Last Updated: 5 May 2013
Meet Mary Jane! She was signed over the the hospitals care a few weeks ago as her owner could no longer look after her. She is a 9 year old spayed female. She does have diabetes, and requires injections twice daily. She is a great cat, loves to walk around the hospital and ask anyone who doesn't look 'busy' for scratches.
Post date: 12 Apr 2013
About three weeks ago, I saw a story about Vince on the CTPH facebook page. He looked very friendly, and I was surprised that he still hadn't been adopted; I'd seen him on your page a few times over the last few months. Around that time, I'd also realized that my cat Eddy needed a playmate. And, the next thing I know, I'm picking up Vince from the CTPH!
The first week was "touch and go" as I gradually introduced Vince and Eddy... Vince was as advertised: shy but friendly. He spent a lot of time hiding under the bed.It's now been two weeks and Vince and Eddy are getting along great. They chase each other around the house and create general mayhem :) Vince is an awesome cat! He's really affectionate, inquisitive and very energetic. He's an amazing leaper who keeps Eddy on his toes. Or in other words, he helps Eddy maintain a healthy weight. My thanks to CTPH for making all of this possible, especially to Dr. Pratt and Dr. Hauer!
All the best,
Todd, Eddy and Vince (aka Vinny or Vincent Price)
It had been a few years since my little fuzzy friend had passed on and it was becoming more apparent that life with fur is more fun than without. I was chatting with Dr. Stelfox and her husband one night about adopting an adult cat and did they know of any. Before long, a number of options came flying in but it was the conviction Dr. Stelfox had when she called me about Hunter that sold me on him. Having known my previous cat, she said "Hunter would be perfect for you, he's just like you, mischievous and lively. I know you want a female cat, but would you consider fostering Hunter for a while and see what you think?" I wasn't really sure how to take the mischievous part, but anyway, I agreed. A few minutes later, she called back to say one of the techs was absolutely enamoured by Hunter and wanted to see if her boyfriend would allow another cat in their house. It wasn't long after that, I was called again about Hunter. He had to be a fabulous man if all these women were falling for him!
The first night Hunter arrived; he instantly won the heart of my roommate, a veterinarian intern from Spain. It quickly became apparent the feeling was mutual. Hunter followed her wherever she went, sat with her to read books and slept in her bed. From that day forward, "Hunter" didn't seem to be the right name for a cat who would be living inside, so we renamed him "Carlos" after my roommate's boyfriend (who then became Grande Carlos). Carlos has been an absolute treasure to have around. He greets me most mornings with a friendly conversation and affectionate rubbing against my legs during breakfast-but only when I'm wearing dress pants, *sigh*. He stores energy during the day and comes to life every night at bedtime; zipping around the house at full speed wanting to play. The fur is as plentiful as the fun, which is just perfect! Thanks Dr. S for introducing us to "Carlos".