Slinky ‘unpacking’ his toys from Pussies Galore on the very first night at his new home June 14th 2004. He actually did take them out himself, perhaps to soothe himself.
With the birth of the Cat Cuddle Cafe, Pussies Galore Rescue exploded into a much larger organism. It attracted volunteers and many more foster carers. I needed good people to help me run it all and that I got. The amazing team now at the helm have taken the weight of my shoulders and made the whole thing run smoother. A shelter managing program was needed for the daily movements and treatments for all of the cats in care. ordinary spread sheets no longer cut it. This old dinosaur had to move into the technological era and enlist all manner of social media, web hosting, and programs for everything.
With the hundreds of adoptions since the CCC opened, you would think that we could hardly remember the kitties we adopted out in the first years but we remember them all. We often get updates from adopting families and the happy ever after stories are what keeps us going.
I recently had a visit in the CCC from someone who adopted from me almost 19 years ago. She wanted to tell me that her darling puss had passed on, aged 19. She was so loved and dearly missed.