Friends of SNAP know that SNAP was very excited to move into the permanent adoption center at the I-75 & Howell Mill PetSmart in Summer 2012. What they might not remember is that our very first visitors were a group of kitties from Emory! Today we’re announcing a return visit from Ruby (ADOPTED!) and Lucy Hurt Davis as they grace our adoption center one more time.
Lucy and Ruby (ADOPTED!) joined the SNAP family because SNAP has a long-standing relationship with the caring people on the Emory Midtown campus. Last year, when a ready-to-burst-with-kittens cat appeared and blocked some entrance doors on campus begging for food, SNAP and Emory staff partnered once again to care for the mother (dubbed Agnes Glenn) and her kittens. Lucy and Ruby are the last two kittens left from last year’s litter. Now that they’ve left the hallowed halls of learning, Lucy and Ruby are ready to find their furever homes.
Ruby (ADOPTED!) has deep green eyes with a dark brown stripe Cleopatra-style at the corner, a cream muzzle, long white whiskers, and toasty brown toes. She is a “ticked” tabby with attractive striped legs and a white patch on her chest to show you just where she likes to be petted. Although Ruby may seem sedate when you first meet her – and she loves hanging out with humans and will perch happily next to you to get acquainted – she has plenty of playful kitten left in her, and a special penchant for catnip mice. Although Ruby is a maniac toy mouse hunter, she is sweet and meek with her human friends. She’s a “head snuggler” and as you can see in the pictures below, laid her head immediately in our volunteer’s open hand for pets.
Lucy was the runt from her litter (we called her “Baby Lucy”), and she is still small for her nine months. Of all the siblings, Lucy is the likliest to be a pure lap cat because she adores nothing more than sitting close to her human friends and having a nice talk. Lucy is named for Lucy Hurt Davis, wife of Emory’s founding physician Edward Davis and has a sophisticated peachy brown nose, clear and alert green eyes, and a toasty cream and dark brown coat. Her legs are striped and also she has the characteristic tabby Cleopatra stripe on the outside corner of each eye. Lucy especially likes to romp with her sister Ruby, joins in bat-the-sparkly-ball with her other adoption center roommates, and likes to entertain herself with toys and anything on a rope that she can take a swing at. She’s gentle with humans, though – no claws or biting – and purrs quickly when you give her attention. She even flipped over and allowed us a tummy rub, as you can see in the pictures below.
Ruby (ADOPTED!) and Lucy would love to be adopted together, and they make such a handsome pair of sisters! Whether they go to the same home or not, they need to be placed in a home with other animals and lots of places to climb and toys to play with.
All SNAP kitties like Ruby and Lucy are fixed, microchipped, and up to date on all vaccinations and vetting. Wouldn’t you like to take home a piece of Emory history for your very own? Drop us a note or pre-apply to adopt them online.