Meet Bebe:

Adoption Date: 03/20/2019

Intake Date: 02/27/2019

Adoption Announcement – 02/27/2019

Hi there and happy springlike 🌷 weather – at least until the weekend if the human weathermen are to be believed. I know that I am enjoying being able to bask in the sunshine. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

My name is Bebe, and you may remember me as the beautiful black cat who came back (officially anyway) to Safe Place for Pets because I was being bullied by the other cats in my prior mom’s household. Incidentally, when you look at my pictures you may wonder why I have a ‘lion cut’. It’s because when I was feeling sad before I wasn’t taking very good care of myself, and my gorgeous coat got all matted. So now it can grow out nice and soft and shiny 😺.

I’m not being bothered anymore, because I have a new fur-ever home and mom! And do you know what is really out-of-this-world wonderful? My prior mom, who loved me so much that she let me go, and my new mom like each other and are going to keep in touch! So it’s almost like I have two moms loving me. ❤️

To tell you about my new home and family, besides Mom I also have a canine sister named Takoda. Takoda is an American Indian word that means ‘friend to all’. That is certainly true with people and other dogs, but she and I are still trying to find our way into a loving, sisterly relationship. We have a bit of sibling rivalry going on right now , so our visits are strictly supervised. It’s not that she would ever hurt me, but she gets excited and then I do, and it can get out of hand. The other day I was sitting in Mom’s lap, and since she considers Mom her property, Takoda took exception to that. That’s what I mean by sibling rivalry. But Mom isn’t too worried. Her vet told her that it can sometimes take months for two new siblings to settle down with each other. Patience is the key!

So for the time being I have my own room with a baby gate so that we can see each other and sniff noses when we want to. My room is fantastic. Not only do I have a nice tall cat tree next to the window that I can curl up in on the snuggly that Safe Place for Pets gave me as an adoption present, but mom attached a shelf to the window sill and put a blanket on it. Lying there in the sun looking out the window is heavenly. I also have lots of toys that I can play with both by myself and with Mom.

So all in all, life is really, really good. I love Mom and she loves me (and Takoda) and I get lots of attention. I’m truly grateful to everyone who made this possible: my dear prior mom, Safe Place for Pets for being ready and willing to take me back into the Safe Place family, the Safe Place volunteers who made my nice cozy snuggly, and of course my amazing new mom!

Adoption Bio – 03/20/2019

Hi everyone! My name is Bebe (pronounced BeeBee), and I am the most recent addition to the Safe Place for Pets family. My story is different than that of most Safe Place cats though, because my mom is alive and well! But first let’s get the usual details out of the way. I’m a 13-year-old female spayed black domestic longhair with claws and huge green eyes. I say that I’m black because that’s what most people would call me, but if you look closely at my pictures, you’ll see that I am almost sable-colored. A lot of people don’t realize it, but if you look at even the blackest of cats in the sun, you can see a hint of brown. But my gorgeous coat shows those undertones even more beautifully than most.

Back to why my story is different than most, I am a Safe Place for Pets alumnus. Mom adopted me and my bonded pal Sheeba from Safe Place six years ago. Sadly, we lost Sheeba a few years back, which made both me and Mom really sad 😿. But Sheeba and I weren’t the only two cats in the family, and that’s the heart of the problem. The other cats don’t like me and I don’t like them! But there are more of them than there are of me, and after Sheeba died they started picking on me. If you’ve ever been bullied you’ll understand how I felt. Mom tried everything to get them to leave me alone, but nothing worked. She kept telling me that if I would only stand up for myself and give them a whack they’d leave me alone, but that’s not my nature. So I stayed away as much as possible, and after a while I started hiding in the basement to get away from them. I didn’t like it, but at least I wasn’t being picked on! Eventually Mom gave me a bedroom of my own, and that has made things much better. I have my own big bed to lie on and there’s a nice window for the sun to come through. Mom visits me and plays with me several times a day, and I’ve started acting more like my old self. But I still spend most of my time alone and finally, after wrestling with herself for a while, Mom came to the difficult conclusion that the most loving thing for her to do would be to give me back to Safe Place for Pets in hopes that I can find a furr-ever home with no other cats. Thank goodness that that is always an option with Safe Place, even years after a cat or dog has been adopted!

So if you love cats but don’t have one, I would be a wonderful addition to your family. I’m fine with dogs; Mom has three Belgian Sheepdogs and I don’t mind them at all! I would probably be ok with children as well. But no other cats! I love people and adore being petted and scratched. I can also be a real lap cat when the mood strikes me. And I like to play! Mom has this stick with a bunch of long twine at the end of a string, and I love chasing it and running my claws through it. I also have a lot of fun playing with balls.

As much as I love Mom and she loves me, I agree with her that a new home would be the best thing for me. I’d love to be able to be with people – and dogs and maybe children! – all the time so that I could get the love that I crave. If you think that I might be a good fit for you, please call Safe Place for Pets at 719-359-0201 or fill out the form below. I’m staying in my room here at Mom’s house for now, but she’d be happy to have you come out with one of the Safe Place volunteers and meet me. I promise to welcome you with open paws 🐾!

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