Success stories - Adopt a cat
SUCCESS STORY: Parker (adopted 3 August 2017 - update 21 August 2017)
Remember Parker, the wee cat who came into care of the branch as a stray that had a broken leg & an injury to his front paw.
Parker was adopted on 3 August 2017 by Kate & her family and has now been in his “forever” home for nearly 3 weeks
Kate has sent us an update & some photos of Parker and what a difference and we think you’ll agree:
Hiya! Just wanted to give you a wee update on Parker since we adopted him. He was very nervous to start with and spent the first few days hiding in the bed. But since he's found his feet here a bit he's really coming out of his shell and is an absolute delight to have around.
He's got a lovely personality which we're now getting to see and he's eating everything in sight.
So glad we chose him - he's the perfect fit for our family!
SUCCESS STORY: Margaret & Ziggy (aka Tigger & Sylvester - adopted 29 July 2017 - updated 19 August 2017)
16 year old Margaret & 6 year old Ziggy were adopted by Jenni on 19 July 2017 and have now been in their “forever” home for nearly 4 weeks
Jenni has sent a wee update which we would love to share with you:
Hi Cats Protection! Just wanted to give you a wee update on how Sylvester and Tigger (now Ziggy and Margaret) are doing!
Both are settling in nicely (although they're still not the best of pals!). Margaret loves a cuddle and a good head scratch, whilst Ziggy would rather chase his toys or hide in cardboard boxes!
After only 4 weeks with us they already feel like part of our wee flat family and we couldn't imagine the place without them now!
Love Jenni x
SUCCESS STORY: Morko (adopted by Joanna 5 August 2017 - updated 19 August 2017)
Little Morko was adopted by Joanna and went to his "forever" home on Saturday 5 August 2017. Joanna has sent a wee update which we just have to share.
Hi, Just wanted to give you a wee update on Morko since adopting him. He's settling in well and seems to like his new home. The first couple of days we're spent hiding in a cupboard, but he's since relaxed in his new house. He enjoys sitting looking out the window and sitting on a lap getting petted. We love having him as part of our family and are so glad we chose him x
SUCCESS STORY: Cassie & Willow (adopted by Shannon on 11 June 2017 -updated 2 August 2017)
10 year old Cassie & 13 year old Willow were adopted by Shannon on 11 June 2017 and have now been in their “forever” home for nearly 2 months
Shannon has sent a wee update which we would like to share with you:
Hi, just wanted to let you know that Cassie and Willow are settling in well and making themselves comfortable! They love being brushed and tolerated having their nails cut.
They are doing wonderful. I laugh as my livingroom looks like I am hosting a cat party, with their blankets and toys all about, but whatever helps them. I have even managed to snuggle each of them.
Willow still is more timid than Cassie (Cassie is out now all day often lounging in the middle of the floor or following me around, while Willow enjoys sleeping under the couch coming out for a wander... they each have their own spots, and are not always stuck together like when I first got them).
They are both good eaters and enjoy digging in the litter box (I joke that they are trying to build sandcastles!).
Cassie likes red dots, straws, feathers, and even bugs! Willow enjoys watching Cassie more!
And they both love soft and fluffy blankets!
All the best! Shannon x
SUCCESS STORY: Mia (adopted by Alex 21 July 2017 - updated 31 July 2017)
Beautiful 18 year old Mia was adopted by Alex on 21 July 2017 and has now been in her “forever” home for nearly 2 weeks.
Alex has very kindly sent us a wee update which we would love to share:
Hi, just wanted to send a quick email giving you guys an update on how Mia is doing, I adopted her from you nearly 2 weeks ago.
She's settled in brilliantly and loves her new home. She gives brilliant cuddles and loves to play, especially with her favourite catnip mice and feather teasers, usually in the middle of the night. The rest of the time she's quite content to sleep on either of her two beds, but mostly in the cardboard box her toys came in!
She also really likes her food, and is having to go on a special raw diet to lose some weight so we'll see how she takes to that. Honestly she's such a fantastic wee (big) cat, and she loves having people fuss over her.
