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We’ve Adopted a Kitty!

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We had the BEST Valentine’s Day ever! We adopted a kitty!

We headed to Austin Pets Alive!, an amazing non-profit that’s really helped Austin achieve its no-kill status. Late Thursday evening we’d seen a little four-month-old kitten on their site and we HAD to go see him. We were at the shelter before they opened this morning!

Here’s his photo from the website that drew us to the shelter:

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As you can see, he reminded us a lot of our sweet Felix. It has been incredibly hard since we lost Felix but we knew there was no better way to honor his memory than to adopt another cat.

This little fellow had only been at Austin Pets Alive! for a few days; he’d come to the shelter from the city shelter in nearby Bastrop. He’s done a lot of traveling in his short life!

We just fell in love with him immediately! paris-lucky-webHe arrived at the shelter with a slight cold so he’s not yet been neutered; we’ll be taking in for neutering as soon as his cold symptoms are done. In the meantime, he’s home with us in his own little room with a low window, two cat beds, lots of toys, and an endless parade of eager brothers and sisters waiting outside his door! We can’t wait to figure out his name and to integrate this little fellow into our family!!

Tiki and Irie have been super curious; they greeted him as soon as we arrived:

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We were do glad to see that he was curious about them but not frightened. Later in the afternoon, we let the dogs come into his room, one at a time, for a little meet and greet. We’re happy to report that it went GREAT!

Watch for updates on our new family member in the coming days as well as tips on how to bring a new kitty into your dog home!

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Paris Permenter is an award-winning author of over 30 pet and travel books. Along with her husband, John Bigley, Paris is the founder and publisher of CatTipper and DogTipper.

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  • Karen Winslow

    TUXCEDO IT WOULD BE A PERFECT NAME FOR YOUR NEW KITTIE. SORRY I DONT SPELL WELL BUT I THINK U GET THE IDEA

    HERE IS SQUEEKY. SHE WAS FOUND OUTSIDE AFTER SOME TERRIBLE PERSON JUST LET HER GO WHEN THEY MOVED. SHES A HONEY. SORRY MY PIC IS NOT SMALL ENOUGH

    • http://www.dogtipper.com/ Paris & John

      It’s so funny because his shelter name was Tuxie for Tuxedo!! He’s our fourth tuxedo cat and they’ve all been such dolls!!

  • SGilbert

    I love his whiskers! They are so long beautiful. The whiskers were the first I saw. Very handsome kitty!

    • http://www.dogtipper.com/ Paris & John

      Doesn’t he have LONG whiskers??! He’s such a sweetie!

  • Shelley P

    You all look SO happy :) Congratulations! He is adorable!

    • http://www.dogtipper.com/ Paris & John

      Thank you!! We just love this little guy!!

  • http://americandogblog.wordpress.com/ Dawn Ross

    Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to see what you name him. BTW, I used to work for the Town Lake Animal Center in Austin. That was years and years ago when they were still a high kill shelter. Needless to say, by the time I quit working there I had six dogs and four cats. Even though I don’t live in Austin any more, I’m so glad to see they are striving to be a no-kill city.

    • http://www.dogtipper.com/ Paris & John

      How neat…I didn’t know that! We adopted three times when it was Town Lake Animal Center! Now it’s run by Austin Pets Alive (there’s a new city shelter east of town which was going to be our second stop yesterday!)

  • Theresa Spaid

    Congrats! Such a pretty baby.

  • http://www.cattleaussies.blogspot.com/ Bella Kronos Terra

    Congrats!