Over the past two years, Catcon’s Adoption Lounge has helped over 178 felines find their forever homes. For reference, that is a lot of kitties! This year we’ll be connecting even more cats with their people thanks to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.
In the meantime, we caught up with some former adoptees and their humans to find out how they’re doing. Turns out, they’re doing just fine. Better than fine, even!
A Tale of Two Kitties
Winter attended CatCon last year after learning about the convention via Facebook. She thought she would go just for fun, but after losing her only pet earlier that year, she decided it might be nice to bring a furry friend home.
She ended up with two.
“I found a beautiful solid black kitten! My initial intention was adopting one. [But] I had also spotted a beautiful tortoiseshell one and had a hard time deciding between the two… I decided then to adopt both!”
Cubic and Zirconia are now about a year and a half old. Although Winter says the cats were a bit timid at first, she reports they’ve since adjusted flawlessly. “They took to each other right away despite being from different litters! I was so lucky!” Now the duo enjoys chasing laser pointers and, as you can see in the photo above, hugging each other. All together now: aaawwwww!
Madame Tigress De Torbie (or Tiggy for short)
Growing up on a farm, Jaxton has had all kinds of pets — from emus to cattle. And, he emphasizes, lots and lots of cats. He’s an animal lover through and through.
In 2016, he already had an older cat named Pixie at home and he was travelling quite a bit. So when he attended CatCon that summer, he didn’t intend to adopt a pet, but he wanted to look anyway. Then, there was a spark.
“The process was exciting and daunting,” he remembers. “I actually had been going from room to room to meet all the kitties. I had a specific idea in my mind to find a Calico.”
When one of the adoption workers told Jaxton about a three-month-old Torbie, he jumped at the opportunity to meet her. And, well? The rest is history. “She was so adorable and cute, once I picked her up and held her in my arms. It was over, I knew at that point that she was the one.”
He’s since dubbed her Madame Tigress De Torbie or Tiggy for short. She’s all about napping in the sun, giving kisses and nibbles, and snuggling up with Jaxton’s other cat, Pixie. He recalls when the felines first met “There was some hissing and such, but looking back now from where they are, it is funny because they are cuddle buddies and love to play with each other.”
When asked for pointers for this year’s CatCon attendees hoping to meet their new pet, Jaxton has some sage advice: “Visit all the kitties before making a decision, unless you find that one right away. It took us a couple of hours of kitty visiting and playing, but the magic will happen. Just follow your heart.”
Jaxton adds he’s looking forward to visiting the Adoption Village at CatCon again this year. “Who knows,” he asks. “We may add another to the cat family.”
Do you have a cat you adopted at CatCon 2015 or 2016? We want to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and send us a pic. You and your cat may be featured on our blog and social platforms.
CatCon 2017’s Furrever Home Adoption Village, sponsored by Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® will host adoptable kittens and cats of all ages on August 12 and 13. Do you have your CatCon tickets?