Every now and then, we receive warm regards and updates from families that have adopted CCR foster kitties. Nothing is more heartwarming and inspiring than these successful adoption stories. We want to share with you the stories of our former foster babies, and invite you who have adopted from us to share your "Happy Tail" story as well! Email us with your story and a couple pictures, or post it on our Facebook page. You are also welcomed to review us on Yelp and help more people learn about our work. We sincerely appreciate your comment and suggestion!
Little Tazia's adventure across the Continent all the way from Texas to Oregon is probably one of the most captivating and dramatic of our rescue stories. You can read about the full story here, but just to give you a snippet:
"The story began with an unusual e-mail from a man in Texas, who came across a kitten after spotting a tiny head poking out of a Dumpster drain hole. Upon further investigation – when he saw it wriggle and squirm – he decided to climb into the Dumpster and extricate the pint-sized creature with soap and oil. Since he was planning to visit relatives in Oregon for Easter, he did an Internet search for Oregon cat rescues and came across Cat’s Cradle.
He sent the group an email with the kitten’s picture and the story of how he found her. Since there were no rescues near him in Mission, Texas, and he was planning to come to Oregon anyway, could Cat’s Cradle take the kitten? Though skeptical about the truth of the email, Cat's Cradle agreed to take the poor kitten. But sure enough, the man kept his word and brought the kitten to the group on Easter Day. The little fighter was named Tazia, an Italian name meaning “one who will be reborn", and welcomed into foster home. Her savior never asked for any money and declined an offer by Cat’s Cradle to raise funds in order to repay him. He even asked if he could donate money for her care.
Tazia adapted amazingly well in her foster home and quickly became friends with all the other kitties. A few weeks later, Tazia and her dear foster mate Catt Damon found home together with Angela and Kyle, a newly wed couple and great kitty parents. Tazia and Damon's story continues, as you can see on Angela and Kyle's personal Facebook page, full of love and cuteness. A true Happily Furrever After story!
Cali soon had her dental surgery - 13 teeth were pulled and the vet said "the inside of her mouth looked like hamburger". The $580 expenses of the surgery was 100% covered by donations raised in merely 3 weeks. Cali recovered very well after the surgery. This loving and outgoing cat found her forever home and now lives a very happy life!
“Just a note to thank you for selecting us to be Angel Baby's family. It seems incredible when we realize that she has only been with us for a few days. Angel (now Tiramisu or Tira for short) has adapted wonderfully to our family. She moved along from not wanting contact with anybody to having the run of the apartment in less than a day.
Her brother Marco, who despite being the same age, is three times larger, loves her and is a very good brother and mentor. He gives her space when she wants space, plays non stop when she wants to play and sleeps with her when she wants to sleep. Tira is enamored with Marco, follows him everywhere and invites him to play in a ladylike flirting way quite often.
She is still a little shy when approached by people, but after her initial instinctive response to retreat, comes readily and happily to our side. As you said, she loves to sit and sleep on laps and her favorite sleeping place is under Rey's robe when he lays on the sofa. With the incredible progress that she made in just five days we are sure that her shyness will completely disappear soon.
Again, thank you for selecting us. Angel Baby truly completes our family!”
"Hi Mama Julie, It’s me Buffers! My Mommy and Daddy call me Lucy (but I’ll always be Buffers to you) It’s my 1st Birthday!! Can you believe it? I wanted to let you know how great I’m doing and show you how big and strong I’ve grown. I just love to run and play games. One of my favorite games is peek-a-boo with Daddy, I sit on the chairs and reach my arm out through the banister and bat him on the head. I make them laugh a lot, they think I’m the funniest Comedienne ever! Most of all I love to snuggle up for power cat-naps. I’m a very good girl and hardly ever forget the rules, except I like to get the little “cutie oranges” from the basket on the counter (I’m not allowed on the counter), but I can’t help it, they make the best soccer balls! In fact I can turn ANYTHING into a toy – or a game, like making the bed, doing laundry, sweeping the floor. Who knew chores could be so much fun! I was so happy to receive your Christmas card and to know that you are saving so many of my sisters and brothers through Cat's Cradle Rescue. You are THE Best foster Mom! Love Always, Buffers (a.k.a. Lucy)
Julie, Kevin and I could not be happier with Lucy, she was meant for us. She is SO funny, and sweet, she fills our home with love and laughter. What else could we ask for? Thank you again for all you do to save these wonderful little babies. Bless You.
Kevin & Dana"
"Just wanted to send you a picture of Marble settled in to her new home. She is doing so great and we all love her so much. She is so funny, playful, healthy and loving. She is doing awesome, she loves to play with the other cats and is really friendly with other people too. Thanks Again!"
This kitten went from being found in a garbage bag at the bus stop to CCR. It’s another successful adoption update from an adopter.