Older cats are fantastic and I really hope more people consider adopting them. She's got so much energy it's honestly like she's 10 years younger than she is!
I've attached some photos of her too, so you can see how she's doing.
All the best
SUCCESS STORY: Star (adopted February 2017 by Pamela & family – updated July 2017)
Star was born in our care in December 2016 and was adopted by Pamela in February 2017 when he was just over 8 weeks old.
Pamela has sent us an update which we would love to share with you:
We adopted Star in the middle of February. I was stunned to get a call on a cold February night asking me if I'd like a kitten as I (wrongly) thought kittens were only born in summer.
From the minute Star arrived he has been like a tornado! He's such a lovable wee character and so full of mischief. When we took him to the vet to get neutered the vet advised that he was going to be a "monster" we rolled our eyes as we already have a giant in Jasper not forgetting our beautiful petite lady Lola. All Branch cats of course.
Lola and Jasper love their wee brother although Lola being older sometimes has a wee nag at him.
Once again I'd like to thank Cats Protection Glasgow Branch for all you do.....and I'm hoping I can resist the urge to adopt another
SUCCESS STORY: Teddy (previously Sid adopted April 2017 - updated 11 July 2017)
Teddy (formerly Sid) was adopted by Felicity & family in April 2017 has now been in his “forever” home for just over 3 months. Felicity has given us an update which we would like to share:
We adopted 2 year old Teddy (formerly Sid) on 23rd April. Everyone at Cat Protection said he was such a big teddy bear, and when we met him we agreed!
We already have a bossy 10 year old tortie, and it definitely took her a while to accept him. We followed all the advice from Cat Protection, about keeping them separate and gradual introductions. This was hard slow work. But they now live together with only minor squabbles, and we hope in time they become best friends.
Teddy is adventurous, and loves to explore. When he returns home he likes to be well fed and to relax. Unless there's a box to attack or red dot to chase.
He's been a wonderful addition to our family, and are delighted we were given the chance to adopt him. Felicity x
SUCCESS STORY: Buzz (formerly Troy adopted February 2017 - updated 10 July 2017)
Handsome Buzz was adopted by Kerri & family in February 2017 has now been in his “forever” home for just over 4 months. Kerri has given us a wee update which we would like to share:
We adopted Buzz (formerly known as Troy!) back in February when he was 9 months old (pic on the left was the day we brought him home). He's a big lad now and his favourite pastime is hanging out by the sink and playing with the water! 😹
He's a great cat, so friendly and playful, we love sharing our home with him 💘
SUCCESS STORY: Shadow & Kuro (previously Carlo & Marco)
Kittens Shadow & Kuro were adopted by Lynsey & family on 20 June 2017 and have now been in their forever home for just over 2 weeks. Lynsey has very kindly sent us an update on the brothers which we would like to share with you:
Hi, I've attached images of Carlo & Marco, who are now Shadow & Kuro.
The boys are getting on great and they've settled right in! Shadow's favourite pastime is sunbathing on the window ledge and Kuro's a latest party trick is stealing rubbish from the bin to play with !!! The boys also enjoy thundering up and down the hall at 4am!
They both love a cuddle and purr loud enough to shake the house and they're even getting along with their new big sister, when they're not tormenting the life out of her.
Love Lynsey x
SUCCESS STORY – Darla (adopted by Graham & Lucy 11 June 2017 - update 1 July 2017)
Beautiful 13 year old Darla was adopted by Graham & Lucy on 11 June 2017 and has now been in her “forever” home for just over 3 weeks. Graham & Lucy have given us a wee update which we would like to share:
Hi there, now that we've had Darla for three weeks I thought I should drop you an email to let you know how she's getting on.
I think she's settled in nicely - as advertised she's very inquisitive so we've found her in some pretty odd places around the house. She's also prone to bursts of activity, so will happily chase a laser pointer around, but for a strictly limited period before she decides she's had enough and will return to snoozing on any available lap (after first arranging herself on said lap for about five minutes until she decides she's comfortable!).
