Friday, June 13, 2008

New Furry Friends

Cappaccino still holds a special place in our hearts and if she returns home, we welcome her with open arms and a nice soft bed. We've missed having a furry friend at home and started looking around at the shelters for cats that "spoke to us". There are so many sweet cats needing homes it is a heart-wrenching process. After visiting CISAR (Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue) online regularly for weeks and physically visiting the Champaign County Humane Society in person, we finally found who we were looking for at Savoy's Catsnap (Champaign Area Spay/Neuter Adoption Program). And in the end we couldn't pick just one, so we have 2 new members of the Lemonade Family. We are happy to announce the adoption of Juno and Chicago.

Juno (previously known as Buffy) - 10 month old, orange short hair, female. She was relinquished in Rantoul by her previous owner when they found out she was pregnant. So Juno had her babies (4) and they were all adopted out, but she was still waiting for her forever home...until we came along. :) She is hesitant but knows how to say thank you with lots of purrs and eye squints from a distance. I chose this name because her story reminded me of the recent movie Juno - and her cat sister Chicago has a city name, and of course Juneau is a city in Alaska (but we're going with the Juno spelling because its easier. )

Chicago (previously known as Lexie) - 10 month old, tuxedo cat, female. She was at the Rantoul Pound (apparently not a fun place for cats) and later taken in by Catsnap. She is very outgoing and people-friendly, life of the party. Bug actually picked the name Chicago, I'm not exactly where/how he came up with it, but he blurted it out and seemed pretty sure that the black and white cat would sleep on his bed and be named Shick-ha-go (his pronounication is something more like that.)


Looseyfur said...

Woot for Juno and Chicago. MacTroll has a huge special place for tuxedo cats in his heart. We have four... so um, you know that we're suckers for them.

Mommy Schiff said...

Yeah! I can't wait to meet to new additions =) Congrats!

Misc said...

Welcome kitties! I'm partial to tuxedo cats myself while my hubby prefers those with ginger fur (reminds him of his childhood cat).

Mayhaps your little one was channeling Carl Sandburg in his poem "Fog" ("The fog creeps in on little cat's feet"). He's more famous for his poem, "Chicago".

andi said...

Cute! I keep thinking I should get another cat. Darn you and your tempting kitty pictures!

Quigs78 said...

Yay for all of you! And kudos for adopting - and adopting two on top of it! When I was volunteering, it was a banner day when a super fab family like the Lemonades would come in, wanting a pair.

Chicago has the milk mustache like our Charlie!