Meet Moxie:

Adoption Date: 5/7/2019

Intake Date: 2/25/2019

Adoption Announcement – 5/7/2019

Hi, it’s Moxie here to announce that I have finally found my happily-ever-after fur-ever home! Boy did I ever wind up in kitty heaven: a mom and dad who love me, a canine brother named Milo who’s not half bad, and a huge house with lots of places to choose for games of hide and seek with Mom. Let’s see, there’s behind the washer and dryer (what cat doesn’t love that?), under Mom and Dad’s bed, under the bed in my human nephew’s room, in the storage closet (I’m really good at opening doors), in the bathroom cabinet where I knock things out of the way to make myself comfortable…. Yep, I’ve got it made.

And that’s just the start! Mom lets me love on her to my heart’s content. I’m an in-your-face cat – quite literally 😹. I like to snuggle right up next to her head, and if she’s not paying enough attention to me I reach out with one paw and turn her face towards me to let her know that I’m Number 1. If she’s doing something that involves a cord I get a big kick out of batting at it. Although Dad loves me too, he’s not quite as good at giving me the attention I deserve. He gets up before Mom because he has to drive all the way to Denver to work, and he’ll stop and pet me for a minute or so before getting in the shower. So I follow him into the bathroom and lie in wait until he gets out so that I can remind him of his duties. He’s really more of a dog person, so he belongs to Milo and Mom belongs to me. She has a nickname for me: Crybaby. If I’m awake and looking (as usual) for attention, I’ll meow until she comes to find me. When I first moved in I was kind of afraid of the stairs, so I’d sit at the top of them and cry. I wanted to be down where everyone else was, but I’d never had to deal with stairs before. But little by little Mom convinced me to come down a few at a time, and now I’ve gotten brave enough to come down on my own. I’m even ok with my food and water being downstairs!

As you can tell, I am one very happy kitty, and I owe a big thank you to both the folks Safe Place for loving me and making me as happy as possible while I was with them and to Cook Veterinary Hospital (a Safe Place partner vet) for making sure that I was healthy before coming to live with Mom and Dad and to Apex College of Veterinary Technology (another Safe Place partner vet) for taking care of my dental needs. Finally, a big thank you to the Safe Place volunteer who made my snuggly. The bright colors will compliment my lovely self perfectly!

Adoption Bio – 2/25/2019

Hello there, my name is Moxie, and it’s my turn to introduce myself. Like my litter mate Aspen, I am an 11-year female spayed dark gray and white tabby with claws. I’m a bit bigger than she is, at almost 9 pounds, but I’m not fat 😾! If you’ve read Aspen’s self-introduction, you’ll know that we are almost identical. But only almost. If you will take a look at the picture of my right shoulder, you’ll see that I have a thin but very visible white stripe running up around it towards my back. We may look the same from the front, but not from the side. So there, Aspen!

I do agree with my sister when she says that we really don’t like each other that much and have no desire to stay together. I am much more my own cat, not a snuggler or lap cat the way she is. I’m more reserved and independent. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t also have love to give! I’m happy to come up to get some petting, but only when I’m so inclined. I do love Mom and am sad to have had to leave her. But we really needed to do what was best for her, so here we both are at Safe Place for Pets. It was kind of cool how we ended up here. Mom’s daughter couldn’t take us, so she posted on something called Craigslist that she was looking for a home for us. And lo and behold, one of the Safe Place volunteers emailed her and told her about Safe Place! It was a big relief for her because the volunteer explained how Safe Place takes care of all of our health needs and makes sure that we find just the right home. As far as the kind of home I’m looking for, Aspen and I are very similar there. I’d rather be an only cat, and I’m not sure how I’d get along with dogs. It might depend on the dog. I’d probably be fine with children as long as they understand how to behave around cats.

Like Aspen, I do really want a new fur-ever home. If you would like a cat who is loving but not needy, I might be just the gal for you! Why don’t you come down to the Welcome Center and see? As my almost-twin said, it’s easy to arrange by either calling 719-359-0201 or filling out the form below. I’d be glad to meet you!

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