Thank you for the postcard 😊
Stag has been the perfect addition to our family 💖 He’s been renamed Freddie by our 2.5-year old, Simon.
Freddie is very social, and enjoys being in our company! Simon and Freddie play “doctor”, drive/chase toy cars, and read books together in Simon’s fort. Freddie loves to curl up in bed with my husband and I, as well.
Freddie LOVES food! We learned very quickly not to leave a loaf of bread out on the counter haha 😂
Freddie fits right in with our family, and we feel incredibly lucky to have him as our first pet ⭐️
Thank you, HBSPCA !
Thank you for the postcard. Pepper is doing fantastic. She has adapted really well. We have attached a Christmas photo of her.
Thank you and Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.
The Pyke Family
Thank you for the card you sent. Ned and Red are doing great! It took them no time at all to settle in and figure out they were home. I’m pleased they decided to let me stay.
Red is a “macho dude”. He only gives and accepts affection when it suits him. Ned on the other hand is always ready to give and receive affection. He’s a big baby! The only way I can tell them apart is if I can see the entire length of their tails because Red has a tiny tip of white at the end of his.
Of course we all know that dogs have owners and cats have staff. Ned and Red have me very well trained in this regard. They are wonderful cats and they keep me entertained constantly.
He’s doing really well and has definitely come out of his shell. He was nervous being outside but now he’s running around like crazy and loves chasing his toy that we tied to the end of a broom!
He is snuggly and super smart. He’s already mastered sit, which he does before everything (going outside, getting his meals, etc.). And potty training has been great – he hasn’t had any accidents overnight, and only two in the house so far. He’ll see the vet this week for his rabies shot.
We all love him and are working hard to socialize and train him so he grows up to be a happy, confident guy! Thanks again for trusting us to care for him.
The Bearss Family
Now known as “Maple” (easier to spell!) – he has settled in like he has lived here his whole life!
An active, curious and affectionate guy, he keeps us entertained with his antics and athletics!
Couldn’t imagine our lives without him.
Thank you so much!
– Chris, Hilary, Ian, Colin and Maple.
I received your post card in the mail, and I appreciate it! So this email is updating you on how Blue is settling in with us.
Blue has really found her place in our home, she’s really taken to us and our other cat, Demon.
She’s completely comfortable with us now, and she’s a huge suck! She has some cat-titude, and it’s great, she’s really fun to have around.
Our other cat Demon has become more playful than ever since she’s arrived, and they play often!
I’ve attached some photos of Blue below, thanks for letting me update you!
Thank you for the post card. Just wanted to let you know that the birdies are fine and are used to their cage. By the way, I have renamed them Pete and Tillie.
They are very active – always on the move. I think that they are happy in their new home because they are continually chirping.
I have attached a couple of photos of them. It’s very hard to take a good photo since they are usually jumping from one perch to another.
Have a great day and stay safe.
Peace and joy,
I hope you’re doing well! I just wanted to send you an update to let you know that Mashed Potato is settling in very well to his new home! I’ve re-named him as Gary, but I’m keeping Mashed Potato as a nickname because it sounds so adorable. He’s definitely a very friendly and adventurous little guy, and he’s already getting to know our other two cats. His neck seems to be healing well, and aside from a bit of scratching around the area, he doesn’t appear irritated at all. I have made a vet appointment for him to get his FVRCP and rabies vaccines in mid-September, so all is well on that end too!
I adopted Syd just over a week ago, and Jiji (formerly known as Buddy The Elf)- almost 4 years ago!
So far it’s been a strange time for them adjusting, but with patience and a Feliway, I think amazing progress has been made. Syd is quite the character, playful, and follows me like a shadow! Jiji has been a tad jealous and isn’t as affectionate with me, which I know he’ll come around in time.
It has been over a month since I last wrote. It is hard to believe that Cello gets even cuter every day and is such a huge part of our family. She is crazy smart too. She can actually see me grab a book to read and runs from under my desk to beg to sit on my lap. She knows the routine and I don’t even have to look at her….and honestly I miss some days and randomly do it at different parts of the days. She won’t completely lay on my lap until I put on my glasses. Way too smart of a dog.
Vet visit was fine. We got a 6-month supply of heartworm and anti-flea treats so she is fine. She’s only had the 2 episodes of being tired/withdrawn so it seems only related to very long walks and the vet isn’t worried.
I’ve attached a few recent photos. We’ve tried some interaction with other dogs in the park and she is great with them, which is awesome. We just celebrated Cello’s 5th birthday yesterday and got some birthday treats from the store
Rita (now “Annie”) is doing great!!! She’s having a blast exploring the house… I think today was the first time she’s slept since Wednesday lol. It took her no time at all to come out of her shell, I think it helps going to a home where she sees there’s already other bunnies. Thanks for rescuing her.
This is Circe. I’ve just received in the mail your thank you postcard note! Thank you, it was so lovely!
We’ve renamed Jamie to Max, and we couldn’t be happier to have him part of our family. He is so loved! So much so that everyone has his photo as their cellphone wallpaper!
He got comfortable with us very quickly and I believe it was due to all the planning I did, and all the things you’ve recommended. I believe the Feliway helped a lot.
Thank you so much for making this process go so smoothly!
Back in May I adopted three cats from HBSPCA through the barn buddy program. I just thought I’d send in a little update!
First is ‘Daddy Topps’ an orange male who had a couple name changes but we have settled on ‘Oliver’. Second is ‘Sara’, a female orange tabby who is now ‘Penny’. And third is ‘Rooter’ a solid black male who is now known as ‘Loki’.
I’d just like to say that these three are absolutely amazing and thriving in their farm life! While Oliver is still skeptical of humans, he has made a lot of progress and I know in the future he will be enjoying cuddles and pets like Penny and Loki do. Each have their own unique personality, and as a trio they are truly entertaining to have around the property!
Thank you for all that you do, and for giving barn cats a chance to find their perfect homes!
Harley is such a lovely cat. She has brought much happiness to myself. I think we both needed each other
Thought I would let you know how Pepsi is doing. He adjusted into the apartment very well. And we had just started to introduce him to our dog who absolutely loves him. Pepsi loves his cuddles, his kisses and loves all the attention he gets.
He just a spoiled baby over here!
I adopted Dodger a week ago Tuesday. Just a quick update. He has come a long way. The day before yesterday he let me pet him on the floor. And yesterday he actually let me pick him up.
We cuddled and he purred. He now rubs up against my legs when I’m doing dishes. So he is still jumpy at times if I love too quick. But I just adore him. Thank you for your help.
Just wanted you to know Ivy is settling in just fine. As we suspected she just has some high lab energy to be burned through appropriate activities. She loves walking laps at the park.
She also has a small measure of separation anxiety which I believe will be muted once she gets used to us coming and going on a regular schedule. That being said, I think she may be part rabbit or kangaroo. When my daughter left after a visit yesterday, Ivy actually jumped from the floor to the top of my work desk to get to the front window to watch her leave. No worries, she was careful not to knock over the laptop, second monitor or work papers. I may have to re-arrange the furniture so that she has a safer vantage point to monitor people coming and going through the front window. 🤣
Anyway, I have to get back to work. Just thought you would appreciate the update and the attached picture of her chilling.
I just wanted to update you that “Rip” has been officially named “rocky” !
Thanks for all your help! My daughter is in love with him !
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