Friday, February 23, 2007

Formerly Feral Fifteen Friday

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.


Daisy said...

Wow, I am not sure I realized that all of the 15 Artsy Catsy kitties were rescues. That is so great. What an amazing group you all are! Rocky's rescue is especially amazing. Thanks for sharing a little of your history.

LZ said...

Wow, you guys have had quite the history! You sure have the life these days.


Artsy Catsy said...

Yeah, we love livin' the good life now, Kaze! Our beans tell us we are their inspurration for Artsy Catsy. So we don't mind all the work - we get paid in nip, toys, cuddles, homemade food ... pretty much anything we want! And lucky Fred & Holly get to live in Italy!!


The Fluffy Tribe said...

We wanted to fank you furry much for the wonerful bookstraps for Moms birthday. They are furry beauitoiful and we haf them hidden. And we were able to helps out MuSHu so they are double special ~Merlin, shadow, Ko Ko

Karen Jo said...

Thanks for all the information on how the cats joined the household. You are all very lucky cats. I love the description of Fracas.

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

mi mom an i are verree impressed wid all da rescyooin dat yer hyoomanz did! deez are hartfelt storiez.
mi sistah wuz rescyooed frum on top uv a roof in provincetown on cape cod, massachoosettz
mi brudder mickey wuz adopted frum da north shore animal league in noo york.
mi noo brudder matsui an i were rescyooed frum da parkin lot ware mi dad yoosed to park hiz car.
life iz good.

Lilly Lu, Iris and Maxwell Mufsa Millon said...

wow we glad you told your story

mu shue was a ruue of the strees

Lilly Lu was adopted from a shelter were she was about to use up her last of her 9 lives and mamma took her home

Iris- was adopted from a no kill sheter were she was given up due to allagres since the breeder would not refund the money for her they wanted to give her to a no kill shelter were she find a forever home loved

Angle Kayla Voilet Shy- before she lived at mama she came from a cat collocters house of 26 cats. They were resuced by them MSPCA, then sent to live at a no kill shelter, Kayla was in foster care due to they thought she had kittens that she played mom to it was found no way she could be the mother she had been spade aready but she took care of them like they were her own adopted once with another calico did not work out came to live with mama were she passed on March 15 2002, from FIP

Rascal said...

That's a very impressive list there. Very nice that these Cats were given the opportunity to make something of themselves. We've all got it in us, if only the Humans would give us the chance.

Anonymous said...

You know there are rumors that a possom got Gemini's family as we found no other cats in that area but it's hard to say. What amazing tales you all have.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Wow, you all had difficult early lives. It's great that you found such a wonderful Forever Home. My mom wishes she could adopt some cats that need Forever Homes, but sadly my dad is allergic to cats (but fortunately not to Sphynx) and Sphynx hardly ever end up as rescues.

Thank you for sharing a bit of your histories with us!

Aloysius said...

Your rescue stories are very inspirational. You are all so lucky to have such devoted humans. They remind me of my female human's sister, who lives in the country and is always rescuing stray cats. I posted a few of their pictures on my blog last November.

Catzee said...

I like this post 'cuz I lived in a shelter fur several months cuz' no one wanted to adopt me until Mom came and tooked me home.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Wow, excellent post. I'm glad all of you are in a good home now and taking such good care of your humans.

Tara said...

I loved learning about all of you! Its great you are all rescues, and now having a great life!


Lilly Lu, Iris and Maxwell Mufsa Millon said...

Hi guys there sunday meme going around and you got to pass it on to 4 freinds So come to my blog and coapy and past it. Rocky can answer since he King and CEO

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Yer hyoomans were bizzy reskyooing all uv yoo. Rocky wuz partikyoolerly lucky. Owr Beans sed they had a befurrus cat called Tiddler who looked just like Rocky. We haf told owr mum to scan his pichur so Rocky can see it.

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer rocky,
i hav tagged u fer a sunday meme. i unnerstand dat u ar a verree busy cat ... but da kweschunz are on mi blog!

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