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9 Signs your cat actually loves you…

The I Heart Cat Website have compiled a list of the 9 signs your cat loves you… How many signs does your cat show?

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1. Your cat brings you their “presents”

Not for the faint of heart, when your cat brings you their kill it is actually meant as a present… even though it’s a present you won’t want to touch with your bare hands. Cats are natural hunters, so when they bring you these gifts they are trying to show you what they can “offer” you. Think of it as a love token, even if the sight of a dead bird/rodent makes you squeal.

2. Your kitty will flash you their tummy

Like most animals, cats do not show their stomachs to just anyone. If your cat rolls over on its back to give you a flash of that fuzzy belly, this is an indication that they feel comfortable around you. And not only this, but they feel loved and protected by you, rendering themselves defenseless while on their backs. Cats are prideful animals, so if they do this for you they have no concerns letting their guard down when in your presence.

3. Your cat has a thing for head butting you

Although you would never think of this as a friendly gesture with a human, to receive a head butt (head bunt) from a cat is a pretty big deal. When your cat shares this special privilege with you, they are actually depositing facial pheromones on to you. These serve to represent their feelings, and their “possession” towards you, as if they are leaving traces of their scent to claim you with.

4. Love bites… but hopefully not too hard!

When your cat nibbles on you playfully, this is one of their ways of showing their affections towards you. It’s much different than a bite that could cause bodily harm, and tickles more than anything.

5. Following/Lingering around wherever you are

Cats often linger around their owners when they are fond of them, so if that furry feline is rubbing around your legs—or even accidentally tripping you as you walk—know that they are only doing this because they want to be close to you. Even though your cat may pretend to be aloof when you are around, he’s bluffing if he always seems to be nearby

6. Kneading (and needing) their master

If your cat kneads you like pizza dough, this is really their way of showing you the love they developed as babies when nursing from their mothers. Usually when your cat stays by your side while catching some Z’s, they are known to drift themselves into a heavenly state while kneading away at parts of your body

7. Twitching the tips of their tail

A cat’s tail is like a mood sensor, with each movement depicting their feelings. If your cat holds their tail up casually, flipping the tip when they’re around you, they think you’re the “cat’s meow”.

8. The power of the purr

Everyone knows that a cat purrs when it’s happy. If kitty happens to purr loudly every time you pay them some attention, this is a very good sign they’ve developed special feelings for you.

9. Eye contact with a kitty kiss—if you’re lucky

Cats only tend to make eye contact with those they know well and have developed trust for – so if you catch your kitty giving you the eye, don’t be worried. When your kitty locks eyes with you, casting a slow blink once eyes are met, this is their version of a kiss. Be a sweetie and give them a slow blink in return.

 

 

(all content is from the I Heart Cat Website)

Jim’s Way

Hey everyone,

I adopted a little black kitten from you in June 2011. When we came to visit and we opened his cage, Jim was the first one to come up to us. We thought he’d chosen us for sure. Upon reflection, I think he was trying to escape past us…

Four years on and (not-so) little Jim, or ‘Bo’ for short, is ever much the same independent guy we met all those years ago. He loves to hang around you, and will be with you all the time, but he doesn’t want you to know that he actually likes you; so he’ll sit just beyond an arms length away, facing away from you. When you call his name, his ears perk up but unless you have food in your hand, he won’t come to you.

Jim has the biggest personality of any cat I’ve ever had and makes us laugh all the time. He is so rude and obnoxious; when you tell him not to do something, he will do it, in front of you. He will bop his cat sister Kili on the head then tell on her when she does it back. He’s a sucker for a scratch on his lower back.

The best thing about Jim is when he decides it’s sleep time. He will decide that it’s time to go to bed, and curl up over your arm, or on your head, or he will rest his chin on your fingers, regardless of what you’re doing or where you are. It’s a tad uncomfortable for us, but we don’t move, because those are the moments that make owning a boofhead cat, 120% worthwhile.

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Dusty

Hi there – just wanted to let you know that Dusty’s settling in very well – and being super patient (in an escaping kind of way) with our vivacious 3 year old….

He seems to really love the sunny corner of the kitchen – and a belly rub on my lap once kiddo has gone to bed.

He was happily eating really well within a day – and appears to be a bit of a mummy’s boy – much to the discontent of my animal lover hubby. We’ll see.

Thanks for all your help

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Kittens, Kittens & MORE Kittens!

We have kittens ready, willing and able, waiting on their forever homes……

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Wanna hear a joke?

What do cat actors say on stage?

Tabby, or not Tabby

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What is it called when a cat wins a dog show?

