I hope I hooked you with that title because when KI and I visited Tabby’s Place a couple of weeks of ago, we fell in love with every cat there and every human that cares for them. When we first walked into Tabby’s Place, this scene greeted us.(you can click on any photo or link to find out more about the cats and the sanctuary)
Guarding the door was Halie, but she wasn’t doing a very good job as she was napping. Upon entering, Tinkerbell then asked us, or rather meowed, for us to sign in.
After petting a few of the cats, we were then treated to a tour of this wonderful place. There is a litter box for every cat, all 100 of them, in every room, but KI and I did not smell any litter box smells nor any vet type smells. The place was immaculate, just how cats like their homes, clean and tidy. And the cats each had their separate “territories” shared by like compatriots. This may not seem like a huge deal, but added with all that Tabby’s Place does to make a home for these cats, it is a very big deal.
It was clear to KI and me as we walked through the building that cats are treated as if they run the joint. We walked into the office space and this is what we were greeted by.
Bonnie was having a conference, but she stopped to give us a purr. Her table was also her eating and sleeping space so if humans there wanted to have a conference, Bonnie or Maggie were front and center. What better way to remind the employees and volunteers of their mission!
In fact every room that a human used, the cats were there. Each space was divided by cat personalities or special needs, and every cat had human interaction, as much or as little as they desired.
When we finally arrived back at the lobby, we spent some time with the greeters.
Kim also got down on her tummy to pet special needs kitty Psi, an exceptional cat who has come to symbolize what Tabby’s Place is. It was the one photo I could not take as it was so very moving and private.
While we could not adopt one of the cats at this time as we have two 12 year old cats, we did make sure that Psi and her buddies got a gift from us each month. Every night since we left Tabby’s Place as we hold our two cats, Radclyffe and Malach, we talk about what more can we do to help these special kitties. So here is my challenge to all of you…
For the next challenge, I am upping the ante. If you can find it in your heart, and you live near Ringoes New Jersey(just six miles from New Hope PA), and you can adopt a cat, I will give you a 11×14(or the equivalent) framed print of your choice. It takes a special human to adopt one of these cats, but with just our short visit, KI and I could see all of the rewards too.
With either of these challenges or if you just want to visit, let Angela know that Kathi and Kim sent you and give our kitties at Tabby’s Place any love you can.