Doesn't seem to have settled on her preferred sleeping location yet, but after her first night when she explored the house literally all night long she's settled into a pattern and just gets up in the morning (and politely requests breakfast) when the first one of us does.
So, on the whole, I think she's prepared to keep us, and we're certainly delighted to have her - thank you again for making it happen.
Graham & Lucy
SUCCESS STORY – Marley (adopted by Rachel 15 March 2017 –updated 26 June 2017)
Beautiful Marley was adopted by Rachel & family in March 2017 has now been in her “forever” home for 3 months. Rachel has given us a wee update which we would like to share:
Hi there! I just thought I'd get in touch as it's been 3 months now since my partner and I adopted Marley from yourselves. She has settled in sooooo well and we love her so much!
She loves curling up next to us and falling asleep, chasing her feathery toys around and eating dreamies.
We can't imagine our home without her, thank you so much for bringing her into our lives!
Love Rachel x
SUCCESS STORY: Tigger (adopted by Jenna March 2017 – updated 11 June 2017)
Handsome Tigger was adopted by Jenna & family in March 2017 has now been in her “forever” home for 3 months. Jenna has given us a wee update which we would like to share:
Hi there! I just wanted to let you all know how Tigger is getting on. We’ve had him for a few months now and he is doing just fab! He has gained weight and his diabetes is under control. His insulin has been reduced and he’s very happy in his retirement home at the grand old age of 15 and a half years.
He has adopted the double bed in our spare room as his and guests will have to go through him if they want to use it. Although he does like to fall asleep on our bed at night, sneaks back to his room and then join us again exactly 1 hour before breakfastJJ who needs an alarm clock eh?!
And he enjoys sunbathing in the garden too. He loves to snuggle on the couch and will insist on curling up on my lap. He is such a joy to have and we are so glad we adopted him. Here are a few pics of our handsome boyx
SUCCESS STORY: Bowser (Adopted by Lee & family October 2016 – updated 10 May 2017)
Little Bowser was adopted by Lee & family in October 2016 and has now been in his “forever” home for just over 6 months.
Lee has very kindly sent us an update on Bowser which we would like to share with you: Just thought I'd let you know how Bowser is getting on.
We've had him since October and he has really settled in and made himself at home. He is definitely not a lap cat and loves nothing more than exploring outside. He's full of fun and one of his favourite activities is chasing your toes at 5am.
He also gets on very well with our 19 year old cat and keeps a very close eye on him when he's in the garden.
We all love him and are delighted that he is happy too.
Love Lee x
SUCCESS STORY: Chi Chi (adopted 24 April 2017 by Gail & Ross - updated 29 April 2017)
Beautiful Chi Chi was adopted by Gail & Ross and went to her “forever” home on Monday 24 April 2017. They have very kindly sent us a wee update which we would love to share with you:
Just wanted to give you a quick update on how Chi Chi is getting on. Since we adopted her on Monday she has come on leaps and bounds.
She has found a quiet corner behind the couch to relax when she hears new noises she's not quite sure of yet.
She is already enjoying chasing the red dot around the floor and chasing a little ribbon. Snoozing on the couch in the evening is a particular favourite and she has been napping on my pillow (next to my head) at night.
Attached a few photos for you.
Love Gail & Ross x
SUCCESS STORY: Tina (adopted by Wendy & family 18 February 2017 – update 15 April 2017)
Beautiful Tina was adopted by Wendy & her family in February 2017 and Tina has sent us a wee text which we would love to share with you:
Hello - remember me - I'm Tina. Well just thought I'd give you all a wee update. I am settling in fine to my new home. I love eating chicken and playing with golf balls. I have even been outside a couple of times and they have put me on some green stuff which I hear is called grass. Being an indoor cat I am not used to this and the grass tickles my feet. I do however love to feel the wind blowing through my lovely coat. It is quite nice being outside in the safety of my back garden but I do love being back indoors lying in the sun.