A cat-has-trophy 

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What did the cat say when he lost all his money?

I’m paw!

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What is lion’s favorite food?

Baked beings!

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What kind of car does a fat cat drive?

A Catillac!

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…”Stop now, please! I can’t take in any paw!

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Nev!

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Hello wonderful people at the cat protection society! Its been almost 3 months since we adopted Nev(aka Neville ) from you guys!
Nev is going well. He is playful and cheeky. He loves food soooooo much! Especially  bread :0 (we now cover our food, especially bread with plates).  His  favourite past time is playing with the aluminium balls, and he reckon he’s become good friends with the broom!
He is the most gentle cat I’ve  ever met in my life. He has never hissed! Not even when he met the chickens through the mesh door! Since then they’ve decided its better for both parties to maintain  a distance!

Enjoy!
Mary

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Lucky Lucy!

In 2010 I decided I needed to adopt a cat. This would surprise many people who have known me my whole life as a dog-lover but I had recently moved out of home with my partner and our house and yard would never do for a dog. In addition, I had had the joy of housesitting for three cats for two months and learned that felines have just as much personality and love to give as any dog.

I came in to the CPS to adopt an older cat but was told that it was rare for them to have a cat over ten years old as they were less adoptable. I decided to have a look at the cats that were there anyway to see if any made a real impression on me. I found a few who were adorable and took to my pats willingly, but Lucy was in another category. Four years old, a deep grey and white and instantly leapt into my partner’s lap for a cuddle.

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Her eyes still get comments every time she meets someone new and they did their best work that day – two huge beautiful yellow ones staring up lovingly. After getting our share of cuddles we decided to be responsible and return home to think – after all, my plan had been to adopt an old cat and four was hardly old.

The next day we returned to the CPS to find a family with a pair of children patting Lucy. My immediate reaction was a feeling of panic and the need to say, ‘That’s my cat!’. That settled it for me. As soon as the family had moved away I rushed in to say I wanted that one. I remember the shelter staff had a particular fondness for Lucy and several came in to say goodbye. I think she must have been with them for a little while, though I have no idea why!

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The day she came home Lucy immediately rolled over and showed her stomach, offering complete love and trust and demanding belly rubs, something she still loves to this day. She has been such an incredible addition to my family. She sleeps with me every night, yowling at the door if I dare to lock her out. She lifts the blanket with her paw until I hold it up high enough for her to crawl under and turn around so she can snuggle up to my chest with her head under my chin (rinse and repeat if I dare to roll over!).

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At four years old she was still a big kitten and loved playing with anything long and fast, engaging in any game you’d care to bring her into. At nine she has slowed down a little, more content to nap inside than explore the neighbourhood, but still more than able to jump in and out of the window or chase the moths which insist on plaguing her.

From day one Lucy showed a typical cats love for boxes and I still find her in the oddest places! She has also taught herself how to open doors which don’t quite click into place (a paw under the bottom and some persistence!) so she can often be found tucked away in the laundry cupboard or, more rudely, my clothes cupboard with anything in her way shoved out.

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She also took well to the adoption of a rambunctious eight-week old kelpie x lab puppy when she was six years old, teaching Maggie a healthy respect for cats. Even though Lucy would deny it, she even likes to cuddle up with Maggie sometimes – on her terms of course.

Lucy has brightened up my life every day since she came into it five years ago. I couldn’t recommend adopting from the CPS highly enough. She has done nothing but give me love every day and insist upon cuddles in return. I thank you for the privilege of allowing me to adopt her. She is a much adored member of my family and I couldn’t imagine life without her.

Warmest Regards,

Gen

Yay for Yuri

Hello there,

I am just giving you an update on the Cat we adopted from you. His name was Yuri . He is such a beautiful boy and we all love him so much.

At first when he arrived to his new home,  he would sleep in the laundry on top of  the washing machine. We figured it out that he was always high up in your shelter so he seemed comfortable there.

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He now sleeps in our bedroom in his bed…  all night and he has only been with us for two weeks. He is such a funny boy. He jumps up on the bed in the morning and rolls around, then he gallops through the hallway and loves to play. He loves being brushed everyday and he looks like a little lion.

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We have given him a new name and that is  Teddy!   He is such a big teddy bear and lovely natured boy. He is doing exceptionally well and is so happy in his new home and we can’t imagine life without him. Tell them not to worry about him as he is a happy boy and he will be taken care of always.

Thank you for letting us adopting him,  and thank you for caring and looking after all your beautiful cats.

 

Kind Regards.

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Don’t discount an older feline!

