Thursday, December 16, 2010

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!

(Left) There's our big girl Sheba (grey/white tabby). She and her 2 brothers are scheduled to return home this week. They usually come in for a pre-Christmas holiday and get back home again, in time for Santa Claus.... That's not to say of course, that Santa doesn't arrive at the Pet B&B each year... cause he certainly does! There will be a big bowl of cream and Meow Mix waiting for him!

(Left) There's another of my adorable girls, Alley (dark tabby)... now that I look down the page, I see that everyone is a gorgeous girl today, sorry boys, we'll see some of you tomorrow perhaps ... Well, some days are just like that.... Alley and her sister Naomi, below, are always busy entertaining themselves... They will have a whole lot of company to mingle with, in the coming days & weeks.

(Left) This cutie is Peppy (black/white)..She can be hard to get a good pic of, especially when she's in play mode, like she was here. There's always a whole lotta head butting and twirling going on.... She's enjoying all of the activities and her new play friends... She also is expected to return home in time for Santa....

(Left) Naomi, Naomi (dark tabby)... How is BigBird1 today? ... You've been spending quite a bit of time with him lately... I'm guessing that you're the one to ask.. This big girl often surprises me by where I find her these days... She keeps discovering new things and heights to explore. She's an adventurous little Miss...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

As the kitties eyeball the tree ornaments...

(Left) There's my gorgeous big MinMin (grey/white tabby). Mindy is a big, big girl and she's as gentle as her size. This shy girl pops in once in a while. I have 3 or 4 big grey & white shy kitties that visit. You will usually find them in the same cherished hiding spots... Mindy will be staying on for a while longer. She's doing great.

(Left) Gingko Maria (black)... I caught you!! Gingko had climbed down from inside of the townhouse after I had finished filling all of the morning water bowls... She doesn't normally like being caught, out and about... if she's curled up relaxing somewhere, that's not so bad... but, to be caught out, on foot like this... well, that's a different story. I had one click of the shutter, and she was right back up her carpeted tree.... She's agile, sleek, and very fast... did I mention 'adorable'? Yes, she's that too!

(Left) My handsome little ChouieChouChou (orange/white tabby)... he also goes by his name, Choufleur.... This chatty little Mister just went home yesterday... He'll be back, along with so many of his old friends, later this week... Yes, yes...Silly Season has begun at the Pet B&B!

(Left) Our big cutie Bella (dark tabby) just went home too... She had fun exploring all of the new play structures and hang outs, on the 2nd floor... She's not a big climber, but found plenty of new comfy cozy places for snoozin'... We look forward to seeing her again in the New Year.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The count down is on.....

(Left) It's a bit hard to tell from his schmoozie pose, but Mijanou (orange tabby) is being all coy and playful... he's not actually hiding... although he does love to 'disappear' up here, on top of the phone booths, when new people are about. He is visiting again with his brother Fauve, below and sister Sheba. It's always great to see them again.

(Left) There's the boy! Little Fauve (fawn/white Munchkin) loves height, like his siblings... and he's often seen sprawled out, lying on one of the carpeted wall ramps... If you temp him over though, he will surely indulge you... and looks forward to his neck scratches whenever on offer.

(Left) This gorgeous girl is Sasha (grey/white). She's visiting for the first time. Boy, this is one laid back kitty. She's very gentle and friendly. She sends out a big Hello to her folks in the sunny south... 'I'm doing just great!'

(Left) As schmoozes go, Parker (white/orange) is right up there... This is yet again, one of his typical poses.... He just went home this afternoon. I know that he'll be soaking up all of the extra attention from having more people in the house over the holidays... more people=more hands to scratch my belly!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brooke looking for her Forever Home

This is Brooke a lovely eleven year old gray female who has been with her current owner since she was a two month old kitten.Brooke is looking for a new forever home because she did not adapt well when children arrived on the scene. Brooke did have a feline companion before so the family thought that bringing a new cat into the home would be beneficial to her and would give the children a pet they could interact with. So, the family adopted a second cat but unfortunately this didn't work. The new cat got on very well with the children but did not make friends with Brooke and even bullied her. Brooke now spends her time alone in the basement away from the family because of the children and the other cat. While it is upsetting for the family, they feel they can no longer keep her.

Brooke does like adult company and loves to be petted. She is in good health and up to date with her shots. She would make the purr-fect addition to a one pet adult household.
This beautiful indoor only cat desperately needs a new home or her fate may soon be sealed!

