On Formerly Feral Friday, we present a brief history
of the fifteen felines at Artsy Catsy:
Rocky, CEO (Cat Executive Officer) was rescued in 1999 at one day old when he was orphaned in the woods after his stray mother and siblings passed over the Rainbow Bridge at the jaws of a raccoon. Recognizing his potential as a future mover and shaker, he was bottle fed and burped by the humans every three hours 24/7 for many weeks.
Callie (Catministrative Assistant) was rescued in 1990 as a 6-weeks-old feral kitten from a garage by brave members of the household wearing body armor, helmets and gloves.
Fracas (VP Sales & Promotion) was rescued in 2002 at 7 weeks old from the engine of a pickup truck at a yard sale. Never having human contact, he immediately began howling, mewling, talking, yowling, yakking, caterwauling, chirping and gargling, which he performs constantly to the present day.
Lucy (Spokesmodel) was rescued as a young wayward Ragdoll in 1992 when she was found walking the streets. Her twitchy little tail and beguiling aura of innocence seduced the entire human household into treating her as a princess on a pedestal.
Littermates Atlas & Somber (Corporate Bookends) and LittleGirl (Quality Control Manager) were rescued in 1995 at three weeks old from an abandoned house.
Bitsy (Director of Corporate Espionage) was rescued from the streets in 1996 as a kitten, and it was many months before she would allow human contact.
Ivan (Information Technology Director) was rescued in 2003 when he was one year old from an unhealthy pet store who was closed by city officials.
Oscar (Maintenance Manx) was rescued as a tiny kitten from a stack of firewood in the Artsy Catsy backyard, where he was born without a tail and abandoned.
BlackieBear (Security Manager) was rescued in 2004 as an adult during his illegal entry into the ArtsyCatsy household to steal kitty treats.
Casey (Corporate Controller) was adopted from a no-kill shelter in 2002.
Sibley (Student Intern) was rescued in 2006 at 7 weeks old from the raided house of a drug dealer.
FredBaby (VP Artsy Catsy Europe) and his Catministrative Assistant Holly Golightly were adopted from the Humane Shelter in 1997.