I don’t like going to the vets but I put up with it as everyone comes in to look at me and say how beautiful I am. Well better go and start meowing for some chicken xx I will send you another update but just wanted to let you to know that I am doing well and happy in my new home xx
SUCCESS STORY: Daisy (adopted by Isobel March 2016 - updated April 2017
Beautiful Daisy was adopted by Isobel in March 2016 and has now been in her “forever” home for just over a year. Daisy had come into the branch through no fault of her own and was a shy, frightened girl that needed lots of love & patience to help her settle and trust us humans again.
Isobel has sent us this lovely update on how she is getting on:
Hi there, thought i would give you a wee update on Daisy now she's owned me a year!
As we thought she did take a bit of time to come round and trust me but after a couple of months she let me pet her head but only whilst i was sat down. She gradually got a bit more bold each day and just before Christmas she jumped up on the sofa beside me and head butted me. Since then she has come on from strength to strength and for all she is a quiet soul (rarely miaows but boy can she purr!)she is a cheeky wee minx at times!
I don't think she'll ever be a proper lap cat but if i am sat down she has to be leaning against me sometimes with her head on my knee and that'll do for me.
I'm so glad you allowed me to adopt her, she kept me sane when i was recovering from cancer, I'm now 1 year cancer free and she turned my flat into a home.
SUCCESS STORY: Smudge (adopted by Maggie & family 26 March 2017 - updated 14 April 2017)
Smudge was adopted by Maggie & her partner on 26 March 2017 and Maggie has kindly sent us an update which we would like to share with you::
Our story so far 😻 we adopted Smudge over two weeks ago and he is purrrfect! As you can see he's a big softie that loves a cuddle and will not stop purring ❤️ he's made our house a home and I'm over the moon at how quickly and well he has settled. Thank you to the fosterers who helped with the adoption process! Lots of love, Smudge 😻❤️
SUCCESS STORY: Cosmo & Sparky (adopted by Julie and family 3 April - updated 12 April 2017)
Cosmo & Sparky were adopted by Julie & family and went their “forever” home on 3 April 2017. Look at them now, it didn’t take them long to settle in and make themselves at home.
Here’s a wee update from Julie:
The boys are feeling chilled after nine whole days of being spoiled....woke up at 6 this morning with gentle face pawing and purring and now after food and play they're off to nap....much love Cats Protection for our sweet furry monsters x
Julie, they seem to be having the time of their lives and we are so happy that they have found their forever home x
SUCCESS STORY: Sushi (adopted February 2017 by Maureen & family –updated 27 March 2017)
Beautiful Sushi was adopted on 22 February 2017 by Maureen & family and Maureen has sent us the following update which we would like to share with you:
Just to let you know Sushi is settling in a bit better, she is a lovely cat and we love having her. She has definitely made herself at home. Thanks to Cat Protection for letting us adopt her. Maureen x.
Thank you so much for sharing with us Maureen, we know it took Sushi a wee while to get used to her new surrounds and we are so happy to hear that she is starting to settle in x
SUCCESS STORY: Elsa (adopted by Joyce 24 Feb 2017 - updated 19 March 2017)
Beautiful Elsa was adopted by Joyce on 24 February 2017 and has now been in her “forever” home for just over 3 weeks.
Joyce has sent us an update on Elsa which we would like to share with you:
Elsa has been with me for three weeks and is very much at home. She's a great wee character, very playful and affectionate, and loves watching television.
Thank you for update Joyce, it’s an absolute joy to see it didn’t take Elsa long to make herself at home & settle in with her family x
SUCCESS STORY: Molly & Minnie (previously Shadow & Ziggy -updated 12 March 2017)
Beautiful sisters Molly & Minnie were adopted by James and his family and went to their “forever” home on 24 February 2017.
James has let us know that it didn’t take the ladies long to settle in & make themselves at home and has very kindly forwarded a couple of photos of them chilling out.
James, thank you for sharing. It’s an absolute delight to see them so happy & settled x
SUCCESS STORY: Seamus & Alfie (adopted by Linda & family 6 Feb 2017 - updated 21 Feb 2017)
Remember our two handsome brothers Seamus & Alfie? They were adopted by Linda & her family on 6 February 2017 and have now been in their "forever" home for just over 2 weeks.
