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Great addition…

June 30, 2009
Onyx with her new friend Nugget.

Onyx with her new friend Nugget.

Hi, thought you might like to see how Onyx has adjusted to her new home. She has a new best friend named Nugget. She likes to swim, play ball and just relax. She loves all the attention she has been getting and just loves everybody she meets. She is funny and curious, smart and obviously happy. She has a big back yard that she likes to run and play in. I have always had Rotties and Onyx is by far one of the best. TY , Sandra Weymouth

Just part of the family now.

Just part of the family now.


Tripping his way into a family!

June 25, 2009

June 24, 2009

Dear Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League,

I recently adopted an adolescent cat named Squirt and I wanted to provide you with an update on his adaptation to his new home. You may remember that our family already included two cats and two dogs, so we were cautious as to how Squirt would be received. Upon walking into the house, he immediately pronounced that he liked it here and decided that in the cat kingdom, he would usurp the current king cat and assume the throne. He greeted the other cats and tolerated their hissing and back arching as if it was nothing to be concerned about at all. He apparently figured it was “their” problem, not his. He selected the best places to take a nap, instructed me as to his favorite foods and feeding times and promptly settled in. After a few days of not being able to scare off the new guy, the two resident cats grudgingly accepted him, but with certain limitations – like who gets to sleep where on the bed.

The dogs were curious about the new fellow in the house and he allowed each of them a good sniff and then proceeded to ignore them. Rarely have I witnessed such a quick assimilation into a new home. He obviously had been around dogs before as he had no fear of them and decline to play “chase the cat”.

We’ve changed his name to Tripp because that is what we do, we trip over him. He is constantly with us – regardless of what we are doing and LOVES to twirl between your legs if you are in the kitchen. This is where most of the tripping occurs. And apparently dinner time is any time someone enters the kitchen. We have a joke that he is truly a yellow lab in cat’s clothing due to his insatiable appetite. The cats have a bowl of dry food available to them at all times, but Tripp prefers canned food, and lots of it. He’s also developed a penchant for anything cheese, pasta or fish and presumes that I’m cooking a portion for him each night.

I came into CRARL that day with every intention of adopting a kitten, because, who can resist a cute, cuddly, baby kitten. But when I met Squirt, all bets were off. I hadn’t considered adopting an older cat, but we are thrilled to have him included in our family. I’d encourage more people to consider the non kittens in your facility- each adult cat deserves to have a home of their own too. We love him, his playful antics and unique personality. He loves our home and the fact he can lay on the back of the couch, watch the birdfeeders out the window, nap in the sun ( what sun) all afternoon and keep a watchful eye in case someone ventures into the kitchen – because maybe there will be food.

I will forward a photo as soon as possible but please know what a wonderful addition to our family he has become and how much is he loved. Thank you for providing the wonderful care to all the animals and let’s hope they all find homes.

Dorothy Havey & David McCurdy – Lincolnville

Rounding out a family

June 25, 2009
Bonk loves to lay on the kitchen counter, a habit we need to break!

Bonk loves to lay on the kitchen counter, a habit we need to break!

After losing a beloved cat to cancer last year, I was determined not to bring another cat into our home until we took a break. However, after visiting the cat rooms at the Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League (also my new employer), I started to get the “itch” to add to our family once more.
I had my eye on two cats in particular, not kittens, as I thought a busy kitten would be too much for my older cat to handle. I was trying desperately to make a connection to one cat in particular, but he wasn’t interested. I decided to try a different cat room, and I sat down in the chair in the adolescent room. I gorgeous black and white tuxedo cat came right over to me and sat in my lap. I was smitten. He sat there happily until I had to go back to work. I took him home that day.
We decided that the name “Brett” didn’t suit him, and during our foster period, we discovered his affinity for bonking people with his head. Therefore he is now “Bonk”. We are so happy to have him with us!

– The Russillo Family, Camden

Snowstorm in Summer

May 19, 2009

Deciding that our family was ready for a cat, we checked out the local Camden National Bank where we found one kitten from CRARL who was practically throwing herself at the cage to cuddle with us. It was just before Christmas, and a winter storm developed during our “fostering” time with our kitty which cemented it’s name: Snowstorm.  Today Snowstorm is a happy, affectionate cat who doesn’t bat an eye in the face of chaos and noise of a two-child household — and is a great mouser to boot. This summer Snowstorm will join the family in the sailboat and maybe even enjoy some fresh-caught fish! ~ The Rocknak Family, Camden, ME