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Missy our 10 year old Miss Independent has found her purfect home!  If you ever met Missy you had to understand she made the rules, she was never nasty but she was desperate to find peace and quite. Some days there was to much noise and to many kittens and people around her and she let you know that she was not happy about it.  In less than one week of her adoption she has settled right into her forever home.

Older cats often don’t adapt well to a shelter environment, they have been stable on their own couch or chair for many years and for a variety of reasons that are out of their control can end up in a shelter.  It can be extremely difficult for these felines and they are the ones that don’t “sell themselves” if anything they often give people the opinion that they are a bit grumpy.

Missy has shown that love and patience has prevailed. This is the first of hopefully many more updates on our Missy. We are so very happy for her!

 

Mischievous Millie

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Here are a couple of photos of my gorgeous kitten, Millie, who I adopted from you on 10 Feb. she was then 10 weeks old so I guess she’s now about 5 months old. She’s absolutely adorable. Very affectionate and a real mischief which I love. She races around the house, plays hide and seek with me, plays with her toys and gets into whatever she can! At night she loves to cuddle up with me and I’ve never met a cat who purrs so loudly!

Margaret

 

This Sunday is the RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2016!

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CPS is delighted to announce we will be attending the RSPCA Million Paws Walk Whittlesea. We will have our CPS branded merchandise available to purchase and information about our felines looking for their forever homes.

Give your pooch a real treat by taking them along to the largest event on Whittlesea’s canine calendar.

We invite you and your pooch to join in the RSPCA Million Paws Walk in Whittlesea. The walk will be held on Sunday 15 May at 10am.

A perfect way to spend the day and anybody can enter this unique event, so grab your lead, attach your pooch and come along.

Funds raised through Walk registrations and RSPCA merchandise sales will go towards RSPCA programs, adoption, veterinary services, campaigns and our Inspectorate.

So register now via the  RSPCA website www.millionpawswalk.com.au and set up your fundraising page to support all creatures great and small!

Date: Sunday 15 May 2016

Time: 10.00am

Place: Yan Yean Reservoir Park, Recreation Road, Yan Yean, 3755

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40 Cat Quotes to Live by

We stumbled across this great list of 40 Cat Quotes, compiled by Dennis, and we couldn’t help but share. How many are true for you?

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  1. Time spent with cats is never wasted. Sigmund Freud
  2. As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. Ellen Perry Berkeley
  3. Any household with at least one feline member has no need for an alarm clock. Louise A. Belcher
  4. Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose. Garrison Keillor
  5. Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. Joseph Wood Krutch
  6. In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. Terry Pratchett
  7. Cats have it all; admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. Rod McKuen
  8. Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched. Miguel de Cervantes
  9. The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer. Paula Poundstone
  10. I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days. Bill Dana
  11. A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution. Hazel Nicholson
  12. One cat just leads to another. Ernest Hemingway
  13. Intelligence in the cat is underrated. Louis Wain
  14. Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. Jim Davis
  15. A cat has absolute emotional honesty; human beings, for one reason or another, may
    hide their feelings, but a cat does not. Ernest Hemingway
  16. Dogs eat. Cats dine. Ann Taylor
  17. Cats are connoisseurs of comfort. James Herriot
  18. I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul. Jean Cocteau
  19. People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life. Faith Resnick
  20. The cat is above all things, a dramatist. Margaret Benson
  21. Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives. Stephen Baker
  22. People meeting for the first time suddenly relax if they find they both have cats. And plunge into anecdote. Charlotte Gray
  23. In the middle of a world that had always been a bit mad, the cat walks with confidence. Rosanne Amberson
  24. I’ve met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. Hippolyte Taine
  25. The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat. Ogden Nash
  26. People who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around. Susan Easterly
  27. There’s no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat. Wesley Bates
  28. It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see. Eleanor Farjeon
  29. Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. Robertson Davies
  30. If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend, but never your slave. Theophile Gautier
  31. The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. Jules Renard 
  32. You can not look at a sleeping cat and feel tense. Jane Pauley
  33. The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world. Lynn M. Osband
  34. The key to a successful new relationship between a cat and human is patience. Susan Easterly
  35. A cat will do what it wants when it wants, and there’s not a thing you can do about it. Frank Perkins
  36. The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way. Mark Twain
  37. If you would know what a cat is thinking about, you must hold its paw in your hand for a long time. Jules Champfleury
  38. A cat allows you to sleep on the bed. On the edge. Jenny de Vries
  39. All cats like being the focus of attention. Peter Gray
  40. A meow massages the heart. Stuart McMillan