Jun 5 2010

Annie’s Story

Annie is looking for her forever family.

Annie is looking for her forever family.

Hello. My name is Annie, and I’m celebrating a milestone this month. I have now been at Wayside Waifs for a whole year. That’s longer than any other cat in the place, they tell me. I’m not sure what to think about that. My previous owners abandoned me when they moved away and for a while I was on my own. Then some nice neighbors let me stay at their house, but they had a dog who didn’t like me, so they brought me here to Wayside.  

For a while, I was really unhappy. I missed my family and I didn’t like being in a little kennel. I’m very particular about my space and I don’t usually like other cats messing with my stuff or getting in my space, and in that little kennel I was surrounded by other cats…way too close for comfort! The volunteers at Wayside really tried to be nice to me but I was so uncomfortable and unhappy that I just didn’t feel like dealing with them most of the time.   

Then they put me in my own hug room, and things changed. I could relax and didn’t have to worry about those other cats getting in my face. I’m much happier now. Due to being abandoned, though, I have some trust issues…I’m shy with strangers, but as long as they take a few minutes to talk to me and scratch my ears (I REALLY like that!), I’ll quickly realize that they’re okay and then I just want to climb into their lap and snuggle with them. Unfortunately, some people just barge into my room and try to pick me up or start petting me right off the bat and that scares me and I don’t respond well.  I love having visitors, but you just have to let me have a couple of minutes to get used to you first. Once I know you’re not going to scare me, I am your friend forever.  I love to sit in your lap and be petted. Sometimes I even like to put my head on your shoulder and give you a hug.  

I would love to have a nice family take me home, but so far it hasn’t happened. I’ve been here for a year, and I’ve seen a LOT of other cats come and go, but I’m still here. Some of the volunteers have tried really hard to find me a home, and they’ve helped me get used to coming out of my room and playing. I still don’t care too much for other cats, but I have made friends with a few.  I even let them come in and hang out in my hug room sometimes. The perfect family for me would be one in which I’m an only pet, and which has no small children (they scare me!!). I love to cuddle and sit with you, but I also like to play with my toys and I am perfectly fine left to my own devices if you need to go to work or some other human activity. I’m really a very nice cat, and if someone would take the time to get to know me I’m sure we would love each other furr-ever! 


Mar 27 2010

Meet Annie!

Annie is waiting for her forever loving home!

Annie is waiting for her forever loving home!

Purrs and meows!   I’m Annie!  Sadly, I’m now Wayside’s longest kitty resident, and I’m hoping you’ll soon change my luck. Before I came to Wayside Waifs, I was taken in by a couple when I was abandoned there by a neighbor. They took care of me for six months but then had to give me up because they had a dog that did not like cats. If you asked them about me, they would tell you I am affectionate.  I love a warm lap, am very gentle when playing, and – can you imagine – a lazy couch potato! They also disclosed how I like to snuggle around ankles. Now they have spoiled my surprise for you when you got me home! I am not big on children, so it would be better for me if there weren’t any in your home. (Because it is all about me, right?!) I have been at Wayside the longest of any cats here and would love to find my forever home! I don’t know why I have been overlooked, but you will now find me in what is called a “Hug Room.” You can come in, sit down and visit with me. I will give you lots of love, lap time and great companionship. Come to Wayside and visit me in person. My charms will not be lost on you!

Written by Trish Stinger
Web Marketing Manager at Wayside Waifs



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