"Hi – I thought I’d just send a note and a few pics for you. Devie (Jitterbug) is doing wonderfully! She is such a little love who plays hard then sleeps hard. She and I took off and went to the beach house last weekend. She was a great traveler overall and seemed to easily adapt to the house and liked watching the seagulls fly around and make noise.
She’s growing like a weed but still lean. She eats really well and is drinking water out of several places I have throughout the house now. We’ve been able to still find her favorite toy each day – even when I bought new ones, her favorite is still the pink one. J (I hope we never lose it!) She likes to be close to me and at the big house at the beach when she didn’t know where I was she would cry out loudly until I answered her and she came running up. She is a cutie pie and I just love her dearly. She and I are a perfect fit. Thanks again and hope you are well. Enjoy the pictures. Suzanne PS – I don’t remember the last time I sent you an email, but when we went to the vets for her shots, EVERYONE including all the vets themselves were commenting on how cute she was and wanting to hold her. She makes friends easily!"
Harlow is quite a unique kitty, well loved by humans but hard to get along with other cats. For this reason, she stayed in our foster care for months, until she found the one right home for her:"As you can see monkey cat makes full use of our house, climbing screen doors (made of bronze screening, virtually indestructible) but carefully supervised. she also has the run upstairs (and down at extraordinary speed) all 15 steps, she jumps at times in one giant leap... we have toys aplenty, including a thin bamboo rod at the end of which is a feather cluster, which she pursues relentlessly. she is a monkey cat, tumbling and rolling and jumping and racing, and finally exhausted taking a well deserved nap - next to me, i am exhausted as well.
Thank you again for your help bringing this cat into our home and making her part of our family."
I feel that Sunny is the luckiest kitten in 2013. We had a beautiful black kitty named Toddie who we had to put down for medical reasons just after my daughter turned 2 years old. Every since then, she has been talking to me about how much she loves "Sunny". I would ask her, "who is Sunny Sasha??" and she would respond, "my new beautiful kitty!". Well, 4 year have gone by with a lot of changes in our lives, a divorce as her mom, dealing with breast cancer, and then later that same year, our house burning down. A little over a year later we were fortunate enough to have our house rebuilt and the gift of moving back in 2 days before thanksgiving 2012. We went to see Santa and to my surprise my daughter Sasha told Santa " I have waited long enough, please bring me my Sunny" Santa responded, who is Sunny?? Sasha stated " you know, my new kitty- I don't care if it is a boy or a girl or what it looks like, I promise I will love and take care of my Sunny kitty". This brought tears to my eyes, and what a perfect time to get our new kitten in our new brand new home.
”We wanted to report in and to THANK YOU for matching us up with Valeri. I'm guessing that Nina has already filled you in on the details, but we wanted to thank you ourselves and to say how sweet and adaptable he is, and what a perfect fit if feels he will be to our household. You have a knack or gift for matchmaking.By last evening, they were both on the bed hanging out. We separated them for the night to give Valeri his own space and time to acclimate and by this morning he couldn't wait to be a part of things again. He jumped up on the bed and this time graced us with purrs!
While there has been a little hissing on V's part, Fergus, although totally excited and a little impatient to get the playing party started, has been a perfect gentleman. They were inches apart this morning on the bed, all curled up. Fergus tentatively reached out with his paw and gently laid it on Valeri who allowed it to stay there. We do see being cuddle buddies in their future.
I also wanted to commend Nina. She is amazing, both with the animals and the human element. She went above and beyond, bringing him to us for a playdate and being such an interactive communicator. We appreciate her and the way she fostered Valeri, she's a gem. So thank you both!“
"We had a great Homecoming for Lady when we got home on Saturday. Within the first two hours of being here she ate, drank water and went to the bathroom! It was a great first evening for everyone and we were so happy that she seemed so comfortable here with us.
Zachary is absolutely in love with her and wants to be around her ALL the time and always wants to know what she's doing, but we are insisting that he give her some space, HeHeHe, but even now she goes into his room looking for him and they play great together! :-)
Do not feel bad about our quick parting on Saturday, I felt bad about it too, but I feel that there was a great connection between the three of us and her on Saturday and that chemistry is continuing now that we are home.
I love to read, and since I am a Stay at Home Mom I get to read often, and when I do Lady curls up with me on my lap and she purrs herself to sleep and we relax together. She takes GREAT naps on the top level of her Kitty Tower and just runs up there whenever she needs a break. She slept great the first night with us and even better the second night. We leave the bedroom door to our room open and during the night she leaves our room and goes to the bathroom and eats and drinks and roams comfortably throughout our house and rarely gets into anything.
We are excited that Lady has adjusted so well and we are happy that we found her! She seems very relaxed and happy here and we are thrilled to have her! Thank you again for everything and for letting us bring her home! I will keep you posted and send you pictures soon."