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Liberty Humane Society, Jersey City, NJ

My Feline Office Mate Is a Star!

Sam is a natural in front of the camera!

Sam, one of my Tuesday feline office mates, is famous. My feline companion is Mr. July! Yes! He’s a calendar kitty for the Liberty Humane Society located in Jersey City, NJ (http://www.libertyhumane.org).

You see, Sam is a rescue kitty. Found in an old beer crate on a cold winter day, Sam (short for Sam Adams) was rescued by folks from the Liberty Humane Society then adopted by the therapist with whom I work on Tuesdays. He came to live at Judy’s in March. He’s been growing and maturing since he arrived.

Clearly, Sam is part Maine Coon. His luxuriant tail and signs of a classic “ruff” around his neck pretty much give away at least a bit of his parentage. And his big feet! And his large size, even though he isn’t fully grown yet.

Week after week I arrive to work and Sam’s friendly face greets me when I walk inside the front door. He pads over on his pink-bottomed paws and gives me a head swipe along my leg. Yes, I realize he’s “marking” me, but I don’t mind since it means he likes me. When I return home to my two inquisitive Siamese on Tuesdays they invariably make a beeline for my legs and sniff really big sniffs, taking in the essence of Sam. And when they finish sniffing, they look up at me, make eye contact then turn and walk away. Clearly, at least to them, I have been communing with an enemy.

Wouldn't you want to take him home?

So many kitties are not rescued. Sam was one of the lucky ones. If you’d like to help Sam and other cats (and dogs) like him, please consider purchasing a “Liberty Tails 2011” calendar from the Liberty Humane Society of Jersey City, NJ or making a donation in Sam’s name.  100% of the proceeds from the calendar will go directly to the welfare of the animals at the Society. Here’s the link if you’d like to order the calendar! http://libertyhumane.org/liberty_tails.php

P.S. This is from my heart, not a paid plug.

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Meet Orange Kitty and Sam

Two Cats Who Make My Tuesdays

Since September, when I first started working part-time for a local therapist in her home office, the family dog passed away, the orange fluffy cat disappeared, and the  elderly black cat passed away (last week while I was there).  It’s been rough.

Sam is still a youngster too at less than a year old.

On the plus side, Sam, the Maine Coon kitten, came to live at the house in March. He’s a well-behaved fellow with a charming face. He visits me occasionally as I work. Still, my boss thought it was too quiet with just one cat.

Enter the newest addition to her house: Orange Kitty, or OK for short. When I arrived for work this morning, OK greeted me in my office space. She’s a lively rescue kitten with a winning personality and pretty face. She bounces around, plays with anything that looks interesting, and jumps in and out of handy boxes, suitcases and the like. OK creates noise and fun wherever she appears.

She batted my earrings. She batted my camera strap. She batted anything that moved.

Sam doesn’t like OK. Not a bit. This formerly well-behaved fellow pounced on her and made her scream. I was shocked. He grabbed her by the neck and chomped down. I batted him away. OK just kept going back for more though. She’s scrappy.

After Sam had had enough and my boss let him out the door, OK started to bounce around my desk. She hopped on my lap. She ran across the computer keyboard, but didn’t even weigh enough to “type” a letter as she ran by. She was fascinated with the cursor on the computer screen. When she wore herself out, she plopped down on a folded bag and went to sleep.

All tuckered out.

I’m going to love having OK for company. And Sam better learn to tolerate her or he’ll have to answer to me, at least on Tuesdays.

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