendliest cats at Thundering Paws.

Billy
Billy

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Marilyn Lost and Found, Part 2

Blog author: 
Scott

(Click here to read "Marilyn Lost and Found, Part 1.")

As I said earlier, Marilyn went missing on Sunday, January 11.

Marilyn
Marilyn

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Marilyn Lost and Found, Part 1

Blog author: 
Scott

Marilyn got out and ran away, the afternoon of Sunday January 11th, after I inadvertently left a door open. She was gone for more than a week.

Marilyn
Marilyn

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Boat Kitten Update

All of the "boat cats" have now been adopted!

In August 2006, workers at a boat dealership in Austin discovered a litter of seven tiny tabbies, aboard a boat that had been delivered from Houston. We imagine the mother cat was away hunting, or was startled, when the boat was hauled away. One of our volunteers brought them to Thundering Paws, and most of the kittens were in foster care before being adopted.

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Hanging Around the Sanctuary

The days are quiet for most of the kitties here at Thundering Paws. Occasionally someone needs to go out for a checkup or other medical attention, and on weekends there are a few candidates for adoption who go out to Petsmart.

But for the most part, they hang around, lounging on the cat trees, and wait for someone to come over and choose them for a new home. Would you like to come over and meet them?

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Big Tail, Little Tail, Curly Tail

Our newest kitties available for adoption: three kittens, about four months old, each with a different tail. There was obviously some Manx in the mix for this litter, plus a little bit of Siamese. These kittens all came from a family of abandoned cats southwest of Austin. They are spayed and neutered, have their first set of shots, and are ready for new homes.

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Chatoyancy: Shining like a cat eye

Cats do not see the world the same way that you and I do. Their vision is adapted to night hunting, so they have a much better ability to see in dim light than we do. They are also adapted to detect even the slightest motion, in order to spot prey.

A cat's eye has a reflective layer behind the retina, not present in human eyes, that bounces light back. You've probably seen a cat's eye shining in dim light, a result of this reflection.

Categories:

Comments are disabled.

Syndicate content