Meet Honeybear:

Adoption Date: 4/9/2018

Intake Date: 11/3/2017

Adoption Announcement – 4/9/2018

Hi, it’s Honeybear! You may remember that a number of weeks back I was looking for a foster to live with. Well, I don’t need a foster now because I have a wonderful new forever family! It took a while for us to find each other, but it was worth the wait. I am king of my castle. And what a castle! We are nestled right against the mountain and there are loads of windows where I can sit and look out if I want. Deer frequently come wandering through our back yard and although I don’t particularly like them, they seem fascinated by me. I don’t go outside of course, because there are other critters in the area that might be interested in me for much different reasons!

My family consists of my mom and dad as well as my human sister Cassie. She is the reason that I am here! You see, the three of them lost their beloved cat Xavier (they called him Xavie) a year or so ago. They were devastated, and it took Mom a long time to get over his loss. Cassie, on the other hand, has been ready for a while, but was considerate enough not to push Mom. But…when she saw me on the Safe Place for Pets website, she was captivated. First of all, I look almost identical to Xavie! I can tell you that for a fact because Cassie, who is a wonderful artist, painted a picture of him! But it was also my sweet loving nature that caught her attention. She watched me for weeks, hoping that I wouldn’t be snatched up, before asking Mom if she’d be willing to take a look at me. She did, and the rest is history.

I need to tell you something absolutely wonderful about my new family. You see, I am deaf. That’s part of why the folks at Safe Place for Pets were looking for a foster for me. I was always being startled by the other cats at the Welcome Center because they would come up behind me without my realizing it. I’d jump and turn around and hiss at them, and it got to the point where I was being mean to them. I loved to cuddle with the Safe Place volunteers, but being around other cats just wasn’t working. The reason I’m telling you this is because Mom and Dad and Cassie understand what a problem being deaf is for me and go out of their way to show me how much they love me in ways that I can understand. They always make sure not to come up behind me and startle me, and if I am facing away from them when they leave a room they make a point of letting me know that they are going so that I don’t suddenly find myself in the room all by myself. They also hold me up to their throats while talking to me so that I can feel them tell me that they love me!  I mentioned that Cassie is a wonderful artist, but she also plays the piano beautifully and will let me lie on the top of the piano when she plays so that I can feel the music. Do you see why I say that they are wonderful and that they were more than worth the wait?  I’m in heaven!

I’d like to thank some folks before I sign off. First, a big thank you to Cook Veterinary Hospital (a Safe Place partner vet) for taking good care of me and making sure that I was healthy and ready to come to my new home thank you too to the volunteers at the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center for taking such good and loving care of me as well as the volunteers who made me my cozy snuggly blanket. And finally, a huge thank you and big Honeybear hug to my wonderful, wonderful new family for letting me into their hearts.

Adoption Bio – 11/3/2017


Hi there, my name is Honeybear. I’m not new to the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center; I’ve been here since November. For some reason, no one has snatched me up yet, which surprises everyone, including me, because I’m a real lover. I love to snuggle and be petted, and I used to adore sleeping with my mom.

The thing is, I really, really don’t like other cats. Sometimes I don’t bother them, but I have to admit that most time I’m a real bully. One of the Safe Place volunteers joked that I really need to be King of my Castle because here at the Welcome Center I tend to rule with an iron paw – more like Ivan (or Honeybear?) the Terrible.

That’s why I really need to find a foster home with no other cats. I might be ok around dogs; I’m not sure. And I do like children!. I can’t really change my nature, but the Safe Place volunteers say that I am causing stress for the other cats at the Welcome Center.

If you’d be willing to give me a temporary – or permanent! 😉 – home, we would all be grateful. Just call Safe Place at 359-0201 or email them at info@safeplacepets.org.


Hi, do you need a cuddle? Or maybe a lap warmer? A big fluffy kitty cat to sleep with? Well maybe you ought to take a look at me! My name is Honeybear, and although that may seem like a silly name for an 11-old male neutered cat with claws, it actually suits me. I’m definitely a honey of a guy. I love to be petted and scratched and to snuggle up in your lap and sleep with you. I have to admit that I take up a lot of room though. At almost 15 pounds, I’m a (lovable) bear of a cat. I’m even the right color for a bear – at least a panda bear. As you can see from my picture, I’m a black and white tuxedo cat. So you can see why I say that my name suits me.

I’m at Safe Place for Pets because my mom is dying and as much as they love me, none of her daughters – my sisters? – can take me. It’s been kind of a rough several weeks for me. First my mom went away, then my two feline brothers, Peach and Two Spots, left. So I’ve been alone in Mom’s house for the past few weeks. It’s been lonely! I don’t particularly miss my brothers, although I got along ok with Peach. But I really didn’t like Two Spots. I think I’d like a home where I’m the only pet. Then I wouldn’t have to compete for human attention, which I adore! By the way, I ought to mention that I also like being around children. My mom’s daughter used to bring her grandchildren with her when she visited and they were really nice.

I sure would love to find a new forever home where I can have someone to love and – more importantly! – someone to love me. I am a cat after all and that means that I’m all about me. 😉 But I promise that if you love me, I’ll love you back. It’s a win/win situation! Why don’t you come meet me and see just how much of a Honeybear I am? You can make an appointment to come by the Safe Place for Pets Welcome Center by emailing them at info@safeplacepets.org or calling [719] 359-0201. Just tell them that you need some loving from Honeybear!


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