If you can give Brooke the love and attention she needs to live out her life peacefully, please contact Cat Rescue Network at mhtml:%7B50E74382-F3B5-4D57-9038-9A6057411CF1%7Dmid://00001802/! Please visit the CRN website at

Annie looking for her Forever Home

Annie (Formerly Alphie)
Calico: Medium • Adult • Female

Annie (formally Alphie) is a very playful little girl who was born sometime in 2008. She spent the early part of her life outdoors in a feral colony but is now an indoor only cat who loves attention and rolls around on her back when she is petted. Annie loves to play and chase and would be happier if her new home included a feline friend for her to play with.Annie has been through a lot recently having been in two foster homes and adopted and returned because the resident cat bullied her. Here is the story of her recent events:

Oct, 2010 -Unfortunately little Annie (formerly Alphie) is once again up to adoption. She is truly loved by her adopter; however, the resident cat is not so happy and is bullying poor little Annie. The adopter is very upset about this as Annie is an adorable cat and she is heartbroken that she has to give her up. But she is very concerned for Annie's safety and well being. You can read all about Annie below and maybe you could open up your heart to this beautiful little feline. She really does deserve a new loving home.Jul 5, 2010 - We received this update on Annie from her new family. "Annie is lovely! She's very shy but she's coming out of her shell daily. I was very happy when she gave me a lovely smooch around my ankles this morning. She seems to be getting along with Karma and Soda too. She had a bit of a rough start with Karma but I found them relaxing together under the bed this morning. Her appetite is very good and she takes regular strolls around the apartment now. All in all, I think things are working out swimmingly. I love little Annie very much. Thanks for putting us together!Jun 10, 2010 - Alphie found her forever home today which she will be sharing with two other kitties so she will not lack for company. We wish Alphie a long and happy life with her new family.
If you can give Annie the love and attention she needs, please contact Cat Rescue Network at mhtml:%7BCBDE273F-63C6-4B31-B1F0-1F782F536C67%7Dmid://00000212/!

Please visit the CRN website at to see all the kittens and cats currently in foster homes awaiting adoption.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Christmas Season starts this week at the Pet B&B!

(Left) Little miss Alley (dark tabby) can be spotted sleeping on the corner bunk beds sometimes. Lately I've seen her sleeping on top of the loft, on a cat bed beside one that her sister Naomi is on. These 2 girls will be getting excited at the prospect of seeing their mom again for a visit.

(Left) Little boy Merlin (black/white) would get into determined moods, where he just figured that Polly (muted tortoise shell) should be ready and willing to play cat & mouse with him... (guess who the mouse would be?!)

(Left) My gorgeous girl Bella (dark tabby) was snapped this morning after finishing her breakfast... she does love her wet food... This gentle, sweet girl loves her neck scratches and lots of attention. She's doing great and sends out a big Hello to her folks in the sunny south...

(Left) Oh Caramelle (calico)... I hear that it's never a good idea to fly an airplane when you're lying upside down... This little cutie just went home and is due back in later this week. She's a hamm and a half!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Snow! YES!

(Left) Gorgeous big girl Polly (muted tortiose shell) has got pretty good balance to perch herself like this, on one post... She and her brother Scamp went home today. I didn't realize how long they'd been with us... time sure did fly over the past few weeks. We all look forward to seeing these 2 schmoozies again...

(Left) There goes Mally with her big 'doe eyes' again... It may look like she was giving the tree house branch a nice big hug, but actually she was holding onto it with all of her might and giving it a good few kicks with her back feet.... I don't know what this branch did to her but she sure enjoyed giving it a piece of ... her foot.... You too cute Mally!

(Left) Another of my charming guests... Syam (siamese) will be returning home tomorrow... This boy is on the go, most of the day. He loves a lot of attention... and the rest of the time, he loves to see what everyone else is up to... He's also been visiting a good while.

(Left) Yes, it's our little adorable Mallykins (dark tabby) again... This pic is for young Kadi... I know that Mally is thinking about her family and is excited to see them again soon. And if there was any question as to 'How Mally hangs onto that tree branch, above... check out the daggers on this little Miss... Nothing like a big stretch when you're flying in the airplane... they say it's good for circulation you know!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gorgeous female kitty. Free to a good home.

