Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any fun or interesting animal/pet photos please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and what neighborhood you’re from or upload to the PoPville flickr pool with your pets name and neighborhood. I can’t guarantee I’ll get them all posted but I’ll do my best.

“We just adopted this little cutie this weekend from the SPCA in Fredericksburg. She is 2 ½ years old, super sweet and gentle and loves to follow us wherever we go. Her name is Hana”

“Ruca from McLean Gardens/American University Park”

“Baker from Columbia Heights. Originally thought to be feral, hence the eartip. He’s way too much of a sweetie, so I think he was a stray. I recently “adopted him” from the street.”

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  • i love all these guys! hana’s expression is priceless, she looks like she follows you everywhere!

  • All cute today, and thank you to the two cat owners who adopted kitties in need, especially the thought-to-be feral one!

    • I adopted an adult feral with a tipped-off ear off the mean streets of DC a few years back. He was completely terrified and would hide from me for several months. However, he had a sweet and gentle disposition nonetheless, never had any desire to go back to the scary streets, and eventually came around. He is now my best behaved cat and loves being petted and scratched.

      • dt

        Yeah, mine were feral kittens (Casper & Kanye, they’ve been on PoP before). They still hide from even a hint of strangers in the house but around people they know they are very affectionate, playful, and needful of attention!

        BTW if anybody wants a ~3 year old pit (female), I know of one that needs a home.

  • In which part of Columbia Heights does Baker live and how long ago was he adopted? He looks a lot like one of “our” feral/outside cats, who’s also pretty darn friendly. Was he one of a group–our big black cat is one of four–or was he solo? Just wondering if you’ve got one of our cats!

    • Baker was hanging out on/near 13th Street. I first saw him at the beginning of December; decided to take him in right after Christmas. He always appeared solo and he’s not very big. I thought he was a lot younger than he looked because of his size, but the vet estimated his age at about 2.

      • Did Baker by chance have a wound on the inside of one of his back legs? Looks similar to a little guy we were feeding. Hope he’s the same one – VERY friendly, really hoping he found a better life.

        • I didn’t see any wound — and he didn’t show signs of having one. He had an amazing check-up at the vet. He appears to be in great health. (The vet scanned for a microchip, but he did not have one. When I first saw him, I called the Washington Humane Society because I thought he was a stray. But, once the guy saw his eartip, he said they couldn’t taken him since he was deemed “feral.” I posted about him in the forums on PoP, to see if he was a lost kitty. No answers. WARL let me know the “stray hold” in DC is 5 days.)

          Seems like there a lot of wee friendly black kitties around! I hope they all find great homes!

          • My roommates and I live on 13th and had fed Baker and had long snuggle sessions with him on our porch back at the end of November/beginning of December. We even thought about adopting him ourselves! We hadn’t seen him since the holidays, though, so I’m so happy to see that he found a good home. He is such a sweet cat.

      • I got a little worried (if I can even say that about a cat who found a home!) when I saw 13th St, but our black cat is decidedly big and is about 4. Plus, I’ve seen him since Christmas, so unless you’re letting him outside I don’t think we’re talking about the same cat! Good for you for taking him in. We’d have taken in our four if we didn’t already have a cat and a dog when they showed up, but with WHC’s trap/neuter/release program, and us and a neighbor feeding them daily, they seem to be faring very well.

        • I’m glad I didn’t take your cat! 😉

          I haven’t let him out since I brought him in. I’m keeping him as an indoor cat. But, I recently purchased a “walking jacket” for him. I figured as a former outdoor cat, he’d appreciate the fresh air. Hopefully he’ll take to the leash walking quickly. Look for me… I’ll be the crazy cat lady walking her cat!

          • If you want to talk crazy cat lady…my mom puts her cats on harnesses, connected to leashes, connected to random lawn mower parts so they can’t move fast enough to get away. She then spends her time throwing/moving lawn mower parts around the backyard so the cats can explore.

  • Kudos to the cat adopters! There’s a small community of kitties that hang around the back yards on my block and sadly, a few months ago, one was found dead. I know they can survive the cold, but I worry.
    When I called animal control and DCPW, they were actually really responsive.

  • Baker! Such a sweet guy, so glad you found a new home with a totally awesome lady.

  • I stopped and petted Mr Baker back in his feral days on 13th street! Very sweet and followed me for a bit. Glad he has a home safe from cars!

  • Adorable! And, as a shelter volunteer, KUDOS to you guys for adopting!

  • I LOVE the animal pictures but they also make me SAD because I can’t have one in my house! Luckily I live around the corner from a PetSmart so I stop by there to see the adoptable kitties.

    Maybe I’ll send in a picture of my fish…

  • Your black kitty Baker and my black kitty Milo have more in common than their color.

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