Connie Dreams of Having a Forever Home
Well, hello. Thanks for stopping by. As you can see in the photo, I am just waking up from my nap. But I am very pleased to meet you. Just give me a few moments to wake up and look you over. While I am easy to get along with, I need a little time to scope you out.
In the meantime, since I’m missing my beauty sleep anyway, I might as well tell you more about me. As you can see, I am a beautiful tabby with stunning markings on my short but lush coat. What you perhaps cannot see is my four, huge, double paws. Yes, I am proud of my big, beautiful feet. Whether you call me a “Hemingway cat” or a polydactyl, I think my mitten-like paws suit me perfectly. And, they help keep me balanced and nimble as I trot around my foster home.
My favorite spot to hang is on the screened-in porch where I
can watch my foster mom work on her computer, the dog snoozing on her bed, the
chipmunks climbing the walls outside, and my various feline playmates chasing
feather toys or catnapping in their condos.
I’m completely at ease with all of my current roommates: feline, canine and human. But, I must admit
that newcomers can send me running to hide, usually in one of the open cat
carriers that my foster has nicely lined with a comfy blanket. I find this to
be the perfect (safe) spot to be while I decide whether or not the newest
visitor can be trusted.
Of course when you come to visit me, remember that you will
be a newcomer in my eyes. I know once we
get to know each other, I will bond with you very deeply as that is my
nature. Let me give you a hint on how to
win me over on our first encounter: pet
me! I especially love a scratch behind
my ears. As you stroke me, you will notice that I start to knead with my front
paws. And as you continue to pet me, you
will see me spread my toes and stretch out my legs as I roll my head into your
hand, gratefully enjoying every moment of your attention. Ahhh.
That feels sooo good! I think we
can be friends now.
Another tip is to tempt me with some delicious treats! While it is true that I’m currently on a diet (I have already lost a pound or two!), a few tasty treats won’t hurt…and that just might be the thing we need to spark our lasting relationship.
At only nine years old, I am a healthy, happy kitty who knows what she wants and has tons of love to give. All I need in return is a cozy couch for my daily naps, a wholesome meal plan that includes an occasional goody, and someone who will pet me, brush me, feed me, care for me and love me each and every day.
So, are you game? Don’t worry if you don’t have any treats on hand—my foster mom has plenty. If you like what you’ve heard about me so far, then give PAWS a call. Ask for Connie. I am the one with big feet and a heart to match.
To learn more about Connie, or any of our other adoptable cats, kittens, or dogs, contact PAWS at (781) 246-6111 or PAWSwakefield@yahoo.com. You can also meet many of our available pets at our weekly adoption hours: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital or at the Danvers PetSmart every Thursday and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Last, but not least, we hold adoption hours at the PETCO in Woburn the first Saturday of every month from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Kitten Season is here and PAWS is having a KITTEN PARTY every Saturday at the VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital. We are currently taking in many pregnant mothers and abandoned kittens and we really need you to come adopt so we have room for more animals in our foster network. We also need foster homes, so if you are interested in fostering, please contact PAWs to get more information and an application. The need is great and you can help now by adopting, fostering, or donating (kitten supplies are much needed and so are the funds to purchase them).
PAWS is an all-volunteer animal welfare organization. Founded by the late Esther Nowell in 1982, PAWS responds to animal-related needs in many communities north of Boston. Our top service areas include Wakefield, Lynnfield, Reading, North Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester, and Malden. Our mission is to promote and protect the rights and well-being of all domestic animals and wildlife, and foster a greater understanding of animal welfare and animal rights through education. PAWS receives no local, state or federal funding. Our budget is completely funded by our membership dues, adoption services, annual fundraising efforts, and kind donations from friends and members.