Gabby is a sweet 7 year old spayed, declawed female tabby whose owners, sadly, recently passed away. Gabby loves the outdoors and freedom to come and go but also loves to hop on your lap when she needs a cuddle. She would love to be in a home where she could get plenty of affection. Gabby is up-to-date on her vaccinations. Please give Gabby a chance to have a new home. If interested please call Jennifer @ (613) 747-8072.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The daily 'goings on' at the Pet B&B

(Left) Adorable girl Alley (dark tabby, left top) and handsome boy Scamp (dark tabby, left lower) were all eyes... on our dear BigBird2. Our little charmer Eclipse (black) had his pals in his sights... There's always so much to see and do around here. No room for boredom... That's for sure!

(Left) This gentle little shy girl is Angel, sister of Wilson, from yesterday. She's very sweet and likes to play 'invisible' when there are new people around. She and her brother had their first visit upstairs, while I was busy making messes on the first floor. Next week, I'll switch it up again and let everyone hang out on the first floor for a change.

(Left) Gizmo (grey/white tabby) is a sun worshipper like his brother Simba. Gizmo looked too cute all settled onto this ferris wheel... So, I managed to grab the camera and get a closer view of him....

(Left) Well, I guess Naomi (dark tabby) wanted to send another postcard to her mom too... She came out of no where and decided to take a run at the lower spoke and attach herself to it. She managed to hang on for a good while... good thing they are carpeted... She was very cute...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rain! I want snow! Where's my snow?!

(Left) So many black cats and black & whites... well yes, and orange too! That's baby Merlin (black/white, front) setting up to tackle his pal Polly... complete with the back end and tail twitching side to side.. and, blast off.... Our little old cutie Bandit (black/white, back) was in again for another visit this past week. She takes up residence in the lower kitchen cabinets most days and pops out for a nibble, from time to time...

(Left) Eclipse! (black/front) and his new friend Wilson (black/back) both went home last week. We'll see Eclipse again over the holidays... all of his best friends will be staying with us... It promises to be an around the clock party... Wilson and his sister Angel will pop in again in the New Year... I have no doubt. Wilson is Mr. Toes.... you have gotta see the extra digits on this big lad...

(Left) Felix (black) just went home yesterday and will be back at the start of 2011... always great to see this big shy boy... I was telling his mom that he's not at all shy around other cats... only strangers. He's a real gentle soul.

(Left) Who do we have here!? Well, for starters, that's Bootsie (orange tabby) up on the loft... His buddy Scamp (dark tabby) is keeping BigBird2's house extra warm... Thank you Scamp! and that's Scamp's sister Polly (muted tortoise shell), watching the fish tank, to the back of the wall. Bootsie is scheduled to return home this week. Scamp and Polly are probably staying on through the weekend... Everyone's welcome. Stay as long as you like!

Monday, November 29, 2010

A building I will go.... That's right... Melanie's Reno Weeks are here!

(Left) There goes our big boy Syam (siamese) heading on up to his favorite ledge for a snooze. Each time that he visits, he chooses this as his choice look out. Our big orange & white cutie Parker, on the floor, just went home last week but I hear from his mom that we'll get a chance to see him again before the Holidays.... He will recognize quite a few current faces, on his next visit.

(Left) Our gorgeous girl Sylvester (black & white, lying down) is spending her first holiday in the group with her buddies. She does love lying on her back in the morning sunlight... Our little handsome boy Merlin (black & white) is back again for his 2nd visit. Oh, he's grown so much already! He had such fun with his buddies... and Eclipse, in particular.... Baby Merlin goes home today.

(Left) How about a couple of big orange marshmallow kitties.... Bootsie, in the airplane, couldn't look more relaxed if he tried... Guess he was just born to fly... My charmer Simba, below, looked quite interested in chasing Bootsie's tail up there... He restrained himself though... and decided to give himself long neck scratches on the rough wooden ears of the train car that he was sitting on... Both boys are such schmoozes...

(Left) My gorgeous girl Gingko Maria (black) was in, just a short while ago and will return before long... This little Miss is an old friend of mine... It's always a treat to see her again.. She can be such a shy little one with strangers and is just as likely to be a big hamm when she does know you... She loves her neck & tummy scratches...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Remember our Special Holiday Hours next week folks!

Just a reminder to everyone that the office will only be open mornings, from 9-11am, for the entire week of Monday November 22nd. We resume regular office hours on Monday the 29th of November. I will, as usual, be taking lots of great pics of the boys & girls over the week, but I will not be updating the blog until after I'm back to normal hours on the 29th.

