Friday, March 19, 2010

Meet OJ!

I saved the best for last. Truly I did. You're probably thinking to yourself, "Look at that cat; he's gorgeous! He's not in need!" Later in this post, I'm going to show you O.J.'s 'before' picture, so you can see the good work that Feline Friends does. The contrast between this (his 'after' photo) and the one below is so stark it'll blow you away. For real, though.

OJ is one of the most gorgeous long haired orange tabby boys you will ever see. He showed up in the yard of a Feline Friends volunteer. She tried for weeks to trap him but OJ was just too clever and wouldn't go in the trap. After using different traps and all sorts of food, one night OJ finally relented and walked into the trap. He was so terrified when he first got to us but was so weak and hungry and dirty and tired from his ordeal that he didn't even mind having most of his matted fur shaved off and medicine put down his throat to make him better. The before and after pictures of OJ are like night and day. He has turned into the most gorgeous boy you could ever imagine. The woman who found him is fostering him and hopes he will be adopted with a black-and-white eight-month-old kitten named Max, who he has been with now for months. OJ needs a quiet home without children who may scare him. He likes young kittens but has not been crazy about other cats so he either needs to be an only kitty or needs to be adopted with his buddy Max. He is a sweetheart with a heart of gold who is so lucky that he was found! If you know anyone looking for amazing cats like O.J. and Max, and they live in New England, please encourage them to apply for adoption, which they can do at

I know that not everyone can adopt cats, and that not everyone lives in New England, where Feline Friends is located. Me, neither! Here are some other ways you can help:
  • Send your friends and family a link to this blog post to help spread the word! Tweet it, facebook it, whatever - the more people that know about him, the more O.J's (and Max’s) chances of finding a permanent home increase!
  • Make a purchase from my Etsy shop. I'm donating 50% of my Etsy shop's sales between now and March 31st to Feline Friends Rescue/Adoption League. Why Feline Friends? They work hard, they are a no-kill organization, and they need that money! In addition, I'm going to include a free little gift, handmade by me, with every order placed during this time. Don't try to argue with the birthday girl; I can give you presents if I want to! Please type "Brad" in your Message to me during the checkout process.
  • Purchase a handmade cat-shaped soap from Kittredge Candles; proceeds are donated to Feline Friends.

    Max says, "Stay tuned: I've got a surprise profile for you next week!"


  1. He is beautiful - what a difference in the before and after pictures!!

  2. Stock, thank you for doing this. It is such a great cause.

  3. This is the most wonderful series, Annette. Thank so much for showing the hairball love!


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