She suggested I fill in dates when the regular volunteers were away, so I jumped right in. Because a full time job limited me to evenings and weekends, I cleaned the Moore House on a Sunday or the leukemia area on a Saturday, or scooped an evening shift.
|Bubba-love among the leukemia cats - VL|
|Double-wide Dale - AV|
Some of my other favourites are Buddy, Dale, Kevin, Henrik Sedin, Yoda, Bubba, Paulo, Booster, Toby, Salty, Ella (you see where I’m going? Way too many to mention—I could go on and on) Sweetpea, Roly, Calista, Emery, Matt. Pickles, Emily, ………
|Buddy hanging down from the top of the cage |
for a head-rub - VL
It’s so nice to be around people with the same love for cats—more smiles on people’s faces than anywhere else.
|Cuddles with Jumper, Renee & Miller - BC|
|Gilbert waiting patiently - MW|
Sure enough, this precious orange kitty sat about a meter behind the bolder cats, with his paws neatly together hoping he wouldn’t be overlooked. My heart melted and from that day Gilbert became my sponsor cat.
|Quiet time with my boy - BC|
Gilbert can be found in the front courtyard and sometimes curled up in the gazebo. When next handing out treats, please look for the little orange gentleman waiting patiently to be included.
Blog by Val Lea
Photos by Brigid Coult, Val Lea, A. Vandenbrink & Michele Wright