Linda has very kindly gave us an update on how they are getting on which we would like to share with you:
Firstly we would like to thank you for letting us adopt Seamus and Alfie.
The two boys have been a pleasure. Alfie is still a bit shy but same can't be said for Seamus he certainly loves his food lol. They have bonded well with our cat Abby and she's even beginning to enjoy their company.
We will update you with their progress when we can.
Thanks again Linda x
SUCCESS STORY: Bobby (adopted by Jane & family 30 Jan 2017 - update 19 Feb 2017)
Handsome Bobby was adopted by Jane & her family 3 weeks ago and Bobby has sent us a wee text which we would love to share with you:
Quick update for you! Hi, bobby here! Have settled into my new house extremely quickly, so much so I've even been outside after 3 weeks!! I was driving my owners nuts by meowing at the door. I've been up to my usual tricks and am very happy.
My owners love my bubble personality and love when I come through the door with my big loud meow announcing I'm here.
I hope you'll let the others at CP know I'm doing well and thank them for looking after me so well x
SUCCESS STORY: Maisie (adopted 27 Jan 2017 by Fiona - updated 12/02/17)
Beautiful Maisie was adopted by Fiona on 27 January 2017 and has now been in her “forever” home for just over two weeks. Fiona has very kindly sent us an update on Maisie which we would like to share with you:
This is Maisie, a 16 yo British SH I adopted from you 16 days ago! Fair to say she has settled in really well and I love her to bits! She spent the first 2 or 3 days under the scratching post in the corner scoping me and the place out but since then she has really come out her shell and struts around the place like she owns it!
She loves to look out the window (I am in a 3rd floor flat), chasing a ball and is starting to come and sit beside me purring loudly! She has an appetite like a horse! She loves to be brushed.
It's been an absolute pleasure to have been asked to give her a home, thank you for entrusting me with her, she is a beauty!
Fiona, thank you for such a wonderful update, it’s an absolute joy to hear that Maisie has settled so well in her “forever” home x
SUCCESS STORY: Alfie (adopted by Mrs & Mrs Clark 21 Jan 2017 – update 09/02/17)
Alfie was adopted by Mr & Mrs Clark on 21 January 2017 and has been in his “forever” home for nearly three weeks. They have very kindly sent us an update on Alfie which we would like to share with you:
Alfie was adopted by us in January and has now been part of our family for nearly 3 weeks. He very quickly made himself at home - apart from one incident where he got himself lost behind the washing machine (and really scared his mum and dad).
He has settled in well and is getting to know all the rooms and window ledges and comfy sleeping places. We fell in love with him straight away and he has brought so much joy and laughter to us already. Thank you Cats Protection for allowing this wee boy to come into our lives x
SUCCESS STORY: Ed (adopted by Katie & Family 4 January 2017 - update 21 Jan)
Handsome Ed was adopted by Katie & her family on January 4 and has now been in his “forever” home for nearly 3 weeks.
Katie has let us know that on Ed has settled in really well and has made himself very much at home.
Thank you for the update Katie, it really is appreciated and it’s an absolute joy to see Ed so chilled out & settled in his “forever” home x
SUCCESS STORY: Hamish & Dougal (adopted by Amanda & family June 2016 - update 19/01/17)
Remember Hamish and Dougal? They were adopted by Amanda & her family in June 2016 and Amanda has very kindly sent us an update on how they are getting on which we would like to share with you:
We've had the boys since June 2016 and they have settled in with no issues whatsoever. Both boys are cheeky little chaps who love talking away (not shy about making themselves heard) and snuggling up on our laps or cuddling with each other.
They love getting outside and both are keen hunters who love bringing us little 'gifts' most days (they even put a little dead vole in my slipper last month!!!! 🙀 😷) but we love our boys and can't remember the house without them - best thing we did.
Glad they finally have their forever home 🙀