Sammy and Mimosa come to us from the Hoover family.
Our kitty, Mimosa, came to live with us in 1997 as a tiny kitten. We adopted her from Helping Hands Humane Society. She was 6 weeks old and weighed less than 1lb. She is a Burmese mix with a sable coat and points like a Siamese. She moved into our household with 4 dogs, so has never known life without a dog. She immediately attached herself to our Brittany, who acted as her surrogate mother. She has a very sweet personality and is amiable to having her nails trimmed, an annual bath and adores being brushed. She enjoys our friends who come, but she is not intrusive. She is not a lap kitty, but does cuddle up beside me at night when we go to bed. She has many ways of showing her love. Now, at 15 years old, and her life in the waning years, I am thrilled that she can be HHHS's first ever Spokescat!
Our little guy, Sammy, arrived in our yard one chilly November morning in 2009. Surely we thought he lived in our neighborhood, but after trying all the avenues to find his home we found he had been abandoned. So, the question became do we take him to Helping Hands or do we keep him? He was between 1 and 4 years old, weighed 9lbs and is a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix. We decided to keep him and he became our 16th animal in our 50 plus years of marriage. Fourteen dogs and two cats. We had him vaccinated, heartworm checked and neutered. He was a smart little fellow, but had never been taught anything. So off we went to Margaret's obedience class and Becky's agility class at our new Shelter location. He absolutely loved the agility. Sammy starts every day with enthusiasm, loves playing with our younger kitty and is one happy little fellow.
Photography of Sammy was donated by K.J. Thies, and Mimosa by Carol Myers Photography.