Meet Aspen:

Adoption Date: 5/29/2019

Intake Date: 2/25/2019

Adoption Update – 7/4/2019

Run over that 🌈 bridge Kasey!

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Kasey, formerly known as Aspen, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Monday, July 1st. It was a shock to us all, because no one had any idea that she was ill. It was that sudden and quick.

Aspen came to Safe Place for Pets together with her litter mate Moxie back in February. She was a bit of a challenge because she didn’t like other cats, so she was taken in by a wonderful foster couple. But as with so many Safe Place pets, it was just a matter of waiting for the right match, and in late May, Aspen found hers. Her new mom and dad were in love with her before even meeting her, and she returned that love with all her heart. Her dad spent a great deal of time in his recliner, and Aspen, renamed Kasey, loved to lie on his lap. She loved her mom just as much and would nibble on her ear to tell her so. When someone came to visit, she would climb up first to her dad’s and then to her mom’s shoulders as it to proclaim that they belonged to her! She was fascinated by the squirrels that would visit the porch. As a matter of fact there was one in particular that seemed sad if Kasey weren’t there to talk to him. The poor guy must be wondering what happened to his friend! Kasey also loved to watch all the birds that visited the bird feeders hanging on the deck. She was a happy girl and made her mom and dad happy as well.

We are all grateful that Kasey and her parents found each other and were happy together, if only for a much too short a time. Would that it had been longer.

Run free Kasey. You are missed. 💔

Adoption Announcement – 5/29/2019

Hi, it’s Aspen! Except that I’m not Aspen any more; I’m Kasey. And that’s just fine with me. You can call me anything you want as long as you love me!

You probably saw my sister Moxie’s adoption announcement a couple of weeks ago, and now it’s my turn! Yay!!! The folks at Safe Place for Pets were beginning to despair of my ever finding a forever home because I was such a brat to other cats. Everyone knew that I absolutely had to be “an only child,” but in the meantime I needed to be out of the Welcome Center. So I moved in with an absolutely wonderful, loving, foster mom and dad. But we knew that we had to find that purrfect fit. And we did 😸!

I cannot tell you how happy I am with my new mom and dad. Not only do I need to be an only cat; I also need to be able to be near and even in sight of my people just as much as I possibly can. That works out perfectly because Mom and Dad don’t go out too frequently, so they’re almost always around. That suits me to a T! Dad likes to sit in his recliner, so I almost always have a ready-made lap. And Mom has this funny glider-type chair, so it’s fun to sit in her lap too. I also get to sleep with them, and that’s great too. Sometimes I’d like to crawl under the covers and sleep with Mom, but she has a pillow under her arm that she refuses to get rid of. The very idea! Cats should come first after all.

Mom and Dad told the Safe Place for Pets volunteers today that I make them as happy as they make me. The volunteer asked Dad if I was all they had hoped I’d be, and Dad answered; “All we had hoped and more.” I do funny things to make them smile. For example, my favorite “toy” is a pacifier! I like to carry it around and chew on it. I left it somewhere the other day though, and Mom can’t find it. I’m keeping mum about whether even I know where it is 🤔. Another thing I do to make them laugh is leave presents in Mom’s chair. I’m an indoor cat, so they aren’t the kind of presents you’re probably thinking about. But when I find some small little thing lying around during the night, I’ll put it where she’ll find it the next morning. The other day I picked up this little thing that they use to keep papers together and left it in the bathroom sink.

One thing that I really, really enjoy is watching the birds and squirrels that come to the deck. Actually the birds aren’t brave enough to come near me; they stay up in the bird feeders. Cowards. But the squirrels come right up to the sliding glass window and we sit and stare at each other. There’s a black one that comes all the time, and Mom says that he almost seems sad if I’m not there 😹.

I could go on about my new family and home, but I think you get the picture. I’m in heaven. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who made it possible: the vets at Cook Veterinary Hospital (a Safe Place partner vet), the Safe Place volunteers who were so patient with me, and, finally, a big huge purr and thank you meow to my wonderful foster parents. MEOW!!!

Adoption Bio – 2/25/2019

Hi there! My name is Aspen and I am here to introduce myself. I am an 11-year-old female spayed domestic shorthair with claws. I’m a petite lady and weigh just under eight pounds, which the nice lady who examined me said is fine for my build. I’m a pretty girl, a dark gray and white tabby with a white face and bib.

I came to Safe Place for Pets just a bit ago with my sister Moxie. She and I are litter mates but we are definitely NOT bonded. As a matter of fact, we don’t like each other and tend to fight. So we would both be perfectly happy to go to different fur-ever homes! I will say that even though we don’t like each other, we look like twins! If you look at us both from the front you’d be hard-pressed to tell which of us is which 😸. We are here at Safe Place because our mom is really sick and we are making it harder for her. I suppose it’s more my fault than Moxie’s because I’m the one who always wants to be up close and personal. I love to sit in her lap and ask to be petted and cuddled, and I even try to sleep right on her face at night, which bothers her now that she’s so sick. So even though she loves us both very much and misses us now that we’re gone, it was time. It’s confusing to be away from home at a different place with other cats, and I’m feeling a bit shyer than I normally do. I usually walk up to anyone I meet to say hello, but right now I feel more comfortable hanging out in my kennel. You might wonder how I would do in a home with other pets, and to be honest I don’t know. Since Moxie and I don’t get along, I have a hunch that I’d probably be happier as an only cat. As far as dogs are concerned, I‘m not sure. I think I’d probably be OK with children as long as they didn’t grab me or pull my tail. Cats as a whole don’t really like rough handling, although there are always exceptions! Just like humans, we all have our own personalities.

I miss Mom and am sad that we had to leave her, but since there’s nothing to be done about it, I’d really like to find someone who would love and cuddle me and let me love and cuddle me back. Do you think you might be that someone? If so, please come down to the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center and meet me. I’m a sweetheart if I do say so myself, and I’d love to show you that. It’s easy to make an appointment to see me. You can either call Safe Place for Pets at 719-359-0201 or go to their website at Either way, I’ll be waiting!

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