(Left) If my handsome big boy Parker (white/orange tabby) isn't holding up the fridge or BigBird2's house... you'll find him 'holding up' a wall... All that you have to do is look at him, and he gives, what ever he's closest to, a full body slam.... Just one of his many signature charms! I was mentioning to his mom this morning that he almost always manages to plan his holidays over the same days & weeks that Eclipse (below) does.... Hmm, interesting!

(Left) SimbaLeeSimbaLi (fawn/white tabby) is playing Sun God this afternoon. My handsome Simba here, is visiting with his brother Gizmo. Once the sun shifts around, you're most likely to find this cutie in the spaceship... He prefers it's lower levels for snoozin'.....

(Below) Handsome Syam (Siamese) is back in for a nice extended visit once again... He'll be in excellent company because about half of his buddies here, are currently enjoying extended holidays too... He'll have lots of time to get to know these kitties in real depth... He's doing great as usual. That's our gorgeous girl Naomi (dark tabby) behind Syam, on the ferris wheel. She loves sleeping on those corner bunk beds....
(Below) Well, even though it looks like our adorable Eclipse (black) has been here for weeks already, he actually just arrived this morning, during the Friday flurry of drop-offs.... His mom said that he's been way too bored lately... so she brought him in to have a bit of 'play group' time with his buddies... and BigBird2 of course....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ottawa Cats on Holiday!

(Left) We see this gorgeous little calico girl every once in a while... Caramelle has been enjoying the great outdoors all year long. She's gonna have many new changes coming into her life... namely some new puppies to chum around with and teach the ropes... or, show the boundaries... (depends on where you're standing I guess)...

(Left) My handsome little boy Dimitri (orange tabby) likes to manage his time well... and incorporate his morning stretches into his getting out of bed routine.... He's staying on a while longer and then we'll see him again for an extended visit over the Holidays...

(Left) Another handsome orange boy, Bootsie just returned again this week... He's settled right into one of his favorite 'viewing' spots.... He's very familiar with the B&B environment and goes about his regular tours, from his first day in... That's our gorgeous girl Alley (dark tabby), atop the stairs... She's loving this Queen's Eye view..... Both kids are doing great.

(Left) Our charmers Polly (muted torbi) and Lillie (bengal) both had the same idea... time for a little nosh and a spot of fresh water.. Lillie, as you can see, likes to put a 'spin' on her water drinking techniques... This isn't the first time that I've noticed her drinking out of the water bowls like this.... I haven't noticed Polly following suit yet... but, there's still time.... Kitties often learn new habits while observing their fellow guests... Gotta have something new to show the family!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tues November 16th... and all is well...

(Left) There's my gorgeous girl Calliekins (calico) again. Yes, she was here not that long ago and has returned for another brief holiday. She will be returning home later this week. Always great to see you Calllie.

(Left) Check out the expressive big eyes on my handsome old friend Gizmo (grey/white tabby) here. He and brother Simba are visiting all of their buddies for another autumn holiday. Many of my current guests will be staying on for a good long while.

(Left) Suzie (tortoise shell) and Sweetie (Siberian) just returned home this week. As I mentioned earler, these two are often found in close proximity and usually up in the airplane. That's our adorable girl Naomi (dark tabby) to the back of the picture, sitting on the stairs.

(Left) You've heard of a hand stand... this, is a Lillie (Bengal) stand.... You find Lillie in one of these poses often, throughout the day... Standing, to take a better or closer look... Little gorgeous activity girl here goes home this week.... I look forward to seeing all of my little friends next time.... Au Revoir!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Was that sunshine I saw?!

(Left) Meet a couple of the B&B Newbies... Handsome brother Scamp (dark tabby) and adorable sister Polly (muted torbi) arrived this week. I was excepting little Scamp to be a bit skiddish, but haven't seen any sign of that yet. Both little ones have adjusted quickly to their new surroundings and are getting on just fine with their feline piers.... They will be staying a few weeks... I look forward to getting to know them both better.

(Left) Yes, Alley (dark tabby) and her sister Naomi (dark tabby, below) are back again.. this time for quite an extended holiday. They only arrived this week too. As you can see, they are settled right in to their home away from home.... They both wish their mom many happy, exciting adventures.... You will see much more of these 2 gorgeous girls in the coming weeks....

(Left) Well, Well... Who do we have here?! Could it be our charming, playful Suzie (tortoise shell)? This crazy little girl is having a great time with Eugene, Lillie and Sweetie, just to name a few of her buddies.. They are usually found up in the airplane or space ship, never that far apart.... Suzie sends out a big East Coast Hello to her mom... Hope you're havin' fun too!